Monday, December 11, 2017

Midway Mercantile - 5 Star Restaurant

Need to get out of the inversion? Get away to Midway. About 30 minutes up Provo canyon is the beautiful historic town of Midway, Utah; established with a large population of Swiss pioneers in 1859 is growing and with the city's first stop light installed this past summer, a widened and almost finished Mitchie Lane and actually a decrease of almost 12% in the number of residential units sold through November 30th this year from last year.

The Ice Castles will be opening soon in Midway and the Midway City Ice Rink is open. 

Now for an update on the restaurant that will soon be open in the old Midway Mercantile building and will go by the same name, Midway Mercantile, Hearth to Table check out their website. Current plans are to be open by the end of January. I'm excited to have another option and the owners who moved here from St. Louis sound like they have had years of experience as restaurateurs.



In August (2017) I took a minute to meet the new owners and then walked through the Midway Mercantile building and videoed a short update on what was happening to this really cool building.

Enjoy,

Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108


Monday, December 4, 2017

Prime Home Location in Orem, Utah

Richmond American is building homes in the new Orem Orchards development at 295 S. 400 W. in Orem and they are very nice homes.  It is a great location near the Orem Recreation Center, Orem Elementary, Mountain View High School and a lot of shopping and restaurants.



The home prices in this development are averaging about $450,000.00. Give me a call if you are interested in looking in this area and I'd love to work with you.


Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Monday, November 27, 2017

Recruiting at De La Rosa

Hey everybody I am at De La Rosa the Mexican restaurant here in Provo, with my son Perry and a good friend Ryan and we've just been talking about real estate surprise, surprise, right? 

Anyway, first of all if you haven'teaten at De la Rosa, this is a good restaurant right? Now and this is coming from a Texan; Ryan's from Texas, and my son Perry was in Mexico for two years, so they're experts on Mexican food, but it was really good. 

So anyways wanted to just let you know also Coldwell Banker does an awesome job; when you recruit, when you bring people into Coldwell Banker they put into a referral program, and Keller Williams promotes this a lot I know Coldwell Banker doesn't say a lot about it, but it is a nice way to get some passive income.

So Ryan has just started to take his real estate classes right now. Perry just took his real-estate test last Saturday, passed it, took his paperwork up to the state yesterday. So anyway they're jumping into Coldwell Banker; hopefully Ryan's gonna jump into Coldwell Banker. 

But if you're interested, give me a call because it's a great way to get some passive income as you share the opportunity to do real estate. Plus everybody thinks real estate is just a hot market and everybody's making money hand over fist. I don't want to shatter that view of anything, so give me a call and we'll talk some more. 

So any comments you guys? This is their first Facebook Live with these guys. Yeah well good to be on Facebook and yeah, Brian's awesome, he's given me a lot of good information just starting out so yeah. 

Excited to be in the real estate business and if you have any needs, he's the pro and we're learning, yes lots to learn. That's the sad thing as you learn more you realize how much more you need to learn. 

So anyway have a great week we'll stay in touch, bye.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, November 24, 2017

Brian Olsen - Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Hi my name is Brian Olsen, I am a Realtor with Coldwell Banker and I see my job as helping simplify for you the buying and selling of real estate. I'm your advocate and I strive to keep your best interest in mind and to take the stress out of the process. I'm known for responsiveness and clear communication and having lived in Utah for over 30 years I have the experience and the knowledge that you want in a realtor. I put in overtime to help my clients minimize their risk and have a successful transaction. So give me a call today and I'll help you see why you
want me to be your Realtor.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Monday, November 20, 2017

NeighborWorks Provo Project

Hey you guys just want to take a minute, I'm in Provo with a couple other great Realtors that we had opportunity to come down and work on a home through NeighborWorks and some people to to keep their home looking good. 

Anyway I have Miley here and Kristie and they are just awesome. They got here early, anyway you know Neighbor Works is a great program and Coldwell Banker has some just some super good philanthropic things that they do; they actually donated $5,000 to NeighborWorks for helping on this home to do some finishes. They also have the Bankers Association that works with the NeighborWorks. 

Anyway if you have opportunities to associate with NeighborWorks, you know somebody once famous said the poor will always be with us, and we always will have opportunities; often many of us have been in that position. 

So any comments about what we're doing? What do you think of the red? So we got the primer on. 

