Category Archives: News

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

Salt Lake City and Utah now the gold standard!

In a Forbes article published today, Marian Salzman says: Utah is looking like the new benchmark for business and quality of life. A rash of new studies and rankings is proving that the Beehive State, and especially Salt Lake City, is increasingly the place to be. She goes on to state: In terms of job growth and economic performance, Utah ranked as the overall best performing state for the second year in a row, according to the U.S. Chamber of … Read more

Housing Market Casting a Smaller Shadow

The inventory of future short sales and foreclosures which will be coming to the market is known as ‘shadow inventory’. Future real estate pricing will be determined by the number of these distressed properties which eventually reach the market. These properties sell at major discounts: short sales at a 10% discount foreclosures at a 35% discount

New Construction, Renovation and Rates Below 4.50%…

Home builder confidence can’t shake its range, according to the National Association of Home Builders. The group’s monthly Housing Market Index put May’s builder confidence reading at a level of 16. Read more

New Home Supply Falls To 16-Year Low

Based on joint research from the Census Bureau and HUD, 300,000 new, single-family homes were sold on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis in March. It’s an 11 percent improvement from February. Read more

Happy Good (and Inspirational) Friday

Since today is Good Friday, I thought I would post this inspirational video featuring Will Smith again.

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for Buyers

Business Insider’s Money Game interviewed real estate expert Barbara Corcoran earlier this week. This is what she said about buying in this market: “We have a regular real estate miracle happening right now. We not only have record low prices, but we also have cheap money.” A second real estate icon, Donald Trump,  just a few weeks ago said: “This is a great time to go out and buy a house. And if you do, in 10 years you’re going … Read more

Operating at Redline

Wikipedia: Redline refers to the maximum engine speed at which an internal combustion engine or traction motor and its components are designed to operate without causing damage. I think Redline describes how a lot of us have been operating lately.  I had three conversations with three different clients within the last week and they all revolved around the same thing.  Life, business and making it all work has become more difficult, uncomfortable and almost unbearable.  Not only has making a … Read more

Pending Home Sales At The Highest Levels Since April 2010

Another day, another strong report for housing. The Pending Home Sales Index climbed 2 percent in December, according to the National Association of REALTORS® Read more

Intention to:”Execution”

Happy New Year! Here is some great New Year resolution advice I can share with you from my Mortgage and Life Coach Bill Hart:

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