Whats Trending in Outdoor Kitchens?

Whats Trending in Outdoor Kitchens?

  Outdoor kitchens have been popular for years. Not only do they give you an excuse to enjoy beautiful weather outdoors but they’re also great for entertaining. Having a nice outdoor kitchen can even improve the overall value of your home! While these kitchens...

You May Have More Home Equity Than You Think

You May Have More Home Equity Than You Think

You May Have More Home Equity Than You Think​ With home values appreciating, there's a good chance you have more home equity than you think. Let's connect to explore how you can use your equity in your next move.

The #1 Misconception in the Homebuying Process

The #1 Misconception in the Homebuying Process

The #1 Misconception in the Homebuying Process After over a year of moderating home prices, it appears home value appreciation is about to reaccelerate. Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research at Zillow, explained in a recent article:  “A year ago, a combination...

The Many Benefits of Aging in a Community

The Many Benefits of Aging in a Community

The Many Benefits of Aging in a Community There’s comfort in being around people who share common interests, goals, and challenges. That comfort in a community doesn’t wane with age – it actually deepens. Whether it’s proudly talking about grandchildren or lamenting...

Adapting Your Home

Adapting Your Home

Adapting with Age Most of us would prefer to age in our current home. But as health and aging issues make more areas of the home hard to access or pose a greater risk of injury, doing so can be difficult. We can begin to feel trapped and that selling our home is the...

Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier

Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier

How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to Understand In the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to buy. The truth is, many potential buyers continue to dream longer than they...

The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership

The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership

The Overlooked Financial Advantages of Homeownership There are many clear financial benefits to owning a home: increasing equity, building net worth, growing appreciation, and more. If you’re a renter, it’s never too early to make a plan for how homeownership can...

Reasons to Fall in Love with Homeownership

Reasons to Fall in Love with Homeownership

Reasons to Fall in Love with Homeownership Some Highlights: There are many benefits to love about homeownership, and they’re not all financial. Being a part of a neighborhood, driving academic achievement, and improving mental health are just a few of these...

How the Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the World

How the Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the World

How the Housing Market Benefits with Uncertainty in the World It’s hard to listen to today’s news without hearing about the uncertainty surrounding global markets, the spread of the coronavirus, and tensions in the Middle East, just to name a few. These concerns have...

The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now

The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now

The #1 Reason to List Your House Right Now The success of the U.S. residential real estate market, like any other market, is determined by supply and demand. This means we need to look at how many potential purchasers are in the market versus the number of houses that...

Underwater with Two Mortgages? Here are 5 Ways to Refinance

Underwater with Two Mortgages? Here are 5 Ways to Refinance

Underwater with Two Mortgages? Here are 5 Ways to Refinance Having a second mortgage or home equity line can make refinancing an underwater mortgage nearly impossible, but one of these five strategies might bail out your refinance. The mortgage market is awash in...

Starting a New Class to become a CDRE™

What is a CDRE? A Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert (CDRE™) is a REALTOR who has passed The Ilumni Institute’s rigorous certification program. This program is application-only, and is taught by a faculty of family law attorneys, mediators, certified mortgage...

Homeownership Rate on the Rise to a 6-Year High

Homeownership Rate on the Rise to a 6-Year High

Homeownership Rate on the Rise to a 6-Year High Regardless of the lack of inventory on the market, the U.S. homeownership rate has climbed to a 6-year high. The United States Census Bureau reported that it increased to 65.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019, representing...

How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big Difference

How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big Difference

How Pricing Your Home Right Makes a Big Difference Even though there’s a big buyer demand for homes in today’s low inventory market, it doesn’t mean you should price your home as high as the sky when you’re ready to sell. Here’s why making sure you price it right is...

The Top States Americans Moved to Last Year

The Top States Americans Moved to Last Year

The Top States Americans Moved to Last Year Some Highlights: Americans are on the move, and the most recent Atlas Van Lines Migration Patterns Survey tracked the 2019 traffic flow from state-to-state. Idaho held on to the top spot of ‘high inbound’ states for the...

Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home

Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home

Great News for Renters Who Want to Buy a Home Rents in the United States have been skyrocketing since 2012. This has caused many renters to face a tremendous burden when juggling their housing expenses and the desire to save for a down payment at the same time. The...

Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?

Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense?

Does “Aging in Place” Make the Most Sense? A desire among many seniors is to “age in place.” According to the Senior Resource Guide, the term means, “…that you will be remaining in your own home for the later years of your life; not moving into a smaller home,...

First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year

First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year

First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year In the latest Housing Trends Report, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) measured the share of adults planning to buy a home over the next 12 months. The report indicates the percentage of all...

American Dream Grant

American Dream Grant

Homeownership matters. That is why the Salt Lake Board of Realtors® this year is giving away down payment housing grants. This is just one way for us to help our community. The next grant is for single parents. The deadline to apply for this grant is March 20.

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...

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