Now we know all you guys are secretly dreaming of a home, and you should be with all that we have been saying, but I’ve been hearing that the prospect of breaking your apartment lease has given you nightmares, the shakes, and all kinds of unpleasant feelings. Tsk, Tsk, I say, young padawan learners (those […]
1st Time Homebuying
A series of posts that help guide a 1st time homebuyer through the process of well…homebuying!
First Time Homebuyers-How Much Earnest Money Do I Need? Before we get to the “how much”, we should talk about “what is” earnest money. Dating back to medieval days, the word earnest means “a state of mental intent” . We will ignore the mental reference here (don’t get me started) but the word “intent” is […]
This post on owning a home in Utah was actually written 7 years ago. But….the advice that it gives is still valid today. And even more so with housing prices in Utah rising 9 % in the last year. The reason? Lack of inventory which will Not be gone soon. New companies are relocating to […]
Do I Need A Home Inspection To Buy A House? Yes, most definitely! You will never hear us say…”Don’t bother with a home inspection“, and if you ever do…we have gone crazy, so run, save yourselves! Part of the responsibility of purchasing a home whether it is your first or your last is to do your […]
Top 10 Things You Can Do With A Home That You Can’t Do In An Apartment Now, I know that you get bombarded with all the reasons to buy a home rather than rent, and most of them are legitimate and logical, but there are some other things for you to consider. So….here is My […]
How Much Money Do I Need To Buy A Home? One of the first questions first time homebuyers always ask is how much money does it take to buy a home? Short answer: $1,000,000….just kidding, that should get the old heart beating.
Since the revision of the Utah Real Estate Purchase Contract went into effect on Jan 1, 2009, it is even more important for homebuyers in Salt Lake and indeed all of Utah to protect themselves with a home warranty. The section of the Utah Real Estate Purchase Contract that required home sellers to warranty all […]
Top 3 Real Estate Deal Killers In Utah-how buyers can avoid them Pretty explanatory right? We see real estate deals come to fruition (like that word, makes me seem smart) all the time, but occasionally we have the dreaded “DEAL KILLER” that rears its ugly head and the transaction falls apart.
When you purchase a mortgage loan on a house- there is that phrase again, you didn’t think you were Purchasing a loan, now did you? Anyway, as part of purchasing a house, there are certain costs and fees associated with closing on the loan (there, that’s better). These costs are referred to as….wait for it…”Closing […]
Do you or someone you know have a disability in their family? There is now a loan program available that can help get buyers with disabilities into a home of their own with low down payment, lower monthly payments and best of all….No mortgage insurance!