St George Real Estate Market Conditions Reports and Opinions

Housing market reports, news, statistics, and opinions are brought to you by Paula Smith Associate Broker RealtyPath St George. You will find all market condition reports  for Southern Utah and the St George real estate forecast.  If you would like to have Paula Smith cover particular topics, related to the Southern Utah real estate market, please use the contact information at the top or bottom of this page.  Please note, all topics are written by Paula Smith and everything is the intellectual property and opinion of Paula Smith. 


Dec. 18, 2019

December 2019 St George Market Report

First and foremost, Happy Holidays! From my family to yours, we wish you good health, happiness, and prosperity for the season and the new year. If you’re on my newsletter mail-out program, I hope you’ve been enjoying those. I have been trying to complete them every month, but as you already know—maybe it’s going to end up every other month in my busier seasons. Calendars are being mailed out this week to you, and I’ll have the first 2020 newsletter by the end of January.

I’ll be doing an end of the year statistics report, but I wanted to look at where things are as we head into the final weeks of 2019. Here are the “get to the point” stats for those who aren’t in this for the long read.

  • Median list price YTD is up 7.46%
  • Median SOLD price YTD is up 6.56%
  • Average sale price, YTD, for Greater St George, for 2019, is $364,010.
  • Median Days on the Market (DOM) it up a bit (YTD) at 29 days compared to November, 2018 YTD of 25 days. 
  • Up (YTD) 5.1% for active listings. Currently, we have 875 listed (Greater St George). 
  • Sold listings are up 3.1% (YTD up to November 2018 vs. 2019); we have sold 3,737 as of today (Greater St George). 
  • Pending listings are up 6% (YTD to November), and we are 18 days into December, and 369 homes are pending. 
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Dec. 17, 2019

2325 E. 3860 S. St George Meadow Valley Farms

Selling the dream home…and now is your opportunity to have it.

Almost 1 acre, with a pool, 4.5 car (extended) garage!


Meadow Valley Farms home for sale St George UtahMeadow Valley Farms is a custom home neighborhood in Little Valley (St George), and the homes are on larger parcels of land being half an acre or one-acre lots.  The area is farm-friendly, meaning you can have horses or other animals. This home was built in 2015 and custom. Shy of 4300sqft, having most of the living on the main level and with timeless selections, this home will appeal to many. The master, casita, and another bedroom (used as an office) is downstairs (along with 2 full bathrooms, and 1 half bath).  Upstairs you’ll find 3 additional bedrooms, a large bonus room with a Romeo & Juliet balcony that opens to the entry. The bonus room also offers a large outside (covered) balcony patio which looks to the north and enjoys Pine Mountain Views and views into the red mountains (city lights at night too). There is a full bath (with 2 vanities) and another half bath upstairs as well. 

Little Valley Home for sale with a pool St George UtahAs you approach the front door, you’ll notice the custom iron door with panels that open to enjoy fresh air during our many months of excellent St George weather. The grand entry offers vaulted ceilings, and views to the mountain and backyard.  The office is just off the front door, there are glass double doors, and this is a functional bedroom with a large closet and window if you’d like to use it as such. The Casita or guest room is ahead, with an exterior entrance and ensuite bathroom. The master is also on the main floor, and it’s very spacious, with views to the back overlooking the pool and views. The master bath offers a freestanding tub, extra-large zero entry shower, and extra-long double vanity featuring granite carried throughout the home — two closets (his and her wardrobe) just off the bathroom. 

Little Valley Home for Sale with Pool St George UtahThe beautiful staircase adds to the details with a well-thought-out place for your Christmas tree right at the curve of the staircase. The great room is spacious, as is the kitchen. The island is abundant, with suspended seating and a full-size dining room just off the kitchen. All doors and drawers feature soft-close, and they are taller/deeper for added storage. All details were carefully thought out, giving the most amount of space as well as the best use of space. The in-counter microwave will allow better access for users, and the induction Kitchenaid cooktop is certainly a sought-after feature. If you’re a person that prefers a gas cooktop—you’ll likely change your mind quickly after you realize how amazing an induction is—but if not—there is already a gas line stubbed in so you can switch it out.   Down the hall, you find the half-bath and the laundry/craft room. Even the laundry room has a beautiful view. There is an exterior door offering easy access from the pool to the half bath just outside of the laundry room. 

