Fall Newsletter 2019

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Life Near State Street

This charming east-side 2 bedroom 1 bath bungalow is located steps from State Street and minutes from downtown with easy access to the 900 South business district, Liberty Park, and local schools. One open house, multiple offers and four days on the market- there’s barely time to pack.

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The connection between limekilns and our historic homes

Three limekilns were built in Limekiln Gulch, near the foothills above The Avenues in Salt Lake City, in the late 1850s.

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Timing Is Everything

Simultaneously selling your home and buying your next home can be tricky.

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New amongst the old

Not everyone finds the answers to their dreams in a burnt-out old home on a small lot while walking the dogs but these two did.

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Spring Newsletter 2019

Homeownership And Your Financial Future, Sustainable Home Improvements, Pledge To Be Pesticide Free and more …

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Dreams of homeownership are seriously threatened

 In 2013, the monthly mortgage payment for the median-priced home in Utah came in at $1,167. By 2018, that monthly payment had climbed dramatically — up 56 percent to $1,821. Comparatively, household income increased by just 20 percent during that same period.

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Architectural diversity in 84103

Two of Salt Lake City’s oldest residential historic districts are Marmalade and the Avenues.

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Want to know how much it will cost for that remodeling project?

Estimating costs on remodeling projects in a home is a daunting task.

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Reality versus perception

It’s a proven formula for real estate success: Combine a thriving tech scene and downtown development with enviable access to nature, and residential property will boom. 

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Why 2019 Promises to Be Better for Buyers

After inventory and affordability challenges in 2018, prospective home buyers may have better chances of scoring a property this year.

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What’s so great about The Great Salt Lake?

The Great Salt Lake ecosystem is a complex and unique saline ecosystem that is locally, regionally, hemispherically, and globally important. Check out the link below for a short video that explains how the GSL came to be.

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Apartments or condos, which do developers prefer to build?

Scan the horizon in town and you are likely to see a staggering array of cranes. Although people often comment on “another condo” going up when they pass construction sites, nearly all of the big housing buildings going up during the construction boom in recent years are apartments, not condos.

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Accessory Dwelling Units in SLC


The ADU ordinance spent years in development as pushback from residents in the city’s most affluent neighborhoods resulted in delays, revisions and eventually a proposed ADU boundary that would exclude those neighborhoods from the ordinance. Read More

We hope to work with you again!

When your landlord gives you the option to buy the home you’re renting, it just might be worth taking action. Read More

Perfectly affordable home purchase

SOLD Perched in the Poplar Grove neighborhood this tidy 3 bedroom 2 bath home is sure to please. Read More

When It Comes To Homeownership, The Future Is Female

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, single women have outpaced men in homeownership since 1986.  Read More

Town & Gown- the connection between our cities and their colleges

The close connection between real estate and colleges/universities is undeniable in Utah. Read More

Historic Duplex with views and land

Under Contract Western skies and untamed space surround this 1.3 acre one of a kind property. Read More

Affordable Fairpark Home For Sale

SOLD  This charming 3 bedroom 1 bath home located on a quiet, well cared for street in the Fairpark neighborhood is just what you’ve been looking for. Read More

Can you believe it?

Anniversaries are fun to celebrate, and it’s been a year since we worked together to find your home in the University Gardens NeighborhoodRead More

What is a Park Strip?

So, you may ask, what is the park strip, why is it there, and what do you do with it? Read More

Historic cottage with modern styling near Liberty Park

SOLD This 3 bedroom 1 bath home is the perfect combination of modern and historic character in the popular 9th & 9th neighborhood. Read More

Sweet farm life in sugar house

SOLD We first discovered this jewel with the homeowners in 2012, we knew right away it was special. Read More

The Value of a Realtor

Our role in your real estate transaction is invaluable and is especially important in our ever changing market. Read More

Have you considered an Estate Sale?

We take the best care of you and yours when selling a property for a loved one who has passed or just needs to downsize, but what if you need help with the disposal of all the sh..stuff? Read More

Why is Utah a great place to live, work, learn and play?

