utah: Stats Show Gradual Improvement in Some Markets - 07/27/10 10:02 AM
The lead generating company HouseHunt.com says it believes the market has bottomed out in many areas of the country and that prices are beginning to strengthen.  According to HouseHunt, the most positive news is that the buyer-seller ratio is almost dead even in a random survey of member agents.  The company also reports that repeat buyers now represent 50% of all transactions.  Three years ago repeat buyers accounted for only 34 percent of home purchases.  The normal ratio is about two-thirds repeat buyers.HouseHunt said 52 percent of it's member-agents report that their customers received 95 to 100 percent of their asking … (7 comments)

utah: Seven Wives Inn Bed & Breakfast-St George Utah - 07/19/10 06:39 PM

Touted as Utah's first Bed and Breakfast, the Seven Wives Inn is located in downtown St George and within walking distance of Main St. and Ancestor Square.  There are two large Victorian style homes on an acre of beautifully manicured grounds.  Accommodations include 13 tastefully decorated rooms and suites, all with their own private bath.  A gourmet breakfast is served each morning. 
Where does the name "Seven Wives Inn" originate? Edwin G. Woolley, who built the larger house in 1873, hid polygamists in the attic via a secret door, after polygamy was outlawed, by the U.S. government in 1882. One … (2 comments)

utah: Sunbrook Golf Communities-St George Utah - 07/17/10 11:43 AM
I know that many people interested in St George Utah are looking for a place to retire in St.George. Sunbrook is unsurpassed as a luxury golf community with superior architecture. Looking outside from your home in a Sunbrook Community here in St. George Utah, you will enjoy architecture even more breathtaking... nature. Unprecedented views of Red Mountain, the white contrast of Snow Canyon and the grandeur of Pine Valley Mountain meet your every glance. You may even catch a glance of snow atop Red Mountain in the winter! Sunbrook Communities is located in the heart of color country and features a wide … (2 comments)

utah: Fun In The Sun in St George Utah - 07/15/10 07:10 PM
There's no better way to cool off on a hot sunny day in St George Utah than visiting one of the city's water parks & splash pads.  Water parks, or splash pads, are quickly becoming some of the local's favorite places to stay cool in the St. George Utah Area. In the past two years, St. George has been creating more and more splash pads - flat areas with underground systems that spray and shoot water into the air and all around. The idea of the backyard sprinkler has evolved quite a bit, with streams of water shooting from different directions … (0 comments)

utah: There's A Storm Brewing in St. George Utah - 07/15/10 10:14 AM
Foreclosures and shorts sales account for approximately 70 percent of the homes sales in St. George Utah and surrounding areas currently.  Just because we live in one of the most serene places on earth doesn't keep us from feeling the turmoil that has been swirling in the housing market nation wide.Sales of new and existing homes did pick up in St. George and Washington County for a second month in May.  Statistics show that there were 51 more sales in May 2010 than there were in May of 2009.A few dark clouds still rumble on the horizon. Washington County's foreclosure rate … (1 comments)

utah: This is how Hump Day should be spent! - 07/14/10 11:04 AM
When I took this picture a few days ago, I thought to myself "this is the life!"  Laying on a raft, floating in the pool and soaking up the warm sunshine.  There's no better day to spend a Wednesday (or any other day in the summer). 
I'm thankful that my kids and their friends and our family has a pool in our backyard.  I'm also thankful for the wonderful real estate career I've had here in St George Utah that helped give them the pool.  I'm thankful for the wonderful trips we've been able to take together because of my great … (7 comments)

utah: Tuacahn Saturday Market-All Summer Long in St. George Utah - 07/10/10 01:51 PM

The Tuacahn Saturday Market is a great place to spend a lazy weekend morning.  Admission is free and there's always some fun entertainment. Their hours are 9:00 am to 1:00 pm every Saturday beginning on April 3rd.  Visitors can stroll along the tree lined street and listen to the babbling sounds of water as it rolls down the walkway. There are displays by local artists, local painters and crafters. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are available for purchase as well as weekly co-op baskets filled to the rim with favorites. From 9:00-11:00am visitors can purchase breakfast complete with pancakes, bacon and … (2 comments)

utah: St. George Utah Area Market Conditions-7/2/10 - 07/02/10 11:32 AM
This is a snapshot of the current real estate market conditions as well as historical information over the last two years in Washington County.
As you can see, our inventory remains high while sales continue to be sluggish.
 

