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Buyer Demand Surging in Utah as Spring Market Begins

Buyer Demand Surging in Utah as Spring Market Begins

Buyer Demand Surging in Utah as Spring Market Begins Last fall, some predicted that the 2019 residential real estate market would be a disaster. There was even belief we might experience a housing crash like the one that occurred during the last decade. However,...

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay? Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last...

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is...

Why should I use a Realtor® to sell my home

Why should I use a Realtor® to sell my home?  By Marty Gale Does selling my home myself save me money?   I recently received a call from a Mortgage originator (Loan Officer) that is a friend of mind. What prompted me to write this article was a discussion he had...

home price appreciation each month for over a year

home price appreciation each month for over a year

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would fall. It seems we may now have the answer. In a...

Utah Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years

Utah Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years

Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to Come There has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so far as to say that millennials are a “Renter-Generation”. And while...

Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than...

Selling Your Family Home is a Type of Loss

Selling Your Family Home is a Type of Loss

Selling Your Family Home is a Type of Loss It’s easy to tell yourself that your house is just a building made of walls and ceilings and light fixtures and flooring, but when it comes time to sell, you may start to feel the sting of grief. After all, you don’t know if...

3 Graphs About Today’s Real Estate Market

3 Graphs About Today’s Real Estate Market

3 Graphs that Show What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market The Housing Market has been a hot-topic in the news lately. Depending on which media outlet you watch, it can start to be a bit confusing to understand what’s really going on with interest rates...

Now is the Time to Move-Up

Now is the Time to Move-Up

Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up! In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the...

Utah Home Prices Top Three In the Country

Utah Home Prices Top Three In the Country

Utah home prices increased 9.80 percent in the fourth quarter year-over-year, giving the state the third fastest growing home prices nationally, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Idaho was No. 1, with prices there rising 11.93 percent. North Dakota was...

what credit score do you need to buy a house in utah

what credit score do you need to buy a house in utah

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House? There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters believe they need a 780-800 credit score to be considered for a mortgage. The reality is they are...

Housing Crash in Utah

Housing Crash in Utah

3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember that today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of...

first time buyer?

Ready for some Baby Steps Start looking for homes at https://Utah RealtyPlace.com/buying Let Marty be your guide to a new home! After all his is the most interesting Realtor in Utah! https://youtu.be/lqHiZgEy074    

How To List Your Home for the Best Price

How To List Your Home for the Best Price

How To List Your Home for the Best Price If your plan for 2019 includes selling your home, you will want to pay attention to where experts believe home values are headed. According to the latest Home Price Index from CoreLogic, home prices increased by 4.7% over the...

Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to Sell

Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to Sell

Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to Sell The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item...

The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes

The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes

The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, with...

Utah Housing Loan Changes

Utah Housing Loan Changes

Did you know? Utah Housing has made some changes to our Loan Programs; these changes will become effective with Mortgage Purchase Agreements (interest rate locks) issued on or after February 11, 2019.  https://utahhousingcorp.org/   HomeAgain: May include an...

Average Home Mortgage Rates Over Time

Average Home Mortgage Rates Over Time

With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to climb to 5.0% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac. The impact your interest rate makes on your monthly mortgage...

Will Home Prices Continue to Increase

Will Home Prices Continue to Increase

There are many unsubstantiated theories about what is happening with home prices. From those who are worried that prices are falling (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because of “irrational...

Is your Moving Company Safe?

Find out on this Federal Website if the Moving company you want to use is safe.    Moving Company Nightmare Courtesy of KSL.com KSL Investigates: A moving company nightmare

Home Affordability Factors

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