salt lake: FREE Smoke and CO Detectors for Sandy Homes! - 05/26/11 07:48 PM
It is so important to make certain every Utah home for sale has at least one, preferrably more, smoke and CO detectors working within the home.  For Sandy City, Utah residents... it couldn't get any easier!  If you have or will have a Sandy Home For Sale, even Sandy vacant homes, make certain you and your home are protected.  IT'S FREE!!! The following article was distributed among Sandy Residents:  Sandy Fire Department Offers Smoke Detectors and CO Detectors to Sandy Residents Posted: May 09, 2011 The Sandy Fire Department wants to make sure every home in Sandy has a working smoke detector … (2 comments)

salt lake: Draper Home For Sale - New Listing - 05/24/11 06:46 PM
 
Check out our new Draper, Utah listing...
r Ramble- $789,000
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salt lake: "HOT TICKET" ITEMS TODAY'S SALT LAKE CITY HOMEBUYER WANTS AND IS GETTING - 04/12/11 01:19 PM

The Salt Lake City homebuyer today wants it all!
Just a few of the items today's Salt Lake City real estate homebuyer is seeking: a home for sale in great condition with rooms that can do double duty. Areas that mingle indoor and outdoor living -- patios, porches, decks and outdoor rooms -- are always a plus. And so are those features that offer a little luxury, like garden spa-like tubs, first-rate appliances and high-end countertops.
They're also going back to basics: searching for solid, well-maintained Draper properties that will give them their money's worth.
But more than anything, buyers … (3 comments)

salt lake: 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)

salt lake: Luxury Willowcreek OPEN HOUSE Sat. 2/26 1-4PM - 02/25/11 09:15 AM
LUXURY OPEN HOUSE IN PRESTIGIOUS WILLOWCREEK

OPEN Saturday, Feb.26, from 1-4pm
8332 South Ridge Point Road (2285 East), Sandy, Utah 84093
Searching for Sandy real estate? Look at this new listing under Sandy homes for sale and join us for an open house.
Nestled on .33 lush acre, on quiet cul-de-sac, with beautiful landscaping, swimming pool, water fall and pond, groves of trees and boasting breathtaking mountain views is this stunning, professionally remodeled luxury 2-story.  Over 6000sf offers features such as, hardwood floors throughout, 6 bedrooms including a main floor master suite, 4 bathrooms, office, laundry, gourmet kitchen w/upgraded stainless … (0 comments)

salt lake: The Biggest Mistake by Sellers - 02/06/11 06:26 PM
When the average Utah home seller sits down to interview real estate agents, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement over choosing a sales price. General consensus is, more money means more financial opportunities for the homeowner. Perhaps it means the seller can afford to buy a more expensive home, help pay for a child's college education or take that greatly overdue vacation. Unfortunately, uninformed sellers often choose the Salt Lake City listing agent who suggests the highest list price, which is the worst mistake a seller can make. The truth is it doesn't really matter how much money … (0 comments)

salt lake: What to Repair or Replace When Getting Your Home Ready to Sell. - 02/02/11 11:32 AM
 

Getting ready to sell your Salt Lake City bungalow, Sandy tudor, Draper home, Holladay mansion, Park City estate, Herriman ranch or the like?  The following tips will help guide you in the necessary repairs that will allow for the maximum sales price.

(French Country Cottage in the Cottonwoods)
Quick fixes, such as burned out light bulbs, clean windows, inside and outside of doors wiped down and decluttered, before selling a home always pay off, but which repairs bring the biggest return? Specific answers to this often-asked question largely depend on a variety of factors such as:
Time of … (3 comments)

salt lake: Utah Cities Show Price Gains in Salt Lake County Real Estate Market. - 01/31/11 05:55 PM
The Salt Lake Tribune reported on Jan. 28, 2011 that there are signs of improvement in Salt Lake Valley's residential real estate market, which has been mired in one of the worst downturns ever.Although single-family homes for sale prices in Salt Lake County were down 4 percent in the fourth quarter, there were several cities that saw house price gains. They included: Draper homes for sale (84020) up 7 percent; West Jordan homes for sale (84081) up 6 percent; Sandy homes for sale (84092) up 12 percent; Herriman homes for sale (84096) up 10 percent; Salt Lake City homes for sale … (0 comments)

salt lake: 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)

salt lake: Sandy City Offers Incredible housing program in New Real Estate! - 01/19/11 11:49 AM
It's never been a better time to buy Sandy Real Estate! Beautifully situated on the east bench of the picturesque Wasatch Front mountains and just minutes from the best skiing on earth, a population base of more than 250,000 people within five miles and average income levels above $80,000, Sandy City, Utah fits a wide variety of lifestyles. Whether you're in the market for an abundance of recreation, quality housing, endless shopping opportunities or a career in an ideal location, Sandy City is well established as a synergistic commercial center with prime locations for future growth. Add in the historic low … (0 comments)

salt lake: The importance of home staging in a slow market. - 01/14/11 08:40 AM
Professional staging will sell your home quicker and for more money
In a slower market, it is necessary to go above and beyond to make your home sell-able. It is imperative to have a clean, inviting and exciting home for buyers to view. Not only do the buyers need to want your home, they need to want it more than all the other homes around you.
A thorough cleaning is the first step in getting your house ready for viewing. You need to perform a deep clean of every room in the house. While doing this, start moving stuff out. Your … (0 comments)

salt lake: How a Foreclosure will affect you - 01/13/11 07:25 PM
It's no surprise that, with the slow economy over the last few years, many people across the country have felt the stress in the finances.  Thousands of homeowners have found themselves in the unfortunate position of struggling to pay their bills every month, especially their mortgage.  Now, they are facing a possible foreclosure.  Have you ever wondered how a foreclosure will affect you?
First and foremost, your credit will get a huge hit.  Your credit score can be hit as much as a 300-400 point deduction.  Since lenders look at your credit score to determine what interest rate to charge you for a loan … (5 comments)

salt lake: Salt Lake County Mortgage Rates are hovering under 5% - 01/13/11 07:56 AM
Mortgage rates in Salt Lake County are still at all-time lows.  With 30 year rates hovering just below 5%, many first time home buyers and investors are considering coming out of the closet. 
Should the home buyer take action now, or should they wait for further lowering of Mortgage rates?  My belief is that rates are only going up.  Now is the time to take action!
With an abundance of short sale and bank owned properties on the market, the combination of lower rates and lower prices on existing homes for sale, there could not be a better time to buy.
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salt lake: Salt Lake Real Estate - Home Inspection - 11/02/10 07:01 AM
Salt Lake County Real Estate - Home Inspection
You just made an offer on a beautiful new home.  You are excited about the possibilities that this new home is going to bring to you and your family.  Don't let this dream turn into a nightmare because you decided not to spend a little extra money on a Home Inspection.
A study conducted by the American Society of Home Inspectors and the NAR in 2001 found that 77% of all homebuyers insisted on a Home Inspection prior to purchasing their property, and 97% of that group believes the service was a good value for … (2 comments)