Both mortgage interest rates and home prices are projected to rise throughout 2019. If you plan on buying a home this year, the time is now! Let’s get together to discuss your plans today!

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...

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...

What Is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy?

What Is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy?

What Is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? Some Highlights: The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac forecasts interest rates will...

Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”?

Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”?

Is Your House “Priced to Sell Immediately”? In today’s real estate market, more houses are coming to market every day. Eager buyers are searching for their dream homes, so setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do. According...

What Will Home Prices Look Like Over the Next Few Years

What Will Home Prices Look Like Over the Next Few Years? September 19th, 2019 Home prices will continue to rise throughout 2023. This means that now is a great time to sell! If you're thinking of listing your home, let's get together to determine your best move.

4 Reasons to Sell This Fall In Utah With Utah Realty

4 Reasons to Sell This Fall In Utah With Utah Realty

Utah Realty 4 Reasons to Sell This Fall Some Highlights: Buyers are active in the market and often competing with one another for available listings. Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply found in a normal housing market. Homes are still selling...

Three Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

Three Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising home prices is...

American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

  Fannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding consumers’ confidence in the real estate market from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey and condenses it into a single number. Therefore,...

How to Increase Your Equity Over The Next 5 Years

How to Increase Your Equity Over The Next 5 Years

How to Increase Your Equity Over the Next 5 Years Many of the questions currently surrounding the real estate industry focus on home prices and where they are heading. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) helps target these projected answers. Here are...

What Experts are Saying About the Current Housing Market

What Experts are Saying About the Current Housing Market

What Experts are Saying About the Current Housing Market We’re halfway through the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the experts predict for the second half of 2019. Here’s what some have to...

Salt Lake City Median House Prices

Salt Lake City Median House Prices

Wasatch Front median home prices bottomed in 2011, years after The Great Recession ended. Since then, home prices (all housing types) have been on the rise. The median price of Wasatch Front homes sold in the first quarter of this year was $308,000, 75 percent higher...

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition

The Cost of Waiting: Interest Rates Edition

Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2020. The higher your interest rate, the more money you will end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be. Rates are still low right now – don’t wait until they...

Is Your First Home Now Within Your Grasp?

Is Your First Home Now Within Your Grasp?

Is Your First Home Now Within Your Grasp? Some Highlights: According to the US Census Bureau, “millennials” are defined as 18-36-year-olds. According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time home buyers is 32. More and...

4 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

4 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

4 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster Since June of last year, we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month per month. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases because people want to sell their home. For those with children, they may want to be...

10 Steps to Buying a Home This Summer

10 Steps to Buying a Home This Summer

10 Steps to Buying a Home This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start. Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go through to purchase a home. Make sure to ask your agent for details about...

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved! In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out....

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer with Utah Realty

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer with Utah Realty

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer with Utah Realty Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index  from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand...

Utah Gen X Time For Your Dream Home

Utah Gen X Time For Your Dream Home

Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X! During the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices, and the recovery of the housing market are helping this generation...

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today in Utah!

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today in Utah!

3 Things to Know in the Housing Market Today! A lot is happening in the world, and it’s having a direct impact on the housing market. The reality is this: some of it is positive and some of it may be negative. Some we just don’t know yet. The following three areas of...

2 Myths Holding Back Utah Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Utah Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that, “For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment is the largest barrier to achieving the goal of...

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House

What is Important to Boomers when Selling their House? If you are a “baby boomer” (born between 1946 and 1964), you may be thinking about selling your current home. Your children may have finally moved out. Your large, four-bedroom house with three bathrooms no longer...

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home – Utah Realty

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home – Utah Realty

The Feeling You Get from Owning Your Home We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful and compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept...

June is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month

Some Highlights: June is National Homeownership Month! Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way beyond the financial. What reasons do you have to own your own home?

Housing Affordability Index Today

Housing Affordability Index Today

The Ultimate Truth about Housing Affordability Courtesy of Marty Gale Utah Realty  There have been many headlines decrying an “affordability crisis” in the residential real estate market. While it is true that buying a home is less affordable than it had been over the...

Utah Realty Blog of the day – Impact of home staging

Utah Realty Blog of the day – Impact of home staging

The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price. Utah Realty educational blog of the day Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging. 62% of seller’s agents say that...

