Tuesday, October 27, 2009

saint george homes for sale

Are you in the market for a home in St. George, Utah? Sam Dodd has a new website that covers Saint George Homes for sale it covers all of Southern Utah is a fabulous resource for new homes in the Southern Utah area. Sam covers lots of topics such as St. George short sales, St. George foreclosures, golf course properties and much more. So if you are look for inteligent information on the Saint George real estate market please visit sam's site.

Sam also includes information for buyers such as the 8,000 dollar tax credit and the 4,000 dollar home run grant. If you are considering selling sam has information about ways to stage your home to sell as well as ways to increase your curb appeal and sell your home for more money.

Another interesting aspect of Sam's site is the idx search of washington county, utah. Sam provides a free and full search of Washington County, Utah homes and land for sale. This obviously includes Hurricane, Ivins, Santa Clara, Pine Valley and other important Washington County, Utah cities.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

St. George Golf Homes

Are you looking for a St. George home? What about a nice home on a fairway? St. George has over 15 golf courses and your dream could easily become a reality if you are considering purchasing a new home or property in Southern Utah, St. George real estate might be the best idea for you.

Please call Sam Dodd with Re/Max Properties if you are interested in buying or selling in Southern UTah. I have the experance nessecary to help you buy or sell a home. I will work hard to ensure your home purchase runs as smoothly as possible.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cedar City Foreclosures

Are you looking for a great deal on a new home? Ever considered purchasing a bank owned home? Right now Cedar City has 22 bank owned foreclosures. These are homes that have been taken back by the bank for various reasons.

If you are looking for a Cedar City Foreclosures. I have a free list on my website that you can view.

Do miss out on the biggest buying chance you may ever see in Southern Utah real estate.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cedar City Short Sales

I have updated my personal website to keep a constant list of Cedar City Short Sales.   Click the link to view the list.

Are you considering a move to Cedar City, Utah? What about upgrading your home in Cedar City? If so you may want to look into Short Sales in Cedar City.
A Short Sale is when the seller is selling his or her home for less then what is owed. This means the bank has to approve the sell but it also means you can often get a better deal on the home if you are willing to put up with the extra problems dealing with a bank causes.

If you would like to view a list of Cedar City Short Sales please visit my website.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cedar City Real Estate

Are you looking for a home in Cedar City, Utah? If so you should check out my new Southern Utah real estate website. You can find it by clicking this link ----->Cedar City Real Estate

On this site you can find both Cedar City real estate as well as any city in Southern Utah. We have both the washington county as well as Iron and Kane county MLS. This means you can search for homes anywhere in Southern Utah from St. George to Beaver.

I do this so you can find a home in Southern Utah no matter which city. I also wanted to show you the differance in prices between the 2 areas. This way you can make a more informed decision between Southern Utah cities.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cedar City Homes

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cedar City Homes

Are you considering a home in Cedar City, Utah? If so please visit my website to view all the currently listed homes for sale. I provide a free search of Cedar City homes and land for sale. I do this so I can provide the best possible service to my customers.

You can also find up to date market information about our area as well a blog that catelogs local events.

So if you are in the market for a Cedar City homes please visit my website.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Cedar City Real Estate

If you are looking for Cedar City Homes or if you are in the market for a Enoch Utah Property. You may want to check out my website. I provide a free search of Cedar City Real Estate.

I also provide one on one counsiling for first time home buyers as well as investors looking to move up from mediocare investments.

Cedar City real estate is holding strong even with our current downturn in the market. This is because Cedar City is a great value.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Hey I just wanted to spread the word about something that is important to me. Sometimes we forget how much we have been given. Kiva is a none profit organization that lends money to people in 3rd world countries. These people are business owners who otherwise wouldn't have access to capital.

You can view my lendor page at Dodd Family Page.

It is a worthwhile effort and I hope people read this and then go educate themselfs on the subject.

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Single Property Websites

Lots of people don't know this but you can get a single property website for free that will rank for key terms and allow you to gain better exposure to the market.

Property websites are a new idea that is catching on fast. How would you like to allow potential buyers to see your home in the best light on your very own customizable website.

If you are looking for a great easy to use property website solution please visit the above linked website.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mesquite Real Estate

Are you considering a move to Mesquite Nevada? My dad is a 30 year local of Mesquite Nevada and would be more then happy to sell you a home in Mesquite. This website is Mesquite Real Estate.

You can search available homes for sale in Mesquite by visiting his site.

If you are looking to retire in Mesquite view the section on retiring as it gives some great examples as to why retiring in Nevada can be benificial.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Cedar City Homes

Are you looking for a home Cedar City? We have a free search of Cedar City homes. All you need to do is visit our website and search the homes via our free MLS Search.

Cedar City is a great place to buy a home. Many people are moving to Cedar City to get away from the large city and to find the fresh mountain air.

Sam Dodd provides a free search of Cedar City homes for sale.

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Mesquite Real Estate

Are you considering a move to Mesquite, Nevada? With the recent growth in Mesquite and the advantageous tax situation many people are retiring or moving to Mesquite to start a new business.

If you are in the market for Mesquite Nevada Real Estate please visit our website where you can search every home in Mesquite for sale. We list homes, land and commercial properties for sale.

