CURB APPEAL TOPS MY LIST! Whenever we meet with sellers to counsel with them about putting their home on the market, one of the first items I bring up is Curb Appeal(Steve’s is the garage, but more about that later). It’s one of my pet peeves (along with black bananas on top of the fridge, leaving […]
It doesn’t seem that long ago when being environmentally friendly – or “green” as it’s now called – was a crusade dominated by the Birkenstock-wearing, poetry-reading vegetarian-types. By the way, if anyone wants to know I NEVER wrote poetry or was a vegetarian although I was heard singing a lot. “Save the Whales” campaigns and “tree-hugging” […]
Buying a home in Salt Lake is an exciting experience, especially if it is your first home. As you go through the process of home buying, however, there will inevitably be a point in time where you experience the “What Ifs”. What if’s” are those doubts that creep into your mind after the rose […]
One of the most picturesque sites in Salt Lake City is the Great Salt Lake and its 9 islands. This indeed is one of the most asked about tourist destinations. The Great Salt Lake is a remnant of the ancient Lake Bonneville, a pre-historic body of water which covered some 20,000 square miles of land […]
This is totally off the subject of a real estate based blog, but sometimes you just gotta have a little fun. So here it is under the category of “too much time on their hands”…
Not Really Short! I had a client come to me once with the request that we only look at short sales. My natural question (after I picked my jaw up from the floor) was “Why”? Her answer was that she had heard these homes were the quickest to buy, because the seller wanted a “short” […]
I just got a Zillow Zestimate on my Utah home, is that really the value? We get this question quite often, not only from our regular buyer and seller clients, but our investor clients as well who rely heavily on fair market value to determine what properties to pursue.
There is a great deal of difference between a foreclosed home and a shortsale. Let’s start by saying that both these transactions involve the bank that held the mortgage on the home.
When you’re home hunting, (or for those of you who know us…Frog Kissing!), it’s easy to get overwhelmed. You’re making a big investment. You want to find a place which is “just right” for you (and your family). You can even get a little addicted to touring houses, always convinced the perfect one is just about […]
Recently we responded to a homebuyer on Trulia who was learning a hard lesson. His remarks were difficult to hear because they were filled with frustration for the Realtor(and I am one of those darn Realtors…only the darn doesn’t apply) who sold him the home. Now that he has problems with what was promised in the contract, […]