Georgieann Elliott's Blog Posts

Common Closing Costs To Prepare For When Selling Your Home

If you're planning to sell your home, take note that buyers aren’t the only ones who have to pay closing costs. Sellers also need to shoulder a variety of closing costs, and it’s

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WHAT TO DO WITH AN UNFINISHED BASEMENT...

Although currently dimly lit and a little  rough on the eyes, your unfinished basement still has a lot of potentials. With just a little love and the help of the following ideas, you can spice

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Buyer & Seller Perks in Today’s Housing Market

Right now, the housing market is full of outstanding opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, moving up to a bigger one, or

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Easy Gardening Tips for your HOME...

I worked all morning into the late after noon on real estate stuff. It's a bit crazy right now most everything is getting multiple offers and that drive prices up. We are in a supply and demand

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How to Prepare Your House for a Winning Sale This Spring

Some HighlightsWith so few homes available to buy today, houses are in high demand, and they’re selling fast.That means it’s a great time to sell if you’re

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Learn the Ins and Outs of Giving or Receiving DOWN PAYMENT GIFTS

For many first time buyers, saving for a down payment is one of the most challenging steps in fulfilling their dream of purchasing a home. Oftentimes, they know they can afford their potential

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How to get over the Heart break of your offer not getting picked

It's already stolen a piece of your heart. You’ve spent countless hours thinking about it. You know it’s a huge commitment, nothing like you’ve ever had before, but you’re

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Projects to pump up your Homes curb appeal!!!

I see it all the time as a Realtor. Curb appeal, the condition of one's front door, front yard, the first thing a home buyer sees can make or break the desire to make an offer on a home...Homes with

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Tips to Deal with the Emotional Impact of Selling your House!!!

Your home may be your biggest financial asset and investment, but once you decide to sell, everyone will agree that it's also more of an emotional journey. After all, you’re not just leaving a

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Want to Build Wealth? Buy a Home This Year...

Every year, households across the country make the decision to rent for another year or take the leap into homeownership. They look at their earnings and savings and then decide what makes the most

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Creating a Home Maintenance BUDGET....

Owning your home is one of your greatest achievements. It feels great and fulfilling—until you've got a leaky faucet. Or the paint all over your walls is peeling. Or the gutters are

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Can I assume my deceased parents mortgage? (Probate, Estates and Mortgages)

https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/taking-over-the-mortgage-when-your-loved-one-dies

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6 Doable Resolutions for Buyers who want to save for a down payment...

Having enough money to put as a down payment is one of the biggest roadblocks to purchasing a house, especially to first time buyers. If you're one of the many people who aspire to turn their

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5 Things you can start doing now if you want to buy your first home in 2021...

Buying a home is a ‘purchase of a lifetime.' It’s a major financial step that requires a lot of planning and preparation. If 2021 is the year you’ll put an end to your rental days

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Home Equity and building wealth in Today’s Market

The Importance of Home Equity in Building WealthFact!!!Home equity, for most Americans, is the quickest way to build household wealth. That wealth gives homeowners more options during good times and

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Ya Mon Soaks - stuff for the tub and now your shower!!!

After a long day...I enjoy a good long soak in the tub!!! Now I have found some cool stuff for the shower...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcoP2LagDK8 Check out this you tube video...My new

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Four Expert Views on the 2021 Housing Market

The housing market was a shining star in 2020, fueling the economic turnaround throughout the country. As we look forward to 2021, can we expect real estate to continue showing such promise? Here

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More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This Year

This year challenged us to reprioritize everything – from the way we use our time to where we work, how we socialize and gather together, and our needs at home. For many, this also meant

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Selling your home in the "WINTER" is pretty similar to other seasons, here are a few extra tips to consider that will help...

Winter can still be a good time to sell a house, but you may have to work a little harder to make the space appear cozy, warm, and inviting against the dreariness of the season. Home(link is

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Putting your home on the Market during the Holiday Season...

If you’re one of the many homeowners thinking about taking your house off the market for the holidays, hang on. You definitely don’t want to miss the great selling opportunity you have

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October 2020 Housing Market Stats...

This is the right time to sell. Most offers are coming in over value. Call me today for an complementary analysis.Comparative market analysis (CMA) explainedReal estate agents create CMAs by looking

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Why Working from Home May Spark Your Next Move

If you’ve been working from home this year, chances are you’ve been at it a little longer than you initially expected. Businesses all over the country have figured out how

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Is it Safe to Sell My House Right Now? YES...find out why...

In today’s real estate market, the buzz is all about how it’s a great time to sell your house. Buyer demand is high, and there simply aren’t enough homes available to buy

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Look Utah $17 K gain in Equity...

Let's get together and find out what your equity can do for you.Georgie801-828

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Upsizing your home...

    WHERE DO YOU NEED MORE SPACE?The first thought when upsizing your home is to simply consider square footage, bedrooms, and bathrooms. But it’s important to take a more

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Sizzling Real Estate market...take that 2020!!!

Today, homebuyers are making moves for a variety of different reasons, and many peoples’ needs have changed over the past few months. According to George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor:

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Home Equity Gives Sellers Options in Today’s Market

Homeownership is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future, especially as your home equity grows. Home equity is a form of forced savings that can work to your advantage as the value

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Barrier free living, aging in place safely...when Mom and/or Dad come to live???

