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Why Do Deals Fall Apart?

Why Do Deals Fall Apart? Unfortunately, real estate deals don’t always make it all the way through closing. There are a number of reasons they can fall apart, and today we’d like to share five such reasons: 1. The buyer and/or seller encountered pre-contract problems. This includes issues like a lowball offer, an extensive list of […]

Who’s Responsible for Keeping a Property Show-Ready?

Who’s Responsible for Keeping a Property Show-Ready? Home sellers and their agents want their properties to remain show-ready at all times while they’re on the market; but ensuring that this is the case can be a chore—especially if said sellers have already moved out. Whose job is it to pick up the newspaper, shovel the […]

Which Updates Won’t Add Value to Your Home?

Which Updates Won’t Add Value to Your Home? When updating or renovating your home, you may be under the impression that making major renovations to your property will net you more money on the appraisal. This may not always be the case. In fact, some improvements may not increase your home’s value at all, leaving […]

When Should Sellers Respond to Offers?

When Should Sellers Respond to Offers? The question of when you should respond to an offer as a seller is one we get quite frequently, especially in a market like this. Most agents are advising their clients to hold off on responding to offers until after the first weekend they’ve listed, in which an open […]

What’s the First Step an Empty Nester Should Take?

What’s the First Step an Empty Nester Should Take? Today, we’re going to address a problem we’re seeing here on the Wasatch Front. Many empty nesters – couples whose kids have moved from the house and are looking to make a move – have been hesitant to sell their homes in the last 6 months. […]

What to Know About Home Inspections

When it comes to the daunting task of buying or selling a home, one crucial aspect that often gets overlooked is the home inspection. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned real estate veteran, understanding what to expect during a home inspection can make the process smoother and ensure you’re making an informed decision. […]

What Sets Realtors Apart From Normal Agents?

What Sets Realtors Apart From Normal Agents? Some people think that all real estate agents are Realtors. What makes a Realtor different than a real estate agent? A career in real estate is complicated enough, and many brokerages require their agents to become Realtors, but it’s not legally required. So, your Realtor is a real estate […]

What Sellers Must Disclose About Their Listing

What Sellers Must Disclose About Their Listing Whether you’ve lived in your home for a few years or a few decades, you know all about its quirks, its best features, and its flaws. When you decide to sell your home, some of this information might be necessary for you to share with buyers in the […]

What is Equity?

If you’re looking to buy a home in Utah or you already own one, you may have heard the term “equity” thrown around. But what exactly is equity, and how does it affect your finances as a homeowner? Simply put, equity refers to the difference between the market value of your home and the remaining […]

What is a HELOC?

Are you a homeowner looking to make the most of your home equity? If so, you’re not alone. The pandemic has caused a surge in home values, resulting in many homeowners having more equity than ever before. Home equity refers to the portion of your home’s value that you own, and it can be an […]

What Determines Home Values?

As a prospective home buyer, understanding the factors that determine home values is imperative to ensure that you make a sound investment decision. Location, demand and supply, upgrades, and the economy are some of the crucial elements that influence the worth of a home. In this blog post, we will delve deeper into these factors […]

What Can You Do to Prepare Your Home for Sale?

What Can You Do to Prepare Your Home for Sale? Today we’re going to discuss six ways to get your home ready for sale this spring: 1. Let natural light in. Open up your blinds, windows, and let that natural sunlight in. 2. Renovate what’s outdated. If your kitchen or bathroom is stuck in the 1980s, it’s […]

What Can You Do to Help the Sale of your Wasatch Front Home?

What Can You Do to Help the Sale of your Wasatch Front Home? Hey everyone, welcome back to our blog. Today we want to discuss a few things you can do to prepare your home for sale in the market this spring on the Wasatch Front. The first thing you have to do is change […]

What a Roofing Certification Can Do for You

What a Roofing Certification Can Do for You Today I’m joined by a very special guest, Travis from VIP Roofing, to help me discuss roofing inspections and certifications.  So, what is a roofing certification? Ultimately, a roofing certification gives you a document verifying the condition of your roof. It will give you an idea of […]

What 10 Maintenance Tips Should Every Utah Homeowner Know?

