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Southern Utah Gets Featured in National Geographic

Southern Utah Dinosaurs

 

Southern Utah has now been featured in a National Geographic article, “Digging Utah’s Dinosaurs”. The prehistoric swamplands of Southern Utah, now known as the arid Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument is the hot topic of the May 2014 issue.

The article will highlight the footsteps of paleontologists as they hunt for fossils in Southern Utah’s unique ecosystem to begin piecing together fossil records from several locations around Utah. The article should be very exciting to many people who live in Southern Utah and to the areas visitors.

Most people know Utah for its five national parks, but very few know about the comprehensive records of prehistoric life that was found in Southern Utah and other areas of the state. Today, Utah has several locations that are easily accessible for those who want a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore the states dinosaur sites and its ancient past.

With over 15 dinosaur specific sites including state parks, national monuments, state museums, a prehistoric byway and more, you will find the largest record of geologic activity related to dinosaurs. It’s a window into the past that will help your imagination truly take off.

Utah’s Dinosaur Sites Include:

Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument

Located in Southern Utah, this location was dubbed the “next frontier for paleontologists”. The huge and rugged area has several access points that are easy to get to off scenic Highway 12. The Big Water Visitor Center in Escalante is the best way for amateur paleontologists to begin their exploration. The actual excavation sites are for only accessible by professionals.

Dinosaur National Monument

Located in Eastern Utah, this location is where Paleontologist Earl Douglas discovered a 200-foot long sandbar in 1909 that contained layers of prehistoric plant and animal fossils. The quarry contains over 1,500 dinosaur bones that are exposed in the sandstone wall. You can enjoy trails, tours, wildlife, history and several activities.

Other locations include:

  • Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City
  • Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry in Central Utah
  • USU Prehistoric Museum in Eastern Utah

This information is brought to you by: Erika Rogers – your real estate leader in St. George, UT and surrounding communities. She specializes in new construction, golf course communities, gated communities, 55+ adult communities, St. George luxury real estate, and foreclosures in all Southern Utah communities.

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4696 Whisper Point St George UT 84790 | JUST LISTED IN SUNRIVER 55+ Active Adult Community

4696  Whisper Point St George UT  84790 | JUST LISTED IN SUNRIVER 55+ Active Adult Community


On The Golf Course in SunRiver 55+ Community


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$419,900
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3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Interior: 1,645 sqft
Lot: 0.14 acre(s)
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4696 Whisper Point Dr
St George, UT 84790
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Erika Rogers

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Easter Events in St George Utah | Easter 2014 | Things to Do in St George UT

 Easter Events in St George Utah | Easter 2014 | Things to Do in St George UT

Washington City Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt   presented by the Washington City Lions Club will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 beginning at 10 am at Veterans Park, 75 E. Telegraph starting at 10 am. This FREE event is for children 10 and under. Bring an Easter basket and watch them scoop up the eggs filled with candy and prizes!

Ivins Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at UNITY Park on the large baseball/soccer field. It begins at 7:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Ivins City Volunteer Firefighters Association. Proceeds help the City Volunteer Firefighters Association purchase needed equipment.Cost: $3.00 per person and $15.00 for family up to 6.

Easter Egg Dive-In will be held on Saturday April 19, 2014. Ages 1-12 are invited to this totally awesome event at the SHAC Swimming Pool. Kids will be split up into age groups and have fun exploring the pool for fun filled Easter egg surprises!  Register at 11 am and the Easter Dive will begin at noon.  Regular admission prices: Youth Resident $3.50/Non-Resident $5.50, Adult Resident $4/Non-Resident $6. www.sgcity.org

1964 Chevy Stepside TruckThe 29th Annual Easter Car Show is being held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Hurricane Utah. This event is sponsored by the Hurricane Rotary Club. Located at the Hurricane High School Athletic Field , 100 West 100 South, Hurricane Utah. The car show has become a tradition for many families in the area.  The Rotary Club hosts between 8,000 and 10,000 visitors to the show each year. Over 300 entries will be present, from all over the west.  New Mexico, Nevada, California and Wyoming to name a few of the states represented. The show begins at 9 am and runs until 5 pm. A charitable donation of $5 for adults gets visitors into the show and children under 6 are free.

