St. George Parade of Homes Feb. 17-26

The southern utah home builders Association and Zions Bank present the 22nd Annual St. George Area Parade of Homes.

This event runs from February 17-26, 2012 and showcases 28 unique homes throughout Southern Utah. The St. George Parade of Homes is the perfect place to see the latest in home building, excellent craftsmanship and to gain interior design, home décor and landscaping ideas. Homes are open from 10 am to 7 pm daily except for February 26th when they close at 5 pm.

The St. George Parade of Homes features the Ence Home, the Arroyo Rojo. Priced at $389,900, this Southwest-Tuscan style four bedroom, 3 bathrooms is located in Northridge and is a spacious 2,228 square feet. With thePineValleyMountains in the background, this roomy layout is open, contemporary and very family friendly.

Tickets are on sale online and at RedCliffsMall, Lin’s Markets. They go on sale for February 16th for $12.50 a piece with a $1.25 online convenience fee. Parking has been made easy with the St. George Shuttle. You can reserve your shuttle pass by calling 855-757-7433 or by visiting for $25 per ticket and be dropped off right in front.

Come out to the St. George Parade of Homes and enter the free giveaway. You’ll have a chance to win Coral Cliffs movie passes, Riverwalk Grill gift card, a 55’ LG flay Screen TV or a one-week stay atThompsonMansion. All you have to do is visit a minimum of 14 homes, have your ticket marked off and bring you used tickets to Boulevard Home Furnishings.

New Year Must Haves for Your New Home

Congratulations! You’ve purchased a new home for the New Year. As you settle into your house there are some items you should have for your new home in St. George house. Ence Homes suggests these must-haves for your home.

New room – Since you’re in a new home you may want to finally designate that study, home gym, doll room or man cave you’ve always wanted.

Gadgets – Consider buying a new TV just in time for the Super Bowl and basketball season or installing a sound system to hear music throughout your new home in St. George home. A gaming console is great for fun times and a way to spend quality time with your friends and family. A digital camera is a way to capture precious moments and events. You may even be able to find some great steal on the items you didn’t get during the holidays.

Furniture – Another must-have for your new home is new furniture. After all, it should be out with the old and in with the new. You don’t have to purchase new furniture for you’re your entire home. A brand new bedroom set, dining room table or living room set just may do.

Accessories – Spruce up your new home in St. George home with some accessories. Art, vases, candles, rugs, houseplants are great items to add pizzazz and complement your new furniture and home décor.

Garden – Just because it’s wintertime doesn’t mean you can’t garden. You can plant your favorite wintertime plants, fruits and vegetables in the ground or in containers.

Welcome to the Ence Homes community and we wish you the best gathering those must-haves for your new home.

Tips for Hosting New Year’s Eve parties

Ence Homes suggests these eight tips for hosting your 2012 New Year’s Eve party at your homes in St. George.

K-I-S-S – Though you may be planning to share a kiss with your loved one when the clock strikes midnight, it’s also important to keep it super simple when planning your New Year’s Eve party. There’s no need overdo the party or your decorations. A simple party is always fun and you can use some of your Christmas ornaments to fill vases and other holiday trinkets for your New Year décor.

RSVP – Send out RSVP cards to get a count of how many guests are coming to your party.

Party Favors – Horns, noisemakers, hats and confetti are fan favorites sure to bring out the kid in every one.

Food Menu – Hors d’oeuvres and appetizers are simple foods to serve. Chips and salsa, meatballs, mini crab cakes, mini pizza’s, sandwich wraps, deviled eggs, cold cuts and vegetable platters and mozzarella sticks are easy to make. Keep in mind those guests who have allergies, are vegetarian or vegan.

Toast – Serve champagne for the midnight toast but have an alternative like sparkling cider available for guests who don’t drink. Sodas, water and juice are great to have too. If you’re serving alcohol make sure there are designated drivers for your guests to get home safely and have the number to local taxicab companies. You may even want to designate a room or two in your homes in St. George for guests who may need to spend the night.

Game Night – Board games, card games and a friendly game of poker are fun ways to keep the party going all night.

Music – Rock out to the top jams of 2011 or to your favorite tunes all night. Invite your guests to share their favorite songs to add to your New Year’s Eve party playlist.

Have Fun – New Year’s Eve is a time to have fun. Relax and enjoy bringing in the New Year with your friends, family and homes in St. George neighbors.

We hope you had a great 2011 and from our family to yours we wish you a prosperous 2012. Happy New Year!


Great Christmas gifts under $25

Ence Homes suggests these five great Christmas gifts all under $25 as you look to complete your Christmas shopping for this year.If there’s an avid golfer or tennis player in your family then you cannot go wrong with buying golf balls or tennis balls for them this Christmas. This gift is sure to help you’re loved one improve their game and there are plenty of good brands available under $25. The golf balls will definitely come in handy for those residents that are able to practice their game on the putting green or golf course in there St. George new homes communities.

For the movie lovers on your Christmas list consider DVD’s. There are plenty of DVD’s/Blu-Ray movies, TV box sets or trilogies your movie fans can add to their collection. A popular DVD this year is the Justin Bieber: Never Say Never DVD. This is a great gift for your kids who may have Bieber Fever and costs about $19.99 at your local retailer.

Multi-tools are fan favorites amongst the gadget lovers. They’re compact, can be stored in many places and great to have for fixing up things around your St. George new homes.

Wine and champagne aficionados will enjoy the champagne opener. It’s easy, practical to use and costs about $20. This will come in handy all year long for opening up bottles for any occasion including dinner parties or romantic evenings. An alternative is bottle openers on your iPhone case that you can bring anywhere.

Digital picture frames and digital key chains are great Christmas gifts that are priced for under $25. These are great ways to keep precious memories with you around your home, at work and while you’re on the go.

Whether you’re on a budget or just looking for great gifts at a reasonable price these are great gifts for you to get those on your Christmas list. Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!


Christmas Events in St. George

Ence Homes encourages you to get into the Christmas spirit by bringing your family out to Tuacahn’s Christmas in the Canyon and The Forgotten Carols near your new home in St. George, UT.Christmas in the Canyon kicked off the day after Thanksgiving and is open every evening, Thursday through Saturday, until Friday, December 23rd. There will be hot chocolate, Christmas lights and Christmas music for your enjoyment and entertainment. The Tuacahn Gift Gallery will also be open for your Christmas shopping needs. Santa Claus is available for your kids nightly from 6:30 PM until 9:00 PM. Entrance into this event is absolutely free. A Live Nativity scene, with real live camels and period costumes, will also be shown each night in the Amphitheatre at 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM. The cost is $2.00 per ticket or $10.00 per family. The Live Nativity is a great way for you and your family to come and see what Christmas is truly about.

Another event near your new home in St. George, UT is The Forgotten Carols. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Michael McLean’s play. The show runs from Wednesday, December 14th until Friday, December 16th at Dixie State College in the Cox Auditorium beginning at 7:30 PM each night. Tickets are now on sale ranging in price from $14.50 to $30.50. Group discounts are available by calling the box office at (435) 652-7800. For more details visit their site.

From the Ence family to yours, enjoy this season’s festivities close to your new home in St. George, UT and have a wonderful and merry Christmas.