Friday, March 8, 2019 / by Cary Crowe
If you’re one of the buyers that has to been to our websites, I wanted to give you some really good tips to help narrow down your search for 2019 so we can help you the best!
1. Stay informed
This is some heads-up information that 2019 and 2020 will be very interesting. It’s already been very up and down recently. We had a slow December and a slow January. I’m here, our whole team is here so you stay informed.
2. Get focused on your search – Where, What and When
Narrow down your search. Take a step back and get focused on exactly what you want because good deals don’t last long. We want to switch up your search a little bit because sometimes the system thinks something else, if you click on a million-dollar home it messes up with the algorithm.
So please email me back on what your search is.
3. Get educated
Understand the whole proce ...
Monday, March 4, 2019 / by Cary Crowe
Designer and realtor extraordinaire, Cristylyn Garcia, enlightens us with designer trends for 2019.
About a year and half ago Cristylyn advised me that golds were coming back and I thought she was crazy. I was also thinking along the lines of gold shower trims, similar to the 80s and 90s.
But we’ll start with the gold and coppers, because they are starting to come back?
Yes of course, you’re seeing them in model homes and designer magazines. So it’s not just in Utah, because as you know, sometimes Utah can be a little behind. You’re seeing it everywhere, in kitchen and bathroom hardware; fixtures and lighting. It’s not just your accessories.
My picks would be the kitchen hardware, faucets and of course gold accents. Gold accents around the house.
So in terms of tone and color, what is going to be happening in 2019?
We have been in a cool tone mood for a couple of years. A lot of blues and grays, st ...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 / by Cary Crowe
The growing issue of wire fraud is happening in our real estate industry in Utah. There are people who are watching your email and when you are closing the deal and are ready to wire money to the seller, they pose themselves as the title company to have you wire that money to them instead.
Once your money is wired, it’s gone and you will not get it back.
How does a wire fraud work?
We recently had a client who received an email which apparently looked from our company. The email dropped into their inbox after the closing disclosure had gone out to the client. The disclosure document basically tells the client what they need to bring in to the closing. It also includes all of the figures and charges of the deal.
Since someone was watching their email they included the exact amount and prompted the client to wire the amount to them. The client was cautious enough and so he texted the agency the email snapshot in order to confirm. It was ...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 / by Cary Crowe
Did you know there are grant money funds available for homebuyers in cities throughout the Utah state?
If you are a first time home buyer in Utah state assistance grants can help you make buying your dream home a little easier.
A lot of the institutes have renewed their grant funds which are now available in Salt Lake City, Taylorsville, up north in Davis County and down south in Utah County as well. The list is long because a lot of the cities in Utah are offering these grant money funds.
You are considered a first-time buyer if you have never owned a home. According to FHA you can also qualify as a first-time home buyer if you haven’t owned a primary residence for up to 3 years. Also, you and your spouse are considered as separate entities. So, if you wish to buy a house now there is a way out and you can take the help of a grant.
Here are a few frequently asked questions that might help you out in seeking these grant funds.
So, if ...
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 / by Cary Crowe
A lot of buyers ask about a home warranty, the major question being ‘what is it’ because many buyers think it is homeowner insurance. But home warranty is not a home insurance. It covers other aspects of your home. In this post we will walk through what a home warranty actually is, what it covers and why do you need one.
What is a Home Warranty?
Home warranties are one of those contracts that come with almost every single transaction. It is an annual contract that covers the repair or replacement of everything from your furnace, air conditioner, electrical plumbing, your washer, dryer, refrigerator and other kitchen appliances. In short, all those type of things in your home that can break.
Home warranties actually try and cover the gaps left out after a home insurance. Often when you move into a house you do not know what’s working and what’s not working. It is always good to have an inspection so that it gives you an idea of w ...