First Time Home Buyers

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Daybreak has been deemed #5 in the U.S. for Top-Selling Master-Planned Communities of Mid-Year 2020! Year to date new home sales in Daybreak are up 40%! All this despite living through a pandemic. New home sales did have a small hit in March and April as stay-at-home orders we implemented. However as restrictions lifted there was a sudden surge of demand in home sales. 

Communities, like Daybreak, that are able to offer a variety of housing options and different price points continues to be key for growth in these master planned communities. Low inventory coupled with high demand keep builders and development busy expanding these areas. 

 

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For virtually anyone preparing to buy a new home, a primary consideration will be a mortgage loan to help finance the purchase. Buyers will have to consider not only the price of the home they desire and their general budget, but also areas like taxes, insurance, closing fees and others when determining how much to borrow from a lender.

At Daybreak Living, our real estate agents are here to not only help you locate and buy homes for sale in our numerous communities, but also to offer expertise and advice on numerous areas, including mortgages and borrowing. Today’s blog will focus on some general rules of thumb when it comes to how much you should be borrowing and how this compares to your overall financial picture, plus how these factors connect to

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There are numerous considerations to keep in mind when you’re searching for a home, both interior and exterior. For those who enjoy gardening, landscaping and other outdoor tasks, one particular area to look into when browsing properties: Is the lawn fake or real? At Daybreak Living, our real estate agents will help you find homes for sale based on any variety of specific needs, including lawn or outdoor elements. When we use the term “fake” lawn, we’re generally referring to synthetic grass that’s made to look and feel extremely similar to natural grass. It’s often used for play areas, putting greens, dog runs or several other specific purposes. Let’s go over some of the general pros and cons found in synthetic grass, plus whether a home featuring it

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There are several important qualities that buyers will be considering for a given home or area as they search for a new home, and one that’s high on the list for many is the presence of good schools in the area. For buyers with school-aged children or those preparing to enter this age range, this is often a top priority.

At Daybreak Living, we’re happy to help you peruse our wide selection of homes for sale to find those that are nearest to the top local schools for your children. Let’s look at some data on the kinds of buyers who prioritize schools as a top factor in their home purchase, the elements that go into defining a good school, and how these qualities impact nearby home values.

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Buyers Who Prioritize Schools

It’s important to note

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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.

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Multiple Benefits of Natural Light

Natural light presence in

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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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If you’re considering various homes for sale, one of the most important areas you’ll be considering in each is the kitchen. Kitchens are not only some of the most central and foundational parts of most homes, they’re also those that tend to be among the top drivers of home and property value into the future.

At Daybreak Living, we’re here to help you with this and all other factors when it comes to buying a wonderful new home. Let’s look at some of the basics when it comes to the various kitchen styles you might encounter on your property search, including deciding which is best for you and your budget and making a final choice.

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Kitchen Styles

In the modern day and age, there are numerous kitchen designs and styles that might be available to

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Modern technology like the internet has brought us many amazing capabilities, but it’s also created certain risks and avenues for unscrupulous people to try and take advantage of others. And while this isn’t necessarily a huge concern in the world of real estate and buying property for sale, it does show up at times in one big negative area: Real estate wire fraud.

At Daybreak Real Estate, our agents are fully up to speed on how real estate wire fraud happens and the precautions needed to prevent it. Our transactions are all fully secured through high-level verification formats, and you never have to worry about information being compromised. Let’s look at how this kind of fraud happens to those who don’t have such protections, plus how it can be

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goBE Realty has won Daybreak's team award for most new home sales in 2016

Pictured above Left to Right: Durven Wilson, Tammy Casper, Dave Aughey, "Utah Dave" Robison, Kent Sorensen, Shalee John, Dave Marrott, Jeanette Parker

goBE Realty also claimed this award for the previous year in 2015. goBE Realty agents specialize in Daybreak. All of our agents are full time Realtors. We sell 400% more homes than the average real estate agent. With our team approach we can show a home within 15 minutes and someone is always available to answer your calls. 

Not only that but "Utah Dave" Robison won the award for sales agent with the most new home sales in Daybreak for 2016.

"Utah Dave" also claimed this award in 2015 for most new home sales in

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Have you ever wanted to buy a home but aren't quite seeing eye to eye with your partner?  Often times priorities can be different but here's a great way to convince your partner that the home you want is the best choice for both of you. Just remember: "shopping math is different than regular math!"

Can't argue with that logic!

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