Sedona Real Estate News

Thanks for stopping by our Sedona Real Estate News Blog. Here we will have featured Sedona homes and real estate. We will also have news and articles about buying and selling Sedona homes and property.


Jan. 16, 2019

169 Lynx - Sedona Lot - Views

Easy Build View Lot Available Now

Chapel Area of Sedona

This 1/4 acre lot is located in the spectacular Chapel Bells neighborhood of Sedona.  This lot has it all.  Easy build level lot with utilities at the street including sewer. Walking access to the National Forest and trails. Wrap around 360 Red Rock views including Cathedral Rock and the Chapel of the Holy Cross. The lot is on a dead end street so very little traffic. HOA administratively dissolved in 2003, no CC&R restrictions on short term rentals (verify). Available now exclusively through Susan Deierling.  $199,000


169 Lynx - Lot Pictures




Posted in Sedona lots
Jan. 6, 2019

New Listing: 295 Mission Dr, Sedona AZ


This is the home features beautiful Red Rock Views of Thunder Mountain, Chimney Rock and Wilson Mountain. It's  located high on the hill in West Sedona and at the end of the road in quiet cul-du-sac. This home is single level without any steps, very private and surrounded by mature low maintenance landscaping.

Backing to the Sedona city park and hiking trails. Bright and airy with wood floors and spacious high ceilings. Close to everything yet far from traffic noise of 89A.  Fenced in back yard and tinted living room windows contribute to the sense of privacy. This well built home has been meticulously maintained. Offered at $600,000.

This home is exclusively listed by Susan Deierling and is not in the Sedona MLS by request.

Call Susan to view this home today.









Call Susan to see this home 928-451-6098

Posted in Sedona homes
Oct. 2, 2018

Horse Ranch For Sale - Cornville AZ

Oct. 1, 2018

Sedona Ranch Lot #3

Here's the information on Sedona Ranch lot #3, aka 297 Loy Lane, Sedona AZ 86336.

We took pictures of the current stage of construction and a video down at the creek.

Here's the full Sedona MLS information for this property.





A brief walk along Oak Creek on Lot #3



Sept. 8, 2018

Coming Soon: Custom West Sedona Home

We have a new listing coming up in October, it's not in the MLS, call us if you'd like to see it.  Only 5 years old and feels like a new home.  Outstanding views and a huge gourmet kitchen with island. Large stone fireplace and stone columns on entryway. Oversized garage. Situated on 1/3 acre at the top of Mountain Shadows Drive.

Susan Deierling 928-451-6098

Price: $762,000

2210 sqft

3 bedroom / 2.5 baths











Posted in Sedona homes
Sept. 2, 2018

Lawler Construction - New Home West Sedona

Sedona – New Home for Sale $999,000

Thunder Mountain Ranch - New Construction

A great opportunity to acquire a home built by Jim Lawler of Lawler Construction.  Known as one of the finest builders in Sedona, the quality of construction and materials will be evident throughout this home. This new construction home is Energy Star Certified & is situated in the gated portion of Thunder Mountain Ranch subdivision in West Sedona. If you act now, you can still make many of the selections - floors, granite, cabinets.

This special gated portion of Thunder Mountain Ranch has only 7 lots and adjoins Coconino National Forest.  The home is situated to take in the red rock views from 3 sides of the home & the great room has a sloped ceiling to take full advantage of the panoramic red rock views of Sedona. 

Expected completion is February or March 2019

Sedona new construction floor plan

3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Baths
2,534 square feet of living space
650 sqft oversized 2 car garage
384 sqft of deck facing views
Front courtyard with views
Gas Fireplace

June 30, 2018

Sedona Property Taxes

Sedona sits in two counties.  Yavapai and Coconino.  County seats are Prescott and Flagstaff respectfully.  In Sedona, the areas of West Sedona, Village of Oak Creek and Big Park are in Yavapai.  Uptown, Little Horse Park (Chapel Area) are in Coconino County.

The rest of the Verde Valley is in Yavapai County.  Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Cornville, Camp Verde, Rimrock.

