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Inventory Down, Interest Rates and Prices Up: U.S. Housing Market Heats Up

by Joel Carson President/Principal Broker Utah Real Estate SLBR 2012 ‘Salesperson of the Year’ The national housing market is getting stronger as potential buyers keep their eyes on interest rates destined to climb higher. If you’re shopping for a Salt Lake City home for sale, don’t wait until the market rebounds completely or you’ll end […]

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Utah’s SLBR Names Joel Carson Real Estate Salesperson of the Year

Guest Blog by Donna M. Brown SALT LAKE CITY – The odds were stacked against Salt Lake City Realtor Joel Carson when he began helping people buy and sell real estate on the Wasatch Front in 2012. He had been out of direct sales for 12 years when he hit the ground running.  Despite some […]

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Public Transportation May Impact Utah Home Values

by Joel Carson President/Principal Broker Utah Real Estate If you’re getting ready to purchase a home in Salt Lake City or a home anywhere in Utah served by public transportation, consider these numbers: home values performed 42 percent better when located near public transportation with high-frequency service during the last recession. This isn’t a factor most people […]

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What do Salt Lake Home Buyers Value Most?

Survey Says . . . Storage Space, In-Law Suites by Joel Carson President/Principal Broker Utah Real Estate P.C. Home buyers take the task of choosing the right house very seriously, as they should. With so many available features today, it can be very difficult to discern what a potential buyer might like most about your Salt […]

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Tax Help Available to Utah Homeowners

by Joel Carson President/Principal Broker Utah Real Estate P.C. Dare I say the “T-word?” Taxes are never a fun subject, but Utah homeowners can take heart in a little extra tax help this season. You’ll find it at HouseLogic.com! A product of the National Association of Realtors, this website is an award-winning website for homeowners everywhere. Look […]

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Utah Home Buyer Game Changer

New mortgage rules could affect your Salt Lake home purchase. by Joel Carson President/Principal Broker Utah Real Estate P.C. New rules outlined by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today are designed to protect mortgage borrowers by reducing risky loans. The rules are also designed to make it easier for borrowers to understand loan terms […]

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Park City Home Sales Up in 2012

2012 Sales volume increased 35% over 2011 by Joel Carson President/Principal Broker Utah Real Estate P.C. More signs of economic recovery in the Park City, Deer Valley area are evident in the Wasatch Front Multiple Listing Service (WFMLS) year-end stats. Homes are selling faster, prices are beginning to rise, and more homes sold in 2012 […]

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2012 Utah Home Sales Up

Utah Home Market Stronger. Consumer Confidence? Not So Much. by Joel Carson President/Principal Broker Utah Real Estate P.C. 2012 Utah home sales increased 13 percent over 2011, according to Wasatch Front Multiple Listing Service (WFMLS) data. Year-end stats show a total of 31,526 home sales closed last year compared to 27,912 in 2011. The sales total […]

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Thinking of Buying a Utah Home for Sale?

Keep Track of America’s Unemployment Rate by Joel Carson President/Principal Broker Utah Real Estate P.C. Throughout the United States’ economic crisis and housing market crash, we’ve watched mortgage rates drop to new lows consistently. An announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) this week could change all that sooner than later. In its last […]

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November Utah Home Sales Looked Great!

by Joel Carson President/Principal Broker Utah Real Estate P.C. I’m looking at November Utah home sales trends and I like what I see. This year November netted the second highest number of sales over a six-year period. Median sales prices are up from last year as is the median cost per square foot. Better yet, homes are […]

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