July 2013

Found 9 blog entries for July 2013.

Are you considering buying a home in Sandy? If so, you should start preparing yourself for the purchase now. There are two people that you should talk to: your mortgage lender, and a local real estate agent. With help from these two people, you can prepare yourself to make an offer as soon as you find that perfect home.

If you’re thinking about buying a home in Sandy, you should definitely check out this beautiful listing.

Buying a Home in Sandy

This gorgeous 4 bedroom 4 bathroom home is a beautiful find! This beautiful home is situated on a pristine .58 acre wooded lot, at the base of the mountain peaks. This home is just a walk away from the Bonnevile Shoreline Trail and the Wasatch National Forest. This home is located in an elegant cove in the Hidden Valley

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Looking for a new home can be very intimidating, especially if you don’t know what to expect. Here are a few tips to help you through the process when you are ready to begin your search.  

1. Research before you look. Decide what features you need to have in a home, what types of neighborhoods you prefer, and how much you’d be willing to spend each month for housing.

2. Be realistic. It’s OK to be picky, but don’t be unrealistic with your expectations. There’s no such thing as a perfect house. Use your list of priorities as a guide to evaluate each property.

3. Get your finances in order. Look at your credit report and be sure you have enough money to cover your down payment and closing costs. Then, talk to a lender and get prequalified for a

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Juice Fast Utah



Daybreak’s emphasis on healthy lifestyle attracts companies with similar goals. A new company on SoDa Row makes healthy eating simple by delivering your meals to your home or work anywhere in Daybreak!

The company is Juice Junkie!

“We felt that Daybreak would be the perfect community for our business because of its unique design and healthy demographic.” If you’ve looked for healthy places to eat, you know how difficult it can be. Juice Fast hopes to help by making this healthy alternative easy, affordable, and delicious. “We are making juices and delivering them daily.”

Living in Daybreak just got better. Not only do you have access to trails, parks, the lake, and other

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Here are a few creative ideas on how to afford a home!

1. Investigate local, state, and national down payment assistance programs. These programs give qualified applicants loans or grants to help cover as much of your required down payment as possible. There are National programs such as the Nehemiah program, www.getdownpayment.com, and the American Dream Down Payment Fund from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, www.hud.gov.

2. Explore seller financing. In some cases, sellers may be willing to finance all or part of the purchase price of the home and let you repay them gradually, just as you would do with a mortgage.

3. Consider a shared-appreciation or shared-equity arrangement. Under this arrangement, your family, friends, or even

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Are you thinking about buying a home in Daybreak? If so, you should prepare to act quickly. The average price of homes for sale in Daybreak has been rising steadily over the past year, while each home is spending less and less time on the market. That means that those “for sale” signs are coming down in record time – at higher prices! If you’re serious about buying a home in Daybreak, you should definitely get pre-approved for a loan and enlist the help of a local agent. That way, you can be sure that you’re ready to pounce when that perfect home is listed.

If you’re planning on buying a home in Daybreak, you should definitely check out this listing.


Buying a Home in Daybreak

This beautiful 3 bedroom 4 bathroom home is a must see! It features a beautifully open

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There are a few important questions you should be asking when it comes to property taxes.

1. What is the assessed value of the property? The assessed value can be less than market value, so it's important to ask this question. Try to find a recent copy of the seller’s tax bill; this will help you find this information.

2. How often are properties reassessed, and when was the last reassessment done?  Know that as a rule, taxes tend to spike whenever a property is reassessed.


3. Will the sale of the property trigger a tax increase? The assessed value of the property might jump depending on how much you pay for the property. Be sure to take this into account before you buy.

4. Is the amount of taxes paid comparable to other properties in the

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Have you heard about the shadow market? Maybe even shadow demand? What are these and what do they mean for the housing market?

Shadow Market

The concept of the Shadow Market is that there is a large supply of investor or government-owned homes that could flood the market. Recently supply has been really low so home prices have been going up due to competition. If the inventory of homes were to rise sharply, it could slow or even prevent rising home prices.

Is there a Shadow Market?

The government reports that there are just under two million home owners who are behind on their monthly payments of government-backed mortgages. These individuals are potential foreclosures. The consequence of almost two million defaulted loans would be a fresh

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You've heard about the rising interest rates; but does that mean you have missed the boat?

Even though mortgage rates are rising, they are still at an unprecedented low. They're at the same rate they were in 2010 when everyone was climbing over each other to get the historically low rates. However, because they're heading in an upwards direction now, it will have an impact on home sales and refinancing.

If you've been paying attention to the market you've noticed that home prices have been rising this year. Even though rates are still incredibly low, Jed Kolko warns that "we'll probably see home prices start to taper off a bit." That means the rise in home prices may slow down, but this won't happen immediately.

Mortgage Rates

A more obvious change with the

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A beautiful brick rambler property is available now in Midvale

This beautiful home is up for grabs, this is the perfect home for single family. Has a beautiful floor plan and is move in ready, and is close to everything including: nearby gas station, grocery stores, shopping plazas, Union middle school, Midvale elementary, and Hillcrest High School. This is a great neighborhood and a great house.

This is a spacious and beautiful front living room where you can have company over and enjoy a nice warm conversation

This is a gorgeous kitchen and dining room that is very family oriented where you can cook with family and friends and then sit down and enjoy a nice family dinner

Very spacious and open family living room where you can enjoy

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