Online New Home Shopping Tips

The days of only looking at the classifieds or getting a homebuyer magazine to search for your new home are over. Technology has made shopping for a new home convenient and more efficient. So whether you’re looking for specific home builders in St. George, UT, a certain type of home or desired location, check out these tips for shopping for a new home online.

Know your budget – Before setting out on your online new home journey, know how much your can afford. Check out online mortgage calculators and don’t forget to factor in homeowners insurance and taxes.

Filter your search – Many home builders have options for you to narrow down your search on their site. Ence Homes, one of the reputable and elite home builders in St. George, UT, offers this. You can filter your new home from price range, square footage, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms and garages to the state and move-in ready homes.

Map it out – Use Google maps to figure out the distance between the office, kids schools and the perspective locations of your new home.

Use apps – If you have an iPad or smartphone, there are plenty of apps to assist you while shopping for a new home online and after you’ve purchased your home. Some are free to download while others cost. Mortgage Calculator Pro by Eamonn and Ian LLC, available on iTunes for $1.99, allows you to calculate mortgage payments for a loan, calculates the monthly costs of home ownership and even the total cost of buying a home. Another cool app to check out is, Photo Measures. It’s available on iTunes for $4.99 and allows you to save measurements on your photos that you can take photos on tours and plan your space with measurements you can refer to later.

Ence Homes website – View the Ence Homes website to check out the various communities, floor plans and Energy Star features of the home builders in St. George, UT. If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to chat with an Ence Representative online on the website.

Fun ways to celebrate Mother’s Day 5/13

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th. It’s a day set aside to honor and celebrate mothers. If you haven’t figure out what you’re doing yet, here are ten fun ways to celebrate Mom on her special day.

  1. Celebrate Mom with a bouquet or arrangement of her favorite flowers. She can wake up to these colorful, fresh and fabulous flowers in her master bedroom.
  2. Give Mom a helping hand and the day off by cleaning up and organizing around the house.
  3. Complete a project around your new homes in St. George, UT residence that Mom has been waiting for you to get to.
  4. Forget about making brunch or dinner reservations. With the help of your kids, cook up a lovely brunch or dinner for Mom with a side of love. Make it a family affair by inviting over all the special women in your life for a home cooked gourmet meal.
  5. Take Mom to the local gardening store to pick up her favorite plants and flowers to plant around your home.
  6. Dust off those bikes that have been in your new homes in St. George, UT garage all winter and take the family on a bike ride around your neighborhood.
  7. Create a video or a song with your kids expressing how much Mom means to your family.
  8. If Mom loves to get down, give her a gift certificate to a dance studio for ballroom dancing or salsa dancing lessons.
  9. Design a homemade arts and crafts project for Mom filled with pictures and other designs that she can use as decorations.
  10. Throw Mom a surprise Mother’s Day party at your new homes in St. George, UT house. There’s enough space inside and out to celebrate Mom with her favorite music, food and games on her special day.

$10,000 St George Down Payment Assistance

City of St. George down payment assistance program is a federally funded program with a goal to assist eligible home buyers with down payment and/or loan closing costs by providing up to $10,000 in the the form of a non-interest bearing loan payable when the home is sold or refinanced. If not sold or refinanced prior to 15 years, payback is forgiven.Eligibility Requirements:

  • 18 Years of Age, U.S. Citizen, or a Resident
  • Owner-Occupied within St. George City Limits
  • Maximum Home Price Allowed is $247,368 for Detached Home
  • Maximum Home Price Allowed is $131,995 for Townhome/Condo
  • First Time Home Buyer
  • Household Income Limits (Refer to below table)

emortgage is currently accepting applications. For more information, or to see if you qualify, please contact (435) 652-5200.

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.