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An important benefit of home ownership is that you can design and decorate your home to your tastes, but sometimes you need a few ideas to get started. Should you paint or wallpaper? Should you stay safe with neutrals or go wild with color? The answers may lie in our Deer Valley Specialist real estate tip of the week: the four top design trends for 2019.

Color Over Neutrals
This is the year to embrace color – reds, blues, greens, and yellows look terrific against a backdrop of black and white. Meanwhile, grays as neutrals may be fading to the background.

The global look of Ikat, Moroccan, Trellis, and Shibori is giving way to large classical florals with a modern edge, including bohemian abstracts. Consider the lush wallpaper and fabric

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skiing with kids

Skiing is a big deal and Utah is the perfect location for kids to learn how to ski. Although skiing by yourself may be a little easier, it’s not nearly as memorable. When you want to ski with kids, here is what you need to know.

Don’t overdress your kids
Most people think that the first thing they should do, when they take their kids skiing, is dress them super warm. While you want them to be warm, you also want them to be able to move. Overdressing could mean overheating. You want them to have fun and not complain all day that they are too warm. 

  • Layer 1: Base Layer: Start with a base layer. Your base layer includes underwear, long johns and socks. 
  • Layer 2: Under Layer: Next, you'll have an underlay that includes
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Our Listing at Double Eagle in Deer Valley

When you put your home on the market you are no longer the home owner, you are the home seller. Sellers must adopt the mindset of the buyer and see the home through a buyer’s eyes. Overpriced properties run the risk of incurring excess carrying costs and extended time on the market.

These are some of the pricing myths sellers shouldn't fall for when pricing their home.

 It's Better To Price My Home On The Higher Side

Often times sellers think if a buyer is interested they will submit a “low-ball” offer but many buyers won’t risk offending a seller or wasting their time with an unreasonable seller. Sellers believe that lowering the price at a later date is an option but they risk losing buyers who aren't searching in that higher price range

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Whether you are buying or selling a home, it can be quite the adventure. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO,’ but it’s not as easy as it may seem. That’s why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal!

The 5 reasons you need a real estate professional in your corner haven’t changed but have rather been strengthened by the projections of higher mortgage interest rates and home prices as the market continues to pick up steam.

1. What do you do with all this paperwork?

Each state has different regulations regarding the contracts required for a successful sale, and these regulations are constantly

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Focus On The Curb Appeal
The first thing that potential buyers will see is the outside of your house. The lawn, landscaping, front porch, front door, and driveway are the first impression your home is going to make, so spruce up the lawn, plant some flowers, paint the front door, reseal the driveway, whatever it takes to make a good first impression. 

Time For Some Deep Cleaning
This is crucial in home staging and is more than just picking up and vacuuming. Clean the spaces in the home that haven’t been cleaned for a very long time (or ever), including baseboards, vent covers, ceiling fans, and the fireplace.

Brush On A Fresh Coat Of Paint
A fresh coat of paint in main rooms or throughout the house can bring a home back to life. Renew the space

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Some of these things seem small but after many years the costs do start to add up.  Check to make sure you have these top 10 most expensive mistakes you could be making on your home under control and save some money!  

Go here to see the full list: Top 10 Most Expensive Mistakes You Could Be Making On Your Home       

Stag Lodge #28


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One of the most stressful changes for people is moving, and for animals, it is no different. According to statistics published by the Humane Society of the United States, 79.7 million households have at least one pet. This is a survival guide for some of the most common stress-induced issues furry family members may face during a move.


According to the vets at Pet MD, dogs generally tend to internalize their emotional pain, and stress reactions usually manifest in tummy troubles and/or a decrease in appetite. They may also become isolated and sleep more than usual.

To help relieve some of the stress associated with an impending move, Jodi Frediani, wrote in her article that the key to managing a dog in a stressful situation is balance

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