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St. George Roadrunners can PLAY! - Larkin Group Local's Spot

by Jeremy Larkin

This past week I had the good fortune to have a GREAT client with season tickets to the St. George Roadrunners. This is another one of those truly overlooked, but "rich" Dixie experiences that is on its' way to becoming a "tradtion" if they can keep the finances together on the outfit.

The Roadrunners are managed by former Cleveland Indina Superstar Cory Snyder (I think I have his rookie card!) which lends some real professionalism to this independent league baseball team.

While these guys are necessarily in the pro rankings, they can play ball. Numerous mesmerizing double-plays and a host of home runs made it a fun night, not to mention the classic between-inning games and drawings on-field for the fans. (I believe we have a short clip of a bunch of young mothers having a cupcake eating contest..)

Enjoy the video and get out and support our Roadrunners!

Bidding Wars?! A Tale of 2 Real Estate Markets

by Jeremy Larkin

"But Jeremy, I offered above full list price and STILL got beat out! What gives?

If I had $5 for every Buyer who has been shocked (and dismayed) about having to "compete" for homes in this so-called "Buyer's" market, I'd have a nice little vacation fund built up.

Today we talk about

  • the "Tale of 2 Markets", those listings that are "in" the market, and those that are "out" of the market;
  • why Buyers are getting into bidding wars in St. George, Utah as well as other Western markets,
  • and also why Sellers have to get in the "critical 20%" if they are going to sell.

Below this video is a copy of the chart I discuss in the video. Enjoy!

 

I love good news, don't you? I ran across a very positive article on Reuters today that is giving me warm and fuzzy feelings about the future of local and national real estate markets.

In the article, they pointed out that US housing inventory data is pointing toward stabilization...yeah! The data focused on Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas, all of which have seen huge decreases in inventory over the past year. Anyone who know's St. George understands that whether it's the latest fashion trends or real estate, we always trail these areas by 6-12 mos.

In the St. George area specifically we have also seen stabilization with monthly sales around 250 for the past 4 mos, up from only 107 in January! Affordability & government incentives are driving this trend.

Watch the Video below, then click on the link below that or a VERY COOL mid-year market report for the St. George area!

WATCH FIRST, THEN click this link: (you're gonna love this...)

Market Discussion (click it!)

I Drove the Southern Parkway

by Jeremy Larkin

3.4 miles of smooth open roads and desert views...I CAN'T WAIT to get my road bike tires on that thing!

The "Southern Parkway" (formerly called the "Southern Corridor" & a host of other things) opened to the public Tuesday, providing new and improved truck and public access from I-15 at Sunriver directly to the South end of River Road below the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park.

It's pretty quiet down there at 9:27 PM in July, but I had my 4-year old (who took a LATE nap) along for company. He kept saying, "Dad what if we got lost? Are we lost?" "No son, just out for a little post Wal-Mart joy riding."

As is painfully predictable, the same slew of naysayers who spend their days ridiculing every article that hits the Spectrum.com website made their opinions known, and there are probably many others who disagree with what the City is doing out there.

The main concern of most is that it could divert tourist traffic from the City center and directly to Zion, the airport and other locations.

Valid point, but I don't think so for 3 reasons: food, retail and lodging. I just believe most people will "keep on truckin" through St. George to access In N' Out Burger, hotels, etc.

Additionally, if you've witnessed the truck traffic on Brigham Road accessing the Industrial Park you know why this is so critical. It's not just about giving people quick access to a new airport, it's about diverting noisy, stinky trucks from the frontage of an elementary, intermediate, and high school all day long.

Only time will tell how much it will hurt or help the community, but that is one beautiful 3.4 mile stretch of road which will eventually stretch to 27 miles and lead all the way to Hurricane.

Now if we could just get them to stop "chip-sealing" our city streets....NOT good for spandex-clad cyclists on 1" tires. I guess I can dream.

-3.4 miles from Sunriver Exit to So. River Rd Exit, around 5.1 to YESCO at South end of Ft. Pierce Industrial Park, close to 7 from Sunriver to intersection at Brigham & River Roads.

-Divided highay, 2 lanes going each way - SMOOTH and picturesque.

4th of July in Dixie! - Larkin Group Local's Spot

by Jeremy Larkin

As many of our friends and clients know, not only was I born and raised in Utah's Dixie, so was my wife, so was my Father. While we tease him about being one of the original "Pioneers", he has certainly been around to see some changes and has instilled his love of the area in his children.  

He grew up on old "Flood Street" and when I was a kid it still "flooded!" Then of course the City came along and installed nice drains and took the fun away...

 

We know and love this town and decided to begin sharing the sites, sounds, people and culture that make St. George, Utah special. Whether it's an evening at Tuacahn, a visit to old St. George City pool, or a King Burger and fries at Larsen's Frostop, we want to broadcase to our friends and clients the little things that make Dixie "Dixie."

 

Sometimes we will talk real estate, sometimes we won't, but we commit to bringing you great insider knowledge & culture about Washington County.

Our first clip comes from the annual 4th of July celebration at the Sun Bowl & Vernon Worthen Park. Enjoy!

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