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.

 

Sept. 23, 2020

Sedona Property Owners Go to Sound Bites Grill for Great Food and Music

Sedona property owners enjoy Sound Bites Grill.Enjoy a great meal, hear live music, and take in panoramic views of Sedona property when you eat at Sound Bites Grill. The patio is both pet friendly and the perfect way to practice social distancing while having a meal out with friends and family. The menu at Sound Bites is very extensive, so everyone living in Sedona will find something delicious. For lunch, choose from freshly made soups, salads, burgers, and sandwiches. Dinner has even more options, including their famous baby back ribs. Vegans and vegetarians have plenty of choices, from the Beyond burger at lunch to grilled portobello mushrooms at dinner.

Everyone Living in Sedona Has a Blast at the Sunday Jazz Brunch

Don’t miss the Sunday jazz brunch. Served from 9 a.m. to noon, diners can pick from omelettes, waffles, a breakfast burrito, and freshly chopped salads. Relax with a Bloody Mary or have a glass of Italian prosecco. Solomon Morris plays jazz guitar on the courtyard, and the atmosphere is festive and fun.

Sound Bites offers other weekly events. Come in for Wineaux Wednesdays to unwind in the middle of the week. From 5 to 7 p.m., wine tasting is offered for just $15 per person. There are at least 10 wines to try, so participants can discover new favorites while having fun with friends. Patrick Ki plays acoustic guitar from 6 to 9 p.m. on the patio.

Thursdays are Chill on the Hill nights. A new musician performs for all the Thursday of the month from 6 to 9 p.m. Order from a special drinks menu and find discounts on tapas and dinner. Get the weekend off to a great start with live music on Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m.

Sound Bites Grill is open on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. It’s closed on Monday and Tuesday. Have a fun time exploring downtown Sedona property and take in a great meal, too.

 

Sept. 21, 2020

Go Riding Near Your Verde Valley Home with Wild Western Horseback Adventures

Go horseback riding near your Verde Valley home.Out of Africa Wildlife Park has much to offer those living in a Verde Valley home. Not only can families come to see some fascinating animals, there are also a variety of experiences to be had. One such experience is to go horseback riding. Wild Western Horseback Adventures offers an amazing opportunity to experience the beautiful country while riding a horse, and also to spot some African wildlife including zebras, watusis, and giraffes along the way. Everyone who comes for a horseback ride will receive a discount on admission to the wildlife park. Spend some extra time viewing the amazing animals while at the park.

Riders from Verde Valley Horse Properties Will Have a Blast

All levels of horseback riders ages six and over are invited on this adventure. Riders can experience gorgeous views of the Mingus Mountains, catch glimpses of the red rocks of Sedona, and enjoy the vegetation of the Verde Valley. Choose a ride that lasts for one hour for $79 or one and a half hours for $89. Start times are 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., or 5:30 p.m.

All riders are asked to arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled ride. Wear layered clothing and bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, sunglasses, and water from your Verde Valley home. Rides can be booked online and those who hope to ride with a group of 10 or more are asked to call 928.285.2076 to make arrangements. This could be a fun option for a birthday or team building activity for work. Book a ride when coming out to view Verde Valley horse properties to check out the landscape. Wild Western Horseback Adventures is located at 3885 Old Highway 279 in Camp Verde. 

 

Sept. 18, 2020

August 2020 Sedona Market Statistics

Sedona Real Estate Market Statistics - August 2020

Here's the latest infographic on our Sedona real estate market statistics. This compares August 2019 with August 2020.  The market continues to be hot for homes that are priced right and in great shape.  Don't forget to sign up for a customizable market report.

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Sept. 16, 2020

Camp Verde Real Estate Animal Lovers Go to Out of Africa

Camp Verde real estate owners see the animals.Out of Africa Wildlife Park offers an unmatched wildlife experience to those living in Camp Verde real estate. There are many experiences, encounters, ways to meet animals, and to take part in educational and conservation efforts. This is so much more than a zoo and is a favorite stop for locals and visitors.

