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. 

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Oct. 26, 2018

92 S Avallon Drive St George, UT 84770

4 Bedrooms with a POOL and NO HOA

THIS HOME IS NOW SOLD as of 2/2019

$368,000

1963sqft, built in 2010

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath

2 Car Garage

Larger Lot with Pool

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Oct. 23, 2018

October 2018 St George Utah Real Estate market report

Sellers in St George, Utah have been enjoying a firm “sellers market” for quite some time, but is there a shake up on the horizon?  Housing trends across the board have been signaling a slowdown or softening of the real estate market.  Today, we can begin to see this, here in Southern Utah.  These are similar trends as those we witnessed around 2007, when the housing market began to tumble.  Take a look at this past 2 years graphic.

 St George Utah Real Estate Market Conditions 2018

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Oct. 11, 2018

1736 Wide River Dr. St George, Utah 84790 SunRiver

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage Sunriver Home For Sale

THIS HOME IS NOW SOLD as of 1/2019

Paula Smith SunRiver home for sale

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath

1740sqft Built in 1999

2Car Garage

$295,000

Listed by Paula Smith RealtyPath

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Oct. 2, 2018

The Best Schools In St George Utah

If you’re considering moving to St George, Utah a common question among buyers is “what is the best school in St George?”.  For families with school-aged children, schools are critical.  There are school rating websites available, such as "Great Schools School Rating St George" and some buyers make decisions specifically based on these ratings.  The purpose of this article is not to tell you “which school in St George is the best” but more of an informational guide to the different schools around the area.  We have lived out here since 2006, and we have school-aged children. I’ve personally been involved with (and children enrolled in) several schools around the area (private, charter, and public) so I do feel like I can speak from experience. 

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July 26, 2018

St George Utah Housing Market Report July 2018

Our St George Utah real estate market is already half way through the year.  We’ve had some rather hot, dry, and even humid conditions to contend with this year.  While July (and August) is typically among the warmest of our desert months, it did seem to start a little sooner this year.  Combined with the monsoons bringing (much needed) rain, monsoons also add to the humidity which we are not accustomed to experiencing in this usually dry climate.  No complaints however, it’s a small price to pay to live in such a beautiful piece of the country.  The real estate market continues to stay hot, and the summer heat only seem to add some sizzle to the market.  

Our inventory is about the lowest we’ve seen in since January 2016.  Our sales are trending upward (although we do have months that jump around a bit).  Below, is a snapshot of our greater St George real estate market sales and inventory (this includes St George as well as surrounding areas: Santa Clara, Ivins, and Washington):

July 2018 St George Utah Real Estate Conditions

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July 18, 2018

1583 W Songbird Drive Sunriver St George Home For Sale

Immaculate LIKE NEW Sunriver Home For Sale

THIS HOME IS NOW SOLD! SOLD IN 24 HOURS!!

$365,000

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath

3 Car Garage

Larger Lot

If you’re looking for a fantastic home in Sunriver, you don’t want to miss this new listing.  The owners had this home custom built with every detail well planned. As you enter the home, you’ll instantly notice the beautiful wood floors and cabinetry, the attention to detail throughout the home is neutral, yet sophisticated.   This is a modified Transitions floor plan, which was enlarged from the original floor plan giving this a generously sized greatroom and an already larger master bedroom.  This modification makes it very comparable to the popular Aspirations (or Windsong) floor plan….only better!  Why is this plan better? Because the master is a split floor plan, so the owners bedroom is located on the opposite side of the home from the guest and office (or den).  The walk-in closet is much larger, and there is a dedicated laundry room (no passing through the laundry room to get to the garage).  Speaking of garage, you will appreciate the spacious 3 car garage.  There is a whole-house humidifier as well as an instant hot water loop, upgraded (high efficiency) A/C (heatpump), water softener, and reverse osmosis. 

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June 16, 2018

St George Utah Real Estate Housing Market Report June 2018

Greater St George Utah Real Estate Market Report for June 2018

Summer in St George is in full swing, and the only thing hotter is our St George Utah real estate housing market.  Inventory remains low and sales are high, which contributes to this aggressive and fast paced real estate market.   Here is a quick snapshot (photo below) illustrating the past two years, this graph offers insight and I’ll further analyze the status below.  Also, if you’re interested in more specific statistics or reports I’ve missed, please offer your input—contact Paula Smith with RealtyPath directly and let me answer your questions.

St George Utah Real Estate Housing Market report

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April 6, 2018

301 South 1200 East #33 The Mesas of St George

2 bedrooms plus a loft in The Mesas! 

THIS HOME IS NOW SOLD!

Condo for sale the Mesas St GeorgeLocation…Location…Location!!!  Do you know where The Mesas is located?  The Mesas in St George is located just off River Road, steps away from everything you need!  You’ll find several dining venues, Target, Harmons Grocery Store, Intermountain Hospital…. all either across the street or less than one block.  Not far from Dixie University and easy access to I15, this is quite possibly the best location for a primary residence or a second home.  Surrounded by lush green common area lawns and large mature trees, and steps away from the clubhouse, pool and spa---even though there is a one car garage, you won’t even need a car, living here!

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March 19, 2018

Purchasing a St. George Vacation Home Rental

Help Understanding the Requirements on St. George Vacation Homes

Learn about rules for St. George vacation homes before you buy.Right now, a big debate in the area is St. George vacation homes and short term rentals. Online services like AirBnB and VBRO provide a platform for homeowners to rent their homes, or rooms in their homes, to short term renters who are often vacationers. While the services are very convenient, local authorities cite concerns about safety, trash, parking, and property values. Currently, most cities within Washington County do not allow homeowners to rent out their houses or rooms in their home for short stays of a few days or weeks. The exception is in designated zones for nightly rentals.

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March 6, 2018

St George Utah Real Estate Market Report March 2018

March 2018 St George market report

Welcome March! The Parade of Homes is now behind us and Spring is rapidly approaching, although with the strange weather pattern we seem to be having (70’s one week and 50’s and even some snow the next week) our trees and flowers, like the rest of us, are confused.  Do we put away our sweaters or not?  So back to the St George real estate housing market report, lets look at what has been going on for the first couple of months of 2018.  As of today (March 6th, 2018) we will look at the greater St George area, residential real estate.  

In a nutshell…inventory is up…sales are down.  Don’t panic!  There isn’t anything to worry about, and nothing unusual as much of the country is experiencing similar trends.  Focusing on St George specifically…our inventory spike is a relatively natural occurrence for the Parade of Homes season, and compared to the previous couple of years, we are still VERY low in inventory, so an inventory spike is welcomed, for sure.  Sales being a little lower isn’t unusual either, sales typically spike in March and then a soft reset for April.  

St George Utah Homes Sold Report

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