If you’re serious about buying your first home and doing it in a financially responsible manner, then you should have no problem committing to doing some upfront legwork to make sure you’ve considered all options and planned for contingencies. With that edict in mind we provide the following books that you may want to consider taking a look at before you commit to the big decision. Buying a Home: The Missing Manual (Nancy Holzner) is 352 pages of packed information to help potential homebuyers determine (realistically) how much they can afford; access a team around them (real estate and financial) that will look after their best interests, understand and navigate the many financing options, and more. One reviewer of the book commented that it “deserves a prominent place on your reading list.” 100 Questions Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Ask: With Answers from Top Brokers from Around the Country (Ilyce R. Glink) is a whopping 500-plus pages that covers topics such as lending innovations, the changing habits of first-time home buyers. And the latest information on asbestos, mold, Sunday Ticket, radon, and other bio-environmental hazards since no first-time buyer should ever have to worry about such this post-purchase. A Survival Guide for Buying a Home (Sid Davis) covers in its 272 pages such topics as time-saving techniques to narrow choices; mortgage loan rules; lease/purchase options; costly mistakes and how to avoid them; and more.Â The book also features survival tips that highlight crucial points that surface in every home-buyers quest. One reviewer commented that this book alone may have helped save thousands of dollars in their ultimate purchase had they not read it first. There are of course hundreds of other titles that you may want to consider. Also, make sure you check some local and national organizations (such as HUD, Habitat for Humanity, and the Community Development Corporation of Utah) to see what timely material they may have available since the housing market is still considered a volatile (and ever-changing) one.
Salt Lake City has a variety of housing options to fit every budget. Affordable housing options include condos, townhomes and single-family homes. The first step to finding a new home in Salt Lake City is to locate a real estate agent. Real estate agents are knowledgeable about the best areas to find affordable homes. You can find new homes located next to parks and schools with fantastic views of the mountains. Determine how much you can afford to spend for your new home. Consider contacting your financial institution to get pre-approved for a home loan. This (Continue reading…)
Whether you have lived in Utah for your entire life or are just getting ready to move to the area, you might wonder if you will be able to find the perfect home for yourself and your family in Greater Salt Lake City. Although it can be challenging to find a home at times, you shouldn’t worry; there are plenty of excellent options out there, and you are sure to find the home that is right for you if you follow these tips.
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Home ownership is the goal for thousands of families, and those who choose to pursue this option in the Salt Lake City area make a favorable choice. There will be many decisions to make, but, by following a few tips, anyone can acquire an affordable, quality home.
Perhaps the most important aspect of home ownership is the credit score. Prior to searching the market, steps should be taken to ensure that the credit score of the individual who will be filling out the loan application is optimal. (Continue reading…)
Whether you are looking for a new home for your family or just a seasonal place to hang your hat when taking vacations, Salt Lake City is a wonderful place to live. There are many options available to you and as far as purchasing housing is concerned, it is now a buyers market more than ever before. There are many different neighborhoods in Salt Lake City, each providing a unique atmosphere and different amenities for you and your family.
Glendale is an excellent place to house-hunt. Contained (Continue reading…)
Salt Lake City rests in a valley near the Great Salt Lake. The town is known for its temples and its religion, but it is not as dogmatic as many people fear. Although the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints makes its home in the city, the population of the city is only 40 percent Mormon. The horror stories people here from outside of Utah apply to the Provo area.
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Buying a home, whether it be your first home or a second home, is very exciting. Renting is nice because you do not have the responsibility of the upkeep of a home and if something breaks down, its just a phone call away to the landlord. To me though, nothing beats home ownership, you have the sense of when you work on the place, its yours and you are going to be there a while. The Salt Lake City area is a perfect place to hunt for that home. There are so many options out (Continue reading…)
If you’re like most aspiring homeowners you’ve likely spent the last few months dealing with realtors, reading information online about Salt Lake City’s real estate market and scouring listings online…isn’t it time for something a bit more fun? Here are some of our favorite TV shows that will give you some tips for that new home but some much needed entertainment value. Look for them on your www.direct.tv satellite!
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Home ownership is great. However, owning a home located in The Great Salt Lake area is even better. They say, “Location, Location, Location” and they are correct. There is nothing worse than finally owning a home in an area that you want to move out of. When looking to buy a house price is important, but so is location. The best of both worlds is when you can find a house in your budget in the location you dream of.
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Looking to buy a home in Salt Lake City? If so, you should use everything at your disposal to fin the bestdeal. Here is a list of the best resources in Salt Lake City.
1. An honest, professional, and experienced real estate agent. Real estate agent are experts. They are trained, knowledgeable, and know about the trends in local markets. Real estate agents know where to find the best deals and how to make offers that will be accepted. They will steer you through the maze that is the Salt (Continue reading…)