Top Days to List Your Home for Sale in Utah by Utah Realty

Top Days to List Your Home for Sale in Utah by Utah Realty

Top Days to List Your Home for Sale Some Highlights: ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single family home and condo sales over the past eight years to determine the top days to list your home for sale. The top five days to list your...

Are Older Generations in Utah Really Not Selling Their Homes

Are Older Generations in Utah Really Not Selling Their Homes

Are Older Generations Really Not Selling Their Homes? Many studies suggest one of the main reasons for the inventory shortage in today’s market of homes for sale is that older generations have chosen to “age in place” over moving. The 2019 Home Buyers & Sellers...

Searching for your Utah Dream Home

Searching for your Utah Dream Home

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips! In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In...

Utah Home Prices

Utah Home Prices

Salt Lake City's Home Prices Keep Climbing   Salt Lake home prices have increased nearly 47 percent over the past five years, and more than 371 percent since 1991, according to a recent report by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Nationwide, home prices have...

Utah Realty Presents A Tale of Two Markets

Utah Realty Presents A Tale of Two Markets

Utah Realty Presents A Tale of Two Markets [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: An emerging trend for some time now has been the difference between available inventory and demand in the premium and luxury markets and that in the starter and trade-up markets and what those...

Cost of Renting vs Buying – Utah Realty

Cost of Renting vs Buying – Utah Realty

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying This Spring Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a...

Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now Available

Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now Available

Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now Available Over the last several years, many “baby boomers” have undergone a metamorphosis. Their children have finally moved out and they can now dream about their own future. For many, a change in lifestyle might necessitate a...

How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment

How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment

How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment? Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save...

Low Inventories Leave You Choices That Take Some TLC

Low Inventories Leave You Choices That Take Some TLC

With Inventory Low: Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC? According to a new survey from Move.com, the wave of first-time homebuyers hitting the market this summer has resulted in an interesting statistic. Nearly 60% of buyers searching for a home this spring are...

Utah Realty can Knock out a Great Deal for You

Utah Realty can Knock out a Great Deal for You

Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner! With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate...

Homeowners – Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House

Homeowners – Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House

Homeowners: Now Is A Good Time To Sell Your House Every month, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) releases their Seller Traffic Index as a part of their Realtors Confidence Index. In the latest release, NAR reported that homeowners have been reluctant to sell...

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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Buy now or Wait

https://bit.ly/2NgbA6L   Call us today to talk to a Master Certified Negotiation Expert & Certified Residential Specialist! Find out your options. ITS FREE TO ALL CONNECT UTAH MEMBERS Text or Voice Marty @ 801-205-3500 Laurie @...

National Hottest Real Estate Markets

National Hottest Real Estate Markets

Salt Lake City used to be one of the hottest real estate markets in the country, but now is ranked No. 116 out of 300 metros in the month of August, according to Realtor.com. Salt Lake is a "slightly hot" market that is "cooling down." Median...

Days on Market April to June of 2018

Days on Market April to June of 2018

Hot Sellers Market is Cooling of as Fall Approaches   Stats are for April, May, and June of 2018 Secong Quarter of 2018 (April-June) An article in Realtor Magazine. The fall season is cooling down more than the temperature outside; it's also putting a...

Real Estate Reality Show Myths

Real Estate Reality Show Myths

https://bit.ly/2w14Wve   Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Million Dollar Listing,” “House...

What does Backup Offer Mean

What does Backup Offer Mean

Please keep in mind that most listing status changes must be made within three (3) business days of the date the status change occurs, with the exception of listings which are Canceled (change within 24 hours) and listings which are Sold (change within 5 business...

Mortgage Lending Video 2

Now that you're ready, it's time to get Pre-Approved. Let's take a look at how that works! Find the Right Lender for You! Our Trusted Lenders

Closing The Sale Video 5

Your offer got accepted, CONGRATULATIONS! But don't start moving in yet, there is still the Escrow process which takes an average of 30 days but can be as long as 6 months or as short as 3 days! Our Title People are Real Super Heroes!

The Offer Video 4

The Offer Video 4

It's everything you dreamed of! The perfect size, ideal floor plan, prime location, you have no problem calling this "Home" .... except it's not your's yet. Let's get into the Offer and Negotiation Process! Here's a little tip. Find a real certified...

