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May 13, 2022 / Home Equity

How Much Equity Do You Have In Your Home?

Home values are high, like the highest they’ve ever been in our humble home state. But what does that mean for you? How much home equity do you have and what can you actually do about it? If you’re curious about how much your home is worth, check out these resources to help you calculate…
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Jan 07, 2022 / Home Equity

3 Reasons Why the New Year is the Right Time to Renovate

The new year is the perfect time to evaluate life, resolve to improve, and take actual steps toward accomplishing your personal goals. It’s also a great time to do the same for your home. If you’ve been thinking about renovating, now is a great time…
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Jun 24, 2021 / Homes

Level Up Your Home

Summer is the season of home buying. But with high home prices throughout Utah and a surplus of buyers lining up for every new listing, many existing homeowners/would-be buyers are taking a wait-and-see approach. If the summer of home-buying has suddenly turned into another summer…
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Apr 07, 2021 / Home Equity

Spring Cleaning Tips to Improve Your Home’s Value

Spring is here, and among other things that means spring cleaning and home-selling season are officially underway. If you haven’t been paying attention to the Utah housing market, it’s apparently the hottest in the country. With historically low inventory and high demand, each new home…
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Jul 24, 2018 / Homes

Understanding the Differences Between an FHA Loan and Conventional Loan

Most homeowners will tell you that searching for a new home is an exciting time, right up until you start looking into mortgage loans. Confusing terminology and differences in loan options leave many would-be homeowners scratching their heads and looking for help. Luckily, by taking…
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Jun 26, 2018 / Homes

5 Factors That Determine Mortgage Interest Rates

For most people, a home is the biggest purchase of their lives. And with prices starting in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, fractional differences in interest rates can have a huge effect on how much home you can afford. As you shop around for…
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Jun 12, 2018 / Homes

How Much Should I Put Down on a New Home?

The sticker shock of buying a new home can be extreme. On top of the actual purchase price—which likely includes several more digits than just about anything you’ve ever purchased—you’ll have to pay insurance expenses, closing costs, property taxes, utility and repair expenses, and the…
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May 29, 2018 / Homes

5 Common Questions of First-Time Homebuyers

Buying a home is a big decision. From researching the market to applying for a loan and actually making an offer, a lot goes into buying a home. And, the process can be especially complicated for first-time homebuyers. If you’re gearing up to buy your…
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May 15, 2018 / Homes

How to Determine What Type of Home You Can Afford

Long before most people cross the threshold of their new home, they have picked paint colors, carpets, and cabinets. But, most people have a harder time thinking ahead when it comes to deciding how much home they can afford. In part, that’s because “How much…
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Sep 27, 2017 / Homes

Should I Refinance My Home?

If you own a home, you almost certainly have a monthly mortgage payment. And, if you have a monthly mortgage payment, you’ve likely asked yourself that nagging, ever-present property-ownership question, “Should I refinance my home?” It’s a simple question with a complex answer that’s different…
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