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Cedar City Festivals...Cedar City Livestock and Heritage Festival.... - 10/31/10 02:52 PM
Yesterday morning there was a parade in Cedar City. It is celebrating our livestock industry and that impact on our community heritage. It is part of the Livestock and Heritage Festival. There are other activities involved with the festivities, I am only writing about the parade from yesterday. We were fortunate, the weather that promised rain, held until the parade was over to begin. In fact, the sun was shining and it was a gorgeous late October morning. Comfortable, without being too chilly. The parade as the name implies, is a homage to days gone by and an industry that is (13 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions...Bella Monte... - 10/29/10 07:36 PM
Bella Monte is a subdivision of town homes. It is a PUD. They are around 1400 square feet, and really are upcsale as town homes go. They were built in 2007, they are 3 bedroom 2 bath town homes. Most have solid surface counter tops. There are currently 3 homes listed for sale in Bella Monte ranging in price from $84,000 to $119,000. There have been a few short sales and foreclosures in Bella Monte, but overall it is a really nice subdivision. It is located on the Northwest side of town near Interstate 15 Here are some photos:
Front (7 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions....Grant... - 10/29/10 07:18 PM
The Grant Subdivision is another mixed subdivision. There is a mix of detached single family homes with some duplexes. The Grant Subdivision was built in the mid 1990's. There are quite a lot of investor owners in this particular subdivision. There is currently one single family detached home listed for sale in the MLS at $95,000. The Grant Subdivision is located near the hospital West of Main Street.
Detached Single Family Home in The Grant Subdivision
Nice Shade Tree in front of this home in the Grant Subdivision
Duplex in the Grant Subdivision Grant is a smaller subdivision (0 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions...Del Sol.... - 10/28/10 06:49 PM
The Del Sol Subdivision is South of the Cove Ridge Subdivision. It is a smaller subdivision of custom homes. It was built in the early 2000's. These are really nice homes. It is a very stable subdivision, in fact there are no homes listed for sale currently, and have only had 1 home sell in the past year. These are typically on slightly larger lots .3 up to .5 of an acre, and most of the homes offer views. Here are a couple of homes:
Del Sol Home
Del Sol Home. This home was actually a winner in the (9 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions...The Cove.... - 10/28/10 06:37 PM
The Cove Subdivision is a mature subdivision built in the early to mid 1980's. It is made up of single family detached homes. It is still a very nice subdivision. Homes vary in size, and as the subdivision was built in phases, there are some homes that are a lot newer than the original homes. There are currently 5 homes listed for sale in our MLS in the Cove Subdivision, they range in price from $97,099 to $298,900. There is a pretty good range in the size of homes available in the cove as the home listed for $298,900 has just (1 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions...Cove Ridge Subdivision.... - 10/28/10 06:07 PM
Staying in the same general area of town as the two Black Rock Subdivisions, I would like to now highlight the Cove Ridge Subdivision. This is higher on the hill, and features custom or "move up" homes. It is a very nice subdivision with many homes offering mountain and valley views. This is a very nice subdivision built in the early 2000's. There is currently 1 home listed for sale on our MLS in the Cove Ridge Subdivision for $249,900. Here are some photos:
Cove Ridge Home
Another Cove Ridge Home
A Santa Fe style home in Cove (3 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions...Terraces at Black Rock..... - 10/28/10 05:47 PM
The Terraces at Black Rock is another mixed subdivision in Cedar City. It is a mix of detached single family units and twin homes (duplexes). It is a newer subdivision built in 2005. It is another subdivision that saw a lot of sales to investors initially. It is on the East edge of the Black Rock Subdivision. There is currently only one of the twin home units listed for sale in our MLS, listed at $110,000. This is a nice subdivision, like Black Rock it is just off of Highway 56 near almost everything in town. Here are some photos:
Cedar City Subdivisions....Black Rock.... - 10/28/10 05:33 PM
This subdivision suprised me a little. I thought that it was newer than it is. Black Rock is a PUD that was built around 1996. I thought that it was built around 2000, but I was mistaken. It is comprised of detached single family homes that are generally 3 bed 2 baths with anywhere from 1200 to 1900 square feet depending on the model. There are currently 5 homes listed for sale in our MLS ranging in price from $120,000 to 160,000. This was a build out subdivision, in the final phase there are still a few lots left to build (1 comments)
Worded Wednesday...Life is a Highway.... - 10/27/10 06:13 PM
We, by we, I mean Darcy took this picture while we were out photographing the Cedar Mountain Villas subdivision. I immediately thought of the song immortalized in the movie Cars, by Rascall Flats. Only I am a little older so the version that played in my head came from the Singing Bronc Rider, Chris Le Doux. Either way, Tom Cochrane wrote the song that has these lyrics: Life is a highway I want to ride it all night long If you're going my way I want to drive it all night long
