utah: Happy 24th of July/Pioneer Day Utah!! - 07/24/15 04:15 AM
Happy 24th of July/Pioneer Day - Utah!
Happy 24th of July/Pioneer Day Utah!  Pioneer Day is a state holiday in Utah. It is celebrated on July 24 each year to commemorate the entry of Brigham Young and the first group of Mormon pioneers into Utah’s Salt Lake Valley in 1847. This day celebrates the bravery of the original settlers and their strength of character and physical endurance.
You'll see flags flying all over St George and throughout the state as Utah celebrates it's heritage and remembers those early settlers who sacrificed so much to get here.  There are lots of events statewide, several … (5 comments)

utah: New Homeowner Maintenance 101 - 03/19/15 10:31 AM
There's a lot of excitement when you're a new St. George homeowner, but don’t allow the joy to cause you to overlook the basics. You'll definitely want to avoid these easy to prevent maintenance tips that could cost you big time.
Locate your main water shutoff valve. Make sure everyone in the household knows where it's located and how to close it, in case of an emergency. Water from a broken pipe can discharge dozens of gallons into your home’s interior in a matter a few short minutes, soaking everything in reach, including flooring, drywall, and even your valuables. Water damage is one of the … (2 comments)

utah: Spring Lawn Care Tips - 03/17/15 10:08 AM
Has the winter weather played havoc on your lawn? Snow acts like a cover to your lawn, but ice can be damaging and cause the grass to die.  So don’t be surprised if parts of your lawn is suffering when spring arrives.
When there's a continuous freeze and thawing conditions this can damage grass roots. Road salt also is bad for lawns.Also, the grass along your driveways and paths may need replacement when spring grass should be greening up.
When snow and ice melt, your lawn begins to awaken from hibernation and changes from brown grass to green; if parts of your lawn don't change it will need to … (3 comments)

utah: Having Pets And Selling Your Home - 03/05/15 11:00 AM
Who doesn't love a precious pooch.  Though most of us are animal lovers having pet odors inside our homes can be a big turn off for potential home buyers. Ask your Realtor for her opinion on whether your home smells like your pet before placing your home on the market.
If your Realtor gives you a thumbs up, here’s how to get rid of the smell:
While you're cleaning open all windows in your home to allow the fresh air to circulate and help with the unpleasant odors. Once you have the odors eliminated do what you can to keep the odors from returning.  Remove … (8 comments)

utah: The BYU Young Ambassadors - 03/02/15 01:57 PM
Do you love music? Then you won't want to miss the performance of the BYU Young Ambassadors!  The group combines contemporary music and dance for a fast-paced showcase of American musical theatre. Selected through a extension process, these talented performers offer a refreshing insight of America's culture and ways of life. The Young Ambassadors consists of 20 performers (10 women and men), and a 10 piece show band (guitar, drums, keyboard and bass).
The group is from Brigham Young University and they were founded by Janie Thompson. Since their first international performance at world exposition 970 in Osaka, Japan, they have performed all over … (1 comments)

utah: Spring Cleaning Tips - 02/26/15 05:03 AM
Are you counting the days until the first day of spring?  Or counting until the warm weather arrives?  Either way, most of us think about spring cleaning whether we like it or not.
Here's some helpful motivation. We’ve put together a spring cleaning list for those areas in our homes we most neglect throughout the year.  Plus, there are some tips to make these chores less of a headache. First, pick a weekend you want to spend spring cleaning and get your family on board.
Now you're ready to tackle this spring cleaning check list: 
Walls: Dust all walls with a vacuum … (4 comments)

utah: Stats Show Gradual Improvement in Some Markets - 07/27/10 03:02 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 11:39 AM

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 04:43 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 12:10 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 03:14 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 04:04 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 06:51 AM

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 04:32 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

utah: Fourth of July Celebration in St. George - 06/30/10 03:37 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 03:47 AM
Close to Schools! Great for Families … (3 comments)

utah: Well Kept Local Secret-Snow Canyon State Park - 06/28/10 03:59 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 06:27 AM
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 03:41 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 10:04 AM
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)

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