If you enjoy an active lifestyle and want to golf on world class courses Mesquite may be the place for you.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cedar City Utah

Have you been considering a move to Cedar City and want a home under $200,000 dollars? Trophy Homes is building townhomes that are 3, 4, or 5 Bedrooms 3 1/2 baths with 2075 finished square feet for $175,000. These are in prestigeous Fiddlers Canyon close to shopping and Cedar Cities best schools.

These are the lowest prices per square foot in all of Cedar City and they will not last long. Take advantage of this market and get a great interest rate as well as price on your new home. For more information or to contact sam please visit our Cedar City Real Estate website.

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Sunday, March 09, 2008


If you aren't sure what it is you can read about it by searching google. Many people feel it is one of the best ways to eliminate poverty in third world countries. You can view my personal profile by going to kiva.orgs website.

Basically you loan people in developing countires money that they otherwise would not have available to them. This gives them the chance to get ahead and start businesses. You also know exactly where the money is going and how it is being spent.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Retiring In Southern Utah

Are you considering Retiring in Southern Utah? Many people from all over the country are considering Southern Utah as a retirement destination because of the amazing weather, people and low cost of living.

Southern Utah real estate is still reasonabily priced and with excess inventory in new homes this may be a great time to get a great deal on a Southern Utah property.

Please visit my website to search Southern Utah Real Estate and find valuable information on retiring in Cedar City or St. George Utah.

Sam Dodd or Heather Carter will be happy to anwser any questions you may have. We are local real estate professionals who have helped many people find the retirement home of there dreams.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cedar City Real Estate

If you are considering a move to Cedar City, Utah. You can view Cedar City, homes for sale on our personal website at Cedar City Real Estate. Currently Cedar City is in a buyers market which means you can expect to get more for your money. We have townhomes from 86 dollars a square foot and single family homes from around 95 dollars a square foot.
Many sellers are giving great consecsions on new or even resale homes. You need a good Realtor who will help you negociate the best possible deal for your family.

If you considering selling a Cedar City property now is the time you need a Realtor most. You don't just need any Realtor though you need a realtor who will do what it takes to get your home sold. You need a Realtor with a great online presance as well as one that has a proven track record of selling homes for top dollar.

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

St. George Homes for Sale

St. George Real Estate

Are you considering moving to St. George, Utah? Have you been in the market for a new or previously owned home in Southern Utah? We provide a free search of every home in Southern Utah. We can provide this because we are members of both the Iron and Washington County MLS. This means we have both the Cedar City and the St. George area listings available to you.

St. George real estate is a little more expensive then Cedar City. While there are many benifits to living in St. George rather then Cedar City the primary reason people enjoy St. George real estate as opposed to Cedar City is the Winter weather. St. George has super mild winters with very rare snowfall if any at all.

Cedar City real estate is cheaper but you have to deal 4 full seasons including a winter with snow fall. Most people don't mind and our weather is compairable to Salt Lake or Provo. I personally don't mind the winter so the cheaper prices (as much as 25%) appeal to me. I also enjoy the small town feel of Cedar City and the fact that we have almost no traffic!

Anyways if you are looking for St. George or Cedar City real estate be sure to visit our site. We have teamed up to provide the buyers and sellers with the best posible options when it comes to buying Real Estate in Southern Utah.

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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Mesquite Nevada Homes

Mesquite Nevada Homes

Are you considering buying a Mesquite Nevada home? We provide a free list of Mesquite homes and land for sale. If you are considering moving to Mesquite, Nevada now is the time to buy. Homes are at the lowest point in almost 4 years and people are motivated to sell there existing homes.

Mesquite Real Estate

Mesquite has a full variety of Real Estate for sale. Weather you are looking for a small home, condos, townhome or just land Mesquite has what you need to move up in the world.

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Cedar City Homes

Are you looking for a home in Cedar City? If you are you may want to condiser searching for Cedar City Homes on our website www.cedarcityonline.com. We have every home in Cedar City listed and available to view.

Sam Dodd is a top producing Cedar City realtor and he will do what it takes to get you the home of your dreams. So go search the site then contact Sam for more information. We are always willing to anwser any questions you have and walk you through the process of home ownership.

Cedar City homes are a great investment. If you are looking for something that will most likely appriciate at a better then average rate then you will want to purchase a Cedar City home or even buy yourself some Cedar City Real Estate.

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

St. George Homes

Are you looking a new or pre owned home in St. George? We have a new website that has both the Iron and Washington County MLS so we are able to show you every home currently listed in Southern Utah. We provide more because we are better agents. We are doing what it takes to make sure you find the home of your dreams.

St. George Real Estate is extremely hot. With winter coming now is the time to buy in St. George.

Please contact a memeber of the team if you have any questions about the current real estate market. Don't beleive what you see on TV as it is highly inacturate as to the UTAH real estate picture.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday, September 06, 2007

St. George Real Estate

Search for St. George Homes on our new and inproved real estate website.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Cedar City Real Estate

Are you in the market for Cedar City Real Estate? I have a blog that covers all of Cedar City and surrounding areas. This means you can get up to date information about Cedar City and surrounding areas.

Many people are considering making a move to the Cedar City and Southern Utah area. If you are looking for Cedar City homes or if you are in the market for a second home or retirement property you can search my website to see available homes for free.

We provide this service to you because we feel it gives our customers who are selling there homes the best possible chance and the most exposure possible while also helping us to make money.

Cedar City is a fun place to live. We have amazing people and tons of things to do and see. Please call the Spencer Team if you need more information about buying or selling homes and real estate in Cedar City.

