#116 – Sedona Cares Fire Fundraiser
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Approximately a month ago, May 25th, three families in the Village of Oak Creek (Sedona, AZ) lost their homes to a devastating fire. Most of the damage occurred when a propane tank exploded and flames almost immediately spread to the surrounding homes. The local fire department responded quickly, but unfortunately they weren’t able to save any of the homes.

The families lost virtually everything, even their pets. The silver lining to the story is the community’s willingness to step up and help in a time of need. Over the next few weeks, volunteers and generous people donated time, goods and money to help the families start to rebuild. One of the culminating events took place on June 19th — Sedona Cares Fire Fundraiser.

We were fortunate enough to attend this wonderful event. After a long day of fund raising at the Factory Outlets in the VOC, a primetime performance was held in the Canyon Moon Theater. Many of the local, and extremely talented, musicians and performers took the stage to help the families raise money and to help take their minds off of their recovery efforts for at least one evening.

Living in Sedona for many years, we still seem to be amazed when the community bands together to help others in need. Whether it was Believe in Ashley or any of the other numerous supporting events, Sedona seems to come together to help their own. Of all the reasons we have listed to live in Sedona so far, the strong sense of compassion and cohesiveness make this area more livable than any of the spectacular vistas and other attractions. We are proud to be Sedona residents!

If you are living in a town or an area where you feel you are just another number, maybe it’s time to consider moving to the Community of Sedona, AZ. Give us a call at 928.821.3508 or at our office at 928.282.4166 ext. 253. or send us an email. We would love to tell you about Sedona and help you become apart of this great place. Start your search today by looking for Sedona Real Estate or Homes in the Village of Oak Creek. We look forward to helping you become a valuable asset to our community.

#113 – Sedona Golf Clinics Only $10
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Golf in Sedona… worth every penny! Sedona residents sometimes forget to realize just how good we have it here. Living in such a beautiful place with incredible community amenities, the golf courses in Sedona are first class. One treasure that we recently found is a golf clinic offered by the Oak Creek Country Club (OCCC).

OCCC is a Robert Trent Jones Sr. & Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed course located in the Village of Oak Creek (VOC). “Being Sedona’s first golf course, this championship, 18 hole golf course is truly unique when compared to Sedona’s other courses” (Sedona Golf Course Reviews). Playing on these greens currently costs $99 for 18-holes or $65 for 9-holes. But now you can get some practice & some guidance without breaking your bank.

$10 gets you 60 minutes of instruction on Monday, Wednesday and/or Thursday mornings to work on your swing in a small group setting. Even though you won’t be playing 18-holes you still get the experience of playing golf in beautiful Sedona AZ!

The price is reason enough to try one of these lessons. A drop in rate of $10 is hard to beat. Some of the instructors offer 6 lesson packages for $50 or $300 for an unlimited year’s pass. That is a great value for someone like us that needs a lot of practice. For a printable list of times and topics, click here for Oak Creek Country Club’s 2012 Golf Clinic Schedule. This Sedona Golf Deal is simply unmatched!

While you are enjoying the warmth of the sun, the wind in your hair and the gorgeous views of Sedona Red Rocks, imagine living within walking distance to Oak Creek Country Club or another Sedona Golf Course. Click here to browse Village of Oak Creek Homes for Sale near OCCC or Sedona Golf Resort.

Like always, we are available to answer any questions regarding the Sedona Community or Real Estate Process. Call us at 928-821-3508 or at our REMAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 x 253 or email us today!

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate

#102 – Sedona International Film Festival in Feb 2012
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Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

The Sedona International Film Festival is just around the corner. If you consider yourself a “movie buff” then this is a Sedona Must Do! Living in Sedona makes it easier for us to attend this great showcase of our area and its culture. The event begins on February 18th and will show more than 145 films that are sure to not disappoint. The highly desired event will conclude on February 26th.

Festival Passes are expected to increase in price as we get closer to the event. We suggest that you buy your passes ASAP, while they are still on sale. That way you will guarantee your spot(s) and you will get the best price available. Please click the following link for more information about tickets and scheduling: Sedona International Film Festival.

