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It Pays To Use A Realtor

As you may have heard, it’s a seller’s market in Utah right now of epic proportions! Property owners may have had a fleeting thought to not use a Realtor because they assume their house will sell fast, but I say in this market, using a Realtor will pay for itself, and you may end up making more than you ever dreamed of on top of it. I recently sold a home, and I want to tell you all about it, and how we got the sellers $21,000 extra. Continue Reading

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Garbett Home | Green

List Price: Sold

Property Details: 3,234 square feet | 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | .15 acres

This incredible Garbett-built home showcases Maple hardwood flooring and cabinetry, quartz counter-tops, a glass tile back-splash, stainless steel appliances and drawer pulls, oval doorknobs, and modern 3-panel doors. The house is perfect for main-level living, and has a roomy floor plan with soaring high ceilings. The home is super green and energy efficient, featuring geothermal heating and cooling, and an on-demand hot water heater that is preheated through the geothermal exchange. It’s a real gem of a house! Continue Reading

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Backyard Bliss

List Price: Sold

Property Details: 1,976 square feet | 5 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | .15 acres

All the major, big-ticket items have already been done here. All new plumbing and electrical (including dimmer switches!), wood blinds, doors, Low-E double-walled windows, roof, water heater, wood and tile floors. The furnace was replaced 6 years ago, A/C 5 years ago, and there is R-40 insulation in the attic. The alarm system has been pre-paid for a year through Vivint. The kitchen showcases granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets with crown molding, and an under-cabinet metal spice rack. Continue Reading

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Berkshire Hathaway Utah Properties | Exciting Change

Moving to a new real estate brokerage during the holiday season was a gutsy move, but I’m really excited to tell you all about my recent change to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties. I have many great friends and colleagues who have worked for Berkshire Hathaway (previously Prudential) for decades, and always sung its praises, but I didn’t realize the full extent of what it was actually like there until I took a tour of the office and met everyone. I was impressed, and absolutely blown away! Continue Reading

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2016 Design Trends | Salt Lake Parade of Homes

The 2016 Salt Lake Parade of Homes started today, and it is by far my favorite year ever! For the past 5 years I have judged the Salt Lake Parade of Homes, so I was lucky to get a sneak-peek earlier this week. Let’s get to it: glass hardware has made a comeback in a modern way in door knobs and drawer pulls. I also viewed a lot of beautiful glass tile backsplashes, in everything from clear, to colored, and frosted designs. Gray is still in use in a big way. I noticed gray cabinets, counter-tops, tiles, furniture, art, accessories, and flooring. White is also trending, from stark white walls, to wainscoting, doors, cabinetry, and counter-tops.

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Splendor in Sugar House

List Price: Sold

Property Details: 2,062 square feet | 3 bedrooms | 2 bathrooms | .23 acres

Bri’s Perspective: This charming Sugar House home is on a fabulous tree-lined and shaded street, with old-fashioned amber street lights. The home fits in perfectly with its surroundings from the stately entry, to the beautiful stone chimney, porch, and stairs. Inside the home, you’ll find the original arched keystone fireplace, hardwood, and travertine floors. Continue Reading