Saint George, UT Real Estate News

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Tell it to my buds!     Spring officially starts on March 20, 2015 and brings increased daylight, warmer temperatures, nature's renewal and the earth's revival. Here in southern Utah, it appears that time itself has been fast forwarded!   Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, the honey bees are buzzing. Our Apricot tree is no longer dormant and appears to be saying, "Not Spring yet? Well then, tell it to my buds!" Happy Wednesday all, here we go...
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By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist
(Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage)
Spring Time Outdoor Fun in St. George UT While most of the nation is experiencing frigid temperatures, St. George UT is seeing lovely weather in the mid 70’s. And while it’s not officially Spring yet, weather like this makes it the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy nature at its best. There are several outdoor activities that offer tons of fun in the Southern Utah area of St. George. So, get out and try something new or visit an old favorite. I have found some of St. George’s most popular outdoor things to see and do that I have listed below. Fun outdoor things to do in St. George: Snow Canyon - The beautiful Snow Canyon offers beautiful scenery and several good hiking trails. Some of the most popular trails include: √ Jennys Canyon trail — This trails is a short and easy walk tha...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Vegetable Gardening Workshop in St. George, Utah   Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. Casey Jones, horticulturist at The Garden, will present a workshop about vegetable gardening in Dixie.   Learn how to make the southern Utah, high desert climate work for your vegetables with correct plant water guidelines.   This workshop is free and is held at the Community Garden in Tonaquint in Tonaquint Park located at 1851 S Dixie Drive, St. George. For more information call 435.673.3617.
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
St. George Area Parade of Homes | Southern Utah | February 13-22, 2015   Come and see for yourself why more than 29,900 people attended The Annual St. George Area Parade of Homes last year, the premier showcase event of new homes in southern Utah! 2015 marks the 25th year!   Experience the excitement firsthand as you peruse each home in the 25th Annual Parade of Homes event, brought to you by the Southern Utah Home Builders Association and its many sponsors.  From mid-range priced homes to luxurious million dollar estate homes, we're sure you'll be thrilled and excited to be a part of this amazing event! Twenty eight custom homes will be on display this year again.  Be sure to check out the St. George Area Parade of Homes APP! You can preview homes on your mobile device, use an e-ticket...
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By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist
(Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage)
Entrada Golf Community Home Sales Report for January 2015 This Entrada at Snow Canyon in St George Utah Market Report for January 2015 is provided by Erika Rogers of St George Utah Homes for Sale. Entrada at Snow Canyon in St George Utah Real Estate Market Report ~January 2015 is as follows: 11 homes sold in Entrada during January 2015 4 homes sold for between $800,000-$850,000 1 home sold for between $850,000-$900,000 2 homes sold for between $1,000,000-$1,250,000 4 more homes sold but their sales price was not disclosed on the mls....listing prices ranged from $675,000 to $2,495,000 There are also custom homes being built in Entrada and often times those sales are not reported to the mls. There were 79 homes for sale in the Entrada area during January 2015 which is 6 more than 2014. S...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
St. George Utah named #8 in Top 10 Cheap Places to Retire!   Size, climate, geography and lifestyle were taken into consideration when determining the most affordable places to live in the United States of America. While the taxes may not be on the lowest scale, the cost of living is 8.4% below the national average.   People who live in southern Utah appreciate year 'round mild weather and the state and national parks in the area such as: Gunlock State Park, Sand Hollow State Park, Quail Creek State Park, Snow Canyon State Park, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches and Capitol Reef.   The Huntsman World Senior Games, an annual sports competition is a big draw for people over 50 from all parts of the globe, as far away as Nerungri, Yakytia Region, Russia. Las Vegas is a mere an hour and a half dri...
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By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist
(Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage)
Women’s Adventure Retreat at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort If you are a woman who loves adventure, you can now find an exciting Women’s Adventure Retreat on the 4,000 acres of land that was designed just for you in Southern Utah. This annual high adventure outdoor experience is sure to invigorate every woman’s body, mind and soul. It’s a week-long adventure held in May that will include horseback riding, hiking, canyoneering, Jeep tours, helicopter rides and more. Along with all staying in the resort’s high-end cabins, all guests will have access to facilities on the property such as wall climbing, a rifle range, mini golf course and basketball courts. You can choose from regular lodge suites to deluxe lodge suites. Each features private bedrooms with shared common spaces so you will mak...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Residential construction starts up 4.4% the Commerce Department states. Southern Utah comes alive at daybreak with the sounds of nail guns popping and the smell of freshly sheared sawdust throughout the Washington County, Utah area.  Everywhere I turn when out and about, a new home is going vertical. New construction statistics are the highest since 2009 nationally.  SunRiver, a 55+ community in St. George has 60 new homes slated to go up and Salisbury Homes has 78 starts scheduled. Meadow Park, a new community has 8 newly built homes that are ready to purchase. There are 91 Homes To Be Built and 16 New Construction homes on the Washington County, Utah MLS at this time.  Of course, local builders are anticipating the Annual St. George Parade of Homes event that will showcase 28 homes bo...
