Daybreak, Utah News

If you’re considering moving into certain subdivisions, planned communities or property villages, one area you may find yourself considering is the presence of a homeowners association. Abbreviated HOA, these associations may cover several community areas, from rules and regulations to neighborhood watch services and potentially several others.

At Daybreak Living, our real estate listings include numerous villages and communities that may contain homeowners associations. The presence of an HOA will be received very differently by varying home buyers – some absolutely want to be part of such an organization and take many benefits from it, while others view it as a hassle and would prefer to live in a community without one. In this two-part blog, we’ll

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Rockwell Ice Cream has finally opened their brick and mortar shop on SoDa Row (11274 S. Kestrel Rise Rd, Ste E)!  Stop in on June 24th from 6-9pm to receive your free single scoop of ice cream.  Rockwell's signature flavors are Honeycomb, Brown Butter Pecan, Snickerdoodle, Biscoff, Muddy Buddy, and Rockwell Road.  Be sure to let us know which one is your fav!

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If you’re in the process of browsing homes for sale to eventually purchase the house of your dreams, especially if this is your first home, the process can be very exciting. This is a major financial accomplishment for many people in their lives, and you naturally want to tell everyone you know the exciting news.

At Daybreak Living, we’re proud to assist buyers of all types in locating and purchasing our wonderful homes for sale, with real estate listings that fit a wide range of buyers and needs. And while we fully understand your desire to shout your upcoming home purchase to the rooftops, there are a few important areas of discretion that a good real estate agent like ours will assist you with to ensure no pat of your negotiations goes sideways.

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 The Upper Villages is taking the concept of "amenities" to a whole new level! Better walkability, greater social connections, and being one with nature, i.e, a fantastic Watercourse! Ponds, cascades, and a long network of channels for paddle boarding and kayaking will be surrounded by trails and grassy areas for picnics and social gatherings. Homes near the water will have back decks overlooking the Watercourse and private docks for easy water access.  In comparison to Oquirrh Lake, the Watercourse will have a more intimate and quieter atmosphere and end at the Cove and Cove House.  While the final details have yet to be approved, the Cove is slated to feature ponds, beaches, boat dock, playground, and a large pavilion. The Cove House will provide a

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Grab your baskets and head over to Soda Row this Saturday for the Daybreak Farmers Market. Every Saturday from June 1st until the end of September, Soda Row will be blocked off to allow local growers, crafters, and bakers to peddle their wares from 10am until 1pm.  Help support our local businesses by shopping our Daybreak Farmer's Market.  Post your comments about what you have tried and loved! 

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DCC Summer Launch Party

Kick off the 2019 summer season with a DCC pool party on June 1st from 12-2pm.  Information about the new aquatic programs (see below), treats, music, and more fun than you can handle...all FREE!  Don't forget to put this on your calendar!


Daybreak is partnering with USA Water Polo to introduce the sport of splashball, the non-contact version of water polo.  The focus will be on developing beginner swim concepts, stroke development, and water safety. This league will be offered at the Daybreak Community Center (DCC) Pool with 2 options for lessons. Each session will have 8 practices and potential games depending upon participation.  Sessions will be held on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 9-10am

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When touring and browsing potential new homes, areas like size, layout, appliances and others tend to be the top priority. These major areas define much of the home’s value and comfort, so naturally they’re among the first that are considered.

At Daybreak Living, we’re here to tell you about an underrated factor if you’re looking to buy a home: Natural light. The sun’s rays are both a primary heat source and a provider of major light and visibility throughout a given home, impacting areas ranging from basic aesthetics to health. Let’s go over why natural light matters, how you can assess the natural light in a prospective home, and your options for increasing natural light presence.

natural light new homes

Multiple Benefits of Natural Light

Natural light presence in

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The housing market looks a little different from beginning of May of 2018.  Check out the current market for May 2019

Current Market Supply

Number of homes active: 2,234

Change from last month: +3.62%

Change from last year: +15.87%


Number of Homes Listed

Number of listings last month: 2, 227

Change from previous month: +13.80%

Change from last year: +4.85%


Median Sales Price

Median sales price for last month: $323,500

Change from previous month: -.11%

Change from last year: +2.95%

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There's always something happening in Daybreak!  Update your calendar with the list of events below:

April 20- 10am - 2pm Hippity Hop Photo Op - Glass House

April 22nd - 10am - 11am - Groundbreaking of the Daybreak Branch of the County Library - 11358 Grandville Ave

Every Thursday - 5pm - 9pm Food Trucks - North Shore of Oquirrh Lake

May 11 - All Day- Daybreak Yard Sale

May 16th - SoDa Row Cruise Night - 5pm - SoDa Row

May 18th - 4pm - 6pm - Ladybug Festival - Eastlake Commons

June 1st - 9am - 1pm - Daybreak Farmer's Market- SoDa Row

June 7th 8pm - Get Down Tonight - Disco Tribute - 11247 Kestrel Rise Rd

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While not necessarily applicable in all sales, many home purchase situations include at least some of the major appliances that were already present in the house. If included as part of the sale, these items can play a fairly big role in the value of the home and the price you pay.

At Daybreak Living, we’ll help you understand everything you need to know about the appliances in any of our numerous homes for sale. One of the most important areas to consider if you’re buying a home with previous appliances is determining how much life these appliances have left – an element that could play a huge role in defining their value and whether you’re getting a good or bad deal. Here are some basics on the sorts of appliances you’re looking for here, how to

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