Anyways, great program and if you ever need any help, NeighborWorks is good to help you keep your home and keep it up to date. 

Real Estate; Coldwell Banker is the best so give one of us a call. If you want to go with the female persuasion you've got Kristie or Miley here, or myself. Anyway hey have a good weekend guys.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, November 17, 2017

Get to know Brian Olsen

I love doing real estate, I love helping people through the process. My favorite thing about being a Real Estate agent is meeting the people. It has been great to meet people from all walks of life, from all around the country and it's always neat to get somebody through a transaction and into a property they want to purchase or out of a property they want to sell.

I once worked with a super neat family. They gave me all their criteria, just had a great meeting with them. They wanted to buy property in Wasatch County and we started looking there and for the budget and what they wanted, you know we just weren't finding anything and we ended up going a little bit further south in Utah County. Then a little bit further south, and then finally down to Fairview. We found a home and it was just ideal and we got in the home the day it was listed and they ended up just finding a great home. They've said a couple times that I did everything right and that everything went perfect.

It really helps when you have somebody that's as concerned about the process as you are. And that's what I strive to have is that empathy and that concern that my client has in selling their property or in buying a property.

I'm very thorough some people say to an extreme, to make sure the I's are dotted and the T's are crossed. I really strive to communicate. I do what my clients need me to do. I want them to have a successful transaction and so I do feel like I work some overtime. I've made offers at ten, eleven o'clock at night, because as the client just stews and stews, okay what are we going to do? How are we going to respond? Finally at ten o'clock they're saying will you help us do this? We want to get an offer sent in or we want to do something.

My optimism helps me to  look at things a little bit different. I just always feel like there's a way to get a property sold or to find a property to purchase. There's a way to find it whether I'm knocking on doors asking people if they're interested in selling. There's typically a way to find something for my client either to purchase or to sell a property and so I think my optimism helps me to maybe look outside the box and find a way.

It's interesting because I love helping people and lots of times they never do become a client of mine. I'm comfortable helping people and it all comes back in the end. I mean what is it the golden rule of life you know, do to others what you would want them to do to you.

So I love being able to be a resource to people, and help them and give them information whether it's about selling a property, or buying a property, getting water rights, getting an easement.

Real Estate really provides an avenue for me to serve a lot of people I think.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Monday, November 13, 2017

Mount Pleasant Views

Hello, I am in Mount Pleasant and had to just take a minute and do my Facebook Live here today.

A couple years ago I had a client that was looking in Wasatch County, had some specifics, sorry, I've been hiking a little bit here, but had some criteria; looking for property in Wasatch County with some acreage, anyway, long story short we ended up in Fairview, just up the road from here and this valley, and I hadn't been here for years until I got my license and had a client buy down this way. 

This valley is gorgeous! It is one of the neatest places and so if you're looking for property and you're up in Wasatch or Summit County and you're not finding what you want, come down and look in Mount Pleasant, Fairview, Milburn, it is just a neat, neat place.

I know my client, who ended up buying just a little north of here, like I said in Fairview, but he drives to Draper everyday to work and he said that it's like 10 minutes further than if you were living in Wasatch County.

Anyway, just wanted to share this view with you and my little Facebook time and just enjoy. This is such a neat, neat place. 

So, have a great weekend and we will talk to you later!

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, November 10, 2017

Wasatch Back Views from Timber Lakes

Hey everyone, hope you're having a great weekend. I am up at Timber Lakes, I've been up here before and done some Facebook lives, and I love it up here, and I just need to show you this view of the Wasatch back and Timpanogos this is amazing.

Timber Lakes is such a neat development. It's a gated community if you're not familiar, it's on the east side of Heber City. Anyway, I'm up here looking at a few parcels and just wanted to share a little bit of information about real estate up here.

There are 36 parcels currently for sale through Realtors. In the last six months 26 parcels have sold. So Timber Lakes hasn't moved a whole lot of properties that fast for a while, at least as far as I've known, but right now there's quite a few homes being built here, it's just a great place. 

So if you're interested this side of Timber Lakes, I call it my cell phone side and the other side is my non-cellphone side because I don't have reception on the other side. So you have the view of the valley, you don't have the the quakies and pines here like you do on the other side but there's lakes on
the other side again you got the views of Heber on this side. 