The Annual Easter Concert Fireside performed by the  Southern Utah Heritage Choir is being held Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 5 pm & 7 pm. Both performances will be held at the St George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main Street, St George Utah.   The choir is pleased to present this performance for everyone, free of charge.

This Easter Events in St George Utah information is brought to you by: Erika Rogers your real estate resource for St. George, UT and surrounding communities.

Home Buying Tips – Don’t Settle for Less

Home buying tips

When it comes to buying a home, there are some things you should never compromise on. In some cases you will need to compromise in order to complete the home purchase. However, when you’re pouring thousands of dollars into buying a home, you should be careful and consider your compromises before reacting impulsively. Therefore, I have a few things you never want to compromise on when it comes to buying your dream home.

Don’t compromise on these

Location and Commute – Some home buyers can deal with an hour or more commute just to be in a certain community. But if you are not the type who likes sitting in traffic for hours on end or riding on crowed busses, you should heavily consider buying a home near your place of work. Don’t compromise on your location if you know you will not be up for the commute later. Chances are, a long commute to work will not grow on you.

If work is not an issue, think about simple commutes to the store or other shopping and entertainment. Do you want to be within 15 minutes of all modern day conveniences or will you be okay with a 20+ minute drive?

Monthly Savings Budget – A monthly savings budget is very important to have when owning a home. If any repairs need to be done, it will be your responsibility and you will need the extra funds for it. In most cases, homeownership requires a new set of financial priorities. Therefore, you may not be able to do the things you once did if your house payment is more than what you were used to before.

Don’t compromise on your current lifestyle either. If you need to stay within a certain price range to maintain the lifestyle you are happy with right now, you should only look at homes in that price range. If you upgrade too much you can become unhappy that your money is going into your home instead of your savings.

Homeowners Insurance – While you don’t need to go overboard on home coverage, you do not need to under insure your home either. If you have a home valued at $300,000, you don’t need $800,000 in coverage unless you have really expensive things in your home like paintings worth thousands or jewelry worth thousands. Your goal with homeowners insurance is to have enough to cover the home and your possessions in case of a total loss.

When trying to decide how much coverage you need you should calculate your homes value along with your furniture, clothing, jewelry, and any other valuables that would cost a lot to replace. An umbrella policy is a great addition to your regular policy that will cover anything your original policy does not cover. And it’s inexpensive to add on.

When you are ready to sell, start with Erika Rogers – your real estate leader in St. George, UT and surrounding communities. She specializes in new construction, golf course communities, gated communities, 55+ adult communities, St. George luxury real estate, and foreclosures in all Southern Utah communities.

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St George Art Festival | April 18 & 19, 2014 | Things to Do Easter Weekend in St George

St George Arts Festival | April 18 & 19, 2014 | Things to Do Easter Weekend in St George

St George Utah Town SquareThe St George Utah Art Festival will be celebrating it’s 35th year of bringing outstanding artists together for the community to enjoy. The St George Art Festival will be held on April 18th & 19th, 2014 from 10 am to 6 pm on Friday, 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday. Located in downtown St George at the new Town Square, on Main Street between Tabernacle and 100 South.   Admission is free.

This event has been a tradition for many residents of St George to attend over the Easter weekend each year. This year promises to be better and more colorful than ever with the gorgeous spring flowers at Town Square as the backdrop for the event.

More than 110 artists from 15 states will exhibit their original artRandy Morris is this year’s featured artist.  Randy has been a professional artist since 1981. He started his career by doing portrait work for friends and family. Since then he has evolved into creating “heartfelt, emotionally realistic images in watercolor.” Working to capture individuals doing ordinary everyday things and finding the artistic beauty in those occurrences.

A variety of carousel in Town Square-St George Utahmusic will also be featured on two different stages around the festival.

There will also be a children’s area which features crafts, face painting, the carousel, water feature & games.   The new St George Carousel will be operating this year also, which will add an element of fun to the event.

One of my favorite things about the St George Art Festival is, of course, the food vendors! There will be plenty of booths offering a variety of foods from Greek, Thai, barbecue, Indian tacos, ice cream, hot dogs, scones, crepes and funnel cakes to name a few.

