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Avoid Costly Second Home Purchase Mistakes

by Jeremy Larkin

Buying a second home is a dream of many and it's easy to fantasize about vacationing whenever you want or becoming a landlord and earning income from your vacation property. “Hey, everyone is buying homes and putting them on VRBO.com, I think I will too!” It’s not quite that easy. :)
 
Hire professional who is familiar with local laws, neighborhoods and restrictions before making your second or vacation home purchase.


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Why #2016 was NOT #theworst for #TheLarkinGroup!

by Jeremy Larkin

Lots of folks talking about #2016 being #theworst. Oh yeah? #TheLarkinGroup begs to differ! In addition to the opportunity to live in one of the greatest communities on the planet, you helped us serve a record of nearly 200 families buy and sell St. George Real Estate! Here's to another great year. :)

Looking to buy a home? Check out our free home search:
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The Highs and Lows of 2015 Real Estate

by Jeremy Larkin

2015 is long gone and as we move in to 2016 people are asking, “what can we expect from St. George Real Estate this year?”

The best way to find that answer is by looking at history. Here’s a presentation Jeremy Larkin shared with the St. George Exchange Club this week titled, “The Highs and Lows of 2015 Real Estate.”

You can view the presentation by clicking this link:
 http://www.gostgeorge.com/agent_files/Exchange%20Club%201_14_16.pdf

 

In the presentation you’ll find out:

·         What type of trends we’re seeing with S. George new construction and building permits

·         How many St. George are homes sold in 2015 vs. 2014

·         Why people are buying houses today, and WHO those people are

·         And our 4-point forecast for 2016 St. George Real Estate!

Enjoy the information and be sure to share this link with friends! Questions? Just give us a ring at (435) 602-4686 or shoot us an email via sold@gostgeorge.com

 

Winter 2015 / 2016 Home Buying and Selling Guides Available!

by Jeremy Larkin

They’re here! The Winter 2015 Home Buying & Selling guides, just in time for your next move.

Fill out the form below to indicate whether you are interested in receiving an exclusive (and IMMEDIATE) copy of our winter 2015-2016 home Buying & Selling Guides.

http://www.soldinstgeorge.com/winterguides/

In the meantime, happy 2016 and please reach out with questions about your personal real estate situation! Just give us a ring at (435) 602-4686 or shoot us an email via sold@gostgeorge.com

Southern Utah Q4 2015 Commercial Real Estate Report

by Wes Davis, NAI Commercial

2015 is officially one for the books.  In commercial real estate the trend locally and nationally was very positive.  Below is the year end report link with happenings, vacancies, occupancy, and trends.  Southern Utah did not match the trend in many national markets which saw market rates return to pre-recession values.  However, Southern Utah saw many owner users for new construction and continued strength in both retail and industrial leasing and also construction markets. 

The market continues to show strength are deals are getting more and more competitive and out of area Buyers are looking for a place to invest their funds.  While all local markets improved, the lease rates have yet to reach levels that have gotten investors excited about speculative building- but, could it be coming?  I think that is the big question for this year.

My office and NAI continue to be the leader in commercial real estate in Southern Utah- whether its dollar volume, number of transactions, or transacted sf.  If you are looking to have the top representation for your properties whether it is sales or leasing, or if you are a buyer, seller, tenant, or landlord see why NAI and Wes Davis are the top choice by local property owners.Happy and great 2016 to you!

You can download the full report by clicking on the link below:

http://www.gostgeorge.com/agent_files/NAI%202015%20market%20report_WEB.PDF

For more information contact Wes Davis on the following numbers:

Office: (435) 628-1609 Direct Line: (435) 627-5705 Fax: (678) 890-8182

SPOOKY Good St. George Home Selling Service!

by Jeremy Larkin

Do you need to sell your home this holiday season not just on time, but for the right price? Well I've got the agent for you. Hello Southern Utah homeowners, I'm wicker the halloween monster. Write this name down: Jeremy Larkin of Keller Williams realty. You know, a lot of homeowners, and agents, think that homes just stop selling over the holidays. Well consider this: Jeremy and his team sold forty-four homes last year - in the holiday and winter months alone! That's four times as many homes as the average agent sells in an entire year! Jeremy not only sells homes thirty percent faster, but for three percent more money than the average agent. That's six to seven thousand more dollars in..your..pocket! And if you're not happy? He'll let you out of the contract at any time. I'm warning you: call Jeremy Larkin at two seven five, sixteen ninety. Or visit soldinstgeorge.com. That's soldinstgeorge.com, and start packing! Hahaha......

Use "Mini-Staging" to Sell Your Home Faster

by Jeremy Larkin

Transcript

Hi. I’m Jeremy Larkin and you’re watching Go St. George TV.

Hey everybody. Jeremy Larkin here, CEO of the Larkin Group, Director of Home Sales. I’m in a vacant home. You’re saying, “What is this?” Please forgive the poor quality video. One of the conversations we have often is about the idea of staging.

We know from statistics that a staged home sells on average across the country four percent faster – excuse me, up to four percent more money and significantly faster. This is a home in Hurricane City that we sold in four days, full price, cash offer.

