Real Estate Blog

Like in many industries, there was certainly some cause for concern in real estate when the pandemic came about. New listings, pending sales and closings all dipped in March and April as uncertainty swept the nation. Fast forward to June, and the Utah real estate market has seen a surge like no other.

We've seen record setting numbers both in our brokerage and this market: pending sales have poured in and closings are right behind them. Compared to last year at the same time, our pending contracts have doubled. While this buyer confidence is a promising sign for our market, it means that the pre-existing inventory shortage has only been worsened. So now what?

 Why is this happening?  

  • Federal mortage rates are at an all-time low: 2.99%
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Given the current situation in which we’ve found ourselves, it might feel like there's not much to do. While that might be true in the physical world, there are still plenty of offerings from your favorite places online. Help support Utah business while also learning and having fun! Check out some of these Utah based virtual events and classes below.

 

TRACY AVIARY 

Virtual Paint Along, Birds & Brews and more.

 

RED BUTTE GARDEN

Online classes and virtual summer camps.

 

OGDEN NATURE CENTER

Wild Wednesdays.

 

CRAFT LAKE CITY

The Virtual DIY Festival, Workshops, Classes and more.

 

KIMBALL ART CENTER

Creatively Quarantine: Online Classes, Learning and Virtual Celebrations

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Redwood Drive-in Movies

 With summer right around the corner, things definitely feel a bit different. Many industries that would otherwise thrive this summer have found themselves postponed or even closed for the year. We admit, it had been a while since we've rolled up to the big screen ourselves, but we promise one trip will have you feeling nostalgic and optimistic about the summer ahead.

To get more information on showtimes and each drive-in's COVID-19 guidelines, visit the websites linked below. Enjoy!

 

Redwood Drive-In, West Valley City (Pictured)
Learn more here.

 

Motor Vu Drive-In, Riverton (Opens June 5)
Learn more here.

 

Echo Drive-In, Roosevelt
Learn more here.

 

Motor Vu Theatre, Tooele
Learn more here.

 

Basin Drive-in, Mount

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Things are a little different, but when you're equipped with the right technology and tools, the process is streamlined and efficient. Here's a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed real estate processes, and how we've adapted with it.


VIRTUAL HOME BUYING

  1. Virtual Consultation. Schedule an appointment by phone or video conference to understand your real estate needs and goals.
  2. Reporting. Create a report consisting of available properties, market history and statistics through MoxiWorks, a dynamic CMA platform.
  3. Online Home Search. We will continually send you newly listed homes that match your search criteria as soon as they hit the market.
  4. Mobile App. Explore homes and areas with our Utah Properties mobile app featuring
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Seven Projects to Tackle In and Around Your House While You’re Quarantined

 Being stuck in quarantine doesn’t have to be boring. There are a lot of things around your home just waiting to be fixed or updated. If you’ve run out of shows to binge watch and board games to play, here are some areas in your home you might consider updating.

 

1. Interior decor

Upgrading your interior decor does not necessarily require any tools, just some creativity. Take a look at your space and see which items you can rearrange. Start with your living room where you’ll likely be spending most of your quarantine. Move your couch to the other side of the room or replace the rugs on the floor. A simple change in furniture layout may just be what you need to get rid

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties adds Red Ledges community in Heber, Utah to list of represented developments

 PARK CITY, UTAH – Locally owned and operated since 1976, first as the Coleman Land Trust, then as Prudential Utah Real Estate, and now as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties, BHHS Utah Properties has been a leading force in the development of Park City’s real estate market for more than 40 years. Red Ledges, which is a four-season, full-amenity community in Heber, has been one of the most successful real estate development projects in the Wasatch Back for a decade. As Park City and Heber have become more connected over the past few years, the inclusion of a development like Red Ledges at a top brokerage was a logical

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If you are considering putting your house on the market, you need to make sure it is ready for any age, but particularly the Millenial group. Innovative ideas for the home that could entice any buyer, even millennials which represent the largest buying pool demographic in the country is important because you want your home to stay competitive in the market. When you add that technological element to a home, it becomes both easier to live in and more in touch with housing in the future. The 1960s home that’s been renovated only one or two times might not be as up-to-date as another home that’s been recently done. What most people seem to forget is that not only does a home need to stand the test of time, but also upgrade as the buyer pool changes. 

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We're opening a new office in St. George!  Join us in celebrating our newest office in Utah and enjoy snacks, drinks and prize drawing give aways.  We'd love to see you there.


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Summer's the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors in the Beehive State. But don't neglect your home’s indoor space. Keeping up with simple maintenance chores now will keep the family comfortable this winter. Let's start with your essential summer home maintenance checklist.

Interior

Fans, Air Conditioning, Furnace

It's easy to forget about the equipment making the summer bearable. But a hot Utah summer can put a burden on an older air conditioner. Make sure that your air conditioning unit is up to speed this summer. Clean out the air vents, replace the air filter every month, and look for any cracks or leaks that could need repair. You'll be grateful when next summer rolls around!

Ceiling fans are also in need of a bit of sprucing up this

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June Events

Through 9/29: Real Salt Lake, Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy 

Through 9/2: Salt Lake Bees, Smith's Ballpark, Salt Lake City

6/1: Utah Warriors Rugby, Zions Bank Stadium, Herriman

6/1: 2019 Red Bull 400 Race, Utah Olympic Park, Park City 

6/1: SoJo Summerfest, South Jordan City, South Jordan 

6/1 - 6/2: Utah Pride Parade and Festival, Washington Square, Salt Lake City

6/1 - 6/2: Singing in the Rain, Egyptian Theatre, Park City

6/1 - 6/2: School of Rock the Musical, Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City

6/1 - 6/2: Ogden Music Festival, Fort Buenaventura State Park, Ogden

6/2: Park Silly Opening Day, Historic Main Street, Park City 

6/5 - 6/27: Red Butte Concert Series, Red Butte Gardens, Salt Lake City 

6/5: The

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