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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 t ...

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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 AwesomeSLChomes.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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Tuesday, June 4, 2019   /   by Jen Raines

Selling a Utah Home?

Selling Your Home? 





Selling your home is all about knowing the local housing market. Pricing your home correctly is crucial to maximizing the highest selling price possible. As an area expert, I can help determine what direction the market is trending, so you can make the right choices when it comes to selling your home to get the highest price possible!








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Selling Your Home


Accurate pricing is key to get as many people as possible to tour and make offers on your home, especially when you first list your home.  There’s a current pool of buyers waiting for new listings to hit the market, which is why accurate pricing and staging your home properly is crucial.  


Things to Think About When Selling Your Home


Once we’ve determined the price, I can give you advice about the little things that you can do to stage your home to get you the highest possible price! You ...

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019   /   by Jen Raines

Buying a Utah home?

Purchasing Your New Home














Any major purchase requires research, careful analysis, consideration, and thought. Home buying isn’t any different! Determining the right location, the number of bedrooms or bathrooms needed, and outdoor space is the easier things. However, there are many other factors to think about in your home search.


From your initial search to the moment you get the keys to your new home, I will be there, guiding you through the process. I can even help connect you with mortgage professionals to get the best rates. 


See our Home Loans page.


As an area expert, I can help educate you on Whats going on with the market, How to write the Best offer, the different neighborhoods, schools, and other local community amenities that suit your lifestyle. 





Buying A Home


Home Buying Can Be Easy As your buying agent, I can help streamline the process of buying a home and make it ...

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Keller Williams South Valley | Raines Real Estate Team
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South Jordan, UT 84009
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