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 »
Sugar House, just 10 minutes south of downtown Salt Lake City, is a notably chic and effervescently cool neighborhood. The area is known for classic homes, walkable streets and thriving local businesses—including some of the state’s best local eateries, boutiques, and art galleries. Thinking about house hunting in the area? Find out more about what… Read more »
You’ve looked at endless listings. How can you find the right home for YOU? Answer these three questions.
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 »
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 »
You might have heard that spring and summer are the times to sell. Click here to find out if it’s true and how to take advantage of the time!
The Federal Reserve has only raised interest rates twice in the past 10 years, but they’ve forecast three quarter-point rate bumps in 2017… and Janet Yellen just confirmed that the first hike will happen in March (predicted March 15th). What does this mean for first-time home buyers? For many, it’s the difference between being able… Read more »
A low credit score increases your interest rate and closing costs, but how can you bump up your score quickly? Here are two ways to shoot up your score 30–100 points, in less than a month. 1. Lower the percentage you owe on your credit cards. It’s not the amount you owe that matters; it’s the… Read more »
Homie is a technology platform that’s automating the entire home buying and selling process. With the advance of technology and the migration of home buying and selling to the internet, many of the tasks that were traditionally handled by a buyer or a seller agent can now be carried out cost-free by technology. That may… Read more »
It’s often a shameful topic, but 1 in 6 (53,000) Utah homeowners is still underwater from the crash of 2008. When you’re underwater on your home, you can’t sell it without bringing money to closing. Given that 50% of middle-class Americans don’t even have an extra $400 in their bank account, many homeowners feel stuck…. Read more »