Staging with Nicole

In this video we have Nicole Kampenhout of Nicole and Company showing us how she would stage our dining room. Everything she uses are items that we had already. Virtually all of our listings we have a stager come out and make suggestions or changes in order to get the best experiance for the soon to be buyer. We have found that Buyers buy on emotion and then justify the price. Nicole, helps us create that emotional experiance for the buyers.

 

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YourHOME Close to EVERYTHING

241 Downington Ave.

We love Sugar House and everything near by. Living in this Downington home you will be close to EVERYTHING!

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$250,000

Features

Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Square Feet: 1,631
Year Built: 1921
Area of Town: Liberty Wells
Lot Size: .11
Property Tax: $1,474
School District: Salt Lake
MLS #: 1486613
Basement – Unfinished
Bathroom on Main Floor
Broadband Available, Fiber Soon
Fireplace
Gas – Radiant Heat
Great Location

The Bungalow

Just block away from Sugar House, S-Line, Freeways, you might not even need a car!

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This brick bungalow is a just stroll to SLCC and a short bike ride to S-Line, Liberty Wells Park, Smith’s Ballpark and has a corner park just at 300 East. Easy access to highways, Sugar House, downtown, and the new Winco. Square footage figures are provided as a courtesy estimate only and were obtained from County Records. Buyer is advised to obtain an independent measurement. Owner/Agent

241 Downington Ave.

Sienna Curry

Sienna Curry

Real Estate Consultant

Sienna Curry came to the Market Source team originally as a client. She loved the process so much she decided to quite her job and join the team. As a gal from the south, politeness is an understatement. Sienna’s clients might hear a slip of a Y’all and of course Ma-am and Sir are part of her daily speech. She may be from the South, but  living in Utah for the past 5 years she knows the best of what Salt Lake has to offer. An avid skier, outdoor enthusiast, and dog lover, she fits right in.

Contact:

Phone: 916.661.4921

Email: sienna@marketsourceagent.com

YourHOME with Views in West Jordan

6154 West 8260 South - West Jordan

One of the best parts of living in West Jordan is the incredible views of the Wasatch Mountains. This home sits next to a small park and gives you amazing unrestricted views of the mountains.

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$325,000

Features

Beds: 4
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 3,051
Garage: 3
Year Built: 2003
Area of Town: West Jordan
Lot Size: .24
Property Tax: $2,019
School District: Jordan
Basement – 20% Finished
Master Bathroom
Central Air
Fenced Yard
Fireplace
Forced Air
3 Car Garage – Attached
New Granite Countertops
Tile Floors
Laundry Upstairs and Downstairs

 

YourHome in West Jordan

This large great room is a perfect gathering place for all of your upcoming holiday parties.

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The master bedroom is our second favorite space in the house. The huge bay window, the walk-in closet, and the separate tub/shower makes this master bedroom and bathroom a true retreat. The basement has just one room finished, but the rest is ready for the new owner to use as storage or build out their own dream basement. This is one of those homes you don’t want to miss.

 

6154 West 8260 South, West Jordan, Utah 84081

Jeremy Higginson

Jeremy Higginson

Co-Owner / Associate Broker

Jeremy Higginson isn’t your typical real estate agent. Some might say that he is more of a construction and old home guru than a pretty face selling homes. He is married to the boss, Monique Higginson but that story started over 20 years ago. Living in the Salt Lake Valley for over 40 years and owning 22 homes, he knows a thing or two about the area. Serving on the East Liberty Park Community Organization (ELPCO) and formally working with the Sugar House Chamber, he knows what neighborhoods across the valley have to offer. Finding or selling a home, you won’t go wrong with this real estate veteran of over 15 years.

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Contact:

Phone: 801.205.8231

Email: jeremy@marketsourceagent.com

Living Groovy in Murray

6081 South Glen Oaks Street

Sometimes we come across vintage homes that are in original condition and we fall in love. Back in the 60’s everything was just a little brighter an a lot more groovy.

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$349,000

Features

Beds: 5
Baths: 3
Square Feet: 3,016
Garage: 2
Year Built: 1963
Area of Town: East Murray
Lot Size: .25
Property Tax: $1,531
School District: Murray
Balcony Deck
Basement – Finished
Bathroom on Main Floor
Central Air
Fenced Yard
Fireplace
Forced Air
Garage – Attached
Handicap Accessible
Hardwood Floors
Outbuilding
Tile Floors

 

A Classic

From the 1/2″ square tile mosaic on the fireplace to the red shag carpet in the basement, this home has character.

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While the styles of the 60’s still live in this home, that doesn’t mean she hasn’t had her upgrades. New double pane windows, newer furnace and AC, add efficiency to this classic beauty. This home is ready for a new owner who appreciates the classic charm, or wants to transform these amazing spaces to your own story. Come fall in love!