Please note the advertisement to the right, featured in the Sedona Monthly Magazine. The whole event is first class and represents Sedona at its finest. You can see some of Sedona’s beauty demonstrated in their beautifully designed poster. We are very impressed by the designers behind the Sedona International Film Festival! A great slogan… “Where the Red Carpet meets the Red Rocks”…

Living within Red Rock Country, we are exposed to numerous festivals. If you find yourself in town for the Film Festival and have a desire to Search for Sedona Property, please let us know. We would be more than happy to give you a tour and to educate you on the Sedona Real Estate Market. We are well versed in the Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek inventory. If you are looking for a new Sedona Vacation Home, or maybe a place to retire to, we are happy to show you what our area has to offer in one of our various Sedona Neighborhoods.

If you would like to begin your search online please click the following links for direct access to ever-updating lists of West Sedona Real Estate for Sale & Village of Oak Creek Homes for Sale. As always, we are available at 928-821-3508 or 928-282-4166 ext. 253.

Good Luck & Enjoy the Festival!

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate.

 

#101 – New Year’s Resolutions
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

As we begin the New Year, we have taken time to reflect on 2011. After some thought, there is plenty we would like to improve on in 2012. Sedona AZ is notorious for new beginnings and/or an ideal place to make changes in your life. We feel lucky we get a chance to regroup in such a great place.

We have routinely discussed how we feel Sedona’s culture and outdoor-friendly community is plenty of a reason to live in this gorgeous town. As we took time to decide on our New Year’s Resolutions, we determined 2012 is time to take advantage of our town and to focus on our health. We have decided we will attempt to improve our health in three areas:

  • The Mind
  • The Body
  • and The Soul

With those goals in mind, living in Sedona allows us and others an opportunity to pursue our resolutions with plenty of options locally.

New Year’s Resolution #1: Restoring Health to your Mind
With an assortment of organizations to join, there are multiple ways to engage your mind and to learn something new every day. Here are some examples of things you can do for mental stimulation:

  • Take a class at Yavapai College – Sedona Campus
  • Explore the Sedona Arts Center
  • Take Care in a Cause – Volunteer at:
    • One of Sedona’s elementary schools
    • Sedona’s Public Library
    • The Sedona Canned Food Drive
    • Sedona’s Humane Society, etc.

New Year’s Resolution #2: Restoring Health to your Body
Spending time in nature is one of the best things you can do for your body & spirit. Exercise in Sedona is fun, you have countless options. Here are some suggestions:

  • Train for the Sedona Marathon
  • Hike up and atop the Sedona Red Rocks
  • Walk a trail throughout Sedona’s scenery
  • Bike on one of the many Sedona trails designated for mountain biking
  • Swim against the current of the Oak Creek (or for a more controlled swim, try your hand at swimming laps at the Sedona Public Pool)
  • Kayak or tube down Oak Creek or the nearby Verde River
  • Rock Climb or Hike throughout Oak Creek Canyon
  • Join one of Sedona’s fabulous gyms: Sedona Fit or Snap Fitness if you would like to admire Sedona Red Rocks from an indoor exercise facility.

New Year’s Resolution #3: Restoring Health to your Soul
One reason so many people call Sedona home is the numerous places of worship. If you come to Sedona looking for a place of worship that practices your beliefs, 99% of the time you will find one or more places to choose from.

If you want a community of support and the right environment to proactively live out your New Year’s Resolution then we would like to welcome you! We believe that finding the perfect neighborhood is the start to finding the perfect Sedona Home. If you would like further information on Sedona AZ’s neighborhoods please give us a call at 928-821-3508 or visit us at our REMAX Sedona Office (located in the Safeway Plaza in West Sedona) at 928-282-4166 ext. 253. In the meantime you can Search Sedona Real Estate and/or view these lists of Sedona Property for Sale: West Sedona Homes for Sale or the Village of Oak Creek Homes for Sale. We look forward to hearing from you!

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate!