Have a Great Day! (12 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions...Cedar Mountain Villas.... - 10/25/10 03:10 PM
Cedar Mountain Villas is one of the newer subdivisions in Cedar City. It is still being built, having gone through the slow down, to now where there are a couple of untis unders construction. They are two story twin homes or duplexes. They average about 1600 square feet of living space and are located at the Southern end of Cedar City, East of Interstate 15, near the mountain. There are currently 4 homes listed for sale in Cedar Mountain Villas ranging in price from $139,900 to $157,500. There are, as I mentioned some being built, here are some photos:
Cedar (12 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisons....Southern View.... - 10/25/10 01:46 PM
The subject subdivision in this blog is another of the twin home or duplex subdivisions that we have here in Cedar City. It is Southern View, and it is at the South end of Cedar City. This particular subdivision was built in 2007, by Nate Blake Construction, one of our premier, local builders. This subdvision has an HOA that mows the front lawn, for an extra charge they will also mow the back lawn as well. This subdivision was built in 2007, there is currently only 1 home listed for sale in Southern View at $99,000. This subdivision was a victim (0 comments)
Cedar City Subdivision....Sunset Ridge.... - 10/21/10 04:30 PM
The next subdivision that I am chosing to highlight is the Sunset Ridge Subdivision. It is also on the South East Side of Cedar City. It is the most unique of any of the subdivisions that I have highlighted, in that it is all rental properties. The renters go through an extensive screening process and the rent is rent controlled. As you can see they take great care of the homes and the park It has an acclaim to fame. The park that I am going to highlight was built by the short lived NBC progam Three Wishes, with Amy Grant. (17 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions....Indian Hills... - 10/21/10 04:10 PM
The name isn't very Politically Correct, but it is a very nice subdivision on the South East side of Cedar City. This is another very stable subdivision, there are currently two homes listed for sale. This is a little unusual, the homes in Indian Hills are custom homes, built in the early to mid 1990's. They are at the base of the hill. As I mentioned there are currently two homes listed they are listed at $197,000 and $399,000. The one home is a lot larger and is built on two lots, hence the price difference. It is a mostly quiet (8 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions...Ironwood..... - 10/20/10 06:38 PM
Ironwood is an established subdivision in Cedar City that is just East of the Bicentennial Softball, Soccer and skateboard Park. It is near the Walking Trail that follows along Coal Creek. The subdivision was built in the late 1970's and it is a little rare to find homes for sale in this subdivision. Homes do come up every once in awhile, but usually only one at a time. There is currently only 1 home listing for sale is at the $145,000 price. The one great thing about Ironwood besides it's location, is the mature shade trees. It is very much an (9 comments)
Somewhat Worded Wednesday..... - 10/20/10 05:36 PM
I have always loved the photography of Ansel Adams, so much that several of his prints adorn the walls in our office. I suppose that when you admire someone's talent, and you live in a scenic area with such natural beauty, you try to emmulate that person. These photos are some that I have been playing with on Picasa, to give them the look and feel of older photographs. I in no way pretend to kid myself into think that I can compare to Ansel Adams, he is a master.
Cook Mesa, near Torrey, Utah
Peden's Cut, near Torrey, (17 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions...Countryside Terraces... - 10/20/10 05:10 PM
Countryside Terraces is a PUD that incorporates town homes as wells as single family units. It is nice project that is just South of the Hospital, West of Main Street. This subdivision was built in 2005, so it is one of our newer subdivisions. It has been a great subdivision for first time homebuyers and investors. There are currently 7 homes listed for sale in Countryside Terraces. The prices range from $75,000 for a town home, to $184,900 for one of the single family units. Here are some of the homes:
One of the single family homes at Countryside Terraces (2 comments)
Cedar City Subdvisions...Rocking Horse.... - 10/19/10 07:40 PM
I am switching gears a little with this post. My last several posts have been about subdivisions at the North end of Cedar City, Rocking Horse, is at the South end of the City. It is East of Main Street. It is one of those subdivisions that have twin homes, starter single family homes and even move up type homes. It was built in the mid to late 1990's. It has been popular with investors and home owners. I am not sure where the name for the subdivision came from, I have yet to find a rocking horse anywhere! There are (6 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions...Country Meadows.... - 10/19/10 07:25 PM
Country Meadows is another of our newer twin home subdivisions. This is a smaller development, near the hospital. There is currently one home listed for sale in the subdivision for $135,000. These homes were built in 2006, and typically have around 1300 square feet of living space, so they are not as small as one might think. Here are some photos of the subdivision:
Country Meadow home, showing one side of the twin home set.
