Moving to Salt Lake, Need Utility Information?

Moving to Salt Lake, Need Utility Information? 

If you are new to the Salt Lake County area you might wonder who do I call for utility information?    Maybe you have lived here a while but you are moving to a new county and now need all that basic information again.  Below is a list that will give you some useful numbers and information at a glance.

 

Salt Lake County Information: A great website to go to and check out is SLCO.org   On this site you will find everything from Family Support, information about the Health Department, Animal Control to Parks and Recreation information.

DMV: I would recommend going on to their website first.  You will find answers to most of your questions here.  They have a great website http://dmv.utah.gov

Road Conditions:  The winter months are fast approaching.  The forecast is calling for SNOW in the valley on Sunday. For up to the minute weather and road conditions go to http://www.udot.utah.gov

Telephone: You have a lot of choices when it comes to telephone service.  Comcast 801-485-0500 or CenturyLink  1 800-491-0118   are some of the local vendors

Cable:  Comcast, Centurylink, Dish and DirectTV are the main suppliers in Salt Lake County

Heating: Questar  801-324-5111

Electricity: Rocky Mountain Power  888-221-7070

Post Office:  I recommend stopping by the one closest to you or if you are out of state go on line and you will find answers to the majority of your questions there.  USPS

UTA: Our transit system.  Check it out at www.rideuta.com

Housing:  Utah Real Estate 

 

CITY INFORMATION 

Bluffdale: Water and Garbage: 801-254-2200; Sewer: 801-571-1166

Draper: Garbage: 801-576-6512; Sewer: 801-571-1166; Water 801-576-6500 or 801-571-2232

Herriman: Garbage: 801-562-6435; Sewer: 801-571-1166; Water: 801-446-5323

Holladay: Garbage: 801-562-6435; Sewer: 801-262-2904; Water: 801-483-6700 or 801-277-2893

Midvale: Garbage, Sewer and Water: 801-567-7226

Murray: Garbage and water: 801-264-2626; Sewer: 801-963-7671

Riverton: Garbage, Sewer and Water: 801-208-3133

Salt Lake City: Garbage, Sewer and Water: 801-483-6900

Sandy: Garbage and Water: 801-568-7110; Sewer: 801-943-7671 or 801-571-1166 or 801-255-7321 or 801-561-7662

South Jordan: Garbage and Water: 801-254-3742; Sewer: 801-571-1166

South Salt Lake: Garbage: 801-483-6000 or 801-363-9995; Sewer: 801-483-6074 or 801-262-2904; Water: 801-483-6074 or 801-565-4300

Taylorsville: Garbage: 801-562-6435; Sewer and water: 801-968-9081

West Jordan: Garbage, Sewer and Water: 801-569-5020

West Valley City: Garbage, Sewer and Water: 801-968-3551

 

Improvement District phone numbers:

Copperton: 801-255-3411

Cottonwood Heights: 801-943-7671

Granger-Hunter: 801-968-3551

Holladay Water: 801-277-2893

Jordan Valley: 801-565-4300

Kearns Improvement: 801-968-1011

Magna Water: 801-250-2118

Taylorsville-Bennion:  801-968-9081

 

Have more questions, let me know.

 

 

 

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Where to Ski in Utah

Where to Ski in Utah? There are so many places to choose from, not only are we a fabulous place to live but we have a wide variety of activities year round for people to enjoy …. Like SKIING! As I sit here on this snowy Sunday my thoughts go to Ski season. While we are not quite ready, my son and daughter need new ski boots and my son wants new skies and of course my daughter wants a new outfit (yes skiing can be expensive too) I can’t wait to hit the slopes.Back in 2006 my son is almost 16 now and my daughter almost 13 wow times goes by so fast OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

First off let me start by saying I grew up in Washington State. I never skied until Senior Skip day and after that a few times in college. I truly didn’t start skiing until we moved to Utah 11 years ago. Matter of fact I think while I can get down the blue runs no problem and the black runs every so slowly I am in fact no “fun to watch” although it maybe funny….. My son will fly by and say mom you are going way tooooo sloooooooooow… I have to laugh because you know what…. it hurts to crash and I would rather go slow and make it down then crash and get hurt. I guess getting older has its benefits when it comes to some thought processes. Speaking of older this picture was taken in 2006 my kids are now almost 16 and 13! yikes!!! *

Our favorite location is Alta. We are a family of skiers. We do not snowboard and Alta is one of the few places where it is still Skiers only. It only takes us 20 minutes from the minute we sit our buns down in the car to the minute we sit on a chair lift and are on our way up the mountain. We are very lucky to live so close to our favorite winter place.

So when does the 2013-2014 season start? NOVEMBER 22nd!! is the plan weather permitting and if it keeps snowing like today, we will be up there enjoying the season by then.

For ticket information, times, pricing and all the important information you will need to know about Alta go visit their site or their youtube channel! LOVE IT.

Oh another thing! in the summer months Alta has some great hiking trails… so if you are into Hiking, I’ll write more about those later.

