August 2020 Real Estate Forecast

Home sales in July were higher than last month and than a year ago, and mortgage rates are at record lows. However, tight inventory remains a hurdle, and the economy is not yet back to normal.

4 Tips When Buying A New Construction Home

What you should know about new construction homes Being the first person to own a newly-built home can be a source of immense pride and enjoyment. Having the chance to build a house to your exact specifications gives you a great opportunity to move into a home that you can enjoy for many years. As… Read more »

6 Things to Consider When Buying Lake Property

Buying a lake house can be a great investment, regardless of whether you intend to use it as a vacation property or a year-round residence. With that said, you shouldn’t rush into buying a lakefront property just because it’s available. As with any house, there are some things that you should think about before you… Read more »

4 Ways to Up Your Curb Appeal (Upgrades That Can Add Value)

As a homeowner, you shouldn’t ignore curb appeal. Keep your home in great condition, and you’ll likely see high property values and serious marketability when it comes time to sell. Let it slide, and the opposite could happen. Even if you’re not planning to sell anytime soon, refreshing your home’s exterior can add value or… Read more »

10 Tips for Your First Investment [2020]

It is always exciting to think about the potential that any property investment holds, particularly when you’re new to the business. While buying your first rental property is almost certain to be a lucrative maneuver, it’s important to proceed with care. The good news is that all of the most common property investment mistakes have… Read more »

New Real Estate Rules Under Social Distancing

Buying or selling a home can be stressful even under ordinary circumstances. Unfortunately, the current state of the world is far from ordinary. The housing market is feeling the crunch, as fewer buyers want to get out and shop for a home, and fewer sellers want to take a risk with selling. This isn’t to… Read more »

Home Equity or Line of Credit: Which is Better for You?

As you make payments against your mortgage, you build equity in your home. This equity can be used to secure future loans, making it easier to refinance your home or cover certain other expenses. Depending on your needs, you might consider taking out a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit (HELOC)…. Read more »

The Setting Of Your Story

For the past 22 years Brian has helped thousands of clients successfully buy and sell their property in St. George and the rest of Washington County. As a realtor Brian keeps busy, with an average of 75 transactions per year.

Supply and Demand

Recently there’s been a significant shortage on certain much-needed supplies—Supply hasn’t quite been able to keep up with demand. You may have noticed there’s a similar phenomenon happening in the home buying industry: demand for purchase and refinance mortgages has caused interest rates to go up and down unpredictably.