Where we live can influence our health, our economic potential, and our children’s futures. Everyone-no matter their age, ability, income, or race-deserves the option to live somewhere affordable, convenient, beautiful, and safe. Read on to find out more about the investments, stewardship, and supportive, thriving communities in Utah.

“We can’t thank you enough…”

We’ve always felt it’s a great honor to work with you, and we don’t often use that word. Read More

Forever Grateful…

We had a conversation with a colleague recently who was confounded as to why we enjoyed working in residential versus commercial real estate. Read More

Tasteful Tudor For Sale in Sugar House

SOLD Classic Tudor style 5 bedroom 2 bath home with handcrafted details such as the coved ceiling, leaded glass windows, graceful chimney and original fireplace, hardwood floors, mouldings and more. Read More

For Sale in Liberty Wells Neighborhood

SOLD Affordable Liberty Wells true 2 bedroom 1 bath bungalow with great potential to make over as your own.  Read More

Forest Dale Cottage For Sale

SOLD Built in a bygone era, this little 2 bedroom 1 bath gem shines with smart updates throughout. Read More

Lower Yale Avenue Bungalow For Sale

SOLD Easy living in this cute 2 bedroom 1 bath east-side bungalow with great porch sitting potential. Read More

I got rid of my PMI!

My appraisal amount came back at exactly the amount I needed to remove my PMI, that’s the good news.  Thanks for your help with this!
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For Sale in University Gardens Neighborhood

SOLD The charm in the University Gardens neighborhood is undeniable and this 3 bedroom 2 bath historic home has the distinct pleasure of having a front row seat. Read More

Central City Condo For Sale

SOLD  Urban and updated 2 bedroom 1 bath condo conveniently located between downtown and the University. Read More

Morgan Valley Home For Sale

Fall in love at first sight when you step into this sophisticated 5 bedroom 5 bath Morgan Valley home with a cook’s dream kitchen and entertaining space for all. Read More

Fairpark cottage for sale

SOLD – Built in 1909 this darling Victorian 2 bedroom 1 bath home is ready for you. Read More

Sugar House Cottage for sale

Sold – We stuck with the seller’s preferred price and by golly wouldn’t you know it, they were right. After a mere 228 days on the market and the advent of perhaps the strongest seller’s market in the history of Utah, we got her sold. Read More

Sitting pretty in the city

Sold – You know what they say about good things in small packages, “they sell fast” is what we say around these parts! Read More

Salt Lake County’s first Bicycle highway

Bike trails have always been an essential ingredient in the Daybreak developement. There’s even an electric bicycle store, eSpokes located there to help you get geared up.

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University Gardens Victorian home for sale

Sold – Lovely two story Victorian with three bedrooms, two baths delightfully blending historic charm and modern style. Read More

Mid-Town Condo for sale

Sold – Enjoy mountain to lake valley views while relaxing on your ample balcony or through the floor to ceiling glass of the living room in this one bedroom unit. Read More

Love in Rose Park

SOLD – This updated and well loved 5 bedroom 2 bath home welcomes you in right away. Read More

Sustainable cities, linking universities with city government

Our cities are creating walkable, vibrant, inclusive neighborhoods that are attracting residents and employers, supporting existing businesses, and fostering entrepreneurs. Read More

What about schools?

When choosing a neighborhood many home buyers consider proximity to good schools to be one of their top priorities. Read More

Rose Park cutie for sale

SOLD Celebrate the season living in this charming neighborhood with its tree lined streets, sidewalks and cute homes like this one. Read More

Canyon Rim cottage for sale

SOLD Peaceful living in this charming 4 bedroom 2 bath cottage located in the desirable Canyon Rim area. Read More

Your happy place in the 9th & 9th neighborhood

Sold ~ One of a kind 5 bedroom 3 bath bungalow style home for sale, impeccably maintained and loaded with historic charm. Read More

Home on the hill, with views

Sold, this attractive 3 bedroom home has been updated with contemporary style and efficient use of space. Read More

