Local Stories

Utah New Homes: Five Stellar Homes With Basements

July 27, 2017
The Coronado

For a homeowner, a finished basement can open up a world of possibilities. The additional square footage can be anything from a workout or game room to an office or extra bedroom. Having a basement also creates room to grow as a family. These are just a few of our desirable homes in the Salt Lake City area that offer optional finished basements:   Bedford The beautiful Bedford floor plan is approximately 2,300 sq. ft. and offers 3 to 5 bedrooms. In addition to the…

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Life at Home

Best Patio Meals and Grilling Ideas

July 21, 2017
Friends at BBQ

Summer is in full swing, and the warm weather simply begs for fresh fruit, crisp, cool salads and mouthwatering BBQ—served al fresco, of course. If you’re searching for flavorful patio meal recipes and grilling ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Fire up your grill because we’re about to share some of our favorite apps, entrees and sides for summer entertaining on the patio! Sun Gold Tomato Caprese Salad. Keep it simple, not to mention colorful, with this wonderfully refreshing two-tomato caprese salad. It’s the…

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Local Stories

3 Great Markets for First-time Buyers

July 18, 2017

Ready to buy your first home? Congratulations on this exciting milestone! When choosing a new home, it’s important to consider a number of factors, including the floor plan, features, amenities, price point and—you guessed it—location. If you need a little help with the latter, consider these three great markets for first-time buyers.   Jacksonville, Florida Mild temperatures, sandy white beaches, a thriving economy and entry-level home prices make Jacksonville a great choice for brand-new homeowners. This hot housing market beckons first-time buyers who are looking…

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Financing & Insuring

What Does Home Insurance Cover?

July 13, 2017

Insurance is a crucial part of being a homeowner. In fact, most mortgage lenders require that buyers carry a homeowner’s insurance policy. While policies may vary, there are certain items and events that are typically covered in many policies. Typically covered: Dwelling Coverage Dwelling coverage includes the actual structure of the home. This means walls, flooring, doors, etc. Other Structures This protects structures not physically attached to your home such as an unattached garage or shed. Personal Liability Homeowner’s insurance covers the physical home, but…

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Packing & Moving

Get Moving With Our Packing Playlist!

July 11, 2017

Packing up and moving all your belongings is an exciting process—so exciting, in fact, that we thought it worthy of a playlist! After all, when you’re on your fifth roll of packing tape or playing three-dimensional Tetris® with furniture in the back of the moving truck, you might enjoy some uplifting tunes to remind you why your new house is worth every ounce of effort. The Spotify® playlist is intended for entertainment purposes only. Neither Spotify® nor any of the artists featured on this playlist…

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