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Orem Price Point

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Take a look at how real estate is doing in Orem, Utah. If you are interested in buying real estate in Utah, go to our search page by clicking the button below.

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$100,000-$299,999 Housing

3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

10 Days on Market

1,727 Square Feet

$251,250 Price

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$300,000-$499,999 Housing

5 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

14 Days on Market

2,738 Square Feet

$340,000 Price

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$500,000-$749,999 Housing

5 Bedrooms

4 Bathrooms

24 Days on Market

4,592 Square Feet

$571,000 Price

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$750,000-$999,999 Housing

7 Bedrooms

5 Bathrooms

26 Days on Market

7,007 Square Feet

$850,000 Price

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$1,000,000+ Housing

7 Bedrooms

6.5 Bathrooms

209 Days on Market

8,523 Square Feet

$1,127,500 Price

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*Values are based on medians over a 180-day period between May and October of 2018
**All values and statistics were pulled from UtahRealEstate.com

Price Point in Sandy Utah

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Take a look at how real estate is doing in Sandy, Utah. If you are interested in buying real estate in Utah, go to our search page by clicking the button below.

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$150,000-$299,999 Housing

3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

8 Days on Market

1,456 Square Feet

$232,500 Price

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$300,000-$499,999 Housing

4 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

11 Days on Market

2,384 Square Feet

$371,200 Price

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$500,000-$749,999 Housing

5 Bedrooms

4 Bathrooms

19 Days on Market

4,083 Square Feet

$605,000 Price

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$750,000-$999,999 Housing

5 Bedrooms

4.5 Bathrooms

27 Days on Market

5,883 Square Feet

$825,000 Price

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$1,000,000+ Housing

6 Bedrooms

4.5 Bathrooms

21 Days on Market

6,553 Square Feet

$1,125,000 Price

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*Values are based on medians over a 90-day period between June and August of 2018
**All values and statistics were pulled from UtahRealEstate.com

Preparing your Home to Sell

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Fill the holes and new paint

Walls tend to take a beating in a home. It’s just a fact of life. Whether it’s the scrape from moving the sofa out last year, or a dent left by a child’s toy car, or just the nails used to hang thousands of photos on the entry wall. Using a little drywall patch to fill them and putting on a fresh coat of paint can quickly brighten and freshen up your home.

Check for any repairs

Let’s face it, one of the worst parts of being a seller is getting to the inspection date only to have the buyer back out because they find something wrong with your house. While some repairs may just be worth negotiating, there are several quick fixes that can be made to cover some of your bases. Look at things like your gutters, windows, doorways, and even your electrical outlets and covers. They may be small fixes, but sometimes they can make all the difference in a home sale.

Decide what you will keep and what you will leave

Part of selling a home is deciding what you are going to leave for the seller. In the real estate world, these are called inclusions and exclusions. For you, the seller, there are essentially three options with every piece of furniture, decoration, appliance, and knick-knack in your house.

Option 1.
Take it with you. It doesn’t matter what you do with it, it just can’t stay. Move it to your new home, put it in a storage unit, or hide it away somewhere else. These items are all the things you can’t live without, down to the things you think you may want in your new home (until you move it in and realize that you actually didn’t want it).

Option 2.
Leave it for the “next person.” You may decide that you really don’t need that old refrigerator, and that your new home has the space for something twice as big. Remember that washer and dryer that were way too hard to install? If your planning on getting new appliances, give the buyer an opportunity to take them with the sale. Just remember, some of these things can be useful when negotiating.

Option 3.
Throw out the junk. That couch that you’ve kept for thirteen years that’s tucked away in a corner? You know, the one with the stains from your old beagle, and the three tears in the back? It’s time for it to go. If you don’t want to take something with you, and you know a buyer would never want it, then get rid of it. Declutter your home and don’t leave anything that (a) distracts from your house, (b) doesn’t go with the staging, and (c) is garbage.

Remember, the cleaner your home, the faster it will sell.

Freshen up your garden

Let’s talk Curb Appeal. Do you want to know what drops the value of a home in a buyers’ mind faster than almost anything else? DEAD. YELLOW. GRASS. Now here’s the problem. First impressions are a big deal when buyers go on their first date with a home. And if the outside isn’t well kept, you can bet they are thinking the same thing about the inside. Green up that grass, clean those flowerbeds, and make sure the sidewalk and outer walls of the house look fresh. It helps with your photo tour, invites buyers to walk in, and it brings up the value of your home. Who doesn’t want that, right?

Put your feet in the buyers’ shoes

Above all else, if you are thinking about your buyers and what they would like, then you’ve found the key to selling your home. Think about what you would be looking for if you were buying your home. What red flags stand out that would prevent you from putting down an offer. It’s not to say that every buyer will be interested, but with a ready-to-sell home, you are sure to attract a good crowd of qualified buyers. And, having more buyers means selling your home much faster and at a higher price.

A Few Winter Tips to Keep Your Home Warm and Your Bills Low

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WinterMain-01It’s the season where cold and snowy days are more common than not. When you come home you want to walk into a warm, cozy area to get out of the chilly weather without paying a lot in utility costs. Here are a few things you can do to help keep your energy bills down while keeping your home warm.

Check the furnace filter

Filters should be changed out every month to keep your furnace running smoothly. Doing this will increase airflow, up your heaters performance, and improve the air quality in your home.

Get a programmable thermostat

Having a programmable thermostat allows you to lower the temperature of your home while you’re away or asleep. Doing this will help cut costs on your energy bill since your home won’t be heating all day.

Close the fireplace damper

This is a place that is often forgotten when it comes to sealing up drafts. Be sure to close the damper so cool air does not come in through the chimney.

Check doors and windows for air leaks

Even the smallest cracks can cause drafts that will bring the cool air in your home. Use weather stripping and caulk to seal up your doors and windows.

Turn the water heater down

There is no need to keep your water heater at the highest temperature at all times. Turn it down to a warm setting to save on energy costs.

Ski Season in Utah

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Ski season is almost upon us, and like many Utah residents, you’re likely itching to hit the powder. Utah is known for having some of the greatest snow, and people from all around come to experience it. Each ski resort has something unique to offer and open at different times of the season. Take a look at this list to find out when your favorite will open, or possibly find a new location to try.

Salt Lake Ski Resorts

Alta Ski Resort – Open November 22, 2017

Brighton Ski Resort – Open mid November

Snowbird – Open November 22, 2017

Solitude Ski Resort – Open December 2, 2017

Park City Ski Resorts

Deer Valley Ski Resort – Open December 2, 2017

Park City Ski Resort – Open November, 17, 2017

Sundance Resort – Open December 8, 2017

Northern Utah Resorts

Nordic Valley Ski Resort – Open December 9, 2017

Beaver Mountain Resort – Open Mid December 2017

Powder Mountain Resort – Open Mid December 2017

Snowbasin Ski Resort – Open November 22, 2017

Southern Utah Resorts

Brian Head Resort – Open November 17, 2017

Eagle Point Resort – Open December 21, 2017