I love a great bath. My idea of a perfect end to an evening is a hot bath scented with my favorite vanilla and lavender bath soak and coupled with a great book or some soothing music.So, lucky for me that I get to talk about updating your bath room and perhaps your tub as […]
Tips to help you in buying your home
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” […]
You have heard us (well, if you are reading our highly informative and entertaining posts) talk about fixer uppers and how to get the money to fix them up.
One of the hardest parts of buying your first home is getting the money you need for down payment (Usually 3.5 % for FHA loans and 3-20 % for conventional). On a $200,000 home that is $7000 to $40,000 depending on the type of loan you have. Pocket change sez you…ha ha sez I (no, […]
If you saw my last post, (A Great Bath Is Better Than…) I indicated that the bathroom (especially the Master Bath) is one of those upgrades that sell homes.
The Answer is….No. Less painful….yes! Some Agent’s thinking (although this is becoming less and less all the time, especially with the new Short Sale Addendum to the Utah Real Estate Purchase Contract) is to collect offers on short sales and send them all in to the bank and let the bank sort them out. If […]
You are First Time Homebuyers and you have Found THE HOME. You have watched DIY and HGTV and you know you can do everything those couples do on the home improvement show, but beyond the down payment, you have very little money to replace the cabinets in the kitchen, tile the bathroom and maybe add […]
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.
If you want to know how we got into the mortgage mess, this is a good reason. This post came from an associate in California, it is worth repeating here. This Sucks… Who sent this junk? Via Bill Ladewig, Your FHA Guru: I really dislike this slimy advertising. You too? Lets do something about it. I […]
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 […]