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By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist
(Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage)
Loving and Living in Southern Utah’s Great Outdoors The home buying season will soon be upon us. So, if you’re looking to relocate, take a look at St. George in Southern Utah. The growth of St. George and the St. George real estate market can be attributed to many things including the natural beauty, weather, and outdoor adventures. If you like outdoor adventures, you’ll love all the adventures that Southern Utah has to offer. Whether you enjoy running, hiking, biking or exploring the other great outdoor activities, Southern Utah is the best place to live, work and play. Southern Utah’s Great Outdoor Adventures Red Cliffs Desert Reserve – This 62,000 acre scenic wildlife reserve helps protect many of Southern Utah’s sensitive animals and plants. You can find the desert tortoise along w...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
St. George Golf Course Home for Sale | Sunbrook Golf Course | Attention avid golfers!   No snow here! Southern Utah living at it's best!     No more dreaming of your own custom resort-style back yard overlooking the rolling fairways and pristine greens at Sunbrook Golf Course. It can be yours now!  Offered at $494,000     Beautifully treated ceilings, granite countertops, new carpet & paint. Bright, sunny rooms that boast wood and tile flooring. Travertine tile in kitchen and baths, carpet in bedrooms.      Spacious 2,816 square foot, 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths home on a .23 acre, with custom plantation shutters.             Wide open golf course views, offering impressive outdoor living. Covered patio shade in the afternoon. Spacious 3 car garage or workshop. No HOA!   MLS#161694 - 12 N E...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
Take to the skies if you must!     Or shout the news from the highest mountain top! Whatever it takes to set yourself apart from the competition in your sales area, it is imperative to find newer and better ways to consistently get your message across.   It has been said that every 14th full-time resident in Washington County, Utah is a real estate agent. If true, then I am competing against, mothers, fathers, sons, aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers and maybe grandpa. Yikes!   I recently spent two full work days in class to gain my Acredited Buyers Representation® designation and learned quite a few things about how to market my business more effectively. There is room for improvement!   I plan to take what I've learned and implement it immediately, no time to sit on my laurels or col...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
What a day for a golf game.     What a day for a golf game and a time for this southern Utah girl. I'm lost in a green daydream, dreamin' bout that hole-in-one.   It's one of those days for taking a walk outside and spending the day in the fairways. And landing my ball on somebody's new-mowed lawn rather than smashing a huge plate-glass window and costing me a lot of money...   I been having a sweet dream of golfing since I woke up today, it's starring me and my sweet man. He's the one that makes me feel this way...fore!   Happy Saturday all!
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By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist
(Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage)
Beware of these Tax Scams in St. George UT Now that tax season is in full throttle, there are many tax scams popping up in St. George UT. Each year the IRS issues a list of tax scams that are designed to help you avoid these scams when it comes to filing our annual taxes. This list if tax scams covers a wide range of schemes from fraud to identity theft. Therefore, I have found some of the top tax scams for you to avoid this tax season. Tax Scams to Avoid Identity Theft – This is a huge problem that tops the scam list year after year. When looking for someone to help you file your taxes, ask family and friends if they know of someone who they trust to do a good job. When you give anyone your Social Security number, you are opening yourself up to identity theft. And, since you have to u...
