Local Artist Finds a Home

    Some of my clients operate a business out of their homes, which requires specialized and multi-functional spaces.

Cindy Briggs, an international artist, had very specific needs when we were searching for her home. Watch this month’s Market Minute to learn more about this fascinating woman and how she uses her home as an art gallery, on-line recording studio, and for teaching individual and small group lessons.

Finding just the right home can be a challenge. It is important to be willing to tour many homes, and having an open mind and being flexible will help as well.

Aging seniors and retirees may find newfound enjoyment in learning a new hobby, such as painting. Please visit CindyBriggs.com for more info on art lessons!

January 2019 Market Update

Now that a new year has arrived, I’d like to just give a brief update of the current real estate market conditions.

For Utah County residents, here’s a quick summary of recent real estate stats – with a bit of good news for buyers!

·      Thanks to the government shutdown- interest rates are down around 4.375% (FHA/VA)

·      Most popular price range for home sales in Utah County is $200,000 – $350,000*

·      Homes in this range are on the market an average of 29 days*

·      For past 45 days in Utah County: Average list price was $346,234 / Average sold price was $345,884*

·      For same time period last year: Average list price was $335,140/Average sold price was $329,353* 

·      State of Utah – home values increased nearly 10% in 2018

·      State of Utah – Values are predicted to increase around 5% in 2019

If you have questions or would like a guide for preparing to buy or sell a home in 2019, please contact me. Thank you!

*Data retrieved from utahrealestate.com for the period December 1, 2018 – January 16, 2019

Market Minute: Home Inspections Benefit the Buyer and Seller

Are home inspections worth the money? Home Inspections benefit both the buyer and the seller during a home sale. A home inspector goes into attics and crawlspaces, where a homeowner or buyer wouldn’t normally go, checking for issues that could potentially save the homeowner thousands. Watch the video below to find out more.