The Home Search Video 3

Time to start your home search! The best way  to get homes you like is to use our Exclusive Home Search Tool!  We Bring You Newly Listed Properties When Ever any Broker or Agent in the State Lists a Property!

Buying a Home in Utah

  Sometimes I don't use all 8 of my Designations my friends >>>.... But sometimes I do! Don't settle for less go with the Best! Martin Gale, MCNE, CNE, CPRES, CRS, ABR, CDPE, SFR, EPRO. OVER 30 YEARS FULL TIME EXPERIENCE   [video...

Find An Experienced Realtor

87% of real estate agents fail in the first 5 years of entering the industry, according to The National Association of Realtors. 75% of you fail in the very first year, according to NAR. Ouch! Those numbers are sobering for sure, but they are...

Highest Median Prices in Salt Lake County

Highest Median Prices in Salt Lake County

Article courtesy of Salt Lake Board of Realtors Salt Lake County home prices continued to climb in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Salt Lake Board of Realtors®. The median single-family home price in the April-through-June period increased to...

2019 to 2023 The next 4 years

What is Utah Real Estate Going to do in the next 3- 4 years? If interest rates creep up to about 5% the inventories will fatten up and prices will either adjust down ever so slightly or remain the same for the next 18 months. A giant elephant in the room, no one seems...

First Time Buyers

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Find a Real Estate Professional

Find a Real Estate Professional

A professional is defined many ways in real estate. Find a professional that has been certified. Look for a CRS or a MCNE. UtahRealtyPlace.com has Marty Gale who is the only Realtor in the State of Utah with Both. https://bit.ly/2tQ0QF9 Unlock...

For Sale By Owner

  Just think if you hire a Certified Residential Specialist that is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert! Last I checked the only on in the State of Utah is Marty Gale with Utah Realty. If more buyers see a home, the greater the chances...

Business plan for commercial startup

To access the business plan template go to www.sba.gov. Please call if you have questions (801) 205-1600. Search for Commercial Real Estate in Utah  Your link for Commercial Real Estate in Utah Laurie Gale - Commercial Realtor

Free Home Magazine

Real Estate Matters Blog Utah Realty provides solid content for readers who want to learn more about the market and Utah real estate. Join Our Newsletter Stay current on Utah Real...

Whats Up With Interest Rates?

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Diane Hill Design – The Science Of Color

Diane Hill Design – The Science Of Color

The Science of Color What color inspires you?  You can tell usually by want color your favorite clothing is.  What you like to wear always influences you in a positive light. Your personality plays a role on what colors you are attracted to. When selling your home,...

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How to Pick A Real Estate Agent

How to Pick A Real Estate Agent

How do I  Pick a Real Estate Agent? 25,371 People with an Active Real Estate License  ( Anyone that passes the State Test) 14560 People that are Realtors in Utah  (These people need to adhere to a stricter code of ethics and belong to Utah Real Estate...

Housing Price Increase Puts Utah in the Top Ten

Housing Price Increase Puts Utah in the Top Ten

Utah ranks in the Top 10 states when it comes to the highest percent change in house appreciation, according to the House Price Index by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The report noted that Utah home prices have appreciated 46.03 percent in the past...

Waiting to Buy a Home In Utah

If home prices appreciate by 5.2% over the next twelve months as predicted by CoreLogic, here is a simple demonstration of the impact that an increase in interest rate would have on the mortgage payment of a home selling for approximately...

How Much Has Your Value Increased

Do you currently own? Find out how much your home has gone up? Free market Value Report at: https://listings.utahrealtyplace.com/idx/homevaluation Just click and fill out the details of your home and we'll do the rest! https://bit.ly/2KucRXF

Utah top 5 states for Millennial home ownership

Way to Go Millennials! Utah is one of the top 5 states with the Highest Millennial Homeownership! Find or Sell a Millennial Home here>>>https://utahrealtyplace.com/ We go the extra mile to speak, Text, Instagram your language. Yes I know, facebook...

Getting Ready to Sell My Home, Can I Take My Firearms?

Getting Ready to Sell My Home, Can I Take My Firearms?