What 10 Maintenance Tips Should Every Utah Homeowner Know? There are 10 home repair and maintenance tips that every Utah homeowner should know, and I’d like to share this list with you today.  1. Change your furnace filter every three months. This will extend the lifespan of your furnace and will also keep it running more […]

We’re Giving Away Free Appraisals – $450 Value

We’re Giving Away Free Appraisals – $450 Value Educational Video Blog: Stay Up-to-Date on Salt Lake I am very excited to announce our new Salt Lake County real estate video blog. I will be updating you twice a month with tips and advice so you can make informed decisions. My goal is to educate my […]

Turn Your Home into a Safe Haven-Air Quality

Turn Your Home into a Safe Haven-Air Quality What’s your favorite way to protect your indoor airspace? Winter marks the beginning of the cold and flu and inversion season for Utah and the Wasatch Front. Add a pandemic, lingering wildfire pollution, and seasonal allergies to the mix, and you can see why it’s so important […]

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Join Us on July 15th!

Thinking of selling your home? It can be overwhelming during good times, not to mention the uncertain times we’ve experienced lately. It’s surprising how our housing market has reacted to COVID-19 over the last couple months.

Things That Can Hurt Your Property Value

Your home is not just a place to live; it’s a valuable investment. To ensure its long-term value and market appeal, it’s essential to be aware of potential factors that can adversely affect your property’s value. In this blog post, we’ll explore three key aspects that can impact your home’s worth and what you can […]

The Top 6 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

The Top 6 Reasons to Sell Your Home During the Holidays Should you sell your home during the holidays? I believe the answer is yes, and here are the top six reasons why: You will face less competition. There are fewer sellers on the market this time of year, which means your home will have fewer […]

The Top 10 Tips for Selling Your Salt Lake City Condo

The Top 10 Tips for Selling Your Salt Lake City Condo What are 10 helpful tips you can use to sell your condo? First, learn about the process of selling a condo in Salt Lake City. One of the biggest mistakes condo owners make when selling is thinking it’s the same as selling a single-family home, […]

The Importance of Curb Appeal

Whether you’re selling a house or buying one, you know the importance of curb appeal. It can be the difference between making a sale or having your listing get passed over. Curb appeal creates that all-important first impression and sets the tone for your entire home. Today, we’ll dive into why it matters and how […]

The Benefits of Buying and Selling in Winter

The Benefits of Buying and Selling in Winter For today’s topic, we’re going to discuss the benefits of buying or selling in the winter. Contrary to what you might think, the passing of the summer season doesn’t necessarily equate to stagnation in the market now.   There are great tax advantages to buying or selling […]

Should You Buy a New Home or Sell Your Old Home First?

Should You Buy a New Home or Sell Your Old Home First? Most home sellers are also homebuyers. Because of this, the inevitable dilemma of which transaction to complete first comes up. Buying first is ideal because it allows you to take your time and there are much fewer hoops to jump through. Most people […]

Setting a Home Renovation Budget

Renovating your home can be overwhelming and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. One of the most important steps in a successful renovation is setting a budget. Without a budget, you risk overspending, getting into debt, or not being able to complete your renovation project. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the […]

Q: Is Your Mortgage Causing You Stress?

While renegotiating your mortgage loan with your lender may sound daunting, it’s important to act quickly to keep missed payments from getting out of hand.

Property Tax Appeal

You have until September 15th to appeal your property taxes! We want to help you with that!

Outdoor Movie Night

In times of economic hardship, it can be difficult for families to find ways to have fun without breaking the bank. Fortunately, with a little creativity, you can have a fantastic night of family entertainment in the comfort of your own backyard. One of the most exciting ways to do this is by hosting your […]

Need to Dispute Your Property Tax Assessment?

Need to Dispute Your Property Tax Assessment? In Utah, July is known for many things. One of the lesser-known things is the fact that it’s also the month we get our property tax assessment notices in the mail. I’m not an expert as to how the county calculates property tax values, but I do know […]

Need Help Disputing Your Salt Lake Property Taxes?

Need Help Disputing Your Salt Lake Property Taxes? So, tax notices are coming out in the middle to the end of July. If you think the tax assessed value has come in too high, you have a few options to consider that will assist you with the dispute. Here’s the 3-step process you need to […]

Multigenerational Living

The pandemic has changed the way we live and work in many ways, including the trend towards multigenerational living. More and more families are coming together to live under one roof, creating a supportive and nurturing environment for all generations. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of multigenerational living for home buyers. Built-in […]

Letting Your Home Build Equity

Investing in real estate is one of the best decisions that any entrepreneur can make. It’s an excellent way to increase your wealth, protect your savings, and diversify your portfolio. However, it can be a bit challenging to maximize your investment’s return on investment in Utah real estate, especially if you’re just starting. Fortunately, we’ve […]