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Utah Luxury Real Estate Broker Says Mitt Romney Should Have Chosen St George For Mansion
After news broke that former presidential candidate Mitt Romney purchased a mansion in Park City, Utah, St. George luxury real estate broker David Ellis says Romney should have chosen St. George.
By: RE/MAX First Realty
Ellis says the high end of the St. George real estate market has a lot to offer buyers, from secluded estates with grand views to luxury golf course homes.
"St. George is such a great little town with some impressive luxury estates," he says. "And the best part is the price."
He says there is a perception that luxury home buyers just want to engage in conspicuous consumption, but he's found that not to be the case most of the time.
"Most luxury home buyers want a good deal like everyone else. They didn't get to be wealthy by over-spending on lifestyle purchases," Ellis says. "They got to be wealthy by making smart choices."
That's why Ellis believes Romney could have done better by purchasing one of St. George, Utah's luxury properties. He says Romney would have had to give up the ski-in/ski-out access he has to the Deer Valley Ski Resort, but he could play golf year-round in St. George.
While admittedly speaking a little tongue in cheek, Ellis is dead serious about the better deals available on St. George homes.
"Romney spent somewhere around $8.9 million on his new Park City estate, and he has every right to do so. I just could have saved him about $7 million here in St. George," he says.
Ellis notes that there's another benefit of living in St. George that Romney might want to take into account.
"St. George is much farther away from the nearest IRS office than is Park City," he says with a smile. "I'm just saying."
About David Ellis
David Ellis is a top-producer in the St. George Utah real estate [http://www.sgutah.com] market in Washington County, which he credits to his service-first business philosophy. Buying a home is most often the largest purchase a person will make in their lifetime, and Ellis has developed an approach that offers both professional advice and service. His clients know his integrity and willingness to do whatever is necessary, and they appreciate his low pressure, no-stress approach to the client relationship.
A Utah native, Ellis has focused his career exclusively on real estate in southern Utah’s unique and dynamic Washington County. This southwest corner of the state encompasses mountain towns, desert landscapes, national and state parks as well as a collection of the region's most highly rated golf courses. David is well-versed on the aspects of living within southern Utah's varied communities and continually stays on top of its economic issues to best assist those buying for the first time or those new to the area. From the area's leading family-friendly neighborhoods and top schools, to luxury golf course communities for a retirement or second home, to the latest bank-owned or short-sale opportunities, Ellis's priority is to ensure that clients are provided the latest and most relevant information from the Utah MLS to suit their individual needs.
David Ellis - CLHMS, SRES
RE/MAX First Realty
1224 S River Rd
St George, UT 84790