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2021 Interest Rate Forecast for Utah Home Buyers

2021 Interest Rate Forecast for Utah Home Buyers

According to Zillow, the typical home value in the United States is currently $265,000. This number is projected to increase to $283,000 by October 2021.  In Utah, these numbers are significantly higher. The average Utah home value currently sits at $387,000. By...

5 Things Most Online Mortgage Lenders Don’t Want You to Know

5 Things Most Online Mortgage Lenders Don’t Want You to Know

One of the newest trends in the modern mortgage arena is the increasing use of full-service online mortgage lenders. This is hardly surprising—who wouldn’t like to apply for a mortgage while eating pizza from the comfort of your couch? But despite its convenience,...

5 Secrets for Selecting the Right Utah Home Loan

5 Secrets for Selecting the Right Utah Home Loan

Shopping for a mortgage might not be as much fun as shopping for a shiny new car, a bigger TV, or that pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing. Still, putting some time and effort into your hunt for a home loan will make the process much less painful. Here are five secrets...

3 Reasons to Select Graystone for Your Utah Mortgage Loan

If you’re looking to buy a home in Utah, you’re in good company. Utah is currently one of the top real estate markets in the nation thanks to our state’s natural beauty, historically low interest rates, and an impressive employment rate.  In such a hot and competitive...

Fall Checklist: 10 Ways to Get Your Garden Ready For Winter

Fall Checklist: 10 Ways to Get Your Garden Ready For Winter

There are so many people discovering the joys (and pitfalls) of gardening this year! Whether you are cleaning out your vegetable garden or getting perennials ready for the cold, fall garden tasks can be just as important as your spring prep. Here are some tips to get...

Fall Checklist: 10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready For Winter

Fall Checklist: 10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready For Winter

Clean, or replace, your gutters Having clogged gutters during rainstorms can cause damage your roof, siding or foundation and checking them in the fall means you are ready when the rain comes in the early spring. Drain your outdoor faucets Disconnect and drain your...

5 Homebuying Mistakes to Avoid

5 Homebuying Mistakes to Avoid

Often we learn by making mistakes and there’s no exception in home buying. We have pulled this list together so you can avoid these common pitfalls and make your home buying process easy. 1. NOT TALKING TO A LOAN OFFICER FIRST You don’t want to fall in love with a...

We Are Grateful

We Are Grateful

Our employees have always found ways to help out our community and this is no exception. We know we are helping when we stay in, but many of us are looking for other ways to help. Here are some things that may seem small, but are truly needed right now:   Making...

We Are Creative

We Are Creative

Communication and finding joy are important, especially when things are tough. If you are stuck at home alone or with a family of 10, we all need to find ways to either escape or have fun together. Here’s a list of ways to brighten your day.   Video call game...

Stimulus Package

Stimulus Package

The Stimulus Package – What it May Mean for You! Congress recently passed the $2 Trillion stimulus CARES Act to help with the effects of COVID-19. This act is intended to help anyone facing financial hardships due to loss of income from COVID-19.DEFERMENT FOR MORTGAGE...

Covid19

Covid19

COVID-19 UPDATE: WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE MORTGAGE MARKET? These are unprecedented times and many of us are dealing with non-daily routines and increased concerns. We had a strong economy going into this pandemic and we will be able to pull through once it is over. We...

Spring Cleaning Tasks That Take 15 Minutes or Less

Spring Cleaning Tasks That Take 15 Minutes or Less

Things are a bit crazy right now, but spring is in the air and since you are most likely stuck at
home, it is a good time to check for damage and prepare for warm weather. Once the winter
storms have passed, you can look for damage and prep your home and garden for summer