Category Archives: Utah County Real Estate

Trends from the 2015 Utah Parade of Homes

I recently had the opportunity to attend the 2015 Utah County Parade of Homes. The following are some of this year’s trends that I noticed: 1. Wallpaper is back! Especially in geometic and floral prints. Wallpaper is mainly being used … Continue reading

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The Utah Real Estate Market 2015

Here’s an update on the real estate market in Utah at the beginning of 2015. The Green Line represents the number of homes listed for sale. You can see how this dips at the end of the year (4th quarter, … Continue reading

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Staging your Home: It Pays Off

When I talk to people about listing their homes for sale, I often get asked about staging. They always ask if they should put away the family pictures! Correct staging is hugely important and is proven to get sellers a … Continue reading

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Great things about Utah and Utah County

A recent article in the Provo Daily Herald highlighted some of the great things about living in Utah and Utah County.  When buying a home these are great things to look for.  But they are also important when buying an … Continue reading

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Realtor® or Real Estate Agent: What’s the Difference?

So what is the difference between a real estate agent and a Realtor®? You often hear these terms used interchangeably, though in fact they are not the same thing. I am both a licensed real estate agent and a Realtor®. … Continue reading

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Real Estate Buys and School Boundaries

You’ve probably heard it said that the three most important things in buying a home are location, location, and location. And when it comes to location, few things are more important than the school boundaries of the home or property. … Continue reading

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How Much Down Payment on your Real Estate Purchase?

Always a pressing question, especially for first time home buyers, is how much down payment to make.  If you are a first-time home buyer, you’re probably trying to stretch your money as far as possible, so a smaller down payment … Continue reading

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Provo-Orem Ranked 11th for High-Tech Start-Ups; Great Place to Invest

Thinking of making some real estate investments, purchasing property for rentals?  A key factor to take into account is the job and industry growth of the area:  as businesses and jobs increase, so do real estate values.  All this means … Continue reading

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The Importance of Title Insurance

Imagine that you’ve just bought a home and you’re told there’s a lien against the property and you now owe someone thousands of additional dollars!  Worse, if you don’t pay the money, you’ll lose your home and all the money you’ve … Continue reading

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Upgrading or Downsizing

Upgrading or Downsizing It’s a great time to upgrade or downsize: home prices are on the rise and should be for the next 3 years. As of May 2013, home prices in Utah County were up 18.5% over the last … Continue reading

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