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Nathan Pierce

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NMLS ID 12920

801-272-0600 nathan@advancedfunding.com

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The Fall Home Buying and Selling Season Starts Soon

When it comes to real estate, the summer homebuying 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 are 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 mak...

September 12th, 2017 | Home Buying or Selling, The Fall Home Buying and Selling Season Starts Soon

Questions to Ask a Home Inspector

A pre-purchase home inspection is a recommended part of the Utah home buying process. An investment of about $300 to $500 can help you avoid an unexpected defect that could cost thousands of dollars, even tens of thousands, after you sign on the dotted line. Here are some questions to help you select the right home inspector for you: How long have you been an inspector? How many inspections have you performed? An inspector should be able to provide an overview of his or her qualifications and background as well as some customer referrals. Ask if the inspector is a member of any state o...

September 9th, 2017 | Home Buying or Selling, Questions to Ask a Home Inspector

Clean and Organized Homes Sell Faster, and for a Higher Price

Ready to put your Utah 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. Renting a s...

June 18th, 2015 | Home Buying or Selling, Clean and Organized Homes Sell Faster, and for a Higher Price

Great Ways to Enjoy Homebuying in Utah

Utah house hunting more often resembles a marathon than a sprint. On occasion, the house of your dreams may just fall into your lap. But according to data from the National Association of Realtors, the typical home buyer searches for 10 weeks and views nearly one dozen homes. Patience and endurance are key to keeping your “eyes on the new home prize.” Here are two great ways to a stress-less home buying journey: Be flexible. Your new home checklist may include the perfect location, a quick commute, top-notch schools, a newly updated kitchen and of course, mesmerizing c...

May 25th, 2015 | Home Buying or Selling, Great Ways to Enjoy Homebuying in Utah

Distressed Properties 101

Ever hear the terms REO, bank-owned, short sale or HUD home? Have you ever wondered what the heck all those terms mean? Here are some definitions used to describe common types of distressed properties found in Utah: Foreclosure: This refers to the process of a lender taking possession of a property from an owner who isn’t paying their mortgage as promised. After the process of foreclosure is completed and the homeowner has left, the property is offered for sale at auction. REO or bank owned: The terms REO – short for the term “real-estate owned” – and &ldquo...

May 4th, 2015 | Home Buying or Selling, Distressed Properties 101

Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Applying for a Mortgage in Utah

If you’re getting ready to buy a home, there are a lot of things you should do, such as getting pre-approved for a Utah mortgage loan. But there are also a few things you don’t want to do. Change your job. Now is not the right time to become self-employed, to quit your job or to even switch jobs. Utah mortgage brokers want to see job stability, which means you’re less likely to default on your loan. Co-sign on a loan. Even if you’re not the one who will be making the payments on a loan, if you’re a co-signer, you’re financially responsible fo...

April 30th, 2015 | First-time Homebuyers, Mortgage Basics, Home Buying or Selling, Refinance, Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Applying for a Mortgage in Utah