There are so many different options here in Timber Lakes that if you're interested at all let me know, I'd love to help you out and tell you what's available, whether it's a parcel that you can build your own place on, or existing homes, there's a number of existing homes, and they range from, I think the smallest I've seen was 1,300 sq. ft. up to 5-6,000 sq. ft.

 Anyway,  have a great weekend and we will chat with you later.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Monday, November 6, 2017

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Education

Hey everyone Brian and Kris here and we just finished some training at Coldwell Banker and I just wanted to share with you, and I want to get Kris' opinion and thoughts about becoming a Realtor. 

I often have promoted Coldwell Banker. And one of the things that they just discussed in here was how 13 out of 14 Realtors, people who get their license, don't renew their second year. So the success rate of Realtors is way low. 

Coldwell Banker has some training that is really phenomenal, they really do a good job. And in recent years they've done studies and they've tracked people that go through their training and they've found that about 90% of Realtors that go through the Coldwell Banker training are still practicing real estate in their third year, versus about, what would that be, about 6%, you know average. 

So anyway this training that Coldwell Banker, what did you think of the the training that we just had in there Kris? Has great promise for being successful. Yeah, it really does. You know Coldwell Banker now has been around a long time, they're in 50 some countries I believe, they have over 80,000 Realtors. 

If you're interested in checking out Coldwell Banker, if you're thinking about getting your real estate license, if you're in class, get a hold of me and call Kris Hammond, she's in our office in Orem and check out Coldwell Banker. 

Just encourage you to give it a shot at Coldwell Banker; see what we do for training and you know compare some success rates before you make a decision. So anyway have a good week, see you later.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, November 3, 2017

New Construction - French Drain, Curtain Drain, Foundation Drain

If there is any chance that you may have a high water table in wet years or that runoff may reach your home site, pay now before you start to build and get a good drain design and have it installed as you build your knew home.

After your home is built if you start dealing with water seepage issues it very well could cost you much more than if you installed a drainage system now, as you build your new home.

Water will take the path of least resistance whether flowing above ground or underground. The microscopic gap between your footing and foundation wall, then up between the slab isolation joint and into your basement may very well become that path of least resistance.

To help reduce and hopefully eliminate water problems a basic drainage system of a perforated pvc pipe in gravel below the basement slab should allow any water that gets close to your home to flow into the pipe, which should be directed away from the home or into a catch basin. Some areas may need to have the flow go into a sump tank which then pumps the water up and away from the home.

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You can always spend additional money for such things as asphalt coating of the footing / foundation gap, additional drains under the slab that tie into the drain around the perimeter, floor drains, clean out access, interior perimeter drainage system and so on.

For some additional commentary and explanation on a foundation drain system at a 6,000 sf home in Mapleton, Utah that recently sold watch the video below.



Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Wallsburg World Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Monday, October 30, 2017

Perc Test Validity


Hey everyone! Hope you're having a great day, hope you're able to get outside! It is such a beautiful day!

I am up in the Timber Lakes development above Heber City in fact let me turn, I'll be in the
shadow a little bit, but look at this view. I love Timber Lakes, it is such a gorgeous location.

What I want to talk to you about for a minute this afternoon is a percolation test or a perc test many people call it. A percolation test is essentially to determine the absorption rate or the permeability of the soil on your parcel, it's for where you're going to need a wastewater system.

So a contractor will get onto your soil, onto your property they'll dig two or three test holes and then they put a certain quantity of water into those test holes. They watch and see how fast that's absorbed and they get a percolation rate or a perc rate.

That information then is given to an engineer who designs your septic system, whether it's just the the septic tank drain field or a specialized system and then you can take that information to the Health Department, at least here in Wasatch County goes to the health department you get approval there for your system and then take it for your building permit.

Now one thing that I learned, I thought that that perc test would expire after a certain amount of time it does not, it's valid as long as you build your system based on those perc points, those percolation points.

So you take it to the engineer, he looks at the size of home you're going to build; how many bedrooms, how many bathrooms, and the points of those tests and he determines the system. Now if you sell your property, if you change the size of your home or the location of your home on the property then it would not be valid any longer and you'd have to get a new test done.

So otherwise whether you use that perc test a week after you get it or ten years twenty years down the road or even if you sell your property a buyer can take that perc test and based on those points again as long as he's putting his home in the location based on those points for the septic system the wastewater system they can use that.

So anyway if you have any questions let me know have some great contractors that can do the perc test for you that I'd love to refer you to.

