st george real estate: Make Your St George Home Buyer-Ready - 12/08/16 07:15 AM
Make Your St George Home Buyer-ReadyFirst impressions are very important, especially when it comes to potential buyers viewing your home. Therefore, you want to make sure your home is “buyer-ready” and in top selling state. You may have already done some work around the house to fix things up but sellers can often overlook things like odors in the home, sometimes from pets, or carpet. We love our pets and are used to the smell they can bring sometimes. However, what does your home smell like at first walk-in to a buyer? Buying a house is an emotional purchase. We attach … (1 comments)

st george real estate: Buying a New Home? Tips of Must-Do’s Prior to Moving In - 12/06/16 07:43 PM
Buying a New Home? Tips of Must-Do’s Prior to Moving InHave you just purchased your St George UT dream home or are you about to move in? There are a few important things to do with your home prior to or just after moving in. Moving is a crazy, sometimes stressful time and with everything on your brain, it is hard to remember some of the little things.
Change the locks!Who knows who has keys to your house? Nonetheless, it is yours now and you want to start fresh and be the only one with the privilege of having keys. Changing the … (0 comments)

st george real estate: St George Renaissance Feaste 2014 - 09/30/14 05:20 AM

It is easy to find creative inspiration when you live in our beautiful St George community.  It makes sense that a charter school like the Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts (THS) would be set up in the shadow of the beautiful red rock cliffs.  Now that we are officially in the Autumn season, it is time for the St George Renaissance Feaste 2014.
What: St George Renaissance Feaste 2014
Where: Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts (1100 Tuacahn Dr, Ivins, UT)
When: October 3-6, 2014 5pm to 7:30pm
Cost: $18
Contact: Heather Carroll, Admin Office (435) 632-3301 or via email
The Tuacahn … (0 comments)

st george real estate: Re/Max Holdings Inc. Going Public - 09/30/13 10:59 PM
Re/Max Holdings Inc. Going Public

Re/Max Holdings Inc. will go public tomorrow and everyone in the real estate world will be watching. It’s an event that may shed light on how investors are feeling about the housing recover. Re/Max is expecting to net nearly $170 million from the beginning. Therefore, they will use $27 million of that to re-buy franchise rights in two regions in the US.
When you are ready to buy a home or sell your home, a Re/Max real estate agent like me, Erika Rogers of St. George, UT, can help. If you are concerned about the … (5 comments)

st george real estate: Home Staging Tips on a Budget - 08/13/13 08:03 AM

Home stating tips on a budget is perfect for anyone who is selling their home while trying to save money. You can give your house an amazing look that will catch the eyes of potential home buyers while going easy on your wallet. You don’t have to spend a lot to make a good impression.
Home staging tips on a budget:
Outdoor living area – Outdoor living areas are all the rave. Potential home buyers will be super impressed if your outdoor living space looks good and clean. If your outdoor furniture is in bad shape, think about replacing it … (45 comments)

st george real estate: St. George UT 4th of July Festivities - 06/25/13 11:07 AM

St. George, UT is the place to be for 4th of July festivities this Independence Day. Therefore, I have found some local St. George events to share that will keep you entertained all day on the 4th of July.
4th of July Breakfast
Start your day with a home cooked meal in St. George at Vernon Worthen Park. Bring your picnic blankets and enjoy a relaxing morning with your family and friends. Breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children. There will also be fun games, bouncy’s, crafts and more fun things throughout the day to enjoy.
4th of … (1 comments)

st george real estate: Washington and Iron County, UT Economic Landscape - 03/15/13 12:40 AM

The Washington and Iron County, UT economic landscape is looking good. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate increased from 0.5% to 6.7% in Washington County, UT. This increase has pushed the unemployment rate in Washington County above the state average and below the national average. And, according to RealtyTrac, home foreclosures are also down again. In January there were approximately 10 in every 10,000 homes foreclosed in Washington County, UT. That is a decrease from the prior month and the prior year.
Iron County, UT also shows improvement in unemployment by an increase from 0.3% … (1 comments)

st george real estate: Mortgage Rates Continue at Record Lows - 11/13/12 09:20 PM

Mortgage rates continue at record lows as the rates hit a new low of 2.66% for the average 15-year, fixed rate mortgage. This is one of the more popular loans for homeowners who want to refinance and lower their rate and pay off their loan more quickly.
The interest rate on the 30-year, fixed rate mortgage is at 3.37%. This loan type is popular for first-time homebuyers who can’t afford the higher payment of the 15-year loan.
After the Federal Reserve announced plans in September to buy $40 billion each month of mortgage-backed securities until the economy recovers, the rates … (0 comments)

st george real estate: St. George, UT Triathlons & 5K’s - 11/08/12 10:41 PM

It’s November 2012 and there will be lots of fun things to see and do in St. George, UT. This month’s events include several Thanksgiving celebrations, triathlons and runs. I have found a few that are great for the whole family to enjoy. So, don’t miss these opportunities to get out and have some fun this month.
St. George November Events:
√ Turkey & Tuff Kids Triathlon: This event is a popular event for many families with children. Event includes an adult beginner event of 200 yard swim, 5 mile bike and a 1.5 mile run. Advanced adults event includes … (2 comments)

