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Real Estate Agent - Urban Utah Homes & Estates
While it may seem like a far-fetched idea (especially if you are trying to sell your home at the moment), an increasing number of economists are predicting a housing shortage in 2011/2012. How you might ask, can we have a shortage of homes given the current sluggish housing market? Well it's all ...
There has been a lot of talk recently about how the health-care legislation that was recently passed, introduced a sales tax on real estate. While there is a new sales tax for real estate, the facts are that it will not impact everyone; in fact the chances are it will not impact you at all. Here ...
After four straight months where we have seen home sales top the 1,000 mark, they dropped back down to earth with a bump in July. Just like expected, the expiration of the home buyers tax credit resulted in a drop in home sales, with just 693 homes sold, the lowest number since February. Looking ...
While the number of homes sold increased sharply in the 2nd quarter 2010, prices continued to come under pressure. The number of single family homes sold increased 7.98% to 2746 compared to the same quarter last year, while at the same time the median home price fell 7.13% to $220,000. The bright...
In the world of home improvements some add value to your home (kitchens and bathrooms), while others may not be such a good idea, at least in the increasing your home's value department. Here is a list of home improvements you may want to think about before laying out the cash. Swimming Pools Whi...
Fueled by the home buyer tax credits, May 2010 returned the most home sales since June 2009, with a total of 1,219 sales. That's an increase of just over 20% year on year, and a 6.29% increase compared to last month. The average home price declined 0.63%, to $234,358. The price per square foot ti...
If you are familiar with South Jordan's Daybreak development, you may have noticed a number of large buildings being built near the Kennecott Office Building, south east of the lake. These buildings are Daybreaks entry into the apartment market, called the Crossing at Daybreak. The Crossing at Da...
March was a little bit of a mixed bag when it comes to Salt Lake County home sales. On the bright side the month on month days on market (average time taken to sell a home) decreased from 87 to 80, number of homes sold increased 30.09% year on year and over 51% month on month. On the down side th...
While home sales in February did not exactly set the world on fire, there was further evidence that the Salt Lake County housing market is stabilizing. The number of home sales was not great, but was still a 3.84% gain over those seen in Feb 2008. The average time taken to sell a home remained co...
With the expiration of the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit at the end of April, we will be holding a FREE seminar to go through the Home Buying process. This class will be held twice at the Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus in Sandy on MARCH 23RD and MARCH 30th. This exciting new class w...

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