Total Sales Increase in Southern Utah

February total sales which includes home, lot, commercial and raw ground sales ended up at 320, 32% higher than January sales of 242. February, 2010 sales matched February, 2008 sales, but were 47% higher than February 2009. Year to date, sales are up 37% over 2009 sales and just barely under 2008 YTD sales.February, 2010 home sales were strong and up 75% from February, 2009. PUD/Condo sales also climbed 43% year over year. Year to date vacant lot sales more than doubled over last year. West St. George, Washington City and Bloomington Hills enjoyed the largest percentage of year over year sales growth in Washington County. New lot sales were the highest in many months at 25 and resale lots jumped to a several month high at 31. Commercial sales dropped year over year. New building permits nearly doubled in February over January and both January and February building permits outpaced new home sales by a significant margin. Both notices of default and foreclosures dipped in February even though the ratio of foreclosures to notices of default remained high at around 50%. The number of loans remain low at only 428 real property loans in Washington County. A large percentage of sales continue to be cash. The average loan amount has climbed. After months of declining sales, stagnant permitting and growing foreclosures it is refreshing to see home sales up, lot sales up, permits up and foreclosures down. More From Southern Utah Title newsletter…What does this mean for Ence Homes? With the significant increase in sales for St. George and Washington, Ence has been right in the middle of this growth. Ence Communities are increasing in sales and having the opportunity to build more communities and Homes for families in St. George, Washington, Santa Clara, and Ivins. New locations like Village on the Heights nestled in Santa Clara have been recently opened and multiple homes are being built. Ence Homes had a good first quarter in sales and is excited for what the rest of the year brings to sales in Southern Utah.

500 Views St George Home Builder Commercial

St George home builder Ence Homes produced a NEW COMMERCIAL in Febuary 2010, interviewing a St. George married couple about their experience building with Ence Homes. The new commercial went live in mid February and has received over 500 views on youtube since then.

The majority of it’s viewers have been directed from the St George homebuilder’s NEW WEBSITE that recently launched in January 2010.

Ence Homes website and youtube traffic continues to increase daily, and is reaching current and potential customers looking to build a quality, innovative and energy efficient home in Southern Utah and Mesquite Nevada.

“There has never been a better time to build a new home, and with 50 years of experience, Ence Homes has made it easier than ever!”

Tax Credit Expires End Of April!

Qualified first-time home buyers – who have not owned their principal residence in the past three years – may be eligible for a tax credit of up to $8,000. And repeat buyers may be eligible for up to $6,500. Ence Homes can help you find out if you qualify to take advantage of this great home buyer benefit.

Do you have questions about the tax credit? Visit the Federal Housing Tax Credit FAQ Page to get your questions answered.

Not sure how much you can afford when purchasing a home? Use the Ence Homes Mortgage Calculator to help you figure out your budget.

Take advantage of the low cost and low interest rates now. Now is the time to buy a new Ence Home. Browse Ence communities.

2010 Parade Of Homes Great Success for Ence Homes

There were nearly 15,000 people that went through the parade this year, and Ence Homes sold 15 homes during the month of February. 10 of those homes we sold in our newest community Village on the Heights. Those sales combined to make the 2010 St. George Parade of Homes our most successful parade ever!Many parade visitors left feedback stating they loved our new floor plans with the high vaulted ceilings and the beautiful exterior architecture offered in Village on the Heights. As always, the freshly baked Otis Spunkmier cookies were a big hit, and we invite all of you back next year for another St. George Parade of Homes.