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Attention Utah Home Buyers

Attention Utah Home Buyers

2020 Homebuying Checklist Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval. Being proactive about the homebuying process will help set you up for success in each step. Make sure to work with a...

How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020

How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020

Marty Gale SRESHow Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020 Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one looking to downsize your living space, that’s great news, as...

The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want

The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want

The 2 Surprising Things Homebuyers Really Want In a market where current inventory is low, it’s normal to think buyers might be willing to give up a few desirable features in their home search in order to make finding a house a little easier. Don’t be fooled, though –...

2020 Expert Forecast in Numbers

  The expert forecast is looking bright when it comes to the 2020 housing market. Let’s connect to talk about how these numbers can bring you one step closer to homeownership this year.

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable

Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have substantially increased over the last several...

2020 Luxury Market Forecast

2020 Luxury Market Forecast

2020 Luxury Market Forecast By the end of last year, many homeowners found themselves with more equity than they realized, and at the same time their wages were increasing. When those two factors unite, it can spark homeowners to think about making a move to a larger...

Buying a Home Early in Life Can Increase Future Wealth

Buying a Home Early in Life Can Increase Future Wealth

Buying a Home Early Can Significantly Increase Future Wealth According to an Urban Institute study, homeowners who purchase a house before age 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60. The good news is, our younger generations are strong believers in...

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day | January 10  2020 Some Highlights: On January 10th of each year, “National Cut Your Energy Costs Day” encourages consumers to reduce their overall energy costs by improving home efficiency. According to Freddie Mac, a typical U.S....

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House If you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months aren’t a good time to sell a home. As realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu recently...

Plus Fifty Today

Plus Fifty Today

Do you know where is your market is going? In 2020: More than one-third of the U.S. population reached age 50. 17 million baby boomers (20 percent) were age 60 or older. Generation X moved into middle age and began knocking on the door of age 58 Today demographic...

Spring Real Estate Market is Here Ready or Not?

Spring Real Estate Market is Here Ready or Not?

The New Spring Real Estate Market is Here. Are You Ready? Which month do you think most people who are considering buying a home actually start their search? If you’re like most of us, you probably think the surge happens in the spring, likely in April. Not...

Demand for Smaller Homes is on the rise

Demand for Smaller Homes is on the rise

Big Demand for Small Homes Movies, tv shows, and celebrities often have us dreaming of owning large homes, but the reality for most people is quite different. Since 2015, the square footage of newly built houses has been shrinking, according to Yahoo Finances. This is...

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year

3 Benefits to Buying Your Dream Home This Year Outside of a strong economy, low unemployment, and higher wages, there are three more great reasons why you may want to consider buying your dream home this year instead of waiting. 1. Buying a Home is a Great Investment...

4 Top Renovations for Maximum ROI

4 Top Renovations for Maximum ROI

Top Renovations for Maximum ROI Some Highlights: If you’re planning on selling your house in 2020, these are the top renovations that will give you the highest Return on your Investment. Regardless of how long you’re planning on staying in your current home, it’s...

2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You

2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You

The 2020 Real Estate Projections That May Surprise You This will be an interesting year for residential real estate. With a presidential election taking place this fall and talk of a possible recession occurring before the end of the year, predicting what will happen...

Utah Realty Wishes you a Wonderful 2020

Utah Realty Wishes you a Wonderful 2020

Utah Realty had the best year ever in 2019! Thanks to all our clients, friends, Chambers and Connections!  Here’s to a Wonderful 2020! We hope 2020 is a great year for you, both personally and professionally!

Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market

Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market

Expert Insights on the 2020 Housing Market When closing out another year, it’s normal to wonder what’s ahead for the housing market. Though there will be future inventory issues, we expect interest rates to stay low and appreciation to continue. Here’s what three...

Here are the top 5 reasons not to FSBO (For Sale By Owner)

Here are the top 5 reasons not to FSBO (For Sale By Owner)

Why You Shouldn’t “For Sale By Owner” Rising home prices coupled with the current inventory in today's market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their homes on their own (known in the industry as a For Sale By Owner). However, a FSBO might be hard to...

When a House Becomes a Happy Home

When a House Becomes a Happy Home

When a House Becomes a Happy Home We talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership. No matter the size or shape of a living space, the feeling of a home means different...

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2020?

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2020?

Where is the Housing Market Headed in 2020? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Interest rates will be lower than they have been since before 1980 at 3.8% and are projected to remain steady throughout 2020! According to CoreLogic, home prices will appreciate at a rate of...

Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter – Utah Realty

Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter – Utah Realty

Get Your House Ready To Sell This Winter Some Highlights Winter is a great time to list a house, since inventory is traditionally low, and most sellers are holding off until spring to put their homes on the market. Waiting for warmer weather when more competition is...

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter -Utah Realty

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter -Utah Realty

5 Reasons to Sell This Winter Below are five compelling reasons to list your house this winter. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of...

7 Reasons to Put Your House For Sale This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to Put Your House For Sale This Holiday Season

7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack...

Top 10 Highest Single Family Home Prices Utah

Top 10 Highest Single Family Home Prices Utah

Top 10 Highest Median Single-Family Home Prices along the Greater Wasatch Front Salt Lake County home prices climbed to an all-time high in the third quarter, according to the Salt Lake Board of Realtors®. The median single-family home price in the...

Veterans Day 11-11-19

Veterans Day 11-11-19

  Today, on Veterans Day, we salute those who have served our country in war or peace, and we thank them for their sacrifice. This year marks the 75th anniversary of VA Home Loan Benefit offerings through the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act, also known as the GI...

Protected Class

Protected Class

Things you should not have your clients put in a letter to a buyer or seller. Protected Class A group of people with a common characteristic who are legally protected from employment discrimination on the basis of that characteristic. Protected classes are created by...

Utah Realty Presents VA Home Loans by the Numbers

Utah Realty Presents VA Home Loans by the Numbers

Utah Realty Presents VA Home Loans by the Numbers Some Highlights: The Veterans Administration (VA) Home Loan is a benefit that is available to more than 22 million veterans and 2 million active duty service members to help them achieve the dream of homeownership. In...

The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter

The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter

The #1 Reason to List Your House in the Winter Many sellers believe spring is the best time to put their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year. What they don’t realize is if every homeowner believes the same thing, then...

Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage Process

Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage Process

Taking the Fear Out of the Mortgage Process A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from the real estate market because they’re uncertain about the buying process – particularly when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage. For many, the mortgage process can...

Buying a home can be SCARY…Until you know the FACTS

Buying a home can be SCARY…Until you know the FACTS

Buying a home can be SCARY…Until you know the FACTS  Some Highlights: Many potential homebuyers believe they need a 20% down payment and a 780 FICO® score to qualify to buy a home. This stops many people from even trying to jump into homeownership! Here are some facts...

What credit Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage

What credit Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage

What FICO® Score Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage? While a recent announcement from CNBC shares that the average national FICO® score has reached an all-time high of 706, the good news for potential buyers is that you don’t need a score that high to qualify for a...

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