st george senior communities: Social Opportunities for Active seniors in St. George, UT - 04/05/13 07:18 AM
  When it comes to social opportunities for active senior adults, St. George, UT is the best place to be. No matter what type of social activity you like from dancing to golf, St. George offers something for all active senior adults.   If you are looking to relocate to an active senior community, you can search several communities and homes here. Or, if you are already in St. George, UT and are looking for social activities, you can check out the St. George Senior Center.   The St. George Senior Center has a large variety of fun activities for any … (0 comments)

st george senior communities: The Quality of Life in St. George, UT - 05/15/12 06:54 PM

The quality of life in St. George, UT is full of blue sunny skies, white fluffy clouds, green golf courses, red rock mountains, beautiful walking trails, great shopping, and thriving businesses. It’s wonderful living, working, and playing in St. George. You will enjoy Washington County’s climate of warm winters for many outdoor activities each day of the year. The natural landscape of St. George and its surrounding communities provides a small town feel even though it’s a metropolitan area.
Summer days in St. George get on the warmer side, but the nights are always cool. Summer nights become the perfect … (5 comments)

st george senior communities: Arbor Day Celebration in St. George, UT - 04/21/12 11:35 AM
The 20th Arbor Day Celebration in St. George, UT will be coming on April 28th. There will be many events taking place from 9am to 1pm that will continue to beautify the community by planting trees, which will help St. George maintain its status as a Tree City USA. So, everyone is invited to come out to Tonaquint Nature Center at 1851 S Dixie Drive.
The main goal at this year’s event is to plant 150 trees in honor of St. George’s Sesquicentennial Celebration in one of the areas small groves. Planting trees in the desert help with the climate and … (2 comments)

st george senior communities: Flip That House is on Once Again - 01/17/12 06:31 PM
Flip that house is on once again…and I don’t mean the TV show. The Federal Housing Administration just gave real estate investors who buy homes on the cheap and sell them quickly, the reprieve they have been waiting for. In an effort to stabilize the real estate market on some of the foreclosure and low income communities, the Federal Housing Administration extended a waiver on its anti-flipping regulations through 2012.
In an effort to overcome the possible effects of abandonment and blight of low income communities, the acting Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration created the extension of the waiver. Foreclosed … (2 comments)

st george senior communities: Start with Better FICO Scores for Better Mortgage Rates - 11/02/11 06:34 PM
When you want a great mortgage rate, you will need to start with better FICO scores.  Lenders go by your FICO credit score to determine your mortgage rate before your next home purchase.  If you plan to purchase a home in the near future, you should keep in mind that the higher your score, the better mortgage rate you’ll qualify for. Higher credit score – lower mortgage rate   The First Rule of Physics is an object in motion tends to stay in motion.  So, you can look at your recent credit history to find the best way to predict a person’s … (0 comments)

st george senior communities: 150th Anniversary of St. George’s “Cotton Mission” - 10/05/11 08:52 PM
The 2011 Cotton Mission is ready to celebrate the 150th Anniversary and establishment of the City of St. George.  They will begin with the annual 100 mile, eight day wagon train expedition from Parowan to St. George, Utah.  Although the expedition doesn’t follow the original trail that the early settlers traveled, it does provide an opportunity for families and individuals around the area to experience life in a wagon company as it travels along the way through valleys and canyons in beautiful southwestern Utah.   Cotton Mission Schedule:   October 7 – Friday - Parowan (stage & start)October 8-9 - Saturday … (0 comments)

st george senior communities: Steer Clear of Home Pricing Blunders and How to Avoid Them - 09/07/11 05:24 PM
Your pricing strategy can make or break your chance for a quick sale in today’s economy.  There are some common pricing blunders to avoid and I have some tips to help you steer clear of them.  Listing correctly at the right price almost guarantees a buyer will swiftly match up with your property.  Listing at the wrong price can leave your property sitting on the market far too long.  Now, you too can make a faster sale by steering clear of these errors that homeowners commonly make. Blunder #1- Not Researching Investigate past sales in the local market. Many first-time sellers … (2 comments)

