While many of us like to DIY things to save a little money, there are many areas where this can work out well, and somewhere it’s better to hire a professional, like plumbing, electrical, law, and real estate. There are people all over that have gotten lucky and will claim that the professionals aren’t needed, but it’s the little things that come up later that often cause them to regret their decision; the leaky pipe, the shorting wire behind the wall, the lawsuit they didn’t see coming, and the unhappy realization that what they “saved” is often less than what they could have made. Also..
In recent years, the numbers of rental scams have increased exponentially. With so many rental listings out there, how do you know a scam from a valid rental listing? The majority of rental scams actually start as a valid rental listing. Scammers will peruse websites for available rentals, and “steal” the listing by re-posting it with their contact information and changing a few items. Usually, the price. If you see a rental listing for an unbelievable price it could be a scam. Others, will create “made up” addresses, be sure to check the address on listings that you find by searching the address online...
The beauty of the holiday season can be found in abundance with the holiday lights and decorations. Here are some of our favorites: Salt Lake County Temple Square (Salt Lake City) City Creek (Salt Lake City) This is the Place Heritage Park (Salt Lake City) HERE Zoo Lights at Hogle Zoo (Salt Lake City) HERE Christmas Street (Taylorsville – 5400 S 3200 W) Tree of Life (Draper) HERE Christmas in Color (Kearns) HERE Utah State Capitol Christmas Trees (Salt Lake City) INSIDE! Holly Days (Riverton) HERE Utah County Thanksgiving Point (Lehi) HERE Festival of Lights (Spanish Fork) HERE The Shops at Riverwoods Christmas in..
Tis the season when the cold weather takes over, and here in Utah, it can get downright frigid! So how can you stay warm without skyrocketing your heating bill? Here are a few ways to keep warm: Make a hot drink: Bundle up and make yourself a hot or warm drink! Drinks are a great way to start your day and a great way to wind down for the evening. This will help raise your core temperature, but keep those layers on if you start sweating. When sweat evaporates it can make you a lot colder. Bubble Wrap It’s not just for popping anymore and..
Although it has been a mellow fall so far, It is time to start thinking about winterizing your property. Whether you live there, rent it out or are looking to sell, these are important steps to take to minimize damage caused by the cold weather that is coming. Landscaping and Roofs: Be sure to turn off sprinklers and blow out the lines with compressed air if at all possible. This will help to to decrease freezing and cracking in the lines. Clean out the gutters and ground spouts so they won’t get clogged and overflow. Clean off fallen leaves on the sidewalks/grass to reduce hazards and this..
Why should you conduct rental inspections? No matter how thoroughly you screen tenants, routine inspections are a must for a professional property management company. Inspections are done to protect the property and the rental owners investment, not necessarily because you don’t trust the tenant. Regular inspections benefit both the tenant and the owner/management. These inspections can help to identify any maintenance or issues that need fixing prior to becoming major expenses and/or damages. You can also follow up on your residents to make sure they are complying with the lease agreement and conducting their maintenance responsibilities. And of course, if any damage is being done..
What is the difference between pre-qualifying for a mortgage and being pre-approved for a mortgage? When looking for a home, 2 very common terms you will hear are pre-qualified and pre-approved, but do you understand the difference? It is recommended that before you start looking for a home you fully understand how much you can afford. Prequalify Prequalifying should take less than a half hour and require you to answer a few questions. You provide the overall financial picture that you are currently in (income, debt, assets, etc) and the bank will evaluate it and give you an idea for how much you could..
For More information contact: Mark Amann HERE MLS# 1408039 Primary Photo List Price: $314,900 Tour/Open: None Price Per: $108 Status: Active CDOM: 14 List Date: 09/17/2016 DOM: 14 Address: 1411 N Locust Ln NS/EW: 1411 N / E Area: Orem; Provo; Sundance City: Provo, UT 84604 County: Utah Restrictions: No Proj/Subdiv: Tax ID: 36-091-0003 [INFO] Taxes: $1,523 Zoning: RES HOA?: No School Dist: Provo Elem: Wasatch Jr High: Centennial Sr High: Timpview Priv Schl: Other Schl: Lvl Approx Sq Ft Bed Rms Bath Fam Den Formal Living Rm Kitchen Dining Laun dry Fire place F T H K B F S 4 3 2 1 B 0..
What questions should you ask, BEFORE you choose an agent? How many transactions have you handled? This is a great way to find out how much experience they actually have. Some agents have only been in the industry for 2-3 years but have helped 50 people, while others may have over 10 years but only handled 6 transactions. What makes you different than all the other agents? Everyone comes with a different personality, skill and work ethic. When meeting with a potential agent, make sure that you interact well with them. They are helping you find your home! Who else is on..
Trying to keep up with a dog or a cat in a home can be a handful. In an apartment or even a home, it can sometimes be challenging. Not every rental property or HOA allows pets, but if they do you want to be able to keep up with any damages that may be caused. Here are a few suggestions to help out. Grooming your animal regularly will help keep that unruly hair in check. If you are bathing them at home make sure to clean out the drain, and have a place for them to dry off. You don’t want them destroying the..