If you happen to be in town for Easter weekend, be sure to stop by and check out the festival. It’s a great way to get a feel for the community and the city. For more information all 435-627-4500

Campgrounds and Roads in Southern Utah Ready to Open

Southern Utah Campgrounds

Now that spring time is here and summer is around the corner, it’s time for campgrounds and roads in Southern Utah to open for the season.  It’s this time of year that many people are ready to explore all that nature has to offer and camping lets them do it best.  Therefore, I have a list of campgrounds you can find to fit your needs.

Southern Utah Campgrounds

  • Oak Grove Campground – Forest Service Road #032 that leads to the Oak Grove Campground is scheduled to reopen on May 1, 2014.

  • Honey Comb Rocks Campground – Opens May 9, 2014.

 

Pine Valley Recreation Area:

  • Dean Gardner Loop Reservoir – Opens May 9, 2014

  • Yellow Pine, Equestrian, Mitt Moody – All open May 16, 2014

  • Crack foot, Effie Beckstrand loops – Opens May 16, 2014

  • Ebenezer Bryce loop – Opens May 21, 2014

To make Reservations in the Pine Valley Recreation Area you can visit their website at: www.recreation.gov

For information about the Dixie National Forest, you can visit their website at: www.fs.usda.gov/dixie or contact the Pine Valley Ranger District at 435-652-3100.

You can also find the best Southern Utah campgrounds, see campsite photos and read about other camping information in campsitephotos.com online camping guide. Southern Utah campgrounds and RV parks offer campsites in many local, state parks, national parks, state forests and other areas throughout the region too. To see them all visit their website at: http://www.campsitephotos.com/campground-directory/region/Southern-Utah

When you are ready to sell, start with Erika Rogers – your real estate leader in St. George, UT and surrounding communities. She specializes in new construction, golf course communities, gated communities, 55+ adult communities, St. George luxury real estate, and foreclosures in all Southern Utah communities.

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Homes for Sale in Entrada | March 2014 Market Report

 Homes for Sale in Entrada | March 2014 Market Report

Entrada Luxury Homes for Sale

 

   Entrada at Snow Canyon in St George Utah Real Estate Market Report ~March 2014 is as follows:

7 homes sold in Entrada during March 2014

2 homes sold for between $600,000-$700,000
1 home sold for between $700,000-$800,000
2 home sold for between $900,000-$1,000,000

2 more homes sold during the month of March but their sales price was not disclosed on the mls.
1 of the homes was priced at $674,900
1 of the homes was priced at $999,999

There were 79 homes for sale in the Entrada area during March 2014 which is 10 more than 2013.

Sales in Entrada at Snow Canyon for March 2014 were exactly the same as the previous year.

Based on the sales prices disclosed on the mls, average sales price for a home in Entrada during  2014 was $776,000 which is up 50.06% from March  2013 when the average sales price was $517,129.

If you’re interested in homes for sale in Entrada at Snow Canyon or any other St George Utah real estate, please feel free to give me a call or drop me an email. I’ll be glad to provide you with more information and answer any questions you may have.

Entrada is an exclusive guard gated community in St George Utah offering it’s residents a wide variety of world class amenities, including indoor & outdoor pools, spas, fitness center, tennis, volleyball and of course golf!  Sales prices have been consistently higher in the first few months of this year and it would be safe to say that the real estate market is rebounding.

The above information was taken from data on the Washington County Utah MLS. Neither the Washington County MLS, ReMax First Realty or Erika Rogers  guarantees or is responsible for its accuracy.  Market data does not show FSBO, non broker members listings, or listings not published.

Take a Scenic Urban Art Hike around St. George UT

Barefoot Trumpet Player St. George UT

Yes, you read that title right. You can actually take a scenic urban hike around St. George UT. Spring time in St. George is a great time to take this hike and check out all the unique sculptures that are set around our community.  Therefore, I have some details about the Art Around the Corner for you and your family to enjoy.

Start your hike on at the grid center of St. George at the intersection of Main Street and Tabernacle Street. The grid is made up of streets 100 East, 100 South, 100 West and 100North. Most sculptures are within one block in distance from the center point.  There are also more sculptures along Main Street near 200 North.