For Sale, for a minute

This lovely 3 bedroom home has had great attention given to it; starting at the top with the roof, continuing throughout and down to the newly remodeled basement bathroom. Read More

June 25th is the Urban Garden & Farm Tour 2016

Join Wasatch Community Gardens for the annual Urban Garden and Farm Tour, formerly known as the Tour de Coops. Read More

Mountain getaway for sale in Timberlakes

Sold This tranquil 5 bedroom 3 bath mountain home just east of Heber City, Utah is unlike any other in Timberlakes. Read More

For Sale in the historic Douglas neighborhood near the University of Utah

SOLD The neighborhood with its tree-lined streets and easy access to numerous dining, shopping, entertainment and transit options makes life enjoyable. Read More

For you, anything

Dear Angela,

Thank you so much for all of your help with the house. Read More

Going, going, gone!

SOLD  This is the home for all seasons of enjoyment located in the historic Granite area established in 1870 (part of Sandy today). Read More

For sale 752 East 900 South Salt Lake City 84105

SOLD – Large four bedroom two bath bungalow located in the 9th & 9th neighborhood with a nice mix of old and new. Read More

Help is on its way

You never know when a plumbing emergency might happen in your home. Read More

2016 Housing Forecast

Utah’s housing market enjoyed a good year in 2015, although a shortage of homes on the market posed a challenge for homebuyers. Read More

For Sale in the Millcreek area at 1555 East 3350 South

SOLD-This one’s was a natural beauty from the time it was built with its welcoming arched brick gable doorway. Read More

For sale at 242 E. Coatsville Avenue (1790 South)

SOLD – Charming 2+bedroom,one bath cottage located in a friendly Liberty Wells neighborhood. Read More

For Sale at 768 E. Parkway Avenue (2405 South)

SOLD Looking back in the archives we found that this home was built as part of the now historically important Forest Dale Country Club (Golf Course) neighborhood. Read More

Wondering what that home improvement project will cost?

As a homeowner it can be a bit overwhelming to figure out what you will pay to make repairs on your home. Read More

Sweet as pie in the Marmalade neighborhood

Sold– And the new owner is certainly lit up about their new place. Alive with light, this snazzy 2 bedroom home welcomes its new caretakers. Read More

9th & 9th Victorian for sale

SOLD This charming piece of history is the new owner’s opportunity to make the friendly 9th & 9th neighborhood their home. Read More

It’s a great market for selling your home

Twelve years is a good start in our long range career in Real Estate, and long enough to have witnessed the market shift from good, to bad and back again. Read More

Wasatch Community Gardens Urban Garden & Farm Week June 15th-20th

Whether you are a budding gardener, a seasoned grower, a backyard poultry keeper, or an urban dweller with herbs in a window, the Urban Garden and Farm Week will have an event for you. Read More

This 15th & 15th Tudor is a treat

SOLD This beautiful creature was on the market for a day and was quickly swooped off her feet. Read More

Make the 9th & 9th neighborhood your own

SOLD Good design stands the test of time and this bungalow style home was well built from the get-go. Our real estate market agreed, 6 offers after only 2 days on the market, yowza! Read More

Making Memories in Millcreek

Congratulations, this charming, light-filled 5 bedroom home is located on a quiet Millcreek cul-de-sac and is the proud member of a new family. Read More

The highest compliment of all, a happy homeowner

Thanks Shaun. I know we talked last night about being lucky because the timing on the sale, purchase, and closing of both homes went so smoothly.
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Be involved. Be in the know. Be part of your community.

Most residents are unaware of the process by which land use and zoning changes occur within Salt Lake City. Read More

We live in a great state, a state of Gratitude

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing”  Quote from Theodore Roosevelt Read More

Migration patterns of the young adult species heretofore referred to as “Millennials”

Salt Lake City one of the top cities in the nation for attracting the young adult population that is coming of homeownership age (20-34 year olds). Read More

Growing a home,a garden,a family,a love of biking and chickens in our community.