Enjoy! and I’ll see ya on the slopes!

*interested in living somewhere affordable and so close to world class skiing? I’d love to help!

The Local Salt Lake Market Has Exploded With Buyers

The local market has exploded with buyers.  They are everywhere and they are bidding on everything.  A traditional seller who prices their home correctly will surely have multiple offers.  My buyers have been in multiple offer situations from the price range of 60,000 all the way up to $400,000.

Below are this weeks quotes:

“Forget it, there are even multiple offers on homes that need to be knocked down.  I’m done looking until more homes become available to look at.”

“ I’m taking a break.  I can’t compete, I can only offer what I can afford.  I will never beat out people who are paying cash.”

“Do I have to submit an offer before I even see the home?”

“I don’t want to see anymore short sale, foreclosure or HUD homes.”  I’m sick of the bidding process, multiple offers and being the first offer but the agent holding the offer until there is a multiple offer situation.”

“Find me a traditional seller or I won’t go see homes until you do.”

“How are there multiple offers, its a new listing today and I haven’t even finished my three s’s for the day?”

Sellers, if you have been considering selling your home or had it for sale in the past and took it off the market, now is the time to seriously reconsider.

WE NEED YOUR HOMES ON THE MARKET.


Buying Process My Commitment to You and What I ask of You

My Commitment to you

  • To work with you to determine your desires, needs and qualifications
  • Show you homes in the MLS which meet your needs
  • Create a personalized marketing campaign to find your ideal home if we don’t find it in the MLS
  • Do a CMA before we write and present an offer
  • Write offer and negotiate purchase agreement
  • Point out anything I become aware of which could negatively impact the value of home

 

What I Ask of You

  • Sign Exclusive Buyer Broker Agreement
  • Inform other Realtors and home owners you are represented by me
  • Work only with me during agreement period
  • Use recommended lender to determine maximum loan qualification
  • Be available to preview homes
  • Provide feedback on homes seen and service provided
  • Inform me of any changes in your circumstances
  • Do NOT go into any new construction sites with out me.  Agent has to be with you at all times/viewings
  • Let me call on every home you are interested in- Especially for sale by owners

 

Buying a home in Salt Lake City( Area) Common Closing Cost for Buyers

When you buy a home you’ll have a variety of fees and expenses that you and the seller will have to pay at the time of closing.  Your lender must provide a good faith estimate of all settlement costs.  The title company will also have fees to consider:

  • Down payment
  • Loan origination
  • Points or loan discount fees, which you pay to receive a lower interest rate
  • Home Inspection
  • Appraisal
  • Credit Report
  • Private mortgage insurance premium
  • Insurance escrow for homeowners insurance, if being paid as part of the mortgage
  • Property tax escrow, if being paid as part of the mortgage.  Lenders keep funds for taxes and insurance in the escrow accounts as they are paid with the mortgage, then pay the insurance or taxes for you.
  • Deed recording
  • Title Insurance Policy Premiums
  • Land Survey
  • Notary Fees
  • Prorations for your share of costs, such as a utility bills and property taxes

A note about prorations:  Because such costs are usually paid on either a monthly or yearly basis, you might have to pay a bill for services used by the sellers before they moved.  Proration is a way for the sellers to pay you back or for you to pay them for bills they may have paid in advance.

Buying a home in Salt Lake? What to expect so you can become a Future HomeOwner!

Hello Future HomeOwner!  When buying a home, especially for the first time you will have many questions about the process.  Below is a general guideline of what to expect and how the process works.  The following list will give you an idea of the timeline involved with buying a home.

1. Select your agent and sign a Buyer Agreement allowing your agent to work for you.  It is required in Utah to have a Buyer Agreement in place along with Buyer Due Diligence forms.  The forms allow me to search and inquire about all types of homes for sale or not yet for sale across Utah.  As a buyer it cost you nothing to have an agent work for you and represent you.  Buyers are asked to let me know if they see a home for sale that they are interested in whether its listed by an agent, bank, for sale by owner, or new construction.  For new construction homes, you will need to have me present everytime you go into a new construction site, model or open house.  New Construction sites will have it posted that if your agent is not present when you see the model, then your agent can not represent you. (they do this for various reasons)  You have the right to be represented and you should be represented.  You are making one of the biggest purchases of your life.  The sellers agent has been hired by the seller to sell his home not look out for you, the buyer.

 

2. Lender:  This is huge! you need a lender that is full time, knowledgeable and licensed. If you need names, let me know.  Your lender will take a look at your whole financial picture, your goals , what your current needs are and what has happened in the past.  They will make sure you have the funds, credit and ability to purchase a home/condo/townhome.  Underwriters will look closely at all the factors.  Meeting with your lender before you start looking into homes will ensure you that you are at the correct price point and are able to purchase the home/townhome/condo you have fallen in love with.   Credit, debt and your financial history is a huge factor.

