Utah Real Estate Blog


VEGGIE BLAST 2015 IS HERE! We have spent the last 3 months growing vegetables from seed and wanting to give them away (Yes FREE!) to our valued Clients, Friends and Fans. We have 110 tomato (heirloom, roma, sun gold, green zebra, cherry), 23 cucumber (lemon & bush) and 67 peppers (jalapeños, serrano, habanero, banana) all grown in organic soil with no pesticides.

We will have the plants at our office tomorrow (Friday the 22nd) in Midvale for pickup. Give us a call at 801-999-8005 and let us know what time you can stop by!

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Midvale, UT, May 15, 2015– E Builders announced today that they have partnered with the Kris Bowen Real Estate Team to facilitate sales and marketing. E Builders was looking for a dynamic real estate sales force that has a high level of marketing expertise and a proven track record in the local Utah real estate market.

“We interviewed many real estate professionals along the Wasatch Front and quickly realized that Kris and his team was a perfect fit. We have alignment in our vision, integrity, and a desire to provide a very high level of custom service to our valued clients.”– Nate Larsen co-owner of E Builders

The partnership will align a top custom home builder and high producing real estate sales team in the state which will allow for steady

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Things to do in the salt lake valley this may

Spring has arrived and summer isn’t too far behind.

What better time than now to really get out and enjoy some of the fantastic activities going on in May throughout the valley!

We’ve collected a list of events that you may want to check out this May in Salt Lake City and the many surrounding communities throughout Salt Lake and Utah Counties! There is so much to see and do throughout this stunning region; don’t get caught on your couch this weekend.

Become a Farmer…

When: May.16, 2015

Where:The Wheeler Historic Farm, 6351 South 9000 East, Salt Lake City, UT

What: The Wheeler Farm Fest & Market allows you to glimpse at what life on a farm is like. Admission is free and there will be a black smith demonstration, a number of vendors

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salt lake city, utWe’re well into spring and summer is fast approaching, bringing with it beautiful sunny weather made for exploring the outdoors.

Luckily the Salt Lake Valley, immediately surrounding Salt Lake City, Utah, is fast establishing itself as an internationally-renowned destination for outdoor recreation. It doesn't matter if you’re planning a vacation to this beautiful valley or are a long time resident, there is something out there for you.

We present to you the top 10 outdoor attractions for you to check out while the sun it out. Get out there and explore!

6) Bingham Canyon Copper Mine

Find Directions!

Currently owned and operated by the Kennecott Company, the Bingham Canyon Copper Mine is among the largest open-air mines in the world. It

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I saw some really cool decor ideas for a "Man Cave" recently and it made me wonder if there was such a thing as a female version.

There is!

Have you ever seen a “She Shed”? If not, here are a few examples of "She Sheds" including a beautifully done tea room, a zen relaxation area that looks perfect for napping, a tiny greenhouse and even a retro, 1950’s style diner.

Cool, right?

p.s. If you are looking for more “She Shed” inspirations Pinterest and Houzz are both great places to check out. 
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lehi homes for saleLehi’s slogan really says it all: “it’s a good place to live”. And it truly is, for a number of reasons!

First off, there is the absolutely stunning natural surroundings. The southern portions of the community touch on the northern bank of Utah Lake and the horizons in all directions are dominated by towering mountain peaks. Lehi is nestled beautifully between the Oquirrh and Wasatch Mountains.

The flat lands of the valley floor have lent themselves well to agriculture over the years. This traditionally made up the bulk of the community’s economy. This has only recently started to change, with a growing technology industry making its mark in the area, bringing with it an influx of population and a booming Lehi real estate market.

A Familiar

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salt lake valley homesThese beautiful homes are likely out of reach for many of us - but we can dream! The Salt Lake Valley offers an absolutely breathtaking beauty; the views afforded from the surrounding hillsides provide an awe-inspiring way to view them. With such a stunning natural setting, it's not surprising to find a number of unbelievable estate homes that take full advantage of the surroundings.

We've scoured the Salt Lake County MLS® listings to find the five most impressive and expensive homes currently on the market. Let's take a tour together through the world of the wealthy and powerful elite.

5) 403 E Oak Forest Rd, Salt Lake City, MLS# 1248023
- Price Tag: $9.95 Million.

The singular Villa Villagio lords over the mountain valley floor, illuminated

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daybreak homes for saleTo call Daybreak new would be a massive overstatement. It’s been more than 10 years since the ground was first broken on the project but people are still raving about this increasingly popular South Jordan self-sufficient community. It’s revolutionizing how people think about housing and community in the Salt Lake County and the valley as a whole.

The massive housing development that has been in the works for more than a decade is showing no signs of slowing down now. When completed, Daybreak real estate will span 8 interconnected villages containing an impressive 20,000 homes with an additional 9 million square feet of mixed office/retail/industrial space. Its construction is an impressive feat to say the least; after 10 years of construction not even

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Utah Real Estate Expert Kris Bowen Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress To Co-Author “Top Dollar”

Kris Bowen will team with several leading real estate experts from across the country to release the new  real estate book “Top Dollar.”

Sandy, UT – February **, 2015 – Kris Bowen, Founder of zoomUTAH.com and the team lead at the Kris Bowen Real Estate Team has joined a select group of leading real estate experts and entrepreneurs from across the country to co-author the forthcoming book titled, Top Dollar: The World's Leading Real Estate Experts Reveal Proven Price Strategies So You Can Get Top Dollar for Your Home in Minimum Time! Kris and others will team with noted real estate professionals, members of the National

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As we see the Utah real estate market heat up it is becoming more frequent for Buyers to find themselves in a multiple offer situation where they are competing against other Buyers on a home. What are some of the strategies you can use to help you get your offer accepted by the Seller? 

  1. Offer above list price
  2. Write an emotional letter to the Seller stating why you want the property
  3. Send a photo to the Seller
  4. Have your lender call the listing agent and discuss your qualifications
  5. Ask the listing agent what the Seller is looking for in an acceptable offer
  6. Offer to pay cash & submit a verification of funds
  7. Offer substantial earnest monies
  8. Make the earnest money non-refundable after inspections
  9. Shorten inspection periods
  10. Offer
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