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Pizza Delivery, Real Estate, & Coins for Kids

Paper Boys, Pizza Delivery, St. George Fall Scenery & Real Estate - in 1 video!

Filmed at over 25 locations in St. George, Utahwe had a blast shooting this video! The "We KNOW This Town" video chronicles Jeremy Larkin's deep roots in Utah's Dixie, as well as the systems and tools the Larkin Group is actively deploying to sell a bunch of St. George real estate. Delivering newspapers and pizzas to St. George neighborhoods long before most Realtors could find the place on a map. (seriously)

For many long-time St. George residents this video is a walk down memory lane featuring classic St. George locales such as "Airport Hill", St. George Town Square, Judd's Store, The St. George Tabernacle, East Elementary, Dixie Middle School, Dixie High School, Dixie State College and more. Jeremy even donned an old-school newspaper delivery bag and helmet (wearing a suit nonetheless) for one key scene. What other Real Estate Professional does that!?

The really fun part? When we hit 1000 views we're giving an iPad away...and some other prizes because we can't have just 1 winner. For instructions on how to WIN, click here: Facebook Film Giveaway

Now grab some popcorn, your favorite beverage, and enjoy. And give us some feedback, would ya!?

Special thanks to Mike Gardner of DMG films for brilliant production and editing, and Tel Stewart of "Piano Guys" fame for mind-boggling video including the use of a DJI Phantom "Helicopter" setup with GoPro Hero 3 attached. 

See Mike Gardner's YouTube channel here: 
http://www.youtube.com/dmgfilmsusa
See Tel Stewart's Channel here: http://www.youtube.com/telstewart

1700 Kids from 800 Families Need Us!

I had the honor of guest Carl Lamar of KONY Country on the GoStGeorge Radio program this last week. Not only has he got a great voice for radio, he's a super guy who's been helping families have Christmas for 23 years. 

KONY Coins for Kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you're not sure just what Coins for Kids is, I'll share this directly from their website: 

Coins for Kids is a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the goal of providing Christmas for disadvantaged children in the Washington County area of Southern Utah (Clickhere to learn more about us). 100% of all funds raised are used for this purpose.

There are no administrative costs or paid staff, everyone working with Coins for Kids is a volunteer (Visit our EventsCalendar to view our events and get information on volunteering to assist withthose events).

All donations are completely tax deductible. The money that is raised for this effort comes directly from the community in the form of individual donations as well as corporate donations (Clickhere for more information on our corporate sponsors), there are NO government grants or subsidies. 

NOW THE MOST IMPORTANT PART!

In 2011  we registered and qualified 2454 children in 927 families, our largest year ever! Some of these children were then adopted by other organizations and families (our largest adoption number ever!!) so the Coins for Kids organization actually shopped, wrapped, and delivered Christmas to 1700  children in 800 families.

1700 kids! It's very cool folks. They have volunteer "Santas" who dress up in full Santa gear and deliver the gifts. I've been told by many of them that they've got to have a box of tissues nearby when delivering - emotional stuff. 

Can you give? Even a few bucks? What if Stephen Wade Family trust sweetened the pot and gave you a chance to win 1 of 3 used cars?  Because they are. For details and 3 ways to donate online, as well as the chance to win a car in the process, click here: KONY Coins For Kids Donation Options

THANK YOU! 

 

The topic St. George Real Estate Agents don't want to talk about

And here it is: Is the St. George Real Estate market really slowing down? 

The news is telling you one thing, the guy who just sold his home down your street another, and your Realtor pals something else entirely. Where does the truth lie about the St. George real estate market? Like all truths, probably somewhere in between, but YES - things have slowed. Perhaps temporarily, but I'm telling you right now that it's been a distinct change. 

 

Why don't agents want to talk about this? Because they're afraid it will stop you, the consumer, from doing something. That's why the BEST Realtors get paid well to actually provide perspective on the reality of market conditions, not just act as a glorified tour guide. 

 

So why has it slowed down? I'll give you 3 primary reasons:

 

1. Prices went up this past year. Enough that a few Buyers out there got scared, or were priced out of the market. 

2. It's winter, and cold. $*#* cold in St. George. HISTORICALLY cold. Absurd weather patterns and Black Friday sales can have a strong impact on everything, including your ability to sell a home - albeit temporarily. 

3. People don't trust our Government. I didn't say I did or didn't, I'm just stating that as a rule - the American public is unsure. 

 

So should you be scared? I don't think so. And here’s why:

 

1. Prices are still historically low. HISTORICALLY. 

2. Mortgage Interest rates are historically low. HISTORICALLY. Did we use the word historically yet? I think that's 3 or 4 times so far. And because prices and interest rates are low, there will be hundreds, if not THOUSANDS of would-be Buyers who will be kicking themselves a year or two from now for not having purchased St. George Real Estate during this period. I really believe this. 

3. St. George is a community that most people would die to live in, which is why it will always thrive and grow. 

 

What does this mean for you? That depends on whether you’re considering refinancing, purchasing, selling, or something else. And it depends on your timing. If you’ve got a great Realtor on your team, reach out to them. If not, we’d be happy to answer your questions and give you customized guidance. You can reach us by phone at 435-767-9821, or by email at larkingroup@gostgeorge.com

 

Below is a link to this month's St. George and Washington County Real Estate report. Click on the IMAGE BELOW to see it now. Remember that we update this report the first Monday of every month!

 

Washingon County Real estate report

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Contact Information

Photo of Jeremy Larkin - The Larkin Group Real Estate
Jeremy Larkin - The Larkin Group
Keller Williams Realty
50 E 100 S, Suite 300
St. George UT 84770
435.767.9886
Fax: 435-359-5085

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