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…
Utah Housing Statistics
Daybreak Named Top 5 Best-Selling Master Planned Communities
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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Same House…. Different Story
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…
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.
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.
Same House: different agent, different results.
EXHIBIT A: Listed with a different Brokerage
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
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…
goBE Realty Top Sales Team in Daybreak 2015
A huge shout out to our goBE Realty Sales Team. Yesterday at the exclusive Daybreak Awards Ceremony goBE Realty was awarded the Top Real Estate Office Sales in Daybreak for 2015. That's not all though; Utah Dave was awarded the Top Sales Agent for New Home Sales in Daybreak for 2015! We also sold a total of 65 homes in Daybreak in 2015 alone. In addition the goBE team sold a total of 170 homes from Davis, Salt Lake, and Utah Counties. Give a "like" to help us congratulate this amazing team. — with David Marrott, Ryan Aycock, Josh Mills, Barbara Neilson Mills, Dave Robison, Julie Holmes,Tammy Burton Casper and Durven Wilson.
SAME HOUSE.... DIFFERENT RESULTS!
Same Builder... Same House... Same Area... Same Time on Market.... VERY DIFFERENT RESULTS
THEIRS: (LISTED WITH A DIFFERENT COMPANY: good experienced agent and brokerage)
On 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!
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…
FHA Loans and the Impact of Purchasing Power and Purchasing Pools
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…
Daybreak is Getting a New School in 2017
A new elementary school in Daybreak's Creekside Village is anticipated to open in the fall of 2017. Construction begins in the Spring of next year. The school will be located at approximately 10200 S and Kestrel Rise Rd. The Jordan School District is also slated to build a middle school on the same plat of land in coming years. The development of these schools are exciting news for current and future Daybreak residents. Building schools is a step in the right direction for the creation of more walkable neighborhoods within the community.
With South Jordan being ranked as one of the nation's fastest growing cities according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the promise of new schools is not only a convenience but also a necessary response to the growing…
South Jordan homes Values: Today's Value and Next Year's Forecast
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…
Most Utahns are for High-Density Housing
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.