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.

No matter what your mood after the Presidential election, the Sedona real estate market has something to lift your spirits and be thankful for. Both residential and vacant land sales are up in terms of unit sales but the Sedona and VOC zip codes are behaving somewhat differently, so let’s look at them individually.

They say it’s a scary time of year. Ghosts, goblins, walking skeletons and walking dead…even Hill and Don. We always have our ‘hallowed evening’ during the Scorpio time of year, as well as ‘all souls days.’

Scorpio rules the veil between life and death, as life is actually eternal; dark and light; transformation, as in shedding an old skin like a snake that already has a new skin ready to go; and rising like the phoenix from the ashes.

Experience amazing plein air painting at some of Sedona’s most beautiful locations.

Sedona Arts Center’s annual Plein Air Festival is in full swing through October 22 with dozens of artists exploring our community creating, painting, and making new art! Three Festival Paint-outs, free and open to the public, will feature 30 notable American artists—creating unique pictures live and on the spot. The public is invited to L’Auberge de Sedona, Seven Canyons Resort, and Uptown Sedona to meet world-class artists and enjoy new painting as it is being created. At the end of each Paint-out event, the artists will frame and present the works for sale on the easels they used to paint. Each event features awards provided by Gamblin Oils and Guerrilla Painter. Don’t miss these three wonderful opportunities to connect with Sedona’s growing plein air identity.

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