Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes

Young buyers (Millennials & Gen Z) have waited longer than previous generations to enter the housing market for their first home. However, this hasn’t stopped them from dreaming about the

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Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers

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2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that,“For many prospective homebuyers,

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Expert Advice: Staging Your Home for Selling Season

If you own a home, it is likely one of your largest investments. When the time comes to move up or downsize, you want to do everything in your power to protect your equity and get your asking price

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Home Price Changes in 2018

Home price changes in the past year 2018 Home prices nationwide rose 5.7% in the year ending in the fourth quarter of 2018.The map shows the percent change in home prices in the year ending in

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2 Reports That Say Now Is A Great Time To Sell Your Home

Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge.The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price

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Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased In Value?

Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study

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Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner

In today’s market, as home prices rise and a lack of inventory continues, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by&

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7 Reasons To List Your House For Sale This Holiday Season

Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide

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Best Ski Resorts in Utah

Utah is a popular destination for Ski lovers. With so many high mountains and thousands of skiable terrain, Utah has attracted a lot of Ski Resorts. So far, Utah is one of the most affordable Ski

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6 Haunted Places in Utah

Halloween is just around the corner. It’s not too late to get in some last-minute thrills with your friends. Check out these haunted places around Utah, if you dare!Ted Bundy’s HouseSome

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7 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Fall brings such beautiful orange, yellow and red foliage. It’s easy to forget that colder temperatures and unpredictable weather conditions lie just around the corner. Following are seven

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Fun Facts about August

Often referred to as the “dog days of summer,” the month of August doesn’t get its nickname from the pooches. The moniker comes from the star Sirius. In ancient Roman times, the

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Green Chili Brownies

Here are the ingredients you will need. I included a list at the bottom.Separate your dry ingredients and wet ingredients first. Wisk separately and then again when you combine them to make sure all

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7 of Utah’s Best Fishing Spots

Although Utah is known for its world-class winter activities, our great state boasts beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife and some outstanding fishing holes. Check out one of these hidden gems

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5 Ingredients for the Best Realtor

The majority of home sellers and buyers have little to no experience working with real estate agents. It might be hard to tell the difference between an excellent, less than perfect and down right

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2018 Summer Car Shows in Utah

Warm weather and long days bring out even hotter cars. From old and young, car enthusiasts and motorheads will enjoy this list of all the upcoming classic car shows nearby. JUNE6/19/2018Habit Burger

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9 Tips to Help You Move with Children

The decision has been made and it’s final: you’re moving. Not only are you moving, but you’re moving with your children. You will be balancing honoring the old home while welcoming

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Pip pip, cheerio to Layton's newest round-about!

Layton's newest round-about is just north of the Layton Hills Mall and sits at the bottom east side of the Layton Crossing bridge. UDOT hopes to "relieve traffic congestion at the Antelope Drive and

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9 Gardening Hacks

Spring and gardening season is upon us. A hobby like gardening takes time, effort and money. Clever gardeners figure out little hacks and short cuts that save them in more ways than one. After all,

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3 Areas To Check Before Making An Offer On Your Next Home

Spring or Fall, either season is good for home buying. However, some might say the autumn is the best time for house hunting because there is less competition and more inventory to choose from. As

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Ways to Keep Your Home Clean and Ready to Show

You need your house to look its best when its on the market, but you still have to live there. Use these tools and tips to make your home show-worthy at a moment’s notice (without losing your

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3 Habits for a Happier Life

The Dalai Lama once said, “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” But how do you increase the happiness in your life? Here are 3 habits to incorporate

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232 E 1875 E, Centerville

Coming Soon!5 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 5,737 Sq Ft | 0.43 Acres | 1983 Year BuiltBeautiful home on the Centerville bench. This home is situated on .43 acres at the end the cul-de-sac. Landscaping

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FSBO vs Agent: 5 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Home On Your Own

Deciding to sell your home is a big decision, but deciding to sell your home without the help of a real estate agent is even bigger. There are a lot of reasons that homeowners are tempted to sell

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5 Must Do Projects To Sell Your Home Faster

Your home is an investment. An investment you want to take care of, not only for pride of ownership, but as a financial asset which will pay off in the long run. If you’re ready to sell your

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Utah: Finest Powder on Earth

Known for its world-class winter recreation, fresh powder and shredded resorts, Utah provides the perfect destination this chilly season. Following is a list of Utah’s best ski resorts.  

