Real Estate

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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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Newly released data from the 2020 Census Bureau shows some significant growth across the state of Utah and more specifically, the city of South Jordan.  Comparatively speaking, South Jordan still remains the least populated city in Utah with 77,487 residents, but since the last census in 2010, SOJO has gained 27,069 people, a 54% increase.  Here's how a few other Utah cities fared: Salt Lake City, which remains the most populated city, grew by 13,283; West Jordan surpassed Provo to claim the 3rd most populated city with 116,961 residents (1% growth); St. George knocked Ogden out of the 7th position by gaining 22,445 residents for a total population of 95,341.  The Bureau also named St. George metro as the 3rd fastest growing in the U.S.  According to the

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COVID-19, to simply state, has forced us to make drastic changes in our normal lives. In addition to social distancing and wearing masks, many people are now working from home indefinitely and families have chosen to home-school their children. Dining rooms have been converted into home offices, bedrooms are now classrooms, garages resemble home gyms, and yards are make-shift gyms. Finding dual purpose for rooms, that were once our sanctuaries or private spaces, tested our creativity and imagination.  In doing all of that, homeowners did get creative and across the US, we saw more home improvement projects both inside and out.  We also saw home "wish lists" change and more buyers wanting bigger yards and different floorplans.  A recent survey from

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Here in northern Utah, we are big fans of outdoor activities. Even city-dwellers find time to get out in nature. These days, outdoor recreation is more important than ever, since many of our indoor options have become more limited. Daybreak Living has always been fun and exciting, and the opportunities it offers are even more valuable today.

1. Recreation on Oquirrh Lake

This private lake, available only to residents of Daybreak, provides endless opportunity for outdoor fun. You can fish and boat on the 67-acre Oquirrh Lake, or just stroll along the 2-mile trail - paved for easy navigating - that encircles the lake.

2. Amazing Views

No matter which way your single-family home, townhome, twin home or condo or faces, there's something

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Sadly, like many other areas where significant amounts of money are involved, the homebuying world is one where scammers may try to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals. This is one of many reasons why working with quality real estate brokers is important, as professionals can help steer you away from any such risks and warn you about the potential schemes you could face.

At Daybreak Living, our quality real estate agents will work with you on everything from finding the perfect Daybreak home to ensuring you never have to think about the risk of scammers. Many such attempts will be centered around the closing period when you purchase a new home – let’s look at how scammers attempt to infiltrate your information, some specific schemes they often

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In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basic factors connected to homeowners associations, or HOAs. These groups, which often hold sway over a given neighborhood or housing community, may be responsible for numerous important areas for you to consider if you’re thinking about one of the real estate listings in this area.

At Daybreak Living, our numerous homes for sale include several communities or areas where HOAs are present and active. In today’s part two, we’ll go over a few other important areas you should be considering if you’re thinking of moving into a property that’s part of an HOA.

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HOA Management

One important area to understand in advance is how the HOA is managed, as not all are run in the same ways.

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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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Highland Park Village - Coming 2017

Its coming soon! Highland Park is going to be the first village that crosses West over the Mountain View Corridor.

This is pretty exciting as people that live here will have awesome access to the Corridor/Trax/Shopping! This village is also slated to have its very own Community Pool and Cafe. As always in developments, things that aren't built can change so we live by the motto.....nothing is set in stone until it's built.

The builders slated for this community will be Sego, Destination, David Weekley, Holmes Homes, and Fieldstone Homes. The new model home village should have about 15 homes that the public can tour and check out. Sego and Destination will be building townhomes while the biggest lots up to .17 acre will be Fieldstone homes or

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This home was built by the same builder and is the same floor plan in Daybreak. Both of these homes were listed in the summer with top real estate agents. However, the result is very different…

HOUSE A

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Sold for $83,000 less Than House B!!! 4 months on Market. Had an extra Fireplace in Master and 2nd Kitchen in Basement. Same style of flooring and paint as House B.

 HOUSE B

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goBE SOLD by Utah Dave! Sold for $83,000 More than the other listing! Sold in the First Weekend on market. 

When choosing a good Realtor to work with make sure you choose one that has experience and PROOF of RESULTS! Call 801-966-4000 to see more proof.

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How Do You Know Which Real Estate Agent Has Better Marketing and Results? 

 

If you bump into any real estate agent, they are bound to tell you how good the market is today, and how they have sold homes in day or so. Maybe even a friend or neighbor will tell you their own story.  Even in a great market your results from your home sale differ though! 

The difference may be in price, concessions, inspection negotiations, days on market, if there are appraisal or loan issues or even in just handling the overall transaction smoothly.  Some of these differences will go by unnoticed to the seller.  So how do you really know you are going to get the best results?  In Daybreak there have been 461 new homes listed on the market.  Only 181 have sold so

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