1 acre lot for sale St George UtahThe backyard is fantastic. There is so much space to turn your dream into reality. There is already a wood fence; if you’ve got horses or farm animals, they can go back there. Or, if you’d like to add an RV garage and Sport Courts, …there is so much room. The pool was completed in 2017, featuring a salt system with high-end equipment, and automatic cover. Ample concrete around the pool gives you so much space to entertain. There are 3 patios and a small trail that takes you to the back. The spiral staircase takes you to the upper deck, where you’ll enjoy more of the view while still seeing the pool. Inside is the bonus room which is wired for surround sound. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs, and all bedrooms are larger with big closets (as well as 3 more storage closets up there too!)

Larger Lot Home for sale St George Utah Little ValleyThere were many upgrades added to the home during construction, including added insulation (interior walls and garage), solid core door, raised ceilings and doors, counter height vanities, cat 5 for rooms and security, and many upgraded electrical features.  If you’d like to see this home, contact Paula Smith today for an appointment. Owner/Agent.


Paula Smith RealtyPath St GeorgeI am Paula Smith, Associate Broker with RealtyPath of St George. I have been a licensed, full time, real estate agent in Southern Utah since 2006.  I have been selling residential real estate during all of the changes in the market as well as witnessing our St George area grow to become one of the fastest-growing cities in America. I keep my finger on the pulse and not only pay attention to what is going on, and I've accurately predicted future market conditions.  

Allow me to be of assistance and earn your business. If you’ve got a home in Southern Utah that you’re thinking of selling and you’d like a property market report, I can send that to you.

If you're ready to buy or sell, I'm prepared to make it happen.  435-773-3751

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Dec. 17, 2019

3563 E Hidden Springs Drive, Washington, UT 84780

Coral Canyon Home for Sale

3563 E. Hidden Springs Drive
Washington, UT 84780

Price: $321,000
MLS 20-209991

Bedrooms: 3
Beautiful, Private Backyard
Bathrooms: 2
Garage: 2.
Square Footage: 1,686

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Nov. 4, 2019

What's Up in St George Utah? November Market Report

November St George area Market Report

Before we get too deep into the holidays that are quickly approaching, I wanted to take a look at the area housing market conditions. This report will focus on the Greater St George area, which includes St George, Santa Clara, Ivins, Washington, and Sunriver. I’ll also be taking a closer look at Sunriver and offering specific information for that community. Also, I’ve got two new listings in there I want you to see.

For those of you that want me to get to the point…the market year to date for the entire county is up over last year. The number sold (for the ENTIRE COUNTY) is up 2%, and the average sale price is up 5%. Specific to St George areas (mentioned above), the number sold is up 1.8%, and the median sale price is up 6.6%. Here is my favorite “go-to” graph, which is illustrating the past two years:

St George Housing Market Report Paula Smith Real Estate

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Nov. 4, 2019

4743 S Martin Drive St George SunRiver Villa

Sunriver Villa Home For SaleSunriver Villa Community, priced at $359,900.

Just in time for the holidays, you have an opportunity to get this perfect gift of a home. The current owner has taken the liberty to make it ideal for you. Located in the Sunriver Villa community (one of our spectacular 55+ communities in St George), you will find 4743 S. Martin Drive St George, Utah. 4743 S. Martin Drive is approximately 1700sqft, with 2 bedrooms, an office, 2 baths, and a 2 and a half car garage. Nearly new, only better because the owner has already installed the shutters, and the landscaping maturity has progressed. 

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Oct. 19, 2019

4515 Cold River Drive Sunriver Home For Sale

Sunriver St George Home For Sale

Sunriver St George resale homeSunriver Home competitively priced at $279,000. Hurry! This won't last.

Sunriver St George is our (almost totally built out) 55+ active adult community. Don’t miss this perfect, highly sought after, Sunriver home. Initially constructed in 1998 but completely renovated in 2017 with all new cabinets, wood floors, granite, stainless steel appliances, new carpet, paint, and fixtures. There is a beautifully added wood accent wall in the master bedroom.  Vaulted ceilings offer a fantastic feeling of space in this home.

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Sept. 25, 2019

OPINION ~St George Utah Property Tax Needs a Change

St George area Property Tax InformationI started a statistics blog for September (FOUND HERE), and I touched on property taxes.  I had more thoughts than I realized, so I separated the article; here are my thoughts on property taxes for Washington County and the St George area. Keep in mind; this is MY opinion. Perhaps you may feel different, and that's okay. I'm not attempting to push "my" agenda, I'm only exampling our county taxes and a possible (brainstorming) solution. 

