Demand

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EXHIBIT A: Listed with a different Brokerage

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The home above was on the market 4 months and NEVER SOLD. Last listed at $339k (Below what we sold the exact home for shown below) This home has 3 tone paint, real hardwood floors, updated colors, and modern white kitchen with granite and backsplash. It's also partly fenced.

 

EXHIBIT B: Listed with Utah Dave @ goBE Realty

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Meanwhile, this home sold for $340k in 3 weeks.   It only has 2 tone paint and brown colors. Formica counters throughout kitchen and upstairs instead of granite like the home above.​ Laminate hardwood not real hardwood floors. Also, no fence on this home as opposed to the partially fenced home that dind't sell. The only other difference between this home and the one above

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Same Builder... Same House... Same Area... Same Time on Market.... VERY DIFFERENT RESULTS

 

THEIRS: (LISTED WITH A DIFFERENT COMPANY: good experienced agent and brokerage)

House 2On the market for almost 2 years!

Ended with a Lease Option for thousands less than ours. 

Fully finished basement with wet bar

Larger yard/ lot

More upgrades in Master Bath

 

 

OURS: LISTED with UTAHDAVE of goBE Realty

Offers within a few days!House 1

Sold for $345k

Only a partially finished basement

Smaller lot than comparable home above

 

 

Utah is a non-disclosure state on sales price. To gain sold data on listings that aren't ours call 801-966-4000.

As you can see in the apple to apple comparison that you see above, the real estate

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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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What not to ask when selling your home: "What is my home worth?" or "What will my home appraise for?"  This is not the right way to understand the value of your home. An appraisal is an estimate of value or to put it more simply; one person's opinion of the value of your home. As we all know that opinion is not necessarily fact, it's important to know that there is no such thing as an absolute number that your home is worth

Here's what happened to one seller of mine. The buyer's appraisal of their home came in $70,000 below list price. Yikes! After hiring 3 different appraisers on the same house all 3 came back with very different "opinions" of value. After 2 weeks of convincing the banks, the buyers, and the REALTORS, I was able to sell the home for

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It is expected that Utah's population will double within the next 35 years increasing to nearly 5.4 million residents. Most Utahn's will be living in the concentrated area of the Wasatch Front. More people means more houses and more cars with a limited area of land. When it comes to housing most Utahns feel like high density housing is the solution.

Community Aerial Photo

Tomorrow's population issues are already being addressed today and the market is reacting. We are seeing smaller lots for single family homes and more apartment complexes developing with low vacancies. There has also been a demand for more dense neighborhoods designed for walk-ability and public transit. Residents have stated that these features are essential in keeping future housing and transportation

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About 2 years ago, our team was brainstorming what our billboard should say. After testing a few of our ideas online our fanbase picked this one as their favorite. So we had it made and posted all across the Salt Lake valley. Yes, there were a few people who felt it was insensitive to those getting their homes foreclosed on, however the majority of people understood the real message. Many of the people who picked this billboard had even experienced the difficulties of foreclosure personally. The billboard received a lot of laughs as it depicted a fictional family: the Joneses. About the Joneses:   The Joneses are the family that everyone envies because they have all the nicest gadgets, the biggest house, and the most expensive things. However,…
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Waiting?

Everyone asks me “When is the best time to buy a home?” The answer: Before April 1st!

Waiting until after April 1st will cost you money. Big money! In fact, waiting until after April 1st could cost you at least 6% of your home purchase. That means you’ll be paying a lot more for your house!

Here are 3 reasons why you should buy before April 1st.

1.) Supply and Demand! The last time we saw our current levels of supply and demand was 2005. Do you remember what happened last time? Prices skyrocketed. Here is our situation: the supply of homes is less than 50% what it was a year and a half ago. If you've been looking at the homes for sale you've noticed that many are short sales that already have multiple offers. This means you will

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I just came across a report that confirms what I've been saying for almost 2 years! People are getting tired of living in crowded homes and putting their lives on hold. The "demographic component of housing demand is strong; it’s just the economic and psychological components that are holding things back". New households are being created faster this year than they have since before 2007.  With a low inventory of homes available this could go a long way to help jump-start the housing market.

Over the past few years we have seen an increase in the "moving-back-in-with-Mom-and-Dad" phenomenon. College graduates have been unable to find jobs upon graduation and return to live with their parents. Now that employment is begining to recover these graduates are

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Current Situation…and the CRYSTAL BALL for the future

A week ago we were talking in our office about demand. We have been watching ‘pending’ home sales decline and decline. This is typical during this time of year. Generally 1rst quarter after 4th quarter is where it bottoms out. So we thought, when was the last time home sales have been this low? We can’t find data that goes back that far. We speculated it must be as far back as the 1980′s. It also seems like the demand should be there to buy homes, but where are the buyers? We speculated as well that the demand is there and that it would arise soon. Im not an economist (Im a salesperson, I sell real estate not analyze numbers, we are diffrent breeds) and I dont have the data they do, so I looked

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