Before moving out of Utah Beware of other States Gun Laws! Read the fine print. If you are moving out of the State of Utah and have Firearms check that State firearm law. Some states will arrest you and charge you for having a firearm in your vehicle....

midway townhome swiss alpenhof Heber Utah

midway townhome swiss alpenhof Heber Utah

New Price !    $498,000 Town Home in Scenic Midway Utah Located in the Swiss Alpenholf Planned Unit Development 4775 Square Feet with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths 3 family rooms. Back yard with mountain views. About Midway Midway is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United...

Existing Home Sales on the Rise

Existing Home Sales on the Rise

  Existing-home sales rose slightly during February after two consecutive months of regression. Total existing-home sales increased by 3 percent last month to a seasonally-adjusted average of 5.54 million, according to the National Association of...

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Spring 2018 Ultimate Sellers Guide

Ultimate Sellers Guide

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MASTER BATHROOM REMODEL

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Why Work with a Realtor

Why Work with a Realtor

8 Reasons Why You Should Work With a REALTOR® Not all real estate practitioners are REALTORS®. The term REALTOR® is a registered trademark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to...

Salt Lake County Home Prices

Salt Lake County Home Prices

[masterslider id="1"]   SANDY (Oct. 31, 2017) – The price of a single-family home increased to its highest point ever before, according to the Salt Lake Board of Realtors®. In the July-August-September quarter, the median price of a Salt Lake County...

Realtors with HEART

Realtors with HEART

Helping Families With Home Matters Real Estate With H.E.A.R.T.   H onest, Helpful E xtraordinary A chieve, Action,  Amazed R ealistic, Remarkable, Responsible, Ready T op Producing,  Trustworthy NEVER MISS A PRICE DROP OR NEW LISTING SAVE...

5 KITCHEN STYLES TO WATCH FOR

The L-shaped kitchen has nudged aside the U-shaped kitchen to become the most popular layout among U.S. homeowners changing their kitchen layout in a remodel, according to recent Houzz data. And farmhouse style has unseated traditional style for a spot in...

Find Cheap Homes for Sale in Utah

Find Cheap Homes for Sale in Utah

UTAH Short Sales, FSBO, Bank Owned, and Tax Sales Bargains Search bargain homes in Utah now to see the freshest listings of short sales, rent to own and tax sales. Buy from a seller using these creative sales strategies, and you can save you thousands on...

Buying a Home Summer 2018

Wasatch County Cheap Homes

Bargain homes and other real estate in Wasatch County, Utah Search Wasatch County, Utah Bargain homes. See information on particular Bargain home or get Wasatch County, Utah real estate trend as you search. Besides our Bargain homes, you can find other...

It pays to hire professional Realtors

Do it yourself companies Utah Division of Real Estate HOMIE, INC., real estate brokerage, Draper, Utah. In a stipulated order dated October 18, 2017, Homie, Inc. admitted to offering a variety of services to individuals seeking to sell or buy real estate located in...

Grant Money for Down Payment

Grant Money for Down Payment

Grant Money you don't have to pay back? WOW! We will have several 5K grants that may be applied to the down payment. Grant money will be available in mid-January, so start lining up your clients. There will be a limited number and will be awarded...

Salt Lake County Top 10 Highest Price Cities

Salt Lake County Top 10 Highest Price Cities

  Price of Salt Lake Homes Hits New High The price of a single-family home has increased to its highest point ever before, according to the Salt Lake Board of Realtors®. In the July-August-September quarter, the median price of a Salt Lake...

Welcome Tanna Barker New Associate with Utah Realty

Welcome Tanna Barker New Associate with Utah Realty

Press Release,   Utah Realty is incredibly pleased to announce that Tanna Barker, a new real estate agent has joined our team. We are excited to work with her and know you will be too. Tanna  has over 20 years of experience working with...

MCNE

MCNE

Utah has 23 Master Certified Negotiation Experts I am glad to be one of them.  

For Sale Town Home 339 N 1400 W Midway Utah 84049

For Sale Town Home 339 N 1400 W Midway Utah 84049

Located west of Homestead Drive. Turn west on to Swiss Alpine Rd. Left on 1320 West. Right on 365 North. Nestled in the foothills of midway with scenic views of Heber Valley and the Wasatch back. This spacious home has a large island kitchen, main floor master suite,...