st george senior communities: A Mystery Dinner Themed Benefit for Washington County Children’s Justice Center - 07/21/11 01:30 PM
The second annual benefit for the Washington County Children’s Justice Center will be held on Friday August 5th at the Bell Tower Mystery Dinner Theater.  Everyone in attendance will enjoy fine dining prepared by Chef Randall Richards and the crew of the Painted Pony.  You will have the opportunity to interact with the cast as the comical cruise caper unfolds.  It will be an evening of fun, food, class and sophistication as you are treated to an evening of mystery, magic and mayhem.   The show is very professional; all the actors are local St. George and Washington County, UT residents … (0 comments)

st george senior communities: St. George Town Square Gets New Attraction~St George Carousel - 07/08/11 10:35 AM
The town square in St. George, UT has acquired a new attraction.  The downtown park has recently become a hot attraction for young mothers and children during the summer.  It’s the interactive water features that attract hundreds of St. George residents and visitors on a daily basis.  Therefore, the St. George City Council has decided to add to the attraction of this popular spot.  There is now an old fashion carousel ride for everyone in the St. George area to enjoy.  The carousel will add to the nostalgia and charm of the popular park and its historic settings. The St. George … (0 comments)

st george senior communities: St. George to Host the Future Championships for the National Softball Tournament - 04/20/11 09:48 PM

The City of St. George and the St. George Area Sports and Events Commission are proud to announce that they have been awarded an additional three year contract to host the NJCAA Division 1 Softball National Championship Tournament.  It is to be held at the Canyons Softball Complex.  The City of St. George and Washington County are pleased that this area will continue as the tournament host from 2012 through 2014.
St George has built a strong softball infrastructure, which makes the location desirable for events-rights holders.  This year’s tournament is scheduled for May 19th thru 21st.  There will … (0 comments)

st george senior communities: In Fourth Quarter of 2010, Late Mortgage Payments Fall - 03/02/11 05:53 PM

Despite the U.S. mortgage delinquency rate, there’s a note of optimism in the air.  In the last quarter of 2010. mortgages that were past due were lower than any time since the end of 2008.  That excludes homes that were already in foreclosure.
Mortgages that were one month late in the last quarter of 2010 fell to their lowest point since 2007.  And an even better sign is that the percentage of loans 91 days past due and in the process of foreclosure fell.  This is really an improvement in the today’s real estate market and its underlying situation.  We … (2 comments)

st george senior communities: Fewer Mortgages are Underwater in the US - 01/05/11 04:53 PM
 

In 2010, properties that have owed more than what they were worth has declined steadily, giving America fewer underwater mortgages. The properties with negative equity are attributed to troubled borrowers losing their homes to foreclosure, more so than it is to an increase in prices.  About 10.8 million residential properties with mortgages were in negative equity positions at the end of the third quarter.  That is down from 11 million reported in the second quarter. 
The primary factor holding back the housing market and broader economy is negative equity.  Negative equity is slowly declining, but the bad news is … (1 comments)

st george senior communities: St. George Real Estate Remains Affordable - 09/15/10 04:56 PM

For the sixth consecutive quarter, St. George real estate remains affordable.  Encouraged by favorable interest rates and low home prices, real estate affordability has continued to remain high across the nation. 
The Housing Opportunity Index recently indicated that 72.3% of all existing and new homes sold in the second quarter of 2010 were affordable for families who earn the national median income of $64,400.  The second quarter index was a little more affordable than the previous quarter and nearly equal to record highs of 72.5%, which was set during the first quarter of 2009.  
Until 2009, the Housing Opportunity Index … (2 comments)

st george senior communities: St. George Real Estate with Seniors in Mind - 08/04/10 02:49 PM

St. George, Utah retirement communities have been rated the best retirement communities in the nation.  St. George is considered one of the nation's finest retirement areas around, with many retirement communities being a strong part of the community. 
Retirees and more flock to St. George for its clean air, low crime rate and wonderful community spirit. The city is located in the southwestern corner of Utah and draws in a mixture of populations.  However, the strongest presence is retirees and second homeowners.  
St. George retirement communities can be classified in three groups or property types.  The first, and most important, … (0 comments)

 
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