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Since we are all cooped up at home we have reading a lot of things such as this article that speak to what makes working from home more enjoyable for people so I thought it might be fun to share the things that we (Marley and I) swear by that help us stay sane in this current quarantine.

From Ashlee:

  • I make & drink Jamaica everyday.  What is Jamaica you ask?  Pronounced hah-may-kah it's a drink made from Hibiscus flowers.  It's a beautiful dark purple/red color and when mixed with cinnamon, star anise and a little sugar (which is how I make mine) it's a delicious, healthy way to stay hydrated during the day at home.
  • I also love drinking coffee from Veracruz, Oaxaca or Chiapas.  The one I've been obsessed with lately is from Blason.  A
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Seven Projects to Tackle In and Around Your House While You’re Quarantined

 Being stuck in quarantine doesn’t have to be boring. There are a lot of things around your home just waiting to be fixed or updated. If you’ve run out of shows to binge watch and board games to play, here are some areas in your home you might consider updating.


1. Interior decor

Upgrading your interior decor does not necessarily require any tools, just some creativity. Take a look at your space and see which items you can rearrange. Start with your living room where you’ll likely be spending most of your quarantine. Move your couch to the other side of the room or replace the rugs on the floor. A simple change in furniture layout may just be what you need to get rid

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I have been following the Coronavirus situation very closely as we all have but when it comes to real estate of course I am following the news extra closely.  I have run across a few sources that speak to delaying mortgage payments and one that I wanted to share with you here.  If you have any questions, as your Real Estate Advisor I am here to help in anyway that I can.

Coronavirus: Homeowners can delay mortgage payments up to 12 months

By Dhara Singh Yahoo Money March 20, 2020  

Homeowners facing financial hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic could delay their mortgage payments for up to a year.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored enterprises that back millions of mortgages, this week said loan

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Hanging out with your family or hosting friends on your old, dingy deck is not very appealing. Lucky for you, refreshing it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Try your hand at the makeover ideas below!

Restore your decking. Depending on the shape it’s in, sometimes all your deck needs is a little love. If it’s still fairly new, your deck might just need a deep cleaning and a new coat of sealant. There is a multitude of deck finishing and cleaning solutions on the market to choose from to achieve this. However, if it's more worn down, the rejuvenation process may be a bit longer, including searching for larger repairs, tightening any hardware, giving it a good cleaning, applying a stain, sealant, and paint, and more.

Add lighting. Ambient

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The 2019 Annual Wasatch Front Market Overview is here.

For the digital version, CLICK HERE

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February Events

10/9 - 4/14: Utah Jazz, Salt Lake City

10/11 - 2/11: Utah Grizzlies Hockey, Salt Lake City

11/15 - 2/23: The Gallivan Center Ice Rink, Salt Lake City

1/10 - 2/29: Ice Castles - Midway, Midway

1/18 - 2/22: Winter Market by Farmers Market Ogden 2020, Ogden

1/23 - 2/2: Sundance Film Festival, Park City

2/1: Utah Art Market, Sugarhouse

2/6 - 2/8: FIS Freestyle International Ski World Cup 2020, Deer Valley

2/7 - 2/8: All Star Monster Truck Tour 2020, Salt Lake City

2/7 - 2/15: Giselle by Ballet West, Salt Lake City

2/8: Brandi Carlile, Salt Lake City

2/8: Chinese New Year Celebration 2020, Salt Lake City

2/14 - 2/15: Valentine Dinner Dance, Thanksgiving Point

2/28 - 2/29: Singin' in

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You’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your T's and dot all your I's before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on your closing checklist the home appraisal. So, what exactly is that?

The home appraisal is essentially a value assessment of the home and property. It is conducted by a certified third party and is used to determine whether the home is priced appropriately.

During a home appraisal, the appraiser conducts a complete visual inspection of the interior and exterior of the home. He or she factors in a variety of things, including the home’s floor plan functionality, condition, location, school district, fixtures, lot size, and more. An upward adjustment is generally made if the home has a deck, a view, or a

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