Choose to live in an Ence Home community

Growing up in a residential community can give you a sense of belonging in your hometown. Here at Ence Homes, we believe in helping our clients find a perfect community for those who want a vacation or family home. Ence Homes offers several communities throughout southern Utah. Today we would like to highlight three Ence Home communities located in St. George, Utah and Ivins, Utah.

riversidesriverRiverside Cliffs is located in St. George, Utah and would be a great place to call home. This community is located near the world famous Zion National Park. Not only will you be surrounded by Zion’s breathtaking views, but you will also be near shopping centers. For those who like to be out and about, Riverside Cliffs is close to walking trails and golf courses. Lastly, all offered floor plans come with tile, granite, and nine foot ceilings.

willowswillowDesert Willow is a perfect community for those looking for a Tuscan or southwest-European home architecture. You can choose a single or two-story home up to 3,000 square feet. We offer 13 different floor plans for this community. Desert Willow is located near schools and parks which is perfect for families. This community is also near walking and biking trails for those who enjoy being out in nature. Come visit our model home today!

dessertsdessertDesert Rose is a lovely mountain community located in Ivins, Utah. We can’t get enough of these stunning mountain views from Red Mountain that surround this community and neither will you! As a resident, you will enjoy recreational activities like hiking and biking on nearby trails. This mountain community won’t disappoint!.

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Riverside Cliffs Move-in Ready Home

Looking for a new home in St. George. This home is ready to move in. No need to wait for your home to be built or go through the hassle of buying a used home.

This Move-in Ready home is 1968 sq. ft. 4 bed, 2 bath with 2 car garage. Please call Richard for more information at 435-216-1707.


Featured Home of the Week: Desert Willow 3000

The family needing lots of room will enjoy this spacious six bedroom three bathroom home. Conveniently located on the main floor the master suite boasts large bathroom and walk in closet. Three additional bedrooms and one bathroom are also on this floor. With this many bedrooms the family is sure to use the oversized laundry room. Upstairs find two more bedrooms, another bathroom and 23′ by 15′ family room. There is plenty of space for everyone in this beautiful home.

Featured Home of the Week: Desert Willow 2415

With two bedrooms on the main floor and three upstairs, everyone will sleep well in this home.The entry to this lovely home provides access the conveniently placed stairway, the great room, as well as a bedroom ideally situated to also be used as an office or den. The large open living area joined with the spacious kitchen and dining area is perfect for entertaining. Relax in the master suite with adjoining master bathroom with double sinks while the rest of the family watches a movie in the upstairs spacious family room. This five bedroom home provides ideal space for active family living.

2,415 Square Feet
5 Bedrooms
2.5 Baths
2 Car Garage
2 Story


Featured Home of the Week: Rock Hampton 3000

The family needing lots of room will enjoy this spacious six bedroom three bathroom home. Conveniently located on the main floor the master suite boasts large bathroom and walk in closet. Three additional bedrooms and one bathroom are also on this floor. With this many bedrooms the family is sure to use the oversized laundry room. Upstairs find two more bedrooms, another bathroom and 23′ by 15′ family room. There is plenty of space for everyone in this beautiful home.

Featured Home of the Week: Rock Hampton 1968

Those needing more space will enjoy this four bedroom two bathroom home. The separate master suite includes shower, garden tub and double sinks and adjoining large walk in closet. Family time will be spent together in the large open living area with workable kitchen and corner pantry.

Featured Home of the Week: Quail Cove 2230

Each of the four bedrooms has direct access to one of three bathrooms in this split bedroom floor plan. The master suite includes spacious bathroom with corner garden tub and oversized shower and adjoining walk in closet. Another bedroom and bathroom share this side of the home. Opposite these rooms is found an additional two bedrooms with a pass through shared bathroom. The covered patio stretches the length of the entire living area.

Featured Home of the Week: Sun Crest West 2012

This spacious home offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms and three car garage-standard. The formal entry provides access to the secluded fourth bedroom or study. The cook will appreciate the extensive counter, island and large pantry. Enjoy the open space of the great room, kitchen and dining area perfect for family gatherings and entertaining. Find luxury in the master suite with walk in his and her closets, double sinks and garden tub.

