Most of us think of the smart home of the future as a scene from a movie. A home where an advanced super computer named J.A.R.V.I.S. helps solve problems. While we may not be at the JARVIS status yet, we us can enjoy smart home devices already. Here is a list of just 5 gadgets for a smart home.
5 Things Renters Won’t Miss After Buying a Home
Many years ago I became a homeowner. Recently I was reminiscing about my bachelor renter days and about all the things renters won’t miss after buying a home.
How To Get Out Of A Real Estate Contract
So you found the home of your dreams and signed a real estate contract. Suddenly you realize it was a huge mistake. So now how do you get out of a real estate contract? Stop thinking… “What have I done?” “What can I do?” “Will I lose my earnest money?” “It’s time to run and hide” …and take a look at your options.
8 Overlooked Homeowner Spring Cleaning Tasks
Keeping your home clean will lead to increased property value, lower home repair costs, and happy family members. Instead of making a huge cleaning list I made it my mission to find the 8 most overlooked homeowner spring cleaning tasks. Go ahead and just add these to your list…you can thank me later. (SMILES)
You Won’t Believe These Real Estate Myths
The real estate industry is often tainted by misinformation causing confusion and the exploitation of buyers and sellers. As a Realtor I strive to dispel real estate myths whenever possible. Have you heard any of these myths? Or seen others perpetuating them?
Vacation Tips For A Homeowner
Now you might think traveling 300 miles away from home really isn’t that far. You’re right, but unfortunately while away from your home anything can happen. The key is being prepared if something does happen. Whether you’re a long time home owner or a new homeowner here are my vacation tips for your home.
Why You Need An e-PRO Realtor
The internet is plagued with funny cat pictures but that won’t help you find a new home or sell your current home online. But an e-PRO can. Most e-PRO Realtors myself included are guilty of telling you how the real estate market is changing. The truth is it isn’t changing, it already has.
2017 Real Estate Trends Affecting Sanpete County
Realtors, investors, sellers, and buyers in major cities are looking for the newest 2017 real estate trends. Sanpete County is no different. We may be made up of smaller communities but still follow the national and state trends. After watching a full year of homeowner price growth, averaging 4.9% in 2016 I decided to forecast my thoughts on the 2017 real estate trends that will affect Sanpete County.
Buying or Selling a Home With Mold?
The last thing any buyer or seller wants to find out is their home may have a mold infestation. So what do you do when buying or selling a home with mold? Well i have some advice for sellers, buyers and homeowners in general. Because every home has mold!
The Multiple Listing Service: What Is the Deal With the MLS?
Now I know most of you have heard of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). In fact many of you have browsed my website which uses an IDX feed to show properties listed on the Wasatch MLS. I bet you didn’t realize there are over 800 MLS’s in the United States. But what actually is the MLS and why is it so darn important in real estate transactions.
Buying and Selling During an Election Year
As the election coverage heats up leading into November 8 I have been asked several times about the impact of buying and selling during an election year. Knowing my clients wanted to know what happens or will happen traditionally led me to do some research so here is the breakdown. No matter which candidate your rooting for, here is what traditionally you can expect in the housing market.
Common Myths and Misconceptions About Using a Realtor
Instead of perpetuating real estate myths I intend to break down common myths and misconceptions about using a Realtor.
The Ultimate Homeowner Emergency Contact List
I believe everyone needs to be prepared for any emergency that may come their way. I welcome you to use my ultimate homeowner emergency contact list to help protect your property and family should the need arise.
Could I Lose My Earnest Money
Earnest money is very important in a home buying transaction. The deposit is given to a home seller if a home buyer does not fulfill their obligations. I know what you’re thinking. But what if _____ happens? Well don’t worry I plan to show you how as a buyer you could lose your earnest money.
Add Resale Value to Your Home with Renovations Buyers Appreciate
Lets face it home improvements and renovations can be a nightmare and costly. The best way to add resale value to your home is through careful research of the local real estate market.
10 Real Estate Quotes Expressed With GIFs
These 10 Real Estate quotes with GIFS have been pulled from some of my popular blog posts over the past year. I thought with summer getting into high gear a little laughter is in order. If you need more than a good laugh then click through to read the Real Estate related posts that go with everyone of these GIFs. Enjoy!
Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
Many homeowners perform maintenance on their home as it is needed. If their home is functioning well enough that it doesn’t disrupt their daily routine, no maintenance is done. This is a financially dangerous way to think about home maintenance.
Local Spotlight: Sanpete Valley Realty
Sanpete Valley Realty has a main office in Ephraim and is well-known both inside and outside Sanpete County. Earlier this month, I sat down with Sanpete Valley Realty’s Broker/Owner Operator, and my boss, Theresa Alder.