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Friday, July 13, 2007

St. George Homes

I know it may seem strange that I am writing about St. George Homes in my Cedar City blog but I started a new website that covers both Iron and Washington County and has a MLS search of both counties.

What this means to you is that you can search all the available homes and land for sale in either county from one website. This will help you find a St. George Home or a Cedar City TownHome without much effort.

Many people are moving to Southern Utah because of the amazing weather, outdoor activities and people. I personally enjoy riding my 4 wheeler and hiking in the mountains during my off time.

I also enjoy going fishing and camping up in the Duck Creek area as well as Snow Boarding at Brian Head. If you find yourself in the market for a Brian Head cabin be sure to visit that area of my site to view Brian Head Cabins for Sale.

If you are in the market for a home in St. George be sure to visit my website for more information.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Cool New Sites

Hey there are some cool new Social Networking sites I wanted to show everyone. I have made some temporary pages just to show them off.

Here is the first one it is called Squidoo. Its exciting because they share revenue.

Cedar City Homes

Another Great Social Networking site is obviously Myspace. Tons of people already know about Myspace but I wanted to show anyone who doesn't already know about myspace to this cultural phenomoia. If you ahvent built a page on myspace yet welcome to the 21rst century.

Real Estate Cedar City

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Rockville Real Estate

Rockville, Utah is a great little town close to Zions National Park. If you are looking for a home in Rockville please visit my website to search all available Rockville Utah Real Estate.

If you are considering a move to Rockville, please visit my website to search Rockville, Utah homes and land for sale.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Southern Utah Real Estate

Hey Guess what? I have a new website that will allow you to search real estate in all of Southern Utah! This is a great added feature for all you none residents who aren't sure which area you would like to purchase real estate in. This means you can search both St. George and Cedar City for homes, property and land.

You can find this new site by visiting Southern Utah Real Estate If you have any questions please use the contact forms provided by the website. The site will be constantly growing so I can provide the most information possible for our Southern Utah area.

If you are interested in listing your home for sale on this site please contact me. I will do this for free even if you are a FSBO or another agent. I just want people to have the best real estate purchasing experance possible.


Sunday, March 04, 2007

Cedar City Real Estate

So you think you may want to purchase a new Cedar City or Southern Utah home? You are in the right place because there are many new and older homes available to choose from and the prices are only going to go up.

Southern Utah real estate is on the move upwards again and with our continued growth and amazing retirement atmosphere now is the time to find that Cedar City Home. Many baby boomers each year retire and they want to move to a place with great weather and affordable housing.

Cedar City has 4 seasons of amazing weather, views, and active social scene and affordable housing priced almost 20% below our neighbor St. George.
What more could you possibly want then a nice new home in Southern Utah.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Real Estate Webmasters

It is very rare that I give away one of the secrets to sucess on the web but this community of people have done so much for me that I feel like I need to post in my blog about the site so others can also share in our sucess.
Real Estate Webmasters
Is a company based out of Canada that builds and maintains Real Estate websites. They also host a forum where you can get all your questions anwsered in a positive way without worry of ignorate people commenting.
If you would like to improve the amount of visitors to your website this is a great place to get ideas on how to do that. Stop by say Hi and get addicted.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Save Money On Your Mortgage

You’re already paying tens of thousands of dollars on a home; undoubtedly, you don’t want to spend several additional thousands on closing costs, interest rates, and other hidden costs.

Ways to save on your home mortgage aren’t immediately obvious, especially when you aren’t familiar with all the ways lenders tack costs into the total amount of the mortgage.

Use these tips for ways to save money on your home mortgage.

1 Make sure you are choosing the right type of home mortgage. When it comes to the total cost over the duration of the loan, the 30-year fixed-rate home mortgage is the most expensive, with one exception.

2 If you plan to live in your home for the length of the loan, it is the best home mortgage.

3 As you shop for mortgages, take into account how long you plan to be in your home. Let that length of time determine the type of mortgage you get.

4 For shorter periods of time, choose an adjustable rate mortgage, longer ones choose a fixed rate.

5 Negotiate with your lender.

There’s nothing wrong with asking your lender for a better interest rate or to eliminate some of the fees associated with the home mortgage.

Consider the fees for which the lender make no money: appraisal, inspection fees, processing fee, title fees, private mortgage insurance, and credit report fees.

Anything outside of these fees is fair game to be negotiated with the lender. Don’t hesitate to ask your lender to take away some of the unnecessary fees.

6 Make payments more frequently.

7 If you get paid on a bi-weekly basis, consider making bi-weekly home mortgage payments.

8 Each time you make an extra payment, even if it’s just one, it shortens the life of your loan. By making two payments a month instead of one, it takes you a little over 23 years to repay a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage.

9 Make extra payments.

Any extra payments you make toward your home mortgage go toward the principal of the loan.

So, the balance of the principal, rather than the interest, is reduced by any extra money you pay.

When you do this, you can reduce your home mortgage payment dramatically. Before you make extra payments, make sure your agreement did not include a cost for early repayment.

10 Avoid paying private mortgage insurance.

You are required to pay PMI when you make a down payment less than 20 percent of the amount of the loan.

The amount you pay in PMI could be used to make extra home mortgage payments or invested in a high yield investment account.

If you are already paying PMI, watch your equity closely and drop the insurance once you have 20 percent equity in your home.

