December 2015

Found 8 blog entries for December 2015.

For those who love the outdoors, Daybreak living in winter offers a lot of fun. More than 20 miles of trails, suitable for cross-country skiing, stretch around Oquirrh Lake, and some of the best downhill skiing in the U.S. is within a one-hour drive.

But what about indoor Daybreak living? There are many cultural, artistic and entertainment options in and close to Daybreak to expand your mind, broaden your horizons or just help you escape if winter is not your thing. Daybreak living can exceed your lifestyle objectives, no matter the activities you enjoy.

Adjacent to Daybreak is The District in South Jordan, which has a wealth of shopping for every taste and budget, not to mention a 20-screen megaplex cinema.

Cultural Daybreak living

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You wouldn't trade your kids for anything. They bring laughter and joy to your life, they amaze you with their creativity and kindness, and they comfort you with hugs and kisses. Yes, children are pretty awesome. But the reality is that they are also messy! And if you are trying to sell your home, kids can create some unique challenges.

Here are some ways you can make your home appeal to prospective buyers:

  1. Stash the toys. Don't make your children the focal point of your home's décor. Put away or pack up toys and take artwork off the refrigerator. Your goal is to have home buyers visualize your home as their own.
  2. De-personalize. In the kids' bedrooms, consider toning down any specific themes. And if you've painted the walls a unique (or
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'Tis the season where giving is on the mind. If you are interested in helping those that are truly in need here are a few local organizations requesting your help:

  1. KUTV/SALVATION ARMY ANGEL TREE: Requesting donations of holiday gifts for needy children and seniors. Angel Trees can be found at the following locations:
    • Shopko
    • Burt Brothers Tires
    • Village Inn at the District
    • Cyprus Credit Union
    • Ancestry
    • Les Olsen Company
    • The Daybreak Community Center also has a similar program to the Angel Tree though not affiliated with KUTV/Salvation Army. 
    • For more information visit: KUTV Angel Tree
  2. THE FOOD BANK: Thousands of Utahns struggle for even the most basic needs such as food. Whether you donate time, money, or food it will
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Ever hear the terms REO, bank-owned, short sale or HUD home? And have you even wondered what the heck all those terms mean? Here are some definitions used to describe common types of distressed properties:

Foreclosure: This refers to the process of a lender taking possession of a property from an owner who isn't paying their mortgage as promised. After the process of foreclosure is completed and the homeowner has left, the property is offered for sale at auction.

REO or bank owned: The terms REO - short for the term "real-estate owned" - and "bank-owned" both refer to properties that are owned by banks. Properties gain that distinction after they go through foreclosure and fail to sell at auction. Adding to the confusion is that REOs and

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FHA loan limits have increased! The FHA loan limits went from $304,500 to $312,800 in Salt Lake County. What dose this mean to buyers and sellers? If you buy in Salt Lake County with an FHA loan purchase price (typically putting down 3.5%) this makes your ​purchase power increase from last year approximately $8,000.

Something for Sellers to keep in mind: if you list your home for $325,000-$440,000 you are only making your home available to buyers that are able to put 5% down (this price range is above the 3.5% down FHA limit). However;  if you list at $325,000 you then add a plethora of buyers to your purchasing pool by including 5% down buyers AND 3.5% down buyers. This makes your home an option for many more buyers and your ability to sell that

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Consider making a list of the dangerous items in your home and then come up with a plan to minimize risk for your kiddos. Make sure all dangerous items are labeled properly and kept out of the reach of children. Here are a few places to start as you put your plan in place:

Water safety

Give young children all of your attention when they are in and around water. Check the water temperature with your wrist or elbow before giving your baby a bath. Never leave a bath tub or sink faucet running (or

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Stylish two story in Daybreak. Open and modern kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances and a built-in work space. Upstairs enjoy a bonus loft area great for an office area, toy area, or whatever your need may be. Enjoy the convenience of laundry on the same level as master and bedrooms. Spacious master with large walk-in closet, separate bath and shower, and double sinks. Fully finished basement with family room. Private, fenced yard and alley access to garage. Easy to show! Call now for your private tour.

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Moving into a new home? If you have children, it's a great time to make sure your home is safe for the smallest members of your household. Did you know that the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that nearly 15,000 children visit emergency rooms every year because of injuries caused by overturned furniture? Most of those injuries happened at home, involving children younger than 7 years.

So how do these injuries happen? Generally, they come from climbing. Children spot a toy atop a dresser or bookshelf and decide to monkey their way to it. The unfortunate result is that the child’s weight tips the furniture over. When it comes to television sets – which constitute about half of all injuries – the problem usually comes from

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