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Talkin' St. George Area Foreclosures

by Jeremy Larkin

There has been alot of talk about Washington County, Utah foreclosure rates - we're currently boasting the highest rate in the state! So I guess we now have the weather, national parks and foreclosures.....but I digress.

I spent an entire afternoon recently with Paul Foy, an Associated Press (AP) writer who came to town looking for the "foreclosure scoop." You can read the full KSL.com version of the story HERE.

I think he was surprised at several things: 1 - just how many distressed properties there are around here, 2 - how "nice" many of the homes are, and 3 - that the community is still vibrant.

Of course it is, it's St. George! All sugar-coating aside, we have a terrible foreclosure problem that has affected nearly every person in the county, but has also brought with it INCREDIBLE buying opportunities....time to go shopping!

In this week's episode, I join forces with Bank of America's Blake Bench upon the StGeorgeForeclosureTour.com shuttle to talk foreclosures, our upcoming foreclosure tour, and take a brief outside look at a HOT foreclosure that sold in 6 days. We even made a pit stop at In N' Out Burger!

Join us as we kick off the fall 2009 Foreclosure Tour season on September 5th. It is fun, short, FREE and should be enlightening! Details and registration at www.StGeorgeForeclosureTour.com OR www.SoUtahForeclosureTour.com.

 

A really classic way to spend a St. George summer evening is at one of the City of St. George-sponsored "Concerts in the Park." First of all they are FREE, second Vernon Worthen Park is a classic downtown city park with tons of shade & grass, and last but not least, the artists they bring in are typically really great.

In this episode we catch up with Kirby Heyborne, a fantastic singer/songwriter and most well known for his LDS film exploits in everything from the MAJORLY satiristic (and painfully funny) "Singles Ward', "The RM" and Sons of Provo, to some pretty critically acclaimed performances in the more serious "Saints and Soldiers" and the "The Best Two Years." 

This is a GREAT GUY....he was bombarded afterward for literally hours by fans, mostly younger kids and he was surprisingly gracious with his time, funny & sincere. All the best to Kirby in future ventures.

That said, there is still 1 more show left this year, "Stillhouse Road", a Bluegrass Group. http://www.sgcity.org/arts/concert/index.php for more info!

What's with Washington County Property Taxes?!?

by Jeremy Larkin

Did you get your property tax notice this week? Many have and most are wondering why their tax bill is STILL so high after property values have dropped.

Patrice St. Germain with the Daily Spectrum wrote a great piece about it HERE.

Today we discuss "why" that is happening and how we can help you appeal your tax notice - IF APPLICABLE. I like to think of it as my annual "pro-bono" real estate work!

Enjoy and be sure to visit www.DixieHomeValue.com after watching the video if you feel that the assessed value (not tax rate) of your home is still too high. If you do send me a request for free value analysis PLEASE state "property tax appeal" in the comments!

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