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10 Bigest Mistakes Buyers Make When Purchasing a Home - 02/28/11 02:52 PM
Making an offer on a home without being pre-qualified Not Having a home inspection Limiting your search to open houses, ads or the Internet Choosing a Real Estate agent who is not committed to forming a strong business relationship with you. Thinking there is only one perfect house out there. Not considering long-term needs Not examining insurance issues Not buying a home protection plan Not knowing total cost involved Not following through on due diligence (3 comments)
New Business coming to the South Valley - 02/28/11 01:51 PM
If you have not heard yet we will be getting new business to the location by the new 11400 South exit near Costco. Sheels Department store will be coming to the development and will be in a large 220,000 square foot building. The will offer a large selection of sports equipment, men's and woman's sportswear and footwear, in one location. The building will also feature a 65 foot Ferris Wheel and a 65,000 gallon salt water aquarium. Other recreation activities will include a shooting range, and a Presidents Walk. They are expecting to bring in 400 jobs into the area. Sheels (0 comments)
Refinancing: What You Need to Know - 02/25/11 09:45 AM
Thanks to all-time-low interest rates, the number of homeowners refinancing their mortgages is at an all-time high. Of course, no one should refinance just because everyone else is doing it. But, for many homeowners, the benefits are simply too good to ignore any longer: Save money each month. According to the latest figures from Freddie Mac (the country’s largest purchaser of home mortgages), the average homeowner who refinances is able to cut their monthly payment by $108 (or almost $1,300 per year) for a $200,000 loan. Save even more in the long run. If you currently have a 30-year mortgage, refinancing (0 comments)
Get Your Home Ready for the Spring Market - 02/24/11 11:46 AM
If you are planning to sell your home this spring, you should start now to get it ready for sale. There are a few minor changes you can make that will provide a good return on the investment in your home. Paint dated kitchen cabinets white or black Paint the interior walls in earth tones to appeal to more buyers Replace light switches and outlets to get a fresh look Get rid of clutter and excess furniture to make your house look more spacious Remove personal pictures so the buyer can visualize their family in your home Increase visibility with 100-watt (2 comments)
5 money saving tips. - 02/23/11 06:18 PM
At today’s interest rates, homeowners who qualify for refinancing should be able to save a significant amount on their monthly mortgage payment. But you may be able to save even more by putting some of the tips below into play: 1. Consider going solo. If you or your spouse has a significantly better credit rating, consider putting the mortgage in that person’s name to get the best interest rate. (You’ll both get to sign the title.) 2. Choose the 15-year option. If you can afford it, choose the 15-year mortgage over a 30-year version. The interest rate will be lower, you’ll (2 comments)
Home Equity Loan vs. Equity Line of Credit - 02/23/11 02:00 AM
In these economic times, many homeowners could really benefit from the money available through a home equity loan or line of credit. However, there’s often confusion regarding the details of these two options. To set the record straight, we compare them side-by-side: A home equity loan (or second mortgage) is like a home loan: · You receive the entire loan amount in one big payout (to use however you want). · You can choose between fixed and adjustable interest rates (typically higher than a regular home loan, but lower than a home equity line of credit). · You pay the lender back (2 comments)
Tips for Remodeling Success - 02/22/11 05:53 PM
After years of putting of plans for a new deck, a better kitchen or a bigger family room, it seems many Americans are now ready to get back to business of remodeling their homes. For the first time since 2006 , the remodeling industry is predicting a significant increase. If you're planning to join the movement, do yourself a favor: Consider the following advice before the hammers and nails (and expletives) start flying. Put your ideas on Paper Before you begin soliciting bids on you project, make sure you know just what you want ( with pictures, sketches, and notes). Homeowners (0 comments)
South Mountain Homeowners update - 02/22/11 02:12 PM
We are working on finding more information on putting a Bluegrass festival together in September this year. We have contacted some musicians and we will be working on dates soon. The newsletter will be coming out in the next few weeks and we are looking for contributors for future newsletters. Our trail systems are starting to get some national recognition in Mountain Bike magazines, and on that subject we ask that people not to use the trails until they dry out in the coming months to keep them usable for the entire year. The HOA Board is also looking for new (0 comments)
Look for us in the Salt Lake Valley Journals - 02/02/11 11:54 PM
Hey Everyone, look for our listings in most of the Salt Lake Journals. This is a free publication that goes out to all the houses in the Salt Lake Valley, and they should be showing up to your doorstep real soon. Our agents will also be putting articles about the local real estate market in the Journal publications. This will realy give out listings a leg up over the competition. If you want to see the rest of the great marketing that all of us at Windermere are putting in place just give me a call today at (801)230-2607. (2 comments)
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