Experiences include the Tiger SplashⓇ, Creature Feature, Predator Feed, Giant Snake Show, Wonders of Wildlife Show, African Bush Safari, the Wildlife Preserve, and more. There are ways to experience the park by foot or in vehicles. These are all amazing ways to get a close look at wildlife and experience their unique behaviors. Also stop into the gift shop to grab some great mementos or gifts for friends or family members.

Meet Exotic Animals Near Your Camp Verde Home

Many encounters are available as well. These include a VIP Behind-the-Scenes Tour, SuperMog Adventure Tour, Sloth Encounter, Zip Line Runs, Feed a Tiger, an Annual Campout at the Park, and more. Purchase general admission tickets to visit the park online and personalize your experience by adding on extras and experiences. The park is located at 3505 W. SR-260 in Camp Verde. Call 928.567.2840 with any questions. Know that this park is large and it will take several hours to see it all. Be prepared to do a lot of walking, or take advantage of tram service around the park. Bring sunscreen from your Camp Verde home and it is important to drink plenty of water.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park is also a great place for field trips, group events, or corporate outings. School children living in Camp Verde real estate always love coming here and leave with a new appreciation and understanding of the animals. Anyone who has a passion for animals can consider volunteering at Out Of Africa Wildlife Park. This is a rewarding way to give back and make a difference. Read more about volunteering and find all of the details about visiting the park online

 

Sept. 14, 2020

Big Park Home Owners Enjoy Golf and More at Canyon Mesa Country Club

Play golf near your Big Park home in Sedona.There are many country clubs in Sedona and those living in a Big Park home can enjoy close access to Canyon Mesa Country Club. This facility has much to offer members, including an amazing golf experience, tennis and pickleball. Tennis and pickleball are available on two hard tennis courts and four pickleball courts. These courts are available to the public. Membership is not required to play. Choose to pay $5 per two hour session or purchase a 10 Play Pass for $40. Call 928.284.0036 to call ahead for reservations. Also take advantage of clinics and private lessons through Altitudes Tennis.

Enjoy the Great Weather and Scenery of Sedona Real Estate at the Club

Relish the gorgeous weather near your Big Park home and play a round of golf. The course offers a great experience for golfers of any skill level. Challenge friends to a round and watch out for the sand traps and water hazards. Work on your accuracy while keeping your ball in the fairway and enjoy the beauty of the course, which was designed by Jack Snyder. There is a regular weekly schedule of play. or simply book your tee time online or by calling 928.284.0036.

Weekly offerings include daily Foot Golf, which is fun for the whole family, Men’s Scramble, Ladies Open, Scramble: Shot Gun Start, and Local Yokel’s open to the public. Check out the calendar to stay up to date for the available offerings. Green fees are affordable, starting at just $7.50 for nine holes for juniors and $33.00 for a regular round Monday through Friday. If you are in any need of golf equipment, stop into the pro shop, which is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A variety of memberships are available to those living in Sedona real estate. Choose from 30 day, 60 day, 90 day, an annual membership, or a family membership. Check out all rates and find more information on Canyon Mesa Country Club

 

Sept. 9, 2020

Sedona Short Term Rentals: A Covid-19 Cleaning Routine

Learn about disinfecting Sedona short term rentals.We get lots of buyers who are interested in turning their property into Sedona short term rentals. It’s easy to see why. Arizona has very friendly laws for these kinds of rentals, and Sedona is a gorgeous place that attracts lots of visitors. Many people are discovering that it’s more fun to stay in a guest casita than in a hotel.

As Arizona opens up more and more, landlords have to be very careful about cleaning and sanitizing their Sedona homes in between renters. Having a documented routine can make your rental seem more attractive. Do be careful about what you claim on your website or online profile. Language about “reducing risk” is good, while making guarantees is very unwise. Some platforms have their own rules and guidelines about what language you can use, too.

How to Sanitize Sedona Homes Between Renters

First of all, recognize the difference between cleaning and sanitizing. Cleaning gets rid of dirt. Sanitizing gets rid of germs and bacteria. There is overlap, but sanitizing is more involved and requires different methods and products.

