Saint George, UT Real Estate News

By Paula Smith, Paula Smith Associate Broker RealtyPath St George
(RealtyPath St. George)
I often share my story of moving to St George Utah with my clients, I thought I would share it here and at the same time offer information and my perspective of beautiful Southern Utah . Our family lived in California for many years. We decided we wanted to move, to find more of a "small town" life to raise our children. Where can we go? Well I went to Mapquest.com and pulled up one of the main Interstates leaving California . I followed I15 to the north. Saw Vegas...no...to hot. I continued on my virtual northbound road trip until I found a city I had not heard of. St. George. I made some phone calls "you ever been to St. George, it's in Utah?" The consensus was almost unanimous. "I've heard of it, and I think we went through there on the way to...XXX." So my next thought was "I wonder...
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By Paula Smith, Paula Smith Associate Broker RealtyPath St George
(RealtyPath St. George)
 St George UT Residential Property StatisticsLooking for Real Estate in St George and Hurricane, UT area?  Residential property listed for sale in St George, Ut is definitely at a surplus. Although Washington County sales have slowed in comparison to the past 2 years, sales have remained relatively steady over the past 8 months. This is good news for buyers, as well as sellers.   Please see the graph below to compare inventory and Sales over the past few years.St George Utah Real Estate BUYERS:With the inflated inventory of homes on the market between St George and Hurricane, buyers have plenty of homes for which to choose and compare. For the buyer who seeks their 'dream home' it will not be impossible to find. Additionally, prices have become extremely competitive on most homes, thus ...
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By Ellen Plante-Klein
(Keller Williams Realty)
With Wimbledon finished, and tennis fans looking toward the hard court season ending with the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadow, I thought I'd advertise the great tennis facilities in St. George. Tonaquint Park, run by the city of St. George Leisure Services Dept., has 16 courts, 8 lighted, plenty of parking, and a small concessionaire selling cold drinks. The USTA holds classes there, and a local pro, Jason Worthington, not only teaches all levels, but also organizes doubles league play. Other public facilities include Dixie College, and several local parks: Cox Park Tennis Courts 900 E 1000 S Saint George, UT; Larkspur Park Tennis Courts 600 E Fort Pierce Drive Saint George, UT; Santa Clara Park Tennis Courts 1400 Canyon View Drive Santa Clara, UT; Vernon Worthen Park Tennis Courts 400 E 2...
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By Ellen Plante-Klein
(Keller Williams Realty)
SKY WEST AIRLINES has been in business in St.George, Utah for 35 years, and has grown from a one-plane operation to the world's largest regional airline alliance.In June, 1972, SkyWest launched its first flight in a Piper Seneca light twin aircraft and then flew 256 passengers that year.  In 2006, the airline flew 19.5 million passngers.  The company started with 3 employees and now has 11,000.  They fly to 146 cities in 38 states and 5 Canadian provinces, with more than 1,800 daily departures through hubs in Chicago O'Hare, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles,  Milwauke, Portland, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco operated out of 81 stations.  Their major partners are Delta and United Airlines.  One last statistic - they flew 9.5 billion revenue passsenger miles last year.  That growth in...
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By Ellen Plante-Klein
(Keller Williams Realty)
St. George Utah is known as one of the golf capitals of the country.  The weather permits play year 'round, and there are 18 courses within a 2-hour drive, 12 within St. George itself.4 of the city courses are public, owned and maintained by the city of St. George:  Sunbrook, Southgate, St. George, and Dixie Red Hills.Until this year, the city gave a discount card for residents, but maintenance and utility costs increased enough so residents have to pay the same as visitors.  The fees vary by course, by time of the year, by time of day, and whether or not the golfer uses a cart.  They range from $55 to $32 in peak season for 18 holes.  Here's the fee schedule.Golf course properties are at a premium here, but there are several established communities built around golf courses which have ...
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By Ellen Plante-Klein
(Keller Williams Realty)
According to a recent report completed by Kiplinger, St. George is #11 in their list of the Top 20 Smart Places to Live in the country!  The survey was completed by readers of Kiplinger's, who were asked to choose the most important factors when considering a place to live.  They chose cost of living and cost of housing.  Quality health care and a low crime rate also rated highly. In the database developed by the authors, other key criteria used were weather, education, cultural amenities, and transportation.  Also included was economic vitality, and they gave more weight to communities with well-diversified economies they felt are good places to start or expand a business.  Finally, quality of life, as measured by cultural and recreational activities, completed the score.Based on first...
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By Ellen Plante-Klein
(Keller Williams Realty)
Tuacahn is a natural outdoor amphitheatre just 10 minutes from St. George, Utah, formed of red rock and vertical sandstone cliffs.  "I was awestruck," wrote Orval Hafen, upon first seeing the area that is now home to the Tuacahn Center for the Arts.  He and his wife, Ruth, bought an 80-acre parcel in the box canyon and built a cabin there, at the turn of the 20th century.  He stated, "There before me lay a scene of indescribable beauty:  wild, primitive, unspoiled, largely unknown, waiting to be enjoyed, waiting to inspire folks."Orval Hafen's vision came one step closer to reality in 1993 when Doug Stewart, noted playwright and St. George resident, stumbled upon the spot as he was searching for a location for an outdoor amphitheatre in the St. George area.  "The stunning beauty and per...
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By Ellen Plante-Klein
(Keller Williams Realty)
St. George Utah has so many events and recreational opportunities going on year round that everyone can find something of interest.  Here's the leisure events calendar for next week, as an example:Concert in the Park:  free concert the first Monday of each month through September.  June's artist is Waddie Mitchell, cowboy poet.Junior Paleontology Camp:  Southern Utah has an abundance of petroglyphs and dinosaur discovery opportunities.    These camps are run throughout the summer for elementary school-age children at the Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm.Dive-in Movies:  the weather in St. George gets into the 90s in the summer (sometimes over 100 degrees) so a swim provides refreshing relief from the heat.  Every week the city hosts a movie at the city pool in the evening.Other o...
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By Ellen Plante-Klein
(Keller Williams Realty)
Welcome to my blog.  I'll be writing about current events in St. George, Utah, real estate market updates, and snapshots of the communities in southern Utah. For those of you new to the area, try the St. George Chamber of Commerce site,http://www.stgeorgechamber.com/., which offers a huge amount of information for the visitor.Another good link is the Spectrum, our daily paper, http://www.thespectrum.com/, which carries more local than national news.Please come back often, join in, and contribute to our knowledge of Utah's Color Country.Ellen Plantehttp://www.aboutstgeorgeutah.com/     
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By Troy A. Brown, REALTOR | Author | Team Leader and Former Broker.
(HomeSmart Professionals)
St. George, America's Fastest Growing City with GREAT Investment OpportunitiesLet me share a brief story and I'm sure there will be several who can share in the frustration - granted it's something that can't be cured but I'd hope we could all incorporate a little more courtesy for the "other guy".This recommendation is everyone.  I've recently experienced a number of appointments for my listings to be shown, which in these cases has temporarily displaced my seller from their home during said showing.  It's when I call that afternoon or next morning to obtain feedback from the showing agent that I hear, "Oh, we decided not to look at that house". Folks, it goes deeper than "that house" ... I understand curb appeal and how a buyer may not have the desire to see the inside of something th...
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By Sam Dodd
(Re/Max Velocity Cedar City)
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