Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Blog

Theres a lot of strategy that goes into purchasing a home in the current market. Every city is just a little bit different. I have experience all over the valley and enjoy the obvious advantages each city has. I am passionate about negotiating on your behalf. I am aware that I am your advocate and I love making your purchase smooth and easy. Not only that I have trusted professionals in all fields that will help before, during and after the sale. Call me if you would like to work with someone who wants to find the home that fits your lifestyle....

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Why 2014 May Be The Right Time To Sell Your Home

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Blog

The housing market all across the country, and especially in many parts of Utah, has experienced a tremendous rebound over the past few years. Real estate is once again on a strong footing with rising home prices, strong demand from well-qualified buyers, historically attractive interest rates and declining foreclosures and short sales. The only thing that this market is missing to be firing on all cylinders: Sellers! While some savvy homeowners have jumped into the market to take advantage of the strong upturn in home prices, far too many other potential sellers are missing out on this great window of opportunity to cash in on improved home values. The supply of homes for sale has been extremely low over the past year, making this a hot seller’s market. The National Association of REALTORS® reported that total housing inventory nationwide fell 9.3 percent to 1.86 million existing homes for sale at the end of 2013. That’s just a 4.6-month supply at the current sales pace. For a point of reference, in 2010 it was nearly three times that level at a 12.1-month supply! What does all this mean for you as a homeowner? You may be in the driver’s seat once again when it comes to selling your home if you act now. With so many anxious buyers and so few properties to choose from, smart homeowners who are listing their property now are often receiving multiple offers and high sale prices – in some cases even more than they asked. Although the situation is different from city to city and neighborhood to neighborhood, the overall median sale price in Utah finished last year up more than 13 percent from the previous December, according to a report by the Utah Association of REALTORS®. As a result of the shortage of homes for sale, we are seeing offers for homes in some instances with no contingencies, as many as five or 10 bids, and sale prices that exceed the asking price by tens-of-thousands of dollars in some prime neighborhoods. Buyers are showing a sense of urgency, perhaps out of concern that low mortgage interest rates could be heading higher before long. If you’ve been thinking about selling your home but are concerned that you’ll have to spend lots of money and time on improvements to get it ready to list, think again. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get your home ready to sell and looking its best. A few small, inexpensive items inside and outside the home can make a big difference. Remember, it’s all about making a good first impression! Here are a few quick tips:  Keep the lawn edged, cut and watered regularly.  Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees regularly.  During spring months consider adding a few showy annuals, perhaps in pots, near your front entrance.  On the inside of your home, have...

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3 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Greener

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Blog

According to the Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, 49% of homeowners say that using eco-friendly appliances and materials in their kitchen is important. 2 If you want to make your kitchen renovation project more eco-friendly, follow these tips: For greener cabinets: • Choose adhesives or glues that have no- or low-Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and formaldehyde-free. • Refi nish cabinets with no- or low-VOC, water-based paints and stains. • If you use reclaimed wood, fi nd out where the wood came from. Old wood may contain toxic chemicals. For greener countertops: • Look for countertops that are made from recycled or sustainable materials. • Avoid using formaldehyde-based glues and adhesives during installation. For greener flooring: • Traditional linoleum is durable and easy to maintain. • Cork is another green option, but make sure that you use cork that was manufactured in Spain and Portugal, where environmental and health regulations are stricter than in other foreign countries. • Bamboo is a great choice. Just make sure it wasn’t made with formaldehyde-based binders. Look for the Energy Star® certifi cation on the appliances you buy. These appliances are energy effi cient, which may mean more money in your pocket. More:...

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