There’s no sense in paying extra money in interest and other home mortgage costs unless you absolutely must.

By using just one or two of these methods you can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars in the total cost of your mortgage.

When you take steps to reduce your costs, make sure you aren’t decreasing one cost and increasing another simultaneously.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Why You Should Be Generating Leads Online!

Many real estate agents are stuck in out of date and inefficient marketing strategies. One of the possible reasons may be credited to the fact that more novel and inexperienced agents are encouraged by brokers and coaches that work closely with them to use the archaic methods.These mentor figures mean well, however may not use the best nor most efficient marketing techniques for every single agent. They may be accustomed to using methods that worked for them years ago when they began their venture into the real estate market, for example: door knocking, handing out mass produced flyers, cold calling, advertising in local newspapers and so on.

Fortunately for us all, we have encountered a great phenomenon that has changed the world as we know it and the future, the internet. With the advent of the internet, many facets of life changed dramatically, including how business is operated. In regards to mainstream marketing, it has completely shifted the focus to online avenues for all industries, including real estate. It has enabled real estate agents to easily generate real time business 24 hours a day. That is unbeatable. Now, lets provide you with some facts that might answer the big question, do real estate leads work?

According to articles published by NAR 77% of all home buyers in the USA start their home search online, and 68% of all home buyers use the first real estate agent they speak to. Wow. Need we say any more? Information technology has given consumers a tremendous advantage. Nowadays everything from shopping to investing is done online so its simple to see that the vast majority of home buyers also find their dream homes through these methods. If you have not already considered joining the pace of the online market, you are missing out.

Generate Your Own Real Estate Leads with RealtorExposure, Inc. specializing in helping agent generate leads and ultimately increase their business.

Sunday, December 17, 2006


I have decided to start writing and using this blog with a service called Blogvertise. Blogvertise is a service that creates buzz for advertisers and also allows bloggers to make a couple extra bucks.

Blogvertise provides many benifits to both advertisers and bloggers by allowing advertisers to gain powerful links to there site as well as providing them with extra traffic. Advertisers get there websites/products reviewed and written about. The benifits to bloggers is they get paid to do what they love to do and that is write about things interesting to them.

You can find more information about this by visiting http://www.blogsvertise.com/

6 common mistakes investors make

What I would like to address in this article is something that is disturbing to me. Over the past few years I have seen how many investors after a real estate seminar or buying a new course would jump on the band wagon of the usual marketing strategies we are all familiar with. You know, bandit signs, classified ads and postcards too just name a few. Now, these marketing strategies in themselves are not bad but it is sadly the method how these marketing activities are applied where investors get into trouble.Not Having a Marketing Strategy At AllJust placing bandit signs in neighborhoods and intersections without planning, testing and reviewing the quality response rate from your signs is a sure recipe for failure.Not Identifying Strategies That Work and Sticking With ThemThere are many ways to skin a cat. Some ways are better than others. It is the lack of not knowing what works and not knowing what works well that leads many astray and cost them a lot of money in the process.Not Staying Within a Budget and Wasting Your MoneyIf you only have $10 or $100 per month or more that you can spend on marketing then you need to stick to that amount and use strategies that fit into your budget otherwise you might soon be distracted from your real estate investment business by facing a cash crunch.Having No Competitive Advantage Above Other InvestorsI have a personal bias towards attorneys and using free publicity as my competitive edge. What is yours? If you don't know, develop one.Not Being Persistent.Sadly many quit with a huge database of leads they accumulated from haphazard marketing efforts not realizing they have unrefined gold in their hands. All it asks is some nourishment and follow up.Following the Herd and Using the Same Marketing StrategiesAsk yourself, with all the same strategies used by fellow investors in your market, why would a seller call you ? If you can't answer this then you need to think of a different strategy like marketing to attorneys. When you market to attorneys there is no competition and no negotiation. What I like about this approach is that the attorneys may times would send pre-qualified leads your way which makes negotiations much less stressful and complicated.

Written by Gerhard Cronje

Monday, December 04, 2006

Cedar City Utah Real Estate

Cedar City is a great place to buy a home or property. Many people from Southern California and Las Vegas have found that Cedar City, Utah is an ideal place to start a family or retire. If you are interested in Cedar City Real Estate please contact your Cedar City Realtor - Sam Dodd for more information.

Sam would be happy to help you find the property you are looking for. Sam has the experance, knowledge and will to get things done. If you are looking for Cedar City Real Estate you are in the right place.

Cedar City is a growing city of around 25000 people with a annual growth rate of about 3.5 percent. This makes Cedar City an ideal place to invest in real estate. If you are looking for Cedar City investment property you are in the right place. Sam has a list of possible investments for the experanced and new investors. 25% 50% and even 100% returns are not uncommon.

So if you are in the market for Cedar City Homes for Sale, Cedar City Real Estate, or just want more information about Cedar City, UTah please contact your local Cedar City real estate agent Sam Dodd for more information.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Cedar City Utah Real Estate


It has been a while since I last posted so I thought I would go ahead and post. Just so you know the slow down is over. I have seen a big influx of buyers coming into the area and we seeem to be back on track. I think most people were in a wait and see type additude and have decided the market isnt going to crash. Cedar City Real Estate has some excellent investment or just home buying oppertunities right now. The last 6 months have been slow so there are lots of sellers that are anxious to sell that Cedar City or Enoch Utah Property.

