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We just sold this (beautiful) Serenity Hills home in St. George's most popular area, Little Valley for the Reber family - amazing people! While it seems like it would have been an "easy sale", it was competing with newer Crafstman style homes that have taken Little Valley by storm.

Jeremy Larkin discusses how some subtle and inexpensive updates made the difference that led to a fast and profitable sale for the Rebers!

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St. George Real Estate Sales dip…should you panic?

by Jeremy Larkin

WHY are home sales down? 

  1. One factor is the continuous decline of foreclosures and short sales and in turn, this has left fewer homes available for the long-term. That is good news!
  2. Washington County home values have COME UP nearly 20% since 2011…also great news! But because they’re up, some Buyers are getting priced out of the market, which in turn slows the total # of sales down. But it’s healthy for the market as it prevents another outlandish housing bubble like 2005. And Washington County cannot face another housing bubble – it’s unacceptable! The decline in home sales year-over-year is actually a sign of a healthy, self-balancing real estate market!

 

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!

Is This Housing Recovery For Real?!

by Jeremy Larkin

In this week’s edition of the GoStGeorge Radio show, host Jeremy Larkin discusses the US (and Washington County) housing recovery of the past few years and answers the question: IS THIS FOR REAL? After an incredible ascent of St. George home values into the year 2006, following by the epic crash that followed, inquiring minds DO want to know!

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Homes For Heroes Real Estate Program – Guest Rowena Patton

by Jeremy Larkin

In this week’s edition of the GoStGeorge Radio show, host Jeremy Larkin visits with friend and Real Estate professional about the “Homes For Heroes” Program just recently introduced to Washington County. This is an incredible program that benefits “Hero” Buyers and Sellers in 5 different groups. For details go here: http://www.homesforheroes.com/

To hear the GoStGeorge Radio Show LIVE every week, as well as access past shows, visit http://www.gostgeorge.com/GoStGeorge-Radio-Show

Happy Birthday City of St. George

by Jeremy Larkin

Born and raised in Utah’s Dixie, GoStGeorge Radio host Jeremy Larkin gets pretty darn enthusiastic about celebrating the community’s Birthday!

To hear the GoStGeorge Radio Show LIVE every week, as well as access past shows, visit http://www.gostgeorge.com/GoStGeorge-Radio-Show

Dixie State University Keeps on Growing!

by Jeremy Larkin

In this week’s edition of the GoStGeorge Radio show, host Jeremy Larkin visits Sherry Reusch with about the rapid growth of Dixie State University, as well as the epically beautiful (and functional) new Jeffrey R. Holland Building on the Dixie State Campus.

To hear the GoStGeorge Radio Show LIVE every week, as well as access past shows, visit http://www.gostgeorge.com/GoStGeorge-Radio-Show

 

5 Reasons to Sell Your Home

by Jeremy Larkin

In this week’s edition of the GoStGeorge Radio show, host Jeremy Larkin talks about 5 VERY GOOD reasons you might need to be putting that home up for sale NOW vs. later on down the road!

To hear the GoStGeorge Radio Show LIVE every week, as well as access past shows, visit http://www.gostgeorge.com/GoStGeorge-Radio-Show

We finally sold the Little Valley St. George "Mini-Mansion!"

by Jeremy Larkin

10,000 SF? 2.5 acres? In Little Valley? For under $500k? YES. After years of area residents wondering if the home was some type of “compound”, a Little Valley area home is now occupied by a new Owner. And it only took us 68 showings (yes, we actually track that...find out how here: Showing Feedback System)

Little Valley St. George Luxury Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

                                         "She's a big un'!"

We received all sorts of bizarre questions while marketing the property. The most typically asked was, ‘is that some type of bizarre multi-family compound?', and....(drum roll please), 'Is that a Polygamist house?' No, we’d reply, it’s just a home!” 

I'll admit it, the "hugeness" (is that a word?) of the home, and the way it sits up off the road made it quite a sight. Boasting nearly 10,000 SF living space on 2.5 acres with a massive 5-car garage and a huge Fort-Knox style wood beam gate to the backyard, the home was featured in an MSN Real Estate Article titled “Bargain Mansions” last fall. You can view that article here: 10 Bargain Mansions 

And a bargain it was. This Little Valley home ended up selling right around $450k. You just don't run across that much space in this area for that price. The sheer size made it non-functional for most Buyers, resulting in a sweet deal for the new owners. 

