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Are you thinking about moving to Utah? We would suggest the beautiful valley city of St. George.

This growing city is the perfect place for adventurous people and families to have fun with tons of outdoor recreation opportunities.

Here are 5 reasons to move to the city of St. George Utah.

City of St. George Utah Has a Great Job Market

The state of Utah has recently had a 2.9 percent job growth. This makes Utah one of the faster-growing job markets in the country.

People are finding their homes in the St. George area because of the many job opportunities that are available here and because it is one of the more affordable cities in Utah.

You will see that there are many new build construction being done on both homes and apartments to…

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It's no secret that COVID has drastically impacted the global economy. In some regions, countless businesses have been forced to close their doors due to the sharp decline in revenue.

Interestingly, though, the economy of Utah remains one of the strongest in the nation. This is an especially attractive attribute for those who wish to buy or sell a home.

Not quite sure how to begin? We’ve got all the info you need. Let's explore everything you should keep in mind.

Tourism

For those who are unaware, the tourism industry is one of Utah's most profitable.

The state boasts five national parks, including the renowned Zion National Park. In fact, only Alaska and California have a higher number of national parks, making it one of the most…

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When you turn on the news each day, it's hard to battle back the wave of bad news. It's unemployment this and pandemic that. 

Sure, no place on earth is exempt from the perils of a worldwide pandemic, but certain corners of the country are more immune than others from a tanking economy and hopeless joblessness. 

Here in the great state of Utah, we're holding our footing on low unemployment rates and high economic strength. In layman's terms, we're going to outline why Utah was just named #1 in the US economy.

Then, we're going to take a short walk through three of our favorite communities that you just might want to call home. Put on your sunscreen; we're going to show you what this wild desert oasis has to offer.

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House Republican leaders proposed a tax bill Thursday that would reduce the popular mortgage interest deduction by 50%, for some households. Currently, homeowners can deduct interest payments for mortgage loans up to $1 million. With the newly proposed bill this deduction would be preserved for existing mortgages, but would limit new purchase loans up to $500,000.  In addition, the rule allowing homeowners to deduct property taxes from their taxable income would be capped at $10,000.  If passed, the bill will most assuredly have a negative impact on housing and real estate nationwide.  In a statement, National Association of Realtors President William Brown said, "Eliminating or nullifying the tax incentives for homeownership puts home values and…

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Whether you're buying, selling, or a first-time home buyer, you need to know the pulse of the St. George Real Estate Market. Here are 5 big trends to watch!

Are you looking to buy or sell a home in the St. George, Utah area? If so, you're in luck! The real estate market is booming in this scenic southwestern city and for good reason. Sometimes referred to as "Utah's Florida," St George offers great weather including over 300 days of sunshine per year, world-class golf, and close proximity to Zion National Park and many other state and national parks and monuments.

Today, we're breaking down St George real estate trends to watch, so you'll know what to look for when making your next move.

Ready to learn more? Let's dive in!

1. The Market is…

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Home-Price Growth Fastest in 7 Years, CoreLogic Says

As housing inventory remains low, prices continue to rise, posting the fastest year-over-year growth since 2006, according to data released Tuesday.

Home prices, including distressed sales, rose 2.6 percent in May and were up 12.2 percent from a year earlier, the largest annual growth since February 2006, according to CoreLogic, an Irvine, Calif.-based analysis firm. Excluding short sales and other distressed properties, prices rose 2.3 percent in May and were up 11.6 percent from the year-earlier period.

"As we approach the halfway point of 2013, home prices continue to respond positively to the reductions in home inventory thus far," said Mark Fleming, CoreLogic's chief economist.

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The 2013 Washington County Economic Summit, also known as What's Up Down South, took place this past week at the Dixie Center.  The overall census during the Summit is the economy in St. George, Utah is back.  2013 guarantees to be a year of increased growth as businesses continue to build new facilities, thus; creating more jobs and bringing more people to Washington County.  A few reasons businesses are looking at St. George to expand their businesses are its labor force and logistics.  The work force is educated and reliable.  St. George City is also centrally located to allow companies effective shipment of their product.  Businesses, such as Family Dollar, feel St. George and Washington County area's great locations just a good place to be.

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Looking for some tax relief?  According to a study conducted by The Tax Foundation, Utah has one of the top 10 climates in the nation for businesses.  See the Tax Foundation's Report.

The report ranks States according to how business friendly they are, and has Utah ranked 3rd in the nation for property taxes, and 5th for corporate taxes - with an overall ranking of 10.  Utah's sales tax rate is ranked 22nd in the U.S.

Touting Utah's business-friendly atmosphere, Spencer P. Eccles, Executive Director of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, said "We've done a good job ensuring that we have a very business-friendly environment in the state of Utah and that's attractive to companies...whether you're talking about Salt Lake or all the way…

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