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Nathan Pierce

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NMLS ID 12920

801-272-0600 nathan@advancedfunding.com

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How to Build Home Equity

While it is possible to get into homeownership with little upfront investment, there can be many benefits to building up equity in a property. Mortgage equity is the value of the homeowner’s stake in a home. It is basically how much the home is worth minus how much is still owed on the mortgage. Having plenty of equity helps protect against foreclosure in case of financial hardship, it makes it easier to sell or refinance your home when the time comes, and it can be a source of emergency funding. The good news is some of equity building happens without you having to lift a finger. If ...

April 24th, 2019 | Homeowner Tips, Saving Money, How to Build Home Equity

3 Ways to Make Your New House Feel Homier

Although buying a new house can be exciting, it can take some time for it to feel like home. Everywhere you look, you are met with little reminders that someone else occupied the home before you did. These tips can help you turn your new house into a home much faster.   Give the walls a fresh coat of paint Even if the paint is new, it can feel odd if you are living in a house with colors that you would not have chosen. The best time to paint is when you first buy the house. Putting off this task until you have moved in will require that you move or cover all of your furniture. ...

April 23rd, 2019 | Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle, Home Improvement, 3 Ways to Make Your New House Feel Homier

Adding a Patio: 4 Fun Ideas

Give your patio some color and zest this summer with these four fun ideas that everyone will love.   Add Colorful Hammocks Hammocks are a great way to relax, and they come in many different styles and sizes. Add a fun pop of color to your patio by hanging one or two hand-woven hammocks that have vividly colored fabric. Hammocks can be attached to existing poles, or they can be hung on a stand made of metal or wood.   Build a Pergola with Hand-Carved Posts Pergolas are a great way to bring shade to your patio. A pergola is built on a vertical post with a top made from so...

April 17th, 2019 | Lifestyle, Homeowner Tips, Home Improvement, Adding a Patio: 4 Fun Ideas

5 Things to Do After Your Mortgage Closes

After sitting down at the mortgage closing table to sign all the paperwork, you get the keys and can breathe a sigh of relief. But before you tuck all those mortgage papers away for good, there are at least five things you still need to do after closing to make sure everything is on track.   1. Figure Out the Date of the First Mortgage Payment Your mortgage broker or title company should have let you know this important fact before or at closing, but with so many papers and numbers being thrown at you, it might get missed. Your escrow account often requires enough money f...

March 13th, 2019 | Mortgage Basics, Homeowner Tips, 5 Things to Do After Your Mortgage Closes

What a Homeowner Should Do After a Basement Flood

Any basement can flood. Not the reassuring words you were looking for in an article about basement flooding. However, some homeowners assume that just because they don’t live in a high-risk flood area, or perhaps live in a state that doesn’t experience a ton of rainfall, that their basement is safe from flooding. The truth is basement flooding can be caused by a variety of home issues, such as plumbing and sewage leaks. And whether its two inches or two feet, flooding can pose serious health and safety hazards for you and those in your home, if not addressed as soon as possible....

February 2nd, 2019 | Home Improvement, Homeowner Tips, What a Homeowner Should Do After a Basement Flood

Best Strategies for Crystal-Clear Windows

Whether you live in an area that gets significant rain or you simply want to give your windows a little polish as part of your cleaning routine, washing windows and keeping them clean may seem like a challenge. Cleaning solutions can often leave smudges or cause debris to stick to glass even more. Try the following effective strategies for getting your windows clean in Utah's hard water environment. Prepare. Before you get started, make sure you're not working in direct sunlight. To prevent damage to the frames, remember to rinse and dry them immediately. Prewash. Windows with si...

October 26th, 2018 | Homeowner Tips, Best Strategies for Crystal-Clear Windows