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by Mark Hopkins on December 5, 2013

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For Sale By Owner vs. Realtor

December 5, 2013
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For Sale By Owner Statistics

December 5, 2013

Here are some recent statistics on how most homeowners market their For Sale By Owner (FSBO) home as well as what activity presented the greatest challenge for them. These statistics are taken from the Field Guide to Quick Real Estate Statistics: FSBO methods used to market home: -Yard sign: 48% -Listing on Internet: 32% -For-sale-by-owner […]

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Home Buyers & Sellers Statistics

December 5, 2013

Check out these highlights from a Home Buyers & Sellers Statistics on home the profile of home buyers and sellers. Interesting statistics on For-Sale-by-Owner: -9% of home sellers sell their home For-Sale-by-Owner. 40% of these sellers knew the buyer prior to home purchase (pg 7) -The primary reason (46 % of sellers) sellers choose to […]

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Internet Trends Report

December 5, 2013

Check out this insightful report–The Digital House Hunt: Consumer & Market Trends in Real Estate–on how buyers fine their home through the internet. The most interesting statistics in this report are: -90% of home buyers searched online during their home buying process (pg 3) -9 in 10 home buyers today rely on the internet as […]

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7 Reasons Why Zillow’s Zestimates Are Highly Inaccurate

December 4, 2013

As a real estate agent in Weber & Davis County Utah, and having worked in real estate for 7 years, I can remember when Zillow and Zestimates were all the rage. Zillow launched in beta form back in 2006. Back then, real estate agents like me, thought Zillow revolutionized the way we evaluate property values. […]

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25th St Ogden & Washington Blvd Historic Victorian & Pioneer Homes

November 11, 2013

726 25th St, Utah 84401 Historic Victorian Pioneer Home – Not far up the street is the Dennis A. Smyth House–635 25th St. 726 25th St, Utah 84401 Historic Victorian Pioneer Home 726 25th St, Utah 84401 Historic Victorian Pioneer Home This is another one that I really like. It is called the Rose House. […]

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Jefferson Ave Historic Ogden Victorian & Pioneer Homes

November 11, 2013

2683 Jefferson Ave, Utah 84401 Historic Victorian Pioneer Home 2524 Jefferson Ave, Utah 84401 Historic Victorian Pioneer Home 2601 Jefferson Ave, Utah 84401 Historic Victorian Pioneer Home 2529 Jefferson Ave, Utah 84401 Historic Victorian Pioneer Home 2529 Jefferson Ave, Utah 84401 Historic Victorian Home Pioneer Doorknob 2555 Jefferson Ave, Utah 84401 Historic Victorian Home Pioneer […]

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Historic Ogden 17th St Pioneer & Victorian Homes

November 11, 2013

Today is my Birthday! As such I’m celebrating by taking the morning off and looking at historic homes in downtown Ogden. Real estate is my hobby (I am an Realtor in the Ogden area and investor) so I figure why not do some fun historic home looking on my Birthday. Here is my collection! I […]

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New Mobile Home in Payson Utah

February 2, 2012
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Ogden Rent to Own Homes–New Listing in West Ogden!

January 20, 2012

Hello! We’ve got a new ogden rent to own at 870 W Ellis St. We guarantee financing on all of our homes. What this means is that if you make the payment on time, then we’ll go ahead and finance it to you. In order to qualify, you just need to make the rent to […]

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Best Books on Real Estate Investing

January 19, 2012

My all Time Favorite Books on Real Estate Investing I’m the kind of guy who is constantly being asked questions like: How did you get started in real estate investing? How can I get started in real estate investing? How did you become so successful…what’s the secret to real estate investing? So many people have […]

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My Real Estate Goals for the New Year: Recession Proofing Your Real Estate Holdings

January 17, 2012

My Real Estate Goals for the New Year: Recession Proofing Your Real Estate Holdings With the economic woes we’ve been facing for the last couple of years, now is a good time to get your houses(s) in order. One thing I’m doing for the New Year is I have a goal to reduce debt for […]

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Utah Rent to Own Homes

October 20, 2011

Right now we have a couple of quality Ogden rent to own homes: 1) 2849 Pingree Ogden, Utah 8441 This home has been remodeled recently and is a very sturdy home complete with a large yard, driveway, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Only $725/mo + Downpaymnet 2) 2520 Harrison Blvd, Ogden, Utah 8441 This rent […]

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Investing During a Tough Economy

August 25, 2011

Many people have asked me if real estate investing is still wise given that the economy is struggling so much. I recognize and agree with these people–the economy is bad, people are losing their jobs, and I am having to spend more time showing houses, advertising, attending evictions court, remodeling places that have gotten trashed, […]

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Buying a Home with Seller Financing

March 20, 2011

Creative Ways of Buying a Home – Seller Financing There are several ways of buying a home other than getting a loan with the bank and closing in the traditional way. The benefit of buying a home in one of these alternative ways is that you are able to buy a home regardless of your […]

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Buying on Rent to Own or Lease Option

March 7, 2011

Creative Ways of Buying a Home – Rent to Own or Lease Option There are several ways of buying a home other than getting a loan with the bank and closing in the traditional way. The benefit of buying a home in one of these alternative ways is that you are able to buy a […]

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Renting, Renting to Own, and Owning

October 15, 2010

Many people have asked me to compare the advantages of renting, renting to own, and owning. There are a lot of tax laws that come into play when renting/owning real estate and there are other things to consider, such as how much control you have. To make this easy, let’s just compare and contrast each: […]

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How Investors Can Still Make Money Renting to Own in High Priced Markets

October 1, 2010

My fellow business acquaintance, Adam Loveridge, is an investor and he runs a thriving business with rent to own homes in Utah. He does rent to own homes in Utah County and calls his business Rent to Own Homes Utah. Adam taught me an interesting fact about his business model that makes it possible to […]

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Why rent to own?

September 18, 2010

Renting to own is probably a good solution for you… -if you’ve gone through a foreclosure (as you probably know, it takes 7 years for a foreclosure to be removed from your credit) -if you’ve gone through a bankruptcy (bankruptcy info can stay on your credit for up to 10 years) -if you’ve gone through […]

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