Year end totals show an interesting set of facts (Not alternative facts) as to where buyers of Sedona Real estate originate. Granted, the data isn't from ALL purchases, rather from a sample size of approximately 25% of all purchases in 2016... and with a sample size so large we should be able to use this data as indiciative of the overall market. The shocking part of the study shows that 54% of all Sedona purchases are made by Arizona residents. The second largest group of buyers came from California with 15% of all buyers, then all other states make up the remaining percentages. An underwhelming percentage of buyers came in internationally - approximately 1% of our buyers were from out of country. So, those sellers waiting for an international buyer would do much better to hope for an AZ buyer - there's a lot more of those around than the occasional Canadian, European, Russian or Asian Buyer. Selling agents would be doing their clients a favor to keep the marketing dollars focused on in state buyers!
From the Blogs
Sedona Arts Center Offering Professional Development for Artists
To help develop the creative community in 2017, Sedona Arts Center is offering a series of free "Business of Art" workshops that cover essential topics to artists of every kind. This community outreach program is made possible thanks to support from the City of Sedona, Kling Family Foundation, and Arizona Commission on the Arts—as well as the generous members and patrons of Sedona Arts Center.
Sedona Arts Center and Sedona Culture Collaborative Launch New Networking Meals
The Sedona Arts Center and Sedona Culture Collaborative have partnered to present a series of informal luncheons for any and all local arts leaders, as a way to share ideas, network with others, and connect the creative community. The first Arts Leaders Luncheon will be held at the Golden Goose American Grill in West Sedona on Wednesday, January 18 and costs $12 per person.
Sometimes we’re in a fog, and can’t understand logic, or even the under-lying blessings. Alas, divine timing is in charge of our ahas. We are just now done with over a month, in my estimation, of slow-down, turn around, climbing down our inner dark ladder to see what’s in the subconscious well.
Right about now things seem cleaner and clearer. Good work, cleaning crew. We’ll be able to see much sharper, because Mercury is no longer retrograde in Capricorn’s serious structures, from traditions and old worn out paradigms, including career,… and what kind of new, solid, reliable plans we determine have worth; letting go of what we didn’t feel was 100% suitable, and building great platforms onward, anew.
It’s the season to be joyful as well as thankful and most people who work in the Sedona real estate market are just that. The year might have started out slowly but it got better as the months drifted by and there are now signs of some dormant market sectors coming awake just in time for the New Year.
The sound of your horse’s whinny. You’re intuitively connected as she slows a bit knowing that’s what you’re feeling even before you began pulling on the reins...slowing is the vibration in the air now. Listen to your connection with the wind and what blows in the wind. It actually is time to pause to refresh. Then the past comes to revisit. This, is Mercury Retrograde, again!
Put your feet in snuggy boots and slippers, and why not snuggle on the couch under the blanket. We have so much, and it’s time to feel the sensuality of it all. A roof over our head, sumptuous food we choose. People that care.
Our heartfelt prayers show up this time of year, mostly, to lift the hope of joy. Who can you talk to? Many places holding close to divine spirit, called churches, synagogues and centers, can host people who are messengers of love and hope.