2017 Real Estate Forecast

Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors Advice, Update

Despite tight housing supplies and rising home prices, buyers still flocked to the housing market, making 2016 one of the best years ever for home sales and setting the stage for strong real estate conditions in 2017 and 2018. The National Association of REALTORS is predicting 2016 will be the best year for U.S. home sales since 2006. In Utah, if the pace keeps up, 2016 will have the most real estate transactions ever on records dating back to 2003. In Northern Utah, Weber and Davis County sales increased about 4 and 2 percent, respectively, for the first nine months of the year. That’s up from a very strong 2015. Moving forward, experts forecast 2017 should have even more transactions. …

Avoid Home-Buying Horror Stories

Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors Advice, Update

It may be the time of year for ghosts and goblins, but buying a home, no matter what time of year, should never be scary. Here are steps to avoid haunted houses and stay safe while buying this fall. Buyer beware In many areas, sellers have the upper hand in today’s real estate market. Even though you may be tempted to close a deal as fast as you can to beat out other buyers, make sure you know what you’re buying before you rush to the closing table. During a real estate transaction, you have time to conduct a number of inspections before you purchase the property. Make sure you put in the time and money to do these before …

Change of Dues Billing Cycle

Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors Update

In response to numerous requests from Realtor members, our Board of Directors has decided to move the dues billing cycle to the summer.  This will change the billing cycle from January 1 – December 31 to July 1 – June 30.  This dues cycle will align NWAOR with other boards in the state and will simplify the dues billing process.  This member requested initiative will allow for dues to be collected at the peak of sales season rather than the low point and holiday season. The transition to this billing cycle will begin this September.  The 2017 Dues bill will cover 12 months of NAR and UAR dues and 6 months of NWAOR Local dues.  May 2017, you will receive …

Board of Director Elections

Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors Elections, event, Update

Election dates September 15th – 30th You may vote by logging into your account at www.UtahRealEstate.com Dan Naylor Dan Naylor is a trainer, educator, and expert.  He is the owner and Principle Broker of Stone River Realty and President and owner of the Institute of Real Estate Education, both family businesses.  His passion for helping others succeed has led the Institute to become one of the top real estate schools in Utah.  He is honored to be nominated for the Board of Directors. With over 15 years of experience in business management and real estate, Dan is active in his community.  He currently serves as chairman of the Education Committee at NWAOR, heading up events such as the Education Extravaganza, …