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Homes For Heroes Comes to Washington County

by Jeremy Larkin

I’m always careful to thrown the phrase “I’m proud” around too flippantly as it has the dreaded “P” word in it – PRIDE. But today the Larkin Group is TRULY PROUD to announce their Partnership with the Homes For Heroes Organization!

Homes For Heroes

Homes for Heroes® is a company that works hand in hand with Realtors®, lenders and other real estate-related service providers to offer substantial rebates and discounts to the Heroes who serve our nation and its communities every day. “Heroes” include military personnel (both active and retired), firefighters, law enforcement officers, health care professionals, school teachers and others who make our communities a better, safer place to live.

The Homes For Heroes program was created after the tragic events of 9/11 as a way to say “THANK YOU” to the men and women who have given so much. Heroes across the United States of America register on the Homes For Heroes website every day looking for the savings.

The official Homes For Heroes Organization connects the Heroes with local Realtor, Lender and other Affiliates who assist them with their home buying or selling needs.

So what’s so cool about that?

SAVINGS. MOOLAH. $$ rebates back to the Heroes at closing. We rebate a full 25% of our gross commission to the Hero at closing. On an average $215,000 home that’s $1600.00! Lenders and other affiliates also offer savings taking the average up to well over $2500.00 in most cases.

Check out the Homes For Heroes Story here: 

Full Service With Benefits

Our service is not dumbed down or “lowered” in any way. We offer heroes full service real estate representation and as a way of saying “thanks”, we rebate that 25%. Pretty cool!

For a long time now we’ve asked ourselves how to best “give back” to the community as we assist Washington County Buyers and Sellers. It’s tricky because there are SO MANY organizations: Habitat for Humanity, the Doctor’s Free Clinic, the Erin Kimball Foundation, Dixie Care and Share…how do you choose?! The Homes For Heroes program is fun because it streamlines the process for us, and beyond just writing an anonymous check, we get to actually say "THANK YOU" by participating in the process with the Hero – very cool.

If you believe that you, or someone you know, qualifies for “Hero” savings in Buying or Selling a St. George area home, REACH OUT TO US! Details and contact info here: Washington County Homes For Heroes

LISTEN TO OUR RADIO SHOW LAUNCH OF THE HOMES FOR HEROES PROGRAM BELOW!

 

 

Do More Homes Sell During the St. George Parade of Homes?

by Jeremy Larkin

Ahh yes, the St. George Parade of Homes. That time when the Northern folks flee the cold and smog of Wasatch Front inversions, local folks view their dream homes, and about 200 million FSBO's (For Sale by Owners) throw a sign in their yard with dreams of selling their home for more than it's worth!

St. George Parade Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not only that, I've always said that if you don't hate your own home now, you will after the parade! At least my wife feels that way after she leaves these beauties and lands back at the "dreary" Larkin Residence. 

Which begs the question: Do more homes sell during the Parade of Homes, or NOT? Are people really here to BUY St. George Real Estate, or just spectate? We've been asked this about 5x in the past few weeks, so we did the research for you. Here's what we found (video). 

 

Are you going? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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