Sometimes we’re in a fog, and can’t understand logic, or even the under-lying blessings. Alas, divine timing is in charge of our ahas. We are just now done with over a month, in my estimation, of slow-down, turn around, climbing down our inner dark ladder to see what’s in the subconscious well.

Right about now things seem cleaner and clearer. Good work, cleaning crew. We’ll be able to see much sharper, because Mercury is no longer retrograde in Capricorn’s serious structures, from traditions and old worn out paradigms, including career,… and what kind of new, solid, reliable plans we determine have worth; letting go of what we didn’t feel was 100% suitable, and building great platforms onward, anew.

It’s the season to be joyful as well as thankful and most people who work in the Sedona real estate market are just that. The year might have started out slowly but it got better as the months drifted by and there are now signs of some dormant market sectors coming awake just in time for the New Year.

The sound of your horse’s whinny. You’re intuitively connected as she slows a bit knowing that’s what you’re feeling even before you began pulling on the reins...slowing is the vibration in the air now.  Listen to your connection with the wind and what blows in the wind.  It actually is time to pause to refresh. Then the past comes to revisit. This, is Mercury Retrograde, again!

Put your feet in snuggy boots and slippers, and why not snuggle on the couch under the blanket.  We have so much, and it’s time to feel the sensuality of it all.  A roof over our head, sumptuous food we choose. People that care.

Our heartfelt prayers show up this time of year, mostly, to lift the hope of joy.  Who can you talk to? Many places holding close to divine spirit, called churches, synagogues and centers, can host people who are messengers of love and hope. 

 

Newcomers to this article might not know that the Sedona Real Estate market is fairly predictable - with peaks in Spring and Fall and slow times in Summer and Winter.  This Fall proved to be on target - with the exact same number of sales in October 2016 as October 2015... and YTD we're 12 sales + over last year - making a 4.4% increase.  Inventory overall seems to be trending downwards... within the Sedona city limits, residential listings are down 27% over last year.  That directly corresponds with the average price per square foot jumping 18% over the last year (for 86336 zip code at least).  We're currently at 256 per square foot in October - compared to $215 psf in October 2015.  Good times for sellers and smaller supply lead to shortened time on market and more competitive buying market.  We're seeing multiple offers and tough competition for the best homes, with many buyers offering cash to trump any buyers that need a loan.  

I was helping a buyer recently - and checking the number of available homes in Sedona shocked me.  Single family homes under $450k in Sedona (86336 only)... there are only 20 homes currently available.  That's a pretty small inventory of homes - so look for pricing to rise in the coming months.  The Sedona market overallhas 285 homes on the market of which 63 are already tied up in escrow with a buyer - making a grand total of 222 homes available in all of Sedona (town and the VOC combined).  There are an additional 44 condos/townhomes on the market - but 11 of those are tied up as well.  I'd anticipate a stronger than normal winter season leading into a strong spring season... so if you're buying - look now as prices are trending upwards - and if you're selling - conventional wisdom says to wait until February, but inventory is low now - you might consider coming on the market sooner than later to take advantage of the lack of listings!

One of Sedona's favorite annual events, Sedona Arts Center's super creative Loving Bowls takes place at the historic Art Barn, Saturday, December 10 from Noon to 3pm, for a veritable medley of ceramic goodness and a thousand beautiful objects waiting to find a new home. Over 1100 bowls and ceramic pieces can be yours for $10 each—lovingly made by Arts Center volunteer potters and ceramicists and carefully glazed in their studio by the indefatigable Cliff and Katie Hamilton. Loving Bowls will also feature a silent auction of unique original art and items generously donated by Sedona Arts Center members.

Who doesn’t have a favorite movie? Or favorite TV program. Have you made home videos? Geez, social media is all about pictures and videos. We’re glued to our screens whether 4 inches or motion picture size. Television, film and videos are not just on major networks or in the movies anymore.

Some people are more photogenic than others. It doesn’t mean they’re better looking. Even celebrities at their photo shots have hundreds of snapshots and they’re narrowed down to one.

If you pause and watch, some films of them even show makeup artists putting a lot of white makeup under the eyes almost covering cheeks and both sides of the nose.  White above eyelashes and just below eyebrow, etc., etc.

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