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What’s the Difference Between a Fixed and Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

Buying a home is exciting and, let’s admit it, a bit nerve-wracking. There’s so much to consider and a lot of complicated finance terms to understand. When you’re qualifying for a

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Three Big Reasons to Get a Home Inspection

It seems like the list of things to do when you’re shopping for a house is endless. No matter how tempting it may be to skip some of those items, a home inspection is one action that should

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To Sell Staged or Empty?

During the selling process, home owners face a lot of decision making. If you are fortunate enough to be one of the owners that can move out while showing their house, you can choose between leaving

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Don't wait till next Summer to sell

Summer has come to an end and you probably are thinking you've lost the opportunity to sell, and need to wait till next summer. But that's far from the truth! Although it's not as hectic and crazy

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5 Smart Homeownership Tips

Turning a key into your lock that no other even landlord has access to, choosing that bright exhilarating color to paint your kitchen or even getting lost in a book in the hammock you fashioned last

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Protect Your Real Estate Investments With Estate Planning Strategies

You can protect your real estate through a number of different strategies. For starters, you probably already have purchased property insurance to protect your assets against loss or damage. Your

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HOA: Are they worth it?

Homeowners associations (HOA) are essentially small governing bodies over a particular neighborhood or community. The HOA board consists of homeowners in the development or complex. This governing

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When To Refinance Your Mortgage

Refinancing can be a smart, money saving move. However, this is not always the case due to the costs associated with refinancing. This means that sometimes getting a lower interest rate doesn&rsquo

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Choosing the Right Agent

You need an advocate when purchasing a home. The right agent will be an indispensable asset in your house search. An excellent agent will have these qualities:Education – Professional and

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5 best hiking trails in Davis County

If you love to hike around the beautiful places on this earth, you will be pleased to know that Davis County contains a lot of hiking trails. All of these trails has some specialties that make them

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Tips to get your yard ready for summer

Summer is coming. Bright lights, new growths, new activities, with all this, some of you must be thinking of changing their home a little bit. The yard is a part of your house that allows you to be

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Fun summer activities in Weber County

Are you planning to visit Weber County this summer? Well, Weber County is known to be a place that is full of fun activities. You can spend a great time by getting involved in the best outdoor

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7 Top restaurants in Davis County

Planning to have a great food in Davis County? Well, the choice will be difficult as the place contains a lot of restaurants that worth a visit. As you go through the list of the top restaurants in

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Summer Home To-Do List

When purchasing a home, a great many people presumably first think about the money related duty. Try not to give yourself a chance to overlook, in any case, about the time and work that home

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For Sale by Owner vs Using an Agent

With the current huge increase in home costs, this spring may be a decent time to offer your home. The question remains whether to sell it yourself as an owner or use an agent.One noteworthy benefit

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Saving for a Down Payment

Saving for a Down Payment The thought and process for saving a down payment to purchase a home may seem overwhelming at first. Never fear, we’re here to help. Breaking the process into small,

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Appliances that have tax benefits

  Appliances that have tax benefitsTis the season of taxes! Although you still have some time to get your taxes filed—mark April 15th on your calendar—it is never too late to

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Help make your upcoming move a little easier!

The holidays are a wonderful time of year and a very busy time of year. For those who are preparing to move, this is an even busier time of year. Help make your upcoming move a little easier!  

