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The Waiting Game: An $80,000 Mistake

The Waiting Game: An $80,000 Mistake We saw housing prices gain north of 12% along the Wasatch Front and the state of Utah in 2020. That’s remarkable given the circumstances. We know that Utah currently has the lowest unemployment rate in the country. We’re #2 in terms of in-migration, or families relocating to work in […]

The (NAR) National Association of Realtors 2019 Profile of Homebuyers

The National Association of Realtors has released their annual report of Home Buyers and Home Sellers.  There’s some interesting information here that we felt was pertinent and worthy of sharing. We’ll cover this in two parts.  First will be the Home Buyers. • So The first thing I noticed here was that 78% of non-home owners […]

Love It or Leave It: COVID-19 Buyer Protection Plan

Today we want to introduce to you The Stern Team’s Love it or Leave program, the ultimate buyer protection plan for uncertain times.   Buying a home is a big decision, and one that you literally have to live with.  We strive to find you the perfect home, a home that you will love for years […]

Learn about our “Virtual Home Buyer Program”

Learn about our “Virtual Home Buyer Program” We realize that it’s a different sort of time, but the real estate market continues to be going strong! Serious buyers are out there and taking advantage of this opportunity to find their perfect home! We always strive to offer only the best in client experiences so we […]

Fannie Mae Assistance Options for Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19

Fannie Mae Assistance Options for Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19 Today we’re going to talk about Fannie Mae assistance options for homeowners impacted by COVID-19. A recent article put together by PRNewswire stated that Fannie Mae wants to help ensure families are given options in these uncertain times in the case of job loss, a reduction in work […]

An Important Message on Buying New Construction

An Important Message on Buying New Construction Have you thought about buying a new construction home? If so, there are five points you need to be aware of:  New construction homes aren’t always listed on the MLS. Quite often, home builders have agents working as on-site salespeople in order to increase their control of the transaction […]

This Is How Long a Pre-Approval Usually Lasts

This Is How Long a Pre-Approval Usually Lasts If you’re hoping to buy a home, it’s smart to ponder the question, “How long does a pre-approval last?” Even after you’ve received a lender’s stamp of approval for your financing, weeks or even months could pass before you actually buy a house. Will that pre-approval you […]

What All Homebuyers Must Know About New Construction Properties

What All Homebuyers Must Know About New Construction Properties Have you thought about buying a new construction home? If so, there are five points you need to be aware of:  1. New construction homes aren’t always listed on the MLS. Quite often, home builders have agents working as on-site salespeople in order to increase their control […]

5 Tips for Becoming More Financially Responsible

5 Tips for Becoming More Financially Responsible Do you want to improve your finances? Many do, but maybe you don’t know where to start.  Well, promoting your own financial health all starts with measuring some basic skills. First, learn how to budget. Budgets can be boring, but they are the cornerstone of financial responsibility. They can help […]

3 Things to Remember When Building a New Home

3 Things to Remember When Building a New Home Inventory has been shrinking recently, which has a large number of buyers building new homes, instead. When buyers do this, though, they need to ensure that they’re being well-represented. There are three reasons this is so important:  1. The on-site agent is working for the builder. The person […]