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Those in the market for a home will have to consider several important steps to this process, and one that will arise as you're in the negotiation and offer phase with a seller is a home inspection. This inspection, which is carried out by a third party, is a way of helping the buyer understand any issues that might be present in the home and impact its value -- including those that may not be visually obvious. 

At Daybreak Living, our realtors are here to help you with every part of your home search and purchase process, from touring any of our Daybreak villages to assistance with many parts of the offer and negotiation segment. As a prospective buyer, what do you need to know about home inspections? This two-part blog will cover a number of important

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the simple facts to be aware of when it comes to appraisals in the real estate market. Performed to assign a professionally-determined value to a property's value during the sale process, the appraisal is one of the single most important parts of any homebuying situation. 

At Daybreak Living, we're happy to assist our clients as they move through the process of looking to buy a home in Daybreak, Utah from any of our beautiful villages and neighborhoods. This incudes important pieces of the process like the appraisal, which we'll help you understand fully when the time comes. Today's part two of our series will go over a few additional facts to be aware of regarding real estate appraisals.

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Second in line to the anticipation of being able to buy fresh beautiful tulips in the grocery store in January, is the release of the Pantone (and other popular paint company's) paint color of the year!  In 2021, we saw interior paint trends that leaned mostly towards earthy tones with a pop of brightness. The predictions for 2022, which are largely influenced by fashion, pop culture, technology, design, and current events, is the opposite with Pantone's color being the pop, followed by very similar earthy (green & brown) selections as in 2021.  This shouldn't come as a  surprise as our current events, fashion, pop culture, etc...have not changed much from last year.  While more employees are back to work at the office, travel is more prevalent, and

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There are several important steps that take place during the homebuying process, and one of these involves the professional, objective evaluation of the value of a given property. This is known in the real estate world as the appraisal process, and it's one that all buyers should be aware of as they begin scouring the market. 

At Daybreak Living, we're happy to walk our prospective buyers through all the important parts of the process if they're looking to purchase any of our homes, condos or townhomes for sale in Utah. This includes all the valuation elements that may go into your process, such as appraisal. What is appraisal, why is it required, and what are some other important details to be aware of? We'll go over everything in this two-part blog

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There are several features or components you'll want to keep a close eye on when considering homes for sale, and one of these is the electric setup the home carries. From their basic meters and service panels to their connections to the local power grid, a brief inspection of the electrical components in a home you're considering is a must. 

At Daybreak Living, we're proud to offer a wide range of homes for sale, including regular new listings for homes, condos, townhomes and other dwelling types. We're also happy to help our clients with numerous tips and areas of expertise for when they're evaluating their home options, including those wondering about electrical systems when considering different homes. Here are some of the basic elements you should

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basic concepts for negotiating during a home sale process. This is a process between buyers and sellers where all the final details of a sale are discussed and finalized, and it's highly common as you're searching for a home -- so it pays to be aware of what's normal and acceptable during the negotiation process (and what's not)

At Daybreak Living, we're happy to not only offer a wide range of new homes for sale, but also to provide our clients with expertise on various parts of their homebuying process, including potential negotiations. Today's part two of our series will go over a few additional negotiation tactics and concepts to be aware of.

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We have all scrolled through pictures of house listings and said to ourselves, "this house needs too much work", before ever stepping foot in the door.  Not every home buyer can see beyond their initial impression of a home and realize the potential...not every buyer's agent can either.  Nearly every home that goBE Realty lists, has a paint and carpet check done by our in-house designer before ever listing it on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).   That's a unique service we provide to ensure our sellers get top dollar for their home. According to a new research from Zillow, certain paint colors can increase a home's value by as much as $5000.00.  Here's the correlation between paint colors, values, and rooms to use a guide to make sure your home is

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When you've found a home you love and want to make an offer on, one part of the process you should be prepared for is negotiation. Especially in today's "seller's market" where demand is much higher than supply in many areas, sellers have plenty of leverage, and negotiations are common within this process no matter what.

At Daybreak Living, we're proud to offer the best resources in Utah when it comes to finding new homes, townhomes, condos and other properties. We help our clients not only locate ideal properties, but also move forward with the offer and negotiation process. What are some tips we generally provide to our customers when it comes to negotiation, both in terms of good-faith actions and in terms of getting the most out of the situation?

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Hard to believe, but summer is winding down and before we realize, winter will be upon us. Better Homes & Garden (BH&G) recently published 5 easy steps that will give your perennials the best chance of surviving winter.  

1.  Take note of which plants thrived in their location and which plants did not.  Once temperatures are consistently on the cooler side, you can safely relocate plants to a more suitable location. 

2.  Weed...while perennials start to slow their growth when the weather cools down, many types of weeds actually start to flourish.  Weed your flower beds by first watering the area first and then pulling the weed, making sure you get the root.  

3. Water the ground well before it freezes and be sure you water the directly on the

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Newly released data from the 2020 Census Bureau shows some significant growth across the state of Utah and more specifically, the city of South Jordan.  Comparatively speaking, South Jordan still remains the least populated city in Utah with 77,487 residents, but since the last census in 2010, SOJO has gained 27,069 people, a 54% increase.  Here's how a few other Utah cities fared: Salt Lake City, which remains the most populated city, grew by 13,283; West Jordan surpassed Provo to claim the 3rd most populated city with 116,961 residents (1% growth); St. George knocked Ogden out of the 7th position by gaining 22,445 residents for a total population of 95,341.  The Bureau also named St. George metro as the 3rd fastest growing in the U.S.  According to the

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