Southern Utah Real Estate

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...

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...

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....

Parade of Homes

One of my favorite times of the year in St George is February and the parade of homes. I am not a big fan of winter, cold, or dreary days. I have always considered February the beginning of Spring in Southern Utah. I believe that is what makes the St George Real Estate Market attractive to so many people. I know it is not the official start of Spring, but in my mind, it is close enough. When the inversion...

St George Real Estate Market for Seniors

I have been fortunate to help people considered "seniors" to buy and sell houses. Recently I received an article from a local title company. It was actually provided for them by a company called Real Estate Digest. They provide canned newsletters for people in the real estate industry. I found one article rather interesting, it is entitled "Housing not Health Care Is Biggest Cost For Seniors".  In this...

Buy A House With No Money Down

Unlike some of the late night infomercials, it really is possible to purchase a home with little or no money down in the St George Real Estate Market. If you are open to a home in the Hurricane, or Ivins, and most surrounding smaller towns, it is possible to get in with no money down. There is a Federal Loan product available in the Southern Utah real estate market known as USDA or RDA. This helps people...

St George Area House Hunting

St George Area House Hunting can be challenging. Most people have a general idea of what they would like in a home, and some have a very specific list of "must haves". Personally I like the challenge of helping people find their dream home. In the last few months the inventory of homes in the St George real estate MLS has increased. This makes it a great time to get a good deal on a new home. When people...

Listings Are Up

Listings are up! Listings are up in the St George area! Recently we have seen a major up turn in the number of listings on our local MLS in the St George Real Estate market. In December the listings were below 240 in January they neared 700. One factor is the Parade of Homes. Many people trying to sell their homes are hoping to catch a little of the momentum from the influx of buyers that come to the...

Short Sale Changes

Short Sale Changes "Effective December 31, 2013 - Short Sales no longer have an automatic waiver of the deficiency.  It is even more important now for agents to recommend sellers get advice from their accountant or legal counsel." This statement was sent to all agents  in our Local St George Real Estate MLS recently. Basically what it means is, up until now if a person entered into and sold his or her...

Agents And Agency

Many people do not understand all of the hoopla that agents make about Agents and Agency. Agency is a legal term that basically means you have hired someone to work with and for you. Associated with the term agent are terms like Fiduciary Responsibility. This big term means that your real estate agent has certain duties that he or she must perform to help you as you buy or sell your home. In the St George...

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