st george real estate: Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George Utah - 10/08/12 10:10 PM
Come challenge yourself and challenge the world in the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, UT from October 8 through October 20, 2012. Since it began in 1987, the Huntsman World Senior Games has been a popular sports event for seniors around the world. The senior games are open to all seniors, men and women, ages 50 and older.
The senior games are a great way to celebrate good health and physical fitness. You no longer have to look at retirement with dread. You can look at it as the best days of your life. And, St. George UT is … (1 comments)

st george real estate: Principle Reduction Offered to 200,000 Bank Of America Homeowners - 05/10/12 12:09 PM
A principle reduction will be offered to over 200,000 Bank of America homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments. It’s an offer that sounds too good to be true, but Bank of America is doing it anyway. They will mail out letters with the principle reduction offer to their struggling homeowners this week. So, be on the lookout. If you toss it, you won’t be eligible. Some borrowers could get as much as $150,000 reduced from their mortgage balance.
The Bank of America principle reduction program is part of the $25 billion settlement that was reached this year between state … (2 comments)

st george real estate: St. George, UT’s Concert in the Park Series - 05/08/12 11:44 AM
St. George, Utah’s concert in the park series is a fantastic celebration of music, open parks and family time. This series will run until September, so bring your family, friends, blankets, lawn chairs, drinks and food. Each concert if absolutely free to the public.

St. George, UT Concert Park Series
Arvel Bird will be coming Monday, May 14, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Centennial Park, 301 N 220 E, St. George, UT. Arvel Bird is a masterful violinist and Native American flutist who is known around the world for his theatrical connection between Native American and Celtic traditions. He stirs … (0 comments)

st george real estate: 2012 Homeowners Satisfaction Survey - 05/03/12 11:37 AM
The 2012 homeowners satisfaction survey by HomeGain is in. Homeowners from near and far were asked whether they are satisfied with home ownership and if the price appreciation or depreciation was a factor.
Over 70% of those surveyed said they were satisfied with owning a home, and nearly 28% were dissatisfied with home ownership. Those that were asked if price appreciation was their reason for satisfaction, just over 20% said yes. Around 76% listed other reasons for their satisfaction of home ownership. Some of the most popular answers for home ownership were freedom from rent and pride of owning a home.

st george real estate: Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Home - 04/17/12 11:00 AM
Now that the sun is peeking out and plants are beginning to bloom, I have some spring maintenance tips for your home. This is a check list of important projects you should tend to around your home each spring.

Roofs – Check your roof each spring for winter storm damage. If you need repairs you should contact a licensed and insured roofer to make those repairs. If you need someone to inspect it for you, many roofers will offer a free roof inspection.
Gutters – Spring is a perfect time of year to clean out your gutters and downspouts from … (2 comments)

st george real estate: New Ironman Course for St. George, UT - 04/08/12 06:37 AM

A new running course for the 2012 Ironman St. George race will help enhance the spectator experience as well as the athlete experience this year in Southern Utah. Race officials say the changes are needed to help with volunteer access, first aid stations and pre-race training. They are hoping the new course setup will move crowds away from construction areas that are heavily congested. The new route will also open more areas for crowd support as they cheer on their favorite runner.
Many people are happy with the new run course this year since the event has been established … (0 comments)

st george real estate: Proposed New Bill to Help Prevent Foreclosure through Quick Short Sales - 03/13/12 10:04 AM

There is a proposed new bill to help prevent foreclosure through quick short sales in order to help homeowners avoid losing their homes from the current slow short sale process. There are quite a few senators that are proposing this new bill, the Prompt Notification of Short Sale Act, to address the issue of short sale timelines.
If passed, the new bill will require a written response from the lender within 75 days of receipt of the written request from the buyer. The lender must respond within the 75 days with a specific acceptance, a counter offer, rejection, need … (3 comments)

st george real estate: St. George, UT Luxury Homes - 01/24/12 12:34 PM

If you are planning to purchase St. George Utah Real Estate, there's never been a better time to buy a luxury home in St George, Utah. If you’re a potential buyer who has been waiting for prices to come down, then your time has finally arrived. St. George, Utah is perfect for vacation homes, second home buyers or the move-up buyer. And now, many luxury homes are now available at low, economically friendly prices! With the abundance of luxury homes in St George Utah, record low interest rates and prices where they were several year ago, now is the perfect … (0 comments)

st george real estate: 2012 Economic Forecast from Utah and Washington County Officials - 01/19/12 02:53 PM

The latest report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, show an average of 85,800 Utah residents looking for work. But even with those large numbers, Utah does continue to be leading the nation in employment growth, which is excellent news for the local economy. There were over 30,000 jobs added in 2011 giving an increase of 2.5 % overall.
Although the northern areas of Utah seem to be recovering faster than other areas of the state, Washington County has shown the most improvement in recent studies by Washington County officials.
St. George’s industries have seen a strong return with … (0 comments)

st george real estate: Flip That House is on Once Again - 01/17/12 10:31 AM
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 real estate: Looking Forward at St. George, UT Real Estate in 2012 - 01/12/12 09:33 AM
Looking forward at  St. George, UT real estate in 2012 and it already looks like it’s headed in the right direction with a positive increase in home sales as well as an increase in home values. In the last quarter of 2011, the St. George area saw a decrease in inventory levels of real estate in both Washington County and across the state of Utah.
In St. George, UT, the real estate inventory levels have shown a significant reduction with the rate of sales. A projection on sales and small price appreciation is expected even with the influx of new listings … (0 comments)

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