Featured Home of the Week: Quail Cove 2586

Welcome to Quail Cove
Where exceptional taste and style meet

Comfortable, single-story homes are elevated above the City of Ivins and located at the edge of the Red Mountain, and surrounded by the natural beauty of vermillion sandstone cliffs and Snow Canyon Stake Park, Quail Cove has a lot to offer residents in the way of spas, recreation-and of course, “Broadway in the Desert” found at the nearby Tuacahn Amphitheatre. Just removed from the hustle and bustle of the City of St. George, prestigious Ivins has a lot to offer in the way of recreational activities.

Whether you’re enjoying a day of boating, fishing, or picnicking at beautiful Gunlock State Park or taking in the surroundings at the Red Rock Canyon of Snow Canyon State Park, you’re sure to find something that is pleasing to everyone. And, while you’d never know it from the majestic surroundings, you’re actually just a short drive from several shopping venues including Lin’s Grocery, Albertson’s, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target, and more.

Quail Cove 2586:

Need storage? Look no further. The master suite boasts a huge walk in closet as well as a corner garden tub. Two of the remaining four bedrooms have walk in closets. Great says it all in this 20’x20′ great room with adjoining dining area and kitchen. The three car garage comes standard for even more storage. Enjoy family time in this spacious well designed home.

Featured Home of the Week: Lakota Ridge 1911

What to consider when making the final decision

By Michele Dawson

As you find yourself heavily immersed in house-hunting mode, you may encounter a situation in which you’re torn between two houses. Perhaps you and your spouse each have a favorite, or perhaps you both like two houses equally – or think you do.

Making a final decision and determining which house to make an offer on shouldn’t be taken lightly. The decision should be made rationally and not guided by emotion.
Of course, you may not have the luxury of taking your time on deciding which house you’d like to pursue. You may be in a market in which homes in your price range get snatched up as quickly as they go on the market, perhaps even attracting multiple offers.
But in some situations, you may find yourself torn between two houses. Sometimes the easiest thing to do is take pen to paper and outline your family’s needs, your budget, and the pros and cons of each house.
Some things you’ll want to compare include:
  • The neighborhoods. If the two final contenders are in different neighborhoods, evaluate the pros and cons. If you have kids and being close to a park is important, you’ll want to consider that. How close are shopping, restaurants, church, and other services? Are the streets maintained? Do homeowners landscape and maintain their homes nicely? How long will your commute to work be?
  • The schools. If you have school-aged children, you definitely want to consider the reputation of the neighborhood schools. You can usually find general district information and state standardized test results online. But once you’re this deep in the process, you’ll want to visit the schools and receive the information first-hand from school officials. You should also talk to teachers and parents.
  • Crime. Go to the local police or sheriff department and ask about crime in your specific neighborhood. You might find theft or vandalism to be more prevalent in one area than another.
  • The houses compared to others in the neighborhood. While it may boost your self-esteem to have the biggest house on the block, it’s typically a better idea to stay away from purchasing the neighborhood monster. When it comes time to sell you’ll find that the lower value of your neighbors’ homes will shrink your home’s value.
  • Appreciation. If the two homes you’re eyeing are in different parts of town or different neighborhoods, ask your real estate agent to retrieve sales of homes in those neighborhoods over the past few years. If one neighborhood shows an annual average 8 percent increase and another is skyrocketing at 15 percent, you may have your decision made.
  • The sellers’ situations. If you don’t know already, ask your real estate agent how long each home has been on the market. Usually the longer a house has been listed, the better chance the seller will accept an offer lower than asking price. Conversely, if the house has been on the market for just a couple days, the sellers will probably wait for a better offer if you offer less than the listed price. Your real estate agent might also be able to dig up additional information about the sellers, like why they’re selling. If it’s a job-related move or a divorce, the sellers likely want to move as quickly as possible, meaning you have a better shot at them accepting a lower price.
  • The houses themselves. If you haven’t already, you should make a list of the amenities and attributes you want your house to have. If you want that first-floor home office, a large, open back yard for the kids, or a gourmet kitchen, be sure to include that on your list. Then, rate how each house measures up to each need on your list.
  • Drawbacks. Likewise, make a list of the cons associated with each house and determine how much of a negative impact each will have.
As you carefully weigh all the factors, it might become clear that one house is more enticing than the other. Or, you may find the houses are still equally appealing. If that is the case, be sure you look at the homes more than once. You may notice something you didn’t the first time around – something that could sway you one way or the other.
In fact, you should probably visit each home at least two more times, at different times of the day to get a feeling for how the house and neighborhood look and feel in the morning versus late afternoon or evening. Once you make a decision and an offer, you can take comfort in knowing you may still have a back-up if the deal falls apart.