Earthships—Not Yet Ready for Utah County Liftoffs

Earthships—Not Yet Ready for Utah County Liftoffs This Tuesday, the 2018 Earthship Biotecture Conference will be called to order—but I’m not aware whether any Utah County delegates will be attending. Since sustainability and minimal use of the planet’s resources are the goals of the Earthship movement, the realities of airline fuel consumption and the fact... Continue Reading →

Last Step First Planning Lands Utah County Homes for Sale

 Last Step First Planning Lands Utah County Homes for Sale Particularly when the supply of homes for sale falls well below demand, house hunting can take more determination than usual. Since U.S. residential real estate markets have been long mired in exactly that lean-inventory situation—the accompanying publicity could discourage folks who’d otherwise already be in... Continue Reading →

Finally Answered: the Best Time for Selling Your Utah County House

Finally Answered: the Best Time for Selling Your Utah County House When is the best time for selling your Utah County house? Is there even a best time? If the change in residence is triggered by some inflexible external factor (like a transfer at work), the answer is foreordained: NOW! That can be right now,... Continue Reading →

Real Estate Wisdom to Cheer Utah County Homeowners

Real Estate Wisdom to Cheer Utah County Homeowners It seems as if inflation is starting a slow creep back into Utah County supermarkets and gas stations—something that hasn’t happened for quite a while. For families on a tight budget, it’s hard not to notice—especially when it comes to trying to put something extra aside as... Continue Reading →

Your Utah County Agent and the Importance of Chitchat

Your Utah County Agent and the Importance of Chitchat One of the most important yet seldom discussed factors that should rate near the top of your list of requirements for a Utah County agent is how comfortable you feel in conversation with him or her. What might sound like New Age feel-goodery is actually a... Continue Reading →

Utah County Listings Should Always Lead with a Story

Utah County Listings Should Always Lead with a Story The text that accompanies your listing as it appears in the Utah County MLS listings is called upon to do more heavy lifting than you might think. If it reads something like: THREE BEDROOM ranch style Utah County charmer with 2 ½ baths, attractive kitchen, and... Continue Reading →

Utah County Homeowners Keep a Wary Eye on Tech Advances

Utah County Homeowners Keep a Wary Eye on Tech Advances Whenever a sign announces “The Home of the Future”—whether it’s in front of an exhibit at a science museum, a ride at Disneyland, or an exposition at some World’s Fair—it’s sure to draw a crowd. Of course! What Utah County homeowner wouldn’t be willing to... Continue Reading →

Tips to Make the Most of Utah County Open House Visits

Tips to Make the Most of Utah County Open House Visits Spring is Utah County’s prime selling season, which means that, in addition to the welcome appearance of springtime flowers, we can look forward to the seasonal crop of Utah County “Open House” signs that will be sprouting up around town. The Open House events... Continue Reading →

The Actual Cost of a Home Today: Surprising Facts

The Actual Cost of a Home Today: Surprising Facts With home prices and interest rates on the rise, you’re likely to assume that the cost of that next Utah County home you’re thinking about buying has made it a financial stretch—especially compared with “the good old days.” But news stories tend to omit the effect... Continue Reading →

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