#100 – Holiday Tree Lighting
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

You want a reason to live in Sedona? The community of Sedona is reason enough! On December 2nd, 2011 there will be the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The Event will Include:

  • Mayer Rob Adams lighting the holiday tree in Uptown Sedona
  • Christmas Carols by the Canyon Singers
  • A visit by Santa – Free Polaroid’s will be provided to the families of Sedona kids telling Santa their Christmas Wishes
  • Big Park & West Sedona Elementary Band & Chorus’ will perform
  • Refreshments of Hot Chocolate, coffee, etc will be provided by Sedona Restaurants such as Black Cow
  • Etc.

The tree will be set up by Sedona Red Rock High School Students in Future Business Leaders of America Club and the event on Dec. 2nd is a production of the Sedona Main Street Program.

If you are interested in joining the Sedona Community please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can Search Sedona Property for Sale on our website or view the links below for ever-updating lists of Sedona Real Estate in Sedona’s main neighborhoods:

We are available to answer any questions at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate.

#94 – Canned Food Drives: Thanksgiving for All!
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

In an atmosphere of thanks we feel grateful for our community here in Sedona. Local charities collect canned foods every year in hopes of providing a warm and hopeful Thanksgiving Dinner for those who cannot provide for themselves.

If you would like to join Sedona’s efforts to contribute to a well fed Verde Valley, America and World you can donate canned or packaged food to the Sedona Food Bank at 680 Sunset Drive in Sedona Arizona 86336 on Mon-Wed from 8:30 to noon.

With a community that thrives on supporting and providing for its people combined with the scenery of the gorgeous Sedona red rocks, we know there is no other place on earth that we would rather be.

Do you want to escape the big city and find yourself in one of Sedona’s serene neighborhoods? If so, your dream can become a reality. With Sedona Property prices still considerably low and mortgage rates at record lows, now is the time to buy a Sedona Property! Click the links below to view lists of property for sale in Sedona’s five main areas.

If you have any questions or would like to view a Sedona Property please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach us at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona office at 928-282-4166 ext 253.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate!

#91 – Oak Creek Country Club
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Sedona is home to some of the most spectacular golf courses in Arizona and possibly the whole country. Among the unique courses there is the Oak Creek Country Club, one of our favorite courses due to its atmosphere.
Golf Course Specs:

  • 1st Golf Course in Sedona AZ
  • 18-Hole Championship Golf Course – Open to the public
  • Luxurious Amenities such as concrete cart paths
  • Traditional Layout (Comparable to Midwestern Courses)
  • 6,824 yards, 3 lakes, and tree-lined meandering fairways

Whether you are a skilled golfer or just establishing your swing, the Oak Creek Country Club is a welcoming place for all. If you enjoy golf as much as we do then you will want to be as close to the course. Click to view a list of Village of Oak Creek Homes for Sale near the Oak Creek Country Club or contact us to help locate the perfect Sedona Property for you. We are available at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 ext 253. We await your call!

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate.

#87 – Sedona Restaurants: Exquisite Thanksgiving Dinner
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

One of the best reasons to live in Sedona revolves around our great weather. It looks like this year’s Thanksgiving forecast will be no different. If you are looking for something a little different for this year’s Thanksgiving feast, and you don’t have the energy or the need to cook a big meal, consider dining at a local restaurant then enjoy dessert on your back patio as the sun sets on the red rocks.

Sedona restaurants do a great job during the holidays to offer great cuisine without the hassle of shopping for and cleaning up after. Here are three of our favorite Sedona restaurants and their plans for Thursday.

Our 1st recommendation is Judi’s Restaurant & Lounge in West Sedona. Judi’s is one of our favorite restaurants to visit and socialize with our friends. As a bonus, going to Judi’s is like going to your best friend house for a meal. The great service and extensive menu makes it a great choice everyday for lunch or dinner. This Thanksgiving they are offering a couple of options that will surely fit your fancy. Click this link for Judi’s Thanksgiving 2011 Menu. (If you’re not a big turkey fan, their Baby Back Ribs are some of the finest I have ever tasted!)

