Archive for July, 2008
July 19th, 2008 Categories: Real Estate News
Salt Lake County Home Sales Statistics
Stats for the first half of the year
Chart of Home Sales for Salt Lake County from January 1st to June 30th 2008. More than half of all the sales have been in the $160,000 – 300,000 Price range with 56.4%. This segment of the market seems to hang tough. The $500,000 and above has contributed just under 7% of the sales for the first half of the year. The $300,000 – 500,000 range was just a hair under 21%
I know I have some fans that are going to claim that I am spinning the numbers. They are what they are.
So the big question is. When is the high end stuff at the South end of the valley going to come tumbling down? Draper has 80 homes that are a million plus, 233 Active listings that range from $500,000 – 1,000,000.
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July 5th, 2008 Categories: Buying
IN TODAY’S MARKET
Why trading up makes sense
If home prices dropped by 5%, here’s what it
could look like if you decided to trade up.
The smaller loss at sale will be compensated by greater savings at
purchase, resulting in a significant net gain.
A BUYER’S MARKET IS A TRADING UP MARKET!
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July 4th, 2008 Categories: Buying
Salt Lake MLS Map Searching
Finally the long anticipated arrival of Salt Lake City Map Searching.
This is something we have been working on getting for quite some time.
Let’s examine what Salt Lake City Map Searching really is.
The landing page will be a map of most of Salt Lake County and will show you the amount of properties that are for sale in that screen.
In the upper left corner you have map control options Zoom or Move. When you select Zoom you can draw a box and the map will display the available properties in the new screen. The second option is move, when you select this option you can use the hand to move the map around and get new results. Naturally you have the zoom in and out selections on the left side of the map.
Also in the upper right corner of the amp you can change the view to Street, Hybrid or Aerial View.
Now below the map is the ability to refine the property search. You can choose property type such as Single Family, Condo… You have the option to select more than one. By not selecting any, you have selected all by default. Then you can move over to price range where you have minimum and maximum. Then other choices such as bedroom and bathroom counts, style, year built range and more …
Once you have refined your search you can Go to Search Results to view your choice in a quick report or can save your search. When you select save this search you can create an account, this will take you to a registry window.
Once you are registered, you have the option to receive an email of NEW OR UPDATED listings.
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July 4th, 2008 Categories: Not Real Estate
Declaration of Independence
Here is the complete text of the Declaration of Independence.
The original spelling and capitalization have been retained.
(Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776)
The Unanimous Declaration
of the Thirteen United States of America
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
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