Again if you like Timber Lakes if you want to get away from the valley and get up into the mountains give me a call!

This parcel I'm at right here is a client of mine, it's a one-acre parcel listed for $30,000 and it's just it's gorgeous here.

So anyway take care have a great weekend!

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, October 27, 2017

Testimonial: Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor


We have just worked with Brian Olsen and purchased a house in South Jordan on Glenmore Golf Course and I don't think we could have been happier through the process of that; working and buying a home with Brian's help.

He was just an easygoing guy, no pressure at all, willing to work on our schedule. I don't know how many times we called him and said, it was spur of the moment, "Hey we saw a house on Zillow or we saw this house or whatever and he said let me check on it and he goes when do you want to meet can we do this this afternoon? I don't know how many times we did that, it was called him in the morning, we met that afternoon at a location; saw one or two or three houses and you know he was always on call for us.

He was always just really pleasant and made us feel very comfortable in the process; we didn't feel pressure at all. So we didn't mind bugging him that much actually, because he made us kind of feel like you could. We were really picky about what we liked or what we wanted.

I felt he knew what I wanted probably more than I did, because he asked some very specific questions. What's your lifestyle? What are you looking for in a home? What makes it comfortable for you? What makes it functional for you? I remember this one property in specific, I thought, "well this could work if we did all of this." And Brian says, "well I know one of the things that you really wanted Georgia, was a lot of natural lighting." I go yes that's very important. He goes, this really doesn't have that. That's true and that's something that you can't change.

Brian narrowed it down really quickly and very well for us, so we avoided seeing lots of houses that we would not have been interested in just because of his expertise of being able to pretty quickly discern what we were looking for.

On this one, we saw it Saturday morning and we decided, Oh we'll probably put an offer in on it, you know later in the weekend. And then we left and Brian called us within 10 minutes and said someone has put an offer on it. So we put an offer on and Brian made several phone calls back and forth over the next few hours and by the end of the evening we owned a home.

It had everything that we were looking for in a house, plus stuff that we didn't know we were looking for.

I've worked with some other good Realtors, but none with the attention that we got from Brian. I was very surprised, I thought it was going to be very time-consuming, very stressful, not pleasant at all and like Mike said it was really enjoyable. He was always on call for us.

The process itself was not stressful for us and I think a lot of that, most of that had to do with Brian. He just took care of everything, from finding the properties, to scheduling the times, to meeting us just before closing with a home inspector. It was, we looked forward to seeing Brian and meeting up with him, and talking about properties.

It truly met and exceeded all of our expectations. And I know that that sounds...like what you're supposed to say? Yeah, but it truly did.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

St. Louis Real Estate

In 2001 while still doing construction I had opportunity to move my family back to Nauvoo, Illinois for about one year. While there my employees that came out to work on the specific project, as well as family, would fly in to St. Louis. My wife and I would also often take our children to St. Louis to some of the awesome museums. I really gained a love for that beautiful city.

Anyway, I have a good friend that is a great realtor who lives near St. Louis. She has a gorgeous home for sale in Chesterfield, MO which is on a small lake not far from the Spirit of St. Louis Airport. Click on the image below to view this property in greater detail and if you are looking for property in Missouri or any other part of the world, let me know.  I'd love to refer you a competent agent that will take care of your needs to either buy or sell real estate.


Chesterfield, MO 

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen, Wallsburg World Realtor

Monday, October 23, 2017

Home Inspection - You Don't Own It Yet















I wanted to take a minute, I'm at a home with an inspector and I haven't done a video about home inspections for a little bit. Just want to share something with you just because of
experiences he's had and he shares with me. 

One of the things that most home buyers like to do is when they have a home inspector they want to come while the home inspector is there or at the end of the inspection and go through the home with the inspector look at the reports, see what they say about the home. And one of the things that the inspector that I just met with on this home here, he said buyers need to understand that they don't own the home.

And remember I've done some videos where a home inspection, if you remember is a visual inspection and easily accessible inspection, so the inspector is only going to do that; they're going to visually inspect things and things that are easily accessible. 

Now one of the things they'll do is they will take an electrical panel off because they want to make sure that the circuits are connected right, that the wiring is correct and everything is done that way
correct. But everything else they're not going to take fixtures off of the ceiling, they're not going to take plates off of the outlets, the switches, there's just a lot of things they won't dig into.

