salt lake city: 10 Salt Lake City Homebuyer Turnoffs - 07/12/11 05:08 PM
Do you remember back in 2007 when homebuyers would literally beg to purchase your home? Even bidding more than asking price for the opportunity to do so?  Wow, what a difference a couple of years make!  Today, this is not the case. Once the real estate bubble burst and foreclosures poisoned the housing pool, buyers suddenly regained the upper hand. But instead of buying, they're waiting, convinced that housing prices will continue to drop.
What's a smart seller to do in this environment? Here are 10 items that sellers should take a look at and handle TODAY!
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salt lake city: Avoid The 4 Biggest Mistakes Made By First Time Salt Lake City Home Buyers - 07/12/11 04:22 PM
First-time homebuyers almost always make a few mistakes when buying their home. Whether they simply paid too much, chose the wrong type of mortgage or forgot to budget for needed home improvements and repairs. Working with a trustworthy, experienced lender can help prevent such mistakes. But consumers also need to take responsibility for their budgets and choices.
Following are the four biggest financial mistakes of first-time Utah homebuyers:
Lenders qualify buyers based on their incomes and debt-to-income ratios without considering how much the borrowers spend on items such as transportation, savings, food and other necessities.
1. Too many first-time buyers believe … (0 comments)

salt lake city: Looking For Something Inexpensive To Do This Saturday? - 06/16/11 06:37 PM
Salt Lake City and surrounding areas offer so many wonderful activities for families, but we love to hear about FREE activities!  Chance McKinney n' CrossWire will be performing at South Jordan's Country Fest this Saturday and it's FREE admission for your entire family!  A GREAT opportunity to get out and enjoy some sunshine while listening to some pretty awesome music... did I mention IT'S FREE?!!  Bring your blankets or lawn chairs.
Also, I am a bit biased and proud, as Chance is my very talented son-in-law, who is also the reigning Country Music Televisions (CMT) Music City Madness Winner, and I'm … (1 comments)

salt lake city: FREE Smoke and CO Detectors for Sandy Homes! - 05/27/11 02:48 AM
It is so important to make certain every Utah home for sale has at least one, preferrably more, smoke and CO detectors working within the home.  For Sandy City, Utah residents... it couldn't get any easier!  If you have or will have a Sandy Home For Sale, even Sandy vacant homes, make certain you and your home are protected.  IT'S FREE!!! The following article was distributed among Sandy Residents:  Sandy Fire Department Offers Smoke Detectors and CO Detectors to Sandy Residents Posted: May 09, 2011 The Sandy Fire Department wants to make sure every home in Sandy has a working smoke detector … (2 comments)

salt lake city: Is It Worth Investing In Salt Lake City Real Estate? - 05/26/11 01:34 AM
Success in Salt Lake City real estate investing endeavor depends on your street smart investment strategies and financial portfolios. Investing in Utah real estate properties remains one of the best opportunities to make a profit this year. Despite differing interest rates in the market and different banking sectors that use the lowest rate of interest and at the same time making a higher percentage down payment, you can be sure to get the lowest interest payable and more principal cleared every month.
Take note of cash rotation when investing in a Salt Lake City Home for sale. An investment is definitely … (0 comments)

salt lake city: Draper Home For Sale - New Listing - 05/25/11 01:46 AM
 
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salt lake city: Analysts Say Housing Is On Its Way UP! - 04/28/11 02:24 PM
REAL ESTATE ANALYSTS SAY HOUSING IS ON ITS WAY BACK UP! Analysts at both Standard & Poor's and Barclays Capital agree that the uptick in home resales last month is a favorable sign of things to come. Because pending home sales — an indicator of future activity — were up in February, S&P believes transaction volume will rise for April and continue with this trend through May. Barclays, meanwhile, says March's 3.7 percent gain in existing-home sales merely reinforces its position that the housing market actually hit bottom in late 2010.
Truly good news for everyone, especially for Salt Lake … (3 comments)

