Myth: You need great credit to buy a home

Has your credit suffered a hit or two? Before you start thinking rentals, read this. What mortgage lenders are looking for  You know all about credit scores and that, across the three big credit reporting agencies, scores can really fluctuate. Mortgage brokers and lenders will look at your credit score, toss out the lowest and… Read more »



5 Ugly Home Features Buyers Can Easily Fix

If you’ve been looking for a new home in Utah’s current market, you know pickings are slim. Most buyers know what a few gallons of paint can do. But if you’re willing to take on a couple of additional projects, you can turn that ugly duckling house into an affordable dream. Here’s a few ugly… Read more »



Population boom in Utah County

The 2016 Census left no doubt that Utah’s population is growing statewide. In fact, it’s growing more than any other state. But what’s really interesting is where all the growth is occurring. Hint: it’s not Salt Lake City or even Salt Lake county. Utah County Population Growth Leads the State Goodbye fields, hello homes! Pam… Read more »



Lehi: Neighborhood Guide

If you’re in tech in Utah, you probably already know Lehi. As the home of industry giants Adobe,, Workfront, SirsiDynix, IM Flash and other large, small and up-and-coming firms, Lehi has grown from bedroom community to destination location for families looking to be in the center of the action. Just south of Point of… Read more »



Finally, some help for first-time Utah homebuyers

Did you know some zip codes in Utah went up over 15% in value in just 12 months? If you had bought a house for $250,000 a year ago, it could already be worth $37,500 more today. Ouch. Who doesn’t want $37,500? But you’re probably already painfully aware of how fast Utah house prices are… Read more »



How to keep an HOA from turning dream house into nightmare

Mike and Georgia had looked for six months before they found their perfect townhome. Like many buyers, they were more worried about the sellers accepting their offer than they were about investigating the Homeowners Association (HOA). Turns out, the HOA almost ruined the deal. Because the HOA had let their FHA approval lapse, Mike and… Read more »



How to Find the Right Home

You’ve looked at endless listings. How can you find the right home for YOU? Answer these three questions.



A $35,000 Difference: Strategies for Smart Sellers

My neighbor Leslie G. and her husband Doug decided to sell their house. Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac in Murray, their coveted lot bordered a lush green common area that led to a creek. Nice. Leslie was also a master gardener and the home featured curved brick walkways, an outdoor fountain, and easy-to-care-for… Read more »



Buying your first home? Homie’s got your back

Woo hoo! You’re finally ready to look for that “starter” cottage or maybe there’s a condo that’s caught your eye. Buying your first home is exciting, but it can also be confusing and stressful. Homie de-mystifies the home-buying process, automates many of the steps, and makes buying a home without a real estate agent a… Read more »