Curiosity killing you? The home can be viewed right here: http://www.gostgeorge.com/Property/2206-E-2800-S-St-George-Utah

 

 

 

Real Estate: Warren Buffett Says You Should Buy Some. NOW.

by Jeremy Larkin

Warren Buffet says we should buy Real Estate. Now. 

If you haven't already watched the video, I'll tell you something that you probably already know, that they shared in this video: A really great way to learn how to build wealth, or become a professional rugby player, or maybe a world-class tight rope walker....is to listen to those who have already done it. Well. 

I can't comment on the national markets, but I can say without any hesitation that St. George Real Estate is turning the corner. Let's take luxury home enclave Stone Cliff for example: 3 years ago there were 50 or more properties for sale, you couldn't give em' away. Fast forward to 2012. I was told by an inside source that in the past 3 weeks, including the 2 weeks of the 2012 St. George Parade of Homes, that the Stone Cliff Developers ALONE (not including private Sellers), sold 10 lots, 3 custom home build jobs, the model home, and the actual Parade home was sold prior to the parade. That's a MAJOR shift!

St. George housing has never been more affordable...EVER. Nor has national housing. In a CNBC interview this week Buffett said, "​If I had a way to buy a couple of hundred thousand (THOUSAND!) single family homes right now, I would load up on em'."

​He went on to say, that buying a home is a way to actually "short" the market, also explaining that there are more households being created that HOUSES, and that the balance will come back into alignment in the future. Not only that, leaving your money doing NOTHING does NOTHING. It just, well "sits." 

Well there you have it. ​You didn't hear it from me, you heard it from Warren Buffett. And of course we'll make it easy for you to find that home in St. George. Link: FANTASTICALLY fantastic St. George Home Home Search.

Boulders St. George View Home For Sale

by Jeremy Larkin

The Boulders St. George is upscale, but not stuffy, classy, but not over the top. The area offers high appeal to families, but Grandma would be equally at home. The location feels private and somewhat rural, but sits just 5 minutes from all major retail, Regional Medical Center,  restaurants and big-box stores. The Boulders St. George is, quite simply, one of the great real estate locales of Southern Utah.    Boulders St. George

“Custom homes” would be the best descriptor of the style of the Boulders St. George. This gorgeous, all-brick, family-style home is no exception. Some folks may prefer to be in a community of in-line production-style homes where the Buyer gets to choose their carpet, paint and perhaps roof tile. Not for me, and if you’re reading this – probably not for you! I’ve always loved the upscale communities where a 2-story Tudor can comfortably sit side by side with a walkout Tuscan. The Boulders St. George is that place.

This home on 1541 S. Boulder Cove Circle sits in a quiet, low, make that NO traffic cul-de-sac and affords fantastic views north toward Snow Canyon and the heart of St. George City. You’ll love two kitchens and the flexibility it provides for guests, parties, or a separate living are for family or friends. The color palette of this Boulders St. George beauty is neutral, meaning that: a. all of your stuff probably matches, and b. you won’t have a hard time customizing to your own tastes. The home of course offers granite kitchen, alder cabinets, and something that seems to have been lost on most new-home builders: STORAGE! The large craft/laundry room will are a great final touch – my wife would KILLER for that! (So don’t tell her..please.)

Boulders St. George View Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Boulders St. George View Home Virtual Tour

Is recreation your thing? Don’t worry, you don’t have to worry about installing your own indoor/outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts, and basketball courts – The Boulders St. George did it for you! Amazingly, monthly association dues are just a paltry $40 per month! If you’re looking for even more facilities, local Summit Athletic Club is just 2 minutes away, as are City Parks, hiking/biking trails, and more.

The Boulders St. George may be one of the greatest places to reside in St. George, Utah, and 1541 S. Boulder Cove Circle is truly a great home.

1541 Boulder Cove Circle Specs:

·         6 beds, 4.5 baths

·         3867 SF of living space

·         .35 Acre lot

·         3-Car Garage

·         Full access to Boulders St. George amenities for $40.00/month.

Looking for more info? Photos? St. George Real Estate Guidance? Just ask! Email michelle@gostgeorge.com , or call the Larkin Group at 435-674-1442.  With just a few hours’ notice we can schedule a private tour of this beautiful custom home in the Boulders St. George. 

 

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