Ready To Sell - Here is the Local Market Update

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Get Your Home Ready To Sell & Local Market Update

l Edge, mow and fertilize the lawn. Reseed sparse areas.

l Trim hedges, weed lawns and flowerbeds, and prune trees. Cut back overgrown shrubbery.

l Reseal cracks in foundation, steps, walkways, walls and patios. Power-wash the exterior.

l Clean and align gutters and downspouts; clean the chimney.

l Remove oil stains from driveway and garage. Keep walks and driveway swept or free of ice.

l Wash the windows inside and out.

l Hire a cleaning service to thoroughly clean the interior.

l Paint the walls and ceilings off white or beige.

l Repair cracks, holes and damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, paint, and tiles.

l Replace damaged windowpanes, moldings and woodwork.

l Repair drippy faucets and showerheads. Unclog slow drains.

l Shampoo carpets, scrub and wax linoleum or wood floors.

l Clean out the fireplace and lay some logs in it.

l Mend torn screens. Clean out all window tracks.

l Replace burned-out light bulbs. Use brighter light bulbs.

l Renail creaking boards or stairs; lubricate squeaking doors.

l Clean all appliances (especially refrigerator and oven).

l Replace old toilet seats and shower curtains.

l Clear all cobwebs from corners and doorways.

l Wash all light switches, handrails and doorknobs.

Salt Lake Home Sales and Prices Keep Climbing

Homes sold in May in Salt Lake County climbed 5 percent to 1,758 units, up from 1,679 units in May 2015. The median sales price increased to $273,000, up from $255,000 a year earlier. In Davis County, home sales rose 4 percent to 505 units sold, up from 485 units year-over-year. The median price of a home sold in Davis County in May jumped to $260,000, up from $224,500 in May 2015. In Salt Lake there is a 2.1-month supply of inventory, down from 3.3 months a year ago. For more stats Home Stats