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By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist
(Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage)
The Incredible 2015 St. George Parade of Homes This is one amazing experience you don’t want to miss this February. The St. George Area Parade of Homes will be celebrating a full 25 years of homes on display for visitors to get ideas of what they want in a home or to buy the home on display. This year’s theme is “Frame Your Future”, and you will be able to do just that when you see all the floor plans, décor, popular features and more in each home. You too can easily frame your future by visiting the 28 homes on the tour under the beautiful St. George UT sky. When you need ideas for home décor, floor plans, innovations, popular home features and more, this is the place to be. You can turn your dream home into a reality home. And, back by popular demand, the St. George Area Parade of Ho...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
St George Utah Area Golf Course Homes For Sale | 84770, 84790, 84780, 84737, 84738, 84765 | January 2015   Several championship golf courses in the southern Utah area aim to please all comers and include homes built and designed with avid golfers in mind. Now is a great time to purchase while interests rates are still low and a great variety of inventory is available in Washington County, Utah.   SunRiver Golf Course St. George - 18 holes - Public There are currently 70 homes for sale in the SunRiver Subdivision priced from $171,900 to $650,000. These homes range from 1,117 square feet of living space to 4,497 square feet of living space. Bloomington Country Club Golf Course - St. George - 18 holes - Private There are currently 18 homes for sale in the Bloomington Country Club Subdivisi...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
St George Utah Horse Properties For Sale | Diamond Valley Acres| Market Snapshot January 2015 Diamond Valley Acres is a single family, rural community 11 miles from downtown St. George, Utah with .75 acre lots up to 12 acre lots that accommodate horses, goats and fowl. A mixture of log cabin style homes, to stucco to vinyl siding. No sidewalks. Children attend public school at Diamond Valley Elementary School from Kindergarten to 5th grade.  There are currently 4 horse properties for sale starting at $284,900 for 3,508 square feet of living space to $373,000 for 2,400 square feet.  There were 4 horse properties that SOLD in the last 6 months starting from $150,000 for a foreclosed home with 2,049 square feet of living space to an undisclosed sales price for a home that was listed at $36...
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By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real)
What kind of winters does St. George Utah have? This is a question I get quite often from people looking to relocate here in southern Utah. Many think the seasons in the St. George area are the same as northern and central Utah. Not so. Palm trees are a common occurrence on city streets, in residential landscapes and on many of Washington County's  13 local golf courses.  When I moved to St. George from the Salt Lake City area back in 1996, I sold my down jackets, Sorrel's, winter gloves and hats. In the winter months, I may wear a leather coat or a light jacket for cooler days. In the last week our day temperatures were in the 50's, reaching into the early 60's. An arctic cold front may show up now and then and drop a bit of snow and drive temperatures down. Winters are generally mild ...
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By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist
(Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage)
Southern Utah Weekend Fun – January 23, 24 & 25 Tomorrow kicks off the weekend for January 23, 24, and 25, 2015 with lots of fun events and activities for the whole family to take advantage of. You will find so many things to see and do in St. George UT and surrounding areas that you won’t know where to start. Here is a list of many of the weekend activities to keep you going all weekend long. Friday, January 23, 2015 Winter 4x4 Jamboree – This all day event will be held in Washington County Regional Park. $100 per vehicle or free to watch. Here Comes the Gown – Don’t miss this 150 years of wedding dresses event to find your perfect wedding gown. The St. George Art Museum will be hosting the event from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for $3 admission. Great White Weekend – A great activity at Brai...
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By Colleen Towle, St George Real Estate
(TOLBERT, NIELSEN & JOHNSON REALTY GROUP, LLC)
The Popular St. George Parade of Homes 2015 Back by popular demand, the Parade of Homes will soon be in St. George UT. This is an amazing experience that has been celebrated for 25 years. It’s the perfect event that can help you frame your future for the perfect home. You will find décor you’ve always wanted but never had, dream home floor plans, top home technology and so much more. This year, you can visit 28 homes to get ideas of what you want your dream home to be. And, St. George UT is the perfect place to find it under the clear blue skies. During the St. George Parade of Homes, you will be able to access the Parade of Homes app that can help you navigate your favorite Parade homes. Just use the e-ticket from your mobile device and find homes, restaurants, building professionals ...
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By Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist
(Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage)
Sun River in St George UT | Real Estate Market Update December 2014 The Sun River St George 55+ community real estate market remained strong during the month of December 2014 and I predict it will continue through the winter.  Available inventory was up slightly and sales prices increased slightly over last year this time.  Sales prices increased 1.49% over last years figures in December, and the number of sales remained steady.  There were only 6 homes priced under $200,000 for sale.  There were 62 homes for sale in SunRiver  December 2014.  Check out the latest statistics below~ There were 22 homes sold in SunRiver during December 2014- 2 homes sold for between $150,000-$200,000 2 homes sold for between $200,000-$250,000 2 homes sold for between $250,000-$300,0008 homes sold for betwe...
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