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Homeowner Tips

Are we in a housing bubble?

We hear that from time to time and while we have our own opinions on this (NO) – it’s nice to hear it coming from someone like finance personality, Dave Ramsey. Watch the video below to hear his take! We’re proud to be one of Dave Ramsey’s ELPs (Endorsed Local Providers) – a prestigious title […]

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 […]

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.

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.

3 Tips to Keep Your Home Decluttered Forever

3 Tips to Keep Your Home Decluttered Forever When it comes to decluttering, Marie Kondo is all the rage right now. She’s the Japanese lifestyle celebrity who has the miraculous ability to help people declutter their homes for good. What’s her trick? Only keep the things that spark joy or keep you happy.  Here are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 Key Trends Homebuyers & Sellers Should Monitor in 2019

4 Key Trends Homebuyers & Sellers Should Monitor in 2019 The simple truth is that markets are like the weather—you can’t predict with absolute certainty how they will act, but you can get a sense of the direction that the winds of change are pushing things.  The economic research team at Realtor.com pored over a […]

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 […]

A Guide to the Tax Benefits of Homeownership

A Guide to the Tax Benefits of Homeownership A quick note before we begin today’s topic: We’re not tax professionals here at the Stern Team, so please be sure to meet with a qualified CPA for more details. If you don’t know one, we’re happy to refer one whom we trust completely to you. Every four years, […]