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. 


March 15, 2020

March 2020 St George Real Estate Market Update

March 2020 St George Real Estate Market Report

What an unusual time we are facing in the world today. The pandemic is something everyone has considered, but few have planned. We are still quite early into the ripple, and the full extent of the effect may not be realized for several months. Perhaps it will be a small blip on the radar, or maybe it will spiral. I suspect the result will be somewhere in the middle. My thoughts are that the housing market will momentarily lose some traction, but I do not suspect that we will see anything genuinely significant. Honestly, I'm wondering if this could be the calm before the housing surge. People are taking a life break, spending time with family or alone, and likely reflecting on life. Those who have been considering changing their current situation, moving across town or cross country may decide at this moment….(or once we are in the clear) to act now on these pent-up plans. Others may be financially forced into it, job or pay loss may result in forced sales and relocation. With ridiculously low-interest rates, stocks that were seeing all-time highs (I'm sure many people moved their profits to a more stable portfolio at the first sign of this impending trouble)…I don't know—I think we may see a bit of a frenzy when the wave recedes.

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March 10, 2020

2069 W Ancestor Point Cir, St George Utah

Reflections of SunRiver St George Listing

2069 Ancestor Point Circle

Sunriver 55+ Gated Community Reflections home for saleOpportunity knocks! You can live in a rare 55+ gated community right here in St George. Reflections is a smaller, more exclusive section of Sunriver having their private amenities, and the ability to utilize everything you already love about the main SunRiver amenities.



4 bedroom (or 3 bedrooms and a den)

Extended 3 car garage

Amazing upgrades

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March 2, 2020

2127 W Azzurro Drive, St George, UT 84770

SunBrook St George Utah Home For Sale

Sunbrook St George Home For Sale

2127 W. Azzurro Drive
St George, UT 84770

Price: $335,900
MLS 20-211537

Bedrooms: 3
High Ceilings, Beautiful Backyard
Bathrooms: 2
Garage: 2.
Square Footage: 1,665

Sunbrook is a community centrally located just off Dixie Drive in St George. As you turn to enter the community, you travel up the hill, and within seconds you’re greeted with some of the most amazing views found anywhere in St George. About a quarter of the way up, there is an area to pull out—it’s hard not to stop there to admire the view:

SunBrook View

Red mountains, golf course green, mature landscape, endless skies…it is among the best views found. Sunbrook is a public course and is among the only in the area to feature 27 championship holes. Check out my listing located within Dolce Vista, only three homes away from this spectacular course. Even if you’re not a golfer (I am not), you will undoubtedly appreciate the beauty and backdrop. Who doesn’t enjoy acres of green that you won’t have to maintain?

2127 W. Azzurro Drive St George, Utah is a 3-bedroom, 2 bath home, constructed in 2007 with multiple upgraded selections. The owners constructed this home intending to retire, so all details were well thought out. As you pull up, you’ll first appreciate the mature landscape—you’ll never get this with a new construction home (you’ll be waiting several years to see that).  The gated front entry is a beautiful touch, adding to security, privacy, and it adds to the character with this style of home. Travertine floors throughout (no carpet), granite, plumbed central vac, added insulation, upgraded windows, and amazing vaulted ceilings throughout make this 1665sqft home feel so much more significant.

SunBrook Golf Course home for saleBecause of the vast ceiling height, there are big windows that fill the home with light and view of the beautiful greenery and sky. The master bedroom features a glass surround shower and separate tub, perfect for relaxing. There are handicap features in the shower and bathroom, making this home is ideal to age in place.

Neutral tones will make decorating easy and will go with any plan. The kitchen is bright and airy, with beautiful granite counters, a sink which has a large window adding to natural light, and the island acts as the centerpiece joining the great room and dining area together for the ultimate gathering point. There is a food pantry with built-ins off the kitchen, and the laundry room offers a sink and yet another window to bring in the light.

Sunbrook amenities are among the best in all communities. Featuring an indoor and outdoor pool, play area, picnic/party area, multipurpose field, sport court, gym, and positioned at the top of the hill to give you panoramic views for whatever you want to do.

If you’re looking for a functional floorplan, natural light, privacy, and room for storage and furnishings---this is for you. Visit this home today, contact Paula Smith for a private showing. Here are the listing details:

Paula Smith RealtyPath St George

I 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. 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.

Here is the listing link:

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: $315,000
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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