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Weber County 2016 Holiday Activities

Weber County 2016 Holiday ActivitiesStart the holiday season off right with these great activities in Weber County.Christmas VillageThe Christmas Village seasonal attraction has grown to mammoth

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Tell-Tale Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Home

Tell-Tale Signs You’ve Outgrown Your HomeOnce upon a time, Realtors came up with the term “starter home” to describe houses perfect for newlyweds and small families. Although these

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Different methods to cook a turkey

Different methods to cook a turkeyWhat is Thanksgiving without a turkey? This time of year, turkeys are one of the most ate foods during this time of year. As you prepare for your Thanksgiving,

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Utah’s Haunted Cemetery Sites

Utah’s Haunted Cemetery Sites Everyone knows that just about any cemetery can be scary after dark and with the right dose of horror movie viewing. However, these cemeteries go beyond creepy.

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Halloween DIY crafts

As we get closer to Halloween, now is the time to get into the spirit of the season with these fun DIY crafts and upcycle projects. These Halloween DIY crafts are great for the whole family so grab

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5 Tips for Cleaning Your Gutters

5 Tips for Cleaning Your Gutters. Once first the first leaf falls, many more are sure to follow.Fall is great time of year to make sure your gutters are free from clogs.Keeping your gutters clean of

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Homeowner’s Association

If you’ve been considering buying a townhome or condo you’ve probably been hearing the term HOA a lot. But what does it mean?HOA’s, also known as Homeowner’s Association, is

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National (Eat More) Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

National (Eat More) Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month With more than 90 percent of adults and children not eating the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables, eating more matters. Everyone

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Seed your lawn for the fall

While we move into the cooler weather, now is a great time to seed your lawn for the fall. As your prepare to seed your lawn, preparation is the key part to the whole process.As you move

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Benefits of Knowing Your Utilities Before Moving In

Buying a home is a big decision and one that should be taken lightly. While you’re following through your due diligence and moving forward in finding your dream home, there is a lot of

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Real Estate Advertising vs. For Sale by Owner

Real Estate Advertising vs. For Sale by Owner When deciding to list, many homeowners contemplate their options: employ a real estate agent or go it alone and list for sale by owner (FSBO). Both

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To HOA or Not to HOA?

To HOA or Not to HOA? Homeowners associations (HOA) are essentially small governing bodies over a particular neighborhood or community. Usually, HOA are found in single-family developments,

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Visit Utah’s National Parks

Adventure is just around the corner in Utah. With plenty of attractions to see, activities to do and places to go, Utah offers non-stop fun. That said, summer gets busy with work, family gatherings

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Kelly Waters Earned Ranking for 2015 Home Sales.

Local RE/MAX Agent(s) Named Among “America’s Best”Kelly Waters with The Waters Group Earned Ranking for 2015 Home Sales  Layton, Utah, July 20th – Kelly Waters (The

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7 Ways Professional Photography Can Help You

7 Ways Professional Photography Can Help You Outstanding photography can benefit your brand, website and business. Great photography can even benefit your own personal image. This list contains the

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Weber River Adventures

 Weber River AdventuresTubing the Weber River presents one of the best ways to beat the heat in Northern Utah. The most popular route among tubers is the Henefer to Taggart route. Tubing the

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10 Tricks Every Clever Gardener Needs to Know

Gardening, like any hobby, takes time, effort and money. Clever gardeners figure out little hacks and short cuts that save them in more ways than one. After all, gardening is cheaper than therapy

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Tips and tricks for keeping mosquitoes away

We all love the summer. Hanging outside—hiking, camping, fishing, and just spending time outdoors.However, with the hot months, this is  also a time when the mosquitoes come out. This

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Trail runs in Weber and Davis Counties.

   Trail running, often called off-pavement running, differs from road and track running in that participants usually run and hike over trails. Utah’s mountainous terrain

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Want to be a millionaire? Think like one first.

