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Monday, March 1, 2021   /   by Jen Raines

Builders working on keeping up with buyer demand, what is causing the delays?

??Why can't Builders build more homes, for all of the many buyers looking?

We asked a bunch of builders, that our team has worked with. And, The main reason they are telling us is LUMBER!
If you're wondering why most builders have wait lists around 1-3 months to even get Under contract, and lock in a price.
Then, you have to wait over 9 months or more then a year to move in, this is one of the reasons why.
According to builders the reason is, the price of lumber hit a record high this week and is up more than 170% over the past 10 months. Lumber prices are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of a new home, pricing out millions of potential home buyers and impeding the residential construction sector The increase in lumber prices are forcing New Build companies to delay
Read more here: construction https://nahbnow.com/2021/02/record-high-lumber-prices-are-hammering-housing-affordability/ ...

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Monday, February 15, 2021   /   by Donny Raines

<3 Raines Real Estate Team Utah Food Donation Event! <3


Feel free to do a single donation of $5 or less, or go to the food store to Shop for a donation
Click Here to donate

The Raines Real Estate Team is hosting a Virtual Food & Fund Drive to benefit Utah Food Bank because we feel that no child should have to go to bed hungry in Utah. With your support, and Utah Food Bank’s purchasing power, we can truly make a difference in the lives of Utahns facing hunger! 
?511,000 Utahns, are at risk of missing a meal today. Even more alarming is that 1 in 5 Utah kids are unsure where their next meal is coming from.  ??
Donating to my Virtual Food & Fund Drive is easy! Just select the items you would like Utah Food Bank to purchase on your behalf OR select the cash item to allow Utah Food Bank to utilize your donation where it’s most needed. Then check out and follow the steps to enter your payment information.
Thank you for your support!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019   /   by Jen Raines

Buying vs Building a home

Buying vs Building a home

We get asked this questions a lot from our new clients. Should I buy, or should I build. We personally have done both. The very first home we bought was pre-existing, the home we’re currently in we Built, and many others in between. Both can be challenging, and both can be great choices. We can help you make the right choice for YOU.

When you first talk to our team we’ll ask you a few questions up front to find out what you’re looking for, what is your “WHY” the reason you need, or want to buy a home, and what are your needs. By the time we’re done with the whole process, trust me we’ll know you pretty well. That’s super fun for us, we love to get to know everything about you, and your situation, so we can find you the perfect home for that’s going to be great for you. You’ll get to know us pretty well too. So, what’s the best for you? should you Buy a home that’s already there, or. ...

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019   /   by Jen Raines

How to Evaluate Schools When Buying a New Home

Finding the perfect neighborhood, and home is Important.If you have kids under 18, which more then half home buyers do, finding an area with Amazing schools is just as ImportantThat’s why Our whole team at HomeListingsinSaltLakeCity.com uses GreatSchools.org to help you find the best areas for your family. 

It’s the leading national nonprofit, empowering parents to unlock educational opportunities for their children.This resource provides school information and parenting resources to help millions of American families choose the right school, support learning at home, and guide their children to great futures.it’s super Easy to use It rates each school from 1-10 Gives you test scores, overviews, and reviews from other parents. It’s a really cool site. And it’s the main one used by Most Real Estate agents. Check it out. https://www.GreatSchools.org ...

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