As of 7/2/10 there are currently 2700 active listings, 433 new listings, 242 sold listings and 11.16 months of inventory. Average days on the market is 119.
Average list price is $298,008
Median list price is $200,000
Average sale price is $192,723
Median sales price is $168,000
 
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utah: Fourth of July Celebration in St. George - 06/30/10 10:37 AM
St. George Utah is a great place to spend the 4th of July weekend and experience our celebration in the desert. Festivities start at 7:30 am on Saturday, July 3rd, with a home cooked breakfast at Vernon Worthen park located at 200 S. 400 E, St. George Ut.  Breakfast costs $5.00 per adult, $3.00 per child (12 and under).  Enjoy the day at the park with your family and friends. Be sure to bring along a blanket to enjoy relaxing under the shade trees. There will be booths selling crafts and other goods, food booths, organized games through out the day, … (1 comments)

utah: McArthur Heights home with mother-in-law quarters in St. George Utah - 06/29/10 10:47 AM
Close to Schools! Great for Families … (3 comments)

utah: Well Kept Local Secret-Snow Canyon State Park - 06/28/10 10:59 AM
Snow Canyon State Park is a 7,400 acre scenic park tucked amid lava flows and soaring sandstone cliffs in a strikingly colorful desert environment located just 11 miles from St. George Utah.   It is situated in the 62,000 acre Red Cliffs Desert Reserve which was established to protect the federally listed desert tortoise and it's habitat.  Activities include hiking, nature studies, wildlife viewing, camping and ranger talks.  There are more than 18 miles of hiking trails, a three-mile paved walking/biking trail and over five miles of equestrian trails. The park was created in 1959 and has a long history of … (1 comments)

utah: St. George Utah Has Some Fabulous Splash Pad-Water Parks to Cool off in this Summer! - 06/23/10 01:27 PM
Water parks, or splash pads, are quickly becoming the hottest places to stay cool in the St. George Utah Area. In the past two years, St. George has been creating more and more splash pads - flat areas with underground systems that spray and shoot water into the air and all around. The idea of the backyard sprinkler has evolved quite a bit, with streams of water shooting from different directions and fountains spraying at varying times and even from overhead objects. With the built in jets, parents won't worry about kids stubbing toes or tripping on hardware. Each park in … (2 comments)

utah: St. George Utah City Down Payment Assistance Program Has Returned - 06/22/10 10:41 AM
Are you or someone you know looking to purchase a home in St. George Utah but just can't come up with the down payment or perhaps need help with the closing costs?  Well I've got great news for them!  St. George City is excited to announce that its FY2010-11 funding allocation for the Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP) will be in place this July. The program offers a non-interest bearing loan payable when the home is sold or refinanced. If the home is not sold or refinanced within 15 years then the loan becomes a grant and is forgiven. The program … (2 comments)

utah: Tired of the Teeter Totter Business - 06/21/10 05:04 PM
Maybe no one else is experiencing the ride that I've been on, but I'm tired of this teeter totter business.  One day our
local newspaper publishes an article about the real estate market making a quick recovery, the next day it's about how our prices have bottomed out and you'd better buy.  Still another day we read that sales are much higher than last year and things are looking up.  How about the article about new home starts, that's got to be good for business right?  Okay, so today I'm reading the local news update on their website and they've quoted … (3 comments)

utah: Parade of Homes 20th Year Anniversary - 02/03/10 04:06 PM
The Parade of Homes' Chairman Rod Steurer recently spoke at the Board of Realtors lunch.  Mr. Steurer shared some great information in his speech about the 20th Parade of Homes.
This will be the Parade of Homes 20th Year Anniversary, with 25 homes on the tour.  Half of those attending the event will be coming from out town; mostly from Northern Utah. 
The Southern Utah Home Builders Association spent over $80,000 in advertisements, most of which went toward Northern Utah.Information about the homes on the tour:
* Home sizes range from 1,600 sq ft - 12,000 sq ft
* Home prices … (0 comments)

utah: Christmas in St. George, Utah - 12/23/09 12:04 PM
If there's one thing that most people know about Utah, it's that everyone here considers family an important part of life.  And there's no better way to share your love with your family than a traditional Christmas Eve service in St. George, Utah.
I've compiled a list below of where you and your family can enjoy one of these traditional services in St. George on Christmas Eve.
12/24/2009 - The Dixie Center (1835 S. Convention Center Dr.) at 6:00pm. Come enjoy a Christmas story from the Bible with songs of Christmas that we all know and love.  This is a free … (0 comments)

utah: St. George Magazine and Classy Closets Making-Over Utah Closets - 11/11/09 01:25 PM
St. George Magazine and Classy Closets Etc. are helping homeowners take control of their closet clutter with awesome makeovers.  To get your closet made over, just send a photo of your cluttered closet along with your contact information to features@thespecturm.com or send the picture to: The Spectrum, 275 E. St. George Blvd. before November 17th. Classy Closets Etc. will be making over closets before Thanksgiving.  For more information, contact Lisa at 674-6214.
For homeowners who are not into contests and just want to get your closet organized, you can always give your closet a makeover yourself with this helpful advice.  Closet … (0 comments)

 
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