Monday, January 31, 2011

Sandy Utah Real Estate

Sandy (officially known as Sandy City) is a city in Salt Lake County,

Utah, United States. It is a suburb of Salt Lake City. The population was 88,418 at the 2000 census, and 96,660 as of the 2008 estimates,[2] making it the fifth-largest city in Utah.

Sandy is home to the South Towne Center shopping mall, the Jordan Commons entertainment and dining complex, and the Southtowne Exposition Center. It is also the location of the soccer-specific Rio Tinto Stadium, which hosts Real Salt Lake home games, and opened on October 8, 2008.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Herriman Utah Real Estate

Herriman is a city in southwestern Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.The city has experienced rapid growth since incorporation, and according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the population was 17,689 in 2008. It grew from being the 111th-largest incorporated place in Utah in 2000 to the 34th-largest according to estimates.

New Developments

Herriman Towne Center

In the midst of a period of tremendous growth for Herriman City and its neighboring communities in southwest Salt Lake County, plans have been laid for one of the most significant community building projects in the history of the area: a dynamic new Towne Center in the heart of Herriman City.

JL Sorenson Recreation Center

The JL Recreation Center will be a complete fitness & recreation facility operated by Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation. Projected to open March 2011, this 107,000 sq. ft. facility will include a wide variety of amenities and programming to serve the southwest area residents of Salt Lake County.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Understanding and Navigating Your Way Through the Foreclosure Process

By Rick Sharga, RealtyTrac Vice President of Marketing

Foreclosure properties can be a terrific investment, or give home buyers a much more affordable option than traditional properties in this time of escalating prices. But, before you jump in assuming this is "real-estate for dummies" or the next get-rich-quick scheme, think again! You really need to know your stuff when it comes to navigating your way through the process and making sure you're getting the most bang for your buck.
"For people willing to do some homework, the foreclosure market offers some of the best opportunities in real estate today," explains James J. Saccacio, chief executive officer at RealtyTrac, the leading online foreclosure marketplace.

Web-based services like RealtyTrac can help investors and homebuyers tap into this previously hidden market by providing access to foreclosure and pre-foreclosure information typically available only to professional real estate brokers and investors. Today, homebuyers can use these services to identify and research potential home purchases, as well as to find the tools and professional resources they need to help them close the deal.

When offering advice to buyers interested in taking advantage of the foreclosures market, Saccacio stresses the importance of educating oneself about the types of properties and the processes involved. Even seasoned real estate investors have something to learn when it comes to approaching this market. It's important to go in with the appropriate knowledge.

Types of Properties Available at Various Stages of the Process

Serious buyers must first understand the difference between the varying types of foreclosure properties. It's important to review the basic types of properties, each representing a different stage in the foreclosure process.

Pre-foreclosure Properties

A property enters pre-foreclosure after a default notice is filed by the foreclosing lender against the borrower who owns the property. The different notices that are filed during pre-foreclosure include Notice of Default (NOD), Lis Pendens (LIS), Notice of Trustee Sale (NTS) and Notice of Foreclosure Sale (NFS). For most consumers, buying a pre-foreclosure property from a private homeowner is the most favorable of options. This is a best-case scenario because the seller is able to get out from under a mortgage without destroying his or her credit rating, the lender is saved the time and expense of foreclosing on the property, and the buyer gets a below-market price on a home. In addition, buying at this stage of the process allows you, the buyer, a chance to fully evaluate the property before making an offer.

The disadvantages associated with purchasing a property during the pre-foreclosure stage are few, but worth mentioning. As with any major purchase, negotiations between the buyer and seller can be difficult, especially since the seller would typically prefer not to have to sell the property in the first place. Secondly, transactions are time-sensitive, since there is pressure to complete a sale before the property goes to auction.

Auction Sales

Foreclosure auction sales are typically the domain of the professional investor. These properties are formally in default, and sold to the highest bidder at an auction. Buyers are required to be physically present at the auction and must be prepared to pay 100 percent of the sale price in cash on the spot.
Though foreclosure auctions can offer significant savings as well as immediate property ownership, they are not for the faint of heart or the uninformed! Unless the buyer is already familiar with a particular property, there is usually little time to examine it. And, the buyer will be competing against professional investors—and sometimes even the lender—at the auction.

Real-Estate-Owned Properties

Once the lender officially reclaims a home, it is classified as Real Estate Owned by the lender (REO). While REO properties typically offer more time for evaluation and a more standard bank-managed transaction, their prices are usually very close to full retail market value. Therefore, they offer buyers the lowest potential savings.

It's definitely possible to find great deals in the foreclosures market. You just need to know where to look and be able to differentiate exactly what you're looking at. With an understanding of the pros and cons of buying at each stage of the process, you'll be well on your way to a successful purchase you can be proud of.

Monday, January 24, 2011

West Jordan Utah Real Estate

West Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. West Jordan is a rapidly growing suburb of Salt Lake City and has a mixed economy, having moved beyond being simply a bedroom community for Salt Lake City. According to the 2000 Census, the city had a population of 68,336; by 2008, West Jordan had an estimated population of 104,447, placing it as the fourth most populated in the state.[3] The city occupies the southwest end of the Salt Lake Valley at an elevation of 4,330 feet (1,320 m). Named after the nearby Jordan River, the limits of the city begin on the river's western bank and end in the eastern foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains, where Kennecott Copper Mine, the world's largest man-made excavation, is located.