When starting out in life, not all of us receive a “small loan” of a million dollars from our parents. However, we all want to be millionaires but just how many people actually get

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Important Tips To Keep In Mind When Starting a Home Project

With the chill and the snow outside, this is the perfect time to get all those home and other DIY projects done. If you’ve been contemplating finishing your basement, remodeling the bathroom,

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Looking for Great Food? Check Out These 4 Places

One of the best things about living in Utah, all the great food! There are so many awesome restaurants and local places worth checking out you’re going to have a hard time deciding which place

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6 Must Do Habits To Succeed In Life

With the new month, now is the time to set new goals or refocus your objectives. To help give you a fresh start, here are 6 habits to incorporate in your daily routine to boost your success:Talk it

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3 Tips for Selling Your Home Around Pets

We all love our furry friends. When comes to selling your home, having pets can sometimes cause some stress, but if you follow these 3 simple steps, you can keep potential home buyers interested

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Is This Your Year For Finally Buying A Home?

With Utah’s strong economy and affordable housing market, it comes to know surprise that more millennials are turning towards home ownership. Already in Ogden and Clearfield, an estimated 39%

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Utah’s The Next Silicon Valley?

Have you heard of Silicon Valley? Well, it appears Utah is becoming the next Silicon Valley—known here as Silicon Slopes. With more businesses moving in, startups emerging, and Utah’s

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8 Costs To Consider When Buying A Home

Buying a home can be a fun and stressful time. If you’re a first time home buyer, there are some costs (these tend to get overlooked) you should know about before entering into homeownership.

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2 Questions to Ask Yourself When House Hunting

Buying home is a big decision and before you enter into home ownership, take some time to do your due diligence. As you research what areas you want to live in, get pre-approved, and start the

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Prequalified vs. Preapproved: Do You Know The Difference?

Are you ready to buy a home but aren’t sure which step to take first? As you move forward in the home buying process, the first thing you need to know is how much of a home you can afford. To

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Protect Your Pipes From Freezing This Winter

The cold weather is here and with the freezing temperatures, it’s important to protect your pipes from freezing. This year, take some time to make sure the water pipes in your home don’t

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Reconnect With Summer With These Films

Now that the snow is on the ground, officially declaring it winter, now is the time to burrow in and dream of those warm summer nights. Grab some popcorn, a blanket, and enjoy these magical movies

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Make the Move Easier With These 5 Tips

So, you’ve just bought your new home or you’re getting serious in your house hunting. As you navigate through the moving process, juggle kids, and deal with the day to day aspects of,

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Get In The Spirit Of The Season With These Fun Gift Ideas

The holidays are right around the corner. With the Christmas lights, shopping, and get togethers there is a lot of excellent things to do and see to make the season enjoyable. One part of the,

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3 Ways To Save Money This Christmas Season

I love this time of year. The Christmas lights, the snow, and the festivities that bring everyone into the magic of the season. However, even with all the beauty around, it is easy to get wrapped up

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Do You Really Need An Agent?

Have you been considering hiring a real estate agent, but aren’t sure if that is the right move? If you’ve been hesitant to hire an agent, here are a few things to know about what an

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There Is Still Time To Decorate For Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and, if you haven’t decorated yet, there is still time. Get your home ready for the season with these fun and easy ideas (that don’t break the bank)

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Stay Safe This Halloween With These 9 Tips

Halloween is only a few weeks away and with the kids choosing their costumes, happy jack-o-lanterns, and spooky witches it is no surprise that this is a great time of year. As we get closer to the

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How To Create The Best Jack-o-Lantern This Halloween

Halloween is almost here. With the excitement of trick-or-treating and putting out your spooky decor, another fun tradition many people enjoy is pumpkin carving. As you can about picking the best

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Utilize Your Storage Space

There are a lot of pros and cons to living in a smaller space. Each space provides its own challenges, but the key is to learn how to utilize the area effectively; which means, sometimes you have to

