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The fall home buying and selling season starts soon

When it comes to real estate, the summer home-buying season is the busiest, with many families wanting to be settled in their new homes before school starts. This year, however, home buying and selling activity is expected to remain strong through the last quarter of the year throughout the Salt Lake City area and all of Utah.If you’re thinking of selling your home in late summer or early fall, know that there likely will be a smaller group of potential buyers than there were in June and July. However, those purchasing homes in the fall are often more serious, which can more than make up...

September 12th, 2017 | Home Buying Tips, Home Selling Tips, Home Decorating, The fall home buying and selling season starts soon

10 improvements that are likely to generate a good return when you sell

Looking to get top dollar for your property? Most sellers stick to cleaning and staging. However, if you think your property needs more than a little TLC, certain remodeling projects can help. Before you install a spa-like master bathroom and chef’s kitchen, take some advice from Remodeling magazine’s “2015 Cost vs Value Report.” This report provides estimated costs for 36 midrange or upscale home-improvement projects, along with the percentage of cost that owners can expect to recoup when they sell. Think small. Large-scale projects typically return th...

December 3rd, 2015 | Home Renovation, Home Values, Home Selling Tips, 10 improvements that are likely to generate a good return when you sell

Clean and organized homes sell faster, and for a higher price

Ready to put your house on the market this spring? Here are a few things you’ll want to do first: Clean, clean and clean some more.  A clean home is more appealing to buyers. And we’re not talking about giving your home a quick cleaning. You’ll want to give your home a deep clean. Scrub the floors, walls, windows and major appliances, like your stove. Home buyers do look in refrigerators, cabinets and closets, so you’ll want to clean those, too. Organize and de-clutter. As part of the cleaning process, you’ll want to organize and de-clutter. Rentin...

June 18th, 2015 | Home Selling Tips, Home Values, Clean and organized homes sell faster, and for a higher price

Paint color matters

Quick fact: According to the National Association of Realtors, white houses tend to have the highest resale value.

May 28th, 2015 | Home Renovation, Home Selling Tips, Home Values, Paint color matters

Inexpensive ways to get your home ready to sell

You want to sell your home, but you don’t have a lot of money to invest in repairs and upgrades before it hits the market. You’re in luck! There’s a lot you can do to make your home more inviting to potential buyers that doesn’t cost a fortune. Here are some fairly inexpensive steps you can take before you list your home: Clean the carpets. Investing in a professional carpet cleaning can be a great move, especially if you have small children and pets. Stained carpets aren’t exactly aesthetically appealing, and carpets can harbor all kinds of odors. Make...

April 20th, 2015 | Home Renovation, Home Selling Tips, Inexpensive ways to get your home ready to sell