The Four Values of Real Estate Investment

If you are thinking about investing into real estate, you need to consider the four values of real estate investment to figure out if something is a good investment. Cash FLOW Appreciation Tax Benefits Mortgage Paydown. Too often, people think only about the cash flow- but we will explore ALL of these values so you

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Real Estate Investing

3 Ways to get your First Investment Property!

If you are seriously considering real estate investing, here are the most basic ways to get started on your first investment property. 1- As a homeowner, move from your current home, buy a new home, and rent out the first home. This is a very common practice, but it can only be done successfully if you

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Home Buying

Due Diligence for a Building Lot?

So you want to build a house, and you’ve found a lot that is perfect, and you want to put it under contract. What do you do now to make sure that it is the perfect lot for you? The first thing I would suggest is to make sure that utilities are stubbed at the

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Home Selling

How to Price A Home

Determining the price of a house can be very hard. I luckily feel very fortunate because lots of Realtors in my office come and ask me for help, because they know I love the calculations involved in seeing what a house is really worth. It is as much an art as it is a science.

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Home Buying

How is Working With a Buyers Agent Free?

You’ve probably seen the advertisements that tell you all about how you should hire a buyers agent because it comes at no cost to you. How does that actually work? No one actually works for free… How it works is that when a seller hires an agent to sell their home for them, they offer

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How Much do Realtors Actually Make?

In this post I wanted to address the popular question “How much do Realtors make?” I want to look at the numbers and do some math. The median income for Realtors is 42K a year. Keep in mind that this number has those Realtors that don’t sell any houses in a year, and those that

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Home Selling

Does Staging Make a Difference?

Does staging make a difference? About 30% of homes listed in second quarter don’t sell. So how are you going to ensure that your home doesn’t fall in that 30%? Staging is the easiest answer. It can make a huge difference!On a recent property that we staged, we were able to go for $25,000 over

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Real Estate Investing

3 Tips for Return on Investment in Your Home

Today I wanted to share 3 tips for how to get a return on investment when selling your home. 1. Paint the interior of your house. It is easy and affordable, it pushes the appraisal up, and it impresses buyers. That makes it the best in rate of return because it is the cheapest option,

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Home Buying

The Home Buying Process

Are you looking to buy a home but don’t know where to start? Step one would be to meet with a Realtor and a lender. The reason that you need to do both is that you can’t do one or the other without buying a house. If you meet the Realtor first they might connect

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Market Info

What Is Going on in the Real Estate Market With Numbers

In my last post I talked about statistics and how we make decisions based off those statistics, so these are the numbers and this is how we make decisions based off the numbers. Right now (4/28/2020) in Utah County there are 1,771 active homes available on the market. If you take out the new construction,

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