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Check out our new listing in The Cliffs of Snow Canyon


Rare patio home available in the gated community of the Cliffs of Snow Canyon. Like new condition, awesome floor plan. Beautiful kitchen with professional grade appliances, large great room, 3 bedrooms, including large master and casita with kitchenette and separate entrance. Private back courtyard to enjoy the sun. Neighborhood pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, and yard maintenance for only $150/mo!


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Check out our new listing in Eagle Rock


Bright, well maintained home in one of the most desired neighborhoods in town, Eagle Ridge. Home offers beautiful finishes and a great floor plan with white kitchen, 2 master bedrooms on the main floor, walk-out basement with 4 bedrooms and a second kitchen. Perfect location close to the hospital, shopping, golf, restaurants, etc.

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Dream Home at Your Dream PriceWhatever the current state of the housing market, there are always foreclosed and pre-foreclosed homes for sale -- just waiting for buyers. But knowing how to find foreclosures can be a daunting first step. Here are some helpful tips on finding the right home at the right price.

    • The Banks. A foreclosure takes place when an owner is unable to maintain their mortgage payments, and the property reverts to the creditor, which, often times, is a bank. These banks sometimes maintain listings of foreclosed properties on their websites. Check the listings of banks where you already have an account. You may be able to capitalize on the relationship you already have with them.
    • A Little Legwork. If there's a particular neighborhood in which you'd
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Other than marriage or the birth of a child, there are few life events that can compare to purchasing your first home. Despite the diverse lifetime aspirations among Americans, homeownership is one goal that is common across all social, cultural, and economic lines. Our homes are more than just our own private spaces, but they are symbols of security, individuality, and success.

The purchase of a home is the single biggest investment that the average person will make in their lives. When you put yourself through the process of submitting an offer, closing the deal, and signing a 20 or 30 year mortgage. you want to make sure you're making the best decision for yourself and your family.

It is no secret that the housing market has been erratic in recent

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Did you know that, as of 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau declared St. George, Utah as the one of the top two fastest growing metropolitan areas? With a 2012 population of 144,809 and counting, it is clear that St. George is attracting a large number of Americans, and swaying a number of them to permanently call the region home. What are the some of the top reasons people are moving to St. George, Utah?

A Rich History, With Dinosaurs

In 1861, Brigham Young, the president of the Church of the Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, began a cotton mission in St. George, Utah. During the same year, and around the beginning of the Civil War, Young established a settlement in Washington County, Utah. As a result, the area boasts deep religious roots, and a breadth of Civil…
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Finding perfect luxury homes can be difficult, and at times can feel impossible. Because it is so rare an occurrence for people, and due to all of the rules and regulations, taxes and fees, most people have no idea how to buy real estate. When you are interested in the housing market and looking at homes for sale, a real estate agent can be an invaluable asset.

A real estate agent can keep things real and honest for you. They will provide full disclosure and walk you through the process, explaining everything. Be sure to find the right real estate agent who will do more than help you locate luxury homes and take care of the confusing paperwork for you. It should be empowering and a learning experience.

The process starts with introductions to your agent, to…
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Did you know that mortgage rates are at historic lows? This is all thanks to the Federal Reserve's unprecedented maneuvers to stimulate economic growth. If you've been thinking about it, then know that now is the right time to get into Utah real estate. 

St. George is one particular area with a lot of real estate that's worth investment. It's a city located in the southwestern part of Utah, right on the border of Arizona, and the county seat of Washington County. It's pleasantly populated, with (according to the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau) a population of 75,561. Plus, there is plenty of great golf real estate  in St. George. The majority of golf properties in the U.S. are homes, town homes, and condos, and all are marked at astoundingly affordable rates. The

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School boundaries are major factor in home-buying decision, survey finds

As kids begin to go back to school, a new survey is out that suggests location to schools is a major factor in people's home-buying experience.  The survey done by states three out of five home buyers say school boundaries will affect where they purchase a home.  According to, almost 60% of home buyers would go over budget anywhere from 1% to 20% to obtain a home in their desired school boundaries while just over 40% would not.

For those home buyers that said school boundaries will affect where they purchase a home over 90% stated it was important to somewhat important.  Those same home buyers are also willing to give up several amenities to live in the

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St George, Utah, with its red rock deserts, sandstone canyonsIn addition to the old adage, "Location, location, location," most real estate investing tips boil down to one common theme. Buy low, and sell high. Buying foreclosed homes is a great way to do just that. And by buying foreclosed homes in beautiful St George, Utah, with its red rock deserts, sandstone canyons, and excellent golf courses, you can effectively cover all the core tenets of real estate purchasing in one fell swoop.

A foreclosure is when the holder of a property lien is forced to terminate the lien before the expected date, most often due to a failure to make payments by the borrower. This action makes it possible for the lien holder to then place the property back on the market, with the intention of recouping whatever losses they may have…
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Washington County Real Estate Market

Washington County's real estate market, which fell apart in 2006 after an extraordinary run that attracted national attention, is struggling back to health.

An increase in sales of existing single-family homes has been fueled by a revived Utah economy and record low interest rates.  Foreclosed and short-sale properties are almost non-existent.  New construction of homes is on the rise as well.

"In Washington County, we have probably only 20 bank-owned properties left.  A lot of people are no longer upside down [in their mortgages].  The biggest problem we have in our market today is getting enough properties to sell," said Ryan Andersen, an agent at ERA Brokers Consolidated in St. George.

Homes priced under

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