So what this inspector says is lots of times the buyer comes to meet with them and wants them to start looking into things and taking things off and really digging into things and they just don't
do that. 

So remember you're not the homeowner yet. So the home inspection is really, I mean it's important I really encourage my buyers to have a home inspection, but it's not digging into, and a home inspector
will tell you this, you know you may need to get a plumber because this faucet, the
pressures low on it or you know other things, but just remember you're not the
owner yet. 

So a home inspectors not going to be looking into things like a contractor would once you're an owner and really digging into it. 

Another experience we had is once the homeowner purchased the home and they took the fixtures off the ceiling there were some bad connections, some bad wiring and it had been changed at the panel but not at the fixtures, so they were upset and just understand that home inspectors not
going to get into that deep. 

So anyway to have a home inspection, if you have a question get a hold of me, love to help you, and have a great week, take care.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, October 20, 2017

Greenhouse in the Wasatch Back


Greenhouses. This one's pretty beefy, this one has a poly-carbon panel structure with channel iron and steel tubing, so it's pretty hefty. You can use just a poly-film, make it a lot easier to construct and do it yourself type thing. So there's a variety and all kind of things in between.

One thing about this Greenhouse at this property is it's potentially a year-round greenhouse; they have artificial lighting, they have heaters. So you can go even farther, I don't know how good it goes all the way through the winter, just because we do lose a lot of natural light, the days are a lot shorter. But, you can go a lot longer with the lights and the heat that they have in here.

Anyway, if you're looking for a home in the Wasatch Back give me a call, like I said this property has so many different options and so many things about it that just make it a great property. I'd be happy to show you this property or a number of other listings that are here in Wallsburg, Park City, Midway, Heber; all along the Wasatch Back. Give me a call, shoot me a text or private message. Talk to you soon, take care!

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Monday, October 16, 2017

Deck Use, Value and View



Hey, everybody, I am excited to talk to you for a minute, it's been a while, about decks. I have lots of people that talk about decks on their homes and decks on homes that they're looking to purchase, what's the value of the deck, if they're gonna build a deck on their home, how should they do the deck. 

Let me just give you a couple of thoughts about decks and happy to answer some questions, if you have any questions get back to me. 

A couple of things with decks that you want to look at is how much it's going to be used. Is it in a good location on the home, to where it's going to be used quite a bit. If it's in an odd place on the home and nobody's going to be using it or it's very small, then I would say don't spend the money and the effort to build the deck. And then if you're looking at selling or buying, it probably doesn't have very much value. 

If it's in a great location, if there's the ability to use it quite a bit, seasonal, that's another thing; if you have a short season. I'm in Wallsburg right now I don't know if you notice because of the view here of the Wallsburg ridge behind me. I love Wallsburg Valley. Anyway, if there's a short season and you don't have the means to have a gas propane fireplace type thing, to where you can use it during the winter and not freeze, then that's not going to be as valuable. 

Also the durability of the deck: I'm on the deck right now and they actually put concrete on the deck and they have a metal railing, they have some posts here, but overall this deck is very durable. They're not gonna have to do very much with it other than staining the post everything else is going to last for a long time. 

And the view, if you have a deck with a view that may circumvent a lot of the other issues, even if it's a small deck, but if it has a view then there is some value to it. So you can see this deck right here has an awesome view. I just love this view looking down into the Wallsburg Valley, the mouth of the canyon here. 

So anyway, if you have any questions about decks; the value that is on your home, something that you're looking to add to your home and the resale value of it, give me a call, shoot me a text, or an email, private message. I would love to talk to you about it and anything else with real estate, I'm open to talk about that as well. Take care and we will see you later, bye.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, October 13, 2017

Water Storage & Rain Water Collection

Hey everyone it's been a while since I've done a video and I wanted to get going here again, just got busy with a lot of personal things.

I am at a home in Wallsburg that I have listed for sale. It's on main Canyon road, it's a beautiful home, but I just wanted to tell you a little bit about this home and a little bit about the laws in Utah.

This home is kind of interesting. A lot of people talk about water storage and this home, what the did is they built a concrete vault; a tank, a ten thousand gallon tank, that they have a float in there, it's in another little vault, that keeps the water in this tank at a certain level. So they use it as water storage for their home, and they have a pressure regulator with the tank so they can regulate the pressure into their home. So as multiple showers are used or a dishwasher or whatever, it maintains a certain pressure.