Now it’s in a price point that’s fairly competitive. But I want to tell you what we did. We did what’s called a mini stage. A mini stage is where we come in and we take a vacant home and our home stager comes in and places some of these cute, colorful staging items on all countertops, kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room, just to give it a little bit of flavor and help the home stand out. We have other real estate agents who are showing their buyers tell us it makes a big difference.

The other option, you could fully stage your home. A typical home stage is $1500 to $2000 in the front end and then $500 a month thereafter.

So part of listing your home with the Larkin Group so we can get it sold is we include a two-hour consultation with our home staging consultant and that costs us money out of pocket. But if your home is vacant, she’s going to come in here and do a mini stage. I will show you the …

So here we are in the master bathroom. Again, some clean, fresh, white towels on there, plant there on the countertop and a couple of soap dispensers and what it really does is it causes the area to pop. It gives a little bit of character and we sold this home again in four days full price cash and the agent who brought the buyer said very helpful.

So again one of the ideas that you might want to consider especially with a vacant home if you’re getting ready to sell it is a mini stage like we’ve talked about out here in Fox Hollow at Hurricane. It could make a huge difference in your home looking like just another vanilla box and maybe something kind of cool.

Until next time, I’m Jeremy Larkin. If you have any questions, reach out to us online 24/7. We will be happy to answer them, saying we know this town.

How Do I Sell My Home Furnished?

by Jeremy Larkin

Transcript

Hi. I’m Jeremy Larkin and you’re watching Go St. George TV.

Hello people. Jeremy Larkin here. Good morning real estate fans, boys and girls. You see my buddy, my man Jesse Paul [Phonetic]. He’s actually an inside sales agent for the Larkin Group and I’ve got him doing more than inside sales today. He’s moving a client.

We’re standing in front of 875 Rio Virgin Drive, Unit 261. We just sold this for Leslie, incredible person. Thank you so much for letting us help you with the sale and we did it in like 60 days start and finish. But here’s what we’re really talking about as you see us moving furniture. We’re talking about the question, “What do I do with my personal property when I sell my home?” Specifically how do I convey that to a buyer?

One of the big confusions that people have is they think they can write a real estate contract with the buyer, buyer and seller, and then say, “Purchase price to be $150,000. We will close on June 22nd,” and oh, by the way, it includes this long list of personal property. The issue is per Utah real estate law and I can’t speak to anybody else’s real estate law in the other states.

Per Utah real estate law, you have to convey personal property outside of fixtures which I will define via what is called a “bill of sale” and that is why a real estate professional and a good title company are so critically important.

Fixtures would be your sink, your oven, your dishwasher, things that are affixed to the home. But personal property would be couches, TVs. Today we’re moving a couch. We’re moving a bed. No, we don’t do this for all of our clients. She moved to Northern Utah and this is not normal.

But you need to make sure you work with a good real estate professional and a really good title agency to work on conveying that stuff via a bill of sale or you will run into an issue when you try to transfer title up at the title company. So anyway, that’s just one of those little tips and tricks about what you do with personal property if you’re trying to sell it to the buyer.

I mean the other option of course is just give it to them on the side as a gift. But if you’re selling it to them as part of the contract, it needs to be done correctly. All right? If you have any other real estate questions, reach out to us 24/7. You can visit right here at www.StGeorgeRealEstateVideos.com or of course email us. Our phone number is at the bottom. I’m Jeremy Larkin. Until next time saying, we know this town.

Ready & Able Buyers Looking for St. George Homes!

by Jeremy Larkin

St. George Real Estate Agent Jeremy Larkin brings us this video in front of a single family home he just sold for FULL ASKING PRICE, in 4 days, to a CASH BUYER!

 It's the "tale of 2 markets" right now in Washington County! Some Agents and Home Sellers can't seem to find a Buyer for their home no matter what, while others are selling immediately for full asking price or MORE!

Do you, or someone you know, have a SINGLE FAMILY HOME valued in the $150k - $250k price range that you've been thinking of selling? WE HAVE BUYERS! Please call us immediately at 435-248-4135 or message us through www.SoldinStGeorge.com.

The Seller's market in this price range won't last forever, it's a statistical fact. So again, call us immediately at 435-248-4135 or message us through www.SoldinStGeorge.com. THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO  LIST OR SELL YOUR HOME, but we'd love to see if it's a fit for the market.

 

Washington County New Home Construction: Heading for BOOM or BUST?

by Jeremy Larkin

I will walk you through this subject and let you know what to expect in the near future as a result of this rise in home construction

So, who is building all these homes? As of May, the top Builders shook up as follows: 

  • Salisbury Homes is the leader pulling 41 building permits totaling 7 million dollars.
  • Henry Walker Homes – 34 permits
  • Ence Homes – 30 permits
  • Sunriver St. George – 19 permits
  • And New Trend Construction pulled 15 permits as of the date of this video. 

 

Have specific questions about your own real estate purchase or selling situation? We'd love to answer them! Contact us at larkingroup@gostgeorge.com or 435-767-9821. Your confidentiality will ALWAYS be protected!

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