The Wasatch Community Gardens’ Urban Garden and Farm Tour allows you one of those rare voyeuristic opportunities to snoop in your neighbor’s backyard. Read More

Solar Powered Marmalade Loft Townhouses

Brand new Townhouses in the Marmalade District Lofts, 1.5 blocks from the incoming library on 300 West. Read More

The message is blowing in the wind, and shining on us daily.

My father came with me on a field trip to see the wind turbines at the mouth of Spanish Fork canyon. Read More

Oh the places you will go… on your bike

The Bicycle Advisory Committee comprises of  13 members and I’m one of them.

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Forecast-sunny with a chance of growth

There were a variety of topics covered in the Utah Economic Forecast Event we attended today. Did you know we are in a position along the Wasatch Front to attract more jobs than California, surprisingly more so than the             oh-so-booming San Francisco Bay area.  We have begun to “cluster”, clusters being geographic concentrations of interconnected companies (think technology related), specialized suppliers, service providers, and associated institutions that are present in our region. Clusters arise because they increase the productivity with which companies can compete. The development of clusters is vital part of the agenda for our local government, businesses  and institutions, and driving the direction of Utah’s economic policy. This is manifested by the fact that the state has made it appealing for businesses to move here by reducing the costs of doing business in Utah. Having an affordable housing market available to workers is a bonus to the longterm sustainability of development. When you compare buying a home in San Francisco versus buying a home in Utah, it certainly is much more attainable goal.

2014 will be marked by a return to normalcy in the housing market in Utah, according to the speaker at the Forecast event James Wood, Director of the Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Utah. Price increases are forecast to be moderate, in the 5-7% range, just a bit higher than the historic average of 4%, and sales of single-family homes will increase as improving economic conditions free up pent-up demand for housing. Additionally only 8% of mortgages in the state were underwater. Fewer negative equity mortgages allow homeowners, with mortgages previously underwater, to consider moving-up and they are.

Contact us for the most up to date information regarding the housing market in your community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subdivisions Draw Residents With Farms

When you picture a housing development no matter where it’s located, you might imagine golf courses, swimming pools and rows of identical houses. Read More

Buy Local, Be Creative

 

We are always delighted to hear when Salt Lake City is ranked by outside sources as top in areas such as business, quality of life and now as Top Creative City  (mid-size)  in the U.S. Read More

We are engaged, engaged citizens that is!

The link below is a resource for all present and future Salt Lake City residents. Read More

Coming to Utah!

Thank you for all you did to make this happen. Read More

Merci

Dear Angela, Thanks for all your help in finding & purchasing our dream condo & for the lovely house warming gift. Read More

Downtown Salt Lake City Renaissance

Last night we attended the public viewing of over 200 design submissions for the 69/70 Project. Read More

We’re so excited!

Angela & Shaun,

Thanks so much for all you help & flexibility in helping us find our new house! Read More

Biking around town – Salt Lake City Bike Map and “GREENbike” Bike Share

Are you wondering what the best routes are to navigate around the city? Did you know you can “share” a bike for as little as $5 in and around the downtown area? Read More

We’ve been “Collected”

Recently we were approached to have our chickens and coop featured in a local real estate blog. Read More

Patience, positive attitude and professionalism

The most gracious thanks to you – you exude & display the greatest patience, positive attitude, and professionalism. Read More

The Utah Real Estate Contract Explained

The Real Estate Purchase Contract is a six-page document we use when we write an offer to buy a home. Read More

From Selling to Sold

Selling your home can be a stressful ordeal. Choosing a Realtor to be your advocate ensures that your interests are first priority. Read More

Shaun Jacobsen

Life is good here along the Wasatch Front. I enjoy the easy access to the outdoors whether I’m running in the hills, skiing in the mountains or biking around the valley. Read More

Angela Carlson

I first fell in love with real estate when we rescued our 1896 historic home more than twenty years ago. Read More

Hello world!

Our work fills a large part of our life, and we are truly satisfied to do what we believe is great work. Read More