salt lake city: "HOT TICKET" ITEMS TODAY'S SALT LAKE CITY HOMEBUYER WANTS AND IS GETTING - 04/12/11 08:19 PM

The Salt Lake City homebuyer today wants it all!
Just a few of the items today's Salt Lake City real estate homebuyer is seeking: a home for sale in great condition with rooms that can do double duty. Areas that mingle indoor and outdoor living -- patios, porches, decks and outdoor rooms -- are always a plus. And so are those features that offer a little luxury, like garden spa-like tubs, first-rate appliances and high-end countertops.
They're also going back to basics: searching for solid, well-maintained Draper properties that will give them their money's worth.
But more than anything, buyers … (3 comments)

salt lake city: Secrist Safari Home Tours Kicks Off April 2! - 04/01/11 04:25 PM
 skip to main | skip to sidebar Secrist Safari Home Tours! VISIT OUR WEBSITE!! “Safari Home Tour” open house events will feature premiere homes on the market all Summer long! For updated schedule go to www.lindasecrist.com KICKOFF IS TOMORROW, SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2011 1-4PM  LINDA SECRIST - LINDA SECRIST & ASSOCIATES - WHATEVER THEY TOUCH TURNS TO SOLD!www.lindasecrist.comwww.newutahrealestate.comwww.saltlakehomedirectory.comFOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK Two incredible master suites up and down. Soaring vaults, tongue and grooved wood floors. Elevator, the, unique and totally high end. Mountain setting in cul-de-sac. <!-- InstanceEndEditable --> 4291 S. Lares Circle  (3985 E.) • SLC, UT • Offered at $1,599,000 … (0 comments)

salt lake city: Secrist Safari Home Tours - 03/31/11 03:57 PM
 
 
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salt lake city: Utah Real Estate - Businesses Look At Utah As The New Land Of Opportunity - 03/30/11 10:47 AM
Utah promises economic salvation as the new land of opportunity
 
Forbes magazine, which placed Utah as #1 in its annual ranking of "Best States for Business," just may have said it best: Companies are getting the message that Utah is the right place for business.
Newsweek heralded Utah as the “Promised Land” in a story titled “How Utah Became the New Economic Zion.”
Newsweek also said, “Defining itself against the liberal left coast is an act of jujitsu. Utah’s biggest potential liability—its conservative, religious populus—becomes an indisputable strength. Utah’s people are, indeed, an employer’s dream. They are healthy, hard … (1 comments)

salt lake city: Virtual Staging Is So Cool! - 03/24/11 03:46 AM
Don't want to ding the walls or scuff the floors of your brand new Salt Lake City home in order to sell it?  Try this new cool feature called "Virtual Staging" from the photography tour company that organizes your Utah home tour.  Holladay luxury estates, Murray townhomes, Sandy ramblers and Draper 2-story homes would also benefit from this fun feature. 
The photographer/videographer can add virtual furniture, appliances, plants, artwork and pretty much anything else that you would like to stage your home photos for the virtual home tour, fact sheets other print and online marketing.  This could potentially save you hundreds, … (8 comments)

salt lake city: Homes Sales On The Rise In Draper and Sandy Utah - 03/24/11 03:20 AM
Salt Lake City Market Update:
The Salt Lake Board of REALTORS® announced that 1,934 existing single-family homes were sold in Salt Lake County in the fourth quarter of 2010, down 21 percent compared to 2,450 sales in the fourth quarter 2009.
“It’s no surprise that home sales were down compared to last year,” said DeAnna Dipo, President of the Salt Lake Board of REALTORS®. “Last year at this time the $8,000 federal tax credit created a surge in home sales. However, the most recent fourth quarter sales numbers are up 12 percent compared to home sales in the fourth quarter of … (0 comments)

salt lake city: 3 Common Design Mistakes - 03/24/11 02:50 AM
If you are in the process of decorating, re-decorate your existing Salt Lake City luxury home, Sandy 2story, Draper rambler, Holladay estate, South Jordan horse property home, Park City ski home or Herriman ranch house, here are three common design mistakes that involve scale, balance and proportion that should be avoided.

