First Time Home Buyers

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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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If you’ve just locked down one of our new, beautiful homes in Daybreak, Utah, congratulations! This is a fresh start, which makes it the perfect time to get into the habit of home maintenance. Moving into a new home is an exciting prospect, but if you let cleaning slip through your fingers early on, you might be disappointed later when you struggle to manage your space. From Daybreak Living, here are our three best home maintenance and cleaning habits to get into when you buy a home in Daybreak Utah.

Staying on Top of Cleaning When You Buy a Home in Daybreak, Utah

Clean As You Go

For many of us, cleaning can seem like an overwhelming task. Especially if you’ve just upgraded to one of our Daybreak, Utah homes, you may not be used to taking care of your new space.

A good way to ward off the anxiety and

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Are you looking to purchase your dream home in Daybreak, Utah? Daybreak Living is here to help you pick the right property. You'll love being a part of this neighborhood. Each village comes landscaped with lush green spaces and fantastic scenery, with the majestic Oquirrh Lake at the center of it all. Not only that, you'll get integrated into a tight-knit community too.

Typically, homebuyers already have certain features in mind when scouting for a new house. However, this is not the case for everyone. If you happen to fall into the latter category, then you might want to have a list of things to look for to guide you in the selection process.

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What Are the Features of a Good House in Daybreak, Utah?

There are many elements, such as an

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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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