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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Jordan Mercer answered:
3% of the purchase price usually covers closing costs. The buyer will ask the seller to pay their CC on a single family home in most cases.
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Mon Feb 9, 2015
Micah Olson answered:
It will probably depend on your circumstances but I can tell you approximately what I pay. All of these insurance types are influenced greatly by various factors (types of cars, size of home, health conditions, etc...) You may want to call an agent just to get some specifics.

Auto Insurance - I have a 2002 Expedition, and a 2009 Corolla. I pay just under $90 per month for auto. That is for pretty high coverage, with low deductibles.

Home - I THINK I pay about $40 per month for home. It is about 3,700 SQ Ft, built just before 1980.

Health - My wife and I are both in VERY good health. We do not have maternity coverage. We have a plan through Humana that is kind of a hybrid major medical / regular coverage. We can go to a doctor 6 times a year each with no deductible, and after that we pay a certain annual amount (maybe $5,000), but hospitalization is capped at $2,000... Something like that. We pat just under $200 per month.
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Wed May 28, 2014
Sandy Straley answered:
The property tax is based on the location and size of the home. You can pay $2200 a year property tax for a small home in Salt Lake City area, the same amount for a slightly larger home in the Millcreek area, the same amount for a home in Sandy and around $1900 for a home in West Valley & Magna. This of course depends on the square footage of the home and lot size. For a family of two, electrical bills average $40.00 per month, gas bills average the same - higher in the winter months and lower in the summer. The water bills there again depends on the city you live in -- Salt Lake city has a tendency to be higher with their water and sewer bills compared to Salt Lake County, West Valley and Magna. ... more
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Wed Feb 15, 2017
Clay Rockwood answered:
Thats a hard question to answer as it varies by location within Salt Lake but here is a ball park answer. Property taxes will be anywhere from $1,500 to $2,500 annually depending on the price of the home. Electric bill will be $50-$100 per month based on size of house, Water bill will be $50-$150 based of time of year and how much water will be used for landscaping etc. Gas bill can be $50-$200 depending upon the efficiency of the home and the heating element. Winter months will require higher gas bills but lower water and electrical costs, summer months will be lower gas bill but higher water and electrical. I would plan at least a total utility bill of $150-$300 a month. ... more
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Thu Jul 23, 2009
Becky Nay answered:
Hi Tim,

I know it's difficult to get buyers to come to an open house but if it's advertised everywhere. Ex. post on the MLS, KSL, craigslist, trulia, postcards to neighboring homes, postcards to target areas such as to renters, or move up buyers etc. depending on the type of home etc. Door knock the area beforehand. I've known many agents who have had success doing just that.

Also, when you have the open house put up literally dozens of signs. In a class that I'd taken on 'selling in a buyers market' this top agent from CA said 40 signs! Put them literally on every corner, I've sometimes had 2 on a corner to catch people's attention. People just get used to seeing signs on corners that they don't pay much attention to them unless there are a lot of them!

I hope that this info. helps!

Becky Nay, GRI
Keller Williams Realty
801-573-2077 Cell
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Sun Nov 13, 2011
Diana Holbrook McKee answered:
Hi Peter,
I recently moved from Austin to the Salt Lake City area. I chose Bountiful but any of the areas you have chosen are nice and would meet your criteria. There are some newer areas in the west part of the valley but you will not have the panoramic views. There are some nice neighborhoods in the Cedar Hills, Highland and Alpine areas but they are farther south. Traffic may also be a determining factor depending on where you will be working. Do you have children in school? Would you like easy access to the mountains? Let me know if there are any specific questions I can answer.
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Fri Oct 23, 2009
Voices Member answered:

The Banks/Gov have created sites to give the public access to the information on the REO/Foreclosures they have listed for sale and the sites also have all the info on the bid/purchase process. Sites like these.. ... ...

You can find the links to these sites and much more here... ...

Tax sale info for Salt Lake County if you're interested ...

For the other counties in Utah ...

A good search engine for finding public records...

Auctions...Remember Due Diligence ...

Good hunting, Dunes
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Wed May 6, 2009
Paul_loefler asked:
I work on behalf of Trulia and I'm interested to know if anyone who is retired has been especially effected by the housing crisis. How has gone/about to go into foreclosure? Difficulti...
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Wed Apr 15, 2009
Valencia Bradley answered: should have the most updated general information. Each county specialist should be up to date on there areas of service so the information I have for Davis county also is $1095.00 based on quailifing stipulations which the specialist in that department should have as well. ... more
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Thu Feb 19, 2015
Joe Patton answered:
Check out my website at and click the spinning apple link in the upper right corner of the home page. Fill out the quick info sheet and then select the city and school you want information on. It will email you a free, printable report on any of the schools you choose. In terms of the neighborhood... In Arcadia Heights, you are looking at mostly larger single family homes ranging in size from about 3000 sq.ft. to about 5000sq.ft. + and built between the 1960's all the way into the 1980's with a smattering of twin homes (twin homes typically share a common wall with the neighbor) built mostly in the 1970's and being about 2500 sq. ft. to 3300 sq. ft. in size. This area can command a high price. The twin homes will run you in the high $300's while the single family homes start around $450,000 and go up to around $800,000. This is a VERY nice area and if you can afford to buy in this price range, now is a great time to do so. The market is still a "buyers market" and you should be able to secure a pretty good deal for yourself. This neighborhood should have no trouble gaining in value as the market firms up in the coming year or so. Some things to consider with homes built before 1985 ish: Depending on what the previous owners updated, the house may need a roof replacement in the near future, asphalt shingle roofs ususally last about 20 years. It may need some plumbing updates (older homes may have iron pipe and they can corrode over time, say 30 years or so with Utah's famously hard water. The decor may also show its years in terms of the style or colors of the home, orange shag carpet and harvest gold counter tops were always my favorite along with avocado green appliances and bath fixtures! The house may need windows to be updated as well, double pane window were not mandatory in those days which can severly effect your utility bills for heating and cooling. Another concern may be lead based paint. Any home built before 1978 will require a disclosure form and an informational pamphlet provided to you by your real estate agent, educating you on the possible dangers of lead based paint. In short the pamphlet reads: Don't eat paint chips! and don't allow anyone to inhale the dust when you sand lead based paint! It also explains some remedies for the removal of lead based paint, one of which is to prime and paint the walls with a Latex paint. People deal with the lead based paint issue all the time, so you shouldn't have to demolish you house to remedy the problem. All that being said, you may find homes where most, if not all of these issues have already been handled and will not be a factor in your search. I try really hard to be the guide and advisor we Realtors are supposed to be, so I figured you should have the "nitty gritty" and let you make an informed decision with some relavant info to think on. If you have any other questions about this neighborhood or any other real estate questions, feel free to email me at the "contact me" page of my website. I hope this was helpful and good luck in your home search! ... more
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