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Sept. 25, 2019

September 2019 Southern Utah Real Estate Market Update

This report will take a look at the greater St George area (including Santa Clara, Ivins, and Washington). Below, you’ll see a two-year snapshot. If trends repeat, we may expect to see sales dip for September but, likely hold relatively steady as we enter Spring (when sales typically spike).  

St George Utah Housing Market Information

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July 4, 2019

July 2019 St George Housing Market Statistics

Happy 4th of July! Let's take a look at the current market conditions for the greater St George area as well as a specific look at Sunriver, this report is reviewing June 2019. In a quick briefing, the real estate market performed precisely as expected (and noted in my previous blog)…well ALMOST…

July 2019 St George Real Estate Market Update

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July 3, 2019

4595 S. Deer Poppy Circle St George-Sunriver Community

4595 S. Deer Poppy Circle SunRiver St George

4594 S. Deer Poppy Circle.
St George UT. 84770

Sunriver St George home for saleOffered at $445,000.

Sunriver St George is an Active Adult community located within St George Utah. Sunriver is almost built out (completed), and the last remaining lots are small, near the freeway (noise), and expensive! My new listing is in a PRIME LOCATION! Deep in Sunriver, nestled about as far away from I15 as you can get, with one of the larger lots ever available, and ultra-private on a rare-find Cul-de-sac, just down the street from the Dog Park. This new listing is incredible, and in "like new" condition.  Minimally lived in over the years, and it shows with its immaculate presentation. This is a 3 bedroom PLUS a den, and 3 baths. 4595 S. Deer Poppy Cir is a popular Windsong model (currently called Aspirations) and the main house features an open, spacious floor plan having 2 bedroom and a large den (or office) that opens into the great room.  There is a large detached casita (among the largest casita Sunriver builds), and the casita features an open room with an attached bathroom and kitchenette. The casita is independently heated and cooled, and it can be used for multiple purposes…a guest room, studio, office, or a private owners retreat.  

Sunriver resale home St GeorgeTastefully and generously appointed with over $125,000 in upgrades (more today if you tried to duplicate it) and every inch of the home offers attention to detail. A short list of upgrades are: enclosed front courtyard (to enjoy the view), full outdoor kitchen, upgraded (and tinted) windows), multiple bay windows, attic fan, plantation shutters, reverse osmosis, hot water recirculating loop, water softer, pull out shelves in cabinets, stainless/double oven, added storage, added can lighting and hose bibs, all fixtures and ceiling fans upgraded, wired for surround sound, phantom screens, neutral travertine tile, all tile shower surrounds, fireplace (with blower), sink in laundry and garage, storage cabinets in garage, and epoxy floors in garage.  Walking in the front door, you’ll be captivated by the elegance, and with neutral tones, you’ll be able to decorate specific to your own style.

Sunriver home with casita for saleThe backyard space is impressive, with the extended patio and east facing backyard, you'll enjoy shaded afternoons and a perfect entertaining area complete with a full outdoor kitchen.  There is a pre-plumbed area for a fountain or water feature, and the yard is large, with even more space behind the casita. The front courtyard is enclosed and gated, and being on a cul-de-sac with only a couple of homes on the street, vehicle traffic is virtually non-existent.  A short walk will take you to the dog park, Veterans Park, or the trail system.  Of course, the Sunriver Clubhouse is yours to use and offers an indoor and outdoor pool/spa, full gym, computer lab, library, billiards room and multi-use room available for club meetings or weekly card games. 

This home cannot be duplicated for anything close to this price. Surrounded by mature landscape, you won’t have to wait years to enjoy the park-like natural beauty that you desire today.  Don’t settle for new construction, with half of the upgrades at a higher price—enjoy this home and features with no wait! Quick closing is possible. If you'd like a private tour of this home, contact Paula Smith today and I will set it up.  I don't expect this home to last long, so do not delay.

All information provided is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Listed by Paula Smith RealtyPath St George. 


Paula Smith RealtyPath St GeorgeI am Paula Smith, Associate Broker with RealtyPath of St George. I have been a licensed, full time, real estate agent in Southern Utah since 2006.  I have been selling residential real estate during all of the changes in the market as well as witnessing our St George area grow to become one of the fastest growing cities in America. I keep my finger on the pulse and not only pay attention to what is going on, but I've also been able to accurately predict what's to come.  

Allow me to be of assistance and earn your business. If you’ve got a home in Southern Utah that you’re thinking of selling and you’d like a property market report, I can send that to you.

If you're ready to buy or sell, I'm ready to make it happen. 

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