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What You Should Consider Before Buying a Home on Foreclosure

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If you are looking for a new home for yourself and your family you may be tempted to check into buying home foreclosures. Foreclosures can allow you to get a home at a lower price, but there are also pitfalls. Planning and research are key to find the solution that will work the best for your future needs. The Positives Continue Reading →

3 Best Remodel Projects to Add Value to Your Home

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Boosting amenities and features in your home go a long towards its market value. By assessing your needs, your budget, and your skill set, you can create a more inviting, usable home that you can enjoy more while you live in at and get more out of it when it’s time to sell. But what are the best remodel projects Continue Reading →

A New St. George Home Community: RiverStone

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St. George is seeing a resurgence in new home offerings. RiverStone, a new Ence Homes community, is one of the city’s newest additions. This quiet, smaller desert community has beautiful brand new homes now available and they’re accepting reservations on spots to be built. RiverStone is located off Pioneer Road in St. George near the Calvary Chapel church. It’s just Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Better Protect Your Home

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Home burglary causes billions of dollars in damages each year. While St. George has crime rates that are relatively low compared to other similarly sized U.S. cities, there are still hundreds of home burglaries in the city each year. Data from the 2012 FBI crime report shows the average home burglary causes $1,675 in losses. Better protect your home, your Continue Reading →

2014 St. George Parade of Homes

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Starting on Friday, February 14th and ending on Sunday, February 23rd, the 2014 St. George Area Parade of Homes features 28 incredible Southern Utah homes with a wide range of sizes, styles, and neighborhoods to choose from. The 28 homes are custom and semi-custom featuring Southwestern, Tuscan, Classic, Modern, Contemporary, and Traditional designs. Golf course communities, gated communities, active senior Continue Reading →

Utah Third Fastest Growing State

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While the overall U.S. population has been nearly stagnant over the past three years, Utah was the third fastest growing state based on Census figures estimates for the period ending on July 1, 2013. Utah’s population has grown 5.0% trailing only North Dakota, boosted by an oil and gas boom) at 7.4% and Texas at 5.2%. Washington, D.C. also had Continue Reading →

New FHA Loan Limits for 2014 in Washington County

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Getting a loan has become more difficult since the 2008 housing downturn. Lenders have become more strict with their underwriting guidelines. This has made getting Federal Housing Authority (FHA) financing a popular choice for home buyers. FHA loans are less stringent and more forgiving of credit blemishes than conventional loans yet still offer attractive interest rates. However, starting January 1, Continue Reading →

The Impact of Interest Rates on a New Home Purchase

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If you are planning to purchase a home soon, paying close attention to and understanding interest rates is a critical step in the process. A higher interest rate means you will pay more for the mortgage each month. A 1% increase in interest rates decreases a buyer’s purchasing power by more than 10%! Current mortgage rates are now at a Continue Reading →

10 Fun Holiday Events in Dixie

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The St. George area has a wide number of events to celebrate the season. Many of the events are indoors, but with the pleasant fall weather, there’s plenty to do outside as well. Here’s ten of our favorite St. George area holiday events. 1. Candy Cane Lane Boutique. Get a head start on celebrating the magic of the season with Continue Reading →

Is Staging Your Home Worth The Cost?

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A home for sale that is staged can really shine. A clean, well-maintained home with attractive furnishings that is available to be seen virtually at any time gives it a leg up against other homes. But there are potential drawbacks to staging. Staging a home can cost thousands of dollars, and there’s always the question whether the investment is truly Continue Reading →

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