What the Fed Rate Hike Means to First-Time Home Buyers

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 »

 


 

2 Must-Dos to Skyrocket Your Credit Score

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 »

 


 

We’re not anti-agent. We’re pro-tech.

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 »

 


 

What’s driving up Utah home prices? The answer might surprise you.

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 »

 


 

Homie Wins People’s Choice Award at Silicon Slopes Tech Summit 2017

Salt Lake City—Homie, a Salt Lake City-based tech startup, beat out all other Utah startups in front of thousands of people to take home the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Start Madness Competition. The $300,000 competition (part of the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit) was designed to give Utah startup founders the opportunity to present the… Read more »

 


 

4 Ways to Outsmart the Competition When Buying a Home

After you’ve gone through the effort of finding that perfect place, one of the worst things to learn is that you’ve been outbid by another buyer or real estate investor. Losing your dream house is discouraging, and it can be difficult to pick up the pieces to try and find another home to fall in… Read more »

 


 

6 Biggest Home Pricing Mistakes

You’re great, smart, and people just love you. A little praise has already taken you far in life, and now it’s time to apply it in pricing your home for sale. What’s wrong with a little self-confidence when attracting a buyer, anyway? Nothing. But watch out. Here are six things that overconfident home sellers do… Read more »