Sculptures Around Town Details

  •  Last Love – This sculpture near Ancestor Square was created by Patrick Sullivan. This sculpture is made of granite and retails for $16,000.
  • Jericho II – This sculpture by Doug Adams was created with metal, glass, stone and steel.  The sculpture retails for $4,200.
  • Beacon of Light – This angel is located near the roundabout at Main St. The creator is Jeannine Young and retails for $4,500.
  • Setting Free – This sculpture by Karen Crain is located on Tabernacle Street. It’s a sculpture of a woman coming into her own.  It retails for $8,600.
  • The Matriarch – This sculpture was created by Ben Hammond and can be found by the St. George Tabernacle. This piece retails for $2,875.
  • Savanna Sunset – This colorful sculpture was created by Jack Morford represents the end of a beautiful day. The sculpture retails for $5,500.
  •  Summertime – This sculpture is new to town this year.  It was created by Jerry Anderson and portrays a little girl in a swimsuit. It also sits between the splash pad and the river where many children play each summer. The piece retails for $10,000.
  • Mama Crusty the Desert Crab – This unique sculpture by Tim Little is located right on Town Square. This sculpture is made up of Harley mufflers and a 50’s Chevy truck. The piece retails for $7,500.
  • Ready to Play – This giant guitar sculpture was created by Deveren Farley and can be found at the roundabout.  It retails for $30,000.

 To find a complete list of all sculptures you can find around town visit this link: http://artaroundthecorner.org/exhibit/

When you are ready to sell, start with Erika Rogers – your real estate leader in St. George, UT and surrounding communities. She specializes in new construction, golf course communities, gated communities, 55+ adult communities, St. George luxury real estate, and foreclosures in all Southern Utah communities.

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Reasons to Fence Your Home Selling Worries

Home selling tips

There are some really good reasons to fence your home selling worries that you may not have considered yet.  While many real estate areas around the nation are seeing steady growth, others are experiencing a boom in real estate once again.  Therefore, if you have been on the fence about selling your home, here are some good reasons why you should.

Investment – During the downturn of the housing economy many homeowners saw their equity or investment values drop.  Now that the real estate industry is once again on the rise, many homeowners are seeing their equity and investment return. If you are one of the many potential sellers who didn’t sell because of equity concerns, worry no more. Now is a good time to consider selling while home prices are once again on the rise.

Downsizing – If your family has recently downsized due to children going off to college or you have just recently divorced, now is a good time to consider selling. If your space is too big for you now, downsizing has it perks too.  You’ll experience lower costs of living, less cleaning and less maintenance.  So, enhance your lifestyle while you can.

Upgrading – When your current home is too small for your growing family, your future needs a larger home. It’s now time to consider selling your smaller home so you can buy a lager home.  Or, maybe you changed jobs and would like to apply your new funds to a bigger place. No matter what the reason, spring is a great time to put your home on the market.

Interest Rates – Interest rates are going up, up, up. There are many potential buyers in the market right now due to this one factor.  Buying a home now can save thousands on interest rates. By selling now, you too can get in on buying a home with lower interest rates. Get your rates locked in now before they get too high.

Advice – A bit of advice for any home seller or buyer; don’t follow the trends if it’s not what you and your family need at the time.  Follow your own trends when it comes to lifestyle changes or what you need most for your particular situation.

When you are ready to sell, start with Erika Rogers – your real estate leader in St. George, UT and surrounding communities. She specializes in new construction, golf course communities, gated communities, 55+ adult communities, St. George luxury real estate, and foreclosures in all Southern Utah communities.

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160 S Arroyo Dr. St. George UT

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JUST LISTED! 160 S Arroyo Dr St George Utah 84790

 JUST LISTED! 160 S Arroyo Dr. St George Utah 84790

Beautiful, barely lived in 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths with separate office located in desirable Primrose Point. Open floor plan w/lots of upgrades including Travertine, solid wood doors, ss appliances, 9′ceilings, huge pantry, large covered patio, gas fireplace, shutters throughout home, washer/dryer & fridge included.  Conveniently located close to schools, shopping, walking trails, theaters & restaurants.

160 S Arroyo Dr. St George UT 84790

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$349,900
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5 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
1 Unit
Interior: 2,453 sqft
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160 S Arroyo Dr.
St George, UT 84790
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Erika Rogers Erika Rogers

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