So it's really nice, this home is, I've put a few posts on about this home and it is just a really neat home, besides the the equestrian setup, the pasture, alfalfa fields, everything about this home.

So get a hold of me if you're interested in a great, it's 30 acres, just under 30 acres, 10,000 square foot home and a 10,000 gallon water storage.

Now let me tell you just a little bit real quick before I finish this video. Utah used to be, and most states are this way, that when it rains they consider that public use water, water for public use, and so you couldn't capture rainwater.

Back in 2010, so not very long ago, Utah passed a law that you can actually, legally catch rainwater now. So you can have your rain gutters go into a barrel and you can catch this rain water. However you can only catch 2 - 100 gallon containers worth of water without registering with the state to say that your catching this water. So if you catch more than that, for use on your own property, and it has to be used on that property, you can't catch it and haul it off I guess to another property. But anyway the law says that you can catch up to twenty-five hundred gallons of water, if you register with the state.

So it doesn't cost anything, they I guess want to know who is catching this public water. So anyway if you have any questions you can get online, there's some more information about catching rainwater. And I know Utah being like the second driest state in the Union, maybe that's why there's some regulation on how much rainwater you can catch.

So anyway, if you have any real estate questions, anything else that I might help you with feel free to give me a call, shoot me a text, private message, anything and have a great weekend, tomorrow's the start of the weekend, so take care bye.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Monday, October 9, 2017

Guess Where I'm At - 2 PC Showcase of Homes Tickets

(The tickets mentioned in this post have already been won)

Hey everyone, I am doing a "Guess Where I'm at?" again. Last month I did a Facebook live and I gave away two tickets to the Utah Valley Home Show in celebration of my fifth year, last June of being a real estate agent.

So I'm going to do another one here and I'm going to give away two tickets to the Park City Showcase of Homes and that happens next month so I'm gonna give you a little bit of a hint; you can see, oh the sun's right there, well I'm at Costco if you can see that, so I'm at Costco but guess which Costco I'm at.

I just want to share a couple things and I wish I found more statistics because it's interesting, I often have clients, when they're looking at property one of the things they'll ask is how far is this home from Costco? You know either into Salt Lake, or the Provo Costco, or the Spanish Fork Costco, or other Costco's; there's a number of Costco's.

So anyway Costco has a lot of impact wherever it is built, some of the research I've seen is it helps the commercial value of the property, which in turn, help the residential value of the property.

So Costco is loved, you know a lot of people shop there, I shop there a lot. So anyway again I don't have any statistics on it, but I just wanted to thank everybody again for letting me help you be your Realtor and help you find property and sell property.

If you can guess which Costco I'm at and you're the first one to guess then you'll get two tickets to the Park City Showcase of homes.

So anyway have a great weekend and just either respond to this, private message me, text me, whatever and let me know which Costco you think I'm at. Take care, bye.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, October 6, 2017

Wallsburg Real Estate Update & Market Research

Hey everyone I am in Wallsburg this evening where I try to get before it's too late, though this evening I got here just after the Sun went down. So anyway but I wanted to share some market information about Wallsburg and if you're interested in property in Wallsburg give me a call, shoot me a text, or email, I'd love to help you out. 

Anyway Wallsburg, right now there are 15 parcels available in Wallsburg. They range from $90,000 for a 3 acre parcel, 3.9 acre parcel in town, doesn't have any water, up to 7.9 million for 40 plus acres with a ton of water like around 46 acre feet of water, anyway it's a ton of water with that one, and a lot in between. There are four homes for sale right now in Wallsburg. So Wallsburg, there's quite a bit of property for sale here. 

Wanted to share with you also a little bit about the market, because it's kind of interesting it always amazes me what happens in the market. I have a listing down in Utah County, it's over $600,000 and we've had almost two months and in the last three days we've got three offers and it's just crazy. I have some other properties under $300,000 that are hardly getting shown, so it just goes up and down. 

But anyway the inventory is still very low, we're year-over-year our inventory is low and so our closed units is down year over year as well. And a lot of people just think the real estate is just booming and there's a lot of people talking about selling, a lot of buyers out there wanting to purchase property, but the inventory is just not there. So, I mean it's still an amazing time to buy or sell a lot of areas the prices have come back. But some areas are still struggling a little bit and and they're still going up and down. 

