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July Jamboree 2017 in Cedar City

The annual Rotary July Jamboree is coming on July 7 and 8 to Cedar City Main Street! This is so much more than just a car show, bringing in visitors from all over the state to come to this event. Events go from 5 pm – 7 pm on Friday evening, and then from 8:30 am to 9 pm on Saturday. Live music will be going throughout the day from local bands Full Tilt Boogie and The Clique. Local vendors will be there with both food and merchandise. A beer garden, bouncy house, and an American Ninja Warrior course will be there this year for the entire family. A mixture of classic cars and a display for semi-trucks (new this year) will be on display down Main Street.

The event is free to the public and registration for the show is $30 (includes 2 tickets, breakfast, multiple vehicle entries into the car show, and a t-shirt for the first 200 people). Preregistration is at Southern Utah University Football Stadium Patio (925 W 200 South) on Friday evening. From 8:30 am to 10 am on Saturday, a breakfast and vehicle registration will be held at 925 W 200 South. The Rod Run is from 10 am to 12pm, and the Show & Shine is 4 pm to 9 pm.

For more info, including registration, rules, and sponsors, click here to visit their website.

Photos from the July Jamboree Facebook page.

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To Buy or Build in Cedar City

A home is usually one of the largest, if not the largest investment a person will make. We’ll spend a lot of time designing the “dream house”. Every buyer usually has two lists when looking for a home, deal breakers, and wish lists. Deal breakers are aspects of a home that are must have’s, you can’t live without them. Whereas wish lists are features that the buyer wants, but aren’t required or necessary. So when trying to decide to buy or build in Cedar City here are a few things to consider.

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Buying an Existing Home in Cedar

When you are buying an existing home the advantage primarily comes down to convenience. When you find the home you want, you make an offer. Then Cedar City real estate agents like us will walk you straight through the whole process, get your paper work in order and then be in your home in 30 days or so. Much easier and convenient than building a home from the ground up. You know what you’re getting, and you don’t have to make anywhere near the amount of choices that you make when building a home in Cedar City.

You’ll still have to go through the process of searching, seeing, and searching some more. Going over house after house before finding one that meets your deal breakers, and has enough of your wish lists to satisfy you.

When looking for Cedar City real estate there are a lot of options available as far as existing homes for sale. As well there’s a lot of variety and options available from small lots near downtown, to sweeping homes with lots of acreage.

One of the bigger reasons to buy an existing home is that you’ll be in an established neighborhood, with mature landscaping, schools, and trees that can actually offer some shade. It also usually means you’ll be nearer to shopping, and all of the established locations in town, as most of the new builds are on the outskirts of town.

Building a Home in Cedar City

On the flip side of building vs buying is primarily the convenience level is much lower when building. You’ll have much more time to invest in building than just buying. Everything from paint color, to tile vs wood floors, from the permits for the city and county. Do you do stucco, brick, or something else? So if you are opposed to making decisions, then building a home in Cedar isn’t for you.

The benefits are numerous though if you’re willing to forgo convenience. The primary benefit is having the ability to get exactly what you want. You don’t have the weigh the deal breakers vs the wish list, because you’re the one that gets to decide them. This is a huge plus, there’s no need to change wall colors before moving in, or switch out the carpet, because everything is exactly how you want it.

And it’s brand new, so you don’t have to worry about whether things are going to break down on you as soon as you move in, because everything’s new. You can trust that your water heater’s going to last for years, and that your furnace will keep pumping out heat all winter long.

So the decisions up to you, but it’s certainly a decision that we are willing and able to help walk you through. If you need a building lot and a builder we can help. If you don’t want to mess with it and just buy, then we can help. So don’t hesitate to call us when you’re trying to decide whether to buy or build in Cedar City.

 

 

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How to Find the Most Reliable Cedar City Real Estate Agent

Choosing a reliable real estate agent in Cedar City is very important when you are planning to buy or sell your home. The primary thing you should look for when looking for an agent is for his/her professionalism in taking care of things. Do they have total dedication to their work? Are they committed and hard working? And finally, they must have a good reputation.

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Finding the perfect real estate agent is very important; the quality varies radically from marvelous to dreadful. You should be able to find an agent who puts your needs in front than their profits. Who can suggest you the right options and right location? Over all he/she should have as many of these qualities as possible:

  1. A person of veracity
  2. A great amount of time working with the real estate field.
  3. Should have plenty of knowledge and information about entire neighborhoods and communities.
  4. Maintains a good relationship with other agents and customers.
  5. Must be respected by other agents, which means he/she should not be rude with customers.
  6. Refined in business matters.
  7. Understands your needs.
  8. Must have a license from your state, which means, the agent must minimum educational qualifications, also they should have obtained training other necessary things.

The above mentioned points are very important to consider when you are looking for a reliable agent. Some additional things to consider are things like does he or she maintain their membership with the NAR (National Association of Realtors)? Through NAR, you can find an agent with qualifications as a Gradate Realtors Institute and Certified Residential Specialist. You don’t find many agents with such qualifications, so ask.

Get Referrals to Find the Perfect Cedar City Real Estate Agent

Get referrals from friends, coworkers and family, especially the people who you know have bought or sold the house recently. Get the agents name from other people who met at the open houses, once you find the good real estate agent, talk to them for half an hour or so and ask questions, etc. Once you get to know the approach of the agent, then you can hire him to do your job.

Ask Questions

Ask questions of the real estate agent in Cedar City, to find his or her experience and closing rate requirements. For instance, if you want to buy a new house, a foreclosure, or a condo, then make sure that your agent knows how to deal with these types of properties, and how experienced they are in this field of work.

Ask them how many homes they helped to sell or buy in the last year. Ask the address of the house that they recently sold and find out the selling cost. This kind of inquiry can help you to find the agent working capacity and successful rate.

Ask the agent how he or she can help you find the best house in your budget limits. And ask their suggestions on new mortgage loan process. Also, ask about current tax changes and insurances.

Know how to reach the agent, how you can contact him/her, through email, through phone or any other source. For stable markets, you can approach the lender once a week, but for the hot markets, you need to approach the agent every single day. And make sure you get responded to quickly from them to your calls, it is very important, because you don’t want to wait for your agents response and miss the golden opportunity’s.

Once you ask these exclusive questions, you are sure to get an idea about the agent, and you will know if he is good to help you find your dream house within your budget and with all the requirements that you are looking for in your home.

Conclusion: Finding the Best Cedar City Realtor

The important thing that you should be focusing on is, after finding the agent, make sure that he is giving priority to your task and not putting your name at the bottom of the list. So make constant inquiry’s and let them understand your requirements clearly. We are hopeful and confident that we here at the Bontadelli Team at ERA can satisfy all of these requirements, to help you with all of your real estate in Cedar City needs.

Photo Credit: Michael Gil