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By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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Whether you are planning to put down a full 20 percent or pulling together the cash for a 3.5 percent down payment for an FHA loan, your down payment might be the biggest single cash expenditure you ever make. Some scrimp and save for years, while others can ready the cash with less difficulty, ...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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There’s something about the holiday season that causes hearts to melt despite the frigid temperatures. We become a little more charitable, a little more thoughtful, and a little more aware of our neighbors.  We live in an amazing community. And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, now is a...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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As realtors, we see a lot of homes. But something we never lose sight of is the fact that a home is  really more than just four walls and a roof overhead. It’s often the place where our loved ones gather and where we make lasting memories. For many of us, when we think about our homes, we often ...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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If you’re were burned in the Housing Crisis of 2008, then hearing the term “Real Estate Bubble” probably (and understandably) doesn’t bring back very fond memories. So we get it if you’d rather just put those days behind you. But, knowing and understanding the signs of a real estate bubble can h...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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If you’re among the millions of Americans committing (or recommitting) to get in shape this year, we salute you! We think it’s important for everyone to get fit and stay healthy, and we love that Utah is a state where it’s so easy to live an active lifestyle. There are tons of activities that ca...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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Current low interest rates can create a sort of refinancing frenzy. But is refinancing always right for everybody?  When it comes to refinancing, you’re going to want to talk to a mortgage professional because every homeowner’s situation is unique. There are a lot of factors to consider because ...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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In real estate, there are a lot of different buzzwords used to describe market conditions. One you may have been hearing a lot of lately is the term “Housing Shortage”. But what is a housing shortage and how does if affect you?    To say the Salt Lake valley residential real estate market looks ...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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You found it! You love it! It’s perfect! There’s nothing quite like the feeling of finding your dream home. But once you’ve found it, what’s next? Before you call the movers, let’s find out how long it takes to close on the perfect home. Generally speaking, from the time you find the house to the...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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Here today, gone tomorrow! Never is this more true than when describing the real estate market! That’s why it’s so important to know your market. Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “buyer’s market”. But what does this mean anyways? And how can you tell? Well, don’t worry, we’ve got answers for you. Qu...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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The BHURDinUtah team loves the holidays, but let's be honest, sometimes the holidays come with their own set of...er, issues. There's shopping to do, lights to hang up, baking to do, relatives to visit, office parties to attend, little Jimmy getting the stomach bug, and all of that can sometimes...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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You might be thinking of mashed potatoes, turkey and pumpkin pie...and so are we, but we’re also thinking real estate. Here are your top 3 Things to Know for November 2016. Housing Inventory ShortageWe’ve been saying this for a while, but there is a shortage of homes in this market! With more and...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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While Easter Egg hunts are fun, hunting for their location isn’t. So, we’ve done some of the hunting for you!  Here are some “egg-ceptional” local Easter Egg Hunts you don’t want to miss!   Friday, April 7 Not your typical Easter Egg Hunt. At Murray Park Center’s Annual Easter Egg Splash you'll ...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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It’s inevitable...taxes. Every year they come around and like it or not, we all have to pay them or else it can cost you big. When you are looking at buying a home you should know that above and beyond your mortgage, you can expect to pay something called property taxes. Understanding your prope...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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Ready to sell your home? Maybe you’re waiting for it to become a “seller’s market” before you list. So, what is all the hype about and what does it actually meanA Seller’s market is when the demand (people looking for homes) is larger than the supply (available homes on the market). Or in other w...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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Buying a newly constructed home is gives you some exciting options that aren’t always available  to you when purchasing an existing home. Like the ability to choose the exact kitchen cabinets, flooring, paint, and even floor plan that you want. But if all you’re doing is choosing home features, ...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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When you’re buying a house the last thing you want to worry about is the mechanical systems and appliances breaking down. But is there anything you can do to protect your home? In fact, there is! It’s a home warranty policy. But what does it actually cover and is worth getting? Let's find out. A ...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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You might have heard that saying about the number of fish there are in the sea – the sea of prospective dates and mates. The same goes for homes on the market. Even when the market heats up as it's doing now, it's not uncommon for a buyer to visit 10, 20 or even more homes before finding the pro...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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So many acronyms, so much confusion! And HOA falls right into this category. So, what’s an HOA and is it right for me? Well, maybe...   HOA stands for “Homeowners Association.” It’s often a monthly or annual fee homeowners pay for living in a certain community and enjoying particular amenities. I...

By Mike Cooper, Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
(Cornerstone Business Group Inc)
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Homeowners know that a mortgage is a great way to buy a house.  But, too many don't realize just how much a mortgage can run the price of house up over the course of a loan.  If I told you that I would sell you a $200,000 house for $364,813.42 you would never do it, but a 30 year mortgage can run...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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Oh, the power of the internet! Over the past decade, the ability to search real estate properties using the internet has literally changed the industry. But should you always trust what you read online? Today’s question is, should I use Zillow.com to find out what my home is worth? The answer mig...