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Thinking of listing your home?  The following stats might convince you to list it sooner vs later.  The median price for a single family home rose by 7.5% compared to third quarter statistics from 2018.  The Salt Lake Board of Realtors released their Quarterly Housing Report and from July to September, the median price for a single family home was $381,500.  ($355,000 in 2018; $301,000 in 2016). 

All Wasatch Front counties, including Davis, Tooele, and Weber increased.  Below is a list of the highest median prices by zip code for the third quarter:

1. Avenues (84103) $663,500

2. Alpine (84004) $650,000

3. Emigration (84108) $630,000

4. Huntsville (84317) $581,220

5. Draper (84020) $564,337

6. Sandy (84029) $554,000

7. Eden

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There are numerous considerations to keep in mind when you’re searching for a home, both interior and exterior. For those who enjoy gardening, landscaping and other outdoor tasks, one particular area to look into when browsing properties: Is the lawn fake or real? At Daybreak Living, our real estate agents will help you find homes for sale based on any variety of specific needs, including lawn or outdoor elements. When we use the term “fake” lawn, we’re generally referring to synthetic grass that’s made to look and feel extremely similar to natural grass. It’s often used for play areas, putting greens, dog runs or several other specific purposes. Let’s go over some of the general pros and cons found in synthetic grass, plus whether a home featuring it

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Yep!  You read that correctly, Soda Row is getting a beach club! The Beach Club at Soda Row will be the new permanent location for canoes, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards (SUP) rentals and offer a zero entry sandy beach.  Many of the docks that are currently in this location will be removed, the shoreline reshaped, and new sand added. The top of the boathouse will be an observation deck with a variety of seating areas, providing unobstructed views of Oquirrh Lake. (Sunscreen not included)!  Resident that bring their own portable watercraft are welcome to use this area as well. Construction will begin over the winter with a summer 2020 completion date (weather permitting).   

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Did you know that home inspectors do not have to be licensed in the state of Utah?  KSL interviews Utah Dave about this.  Click on the link to read the article. https://ksltv.com/422163/a-building-problem-home-inspectors-arent-licensed-in-utah/

 

 

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Sadly, like many other areas where significant amounts of money are involved, the homebuying world is one where scammers may try to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals. This is one of many reasons why working with quality real estate brokers is important, as professionals can help steer you away from any such risks and warn you about the potential schemes you could face.

At Daybreak Living, our quality real estate agents will work with you on everything from finding the perfect Daybreak home to ensuring you never have to think about the risk of scammers. Many such attempts will be centered around the closing period when you purchase a new home – let’s look at how scammers attempt to infiltrate your information, some specific schemes they often

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Fall is definitely here...Leaves are changing colors, there's a chill in the air, summer's harvest is coming to an end, sweaters are coming out, and pumpkin flavored treats are plentiful! Daybreak always delivers a full calendar of Fall events so be sure to mark your calendars with the events below:

Every Thursday for the month of October - Food Trucks at North Shore - 5:00pm -8:00pm 

Pumpkin Regatta - October 19th - North Shore of Oquirrh Lake 10am - 1:00pm

Trick or Treat - October 26th - Soda Row - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen Pumpkin Carving Night - October 29th - The HUB - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Pumpkin Walk - October 30th - The HUB - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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There are several important qualities that buyers will be considering for a given home or area as they search for a new home, and one that’s high on the list for many is the presence of good schools in the area. For buyers with school-aged children or those preparing to enter this age range, this is often a top priority.

At Daybreak Living, we’re happy to help you peruse our wide selection of homes for sale to find those that are nearest to the top local schools for your children. Let’s look at some data on the kinds of buyers who prioritize schools as a top factor in their home purchase, the elements that go into defining a good school, and how these qualities impact nearby home values.

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Buyers Who Prioritize Schools

It’s important to note

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It's hard to believe that Daybreak has been a community for 15 years and it's still receiving national attention, earning the #10 place for best places to live!  The real estate advisory firm RCLCO (Robert Charles Lesser & Co) conducted surveys nationwide of master planned communities and since its inception, Daybreak has ranked in the top 20.  Here's an interesting fact to show you how much Daybreak has grown: From January to June of 2019, Daybreak sold 362 new homes, an increase of 6% compared to the first half of 2018.   

Soda Row also received merit honors as "The Best Mixed Use Development" and The Hub was awarded "Best Sales/Information Center" among entries in the US and Canada from the National Association of Home Builders.  Given all

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Who wouldn't love a fireplace near their tub to create the ultimate relaxing experience?  What about this fireplace in the master bathroom without a tub?   Would you enjoy this from the shower or while getting ready in the morning or does it lose its value without a bathtub?  This bathroom was in one of the Daybreak Parade of Homes...do you dig it or ditch it?

 

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic factors connected to homeowners associations, or HOAs. These groups, which often hold sway over a given neighborhood or housing community, may be responsible for numerous important areas for you to consider if you’re thinking about one of the real estate listings in this area.

At Daybreak Living, our numerous homes for sale include several communities or areas where HOAs are present and active. In today’s part two, we’ll go over a few other important areas you should be considering if you’re thinking of moving into a property that’s part of an HOA.

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HOA Management

One important area to understand in advance is how the HOA is managed, as not all are run in the same ways.

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