1.  DRAPERIES HUNG TOO LOW
It might seem logical to hang draperies flush with the top of the window, but the negative effect gives the appearance of shortening the window and lowering the ceiling. Just as a well-fitted pair of jeans can give your legs a longer, leaner look, … (1 comments)

salt lake city: Prudential Utah's 2010 "TEAM OF THE YEAR!" - 03/18/11 12:44 AM
With over $62,000,000 in closed sales, The LINDA SECRIST TEAM was just named Prudential Utah's 2010 "Team of the Year" for the 5th year in a row.  We also earned the prestigious "LEGEND" award, as well as the "Diamond" award.  Congratulations to the entire team - Linda Secrist, Lisa Herron-McKinney, Brett Butler, Debbie Nisson and James Thomas. Also, a huge thank you to the wonderful office staff.  We couldn't do what we do without your help.  Let's do it again in 2011!
 
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salt lake city: 4 Tips On Basic Showing Etiquette For Sellers - 03/16/11 11:46 PM
Ready to sell your Salt Lake City luxury home, Draper 2story, Sandy rambler, Herriman ranch, South Jordan townhome, Holladay luxury estate? Putting your house on the market will most definitely invite a disruption and inconvenience for your life and that of your family, as well as a multitude of varying opinions, including criticism.
You will have Realtors and their buyers show up at the wrong time. They will ask you questions you were not prepared to answer. Buyers or their children will accidentally knock over a plant or something of more value. The Realtor will accidentally let your cat out or … (27 comments)

salt lake city: 4 Tips On Basic Showing Etiquette For Sellers - 03/16/11 11:37 AM
Ready to sell your Salt Lake City luxury home, Draper 2story, Sandy rambler, Herriman ranch, South Jordan townhome, Holladay luxury estate? Putting your house on the market will most definitely invite a disruption and inconvenience for your life and that of your family, as well as a multitude of varying opinions, including criticism.
You will have Realtors and their buyers show up at the wrong time. They will ask you questions you were not prepared to answer. Buyers or their children will accidentally knock over a plant or something of more value. The Realtor will accidentally let your cat out or … (3 comments)

salt lake city: Warren Buffett Predicts Housing Market Recovery - 03/15/11 03:22 AM
Warren Buffett, real estate investment mogul, delivered a fantastic forecast to the shareholders of his #11 ranked Fortune 500 company, Berkshire Hathaway.  He advised people to "be wary about borrowing money because of the games public companies play with the profit numbers they report."  However, Buffett reminded stockholders that "money will always flow toward opportunity and there is an abundance of that in America."  He said that he believes the housing market recovery will likely begin within the next year and that will lead the economy into recovery. 
He explained that this recovery is dependent upon common sense underwriting related to … (8 comments)

salt lake city: Dirt Cheap Staging Ideas - 03/10/11 12:04 AM
I often get asked, by sellers, what they can do to improve their home so it will show better for potential buyers.  In this market, many sellers are strapped for cash and money to pay a professional stager anywhere from $50 to $150 per hour is just simply not feasible.  However, when it comes to selling your Salt Lake City home, appearance is everything. Here are five home staging ideas that won't break the bank and can be taken care of by the homeowner themselves:
1) Pack Away Personal Items
Packing away personal items is one of the simplest, and most … (23 comments)

salt lake city: A Few Tips For Reducing Closing Costs - 03/02/11 03:37 AM
As our Utah spring and a new home buying season approaches, the New York Times reminds us, in a great new article, that homebuyers can reduce their closing closts.  Many Salt Lake City home buyers will begin the process of shopping for not only a home but for a mortgage as well. 
While many buyers focus their negotiating efforts on getting the best price on a home and securing the lowest interest rate possible, they often forget they can take steps to reduce the costs associated with finalizing the transaction.
The Federal Reserve estimates closing costs can range from 3 to … (2 comments)