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Home Buying in Sedona : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Mar 16, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, state licensing laws are that you cannot work /present yourself as a realtor until your license is with a registered broker. Without a broker, you can communicate with the listing agent as a mother - not a buyer's agent. Brokers are 100% responsible for their agent's actions. At the moment, nobody is responsible for you if you make mistakes. ... more
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Tue Oct 27, 2015
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Cindy Chapman answered:
Hi Zonule,
The majority of the homes in Sedona do not have their own pools as you might find in other parts of the United States such as Florida. If you're looking for a home with a pool, chances are we would find a home for you with a pool. In West Sedona, there's a public pool that was renovated in the last couple of years. In the Village of Oak Creek, many locals join the Hilton Spa's fitness facility which has a lovely pool and awesome views. Feel free to contact me for additional information. Take care, Cindy ... more
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Mon Mar 23, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
In order to make such a determination review a market analysis with your agent, see what the data suggests and go from there; be mindful that is a property is listed on target multiple offers may occur. ... more
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
Chere McCoy answered:
Is it a golfing community that is a condo? If so then there is probably a membership fee. Also, in the last year or so property values in Arizona have taken a dive.
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Wed Feb 4, 2015
slegierhhp answered:
just get it on at a discount to paying too much for a timeshare.

Did the sales meeting, when you did annual on cost and maintenance was like $350 a month spreading out the cost of the "points" for 10 years.

And the maintenance fees always go up...
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Fri Aug 15, 2014
Matt White answered:

Mobiles (like the one you're referring to) are extremely hard to finance. Usually it goes to manual underwriting, and there are a ton of hoops to jump through. Everything will have to check out in the inspection, and you may even get bounced around from lender to lender (within the network). It's best to call someone who can give you an honest opinion before you start the process. It would be bad to find out later that you've wasted valuable time. ... more
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Fri Aug 15, 2014
Matt White answered:
Hi Keith,

Again, if you're looking to sell your timeshare, the best way to do this is on the marketplace.
Feel free to send me an email, and I'll give you some information as to where.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014
Matt White answered:
Hi Keith,

The property is located in Yavapai County. I did title work in Yavapai for years. If you message me your full name, I'd be happy to research and find your deed, if there is one.

Timeshares are a little different than regular real estate. Sometimes the unit is just "leased", other times it's actually "owned" by 52+/- individuals.

If you're looking for the owners, they go by All Seasons Resorts Inc out of Las Vegas.

Take care,
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Thu Jul 31, 2014
Claudelle Johnson answered:

Did you ever find a Realtor that could help you? If not, let's discuss your options.

Claudelle Johnson
CENTURY 21 Sexton Realty
(928) 451-1616
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Lorin A'Costa answered:
Hi Alison - Attended a talk last evening by Berny Dohrmann and it seems to be his opinion that we have a bit of a window for "normal" growth for about three years and then it will go crazy up! And we all know what that leads to. . . . so I am hoping to max the next 3-5 years and this time keep my money and call it! I wish you success too! Lorin ... more
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Rick Wesselhoff answered:
Hi Lori...

Part of the problem with this listing is that it expired about a week or two ago - and then came back on the market. Sometimes the web crawlers see that it came off market and it takes a few days to come back as available. It is still on market in the Uptown Sedona area where I live. There are also a few other good ones in the neighborhood. Let me know if you need assistance and I'd be glad to help.

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Fri Jan 17, 2014
Paula Wright answered:
Yes, there are several lots still available. Prices range from 120,000 (smaller lot) and up, depending on size and views. I am happy to help you find what might suit you criteria.

Paula C Wright
Century21 Sexton Realty, Sedona
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Sat Jan 4, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
You should check out, it tells you the distance from a property to all local amenities.

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Sat Oct 19, 2013
Claudelle Johnson answered:

This property is back on the market for $440,000 as of the other day. I did a walk through on Thursday (2 days ago) and can give you some information about it. Please, contact me directly at cell#928-451-1616

Claudelle Johnson
2370 W State Route 89A, #7
Safeway Plaza
Sedona, AZ 86336
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Mon Aug 5, 2013
Nora Sims answered:
Good afternoon Eladiopadron;
Your question is broad.
Let me try to be as specific as I can. Sedona is at an elevation of about 4300' and receives about 17'' of rain a year with a high desert grassland and a pinion-juniper type vegetation.
Typical of this region are cottontail and jack rabbits, coyotes, javelins, mule deer, occasional bob cat sightings, lizards and snakes, black widow spiders, tarantulas, scorpions and brown recluse, skunks, raccoons, rats and mice.
If one is near water, other critters such as beavers, and ducks can be added to the list.
This morning, as I was having breakfast I looked out the window and there was a pair of bald eagles flying by. However, that is somewhat of a rare sighting. Other birds found in our area are the gamble quail, cardinals, blue jays, hummingbirds, Mexican black hawks, hacks in general, and owls.
Many people are concerned about snake encounters. My personal experience is that in the 35 years I've been in the real estate business, I have never encountered a snake when out and about showing undeveloped land or homes in the more rural areas. Though I am a hiker, and spend a lot of time outdoors, all told, in the Sedona area, I've seen four or five snakes since we moved to Sedona in 1976.
Oak Creek is stocked with rainbow trout, but the water is almost too warm to sustain the trout which are mostly fished out.
The tarantulas are scary looking but basically harmless. My typical advise to a newcomer moving into a house that has been vacant for a while is to have the property treated before the move in. Don't reach into dark or hidden areas to avoid the possibility of a bite. Though I can honestly say that I don't know of anyone who has been bitten by a black widow spider or a brown recluse.
If you have a special area of concern, do let us know your concern so that we can address your question more specifically.
To learn more about my qualifications, look me up on LinkedIn.
Bye for now,
Nora Sims, Assoc. Broker
Northern Shadows Realty, Inc., Sedona
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Greg Wolfe answered:
I'm not sure how this forum works, but I'll give it the old college try!! In Sedona it's not necessarily the condition or the amenities that always dictates the pricing ...... it's the location and potential. This property, and it's not my listing, so I'm not fluffing the answer .... is in the best area of Sedona. The views are magnificent, availability to the town is easy, access to trails and forest service quick, and stability of value high. I've lived here for over 23 years, and this area of Sedona is my favorite ... and many others as well, which translates into higher resale value. Hope that makes sense?

Greg Wolfe
Coldwell Banker
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Susan Deierling answered:
I've noticed that sold prices are rising in the Estados. These are 1-3 bedroom condos and the most common is a two bedroom. Granite countertops are not the norm. If the previous owner did a kitchen renovation you might see them and upgraded cabinets but it will be reflected in the price most likely. Since prices appear to be rising, I'd limit my comps to no more than 3 months back and exclude any foreclosures (appraisers exclude foreclosures as well).
Susan Deierling, Assoc Broker
Realty Executives Northern Arizona
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Wed Feb 6, 2013
Ray answered:
Investigate average sq ft price for comperable condos sold in this complex.
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