This is a view that show the front of several homes in Country Meadows.
One more view. As you can see this is (2 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions....Sage Park.... - 10/19/10 05:03 PM
Here in Cedar City, we have a few subdivisions that are twin homes and or town homes. Sage Park is one of the twin home subdivision. It is a great first time homebuyer subdivision that was built in 2005. This is a subdivision that investors bought heavily into, so there are a lot of rental properties currently in the subdivision. The design on some of these twin homes was unique in that, the front entry was moved to the side of the house. There currently are no homes listed for sale, but there are several listed as rentals. Here are some (3 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions...Willowwood.... - 10/18/10 01:39 PM
Willowwood is another really nice subdivision of mostly starter to move up homes. It was built in the early to mid 1990's and is South of Canyon View High School. It is mostly ranch style homes with basements, although there are a few two story homes. It is also a nice quiet, most of Cedar City is quiet, it is one of our selling points! The yards are mainly .20 of an acre. There are currently 3 homes listed for sale in Willowwood prices ranging from $105,000 to $165,000. Here are some pictures of the homes in Willowwood:
Single (7 comments)
Great Truck!!!!...... - 10/17/10 07:38 PM
I came across this pickup parked in my Dentist's office parking lot the other day when I was out taking photos. It is a really nice pickup, I don't know who owns it, but I do like it!
This the rear veiw of a very clean early 1950's pickup, I want to say it's a 1954, but I could be wrong.
I love the flames and the visor! Very sweet!
Trustee Sales Statistics...Giving up???? - 10/15/10 09:24 PM
Darcy took some interesting statistics from the notices of Trustee Sales in Iron County that were posted in today's Daily News. There were notices of 17 residential sales in the paper. Those aren't good numbers, but the really interesting numbers are found in that only 3 of those 17 are trying to sell their house. Two of the houses are in the Pending Short Sale status, and one other of the three is currently listed. Of the other 14 houses, 2 have been listed in the past, but were withdrawn months ago. The other 12 have never been listed. What does (13 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions...Sunbow... - 10/15/10 08:59 PM
Sunbow is one of the great starter family subdivisions in Cedar City. It was built in the late 1970's and early 1980's. It consists of Single Family Units on .20 acre lots. There are currently 3 homes in Sunbow for sale. Prices range from $107,000 to $135,000. There are some split entry homes as well as some ranch style homes. Sunbow is also at the North end of the city limits, next to the Middle School. Here are some of the Homes:
House in Sunbow
Another Sunbow House
Sunbow Split Entry This is another great neighborhood, especially for (0 comments)
Cedar City Subdvisions....Cedar Willows.... - 10/15/10 07:52 PM
Cedar Willows is another newer subdivision in Cedar City. It is on the North side of the City, near Canyon View High School, West of Interstate 15. It is a mixed subdivision of twin homes and single family homes. It was built for the starter home market, and has, in that past, had a lot of investors buying rental property. Because of the high investment buyers there are currently 20 homes for sale in Cedar Willows ranging from the $80,000 range to $280,000 for both sides of the twin homes. It is a great little starter subdivision. We just sold one (2 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions...Canyon Gate... - 10/15/10 07:37 PM
Canyon Gate is one of the new and exciting subdivisions in Cedar City. It is the Northern most subdivision on the East side of Cedar City, at least for now. It features mostly custom homes, and as I mentioned is one of the newer subdivisions in the City mostly built after 2005. There is a walking trail and great views that come with homes in this subdivision. Currently there are 7 homes listed for sale from the $220,000 range to the $400,000 range. These are beautiful, larger homes. Here are some photos:
Canyon Gate House
One of the custom (3 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions....Fiddlers Canyon.... - 10/15/10 07:23 PM
The next subdivision that I am going to highlight is the Fiddlers Canyon Subdivison. It is also in the Northern end of the Cedar City limits, just East and abutting to the Cobble Creek Subdivision. In fact, it is sandwiched between Cobble Creek and the Ashdown Forest Subdivision. Fiddlers is built mainly of move up style homes, some custom homes and some were upscaled tract type homes. This subdivision was built in phases around the same time as the Cobble Creek Subdivision. There are currently 12 homes listed for sale in the Fiddlers Subdivision, ranging in price from $140,000 to $280,000. (3 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions....Cobble Creek... - 10/15/10 07:04 PM