Here in Northern Utah we have a lot of homes that are multi level...this lifestyle of living makes it a little more difficult aging in place.  For some modifications for aging in place can be

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"HOMES" across the country are selling fast...

Some HighlightsBuyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes at a record-breaking pace. According to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in July,

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Home Buyers steps to Home-ownership...

So you want to buy a house. This is a huge decision. Let's talk about some steps you need to take making the process successful from start to finish. These steps will help you to make sound

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Moving....hey it's a good thing ..... read on

Is Now a Good Time to Move?How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers

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Selling your home Virtually...

In a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow their agent and some potential buyers inside if done under

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Homebuyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s Pace

Homebuying has been on the rise over the past few months, with record-breaking sales powering through the market in June and July. Buyers are actively purchasing homes, and the momentum is

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Getting ready for Retirement...

HOW TO GET READY FOR RETIREMENTFor most people, retirement feels like a long way off. But, if you don’t start preparing as early as possible, you may find yourself in a place of financial

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Is NOW the time to REFINANCE your MORTGAGE???

There are a large number of Americans struggling right now because of the effects of COVID-19. There’s no question the economy has taken a hit and, in turn, a lot of families have had to pay

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Garden Containers...Different types and the pros and cons!!!

Different Types of Garden ContainersBY: CHLOE DEIKEOverwhelmed by all the container options available? Here are the pros and cons of 9 different types of garden containers.We earn from qualifying

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Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows for Three Consecutive Weeks

Over the past several weeks, Freddie Mac has reported the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to record lows, all the way down to 3.03%. Last week’s reported rate

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Historical Housing Market we are in....

Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric in

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Pointers on Fraud, follow up and funding on your "Home"

So what does waiting for the home to fund and record mean? Basically it means that the lender has funded the loan the buyer’s need to purchase the seller’s home. After the paperwork is

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Our Housing Market Is Positioned to Bring Back the Economy

All eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which sectors of the economy will drive its recovery? 

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Hey Summer time 2020 is our Spring Delayed Real Estate Market...

Why This Summer Is the 2020 Spring Real Estate SeasonWith stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back

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Hey, what happens at a home closing...sellers and buyers???

 Today, I have a closing. My clients are the Sellers...So what is a Closing? Closing or Settlement is when the house buyer and seller fulfill all of the agreements made in the sales

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5 factors that make up your credit score

5 factors that make up your credit scoreDahna Chandler The Mortgage Reports Contributor- 6 min readIn this article:Credit scores surprise many people who assume that if they never miss a,

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Stuck in the Renting Rut...

If you’ve been renting an apartment for longer than you’ve had a Facebook, don’t worry—you’re not the only one. But if you’ve been teetering on the fence of

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Great buying power with all time low interest rates!!!

Interest Rates Hover Near Historic All-Time Lows Some HighlightsMortgage interest rates have dropped considerably this spring and are hovering at a historically low level.Locking in at a low

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Sheltering in Place...hummmm... now more than ever consumers are wanting more space...

Sheltering In Place, Leads To Desire For More SpaceThe shelter in place orders that have been in effect for weeks across the country have many people spending more time at home than ever before. And

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The Difference Between Home Staging and Decorating

Staging your home for an open house is crucial in adding appeal to buyers. However, many are unaware of the difference between full-on redecorating and simply staging a home to be presentable for

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The Benefits of a 55 Plus Community

55 and older is looking GOOD...As we age it can become difficult to manage an entire household—especially one with a lot of yard space or multiple floors. In some cases, it makes sense to

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How to Make a Room Pop with Your Personality

Whether you are a free spirit or a traditionalist, these tips and tricks for how to decorate your home based on your personal tastes have got you covered!Feelin’ freeIf you happen to be a free

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Homes with a "Home Office" watch out...you may be popular...

                               Why Home Office Space Is More Desirable Than Ever ???For years, we’ve all heard

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Green with Envy: Curb Appeal Hacks

Avenir Next20pt There is truth to the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”—and the same philosophy applies to your home. Whether you are in the

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For the For-Sale by Owners...Realtor Tips...

  For the For-Sale by OwnerNote the #800 number that captures all callers, Realtors use this system!!!I want to share some information that real estate agents typically don't share. In

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For -sale by Owner Sign and #800 ...Complementary

This technology is what top real estate agents use all over. Now the for-sale by owner can benefit from it. The #800 number has a pre recorded description of your home. When people call it they can

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Add Pep to Your Porch... First impressions are a big deal!!!

When guests pull up to your house, you want them to think, “wow!” Adding pep to your porch will get them to say just that. A little curb appeal can have a positive impact on the overall

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Things to know and do for "SELLERS"

When it comes to selling your home I always tell my SELLERS to think like a “BUYERS…”Would you buy your home? Sounds silly but we are our worst critics.There are many reasons for

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Virtual homes near you...

So I want to share a cool app with you along with some tips...First, now days most people shop for their home on line...This app is my business card, text homeswithgeorgieto 85377 it will prompt you

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App for shopping for your next HOME!!!

Let's start some Shopping for a "Home" using this cool app!!!So I want to share a cool app with you along with some tips...First, now days most people shop for their home on line...This app is my

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TOWNHOUSE VS. CONDO: WHICH SHOULD YOU BUY?

Whether it’s your first time buying or you just want to purchase something smaller, townhouses and condos are both great options. Check out the differences between the two to help aid you in

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Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights:Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most

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