All posts by Ted Richards

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5 Quick Tips For Selling Your Home

Selling your home can be stressful! No one knows perfectly how to sell their home most effectively. Most of us will take all the help we can get. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind to help you sell your home.

1. First Impressions Matter

Tidy up the yard, the paint job, the entryway, the kitchen, and the rest of the house. Make the house look inviting.

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2. Create a Blank Canvas

When your house looks too “personal,” and specific to you, potential buyers have a hard time imagining how they will adapt the home to their needs. Try to make the home look inviting and homey, but not too personal.

3. Lighting is Important

Replacing lightbulbs, and adding light fixtures/lamps (where needed) can really liven up a home. This one tip alone can be a make or break for someone moving throughout your home.

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4. Maximize Perceptions of Storage

Empty your closets halfway so there appears to be a lot of storage space. You can never have enough space, and helping the impression that your house has many and spacious places for storage can only work to your benefit.

5. Price Carefully

Understand the market, your neighborhood, and your particular house before pricing. Putting the price too high will scare potential buyers away, while putting it too low can give the impression there is “something wrong” with your home. Find the sweet spot for pricing your home.

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As you go through the process of selling your home, don’t neglect the importance of finding your new one. At Perry Homes we have a variety of beautiful homes and neighborhoods to meet the needs and tastes of every homebuyer. Come see why Utah is coming home to Perry Homes!

Read all 10 tips here.

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5 Ways to Save Money When Building a New Home

When you decide to build a new home, costs can stack up very high very quickly. Since this is the case, it is imperative to know what you’re getting yourself into and to prepare ahead of time. We have compiled some excellent advice for anyone looking to build a new home.

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1. Sell your old house on your own without a realtor

Working through realtors can be a costly way to begin your journey out of your old house. The impending cost of building an entirely new home should loom large when deciding what expenses are absolutely necessary. If you can close the sale of your old place on your own, you will save yourself fees and commissions that you need not pay.

2. Visit a lot of homes

In the world of home building, the possibilities of what you can include in your new home design grow larger every day. Before you decide what you want, explore your options! Visit lots of homes and neighborhoods to decide what you like and dislike. Coming to the table with a list of wants for your builder will make the process much easier, and cost-effective in the long run.

3. Find a good banker

Don’t lock yourself upside down in a mortgage that will not benefit you in the long run. Understand your options for financing, and learn how your builder may be able to help. There are many good options out there for financing homebuilding, don’t take the first thing you see. Shop around and learn the industry.

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4. Decide on furnishings in advance

While some aspects of your homes interior design will be decided when the time comes, a great deal of money can be saved in the long run by deciding how you want to furnish your home. Knowing this ahead of time allows you ample time to shop, compare, test, and decide what pieces to spend on. The longer you have to shop the more deals you’ll find.

5. The final tip?

The most important tip I can offer is to choose Perry Homes as your partner in this process. They have financing options, many floor plans, great neighborhoods, and everything else you’ll need to make building your home not only easy, but enjoyable. Come discover why Utah is coming home to Perry Homes!

Read the full list of tips here!

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Southern Utah Spotlight: Hole in The Rock

There are dozens of things to do and places to visit in Southern Utah, many of which are world famous. From national parks, to forests, to historical monuments,  and lakes, there is enough to keep anyone busy for a lifetime. A lesser-known gem in Southern Utah is the interesting attraction called Hole N” the Rock.

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The House

The “Hole N” the Rock” is located 12 miles south of Moab on highway 191. The reason it’s called hole in the rock is because there is a modern, livable home carved into the side of the red rock wall of the canyon. The place is incredible, beautiful, and awe-inspiring. When you look at the pictures you’ll see for yourself how bizarre and fascinating this place truly is.

The Attractions

Surrounding the house is folk art, a general store, and a petting zoo. The tour and the petting zoo are affordable, and well worth the trip. You will treasure the experience and the photos you’ll get from your visit for years to come.

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Southern Utah is an amazing place to visit, and an even better place to live! If you are looking for a new home in Southern Utah, Perry Homes offers great flexibility for those looking to build, and incredible variety for those looking to buy. We invite you to discover why Utah is coming home to Perry Homes.

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2019 Home Design Trends

If you’re looking to build a new home in 2019 this list will help you know some of the trends for the new year.

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Sustainable building supply, and energy sources have grown in popularity in the past several years. In fact, in the state of California there is a law requiring each new house built to be fixed with solar panels. As you work on your new home this year, consider how sustainable supplies and energy could figure into your design.

Nordic Minimalism

The minimalist design of the Scandinavian countries has recently found popularity across the United States. These beautiful and austere designs are set to continue their popularity, but with some updates to color palates and combinations.

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Home Office

Working from home has grown more and more in popularity in the past several years. With that being the case, people are beginning to incorporate improved workspaces in their new home designs. Even  if you don’t work from home, a home office can be a beautiful and useful addition to your home.

Read the full list of trends here!

Are you planning on building a new home this year? Perry Homes can help you design and build your dream home down to the last detail. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you build your new home this year.

New Year, New Housing Market!

The 2019 Housing Market

As we all settle in to 2019, it is important to be aware of the housing forecast for the new year. Amid a flurry of market instability across financial sectors, 2018’s housing market was relatively unstable and tended to produce mixed results. In the new year, forecasts are promising for those looking to sell their homes, with a projection of steady sales and price increases.

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Getting into the Market

In a seller’s market, the possibility for a profit to be made off your current house are good! While experts recommend caution in jumping into the market (do your homework!), the market is looking good for someone hoping to profit of the sale of their current house. The mantra “buy low, sell high,” holds true with all investments. With the national financial situation stabilizing, and a seller’s market on the horizon, there is no better time to sell your house and find your dream home.

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After You Sell Your House?

Looking to make this your year, and move into a new home in Southern Utah? At Perry Homes, we work with you to realize the home of your dreams. Perry Homes works with you on all the details to make coming home the best part of your day. Come see why Utah loves Perry Homes!