If you are interested in buying or selling in Cedar City or any part of Southern Utah please contact me.
Sam Dodd
Prudential Cedar City Realty

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Cedar City Realty


I just wanted to make a quick update on the market in Southern Utah. The market when through a slight correction over the summer and sales werent as good as we would have hoped. The good news is though that things seem to be picking up around Cedar City and in the mountains above Cedar City including Duck Creek and Brian Head. I believe prices did correct for the amazing gains we saw in 2004 and 2005 and that is a natural part of the market. Cedar City has the advantage of strong growth in the job market as well as many retirees wanting to move here to get out of the larger cities of Las Vegas and Southern California. This is helping to keep demand high for homes and keep prices from dropping dramatically. Well thats about it I will keep this post short and sweet. If you are looking for homes, land, or anything cedar city real estate related please contact me or visit my website.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Cedar City Real Estate

Did you know that Cedar Mountain has developements with year round access! This means you can get out of the Heat in the summer or cozy up to a fire in the winter. The Duck Creek area is less then 3 hours from Las Vegas! They have Cabins for sale starting at $150,000 and up. If you are looking for a Cabin in Duck Creek, Utah. Please call me I would be happy to help you find the cabin of your dreams you can also visit my website and search for yourself. Duck Creek Real Estate If you are looking for something less mountainous I can also help you with all your Cedar City real estate needs as well. Please visit my website which is linked to the right or visit this link ----> Cedar City Homes I look forward to meeting you and helping you find the home or cabin you are looking for. Thank You for visiting my blog!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Cedar City Real Estate

Its been a while since my last post about the current market conditions. Currently we are swinging from a sellers to more of a buyers market. Homes are taking longer to sell and are no longer selling at above appraisals. I think this is a healthy correction for Cedar City and is nothing to worry about. Cedar City Real Estate is still a very good investment.

While the rest of the nation cools we are still seeing lots of buyers interested in moving out of Las Vegas and Southern California wanting to move to Cedar City. This should be enough to keep the market growing. When I say the market is slowing, I mean we will not see 30% gains in the home values that we saw from 2004-2005 ect. You will still get good growth in the value of your home. Another factor we must consider is interest rates. They are on the rise, this means that peoples monthly payments will be higher for the same loan amount.

There is some good news, if you price your home appropriately you can still sell your home! We still have buyers they can and are just more picky then previously. The days of multiple bids ect are unfortunately over and we are coming back to reality.

I hope this update on the market is helpful and if you would like to view homes for sell in Cedar City or surrounding areas please visit my website ---> Cedar City Real Estate Agent
Or you are more then welcome to call me anytime at 435-531-3063. I look forward to doing business with you.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Cedar City Home

3 Bedroom 2 Bath in Cross Hollows
Go to Cedar City Home for Sale

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Cedar City Multi Family and Storage Units

Excellent Investment Property for Sale
Read Below for more information.
If you are looking for Properties in
The Southern Utah Real Estate Market
Contact Sam Dodd

Cedar City Investment Properties

We have just listed this amazing Multi family property in Cedar City, Utah. It has 4 units total, the property has 2 two bedroom one bath units and 1 three bedrom 1 bath unit and a 1 bedroom 1 bath unit. It also has 17 storage units in the back of the property. Currently this home is pulling in over 2300 dollars a month income but it has the potential of over 3000 dollars a month easy. If you are interested in this or any other Cedar City Investment Property please email me Sam Dodd @ sam@cedarcityonline.com or call me personally at 435-531-3063. I look forward to speaking with you.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Cedar City Real Estate - First Time Home Buyers

I found this article on Yahoo for first time homebuyers. I suggest not only first time homebuyers but also seasoned homebuyers review this as it is exactly how Real Estate Professionals buy there own homes. (Except in Utah we dont use attorneys to look over paperwork at closing.)

Buying a home for the first time can be scary, but as with anything else in life, the right preparation brings about good results. Remember, the right home for you is one you want and can afford.

Step 1: Ask yourself if you're ready.You need to decide whether you're financially ready to buy a home, says Connie Barbosa, vice president and branch manager of Slade's Ferry Bank in Somerset, Mass. She suggests first-time buyers ask themselves some simple questions:
Do you have a steady job and income?
Do you plan on remaining in the same area for a few years?
Do you have enough money set aside for your down payment and closing costs?
Do you have an emergency fund?
Do you live within your means, avoiding credit card debt?
Another consideration is whether you're mentally prepared for the responsibility, says Charles Glass, a real estate agent who sells in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland market.
"A first-time home buyer is probably used to renting," Glass says. "They've got to get used to budgeting a little differently in terms of having a reserve when things go wrong. And whether it's a new home or an old one, things will go wrong. Experienced homeowners know this. First-time buyers don't."

