Here Comes the Sun

National Economist Dubs Utah Homes for Sale an Increasingly Popular Commodity

Professional real estate man

Joel Carson

by Joel Carson

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Utah’s housing market is a shining example of economic recovery according to Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research for the National Association of Realtors.

Feb. 17 Ogden Standard Examiner article by staff writer Mitch Shaw chronicled Yun’s visit to Utah to present to Top of Utah Realtors at the Ogden Marriott Hotel. If you’re looking at Utah homes for sale, you’re looking in the right place. Yun reportedly praised the Mountain West Region – especially Utah, Colorado and Idaho – as hot spots for improvement as people flock to these states.

In his article Shaw cited comments from Yun regarding the growth opportunity at hand for Utah – one of the fastest-growing states in the country. The economist predicts steady increases in Utah home sales and home sales throughout the nation in 2012. In fact, the prediction leans toward a national increase of 6 to 9 percent.

It’s no surprise Yun noted a wide variety of factors contributing to the increase including: an improved job market, a recovering stock market, and low interest rates. Homes are affordable and home loans are becoming more attainable. currently features nearly 5,000 Utah homes for sale. They range from starter home prices to luxury resort home prices. We have the potential to satisfy most Utah home shoppers needs with a solid match for affordability, size, location and comfort.

Contact us today at 801-673-3333 for help in finding the perfect Utah homes for sale for you and your family.

Park City Featured in NYT’s ’36 Hours’

Beautiful Park City, Utah

Glowing Report Extends a Brighter Spotlight to Utah’s Mountain Gem

Professional real estate man

Joel Carson

by Joel Carson

If you’re looking for a luxury home in Park City, you’re not alone. The popular Utah ski resort is no-doubt even more popular since it was featured in the New York Times Travel Sections’ “36 Hours” on Feb. 2.

New York Times reporter Denny Lee visited Park City along with NYT photographer Djamila Grossman. The visitors returned from their working vacation to write a glowing report of their experience in the charming little city with a big reputation.

Park City luxury homes are popular among stars, civic leaders, and the rich and famous; but, you don’t have to be rich or famous to buy a home there. There is a wide variety of properties in this historic mining community turned upscale resort. Browse our properties 24/7 online.

Beautiful Park City, UtahLee visited many popular attractions and sang their praises including the Flight Boutique, the Cake Boutique, and the Kimball Arts Center among many other eateries, sports venues and pubs. The reporter dined, played, and worked in Park City (it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it); and, the result was a glowing feature that brought the spotlight right back to this Olympic-style town.In his report, Denny Lee said, “To ski or not to ski. That’s the luxury of Park City, Utah, the rare ski resort that offers lively diversions on and off the slopes. Historic Main Street still evokes a silver mining town, with local delis mixed in among upscale restaurants and fashion boutiques.”

Such publicity can only serve to enhance the value of Park City luxury homes for sale. I’m absolutely delighted to see Park City get the credit this resort town deserves, but can’t help but wonder how long a soft housing market will support rare bargains we’ve experienced for the past few years with exposure like this.

If you’re shopping for Park City luxury homes, contact us today at 801-673-3333. We understand the resort market and offer you personal, prioritized service with unmatched experience.

Help for Your Utah Home

Enjoy decorating

Decorate with Wall Decals!

By Joel Carson

professional business manIf you’re getting ready to decorate your new Utah dream home, you have got to check out wall decals. Wall decals offer a great alternative to expensive wallpaper and multi-tone paint jobs.

Let me guess, the first thing that popped into your mind is a huge image of Disney’s Belle dancing across your living room wall, right? I want to encourage you to rethink this and if you haven’t looked at wall decals lately, you’re in for a nice surprise.

Enjoy decorating

Decorating your Utah home can be fun!

I sell Utah homes. I have seen the insides of literally hundreds of Utah homes and I like what I’m seeing. Wall decals are great for renters, leasers, and new Utah home buyers because:

  • they come in many colors and styles
  • they’re not just for juveniles anymore
  • they’re made to endure
  • they’re easy to remove
  • they’re easy to apply
  • they’re super easy to change
  • they can add a classical, whimsical, elegant or artsy element to any room
  • they are relatively inexpensive

You can actually make a stylish statement with wall decals for about three bucks. Of course, the price range is huge and can go well beyond $100.

Cover an entire wall or cover a tiny corner of your Utah home. As a general rule, bigger and more complex designs are more expensive.

You can get a great sense of what’s available online. Simply type in the words, “wall decals” into a major search engine and shop until you drop. Decorate and redecorate your Utah home in your mind a thousand times before purchasing the decals you need to create your desired effect.

Decorating a new Utah home can be great fun – especially with wall decals!

Browse our listing of Utah homes for sale 24/7. We can’t wait to help you find the home that’s just right for you and your family.


Here are a few suggestions to consider before you buy:

  1. Don’t paint your room until you buy the decals. Take them to the paint store with you for color matching.
  2. New paint should cure for about one month before decals are applied.
  3. Only apply decals to clean walls.
  4. Watch out for extreme temperatures. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for an optimal application environment.
  5. Wall decals aren’t great for areas with high humidity.
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