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Real Estate Agent - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
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Warren Buffett, real estate investment mogul, delivered a fantastic forecast to the shareholders of his #11 ranked Fortune 500 company, Berkshire Hathaway.  He advised people to "be wary about borrowing money because of the games public companies play with the profit numbers they report."  Howeve...
03/14/2011
I often get asked, by sellers, what they can do to improve their home so it will show better for potential buyers.  In this market, many sellers are strapped for cash and money to pay a professional stager anywhere from $50 to $150 per hour is just simply not feasible.  However, when it comes to ...
03/09/2011
Whoever said buying a house was easy?  Certainly not me and maybe nobody has! After deciding where to live, you recruit a Realtor and then you find a home.  Then comes the most difficult part... paying for it. A large down payment (and hopefully at least 20% of the purchase price) is possibly the...
03/08/2011
Sadly, it's true, Realtors aren't allowed to go on vacation.  Or, at least, that's what some sellers believe.  It doesn't matter that we work 7 days a week and all hours of the day AND night, even on holidays.  When a seller believes they've hired us to sell their home, whether it takes 3 months,...
03/03/2011
As our Utah spring and a new home buying season approaches, the New York Times reminds us, in a great new article, that homebuyers can reduce their closing closts.  Many Salt Lake City home buyers will begin the process of shopping for not only a home but for a mortgage as well.  While many buyer...
03/01/2011
It's in between two distinct seasons.  The tulips and other blossoms haven't quite bloomed, the trees are still bare and, without the fresh, fluffy white powder covering the less-than-stellar looking lawns here in Utah, homes just don't look as beautiful as they will in just one more month.  Howe...
03/01/2011
Slash your tax bill by up to $1,000 for each qualifying child. Thanks to a flurry of year-end tax legislation, eligible families will continue to benefit from a $1,000 tax credit for each child under age 17 when they file their 2010 taxes... it will also continue for each of the next two years. T...
02/28/2011
LUXURY OPEN HOUSE IN PRESTIGIOUS WILLOWCREEK OPEN Saturday, Feb.26, from 1-4pm 8332 South Ridge Point Road (2285 East), Sandy, Utah 84093 Searching for Sandy real estate? Look at this new listing under Sandy homes for sale and join us for an open house. Nestled on .33 lush acre, on quiet cul-de-s...
02/25/2011
We're Down with Draper!   With Utah full of desirable places to live, each city sells itself as unique.  When you’re looking for houses for sale in the Salt Lake Valley there are a number of worthy places vying for your attention. Draper is one such city.  Questions that might be on your mind... ...
02/24/2011
Is getting a good education reason enough to move to Sandy, Utah? There are many reasons for buying a new home but when you are a parent, a major consideration is your children and their education.  Before you begin your search for homes for sale in Utah, you should find out as much information a...
02/23/2011
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