Step 2: Find out what you can afford.When you're sure you have the right mind set to be a homeowner, it's time to determine how much house you can afford. Probably the best way to do that is to get pre-qualified for a loan. In fact, some real estate agents won't work with someone who is not pre-qualified.
There are three options for pre-qualifying: go to a lender with whom you have already established rapport, find a real estate agent you trust and follow the agent's recommendations for a lender, or research lenders online.
Glass says the first option is the best because "if you've built a relationship with a lender, they will go to extra lengths to make sure they qualify you for the loan."
Your total monthly mortgage payment -- principal, interest, taxes and insurance (or PITI) -- should not exceed 32 percent of your monthly gross income, Barbosa says. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) suggests that figure should be 29 percent. So this is not an exact science. You can calculate a ballpark figure from this information, but then talk to your lender to get a better feel for how much flexibility you might have with different lending arrangements.
According to Bank of America's Consumer Real Estate Group, you should find a lender that offers "first-time buyer options and financing ideas that take into consideration your personal situation. For example, many first-time buyer mortgage programs require only a low down payment or even no money down. If a down payment is required, you may be allowed to use 'gift' money from family members and other sources. Some first-time home buyer programs feature no closing costs. There may also be down-payment assistance programs available in your community."
Remember, the bigger the down payment, the less you're borrowing, and the less expensive your mortgage will be in the long run.
HUD offers programs to help first-time buyers, too.

Step 3: Find out what's availableNow it's time to decide where you want to live and research what types of housing are available -- one-story single family, condos, town homes, etc. You can get an idea by looking at ads and driving around the community before you ever call a real estate agent, Glass says. In fact, he prefers clients who have done some research.
In searching for an agent, find one who makes you feel comfortable and, more importantly, one who listens to you, Glass says.
HUD points out that it's traditional for the real estate agent to represent the seller's interests, although most state licensing laws require them to treat the buyer fairly. Laws regarding the relationships between real estate agents and clients vary from state to state and buyers should be aware who your agent is working for.

Step 4: Choose a neighborhood.Once you know the housing stock, you can look at specific neighborhoods. Cruise by at night time to see whether you get a "vibe" that it's a safe neighborhood. If you have children, you'll want to check out the quality of the schools. You may want to check out what types of large-scale facilities (airports, highways, chemical plants, etc.) are nearby, and whether you're convenient to shopping, work and schools. You can do much of this independently, but you can also ask your agent to help you find sources of information about such things.

Step 5: Define your house and find it.Now, you can narrow down the features you want in a house. Do you want an energy-efficient model? Do you want two stories, a basement, a bathroom downstairs or a large back yard? You may not find a unit with every feature that you want, but this will help you to define what's most important for you, Glass says.
When you've found a house that has your most important features, is in the right neighborhood and is affordable, you're ready to buy.

Step 6: Do a home inspection.HUD recommends that an offer should be contingent on a home inspection. As the buyer, you cover the cost of the inspection. If you're unsatisfied with the results, you may ask the seller to pay for certain repairs or to lower the price, or you may decide to walk away from the deal.
Reggie Marston, a home inspector who can be seen regularly on HGTV's "House Detective" program, says home buyers should have an inspection done regardless of the age of the home and should interview several inspectors before hiring one."A home inspection should uncover defects that could become very costly to repair after (buyers) assume ownership," he says. "It will also uncover safety issues, water infiltration issues, roof problems, structural issues, etc.
"A first-time home buyer should start interviewing home inspectors before or at the same time they're interviewing real estate agents and mortgage lenders. Normally, real estate contracts only allow three to 10 days for a home inspection after acceptance of the contract and that doesn't allow the purchaser adequate time to find a qualified home inspector."

Step 7: Shop around for homeowners insurance.Your lender will require you to carry homeowners insurance. Such insurance comes in many flavors, so it's a good idea to search for a policy that meets your needs for protection while being easy on your pocketbook. Access insurance information that is appropriate for your state. Many states provide data on typical rates charged by insurers, as well as information on the frequency of consumer complaints against a company.

Step 8: Negotiate.Once you've found the house you want, you should make an offer that's lower than the seller's asking price. The seller expects this and will likely make a counter-offer. You have to decide before you start negotiating what your make or break point is, and stick to it. Just be reasonable. Don't expect the seller to give you a 50 percent discount on a good property.

Step 9: Closing. In a number of states, it is customary for each party to have an attorney review the closing papers and to be present at closing. Whether that's the custom in your state or not, it's a good idea to hire your own attorney to review the documents to be sure that your best interests are represented in the paperwork. You'll foot the bill for your own attorney.

Step 10: Move in.You've done all the homework and bought a great home. Enjoy it.

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Cedar City Utah Real Estate market please contact me, Sam Dodd at 435-531-3063 or by visiting my personal website by clicking the link in the sidebar. I can help you through each step of the home buying or selling process. Don't miss out on your oppertunity to own Cedar City Real Estate because you are nervous about the purchase of your home.

Friday, April 28, 2006

1031 Exchange

Duck Creek By Jared Anderson

If you are looking to do a 1031 exchange I have some great investment properties in and around Cedar City. I would be happy to take you around the area and show you what we have to offer. For those of you that do not know a 1031 exchange is a way to defer your capital gains taxes from Real Estate sales. Contact your accountant for more information on 1031 exchanges. Once you have contacted your accountant I have multiple oppertunities within the Cedar Valley for you to invest in with your 1031 exchange money. Please contact Sam Dodd at Prudential Cedar Real Estate for more information my direct line phone number is 435-531-3063 or email me at sam@cedarcityonline.com

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Cedar City Real Estate

5 Bedrooms 4 1/2 baths
Prestigious Cedar City Subdivision.
For more information please contact
Sam Dodd
Or Visit
Cedar City Home

