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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

You Are Invited To Our Back To School Event


You’re invited to our Back-to-School BBQ and Backpack Drive.

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The end of summer is just around the corner. Today, I wanted to let you know that you’re invited to our Client Appreciation event—our Back-to-School BBQ and Backpack Drive.

This is going to be a great event. There will be great food, face painting, a bounce house, and more. I personally love these kinds of events.

There are going to be a lot of opportunities for family fun, so don’t forget to put it in your calendar.

The event is on August 12th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hidden Grove Pavilion in Sugarhouse Park and you won’t want to miss it.



This is an amazing opportunity to have fun and make a difference.


Whether you stop by for a short time or stay for the whole time, we’d love to see you.

All we ask is that if you do come, we’d appreciate you bringing something useful for a child in need. School kits, backpacks, and other useful supplies will be donated to kids in needs in Utah foster care.

This is a great cause. So, even if you can’t make it out, we’d greatly appreciate any and all donations. This is an amazing opportunity to have fun and make a difference.

You can find all the information you need here:


You can RSVP by clicking here. 

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon and seeing you there.

Friday, June 23, 2017

What the Insane Rental Market Could Mean for You


The current rental market in Salt Lake City is simply insane, and we choose to see that as an opportunity. You should too!

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The current rental market is simply insane, and it's having an effect on our market.

I recently looked at a study by Yardi, a software company used by property managers, which looked at 250 cities and found that they're experiencing a 2% year-over-year increase in rent. They found that 203 of those cities actually had an increase in the last 30 days. The most interesting part was that Salt Lake City is the 13th fastest rental growth market in the whole country with a year-over-year increase of 7.7% in rent rates.

This affects our market in a few ways. For one, if you rent right now, you can buy a property, lock in an interest rate, and actually pay less for a mortgage than you currently pay in rent.

Secondly, if you haven't taken advantage of the market in the past and you're looking into how to build wealth, looking into the rental market might be a good option for you. We can help you make sure you know how to be a good landlord and educate you through the whole process. We also want to make sure you find a property that will have cash flow and bring you equity. We also want to be sure you have a cash flow that isn't affected if the market takes a downward turn.


Real estate investment is one of the best hedges against inflation.


That's why they say real estate is one the biggest hedges against inflation—as the market continues to grow, home values go up and rents go up.

Finally, if you're a landlord and have not increased rental rates in the last 18 months, considering doing so now. I've personally had to increase all my rent rates, so let's do a rent analysis for you if you think it might be time.

If you have any other questions about rental properties or investing in any kind of real estate, give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to serving you soon!

Monday, June 5, 2017

3 Tips to Avoid the Buyer Pinch & Get the Home You Deserve


If you want to get the home you want before it’s too late, follow these three tips.

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Interest rates are amazing right now, which has allowed many buyers to afford homes even as home values rise. The problem, though, is rates won’t stay this way forever. As soon as they rise, buyers will feel the buyer pinch and won’t be able to afford the same homes they once could.

How can you avoid this buyer pinch and get the home you want now? There are three things you can do.

First, when you’re looking at properties, make a list of the top 10 things you want in a home. Then narrow that list down to the top three items you absolutely must have. If a home that features all 10 things you want is too expensive, you can scale back and focus on your top three must-have items.

Second, consider looking outside your comfort zone. Unfortunately, sometimes the most sought-after neighborhoods are unaffordable to most buyers. Expand your search to other nice communities that are less expensive than your desired areas.


If you’re looking for a home, now is a fantastic time to buy.


Lastly, be creative and come up with a plan. Sometimes we have to ask ourselves if we have an asset or a way of putting more money down on a property to make it more affordable. We’ve done lease options where we tied up a property at a certain price to save the extra money to be able to put down and take advantage of the low rates.

Interest rates are great and so is our market. If you’re looking for a home, now is a fantastic time to buy. There are many other strategies you can utilize that we’d be happy to share with you as well, so feel free to pick up the phone and give us a call.

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to help.