Friday, March 17, 2017

Open House Event

Paint The Town Red - An Open House Event 

Brought to you by your Keller Williams agents.

Over 25 homes will be held open in both Weber and Davis counties, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm, with some homes open longer. You'll find homes as far south as Bountiful, and north to Willard, with 3 great homes in the Ogden Valley. The weather's going to cooperate with sunny skies and temps near 70, so head out for a drive and tour some great homes.

Find a map to all area open houses here!

Included in the tour is this luxury home in The Reserve at Crimson Ridge, Eden. This stunning home is located near the shores of Pineview Reservoir, at 5023 E Whispering Pines Lane. Look for the Open House signs across from Pineview Yacht Club. I'll be there from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm. 7,079 square feet - 6 bedrooms - 4.5 bathrooms - Offered at $1,290,000
Contact me for more information: Wendy Crook | 801-791-3955 |

Sunday, January 29, 2017

When’s the Best Time to Buy?

Most everyone knows that we’re in a seller’s market. Why? Inventory is low so sellers can ask more for their homes, and get it. Interest rates are low so buyers are buying and getting more for their money than they will when interest rates rise.  When a great home comes on the market, with so many buyers out there, it can receive multiple offers, often times driving the selling price above the asking price.

So when is it a buyer’s market? Now. The months of January and February are the best months in which to be a buyer. Seller’s who keep their homes on the market during the winter are more serious about selling. Fewer buyers are interested in buying because they don’t want to move during these cold months, and families don’t want to uproot their children during the middle of the school year, so there’s less competition for homes. Nationally, home sales drop by approximately 47% in January. Sellers will often take less for their homes in the winter because they’re not getting as much interest, or offers. With fewer buyers, the likelihood of a home getting multiple offers is lessened. It’s also the best time to look at a home, in its “worst light,” after all, everything looks better once the snow has melted and the flowers are blooming.

If those reasons aren’t enough to spur you to buy now, The spring market is expected to be strong. The fall 2016 housing market was considered to be the “autumn revival,” by the National Association of Realtors, because it was especially strong. Because of this, spring home prices are predicted to rise more than normal, and interest rates are expected to be about 50 basis points, or half a percent, more as the year goes on. Buying with a lower rate mortgage will get you more of a home, and cost you less over the long run.

Contact me today to learn more about the buying process and get started on the path to your new home!

Wendy Crook, Realtor
Keller Williams Success Realty
801-791-3955 |