Monday, March 14, 2011

Seller Financed Resort and Recreational Homes in Utah

Spectrum Real Estate has access to seller financed recreational/resort properties with flexible terms in Summit County and Wasatch County in Utah

List prices start at $150K and go up t $1.3 million.

Contact Steven Max Parry or Craig S. Parry with Spectrum Real Estate for a list of available homes for sale.

Resort Home Example

Park City Resort Home Example
Recreational Property Example

Friday, March 11, 2011

Trends that will make your home truly your own

If you're looking to purchase or remodel a home, you likely are building a long list of "must-haves," "must-dos" and "must-includes" for your new space. There's no question the housing market is in a different place than it was as recently as five years ago. If you're like most home seekers and remodelers, you may find that your requirements fall in line with these growing trends:

Bigger isn't always better: As interest grows in living more efficiently, people are building smaller homes. In fact, new homes are now 7 percent smaller than they were the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Just my style: Homeowners are aiming to make their home fit their personal visions of the best investment on the dollar, and 20 percent of new homes are currently custom-built, according to the American Institute of Architects. Smaller spaces free up dollars to put toward the products that fill it. Color, decor and products that help make a home feel one-of-a-kind versus one-of-many are becoming king.

Multigenerational: Homeowners also are seeking spaces that accommodate residents of all ages. One-third of baby boomers report they have adult children still living at home or likely moving back home at some point, and 8 percent of Americans report their parents already live with them.

Energy-efficient: As homeowner concerns about energy costs continue to mount, so too does their attention to home design and products that will help lower their energy bills and decrease their carbon footprint. As a result, homeowners are showing increased attention to factors such as insulation and window quality.
* If smart technology and a customized home experience are what you need, consider remote home energy management systems. With a solution like Schlage LiNK, a remote access solution that provides home control from a cell phone or any computer with Internet access, you can adjust your home's thermostat, even when you are not there.

- Courtesy of ARA Content

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Help Me With Broker Price Opinions

I recently wrote a post entitled: What Is a Broker Price Opinion? Since then I have received a number of emails asking me more specific questions about broker price opinions and I will try to answer most of them in this post.

The number one question I get asked is:

Q. Is there any specific training I can complete that can  help me learn to better evaluate property?

A. Yes! Most real estate boards will offer some type of CE (Continuing Education) course(s) throughout the year. It's good to take advantage of these classes as they are sometimes free and they may count towards your bi-annual license renewal educational requirements (Utah).

A. You may also choose to become a member of NABPOP - The National Association of Broker Price Opinion Professionals. This organization provides:

•Excellent basic information about BPOs.

•Training and more detailed instructional materials.

•Testing for knowledge and certification.

•A network to connect agents with lenders and BPO buyers.

Q. You mentioned in your post that one should do research on BPO companies. What specific things should I be looking for in a company that offers BPO opportunities to real estate agents?

A. Great question! You want to make sure that you are first and foremost dealing with an organization that has a good reputation in the business. These types of companies will provide great support, will have an easy online input system and most importantly will pay you in a timely manner and will have a way for you to track your payments. The best advice I can give is to look around some of the online forums and see who others have had success with and which companies to avoid. I will always recommend Emortgagelogic and Clear Capital. They have any easy online input system and they pay in a timely manner.

Hopefully this answers most of your questions. I appreciate your input and feel free to email me any more questions that you may have.

Email Me!  Steven Max Parry