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HOMES FOR HEROES Honors St. George Real Estate Agent as #1 in Utah

by Jeremy Larkin

St. George, Utah – March 18, 2015 – Homes for Heroes Corp. has recognized local Real Estate Agent Jeremy Larkin and The Larkin Group of Keller Williams Realty St. George as their top affiliate in Utah for 2014.  His determination and passion for helping heroes has made the dream of home ownership in St. George more attainable for more community heroes than any other Real Estate Agent/Broker in the State of Utah during 2014.

In 2014 alone, Homes for Heroes Affiliates across the country gave back well over $4.5 MILLION to our nation’s heroes including: military personnel, police officers, fire fighters, teachers and health care workers.

“Jeremy and his team exemplify what it truly means to be a member of Homes for Heroes. Being a Homes for Heroes affiliate requires more than just helping heroes with Real Estate needs, it means getting involved in your local community and helping heroes with whatever they need” says Ruth Johnson, Homes for Heroes CEO. 

“We love being part of this program”, remarked Larkin. ”I was born and raised in this community as was my Father. Putting more money back in the pockets of Southern Utah heroes during the home Buying and Selling Process just seems like the right thing to do.”

St. George Real Estate Professional Jeremy Larkin with the Sheriff's Deputy Andy Jacobsen and family after selling their townhome

Homes for Heroes St. George

About Homes for Heroes

Homes for Heroes, the Nation’s Largest Hero Savings Program, is celebrating its thirteenth year of bringing big savings to heroes across the nation. Inspired by the tragic events of 9/11 and heroes who serve and protect their communities and our country, a partnership of Realtors, mortgage lenders, title companies, attorneys and other affiliated service providers created Homes for Heroes, Incorporated.

This collaboration of real estate professionals’ sole purpose is to provide significant savings when buying, selling or refinancing a home. It’s their way of saying Thank You to heroes including: military personnel, police officers, fire fighters, teachers and health care workers. Since the program went national in 2009 the Homes for Heroes team has given back over $8.5 MILLION to our nation’s heroes.

To obtain more information on the Homes for Heroes Program or to register for hero savings, visit www.HomesForHeroes.com or call (866) 443-7637.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longtime listeners and viewers of the Glenn Beck program who are looking to lean on his recommendations in hiring a St. George Real Estate Agent will be pretty happy about this news. 

Beck just launched www.RealEstateAgentsItrust.com to help Home Sellers and Buyers find a reputable Agent in their area. 

The Glenn Beck organization has selected the Larkin Group at Keller Williams Realty as their "trusted" St. George Real Estate Agents. This comes on the heals of a several-year Glenn Beck endorsement of Jeremy Larkin and his team. 

"We're delighted!" Remarked Larkin Group CEO Jeremy Larkin. "Glenn is one of those people with very strong opinions, and very strong values. We realize there are those who may disagree with him on certain points, but we love the fact that Glenn encourages the values of hard work, self-reliance, and good old fashioned 'Freedom".  We're positive that our St. George Real Estate clients, and future clients will appreciate Glenn's support of the Larkin Group and the way we choose to do business."

How does the Glenn Beck Organization Select their Local Real Estate Agent Partners? 

The following summary points can be found on Becks RealEstateAgentsiTrust.com website. 

• Each agent in our network is individually selected by the team at Mercury Real Estate, a Glenn Beck owned company.

• All are full time agents who have a proven track record of success.

• All are like-minded who understand your sensibilities and do business with integrity.

• Employ contemporary marketing to create demand for their home sellers resulting in demand for their clients' homes.

You can see Glenn's endorsement of Jeremy Larkin and the Larkin Group below:

 

 

This Month in Real Estate: July 2014

by Jeremy Larkin

Are you wondering if right now is a good time to enter the St. George Real Estate Market? Check out some incredibly helpful July 2014 Real Estate Stats. CONTACT US for information on how this affects YOU!

Email us at larkingroup@gostgeorge.com or 435-767-9821

This Month in Real Estate: The Spring Home Shopping Season

by Jeremy Larkin

A lot of homeowners are wondering if right now is the time to sell St. George area home. According to a national survey of real estate transactions, over 90% of buyers start their home search using the internet, and then spend almost two months looking before settling on the right one for them. That two month lag time means that houses that are on the market right now are in the best position to close in the early spring.

So if you’re looking to sell in the spring, you’ll want to sell your house now, and get a head start on the competition! Enjoy this short 1:10 real estate market update and video on the Spring Selling season below! And as always, if you have questions about selling your personal home, just contact us at 435-767-9821.

 

Larkin Group Pie Day 2013 a Sweet Success!

by Jeremy Larkin

We did it again. Gave out a WHOLE BUNCH of pies to our Larkin Group Real Estate Clients that is. The "Pie Day" event started 4 or 5 years ago, I guess we stopped keeping track. But clients love the gesture, and we love doing it. 

Larkin Group Pie Day 2013 Clients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year we did over 50 pies, last year more than that, but we held the event on Thanksgiving vs. the Christmas event this year as our planning was beyond poor coming into the end of the year. 

