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Ivins Home Sellers hate to go!

by Jeremy Larkin

Ivins, Utah - Despite what you may think, not all home Sellers feel pain when they sell and move to the next phase of their life. Many never loved the home they're in or even had a dispute with a neighbor and can't wait to get sold and moved!

Not so for the owners of this Ivins, Utah home for sale. For these homeowners, moving is bitter sweet. 

Located in quiet and safe Heritage Estates, this Ivins home for sale offers the best of both worlds: On the hand, a fully, beautifully finished main level complete with hardwood flooring and a kitchen to DIE FOR! (don't tell my wife...). On the other, an 80% complete basement that is currently plenty for kids to occupy but leaves room for your special touch and creates a built-in equity situation. 

This Ivins home is truly custom with many, many upgrades and a fantastic location only one block from churches, a few blocks to Lava Ridge Immediate School, Red Mountain Elementary is less than a mile, and Snow Canyon Middle and High schools are less than 3 miles.

To view full detailed description and a 360-degree tour of this gorgeous property, click here: Ivins Custom Home For Sale 


Ivins Home For Sale

"SELLER-SAYS" - Here's what the Seller has to say about the home and why they moved there in the first place!

Here are some things we love about living in Ivins and the area around it:
1. Breathtaking views: The view of the Red Mountain with the contrasting Pine Valley Mountain behind it is just amazing!
2. Wide open spaces: We love getting off the beaten path so close to home and walking on trails and exploring the Anasazi Petroglyphs without having to drive to a trail head, we can just walk.
3. We love being removed from the metro area but also being so close that we can run into town for shopping or dinner and movie in just a few minutes.

Our neighborhood is the best! The people are so friendly. We have kids of all ages here. In the evening you can walk and talk to people sitting on their porch or sit on your own porch and visit with people as they walk by. The kids come out and play in the street. Our kids love going to a friends house and swimming, playing ping pong, etc. they have lots of friends here.

There are just enough conveniences without the hustle and bustle. One each of post office, grocery store, and gas station within walking distance. There is a medical and dental clinic in town also. In addition, you are very close to the West side restaurants, grocery, and other conveniences. Red Mountain Elementary and Lava Ridge Intermediate are within walking distance. Snow Canyon Jr. and High Schools are only a couple of miles. Several parks all within walking distance with a new one going in a couple of blocks away.

When we first saw this house we instantly fell in love with it. Large enough for our family while being aesthetically pleasing. We love the open floor plan for entertaining and cooking while still being able to interact with guests. We also loved all the upgrades: Real wood floors, granite counters throughout, tile on not only the floors but walls as well, covered porches, raised decks, fireplaces, high ceilings, drinking fountain, intercom system throughout, extra large pantry, food storage room, the list goes on and on.

If you like being out of doors, hiking, running, biking, or going to a park then this is the place for you to enjoy your passions. My kids have taken off on a Friday after school with a backpack and hiked up and camped overnight on top of the Red Mountain - where else can you feel good about letting your kids do something like that? Friends from Idaho have stayed with us, not because they wanted to see us (just kidding), but because their ball tournaments were held at Gubler Park and they wanted to be close and have the option to not fight the parking and just walk over instead. We love hitting one of the many trails (both paved and unpaved) in the area and getting some exercise. Again, the list goes on and on.

This is a really safe community with people looking out for one another. When something strange is going on people let you know. If someone needs help the community rallies to help.

Our take? 

Don't forget that this Ivins home is 3 minutes from world-famous Red Mountain Resort , our own "Broadway in the Desert" - Tuacahn Amphitheatre, and the breathtaking Entrada Golf Club. and Shop around and compare - this is the best deal in Southern Utah as the owners are relocating with employment and have priced this beauty to move fast. Here's that link 1 more time: Ivins Home For Sale

Do St. George Homes Really Sell During Holidays?

by Jeremy Larkin

St. George homes sell during the Holidays? The reality is that that they DO. As a matter of fact, homes sell during every stinkin’ (or sweltering) time of the year in Utah’s Dixie!

You wouldn’t be surprised how often we hear from would-be St. George Home Sellers who tell us they want to “wait until after the holidays.” Sure, I get that. Family in town, lots of parties, showing the home sounds like a hassle, right? Right.

BUT…..and a big but at that, since you never know when the single Buyer for your home will be coming through town with a wad of cash in their pocket, you actually do yourself a disservice by having the home off the market during the Holiday season.

Christmas Home Staging

 

Clark: Russ, we checked every bulb, didn't we?

Rusty Griswold: Sure, Dad.

Clark: Hmm... Maybe we ought to just go up there and check...

Rusty Griswold: Oh, woo. Look at the time. I gotta get to bed. I still gotta brush my teeth, feed the hog, still got some homework to do, still got those bills to pay, wash the car...

 

"But what about the hassle of showing the home with guests in town, parties going on, etc?" I'll address that below. While there are many good reasons to do so, here are the top 4 reasons to go ahead and list your St. George home right now rather than waiting until January 1.

1. Your home actually shows BETTER during the Holidays. cented candles, wreaths, Christmas trees, mistletoe – there’s a whole lot of atmosphere goin’ on! This is an emotional purchase and your home’s Holiday “getup” might be just the ticket. Here are 7 tips on how to do it right: Holiday Home Staging Tips

2.Less Competition – MUCH LESS! Did you know that in December of 2012 just 270 homes hit the market in Washington County? Guess how many hit the market in January? 579….over TWICE as many! Would you rather compete with 270 new listings, or 579? I think I know the answer.

3.Only the SERIOUS Buyers are looking: Why would anyone waste their precious Holiday time looking at homes if they weren’t committed, and most likely, in NEED of making a move very soon? They wouldn’t. This is in your best interest as a Seller.

4.Have your fruitcake and eat it too! About those showings? You can take advantage of being on the market during this season but restrict showings during key time frames, such as specific times of day, or a period of days like December 23-26, etc.

These great reasons will of course still not be enough for some St. George home Sellers to brave the Holidays on the market. In that case, be sure to contact us NOW so we can begin our pin-point pricing analysis and marketing plan for your home come 1/1/14!

If you’d like to get a “quick and dirty” look at your estimated Holiday 2013 home value, just enter your address below. Cheers, and Happy Holidays!

 

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St. George UT 84770
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