Anyway if you have a Realtor, if you do some research and work with your Realtor you can find it. You can find property that's a good buy if you work with your Realtor, and get your property marketed you can sell your property for a good sell. 

So I know I'm tooting my own horn here, but get with a Realtor and next week we have, Coldwell Banker will have some statistics coming out for the month of July and I'll put those on my blog. But it's interesting to see what's happening in the market and so you can get on my blog and you can get on my website, bolsenre.com and get more information there. 

If you have any questions always feel free to get a hold of me, I'd love to help you and I got a couple new people on my team that are really doing well and helping me out; my son Perry Olsen and also Jayden Roni and they're just great young men and willing to work with you as well. So we'll fit it in and we'll help you get your property sold or find you a place to buy. Have a great weekend.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Monday, October 2, 2017

Oakley Utah Weber River Frontage

Hey you guys, I am in Oakley, Utah. This home came on the market just a little bit ago and had an open house today and I just have to show you a little bit. I have a lot of people ask about homes in Oakley on the Weber River; they want Weber river frontage.

This home has over 600 feet of Weber River frontage. The home is just over 5,000 square feet; four bedrooms, three and a half baths. The owners have done an amazing job they bought it in '03 and they have gone through and just done some amazing things, and I won't go through the home but I'll do a link when I put this on my blog.

It's listed by Berkshire Hathaway, Ann Macquoid, she's a great Realtor, but give me a call. You've got to see this home, in fact let me just show you a little bit, there's a RV pad right here on the river.

The home, like I said six and a half acres, you can actually subdivide and get four one acre parcels along the back side of this, still have a lot of frontage on the river here, still have two and a half acres.

It's just a beautiful, beautiful area listed at 1.75 and let me just switch this to get a feel. The home is just right up here, anyway you can't quite see the home from down here, but just gorgeous. Again a lot of people asking in Oakley. You can get little parts of the the Weber River, but it's hard to get a big chunk of the Weber River like this.

So anyway give me a call, text, an email and oh there's the home. Anyway get a hold of me, come and take a look at this property and you'll love it. This is just a great location. Anyway, take care, bye.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, September 29, 2017

Wallsburg FSBO Home


I am at a home on Main Canyon Road (In Wallsburg) and it is for sale by owner, but you've got to check out this home if you're looking to move into Wallsburg. This is a great home.

The home is just around 2,000 square feet above grade, 800 square feet basement. In the basement  it's higher so the the window wells are higher, it's very well lit, just natural light in the basement; it's unfinished, you could probably get another bedroom, a bathroom, big living area in the basement.

But this home is a log home, just well done. The owners built the home back in 92, did a great job. It's on a well and they have refinished the logs here just in the last year or so. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, big open vaulted area.

It is on, I don't know if you can see down, I've come up the lane, it's a pretty good lane coming up to the home, so you're not right on Main Canyon Road. It's 4.9 acres, you've got three shares of north ditch water; a good chunk of the property, it's in front of the house, you can water; have alfalfa, you know animals.

So it is a great home. Give me a call! This home, you really need to come and check it out. The owner is just a super nice lady; nicest lady you'll ever meet. But give me a call 801-318-3108. I can take you through the home talk about making an offer.

If you want to get to Wallsburg this is one, there's three other homes listed right now in Wallsburg. There's 16 parcels listed in Wallsburg, so for this little valley there's quite a bit of real estate. If you're wanting to get out of the upcoming inversion that you will have in the Salt Lake Valley or a little bit in the Utah County Valley, give me a call and come and check out this home. So have a great weekend.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Monday, September 25, 2017

Bonus Room Above Garage - 3 Challenges


Hey everyone Brian Olsen here. I am in Pleasant Grove at a new listing that is at 748 West 1116 North (PG). It's a great location; this home is on a quiet street and it's just a fantastic home.

A few things I want to just mention, well one thing I wanted to show you. The buyers, when they purchased this home, after they purchased it they took what was just a carport and they got a plan and they put in footing, foundation, everything that's required and did a two-car garage oversized and then they did a bonus room.

Now three things that are always hard with the bonus room above the garage and this owner has done an exceptional job. You'll love this when you come and see this home. One of the things is a transition; the owner took the garage and they made it an extra height in the garage and so there's a transition going up into the bonus room. But versus being awkward or just not looking well they had these steps and it's going up from the kitchen and just it really turned out nice.

