salt lake city real estate: SIX Urgent Home Fixes NOT to be Ignored! - 09/24/11 05:34 AM
It is easy, especially in this economy, to be tempted to delay or even skip minor home maintenance repairs, cleaning jobs and inspections in your home. But don't be penny-wise and dollar-foolish. That $200 or $300 you save today could result in expenditures of $3,000 or even tens of thousands next month or next year if hidden problems in your home go unnoticed and become worse.
Consider coughing up a little dough to take care of these small jobs before they morph into gigantic, expensive jobs later.
1. ANNUAL HVAC INSPECTION:   Cost: $200-$300, depending on where you live. How often: … (5 comments)

salt lake city real estate: 6 Things You Should Do Before Buying A Home - 07/12/11 06:02 AM
Let's face it, qualifying for and buying a home these days is not as easy as it used to be.  However, with a few not-so-difficult steps, you can simplify and make buying a home a bit easier on you and your family. If you're looking to buy a home in the near future or even in the next year or two, it's time to shape up your credit score and plan for this big step.
The following article was published on today.
You might be ready to buy a home, but are you armed with the knowledge you need? Do … (2 comments)

salt lake city real estate: Summer Deals on Foreclosures - 06/29/11 05:42 AM
Looking for a deal where the home seller pledges, in advance, to contribute potentially thousands of dollars to your closing costs? Check out the summer sale terms available from two of the largest and most motivated sellers of foreclosed homes in the country: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
You may know the companies for their troubled mortgage businesses or the financial foibles that crashed them into the control of the federal conservators in 2008. But, the flip side of those problems is that they now have massive numbers of properties taken back through foreclosures. Fannie Mae had 153,549 of them at … (1 comments)

salt lake city real estate: 6 Red Flags On Your Credit Report You May Not Know - 06/08/11 06:56 PM
Are you not able to get that Salt Lake City home for sale, Murray townhome, Holladay luxury estate, Sandy 2-story, Draper rambler or Herriman ranch you had hoped to purchase because you can't get a loan?  Or, maybe you aren't qualifying for the lowest interest rate available?  Well, aside from the commonly known mistakes, such as missed or late payments, loan default, too many credit cards with too high of balances, here is a great article about SIX additional common mistakes Utah home buyers may have made and not even known these mistakes could be keeping them from getting the right … (6 comments)

salt lake city real estate: Million Dollar Homes Selling Well in Utah! - 05/16/11 07:00 PM
Here is a GREAT video about how well million dollar homes have been selling in Utah.  One of our luxury listings, 2083 East Walker Lane, Holladay, Utah 84117, located in the prestigious Cottonwoods, is featured in the video feed.  Take a look...
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salt lake city real estate: Salt Lake City Real Estate Sees More Signs of Hope - 05/16/11 06:32 PM
We LOVE hearing great news for our Utah real estate market!
Although Utah continued to have the fourth highest foreclosure rate in the nation in April (according to the latest RealtyTrac report), the number of foreclosures actually went down from April 2010... significantly. Dave Anderton with the Salt Lake Board of Realtors believes the report shows Utah’s economy is on the upswing.
“It shows me that foreclosures have crested and we’re finally coming off that peak from 2010 when they were at all time highs in Utah and the nation,” he says. “The economy is getting better and I think people … (0 comments)