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Adventures in Geocaching

I recently had the experience of geocaching and if you haven’t tried it yet, now is the time to. Geocaching is a lot of fun for everyone where you go on a scavenger hunt area your town and

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3 Hikes You Need To Explore

In Utah, hiking is a popular pastime and is it really any surprise? With all the beautiful parks, mountains, and red rocks there is a lot of wonderful trails to explore around the state. If you

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4 Things to Know Before Buying a Rental Home

Are you interested in investing in real estate and buying your first rental home? Although a rental home can be a great investment, it shouldn’t be an “all-in” thing, though it

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The Smells of the Season

Fall is here! Well, almost, and with the autumn months brings pumpkins, hot apple cider, and candy corn. One of the things I love most about the season is the wonderful spices that fill the air and

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Before You Make An Offer, Ask These Questions

Sometimes during the excitement of buying a new home, getting pre-approved, and hiring an agent; some things get overlooked. Regardless of how thorough you are, sometimes things need to be viewed in

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Spice Up Your Home With These 3 Projects

Are you in the mood for some fun DIY projects? Maybe something to do with kids? With the warm weather, 4th of July, and all the family things in between, here are a couple of projects that might

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Top Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is a special time to celebrate dad and let him know he’s still our #1 guy. However, sometimes finding the perfect gift for dad is not is easiest thing, especially if he

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Find Your Power Through Financial Freedom

I recently came across an article by the financial guru, Suze Orman, about “What Money Has Taught Me About Personal Power.” Throughout the article, she touches upon some excellent points

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4 DIY Projects to Improve Your Home's Value

There is a lot of pride that goes into owning your own home. Not only is homeownership a great investment, but it can add a sense of belonging. While you can add little additions to your home, like&

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Why You Should Buy Now

The decision to buy your home is not always the easiest one to make. How do you know if you are ready? Is it cost effective to own your own home? Whatever has you dragging your feet at buying a,

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Are Moving Expenses Tax-Deductible?

A lot of people ask if moving expenses are tax-deductible, and for good reason, it can be confusing. Here are some guidelines to help you determine if you will qualify*.If you are qualified, you may

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Realistic Ways to Get Organized

Okay, so this is the year. You've decided that you are going to finally get organized and throw out all the clutter around your home.Problem.Where do you even begin? Take a deep breath and check out

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Staying Sane During a Remodel

It is always fun to give your home an update, but sometimes that face lift can be more than what you bargained for. Before you start down the path of remodeling, it is important to know what

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8 Health Hazards To Avoid In Your Home

Protect your home from health hazards by keeping these 8 areas of your home free of germs:1. Bed linens. These can hold germs, grime, and allergens. Wash at least once a week using the hottest

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Is Selling Your Home Without an Agent Wise?

When it comes to selling your home, it might be tempting to do it yourself, but is it really the wisest move? Having the knowledge and experience of a good agent is important, but with the 

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Home Maintenance for the Spring

Spring is here and you know what that means, it is time to start doing some maintenance on your home. Some things might be obvious, like giving your AC a look over, but what about some of

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Before You Buy, Ask Yourself These Questions

Buying a new home can be exciting, but extremely stressful at the same time. There are so many things to take into consideration; knowing what you can afford, getting pre-approved, and finding

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How to Deal with Bad Neighbors

If you are lucky, dealing with difficult neighbors are only stories you hear about. Unfortunately there are times when we get a neighbor who is a nightmare. How do you deal with the annoying and

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Make Your Money Work for You

It seems like wherever you turn people are talking about saving money, but when you feel like you are living paycheck to paycheck, how do you start saving for your future?First of all, if you

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Creating Good Habits and Leaving the Bad Habits Behind

We all have our little vices we would like to break—big or small. How do you move forward with changing your habits though and creating new ones that will support you in a more positive way?

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Get Outside This Summer

Although the summer months are here, it is easy to feel like you are spending more time indoors cleaning, then you are outside enjoying the fresh air. To help you keep your home clean and yet still

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