Before you start cleaning, Sedona short term rentals should be aired out. Open windows and turn on fans. Wash your hands for the recommended 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content. Wear protective gear like a face mask, gloves, and an apron or gown while you clean.

You’re going to do a regular cleaning, then sanitize the space. Most experts agree that a cleaning solution with bleach or 70% alcohol is effective against coronavirus. Pay attention to high-touch surfaces. Door knobs, light switches and other on/off switches, countertops, faucets, and remote controls deserve special care.

Wash and dry linens on the hottest setting you can. Covering furniture with slipcovers is a good idea anyway. If you have slipcovers, you should wash them between guests, too. Make sure to sanitize the laundry baskets as well. Empty the vacuum cleaner between cleanings.

Guests appreciate being able to sanitize during their stay, too. Leave disinfecting wipes or other products for them to use. Post instructions for disinfecting so they can follow proper procedures.

 

Sept. 7, 2020

Sedona Real Estate Owners Go Riding with Trail Horse Adventures

Go horseback riding on Sedona real estate.Get out and explore the beautiful outdoors near your Sedona real estate with Trail Horse Adventures. When searching for safe and socially distanced activities, horseback riding is a great option. Tours with Trail Horse Adventures go through Dead Horse Ranch State Park, which is one of the most beautiful places in the area. While on the ride, watch for wildlife and learn more about the history of the park. Enjoy the views along the Verde River, which provides a gorgeous oasis and a home to many plants and animals.

Take a Break Searching Sedona Horse Property and Go Riding

There are many options for horseback rides. Choose Trails, Rails, Rhythm and Ribs, which includes a one-hour ride through Dead Horse Ranch State Park, a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad, a BBQ dinner, and a show at Blazin’ M Ranch for $230 plus tax per rider. For a one-and-a-half hour ride plus a BBQ dinner and show, it is $129 plus tax per rider for the Ride and Ranch. The High Desert Trail includes a one-and-a-half hour ride through the hills and valleys of Dead Horse Ranch State Park for $114 plus tax per rider. The Outlaw Trail is an hour-long ride along the Verde River for $65 plus tax per rider. Try the Monument Loop Trail for a longer two-and-a-half hour ride with a lunch stop for $125 plus tax per rider plus $10 for lunch. Opportunities are also available for pony rides for kids around the corral. This could be a memorable experience for any child living in Sedona real estate.

Group tours can also be arranged to fit your needs. This could be a great way to celebrate a special occasion, get the family together, or do a team building activity with coworkers. Trail Horse Adventures is located at 675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd, a terrific area of town to explore if you are seeking Sedona horse property. Learn more about all available horseback rides and book your adventure online. 

 

Sept. 2, 2020

Celebrate Labor Day Near Sedona Homes at Cowboy Club

People from Sedona homes eat at Cowboy Club.The dining options near Sedona homes are legendary, and Labor Day is a great time to check out the special offerings of our local eateries. The Cowboy Club has been serving up fine steaks and cocktails since 1993. For Labor Day, they have put together a special menu called Red, White, and Beef. The menu features the all-natural red angus beef, raised on Meyers Farm in Montana. Enjoy a sandwich or burger at lunch or a perfectly seared steak at dinner. To better celebrate the day, come for live music on the porch with David Parker from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Visit the Historic Sedona Real Estate Location or Order To-Go

Although the coronavirus pandemic has brought some changes, you can still visit the Cowboy Club at their historic Sedona real estate location. They are taking extra precautions, like taking staff temperatures, having staff wear masks, extra cleaning and sanitizing, and spacing tables six feet apart. The full menu is available. Choose tasty starters like cactus fries and bison chili. For a main course, check out the sandwiches and burgers, as well as brisket tacos, salmon, and baby back ribs. The main attraction of the menu are the steaks, like the cowboy ribeye, which is served with seasonal veggies and mashed potatoes.

