Provo/Orem: Neighborhood Guide

Want a community with a little of everything—arts, education, adventure, business, family-friendly and more? It may be time to check out Provo and Orem. As the heart and hub of Utah County, these two cities collectively hold plenty of surprises that are certain to delight would-be residents, even the ones who’ve never considered living in… Read more »

 


 

3 Most Stressful Moments in Home Buying and How to Get Through Them

A few years ago, British real estate firm Estates Direct asked people to rank the most stressful events in their life. At the top of the list: buying a home—more stressful than divorce, planning a wedding, or losing a job. In short, we disagree. Sure, moments in the home-buying process can really get your heart… Read more »

 


 

Moving Across the Country with Kids? Follow These Steps to Alleviate the Stress

Moving is stressful on everyone, whether they’re children, middle-aged adults, or seniors. But uprooting a family is especially hard on children who heavily depend on familiarity. Leaving behind the neighborhood, friends, activities, and schools is upsetting and traumatic. You can make the process of moving less painful for your children by considering the timing of… Read more »

 


 

What’s PMI and How Can You Avoid Paying It?

Pay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) or play the wait-and-save game? That’s the dilemma for a lot of would-be homebuyers. And it’s rarely an easy (or fun) choice. Coming up with a 20% down payment can take years. And with home prices increasing 5-10% annually, the home of your dreams is sure to cost quite a… Read more »

 


 

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, Ancestry.com, 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 »

 


 

Coastal chic meets farmhouse in this unique Homie listing

You might be surprised to find this custom build situated on Lehi farmland, but this home traded the rustic farm look for airy coastal classics. Casual, yet chic, the home delighted over 7000 people at this year’s Parade of Homes. Here’s some of the most commonly loved attributes: Light flooding through floor-to-ceiling windows evokes the relaxing… Read more »