I have been a little lazy getting photos taken for my blogs this week. This blog will focus on the Cobble Creek Subdivision in the Northern Part of Cedar City. This subdivision is near and dear to mine and Darcy's hearts, as we call this subdivision home. It is made up of starter to move up homes which were built in the mid to late 1990's. Homes here are typically on smaller lots. There are currently three homes listed for sale in the Cobble Creek Subdivision ranging in price from $117,000 to $198, 000. Here are some homes in the Cobble (4 comments)
Thankful Thursday...A River Runs Through it..... - 10/14/10 05:35 PM
I am very thankful for many things this Thursday. I love living in Southern Utah where we have such beautiful and diverse scenery. We enjoy clear skies and fresh air. I also am thankful to be a Realtor, I get to assist people with their dreams. How cool is that? I am thankful for technology that has enabled me to make so many great friends here on Active Rain and elsewhere! I am also thankful for technology that allows me to do things like this:
Fremont River Wayne County Utah (10 comments)
More Fall Colors from Cedar City..... - 10/11/10 04:58 PM
I will admit that are fall colors aren't as spectacular as they are in the hardwood forrests of the Northeast, but we do enjoy some great colors ourselvess, and the rest of the scenery makes up for it, at least in my opinion! This shot was taken from the side of the road in Cedar City, looking South East towards The Cedar Highlands subdivision.
As you can see I got one of the City's water tanks in this photo. By the way, this post puts the C Team over 500,000 points! We have come a long ways! (25 comments)
Cedar City Scene...The Grind Coffeehouse and Cafe..... - 10/11/10 04:42 PM
The Grind, located on Main Street in historic downtown Cedar City is the cool place to go and have a cup of coffee, or other soft drink and relax. We have a Starbucks, but The Grind is the hip place to go. They offer free Wi-Fi, and they also feature live music. Located just North of Speenos Italian Restaurant, it is centrally located, and as with Speenos, if there is no street parking, there is parking in the rear. Come on in and check it out!
As you can see weather permitting, you can sit on the sidewalk or inside! (10 comments)
EWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!SNOW!!!!!!!!!!! - 10/09/10 10:29 PM
Darcy and I had to go up to Brian Head this afternoon. We had heard that this past Wednesday that the high country got some snow. We didn't get any down in town, but they did in Brian Head. Here are some photos of the snow and some of the fall colors in Brian Head. Brian Head is at an elevation of approximately 8000 feet above sea level, so snow really can occur almost anytime. Here are the photos:
Snow at Brian Head
Snow and Fall Colors in Brian Head
Looking towards the Mall in Brian Head...
Great Restaurant in Cedar City...Speenos.... - 10/09/10 10:14 PM
The name is a little different, but the food is fantastic! Located in the Historic Downtown area of Cedar City, at the corner of Center (University Ave.) and Main Streets in the Boomer's Building. It is a quaint, friendly restaurant, serving Italian Cuisine at very reasonable prices. Owned by Fran and Kevin Conroy, (don't let the name fool you, Kevin is half Italian and Fran is all Italian), it is a family owned restaurant, one of their daughters is the chef another is the hostess. We have eaten there a couple of times, and have yet to be disappointed! The entrees (4 comments)
Cedar City Subdivisions....Bladens Diamond Hills - 10/09/10 09:31 PM
Last Spring I started a series of blogs about Subdivisions in the Cedar City area. For some reason, I haven't done a blog on this series for several months. Today I wish to re open that series of blogs with a blog about a really nice subdivision on the East Side of Cedar City. This subdivision is a small one, only a couple of streets with a dozen or so homes. These homes are mostly custom homes, it is very nice subdivision, one that I would live in if we were able to. There is currently only one home listed for (4 comments)
These numbers focus on Brian Head, our resort town. These sales are mostly condos and cabins. Brian Head is a resort East of Parowan and Cedar City near Cedar Breaks National Monument. It is still in Iron County, it boasts an elevation of over 8000 feet. There are year round activities in Brian Head, not just skiing. It is situated in and near some of the most beautiful scenery in Southern Utah. Brian Head third Quarter Stats Area 7 July 1 to September 30 2010
As you can see the sales numbers this past quarter have been great! The (8 comments)
Third Quarter Sales Statistics Kanarraville and New Harmony... - 10/07/10 05:55 PM
Continuing with the sales statistic in our area, these numbers focus on the Kanarraville and New Harmony areas. Kanarraville is in Iron County, South of Cedar City. New Harmony is actually in Washinton County, just over the County Boundry Line. These communities are near the Kolob Canyon Part of Zion National Park Kanarraville and New Harmony third Quarter Stats Area 3 July 1 to September 30 2010
These Communities feature many custom built homes, many of which are on acreage. The big change here is still the prices of homes that have sold. It may take several years to get (0 comments)
These are rural communties that are nestled near the mountains.
