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Homebuyer Representation, Inc. is the only Exclusive Buyer Brokerage in Salt Lake City, Utah and Surrounding Counties. Benjamin Clark, Exclusive Buyers Agent and Principal Broker shares valuable information and market data with homebuyers on this blog. Find out why you should always make sure you get an Agent on YOUR side of the transaction when buying a home! Exclusive Buyer Brokerages don't list homes and never represent Sellers. The agents represent Buyers ONLY, working to get BUYERS the Best Price and Terms, not Sellers. Finally! Real Estate Agents on the Buyer's Side™
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The NAR 2006 Profile of Home Buyers showed that: 98% of Buyers believe negotiation skills are "Very Important" or "Somewhat Important" in their real estate agent. and that: Buyers give "Negotiation Skills" the lowest satisfaction rating of all agent skills and qualities. Fewer than 3% of all real...
10/13/2008
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - Benjamin D. Clark has been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation, achieved by real estate professionals who have successfully completed formal training in the art of negotiation.  Agents who receive this certification are in the top 1% of all agents na...
10/13/2008
With all the plusses that come with more square footage, the smart buyer will look at the additional costs. Whether you are buying a home as an investment, or planning on living there a long time, there are many reasons some Buyers choose to buy "small" rather than buying "large" homes. Most Buye...
10/03/2008
Can you blame builders for getting sucked into the hype? When you are taking orders for homes as fast as you can build them, why not decide to build a ton of "spec" homes? Still, builders should have seen an end coming at some point, and those who did, planned accordingly and had an exit strategy...
10/03/2008
So were (are?) Downpayment Assistance Programs bad? I don't think DAPs are bad in and of themselves. But coupled with additional items from the lender's bags-of-tricks, they likely contributed to a number of defaulted mortgages, including some that will continue to default as adjustment dates and...
10/03/2008
Downpayment Assistance Programs are being allowed less and less. One "stated" reason is that they likely helped contribute to the breakdown of the real estate market.   Here's how a downpayment assistance program (DAP) usually worked: The Seller would give 3% plus some "administration fee"... (so...
10/03/2008
Harry Dent predicted our current situation when he showed that a slowdown in the birthrate 25-35 years ago would lead to fewer people entering the housing market to buy homes. It is those new buyers who fuel the growth of the rest of the residential real estate market. If you look at the followin...
10/02/2008
The latest Conference Board Press Release (Dated October 1, 2008) shows some areas of the country where the number of available jobs exceeds the number of unemployed. One of those cities (the one at the top!) is Salt Lake City, Utah. The Conference Board reports that "35 of [the] top 52 Metro are...
10/02/2008
I would strongly urge lenders, banks and investors to consider agreeing to adjust notes back to the start rate on the adjusting and ballooning mortgages (or the start rate +.25% or .50%). Don't pay them any incentive or "bailout" to do so. They made the bad loans or let them be made. Let them tak...
10/02/2008
Why are we bailing out the banks when consumers were duped into the cruddy loan products the banks sold them...? (At least some of them were "up-sold" the ARM or some other ridiculous loan, perhaps with an inflated Debt/Income ratio as an added bonus?) Why should businesses be saved when consumer...
10/01/2008
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