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Nathan Pierce

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NMLS ID 12920

801-272-0600 nathan@advancedfunding.com

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Why Your Home Needs a Mudroom This Winter

It may not seem like it, but winter is already creeping in across the United States, including Utah. Some cities have already experienced snow flurries. Snow means that water, leaves, and all types of debris will get tracked into your home - the beautiful home that you spent so much time designing and cleaning. You need a mudroom. Mudrooms are great for preventing water and dirt from entering your home, but they also keep boots, coats, and other winter accessories in one location. You don't want to find a wet coat draped over a couch or a scarf on the kitchen table. When kids and adults...

November 10th, 2018 | Home Improvement, Why Your Home Needs a Mudroom This Winter

Improvements that Generate Good Returns

Looking to get top dollar for your property in Salt Lake City? 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 typi...

December 3rd, 2015 | Home Improvement, Improvements that Generate Good Returns

Inexpensive Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell in Utah

You want to sell your Utah 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 don’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 s...

April 20th, 2015 | Home Improvement, Home Buying or Selling, Inexpensive Ways to Get Your Home Ready to Sell in Utah

The Benefits of a 203K Home Renovation Loan

Have you heard about the FHA 203K home renovation loan? This innovative loan program is designed to make it much easier to purchase a home in Salt Lake City that needs a lot of repair work or updating. With a 203K loan, home buyers are able to take out one loan for the purchase and improvement of a property. As with the popular FHA Utah home loan program, borrowers can make only a minimal downpayment. Another plus: With only one loan, there’s only one set of closing costs. And once the loan closes, the homeowner then has the funds to immediately begin repair or renovati...

April 5th, 2015 | FHA Loans, Loan Programs, Home Improvement, Home Buying or Selling, Refinance, The Benefits of a 203K Home Renovation Loan

Insulate Your Utility Bill

Your heating bill doesn’t have to get as extreme as the weather. You can increase your home’s energy efficiency by following proven methods — and save money doing it. Did you know that heating and cooling make up more than half of the energy use in a typical U.S. home? This means that for most homeowners, heating and cooling counts as their largest energy expense each month. The first step in mitigating a utility bill that’s as high as your ceiling is to ensure your home is properly insulated. If not properly insulated, your attic, basement or crawlspace is costin...

March 26th, 2015 | Home Improvement, Saving Money, Insulate Your Utility Bill

Home Improvements that Really Add Value

When it comes to home improvements, not all upgrades pay off when you sell your Utah property. Trying to decide how to spend your home improvement dollars? Here is some great guidance from the U.S. Appraisal Institute: Don’t neglect ‘green’ renovations. A number of ‘green’ projects, such as replacing windows, installing Energy Star appliances and adding extra insulation, are likely to pay off in two ways — in your monthly utility bills and when you sell your home. You’ll want to consider both when deciding whether they are worth your while. ...

March 26th, 2015 | Home Improvement, Home Improvements that Really Add Value

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