This is a photo of a house in Parowan that we sold this summer.
Third Quarter Sales Statistics Enoch and Unicorporated Iron County.... - 10/05/10 05:10 PM
These are the Third Quarter Sales Statistics for the City of Enoch and the unicorporated parts of Iron County that are addressed on the Cedar City grid. There are some nice trends tracking with these numbers we have climbed almost back to the 2007 sales volume numbers. As you can see, the prices have started to climb back up as well. This is a good trend. The Days on Market have significantly increased. Third Quarter Stats for Enoch, and Unicorporated Iron County (Cedar City address grid) 2010
Besides the City of Enoch, there are several great subdivisions that are included (7 comments)
These are the sales numbers for Cedar City for the third quarter. I am surprised that the numbers have actually declined since the market began it’s slow down in 2007. It shows that 2008 & 2009 are nearly the same in sales for the quarter, but we see a decrease of 11 from 2009 to 2010 which is significant. This is for sales inside of Cedar City, it doesn’t include any unicorporated areas. Third Quarter Stats Cedar City incorporated 2010
House in the Sunset Canyon Subdivison, Cedar City, Utah (3 comments)
Iron County Third Quarter Sales Statistics..... - 10/05/10 04:45 PM
I have been putting together the statistics from the third quarter of this year and found some interesting things when compared to previous years. After the slowdown in the market whch began in 2007 we have seen the drop then the steady increase in sales volume. I was also surprised by the hump effect in average sold prices. I realize that 2009 will be skewed by the $1.399Million sale. Things appear to be getting better. I also recognize that this year may be skewed by the tax credit, so the numbers may be a little higher than they may have (0 comments)
Monday's Musings....... - 10/04/10 05:34 PM
Well it is raining here in Cedar City today. The first song that popped into my head was "Rainy Days and Mondays" by the Carpenters. I guess that makes me old, a lot of young people today don't know who the Carpenters were, unless we're talking about the guys that build things like houses. It really isn't an appropriate song, because I am welcoming the rain. We really need it to rain for a few days to get some of these wildfires out. It really feels a lot more like a Spring Day than it does an autumn day. This is (15 comments)
Scenic Saturday...One more Time.... - 10/02/10 05:28 PM
This is something that I was playing with after reading a blog several weeks ago by Russel Ray, in which he suggested photographing historical buildings in black and white to add historical context to them. This is especially true if you are listing a historical home or even an older home from say, the 1950's. It appeals to the nostalgia that most of us feel. This photo is of the City Hall in Cedar City, it used to be the Post Office:
Without the traffic lights and the cars, this may have been taken yesterday or a long time ago. (25 comments)
Scenic Saturday in Black and White...... - 10/02/10 05:22 PM
This is another photo that I have been playing with. It was originally a color photograph, I thought it was one of the best photographs that I have taken in color, now I almost like it better in Black and White. It was taken along Highway 24 near Torrey, Utah.
I really like the shadows in Black and White Photograpy. I think that it really looks cool. (15 comments)
Scenic Saturday... - 10/02/10 05:17 PM
I have been playing with some of my photos. As I have mentioned, I have been sick most of the week, so I have had a lot of time to play on the computer. This is something that I like to do, so I have to watch myself not to spend too much time on the computer. This was originally a color photo, but I found it to be an interesting photo any way. Here it is:
This is a sunflower only in Sepia instead of color (8 comments)
Saturday's Thoughts...Follow up on Training..... - 10/02/10 05:03 PM
I just wanted to write a post about the training that our office had yesterday in St. George. The trainer was Bob Davies. It was very interesting. It was not industry specific training, rather it was a training about why we fail in our goals and aspirations. He had a lot of scientific genetic reasons why regardless of our best intentions, it is human nature to resist change to the point of our detriment. It was interesting! His thoughts on the subject was that we need to hold ourselves accountable for our goals and aspirations. His example was one that I (2 comments)
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