Like many around the world, we recently learned we lost a Prince (co-incidentally to the ‘reign’-ing Queen’s 90th birthday –purple being the color of royalty).

Last week I wrote that we are angels in training, and since that recent blog, it was reported that the world sacrificed Prince Rogers Nelson to death. What might have really occurred?

As per usual I've got some news for you on the Sedona real estate market - and my guess is that it comes as no suprise to anyone that follows our annual buying trends.  Our market ramps up every spring and loads of homes get tied up with buyers and change hands shortly afterwards.  As of this second there are:

446 residential units on the market in Sedona

99 in escrow with buyers  ( 57 of them are priced under $500k / 36 are between $500k-$1M / 6 priced over $1M.  )

347 are currently available

We can further break down the 347 available into:

300 homes

35 condos

12 manufactured homes

I can't tell you the last time I saw 100 homes in escrow in our local market, so that's a great sign for the health of the market and for both homebuyers and sellers.  We seem to be in a sellers market for homes under $400k as inventory is low and sales numbers are high.  It's technically a sellers market if there is less than a 6 month inventory of homes - and right now we're at approximately a 4 month inventory. 

Another interesting item that I learned this week was WHERE our buyers come from.   The results were from all purchases of Sedona property in 2015.  During that time there were 455 total transactions - and a whopping 57% of them came from.... guess what state??  I know most of you want to say California - but it's not true - they only make up 11% of our Sedona buyers.  Almost 60% of our buyers come from AZ.  It's funny to hear people tell us we should advertise in the New York Times (2 buyers came from NY last year...) or China or a multitiude of other places - when the fact is  - our buyers aren't coming from there.  In fact in all of 2015, there were only 2 international buyers and they were both from Canada.  I think that the myth of the international buyer is over...

 

Let’s start with the concept that there are only three relationships. Three. How is your relationship with God? You may not call God God, or believe in God, but still be connected to your inner loving voice that gives good advice.

We are hotwired to our spiritual source. Once deeply knowing (what I call) God, you’ll naturally be consulting God within, about your perceptions and for your decisions. Then you are working on a healthy relationship with yourself.

Like a slingshot pulled back, we will eventually be shot into the air with farther and greater reach than before. We are now literally in the stage of being pulled back… in time! Can you grasp that concept?

Just as in sleep, we involuntarily surrender to our eyes closing, stopping our forward motions in the outer world, and whether you are aware or not, we dream. We become refreshed, body and soul. What a God-given miracle.

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