Buying A House

Buying A House Pre-Qualification The first step in buying a home is deciding how much you can afford. It is only discouraging to find a house you love, and discover you can't afford it. It is relatively painless to get pre-approved. I have a lender that has a great track record of helping buyers get themselves pre-approved and ready to buy a house. This can seem like a bit of an annoyance, but it is very...

Home Inspection

Home Inspection Home Inspections are a great way to discover potential problems with the purchase of a home. From the Buyers standpoint it can help them feel they are not buying a money pit with a bunch potential problems. Some Sellers order a home inspection prior to listing their home. This pre-listing home inspection will give the sellers a punch list of items that should be addressed. It is also a...

Utah Local Tax Rates

Utah Local Tax Rates Being number 1 is not always a good thing. In this Graph Utah is listed at number 12 in the nation. In 2015 the same graph indicated that Utah was number 41. This represents a significant increase in taxes being charged. This Graph is from the Tax Foundation. It is interesting to see how states tack up agains each other. Often times in Utah we are compared to Nevada. Some people...

Concrete Leveling

Concrete Leveling could it be a life saver or a hoax? I saw this video a few weeks ago, and I was amazed. Is it too good to be true? Let me state right here "I don't know" and I can't accept any liability if you should try this and it doesn't work. I have not used this produce and don't have first hand knowledge of anyone that has. The alternative seems to be much more expensive, tearing out old uneven...

St George Health Care

St George Health Care is among the finest in the country. In a Consumer Reports article St George area Dixie Regional Medical Center is ranked #7 in the country. This recognition is well deserved. Every time I have had anything to do with Dixie Regional Medical Center they have done a great job. Recently both of my parents passed away, one in Dixie Regional, and one in follow up rehab following a visit...

ERA Home Fusion

ERA Home Fusion is a new way to list a home. The program is very helpful for people trying to sell their home. ERA Home Fusion utilizes all of the latest technology and information to maximize the listing. I believe that the Home Fusion Program sets ERA apart from our competition. This short video on You Tube is a fun explanation of how ERA's Home Fusion Works. It is no surprise the number of people that...

April 2015 Market Report

The April 2015 Market Report is out. Listings were down just over 7% compared to last year. Closings or homes sold were up 5.6%. These two statistics indicate that inventory is shrinking. This will create an increase in prices, due to supply and demand. When there are fewer houses to choose from the prices on existing home go up. The change of inventory figure backs this up with, with a decrease of...

Cottam Cove

Cottam Cove is a new subdivision in the St George Real Estate market. It is located on River Road across from Mr.D's market, homes are priced from $269,000. They feature what is called the modern prairie design inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. The entire neighborhood is designed with straight lines and sharp corners. From the landscaping down to the interior walls everything features a clean crisp look....

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