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Cedar City Utah Real Estate

Would you like to own a brand new home on over an acre lot in Enoch? This home is on the market and priced to sell. For more information please visit my website. Enoch Utah Real Estate or for more information please see this blog Enoch House for Sale

Friday, April 14, 2006

St George Home

Check out this amazing home!
This home is in the Heart of St. George and offered at an amazing price. If you are looking for St. George Utah Real Estate this is the home for you. The home includes 5 bedrooms and 3 baths with a 2 car garage. It sits of a .2o acre lot in a prestigeous area of Saint George, Utah.
Sam Dodd is your Southern Utah Real Estate Agent. I can help you find a wonderful home that will fit your families needs. Call me at
435-531-3063 if you would like to schedulle an appointment to see more homes like this one.
Or visit my website Southern Utah Real Estate

Monday, April 10, 2006

Cedar City Real Estate

Cedar City Real Estate is really picking up! Just this week MLS sales jumped almost 20% and it looks like we are gearing up for another big spring. If you are looking for Cedar City Utah, Real Estate please contact me- Sam Dodd for all your real estate needs. I was voted Rookie of Year and I will put my hard work to work for you. I can help you through each step of the buying or selling process. Because I am still a newer agent I will be able to dedicate the time and effort it takes to ensure you recieve the service you deserve. If you are looking for a real estate agent that has integrity and that will do what it takes to get your deal done right you are in the right place. Please visit my website Cedar City Utah Real Estate to view properties for sale in Cedar City and the surrounding areas.

Cedar City Real Estate

Cedar City Real Estate is really picking up! Just this week MLS sales jumped almost 20% and it looks like we are gearing up for another big spring. If you are looking for Cedar City Utah, Real Estate please contact me- Sam Dodd for all your real estate needs. I was voted Rookie of Year and I will put my hard work to work for you. I can help you through each step of the buying or selling process. Because I am still a newer agent I will be able to dedicate the time and effort it takes to ensure you recieve the service you deserve. If you are looking for a real estate agent that has integrity and that will do what it takes to get your deal done right you are in the right place. Please visit my website Cedar City Utah Real Estate to view properties for sale in Cedar City and the surrounding areas.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Southern Utah Real Estate

Hey I am working on a new Website. The website address is http://www.southernutahrealestateagent.com it isnt really finished yet but I am working on it. So drop by and tell me what you think about my website. If you want a direct link to the site just click here ----> Southern Utah Real Estate

Friday, March 31, 2006

Cedar City Utah Real Estate - New Construction

3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths
1/2 acre lot in Westview Estates
New Construction
Priced to sell at only
If you would like more information about this property please visit my website
Cedar City Utah Real Estate
or contact me directly at 435-531-3063

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Cedar City New Construction

New Construction In Cedar City, Utah.
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
On a .5 acre lot in Westview Subdivision
This home is under appraisal
Too many upgrades to list. Quailty built home- high ceilings, solidsurface countertops, high grade appliances, large bonus room above garage. Open floor plan all this for only
You will not find a better deal in the whole valley.
If you want more information about this or any other properties in Cedar City, Utah
Please visit --->Cedar City Utah Real Estate you will be able to search for homes
and get community information for Cedar City and surrounding areas.
If you would like to contact me directly my phone number is

Friday, March 24, 2006

Cedar City Real Estate: Cedar City Condo

Cedar City Real Estate: Cedar City Condo

Cedar City Homes For Sale

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
1550 Sf
.19 Acre Lot
This is a wonderful home in a nice cozy neighborhood. This home would be perfect for someone to retire to or for some just starting out and on a budget. The home has a french doors and a fireplace. There to many upgrade to list them all. If you are interested in viewing more pictures of this home please visit this link ---> Cedar City Home For Sale if you are just looking for Cedar City or surrounding areas homes for sale please visit my website and search for homes that meet your criteria. I have a full Multiple Listing Service search so you can search all the current listings in Cedar City, Utah and all of Iron and Beaver Counties. To view that website please click on this link ----> Cedar City Utah Real Estate
If you would like to contact me directly I would be more then happy to help you in any way possible. My direct line phone number is 435-531-3063 and just ask for Sam Dodd.
I look forward to working with you and thx for visiting my blog.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Cedar City Real Estate

Sunset by Jared Anderson
My brother in law is a photographer so in a effort to make my blog look a little better I will be posting some of his photographs. I am also going to be posting pictures of houses and property that I am currently listing.
If you have noticed, I have been doing that recently to some sucess. I find it sets me appart in the Cedar City Utah Real Estate market. Some of the other services that I provide that some other agents can't is my website has a search function where you can search the current listings for at least 10 different real estate offices in the Cedar City, Utah valley. This gives you the ability to go to just my website rather then searching through each individuals listings on there website. It also allows other agents in my area to post my listings getting my listings more exposure. ERA has opted out of this program, I guess they dont want to get free advertising for there listings on the other agents in towns listings. So when you think about listing with one of there agents remember they probally aren't looking out for you as much as they could be.
The Cedar City Real Estate market is changing quickly. This spring will be the biggest spring ever in Cedar City. Although prices are higher then ever before we are still lower then St. George. This means more growth for us and a substained growth in the worth of your home and property.
If you are interested in looking at most the listings for Cedar City Utah Real Estate click here! If you would like to contact me directly please call 435-531-3063

