Professional pictures for my home I want to sale, is it worth it?
We are currently in a seller’s market; what does that mean for you as a buyer? It means there are more buyers than homes available for sale. Because of this, I’ve seen a lot of multiple-offer situations. Why, as a buyer, would you want to still buy in a seller’s market? Because interest rates are still amazing and over the life of your loan, the lower interest rate will save you more than a higher price point.
Well the solar panel salesmen must be out in full force for the last few weeks of summer. I’ve had a few clients and friends call me about adding solar panels to their homes and how much value it would add to their home so I thought this might be a good topic to cover.
Today we have a special guest writing on the blog!! Introducing Barbra Moe she wrote this blog post to tell us all about her wonderful home that we have for sell in Highland Utah. I find there is no one better than the current home owner to tell you the wonderful things about this home.
This house was custom built for our family 20 years ago. We sold to my parents and then moved back in with them a year later so it has been our home for 19 years. We love our home, we love our neighbors, and we love the ward. The only reason we are selling this home is because we lost a business and we need to sell the home to pay off a debt. Since we only have one child left at home, we can downsize and pay off the debt. We have raised 8 amazing children here and I am mindful that our good neighbors made a huge impact on how well they have turned out. The Highland 6th ward is an amazing ward. I know of two families who loved the ward so much that they would only move to a new house “within the ward”. The ward is full of good and strong people who are actively involved. We have very few neighbors who do not participate fully. The ward has a perfect mix of older, middle-aged and young so that all of the auxiliaries are fairly equal in size. The primary is perfect with just one nursery and about 80 kids. The YM/YW has always been strong and have produced Eagles Scouts, Personal Progress and full-time missionaries. Just last year, we had 22 missionaries out at the same time. In our ward, we have homes that are 30 years old, 15-20 years old and 0-5 years old so there is a mix of young, middle aged and old. Hardly anyone moves so it is a very stable area. The Elementary and Junior High schools are very close and highly rated. No buses needed until the kids go to Lone Peak Highs school. The value of our home is raised by the great neighborhood and ward in which we reside.
The home itself is also wonderful and we are finding it difficult to leave. We remodeled the kitchen and master bath, put in a new bathroom downstairs and tiled the 2nd bathroom downstairs. There is new paint and carpet throughout the house and it all feels like new. I adore our new kitchen. We hired a custom cabinet man and he did a wonderful job. I love the “hidden” dishwasher (with cabinet face), I love the 36 inch cook-top and hood, the marble counter-tops and the two-tone look. I have always adored our great room and how the windows look out onto our beautiful backyard with it’s deck, gazebo and white fencing. We put in a circular sidewalk that meanders around the backyard so that the little ones could ride bikes without worry about cars and streets! I love our formal office with the beautiful paneling. I love the living room because it is large enough for seating and musical instruments! We have used the fireplace in the master bedroom so often; it makes the room warm and cozy! I love our master bathroom because it has all the amenities without too much floor space to clean. I adore my project room, hidden behind the kitchen. I have sewn, scrap-booked, and done plenty of computer work in that room. We included half doors so I could see and hear the children but so that their little hands weren’t in my projects! We had intended on putting “locker” cabinets in the mudroom someday but I came to love our hooks and the closet because there was much less “piling” of stuff than I have seen in those lockers in other homes) I love the cubbies in the laundry room that have places for dirty laundry and clean laundry. Each of the kids had a cubby where I put their clean clothes and then they put them away. The best thing about his house is that there is so much storage space! There are built-ins and closets everywhere. One of our most valuable closets is just off the family room with plenty of room for games, educational items, toys, etc! The window seats have been wonderful for entertaining and storage of all of our blankets! I had them covered by a professional upholsterer to match our former décor. I didn’t recover them for the new décor so that the new owners could cover them to match their own. We looked ahead when we built the house and made sure the basement had tall ceilings and no overhangs for the heating ducts. We placed the heating ducts in the cement floor and it has been wonderful. The basement has so much space that it feels like it just goes on and on with five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a family room, a playhouse under the stairs, a food storage room, a future theater room and an area that is currently used for storage that could be a kitchenette. There is even a cold storage area that was built to receive a vault door.
One of the things I love most about our house is the little things like: a switch in the house for Christmas lights and outlets along the eaves of the house for the Christmas lights; usher lights along the hallway, down the stairs, and in the upstairs bathrooms so you don’t need to turn on any lights when you get up at night; and decorative shelving above the family room, the master bath and in some bedrooms for treasures to be displayed.
We also looked to the future: The house is wired for security and sound systems, central vacuum, and a gas fireplace in the family room if future owners want to install any of those upgrades.
We have treasured our 20 years in this home and it is currently in the best shape of its life for the family that will make it their home. It has been the perfect place to raise our family and we are excited for the family that comes and takes our place. What a blessing to live in this home and in this neighborhood.
To see all pictures of home Go Here or feel free to call me at 801-885-6551. If the link doesn’t work it means the home is no longer available.
There are no schools near by this property.
First I’ll get this out of the way, It is against the law for a lender to say, “If you send me clients I will give you (anything of value)”
I went car shopping the other day, I know your thinking what does this have to do with real estate? I’ll get to it…
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