Archive for August, 2012


Hit Bottom? Housing prices show signs of rising as number of homes on market drops.

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With the number of foreclosures and regular inventory homes for sale down in Washington County, experts in the field are confident the area has hit the bottom of the housing market crisis, and home sales are on the rise.

Cindy Campbell, president of the Washington County Board of Realtors, said she has seen home prices rise by about 3 percent compared to this time last year.

“Looking

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Area Contractors Report Increase in Building Permits

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St. George-After some difficult years, construction is starting to look like a bright spot in the Southern Utah economy again, with building permits up, more homes selling and home prices rising.
The industry hit hardest by the Great Recession and the end of Southern Utah’s housing boom–experts estimate 50 percent of area contractors either left the area or went out of business–is finally seeing some recovery, and construction workers are getting

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Sweet Lindsey

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ST. GEORGE- The Southern Utah Home Builders Association recently announced the start of its 2012 Home Builders Care service project. During the next few months, SUHBA will construct a 1,560 square-foot home equipped with handicapped-accessible features for a St. George resident with special needs.

Called by her grandfather, “Sweet Lindsey”, she is a 20-year-old art student at Dixie State College who has been unable to use her hands or legs since birth. Her Grandfather, Glen Martin, has been saving

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Building A Custom Home

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Checklist For Hiring A Builder

Do your homework before hiring a Custom Home Builder

Use this checklist to help you select a builder to build your home.

1- Does the builder have a permanent business location and a good reputation with local banks and suppliers?

2- How long have they been in the building business? It usually takes three to five years to establish a financially sound business. Will they be around after the construction is complete to service any warranties?

3- Have

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Making Homes Affordable to More Utahns Than Ever

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Posted By Vicky Beck
Republic Mortgage Home Loans

We are excited to be able to offer two new loan programs for borrowers with low to moderate income and lower credit scores.

The Utah Housing Corporation’s HomeAgain Loan and Score Loan are available to repeat home buyers as well as first-time buyers.

Eligible borrowers may qualify for a Down Payment Assistance second mortgage to help with down payment and closing costs.

For more information on these programs please contact Vicky Beck, Senior Loan Originator, NMLS#296899

801-725-2077

vbeck@republicmortgage.com

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