3.  Once your lender has given you a preapproval (the thumbs up) we are ready to start searching for homes.  Once a home is found please be ready to act on it.  Utah has a lot of homes for sale, but the good ones always go under contract very fast, often with multiple offers.  While writing up an offer, you will be asked to offer an earnest money deposit anywhere from $500 to 1% of the purchase price. (New construction will want more money down, often non refundable)  This is called your Earnest Money deposit.  It shows the sellers that you are serious about the home.  The earnest money goes towards your closing cost at the end of the transaction.

4. Once a contract is agreed upon, you lender and agent get very very busy.  We watch all the contractual deadlines, home inspection is ordered (buyer cost $300-$500)  An appraisal is ordered (buyer cost $300-$500)  Both cost depend on location and size of home.  These cost are in addition to the earnest money deposit.

5.  Once the home inspection and appraisal have been completed, negotiated and approved the lender submits your loan.  This may take 2-4 weeks depending on what type of loan you are purchasing.  Just as a reminder your credit report will be pulled and reviewed before you purchase the home and also the day you close on your home.  DO NOT make any major purchases, DO NOT open any new store cards, credit cards or credit lines, DO NOT swap around balances, DO NOT quit your job, DO NOT switch jobs, DO NOT file for divorce, bankruptcy  DO NOT shop for a car, truck, atv, trailers etc.(they will pull your credit) DO NOT overdraft on your checking accounts, keep money in your checking account at all times.  Not following these simple rules will jeopardize your chance for purchasing your home, you may end up losing the home and your earnest monies.

6.  Last but  not least we go to the title company and close the loan.  Once both sides, the sellers and buyers sign the documents  it usually takes 24 to 72 hours to fund and record the loan.  Once the loan is funded, possession can take place anywhere from 24-72 hours from that point.

7.  My job is to make this as hassle and drama free as possible while achieving your goals.  Its a fun process.  Just kick back, enjoy and find your dream home.  I’ll do the rest for you.

 

Salt Lake City and our Gorgeous City Creek Center

City Creek Center is located downtown Salt Lake City, adjacent to the LDS temple, 15 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport   Its the hope of Salt Lake and the LDS church that the massive shopping center will revitalize the downtown area.

Salt Lake's pride and joy CityCreekCenter

It is currently one of the nation’s largest mixed-use redevelopment projects.

Estimated at 23 acres.

5,000 parking spots

Retractable glass roof  ( 250′ long x 60′ wide)

Creek that runs through the property

Pond outside of Macy’s with live fish

Two 18ft tall waterfalls

Fountains with music

Pedestrian skybridge

90+ stores and restaurants

1000 seats inside the large food court

Indoor play area for kids

It has been reported that the LDS church is one of the largest investors.  It is estimated that the church invested over 1 billion dollars into the City Creek Center located in the heart of their global headquarters. Temple Square   The large anchors and draw to city creek center are Macy’s, Nordstroms and the Mormon church just to name a few.  It is currently the only mall scheduled to open in 2012.

As everyone celebrates City Creek Centers grand opening, I sit and wonder what will happen to Trolley Square and the Gateway all located downtown?  Will they survive this massive shopping center?

Will I be visiting City Creek Center?  I doubt it.  I am centrally located between two other great malls  Fashion Place Mall (Murray Utah)  and South Towne Center/ Mall  (Sandy Utah).  Pretty much the same stores, I think I’ll be heading there next time I need something new.  I bet the crowds will be small and I will probably find all the newest fashions, in my size!  So go ahead everyone else head down to City Creek Center…….

 

City Creek Center is located at 50 South Main Street, Salt Lake City

www.shopcitycreekcenter.com

 


New Construction Salt Lake County Homes For Sale: Call For Details


Kim Boekholder | Results Real Estate, LLC | (801) 580-5624
Spendthrift Dr, Bluffdale, UT
New Construction Home call for details on builder and home information
4BR/2+1BA Single Family House
offered at $332,500
Year Built 2012
Sq Footage Unspecified
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking Unspecified
Lot Size Unspecified
HOA/Maint $0 per month

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Interested in a new home? If you are a buyer looking for a home, make sure you have a buyers agent representing you. Give me a call for details on why and how it doesn’t cost you. www.SaltLakeAreaHomeSearch.com
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Results Real Estate, LLC
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(801) 580-5624
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Salt Lake County Utah Median Home Prices

Salt Lake County Utah median home prices.  The second quarter of 2011 has seen many cities still seeing a decline in prices and volumne sold have we finally hit bottom?
Utah Median Price Information
While a lot of the zip codes are seeing another down arrow for the second quarter of 2011 A few areas are starting to see an increase.  Could this mean we’ve hit bottom and now we will start stabilizing and seeing a Real Estate Recovery in Salt Lake County?  I think so, while we may still hit some hiccups along the way I believe we are going to start to see a slow stabilizing of the market resulting in a gradual recovery.  

*if you are thinking of selling your home or currently have your home on the market, this tool is a great reference and insight on how low the homes are selling for around you.