alpine: Historical Holladay Offers Amazing Homes For Sale - 06/02/11 07:08 PM
Holladay, Utah is not only a beautiful place to reside, but it also offers a unique charm and quaintness that few towns could possess. The homes for sale in Holladay come in a wide variety of styles and prices, including some of the finest luxury estates available in Utah.  It's never been more of an optimal time to purchase Holladay homes for sale.  Rates are still at record lows, Holladay home prices have never been better.  Here is a little bit of history (some of which I didn't even know) shared from the Holladay City website!
City History

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alpine: Fortune 500 Companies Looking at Saratoga Springs Real Estate - 04/01/11 08:45 AM
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A $20 million pipeline will secure a badly-needed culinary water source for northwest Utah County and has Fortune 500 companies eyeing property for a new place to grow.
City and county officials alluded to a future economic boom at a Wednesday groundbreaking ceremony for the Saratoga Springs Pipeline Project funded by the Utah Water Conservancy District, but when pressed, would laugh and sashay around who or what companies were arriving.
"I'd have to kill you if I told you," joked Utah County Commissioner Gary Anderson. "We've got everything from solar powered manufacturers to movie studios to heavy manufacturing … (0 comments)

alpine: A Few Tips For Reducing Closing Costs - 03/01/11 07:37 PM
As our Utah spring and a new home buying season approaches, the New York Times reminds us, in a great new article, that homebuyers can reduce their closing closts.  Many Salt Lake City home buyers will begin the process of shopping for not only a home but for a mortgage as well. 
While many buyers focus their negotiating efforts on getting the best price on a home and securing the lowest interest rate possible, they often forget they can take steps to reduce the costs associated with finalizing the transaction.
The Federal Reserve estimates closing costs can range from 3 to … (2 comments)

alpine: It's an Ugly Time of Year. - 03/01/11 12:20 PM
It's in between two distinct seasons.  The tulips and other blossoms haven't quite bloomed, the trees are still bare and, without the fresh, fluffy white powder covering the less-than-stellar looking lawns here in Utah, homes just don't look as beautiful as they will in just one more month.  However, that doesn't mean you should just give up and let your lawn be until spring hits. To keep your neighbors happy and potential buyers interested -- take a look at these lawn care tips.
Why is winter lawn care so important? By taking a few precautions during the Winter, you can ensure … (3 comments)

alpine: We're Down With Draper! - 02/24/11 04:24 PM
We're Down with Draper!
With Utah full of desirable places to live, each city sells itself as unique.  When you’re looking for houses for sale in the Salt Lake Valley there are a number of worthy places vying for your attention. Draper is one such city.  Questions that might be on your mind... 1) What does Draper offer that other places might not and 2) why should I look at Draper real estate?
The demographics of Draper show that 38% of its residents are in the age group 25-44 and are highly educated.  Bottom line, this city obviously appeals … (1 comments)

alpine: Top SIX Reasons Your Home Is NOT Selling. - 02/17/11 05:22 PM
Are you a home seller in agony because your home has festered on the Salt Lake City market week after week with few to no showings? Here are six culprits that may be keeping buyers away from purchasing your home.
#1 - Your home is overpriced Optimistic home sellers love to parrot the old adage, "There's a buyer for every home." But they often leave off the qualifier: "at the buyer's price."
The fact is that buyers, not sellers, ultimately determine the market value of a home. You can ask for the moon and set your listing price well above comparable … (8 comments)

alpine: How to Choose Your Salt Lake City Dream Home. - 02/09/11 06:30 PM
Finding your dream home in Salt Lake City, Sandy, Draper, Holladay, South Jordan, West Jordan, Park City, Bountiful, Murray or Alpine can be an exciting endeavor. If you are just moving to a new location and are unsure of where to begin looking, it might also be a bit overwhelming. Here are a few tips on how to make your home buying in Utah a bit less daunting:
Start With Location
The first step to picking the right home is the location. Once you know what neighborhoods you feel fit your family best, you can start to narrow down the specifics … (4 comments)

alpine: Real Estate Industry Moves Toward Going Paperless. - 01/27/11 05:54 PM
No one can argue that, over the last decade, technology has made leaps and bounds. Can anyone remember having to find properties in the filing drawers on 3X5 index cards, or in those old books? We've definitely come a long way and we continue with new and remarkable improvements each year. The new trend, as of late, is going completely paperless! Tools, such as the IPad, are making this possible. Can you imagine how phenomenal this will be when every realtor, title and mortgage professional will use this technology? 
Many savvy agents are already on board with more following suit.  Going … (3 comments)