Come in from 4 to 6 p.m. for Cowboy Hour, with discounted cocktails, beer, sliders, fries, and more. On Saturdays, enjoy live music from David Parker from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Those who feel more comfortable with take out can check out the to-go menu to bring a real Cowboy Club meal back to their Sedona homes. Whether you eat in or take out, save room for dessert. Have a slice of seasonal fruit pie, carrot cake, or nutty moose cake. The vanilla bean creme brulee is delicious, as is the hot fudge sundae.

Visit Cowboy Club online to see the full menu, make a reservation, or place a to-go order. Keep up with special events and news on Facebook and Instagram

Aug. 31, 2020

Visit Historic Clarkdale Real Estate at Tuzigoot National Monument

Clarkdale real estate owners visit Tuzigoot National Monument.People looking for budget options in the Sedona area often check out Clarkdale real estate. Clarkdale is a wonderful little town with a close-knit feel, around 23 miles southeast of Sedona. Like its larger neighbor, Clarkdale has a thriving arts scene and amazing natural scenery.

A popular place to visit close to Clarkdale homes is Tuzigoot National Monument. Visitors will learn a lot about life for the Sinagua people who lived here 1,000 years ago. They left behind a well-preserved pueblo, which visitors can hike to. Find out about the daily life of the Sinagua people, as well as their wide trading range, for both agricultural and artisan goods. Signs are posted along the pathway, which leads to the 110-room pueblo. The loop is only a third of a mile long, so it’s perfect for kids. You can also take in gorgeous views of the Verde River and Tavasci Marsh. Follow another easy half mile loop and discover a perfect spot overlooking the marsh.

The on-site museum has many interesting artifacts. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the museum and visitors center are either closed or have limited opening hours. There are still friendly rangers on site who are happy to answer questions.

Families in Clarkdale Homes Learn About the Park Online

Be sure to visit Tuzigoot National Monument online. You can download and print the junior ranger activities at your Clarkdale real estate before your visit. This is a fun way for kids of all ages (and adults, too!) to learn about the park. Once you finish the activities, you can turn the booklet in to one of the rangers and receive an official junior ranger badge and certificate. https://www.nps.gov/tuzi/index.htm

Don’t miss the virtual tours of the pueblo, Tavasci Marsh, and the beautiful wildflowers that bloom in the spring. Visit the park’s Facebook page to find some great videos created by park rangers. Each episode focuses on a different theme--from plants and animals to archeology to becoming a ranger. 

 

Aug. 26, 2020

Experience Oak Creek Canyon Homes and Scenery from a Hot Air Balloon

People from Oak Creek Canyon homes ride a hot air balloon.Many house hunters are attracted to Oak Creek Canyon homes because of the stunning natural scenery in the neighborhood. The red rock formations that create the canyon, along with the blue of the creek and the green of the plants along the creek make for picturesque scenes. Anyone who craves quiet and a place in nature will love this area of Sedona real estate. It’s a great place for people who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and swimming. Locals can plan any of these activities at a moment’s notice.

For a really special way to experience Oak Creek Canyon and the wider Sedona area, the way to go is a hot air balloon ride. And lucky for people in Sedona, the oldest hot air balloon company is located right here. Northern Light Balloon Expeditions was founded in 1973. The company has an excellent safety track record, and employs only experienced pilots and ground crew members. Most of their balloons have capacity for six or seven passengers, depending on weight. They have also added a 12 passenger balloon, to accommodate larger parties.

See Sedona Real Estate from the Skies as the Sun Rises

Northern Light Balloon Expeditions take off once a day at sunrise, all year round. This means passengers must get up before the sun, but the views and experience are well worth the early rising time. The company is one of two that is permitted to take off from U.S. Forest Service land. Because of the rough terrain, passengers should wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Bring a hat to protect your head from the heat of the flames as the balloon takes off. Dressing in layers is best, as the temperature will get warmer as the trip goes on. You’ll get to enjoy an hour-long trip, drinking in the amazing Sedona scenery in a totally unique way. At the end of the flight, you’ll be served a champagne picnic breakfast, the perfect way to end such a special trip.

Visit Northern Light Balloon Expeditions online to learn more. Call 800.230.6222 or 928.282.2274 to book your flight.