Salt Lake City Utah Real Estate Blog

Selling Your Utah Home

By: Bob Foote, Friday, May 16, 2014

Selling your home in UTAH is going to be a pleasant surprise. Now that the housing market is stronger than it has been in 8 years, sellers are gaining confidence. Buyers, too, are starting to look for great deals on their dream homes. While the housing market is sometimes flooded with too many houses and not enough buyers, that is not the case in the SALT LAKE VALLEY. In fact, real estate agents are on the hunt to find the perfect home for their clients. Could it be yours?

Getting your home ready to sell is a big first step. Most real estate agents representing UTAH buyers have a keen eye for homes that will be in demand. Here are the top three things buyers in SALT LAKE CITY are looking for: Read More...


Real Estate Trends in Utah

By: Bob Foote, Monday, May 12, 2014

Real estate trends right now are moving quickly into urban-style patterns. While the suburbs continue to thrive along the SALT LAKE VALLEY, urbanization projects are booming too. Metro trains and other transportation means are cropping up, attracting more buyers to areas easily reached by mass transit. Downtown SALT LAKE CITY has been revitalized by easier access from the outlying areas.

This is great news for homebuyers looking for a new home in major cities like PROVO, OREM, SANDY, LEHI and HERRIMAN, among others. The SALT LAKE VALLEY is a popular place to look for a new home. Many of the homes for sale feature the comforts of quieter neighborhoods and better schools, with easy access to the metro areas for shopping, the airport, great food and city life. Read More...


What are the benefits for Utah home buyers to have a home inspection done for the property they are purchasing?

By: Bob Foote, Friday, May 09, 2014

If you've been looking at homes anywhere in UTAH, you’ve probably seen all types – from big and beautiful, to small and cozy to neat and clean or messy and dirty. In any home that is for sale, what you can see is important; however, what you can't see is even more important.

If you're buying a home anywhere in the SALT LAKE VALLEY, a home inspection is a must-have. Many buyers may be tempted to forgo the cost of a home inspection only to pay even more down the road when a major repair is needed. Read More...


What can Utah home buyers do to make sure they qualify for their home loan?

By: Bob Foote, Monday, May 05, 2014

Buying a home in UTAH can be complicated, but before you can even move ahead, you'll need to have your financing in place. How will you pay for your home in the SALT LAKE VALLEY? The average American needs to take out a loan from the bank, but in order to do so, you must first qualify. Depending on your financial history, you may or may qualify for a traditional loan.

Qualifying for a home loan in UTAH may seem daunting, especially if you have little, bad or no credit in your financial history. However, there are many ways to qualify for a home loan in UTAH. If you're a first time homebuyer, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) provides loans you can use to finance the purchase. Even if you've bought a home outside of the state of UTAH in the past, if enough time passed, you may still qualify. Read More...