Category Archives: Housing

Fundamentals Accelerating Home Values In 2018

Many of our clients are asking where home values are likely to go from here.   Is the real estate market ready to take a breather, or worse, are we entering another bubble? With home prices nationally above or near all time highs, it’s rational to exercise caution and pause before making a decision to enter the housing market; or making the decision to sell and move up to your dream home.  Before we prognosticate the future, let’s take a look … Read more

Tax Reform and its Potential Impact on Housing

Disclaimer: This guide is not meant to be a resource for tax advice but instead a resource for basic information concerning only certain aspects of the new tax code and how they may impact the real estate market. You should get tax advice from your accountant or tax preparer who will explain how the entire tax code will affect your personal return. This information comes immediately after the new tax code became law. Some of the information may be revised … Read more

How Rising Prices Will Help Your Family Build Wealth in 2018

  Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate on average by 3.35% per year and to grow by 24.34% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchases and closes on a $250,000 home this month (January). If we only look at the projected increase in the price of that home, how much equity will … Read more

FHA VS Conventional mortgage loans

Conventional and FHA loans saw significant loan limit increases in many counties across Utah. Below is the current loan limits for each county. We’d be honored to answer your questions and compete for your business. Conforming Loan Limits FHA Loan Limits If you are interested in more information regarding the differences between FHA and Conventional mortgage loans, please watch this short video: Would you be interested in searching for homes just like Realtors do? Up to 47% of the information … Read more

5 Tips to winterize your home & save some money on energy bills.

Tis the season to be freezing! It’s that time of year again, the fun holiday season, and cold weather is here. It is important to take certain measures to make sure you and your home are protected during these cold months. Following these tips will not only help make your home more comfortable, but could potentially save you money on your energy bills as well! 1. Get rid of door drafts You know that small opening on the bottom of … Read more

Top 5 reasons to get an NHF 5% down payment grant

What if you could buy a home without needing to save for a down payment? What if you could get 5% of the purchase price of your home to use for the down and use any remaining funds for closing costs? With the NHF 5% grant you can! Here are the top 5 reasons you should get an NHF 5% down payment grant: Reason #1 This grant never has to be paid back! The NHF Platinum 5% grant down payment … Read more

Rent Increases Expected to Continue through 2015

CNBC’s Diana Olick recently reported that rents in the residential housing sector continued to rise in 2014. She interviewed Jed Kolko, Chief Economist at Trulia, who revealed: “Rents are rising because of strong demand that supply hasn’t kept up with. Nearly all the new households are renters, and young people moving out of their parents’ homes will keep fueling rental demand.” Where are rents headed in 2015?

5 Homebuying Myths Exposed

In a survey conducted by Wells Fargo in June of this year called, “How America Views Homeownership” it was found that, “Americans still view homeownership as an achievement to be proud of and many believe that now is a good time to buy a home.” Although the majority of Americans have a desire to own their own home, many surveyed gave answers that suggest they may not be aware of all the options available to them for buying a home. … Read more

Construction Loans Made Easy!

Our friend and colleague Emily Osguthorpe Moore talks about construction loans in her latest newsletter. Since we get lots of questions about the financing to build a new home we thought we’d share what she wrote. Emily is a great Realtor and is expert at guiding her clients through the construction process. If you are contemplating building your dream home, please watch the short video below and call with any questions, or click the chat link above and we’re happy … Read more

U.S. Interest Rates Could Head Significantly Lower!

What a summer it has been! Zander is approaching his 4th birthday and the kid is getting scary big. It is so weird having another man (all be it, a little man) roaming your home. The kid looks like he’s 7 years old; it’s truly scary how fast they grow. Z-Man starts Rowland Hall this week and joins the big boys at school. I feel like college is right around the corner and I challenge myself to slow down and … Read more

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