Larkin Group Pie Day 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the event, just visit the Pie Day page! Larkin Group Pie Day'

And to see a photo highlight album of Pie Day 2013, just click here: Larkin Group Pie Day 2013

Larkin Group Pie Day 2013 Delivery Crew

Eco-Friendly Features Buyers Want in a Home

by Jeremy Larkin

Updating your St. George house will not only make it more appealing to buyers when you decide to put it on the market, but it could also save you money on your utilities until you decide to sell. Enjoy this 1:13 video detailing the top Eco-friendly features St. George home Buyers are seeking. For more information, feel free to reach out to us directly - 435-767-9821, or larkingroup@gostgeorge.com

 

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

What Drives First-Time Home Purchases?

by Jeremy Larkin

Well funny you should ask, because we've got an answer! According to a report by KW (Keller Williams Realty) research, St. George first-time home purchases, as well as those nation-wide, are most driven by the following 3 factors: 

1. The current market

2. Financial readiness

3. Location & Price 

Get the full "scoop" in real people's terms in this super short 1:29 video:

If you're a first-time Buyer (or any type of Buyer for that matter..) looking to search for your own home, enjoy free 24-hour access to every single available property in Washington County, including "coming soon" listings before the sign even goes up! Here's that link: St. George Home Search

 

Which Home Updates Matter Most when Selling?

by Jeremy Larkin

 

St. George area Home Sellers often ask us about this exact thing. "Jeremy, we're thinking of selling, should we _____________ (Paint, carpet, replace cabinets, install a water park...)?"

The correct answer is always, "IT DEPENDS". 

There is more to selling a home than just throwing a sign in the yard. Certain renovations are losers, others are winners, but most of them will most importantly help you SELL THE HOME, not necessarily put $$ back in your pocket. 

Here's a SHORT video about the top 3 home updates completed prior to selling a home: 

If you've got questions about pre-sale remodeling at your home, just pick up the phone and ask! 435-767-9821 or larkingroup@gostgeorge.com

You can also get a quick snapshot of what YOUR home would sell for in this market below: 

 

Epic St. George Views had Tamarack Ridge Seller "At Hello"....

by Jeremy Larkin

2298 S. 1400 E. St. George, Utah – I’ve seen a BUNCH of St. George view homes in my nearly 400 sales as a Real Estate Professional, but this one is truly spectacular. Located high above St. George Golf Club, you’ve got a bird’s eye view of just about everything from Bloomington Hills to Downtown, to Snow Canyon.

If the views aren’t inspiring enough, the craftsmanship and condition should be. From the floor to ceiling windows, elaborate chef’s kitchen, or 3 master suites, the home is truly exceptional and perhaps most amazing for a home of this size, utilities are CHEAP.  Located on the Dixie Power grid, the Owners share that combined gas & electricity bills (on the budget plan) run right around $100.00 monthly…whoa!

Check it out below and be sure to comment with your feedback on what you most like about this spectacular St. George view home!

For current pricing and to view other Larkin Group featured listings, visit http://www.gostgeorge.com/Property/2298-S-1400-E-St-George-Utah

SELLER SAYS:

“The things I love about St. George are the warm and friendly people of the area; the myriad of year-round activities for all ages like the Huntsman senior games, area art festivals, Kayenta art shows and galleries, as well as the Tuacahn outdoor theater performances; the stunning natural wonders so close from our front door like Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, and Monument Valley; and being only 40 minutes from the incredible live performances of the Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City which are attended repeatedly by patrons worldwide.  The weather and golfing are pretty great, too!”

“When our agent first drove into Tamarack Ridge Estates to show us this home 9 years ago, we were overwhelmed with this secluded, prestigious neighborhood where the beautiful homes not only boasted manicured lawns but also overlook billion-dollar views of mountains, city, St. George Golf club and pond.”

“To "pop in" to Harmon's grocery with its’ deli, salad/soup bar, and quick check-out aisle just a short 5 'away is a most welcome delight!  Our gas tank is always full thanks to the gas station on the corner at the bottom of the hill the home sits on.  It is so quick and easy to get to IHC’s Dixie Regional Medical Center, as well as one of many urgent care facilities in the area – it’s literally a 7 or 8 minute drive. And it's just a "skip" to our college, campus activities, and live performances at the Cox Auditorium on campus. Oh, yes, and you can actually walk to the St. George Golf Club from your front door, just one of many golf courses in the area!”

“We were absolutely awestruck by the home, the secluded but so-accessible location, the billion-dollar views, the bright and open floor plan, as well as the quality and new condition of the home.” 

St. George Golf Course View Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a "Certified Pre-Owned" Property - contact us for details on what that means for the future homeowner. 

“From the first day we arrived in St. George, we always anxiously awaited live performances at the Tuacahn outdoor theater, Shakespeare in Cedar City, the many art shows and art festivals, the Cox Auditorium performances, a delicious meal or cup of coffee at Xetava Gardens in Kayenta after browsing the pottery and several art galleries, collecting art work, as well as always exploring and the taking of breathtaking photography everywhere we turned in Southern Utah.”

“Something we should mention is that our home is exceptionally quiet.  Our utility bills are very low -around $200 TOTAL for gas and electricity (on the budget plan,) which is truly amazing for a 5566 square foot home!  Our home is nestled in such a beautiful area with one of the very best home owners' associations in town, resulting in practically no turnover in the neighborhood.  

“This was our dream home we went through so much to be able to move into.  It has brought us immense joy and tranquility from the first day we moved in and on a daily basis thereafter.  It is really heart-wrenching to have to give it up but exciting to know someone else will love and enjoy it as much as we have.”

For more information or to schedule a private viewing of this property, contact the Larkin Group at 435-767-9821, or CLICK HERE to search for other St. George View homes. 

 

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