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5 Things You Need to Know About an HOA

In Blog, Buying a Home, Neighborhoodsby Angela Brown

Most buyers know that figuring out their living expenses before purchasing a property is important. Having a clear picture of how much you’ll spend on your mortgage payment, insurance, utilities, and garbage make budgeting for your new home much easier. However, many buyers don’t think about fees associated with a homeowner’s association. HOA fees can range from as little as …

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Famous Eats in the Salt Lake Valley

In Blog, Neighborhoodsby Angela Brown

The Salt Lake Valley may not seem like the hub of great eats, but there are a surprising number of restaurants and bakeries that have been featured on popular TV shows like Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Cup Cake Wars, and Man vs. Food Nation. If you’ve ever watched the Food Network and craved a taste of the dishes you see, …

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Moving to the Salt Lake Valley? Check out these Blogs

In Blogby Angela Brown

Salt Lake City and the surrounding area is home to more than a million people. Cupped by picturesque mountains on nearly all sides, the Valley boasts access to world-class ski slopes, hiking trails, Broadway-caliber plays, a professional basketball team, and numerous museums, galleries, and shopping centers. In the winter, celebrities and artists flock to Park City to participate in the …

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Broker vs. Agent: What’s the Difference?

In Blog, Buying a Home, Selling a Home, Uncategorizedby Angela Brown

If you’ve done any research about buying or selling a property, you’ve likely heard the terms “broker” and “real estate agent.” Although many people think these terms are interchangeable, they are in fact, quite different. A simple explanation: A broker can do anything a real estate agent can do, but there are somethings a broker can do that a real …

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Why it Pays to Stage a Small Yard Before Selling

In Blog, Selling a Homeby David Kevitch

Does your home have a smallish yard? They are pretty common in some downtown Salt Lake City neighborhoods such as Marmalade and the Avenues. This can be a turn off to buyers, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you plan to sell your Salt Lake City home, there are several tricks that can make a small yard …

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Selling Your Home in an Strong Market

In Blog, Selling a Homeby David Kevitch

Salt Lake City’s strong real estate market is a seller’s dream. Tight inventories and appreciating prices mean sellers can usually find a buyer quickly and at a premium price. But real estate markets are cyclical. What goes up eventually comes down–and vice versa. Sellers often try to time their entry into the market based on these cycles. If you happen to …

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Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

In Blog, Buying a Homeby David Kevitch

Buying your first home is a major financial milestone for most, and most people will only buy a few homes over the course of their lives. When buying your first home, you understandably may feel uncertain about the timing and may wonder if you should wait longer to move forward with your real estate plans. As you weigh the pros …

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How much is my home worth?

In Blog, Selling a Homeby David Kevitch

“How much is my home worth Salt Lake City” Let me guess…as soon as you decided to sell your home, you Googled this. Most sellers do. And there are lots of answers out there, including websites that claim they can give you an instant answer. I know because nearly every conversation I have with a seller includes, “I looked online, …

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The Secret to Selling Your Home Fast in Autumn

In Blog, Selling a Homeby David Kevitch

Cool air is moving into Salt Lake City and leaves are beginning to turn. I’m often asked how sellers can prepare their home for a fast sale. While there are general tips, such as de-cluttering, each season has it’s own set of suggestions as well. Like pulling on a favorite autumn sweater, you can dress up your home comfortably for …