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By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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With loads of real estate information literally at your fingertips on the Internet, why bother with a realtor? After all, can’t you just browse some listings, hit a couple open houses, and figure out the rest along the way? It’s a great question! So, what does a realtor actually do and why is it ...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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It's on everyone's mind when they meet with a realtor:  How much will this cost me?  For those of you who shy away from realtors because you don't know the costs, let's make things easy for you. The short answer is if you are selling the house, we charge 6% of the final sales price. If you are b...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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It’d be hard to find someone more genuine than Doug Winder. He’s the person who always has your back, can give you great advice, and does it all with integrity and class. We love that he's a part of the BHURDinUtah team. With more than 30 years experience, Doug has extensive knowledge of real est...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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When you think of Valentine's Day, you don't usually think of the word "single". Singles can have it pretty rough. The pity looks, half-hearted party invitations, and cliches about binging on candy and Hallmark reruns. It seems that everyone just expects that singles dread February 14th.   But t...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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It’s no secret that buying a home is a major decision. It takes some planning ahead. If you’re looking at buying your next home in the near future you might be wondering, what should I be doing right now? That’s where we come in. Here are a couple of things we recommend you do 3-6 months before b...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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It’s FALL, y’all! Don’t you love Fall?! We do. Not only do we love it because it’s a great time to sip hot chocolate and wear sweaters, but we also love it because it’s a great time to talk real estate. Here are the 3 Things You Need To Know for the month of October 2016. #1. BHURDinUtah Annual ...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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Right around the end of July, beginning of August, you will receive your property tax statement in the mail. If you’re interested in saving a little money on those, you’ll want to watch to our video.    Your property tax statement will come from the county or city assessor’s office. On this stat...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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Fall is here! Harvest, Apple Cider, Pumpkins, Scarecrows, Corn Mazes, and Halloween! We could argue that Autumn may just be the best season of the year. And we could also argue that Utah is one of the best places to celebrate this season.  So, check out our list of 5 activities and events that w...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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You’ve read the news, seen the posts on social media, and you've maybe even said these words yourself, “the Feds are going to raise interest rates, so now’s a good time to buy! ” But what exactly do low interest rates have to do with your ability to buy a house? Today we’re asking the question: ...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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Utah is a great place to live! Breathtaking mountains, family friendly neighborhoods, a solid economy, what’s not to love? And because Utah is such a  great place to live, we’ve seen a strong housing market for the past couple of years. 2016 was no different. It was an awesome year for real esta...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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Selling a home in today's market can be a bit frustrating. There's all sorts of home staging and property preparation advice out there, and some of it seems daunting or impossible to follow unless you already live in a haute home or have a serious bankroll set aside to whip your place into shape...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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Maybe your family has outgrown it. Maybe you’re looking for an upgrade. Maybe you want to be closer to family...or a little further away. Whatever your reason for wanting to leave your home, we’re asking today, what’s holding you back? If you could sell your house today, would you? Our answer may...

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...

By BHURD in Utah Team
(BHURD in Utah)
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Hearing a lot about solar panels lately? With the number of houses around the valley sporting new solar panel systems, you’ve probably noticed that solar energy in Utah is a rising trend.  And it makes sense that with growing concern over climate change and rising energy costs, many homeowners a...

By Rob D. Shepherd, Principal Broker ABR, GRI
(Windermere/lane county)
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I was thinking of a woman that used to be a client of mine. When she was looking to buy about 6 years ago, I took her to many homes. A new listing came up that looked fantastic. We made an appointment to see. About 3 paces in she turned and ran outside. Her face turned red, her eyes watered and s...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
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This would have been the 5th year for our Holiday Tree Lighting event in Canyon Creek! The sleigh is up and our holiday tree has grown so much, this year lights were put up professionally.Signs were all up announcing the Canyon Creek Tree lighting for this past Saturday, December 3rd from 4-8 pm!...

By Leigh Brown, CEO, Dream Maker - Charlotte, NC
(Leigh Brown & Associates, RE/MAX Executive Realty)
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View the Tour Welcome home to 4327 Walker Road (Unit C), a two bedroom condo in Cotswold – a desirable area of Charlotte, North Carolina just minutes from the shopping and retail of Uptown. This condo is open and bright! It possesses hardwood flooring, a first-floor laundry room, open floor plan...

By Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799)
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 Prom-Posal…Excuse me a what???? The latest rage in our Austin TX  high schools is the "Prom-Posal" (or maybe I’m just behind the times and just hearing about it)! In the past a young man would summon up all his courage to ask a young lady for a date to the prom. For some it was easier than other...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
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Facebook Group: Indian Cuisines and Lifestyles There are free Facebook groups where you can share your personal or professional interests. If you enjoy Indian Cuisines, you may wish to join Indian Cuisines and Lifestyles. This group has over 2,100 members.Keep in mind that you can also create and...

By Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate
(Keller Williams Boise)
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I wrote this one last year around this time and I think it's actually more fitting now than it was when I wrote it.  The holiday season is a great time to draw your family close and be thankful for the blessings you've been given.  As many families are facing some substantial struggles I wanted ...