6081 S GLEN OAKS ST

Jeremy Higginson

Jeremy Higginson

Co-Owner / Associate Broker

Jeremy Higginson isn’t your typical real estate agent. Some might say that he is more of a construction and old home guru than a pretty face selling homes. He is married to the boss, Monique Higginson but that story started over 20 years ago. Living in the Salt Lake Valley for over 40 years and owning 22 homes, he knows a thing or two about the area. Serving on the East Liberty Park Community Organization (ELPCO) and formally working with the Sugar House Chamber, he knows what neighborhoods across the valley have to offer. Finding or selling a home, you won’t go wrong with this real estate veteran of over 15 years.

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Contact:

Phone: 801.205.8231

Email: jeremy@marketsourceagent.com

8 Things I Wish I knew BEFORE Buying My First Home

16 years ago my wife and I purchased our first home. We didn’t know what to expect but we didn’t want to waste money on rent and needed a yard for our dog. So we hired a realtor and started looking at houses. We eventually found a cute little home with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in a neighborhood just up the street from where we were living. We loved that home, but there were a lot of things we didn’t know going into home ownership that would have been very helpful.

 

Flash forward to today, we have purchased 21 homes and own and operate a successful real estate brokerage. All that being said, here is what I wish I knew when we purchased our first home;

 

  1. Location is everything.

    Of all the homes we have owned and sold, we always did better on the homes in better areas. I define “Better areas” by 2 things. The first being, areas that people want to live in are by Universities, or other places people generally visit, such as downtown and resort areas. The second is areas where you don’t see cars on blocks parked on lawns. I know the second is different, but I have found that areas where people park on their lawn they don’t care about the yard work, or upkeep on their home in general. This indirectly brings down the value for the neighborhood.
  2. The mortgage payment is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to costs of home ownership.

    After all of our home purchases, I can safely say that you should keep at least 1% of the value of the home in reserve for repairs / upgrades. If your water heater goes bad, you can bet your furnace will go out at the same time. It is always safer to keep a small reserve to pay for repairs.
  3. The mortgage interest deduction is only exciting 1 time a year.

    Sure, you get to write off the interest you pay on your mortgage and that is great. However, it only makes a difference in April when taxes are due. Many real estate agents and lenders talk about this bonus when buying a home, but owning a home  has more important benefits than a tax deduction.
  4. You can pick your home, but neighbors are a different story

    My current neighbor, across the street, calls the city for every possible violation she can come up pretty consistently. It is annoying and there isn’t anything I can do about it. It could be worse. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to know what the neighbors are like until you move into your new home. Looking online at crimereports.com will help give you an overall idea of the neighborhood.
  5. There is no such thing as a PERFECT home

    Homes come in all shapes, sizes, and conditions. Some people prefer brand new homes, others like myself prefer homes built between 1900 and 1925. It really comes down to expectations. Many of our client’s want to live in a neighborhood called Sugar House, and they want an open concept kitchen (a kitchen and a great room combined). The problem being, a majority of homes in this area are 1940-1950’s ranch/bungalows. They weren’t built like the modern homes of today. So in order to find what they are looking for, they need to find a home that has had a serious renovation or choose a different area. When buying a house, it comes down to compromises. You can buy a home with all the features you want, but a higher price than you want to pay. Or, the features and/or location are not what you want but the price is right. In the end, finding that perfect happy medium between what you are looking for and what is available in the market.
  6. Yard work is fun but it can be a full time job

    We purchased our first home so that our dog had a place to roam. This was great, except before we moved in we had to build a better fence. Sprinklers break and have to be repaired, the garden needs to be weeded and the dog’s urine killed the grass. Sure, having a yard is great, but don’t be fooled, it requires maintenance.
  7. Remodeling like a pro is harder than you think

    I get asked all of the time if I like the new show on HGTV about flipping houses. Many people are surprised when I say that I haven’t seen it. I have watched many of those kinds of shows in the past, but they don’t represent the true amount of work that REALLY goes into a good remodel. The reason you hire a professional contractor, painter, tile setter, is because they have experience and skills. Most of us are not skilled at these trades. What seems like it should only take a couple of hours and a few hundred dollars, usually turns into a few days and several hundred dollars, not to mention the 19 trips to Home Depot. Don’t worry, you can do these remodeling projects, but always enlist the help of a professional to offer advice on your project. My first hardwood floor I installed, I paid a flooring contractor beer, pizza, and $20 to give me some expert advice. I have used that advice for a dozen or more homes and it was the best $20 I ever spent.
  8. Buy based on quality not price

    With our first house, when something would break we would replace it with the least expensive option that would work. After all, we were saving money. Over the long term, cheap isn’t always best. For example, some brands of plumbing fixture are better than others. There is a big difference between the $10 bathroom faucet and the $100 faucet. The main difference is that you will have to replace the $10 faucet every year and the $100 faucet, maybe every decade. That’s not to say that more expensive is always better, but it can be a good starting point. Do research, ask questions, and whenever possible buy the best quality your budget allows.

 

Owning a home is full of surprises but there is nothing like coming home to a place you can call your own. The American dream was built on home ownership. If you have any questions about owning a home and the true costs please feel free to contact us. We have educated hundreds of pre homeowners on what to expect when buying or selling a home.