2018 State Sales Tax: 
You’ll notice a disparity between the two sales tax rates.  In Arizona, the cities generate revenue by sales tax.  Since the Village of Oak Creek and Big Park are unincorporated in the County, they do not have any city sales taxes.

Zip code 86336, City of Sedona 9.85% combined  (State 5.6%, County 0.75%, City 3.5%)
Zip code 86351, Village of Oak Creek & Big Park 6.35% combined (State 5.6%, County 0.75%)

Property Taxes
We generally tell people to plan around 1% of value.  Other factors can come into play besides just the tax rate, like the Sedona Fire District.

Property tax is at the FCV or full cash value assessment.  If the property is your primary residence however you would pay the lower LPV or lower property value. A percentage cap is also in place so that your taxes can't be raised to much in one year.  I'm not sure what it is , but it's low.

Yavapai County Property Taxes Average tax rate is 0.727% of assessed value.  Call the assessors office for more information. (928) 639-8121

Coconino County Property Taxes:  Average tax rate is 0.645% of assessed value. Call the assessors office for more information. (928) 679-7962

Please don't hesitate to call if we can answer any questions.

June 26, 2018

Sedona Village of Oak Creek Home Sales Stats

We live in the Village of Oak Creek (Sedona).  It's a great place that's a bit slower than the City.


Here's what's happening in the Village in regards to home sales..

These are the MLS statistics for the Village of Oak Creek home sales, including Big Park (Zip 86351). 


Last 6 months Sold 93 homes Avg $563,333 at 97% of list price. 147 days on market


Active/For Sale 55 homes Avg $766,387 105 days on market


Pending - 32 homes Avg $783,968

June 4, 2018

Buying A Dream Home or Second Home? Don’t Wait!

Sedona Arizona Real Estate

Mortgage interest rates have risen by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year, and many assume that if mortgage rates rise, home values will fall. History, however, has shown this not to be true.

Where are National home values today compared to the beginning of the year?

While rates have been rising, so have home values. Here are the most recent monthly price increases reported in the Home Price Insights Report from CoreLogic:

  • January: Prices were up 0.5% over the month before.
  • February: Prices were up 1% over the month before.
  • March: Prices were up 1.4% over the month before.

Not only did prices continue to appreciate, the level of appreciation accelerated over the first quarter. CoreLogic believes that home prices will increase by 5.2% over the next twelve months.

How can prices rise while mortgage rates increase?

Freddie Mac explained in a recent Insight Report:

“In the current housing market, the driving force behind the increase in prices is a low supply of both new and existing homes combined with historically low rates. As mortgage rates increase, the demand for home purchases will likely remain strong relative to the constrained supply and continue to put upward pressure on home prices.”

Bottom Line

If you are thinking about moving up to your dream home, waiting until later this year and hoping for prices to fall may not be a good strategy.

Posted in Sedona Real Estate
April 24, 2018

Try This ONE Thing To Get The Best Return On Your Remodeling Project

Sedona home improvements

Prior to getting our “one thing”, answer this question: Are you aware of which DIY projects will give you the best return on investment?  You may have heard a friend at a social gathering claim that renovating the kitchen or master bath is the best ROI, it doesn’t imply it is a fact. Do not use one of those posts/articles you see online (think HGTV) that claim that 'X' project will give you one of the best bangs for your buck. Because, the most effective return on your investment for any kind of house remodeling will depend on a lot on numerous things

Sedona AZ Factors When RemodelingSelling your Sedona AZ Home

  1.  Exactly where do you actually live in Sedona AZ?
  2.  What's the housing market like in Sedona in general?
  3.  What exactly is the Sedona AZ real estate market like pertaining to homes such as specific house?
  4.  Thinking of doing the improvement particularly to make more money on the sale of the home in the near foreseeable future?
  5.  Or even you'll be selling some time at a later date?

However I can tell you, with no hesitation, irrespective of where you are living in Sedona, no matter what the Sedona real estate market is like… No matter what your home is like… Or when you're intending to put it up for sale it … There exists one, hands down best return on your investment.
With Sedona Arizona, You might even believe that all upgrades will raise the value when selling a home located in Sedona. You're correct but may still be mistaken.