Settled in the mid-19th century, the city has developed into its own regional center. Currently the city has four major retail centers; Jordan Landing is one of the largest mixed-use planned developments in the Intermountain West.[4] Companies headquartered in West Jordan include Mountain America Credit Union, Lynco Sales & Service, SME Steel, and Cyprus Credit Union. The city has one major hospital, Jordan Valley, and a campus of Salt Lake Community College, which is designed to become the main campus upon completion in 2020.

City landmarks include Gardner Village, established in 1850 and the historic Sugar Factory, built in 1916. It is also the location of South Valley Regional Airport, formerly known as "Salt Lake Airport #2". The airport serves general aviation operations as well as a base for the Utah Army National Guard for Apache and Black Hawk helicopters.

Friday, January 21, 2011

South Jordan Utah Real Estate

South Jordan is a city in the US state of Utah and a component of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. South Jordan lies in the Salt Lake Valley between the 9,000-foot (2,700 m) peaks of the Oquirrh Mountains and the 12,000-foot (3,700 m) peaks of the Wasatch Mountains. The Jordan River flows through the middle of the valley and the city has a 3.5-mile (5.6 km) section of the Jordan River Parkway that contains fishing ponds, trails, parks and natural habitat. Salt Lake County fair grounds and equestrian park, 67-acre (27 ha) Oquirrh Lake and 27 other parks are located inside the city.

The city was founded 18 miles (29 km) south of Salt Lake City along the banks of the Jordan River in 1859 by Mormon settlers. An agrarian town for most of its history, today it has grown into a bedroom community of Salt Lake City with a 2009 population of 54,730 people.[3] Kennecott Land, a land development company, has recently begun construction on the master-planned Daybreak Community for the entire western half of South Jordan. Daybreak could potentially double South Jordan's population. South Jordan is the first city in the world with two Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) temples (Jordan River Utah Temple and Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple). The city will have two TRAX light rail stops by 2011 and one commuter rail stop on FrontRunner by 2012. More Info

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Riverton Utah Real Estate

Riverton is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 25,011 at the 2000 census, and 39,751 as of the 2008 estimates.[3] Riverton is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state of Utah, and was ranked by CNN Money Magazine as the 60th best place to live in the U.S. in 2005. More info

Riverton City Official Website

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Unlock the Hidden Potential In Your Real Estate

If you invest in real estate, or plan to, you will find a special welcome at Wealth Strategy U. The strategic principles we employ apply to all forms of business and investing. That said, we have a special affinity with real estate as a wealth-building vehicle.

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Real estate offers exceptional opportunities to leverage wealth, because there is so much low-cost financing available for real estate investors. As for velocity, by applying our proprietary techniques it’s possible to keep your money constantly moving – and growing – through real estate investments.

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Ultimately, the story of real estate investment is a story of personal wealth, and with Wealth Strategy U Products, you will find a structured process for planning your individual outcomes. Experience with thousands of clients has taught us how essential it is for you to define what wealth means to you. We also know how important it is that you remain in control of your financial growth, so we give unusual emphasis to sharing our knowledge on all aspects of wealth creation.

Real estate carries unusual promise for wealth creation. It also has significant hazards and pitfalls. Let us show you how to maximize the extraordinary opportunities for building wealth through real estate investment.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Learn About Tax Lien Investing

My name is Darius M. Barazandeh, I am a licensed attorney and real estate investor.

I have designed the Attorney's Secrets To Investing in Tax Lien Certificates™ to teach you how to safely invest in tax lien certificates. Purchasing tax liens from county and municipal governments can provide you with extremely high rates of return ranging from 12%, 15%, 24% or even 1000% or more per year. Unlike a stock market purchase, when you purchase a tax lien certificate you don't need to worry about sudden changes in the market. Rather you become a lien holder with powerful legal rights. You will either earn a fixed and stated return on each dollar invested or you can foreclose and take title to the real estate backing the certificate. No matter how well the stock market is doing, careful investment in tax lien certificates will allow you to consistently out-perform the stock market.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Five of America's Snowiest Cities - Salt Lake City is on the list!

Five of America's Snowiest Cities

Denver, Colo.
Average annual inches: 60.3
A skier’s delight a few miles west, but when the wind pushes the mountain snows to the east, the city gets dumped on. The good news: lots of clear, 40ish winter days makes the snow melt pretty quickly.

Cleveland, Ohio
Average annual inches: 59.3
People seem to associate more snow with Buffalo, but the other side of Lake Erie gets smacked just as much.

Salt Lake City, Utah
Average annual inches: 58.5
Like Denver, there’s plenty on skiing and beautiful winter scenery to help make the snow more bearable.

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Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
Average annual inches: 49.9
The Twin Cities’ image as a place for extreme weather gets exaggerated, but there’s certainly plenty of snow.

Milwaukee, Wisc.
Average annual inches: 47.3
Just up the pike from Chicago, the Lake Michigan shore city gets hit pretty regularly. The latest storm forced the Bucks to cancel a game.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Utah Real Estate - Current Mortgage Rates

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Buying Vacation Real Estate in Utah

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Buying Utah Real Estate?

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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