Category Archives: Real estate


How should consumers react to the Federal Reserve’s move to raise interest rates?

In the Federal Reserve’s view, most indicators showed an improved economy at the end of 2015, prompting the Fed to announce it would begin raising short-term interest rates in support of growing confidence and based on what was then new … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of the Federal Reserve’s Announcement to Raise Interest Rates

During the past few years as the U.S. economy slowly recovered from the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve used its economic policy-making influence to keep its target interest rate low – near zero since about 2009 – to help the … Continue reading

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FHA has lowered cost of mortgage insurance

Homeowners and first-time homebuyers may be able to save hundreds through FHA loan program. In an effort to make owning a home more affordable, the Federal Housing Administration has dramatically cut the costs associated with the mortgages it backs, from … Continue reading

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Special offer for residential construction loans and mortgages

Considering building your dream home while interest rates are historically low? You may be able to save by financing that dream home when you get both your construction loan and long-term mortgage loan at Bank of American Fork. We’re offering … Continue reading

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Things to consider while buying commercial real estate

Guest post by Jarrod Hunt, Senior Vice President of Industrial Services, Coldwell Banker Commercial Intermountain Unlike residential real estate, particularly the homes we raise our families in, buying commercial real estate should not be an emotional decision, but rather a … Continue reading

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Mortgage rates steadily rise

Fixed mortgage rates have been slowly and steadily rising, according to Freddie Mac, meaning that now may be a good time for you to stop waiting and consider buying a home. Don’t let the process of getting a mortgage loan … Continue reading

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How the new consumer mortgage rules may affect you

This year several new mortgage rules went into effect to protect consumers and to reduce the risk of another housing recession. Each of the new rules is meant to address a perceived abusive practice by lenders toward borrowers. For the … Continue reading

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Rehabilitation loans

When a customer came to Becky Ivins and Layne Cardon interested in buying a home that needed a lot of fixing up, they did what they usually do: look for a custom-fit solution that would work for the customer and … Continue reading

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Event: Solar power at home and work

The new Utah gold rush A perfect storm is brewing for solar energy in Utah. The installed cost of photovoltaic, or PV, solar panels continues to decline, and Rocky Mountain Power projects significant rate increases throughout the coming decade. With … Continue reading

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Low-rate construction loans from Bank of American Fork

 We have a special offer for home builders and their customers. Building a home means spending a lot of time paying attention to the details, from blueprints to paint and everything in between. Luckily, choosing the loans that will finance … Continue reading

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