Your Sedona Arizona Home Will Be Worth More

In the event you renovate your kitchen, that’s certainly got to increase valuation on your home, correct? Changing that out dated  bathroom for brand-new will surely allow you to receive more money whenever you sell the house. Build an addition... an additional bedroom must add to your eventual market list price tag when you go to sell the home.. Why not consider painting the entire house? New tile or hardwood floors? A new furnace?
And you might be correct … to a certain level.

You would certainly add value … help make your house actually worth more … regardless of the renovation project you do. Although let’s face it, while the choices are unlimited, your budget is not. So, you will be wise to stop and consider which project will bring you the greatest value for your dollar.
But the reality is… the vast majority of remodeling projects cost more than they return.

...But Maybe Not Enough To Cover The Remodel

Most remodeling projects you decide to pursue are not going to help make you any cash. Of course, they will increase the sales price, but many of the items you might want to put money into, will not in fact raise the value anymore than it'll cost you. Quite often, the increase house price is somewhere in the 60%-75% wide range of what you put in. For example … You spent $900 and improve the valuation, say $600 - $700. Or, you may spend $12000, and collect the returns of possibly $6000 - $7000. Sometimes it can be dramatically less.  10K on a roof, doesn't matter, the new buyer of you Sedona home expects the roof to be in good repair.  It may be a complete write off. Same with any deferred maintenance issues, unless you're selling below market and thats not what we are talking about.
Sedona Home Improvments that count, Don't be shocked

Talk about a shocker

Once it's done it is simply too late. At least, for people that don’t take advantage of some thing which will provide a large roi. Regrettably, not everyone does this.. But most folks do not do this, because All too often, people will decide to start a remodeling project and think that it will increase the Sedona AZ properties value more than expense of the project. If they went through with it and they are keeping the house, then it doesn't matter much. But on many of occasions, people are doing renovations mainly because they are planning on selling soon, and figure it makes sense to do whichever project spurs them as the most bang for the buck without speaking with a Sedona Arizona Realtor to begin with.

The Bad Guy

Then comes the time that they happily invite a Sedona Realtor to the home. They want to market their property and cannot wait to observe how impressed the real estate agent shall be. And, often the broker is impressed! But, the home-owner is just not going to be satisfied with the home value the real estate agent comes up with in their market analysis. Seems the work is not really worth the money spent. For that reason, the broker becomes the bad guy. The real estate agent turns into the the reason it failed to produce. it seems like the agent doesn't have a clue… or don’t understand the increased value … or maybe really want the home owner to value it very low to allow them to come up with a quick sale.

... Here's The Sedona Homes Recently Sold

Realtors are often villainized for charging to much commission, or maybe out to produce a quick profit (Let’s not even slip into those myths right here) But the reality is, Realtors are usually underrated and also under used. To just go on and do a remodeling given that you suppose, heard, or read that some thing is “the perfect yield upon investment”, is a big oversight. Going the opposite path, rather than doing a particular remodeling project because some yearly statement you obtained online says that a do it yourself basically returns 52% of the expense, could possibly be quite as big a miscalculation. It totally is dependent upon your area in Sedona. Your property. Your project designs. And a Sedona AZ Realtor will help you discover which home improvements will actually increase the value of your property and definitely worth the money you pay out for your home improvement in Sedona. However, way too frequently, a Sedona real estate agent isn’t called until the home owner wishes to place their house on the Sedona real estate market … When they should have also asked the Realtor to come out prior to startingthe project.

We're Here To Help

Give a call your Sedona Realtor before you decide to do anything, or pay to remodel your home. That is indisputably the smartest thing that you can do to get the best yield on your home remodeling project. Your agent will likely be the most effective, useful resource in regards to what your very best ROI will likely be for that expensive job. It may be doing your your kitchen. It could be remodeling the bathroom. It can be as elementary as a coat of paint. Or possibly a professional scrubbing. No post/article can tell you… and the man inside the pub cannot let you know (except if they are really a Sedona Arizona real estate professional or real estate appraiser who knows your Sedona house, the market, along with your situation).

Questions? Give us a call (928-451-6098) when you have an opportunity. We'd be happy to go over your home, improvements and what your plans are for selling in Sedona.


Susan Deierling Team in Sedona real estate