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6 Projects to Banish Boredom From Your Yard

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Improvement Projects, Seller, Uncategorized, Yard & Garden

Save time and money while adding touches of awesomeness to your yard. Image: Rhonda Fleming Hayes We’re all about indulging in Starbucks’ latest seasonal concoction or this season’s “it” bag. (OK, maybe a knockoff version of this season’s “it” bag.) Trends are just plain fun — and they keep things interesting. But they also, by […]

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The Parent Trap: 4 Home-Buying Mistakes People Make for Their Kids

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Seller, Taxes, Uncategorized

By Celeste Perron | Apr 6, 2017 IP Galanternik D.U./Getty Images Ah, the things people do for their kids. One of the biggies? Buying a megamansion with a massive backyard perched in a stellar school district so they can give their offspring the best life possible—even if they’re mortgaged to the hilt. And yet, making real estate decisions […]

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8 Ways New Homeowners Accidentally Trash Their Yards

Posted on June 12, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Seller, Uncategorized, Yard & Garden

From lawn watering to fertilizer, here are tips on how to avoid killing your yard. You’ve done it. You own a house with a yard. The great outdoors. Amber waves of grain. OK, maybe not grain, and ideally you want it green, not amber. But now that you have it, how do you keep from […]

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Home Inspections: Items That Aren’t Deal Breakers

Posted on June 12, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Seller, Uncategorized

Posted on Apr 27 2017 – by Housecall By Whitney Bennett After making an offer on a home, you’ll enter into a contract. Part of that contract should always include getting a home inspection. It is recommended that any homebuyer make an offer to purchase contingent upon a home inspection. This allows you to withdraw your […]

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The Most Annoying Things About Summer – And What to Do About Them

Posted on June 8, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Home Care, Homeowner Tips, Seller, Uncategorized

written by Amy Howell Hirt Summer should be the stuff dreams are made of: long, sunny days and warm nights filled with important questions like, “Ice cream on the porch, or another pint on the patio?” Summer also comes with bugs, heat, humidity, and other annoyances around the house. So this year, eradicate 13 of the […]

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Housing Trends eNewsletter June 2017

Posted on June 7, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Mortgages, Newsletter, Seller, Uncategorized

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please click on this link to view the […]

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How to Prepare to Buy a Home: First, Use This Checklist

Posted on May 30, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Mortgages, Uncategorized

By Cathie Ericson | Apr 7, 2017 Jeng_Niamwhan/iStock As everyone knows, a house is not an impulse purchase; you can’t just waltz in and declare “I’ll take it!” Long before you get to making that offer (on paper, through your real estate agent)—and even before going to your first open house—there are a ton of things to […]

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6 DIY Backyard Projects from Lighting to Fire Pits

Posted on May 30, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Improvement Projects, Lighting, Yard & Garden

Posted on May 2 2017 – by Gabrielle van Welie Remember backyards? Those things we’ve been ignoring for the past four months? They’re back! They might not be looking as sharp as they did before the snowfalls, but we’ve got some rad DIY backyard projects to bring it back to life. Ground-level trampoline Image from […]

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Will the Wasatch Front end up like the Bay Area?

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Seller, Uncategorized

By Jay Evensen @jayevensen Published: May 17, 2017 8:00 a.m. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News FILE— Construction on condominiums continues in Daybreak on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. SALT LAKE CITY — Why is housing so expensive in San Francisco? It’s simple. The city doesn’t have enough homes for everyone who wants to live there. Demand is […]

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Cut Back on These 7 Outdoor Trends Buyers Hate

Posted on May 22, 2017 by Diana Holbrook McKee in Buyer, Homeowner Tips, Improvement Projects, Seller, Uncategorized, Yard & Garden

By Jennifer Geddes | Apr 11, 2017 TimAbramowitz/iStock Depending on where you live, the first green shoots might just be poking through the ground, but that’s enough to get us thinking about enjoying the perfect days of summer out on the porch or patio. If you’re selling your home, you’ll want to make sure prospective […]

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