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Cedar City Home for Sale

Cedar City Home for Sale! 5 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms in the Cove Subdivision. This Cedar City Real Estate will not last long. If you would like more information and pictures of this property please click this link ----> Cedar City Home if you are looking for Cedar City Real Estate in general please visit my website at Cedar City Real Estate.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Duck Creek Cabin Lot

.47 Acres in Englestead Estate Subdivision on Cedar Mountian. This lot is priced to sell at $35,000.00 and will not last through the spring. If you are looking for this or other Cedar City Real Estate please call Sam Dodd @ 435-531-3063

Cedar Mountian Property

.47 Acres in Englestead Estate Subdivision on Cedar Mountian. This lot is priced to sell at $35,000.00 and will not last through the spring. If you are looking for this or other Cedar City Real Estate please call Sam Dodd @ 435-531-3063

Monday, March 20, 2006

Enoch Utah 1/2 Acre Lot

Enoch Utah 1/2 Acre Lot
Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks
All Utilities
Bring Your Own Builder
Parade of Homes Being Build On Same Street
Call Sam Dodd
Or Visit My Website
Cedar City Real Estate
or to view more info on this lot
Enoch Lot

Circleville Property

640 Acres in Circleville Utah!!!
Piute 4 Wheeler Trail along bottam of property
Elk Herd Roams the Northern inside the Aspens
Priced To Sell at 1250.00 per acre
Thats only $800,000.00 for a square mile of property
Less then a mile off a main highway
Overlooks the Piute Resovour
Call Sam Dodd @ 435-531-3063
Visit Circleville Property Pictures for more Info!

Cedar City Condo

Cedar City Condo for Sale! Only $159,000.00 for this 3 bedroom 2 bath. If you want more information about this property please visit this website. Cedar City Condo If you are interested in Cedar City Real Estate in general please visit my website which is linked in the sidebar. To schedule a viewing of this proprety call Sam Dodd at 435-531-3063

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Cedar City Home For Sale

$199,000.00 Dollars for this Home Right Next to Southern Utah University. This home would be ideal for someone looking to retire who wants to be in the center of town or for an investor who wants to rent out the rooms for a possitive cashflow. The home sits on a corner lot with mature trees and a rose garden. There is a new 20 year roof and the current owner is remodeling the home to make it 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. To view more photos of this property please visit Cedar City Home

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Cedar City Real Estate

Tips for Making Your Home More SaleableBefore you put your home on the market, there are some things you can do to differentiate your house among the competitors.
When preparing to put your home up for sale, your first concern is the home's exterior. If the outside, or "curb appeal" looks good, people will more than likely want to see what's on the inside. Keep the lawn and landscape nicely manicured. Trim the bushes and season permitting, plant some flowers. Be sure your front door area has a "Welcome" feeling. A fresh coat of paint on the front door looks great.
Of all the rooms inside your home, pay special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms. They should look as modern, bright and fresh as possible. It is essential for them to be clean and odor free. A fresh coat of paint just may do the trick. Have any leaky faucets taken care of. A call to a plumber is a wise investment.
Since you want your home to look as spacious as possible, remove any excess or very large furniture. Make sure that table tops, dressers and closets are free of clutter. Don't use your garage, attic, or basement to store these extra things. These areas also need to have the impression of space. Instead, put them into storage. Make sure walls and doors are free of smudges and look for anything that might indicate a maintenance problem, such as cracked windows, holes in the wall or stained ceilings.
Finally, if your basement shows any signs of dampness or leakage, seal the walls.
Quick tips for showings:
Keep counter tops cleared Replace all burned out lightbulbs Open all drapes and window blinds Put pets in cages or take them to a neighbor No dirty dishes in the sink No laundry in the washer/dryer Clean or replace dirty or worn carpets Put on soft music Burn wood in the fireplace on cold days, otherwise, the fireplace should be clean Always look at your home from the buyer's point of view. Be objective and be honest. I hope this helps everyone.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Cedar City Real Estate

Its been a little while since I updated my real estate blog so I thought I would check in and give an update on the real estate market in Cedar City, Utah. Well things are still going strong. I hear a lot of false report that the bubble is bursting ect but that just isn't the case. In fact, I don't think it could be father from the truth. Normally in Cedar City during the winter months the Real Estate market slows down considerably. This year has been no different but that is a far cry from the bubble bursting. This winter has been stronger then normal and I think this spring will be the biggest spring in Cedar City yet.
One thing people really need to understand is that when people say the market is slowing that is a good thing. In 2004 we had an approx 65% appreciation rate. There is no way any market can substance that kind of growth. What we are hoping for is some where between 10-15% this year. That is still super good gains yet it is more substainable and realistic.
Well I don't have a lot of time so I better get back to work. I hope this helps to clear up some of the misconceptions people have about what is happening in real estate

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Cedar City Utah Real Estate

I just wanted to check in and update my blog. Cedar City Real Estate is still alive and well. While we are experancing our normal winter slow down it has been much milder then previous predicted and we are expecting things to go crazy again this spring. I accually think this is the best time of the year to buy real estate because it is more of a buyers market. Many times there are less buyers for property in the winter and people will be more willing to drop prices ect.
I included a picture of Najvao Lake which is about 30 miles north of Cedar City. (thx Jared Anderson) If you would like more information about Buying or Selling a home in Cedar City. Please call me at 435-531-3063 or visit my personal website and search the MLS (multiple listing service) for Iron and Beaver county.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Cedar Mountian near Duck Creek.