Monday, July 17, 2017

Mapleton Utah & Hobble Creek Canyon

Mapleton Utah & Hobble Creek Canyon

Hi you guys, Brian Olsen here just wanting to say hi again.

Im in Mapleton, and just wanted to tell you a little bit about it!

Mapleton has seen a great recovery, back in 2007 the high median sold price of homes was around $405,000. By the end of last year it actually surpassed that with a median income of $430,000.

I love this view of the Mapleton City Offices and Spanish Fork Peak. Another amazing view is of Hobble Creek Canyon. If you follow this all the way you will come out on another beautiful town called Wallsburg!

Anyway if you need help with real estate either in Mapleton or Wallsburg give me a call, I'd love to help you! Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Basement Windows

Basement Windows

Hey everyone, hope you're doing well, hope you had a great week.

Just wanted to take a minute and talk to you about basements and windows in basements particularly. I'm up in salt lake in an older home right now and originally this home had smaller windows and lots of times they don't let in a lot of light, and many people worry about being able to egress in case of a fire or emergency.

So a lot of people end up cutting the concrete foundation and putting in a bigger window.

A couple things you want to check, I'm not a contractor but you want to look at if you can cut into the concrete and what implications there are.

Uniform Building Code says that windows in basements need to be 5.7 square feet to be a legal window that someone can escape out of.

Anyway it will depend on where you live if, you're in the county, city, if they just go with the uniform building code or they have more strict requirements.

I love this home because they got these windows cut out and put in some nice windows that provide lots more light and a lot more comfort in the basement of this older home.

If you want to do that you can go out and rent saws, do it yourself, or you can hire a contractor. You're probably going to be about 2-4 thousand dollars depending how far below grade and all that will entail as far as moving the earth and such.

Basements are awesome and having lots of light in basements are awesome!

If you have any questions about building code in your area and what you can or can't do give me a call I'd love to help you.

Take care!

Contact Brian

Monday, July 10, 2017

Mapleton Estate on 2.5 Acre

Mapleton Estate on 2.5 Acre

I am in Mapleton again, I know I've talked about Mapleton before and I love Mapleton it's a great, great location and just want to share some information with you. 

I just listed a home it's here on Main Street, the south end of Main Street, which is a great location, Main Street, if you continue south it dead-ends down here there's some biking trails and other things, but it's a just a great location, you don't get as much traffic on this it's excellent. This home was built in 1992, the sellers are the one-time owner, the sellers built the home back in 1992, have been
here the whole time.

It has just over 6,100 square feet on three levels, basement's fully finished, has six bedrooms, four full-size bathrooms and a half bathroom. It's main floor living, your main floor you have your master bedroom, kitchen, laundry, a full bathroom off of the the master bedroom, anyway, very nice. 

It's on two and a half acres, you can see the the home here in the background, you can't see all the property you can go to a link on my website or my blog and see some aerial drone shots. But if you have an imagination on what you could do with two and a half acres, with a home with six bedrooms, four bathrooms, give me a call! 

This home you've got to take a look at it. Schedule a time to come and check it out look at the area; it's just a beautiful location, a great opportunity if you can imagine doing some really fun things for a family retreat, a second home, a main home; this is an ideal location.

Anyway, look forward to hearing from you, if you have any comments, questions about the home, like I say feel free to message me, respond any way to get a hold of me.

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Home Inspection - Plumbing Drains

Home Inspection - Plumbing Drains

Good afternoon everyone, hope you've had a good week.

I had a home inspection just a couple of days ago and thought of a couple things I wanted to share with you.

Remember a home inspector is going to go through a home and do a visual inspection and an inspection on readily accessible areas. He's not going to get down into the nitty gritty in a lot of things.

So with plumbing the first thing a home inspector will typically do is he'll go in and he'll plug the sink, shower, and bathtub drains and fill those up with water and then he'll see how they drain. If there's a problem he'll let you know. Now he's probably not going to be opening p-traps and doing some of those things to figure out why the problem is there. You need to realize that you may have additional costs.

If there's just one or two drains that drain slow it may just be a venting problem or possibly a p-trap problem, maybe it was plugged up.

If you start getting a lot of them draining slow you may have a problem going out of the house through the main line out into the sewer. Realize that some of these things you may have to get someone who is more skilled in something like putting a camera into your sewer line and out to the main to see if there's a problem and then have them get with you so you know what the costs are.

Anyway just realize that the big thing is, a home inspector is just going to do a visual inspection and the readily accessible things. He'll give you some information but you may have to deal with other things depending on the story the drains tell.

Always do a home inspection though, get with a good realtor so you can negotiate some costs if you do have extra costs and minimize your problems. You can't get rid of all your problems, sorry, but at least you can minimize them.

Have a great weekend and talk to you soon!

Contact Brian

Friday, June 30, 2017

910 South Round Valley

910 South Round Valley

Beautiful two 2-acre parcels in Wallsburg, Utah in the Wasatch back. Build your permanent home or retreat 2nd home and enjoy the small town feel close to 1,000's of acres of forest land, hunting, fishing, restaurants and entertainment.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Wallsburg Property

Wallsburg, Utah - Slipper Hollow & Billy Haws

We have some drone video of this beautiful 1,466+ acre ranch estate, which gives a great view of the property line and a good feel of the lower part of the property.  

We will soon have additional drone video, time lapse and voice over for this amazing property. See the brochure for great explanation of this property and its proximity to 1,000's of acres of Forest Service property. It will be hard to find an opportunity like this with such a remote feeling, but so close to so much from Park City, to Provo to Strawberry Reservoir.  Contact me for more information.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Thanks for 5 years as a Realtor!

Win 2 tickets to the 

Utah Valley Parade of Homes 2017

                                               (The 2 tickets mentioned in this post have already been won!
                              Check back in July to guess Where in the World is Brian Olsen and win a prize!)
Good morning everyone!

Had to do a bit of hiking this morning to get into cell phone range, and this is how I look when my hair is too long and I've been in a sleeping bag sleeping overnight.

Anyway, earlier this week I hit my 5 year anniversary as a Realtor. So this morning I'm not going to tell you about Realtor experiences, but I just want to thank everybody that has allowed me to work with them, that has given me referrals, that have asked me questions, let me be a resource for them.

I love being a Realtor, it's been great.

So what I'm going to do this morning is I'm going to give away a couple parade of homes tickets for this year to the Utah Valley Parade of Homes.

Its fun to go and see some of those homes and dream a little bit, but how you win these two tickets from me is to guess where I am. So I'll let you take a look around here, beautiful sunrise, that's maybe a little blinding. But if you know where I'm at, if you want to take a guess, instant message me, reply to this, text me, the first one to guess where I'm at I will get two tickets to the Utah Valley Parade of homes for this year on Monday the 19th.

So thanks! I've loved being a Realtor. I've had clients from Australia to England and all across the United States. So it's been great I look forward to the next 5 years and the 5 years after that and the 5 years after that!

I just appreciate the opportunity to work with so many people.

So anyway have a great weekend especially if you get out camping summertime's a time for camping but enjoy.

Take care!

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