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Reports from the first quarter of 2017 show now is the best time to sell a home in 10 years. Housing markets have recovered from the recession, home prices are up, and home builders are having a hard time keeping up with demand. If you've ever considered selling, now is the perfect time to place your home on the market.

By the Numbers

Nationally, sellers are seeing an average of $44,000 in gains right now and home prices are up 13%. In Utah, median sale prices also reached an all time high of $295,000. Homes are on the market for shorter amounts of time, in some of the fastest-selling areas around the country they're only on the market for about 3 weeks. While these are statistics and not guarantees, they show much growing home values are

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St. George, Utah is an excellent option for a vacation home! There’s so much to do and see and enjoy. Here are the top 10 reasons to buy a vacation home in St. George:

  1. The Scenery

Southern Utah is one of the most gorgeous regions in the world. The red rock deserts, majestic mountains and deep blue skies gives residents and tourists alike a gorgeous view nearly all the time.

  1. The Weather

Unlike most of Utah, St. George enjoys nice weather almost all year long. It is sunny almost 300 days year, almost never snows, and the average temp is 51-77 degrees. This makes it the perfect place to vacation to no matter what time of year.

  1. Easy Access to Adventure

There is so much to do in the surrounding areas

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The cost of living in St. George Utah is 91.8% of the national average according to a new report on the first quarter of 2015. The report published by Site Select Plus shows an improvement over 93.8% that was reported at the end of 2014. St. George, Utah is a relatively inexpensive place to live.

Housing was especially low, at 86.6% of the national average.The Spectrum noted that housing costs were over 90% last year. This may be due to more houses being built and for sale.

“We know that the housing market here is robust,” said Scott Hirschi, Site Select Plus Director, in his interview with The Spectrum.  “Contractors are building and people are buying homes, but apparently at a pretty balanced rate.”

This means that home buyers can buy a

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Is your house feeling a bit tired? After a few years, or even a few months, with a new design, you might start to feel the need for change. An update doesn’t need to be overly complicated or complex. Rather than remodel your entire home, you can add and update a few small accessories to give you the change you’ve been craving. Here are a few hacks to help you think about sprucing up your home.

Window Treatments

The way light enters your room can really change the way it looks. If you have heavy window treatments, replace them with lighter ones to let in more light. Are your plastic blinds old and outdated? Replace them with more modern shutters or wood blinds. Changing your window treatments can make the room feel new.

Get Creative With

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Have you been thinking of starting your own vegetable garden? There are many benefits to gardening, both mental, emotional and physical, plus your family will save money on grocery bills! Spring is the time to plant your garden, so here are some tips to get you started.

Decide How Much You Want to Grow

Do you have a large family of vegetable eaters? Or are you just trying to feed yourself? Determine what you want to grow and how much. Some plants are easier to grow than others, so start with simple plants such as tomatoes, lettuce or potatoes.

Soils, Seeds, Sun and Space

Once you know what you are going to grow, you need to make sure you have the seeds, soil, sun and space to get started! Most vegetables need a minimum of 6-8 hours of sun

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Buying a home can feel like an overwhelming transaction. Luckily, your St. George real estate agent is here to help! Here is a step-by-step guide to purchasing your next home.

  1. Research

There are several aspects of your next home to research before you even start looking. You need to figure out where your credit score is at, and what your budget looks like. You also need to research possible locations, school districts, and neighborhoods to decide where you want your family to settle. You need to decide what you need in a home, and what you’re willing to compromise on. Answer these basic questions before you do anything else.

  1. Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Once you have figured out your budget and determined you have an

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With real estate prices, trends and laws constantly in the news, there is a lot of misinformation floating around. Real estate myths spread like wildfire and not doing your proper homework could cost you. Here are six real estate myths to clear up.

Selling a Home Yourself Saves You Money

Some people might think that they can save money by selling a home themselves and saving on a real estate agent’s commission. As shown in another blog post, this is not the case. Sellers who use a real estate agent almost always make more money than those who try to go it alone. Even after paying a real estate agent’s commision, you are still more likely to walk away with more money.

When Selling, You Don’t need to Stage Your Home

You may think it’s enough

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When selling your home, keep in mind that there are many different factors that contribute to the resale value. A recent study shows that one business, one coffee house in particular, is increasing property values of the homes around it.

And yes, that coffee house is Starbucks.

A recent study printed in the book, Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate by Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries, explains how Starbucks is affecting the real estate market. While homes have appreciated by an average of 65% since 1997, homes near Starbucks have appreciated by 96%. To compare, homes near Dunkin Donuts appreciated by 80%, which is still better than the national average, but not as fast as Starbucks. Home prices near Starbucks have recovered more quickly

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New technology and internet companies are quickly taking the place of everyday services. Hotels, taxis, and car dealers have to compete with sites such as Airbnb and Uber. Can real estate agents also be replaced by the latest app or website? Does the internet make it easy enough to sell and buy a home without representation? Not necessarily. In fact, trying to go it alone can cost you a lot of money and add unnecessary work and stress to your real estate transaction. Here are reasons why you should still work with a real estate agent.

Knowledge of the Area

A quick Google search may make you feel like you know all the real estate options in St. George, but this is never the case. New homes are going onsale all the time, and people who try to look

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A recent article in The Spectrum reported that St. George real estate is continuing to improve after the recession. People who had to give up homes and leave the market are now in a position to purchase real estate again and get out of rental properties.

Rental Properties

After the housing bubble burst in 2015, many people lost their homes and moved into rental properties. Because St. George doesn’t have a lot of rental properties, a shortage in St. George has driven up the price of rent. This could change as bank regulations loosen and people become emotionally ready to purchase a home again. St. George hopes to see more purchasing and less renting in 2015.

St. George Demographic

The largest demographic group moving to St. George has been

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