If you are wanting a more romantic ambiance than Judi’s there are no better Sedona restaurants than Dahl & Di Luca and Cucina Rustica. These fine Italian restaurants located in West Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek are Sedona dining at its best. Passionate chefs, quality service and authentic Italian décor matched with the exquisite cuisine make Dahl & Di Luca and Cucina Rustica our favorite high-end restaurants. If you are interested in spending your Thanksgiving at one of these restaurants we recommend making reservations soon! Click here for Dahl & Di Luca’s Thanksgiving Webpage and here for Cucina Rustica’s Thanksgiving Webpage.

We hope these recommendations help you as you begin your holiday season. If you would like to move to Sedona please view our list of West Sedona Homes for Sale or Village of Oak Creek Homes for Sale. If you have any questions or are interested in buying a Sedona Property please contact us at 928-821-3508 or at our RE/MAX Sedona Office at 928-282-4166 ext 253.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate.

#62 – Sedona…Hollywood…The Motion Picture
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of REMAX Sedona

Once a small afterthought along the route from Flagstaff to Phoenix; Sedona became the backdrop for many of Hollywood’s original western movies. Legendary actors and producers such as John Wayne, Elvis Presley and Walt Disney spent filming time in Sedona.

Here is a small list out of the many motion pictures filmed in Sedona:

  • Angel and the Badman (1946)
    John Wayne & Gail Russel
  • The Fabulous Texan (1948)
    William Elliot & John Carroll
  • Tall in the Saddle (1949)
    John Wayne & Ella Raines
  • Comanche Territory (1950)
    MacDonald Carey, Maureen O’Hara and Will Geer
  • Half Breed (1952)
    Robert Young & Jack Butel
  • Stay Away Joe (1967)
    Elvis Presley & Katy Jurado
  • The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle (1967)
    Walt Disney

One place in Uptown Sedona that portrays the history of Sedona films is The Motion Picture Museum owned by Sedona Pines Vacation Resort. One reason we love living in Sedona is the unsurpassed scenery. Watch one of the many Hollywood Motion Pictures filmed in our infamous town to see what we reside in every day.

Impressed by Sedona’s natural beauty? You can make Sedona your home by purchasing a Sedona Property today.  Below are links to homes for sale in the main Sedona areas:

If you would like to tour Sedona homes for sale please Contact Us at 928-821-3508 or 928-282-4166 ext 253.

Rob & Pam Schabatka – Your Source for Sedona Real Estate.

#46 – Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Festival
365 Reasons to Live in Sedona

Greetings from Rob & Pam Schabatka – Broker/Owners of RE/MAX SedonaSedona Jazz on the Rocks

In a month full of festivals you must be wondering; if I can only attend one festival, which should it be? We don’t have an answer to that question because each festival is astonishingly unique. But what we can tell you is that the Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Festival is Sedona’s Signature Event and an unforgettable one at that.

The weekend festival begins this evening and continues through tomorrow night. This year the stage will be set in a new location, at the Sedona Golf Resort (SGR) in the Village of Oak Creek. The 30th anniversary of  Sedona Jazz on the Rocks will have the stage set on the SGR driving range with seating spread across the golf course so as the sun sets the audience will have panoramic views of shimmering Sedona Red Rocks. Musicians from all over will be making their way to perform jazz, reggae, and Latin music “on the rocks”.

How Much Does it Cost?

General admission tickets are as low as $30 but reserved “Skybox” seats are as much as $350.

New this year, there will be an after party on Saturday night held at the Canyon Moon Theater in the Oak Creek Outlet Mall where there will be additional live music and entertainment.

As residents of the Village of Oak Creek we are so excited for this year’s festival because of the new location. If you are looking for a new Sedona Home in the Village Oak Creek, a home in SGR may be just what you are looking for! Click here for a list of current Sedona Golf Resort Homes for Sale or conduct your own custom Sedona MLS Search on our website. We are happy to answer all questions about buying or selling Sedona Real Estate, please call us at 928-821-3508 or 928-282-4166.