September 2009 - Posts

28 September 2009
Want A Loan For A Fixer Upper?-Try FHA !
Corie Seymour's blog on getting a loan for a fixer upper that allows the home buyer to include the cost of the improvements to the FHA loan was an eye opener. The loan has always been available, but was so difficult for the buyer to package that we Read More...
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28 September 2009
Tips for Getting a Fair Appraisal-President's message
Bob and Mary thought they'd found their dream home, especially when they made an offer and the seller accepted it. All the closing preparations appeared to be moving smoothly until the appraisal came back significantly lower than the price they'd Read More...
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23 September 2009
New grant programs offer home-buying incentives-Presidents Message
Even though the tax credit for first-time home buyers is set to expire Nov. 30, there is still time to take advantage of that program. Not only that, there are three new local incentives that could sweeten the deal even more. One such program is a second Read More...
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21 September 2009
Safety tips when buying or selling a home-President's message
Earlier this year, one of the local news stations contacted me and asked me for information about staying safe when selling a home. Apparently a man pretending to be a Realtor had asked to see a Lehi home that was for sale. Only after the man had wandered Read More...
10 September 2009
Utah real estate sees big affordability gains
Utah real estate sees big affordability gains President’s Message Chris Sloan Utah homes are the most affordable they’ve been since 2004, according to a new report from the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo. The Housing Read More...