Divorce and the House

Divorce and the House Often the house where the two of you have lived together will be the single largest asset of the marriage. In most cases, you and your spouse have owned the house jointly, and you owe money on the mortgage jointly. Often one of you will be moving...

Top reasons that sabotage a For Sale by Owner

FOR SALE BY OWNER?? Why some homeowners try to sell their home on their own. So is this a good idea? Many past For Sale By Owners say “ this wasn’t such a good idea”. Top reasons that sabotage a For Sale by Owner. 1. So many people to keep track of and Negotiate With....

Salt Lake City Utah Realtor Real Estate Agent

Salt Lake City Utah Realtor Real Estate Agent

When searching for a top real estate agent or Realtor in Salt Lake City, Utah is it best to find the most popular or the most qualified?  Believe it or not there is a difference. You can find the guy or gal the advertises on the radio constantly and try to get in...

Homes For Sale Sandy Utah

Find Homes for Sale in Sandy, Utah See 10 of the newest listings for sale in sandy Utah  Sandy Utah Homes for sale in Sandy Utah start in the low $100,000's with several homes in Sandy selling in the millions.  There are between 150 and 500 homes for sale in Sandy...

Benefits of a FHA Mortgage In Utah

Benefits of a FHA Mortgage In Utah

A low down payment. Lower credit requirements. More purchase power. The many benefits of an FHA mortgage may surprise you! [pdf-embedder url="https://utahrealtyplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/The-Benefits-of-an-FHA-Loan.pdf" title="The Benefits of an FHA...

Utah Homes For Sale

Statewide residential listings for Utah. Utah Real Estate Listings. Displayed are Residential homes. Our website contains ALL listings from ALL Real Estate Agents in the state. Map of all the active homes in the MLS. These properties come and go fast! Check our site...

Homes for Sale in Utah

Utah Homes For Sale, Utah Real Estate with Utah Realty Find homes in Utah for Sale right here. The most and the newest listings from the MLS, Wasatch Front Regional Multiple Listing service. Free State wide list of homes for sale.

Union Workers Make Our Nation Great!

Union Workers Make Our Nation Great!

Up to $2000 Cash Back when you sell your home with us! We are here to earn your respect as the trusted adviser when it comes to your home. Utah Realty has created a unique program that rewards you with cash at closing for calling us instead of another agent when you...

Top Agent in West Jordan Utah

Searching for a  Top Realtor in West Jordan, Utah? When searching for a top agent or Realtor in West Jordan, Utah is it best to find the most popular or the most qualified?  Believe it or not there is a difference. You can find the guy or gal the advertises on the...

Search Utah MLS Salt Lake City Listings

Search Salt Lake MLS Listings. We specialize in assisting buyers and sellers all over the state of Utah. Searching for Real Estate in Utah? Our website contains every listing that is active.  ALL listings from ALL Real Estate Companies in Utah including Salt Lake...

The House The Pot Belly Pig, and the Crazy Aunt

The House The Pot Belly Pig, and the Crazy Aunt

BY MARTY AND LAURIE GALE Real Estate Broker/Owner with Utah Realty 5451933-PB00 Share: May 20, 2010 04:58 AM The characters consist of my past client, her grandmother (the retired librarian on oxygen), the grandma's caregiver (live-at-home bachelor son) and the aunt...

need to sell my house fast

need to sell my house fast

There are a number of reasons people  need to sell their house.  So if you’re on a deadline to sell quick, you might feel entirely alone in your circumstance. This is because most people who sell their home do it the traditional method, believing that there is no...

What to Check During the Final Walk-through:

What to Check During the Final Walk-through:

Those 24 hours before closing —  the home stretch to homeownership — is crucial. Preparation is key. The “final walk through” is your chance to make sure the buyer is getting exactly what they’re paying for. Bring a copy of your contract to ensure all included...

Tips for Moving Into Your New Home

Tips for Moving Into Your New Home

Congratulations, you've bought your home and it's move-in time. Wait! Before you move in, read on to get some practical and important tips. Change the locks. You've closed escrow and the keys to your new home are yours. The first thing you should do is change the...

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