So that's one of the main things. The other thing is the exterior; the exterior is always tough to match the bonus room to the existing home, and you can look on my listing and see the outside. After they built this bonus room they redid all of the siding so it blends in perfectly.

Okay the third thing is in a bonus room is getting the temperature, to to be able to control the heating and cooling. What the owner did with this is they put a separate furnace and AC unit for this bonus room.

And so this bonus room is just awesome; you've got plenty of lighting and you've got LED can lights, you've got two fans; both of them have the lights on the fans, you've got two windows on this end, you've got another window on this end. And let me just show you these views here really quick, looking outside this window up in the mountains.

Anyway, give me a call, contact me, come and check out this home; it's a great listing. Again Pleasant Grove is just a great place; it's close to shopping, close to I-15, close to the mountains. Anyway, you will love this bonus room on this home. Talk to you soon.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, September 22, 2017

Amazing Wallsburg Property



Check out this amazing Wallsburg Property! 

For more information call me at 801-318-3108 or visit www.bolsenre.com

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor

Monday, September 18, 2017

Solar Panel Savings



Hello, I'm at the home that I have listed on 1160 North 748 West and I want to talk about solar panels for a minute and just some advantages and the price or benefits of solar panels. 

But I want to give you a little background; this home, the sellers purchased this home and soon after they purchased it they did a remodel so the home had a carport here they put in this over sized garage and I'd love to talk to some more about the garage, it's an awesome garage. But above the garage they did a bonus room. What they did in this bonus room is they added its own air conditioning unit and furnace. Then they put on a new roof, they took off the swamp cooler that was on the existing home, put in an air conditioning unit for the home and then put on a new roof. 

So clearly their power bill has increased because of the work that they did; the addition on the home and the addition of the furnace and the a/c. 

So anyway, a couple years ago they decided to get some solar panels. They got Vivint, there's a lot of companies that have solar panels, they got a 20-year lease on some solar panels from Vivint, and I don't know if you can see them; there's some on this side of the home and then there's some back up on this other side of this roof here. 

And Vivint, they pay it's about $56 a month they make a payment for this 20-year lease for these solar panels to Vivint. And then what Rocky Mountain Power does is each month they adjust the power bill depending on how much was generated from the solar panels the previous month. Before they got these solar panels their power bill was at about $230 a month. Within just two or three months after getting the solar panels they were down to paying Rocky Mountain Power seventy dollars a month and Vivint that 56 dollars a month, so almost half of where they were at before they got the solar panels. 

Currently they're paying $35 a month to Rocky Mountain Power, $55 or $56 to Vivint; so less than half. So the lease you can purchase or buy out the lease it's at about $19,000 left in the lease. If you continue the lease, which is assumable, so if you are interested in this home get a hold of me. The solar panels, the lease is assumable, so you can just continue. 

The panels are owned by Vivint so they'll take care of them and do any maintenance that you need on that. But you can clearly see that over the lifetime of these panels you are going to save some money, and typically on any home you're going to save some money and then once you own the panels you'll even be less without that $56 payment to Vivint. 

So if you want to see this home give me a call, shoot me a text or message, 801-318-3108. It's an incredible home, a quiet area close to restaurants, shopping, retail, close to i-15. 

If you have a home and you want to know what the price of your home is or how solar panels affect your value or even if you don't have solar panels, give me a call or contact me, I'd love to give you some information about the market; what it's doing, what your home value is in this market, what it would sell for. Anyway, I look forward to talking to you, have a great weekend.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen - Utah Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, September 15, 2017

Round Valley Lane - Wallsburg, Utah



Check out this gorgoues property in Wallsburg, Utah! Contact me for more information at 801-318-3108 or at www.bolsenre.com

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen
Wallsburg World Realtor

Monday, September 11, 2017

Pleasant Grove Stats and Open House


(The Open House for this home has passed, 
but the home is still listed see www.bolsenre.com for more information!)

Brian Olsen here, just in Pleasant Grove at a client's home and want to tell you about an open house that we're having tomorrow here at this home between 11 o'clock tomorrow morning and 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. 

But I want to give you some statistics first for Pleasant Grove. Pleasant Grove is a great community, it has such a variety of homes from starter homes, you've got some townhomes, some condos, to mid range to very nice luxury estates.

I want to look at the market just give you some statistics for the market looking at homes $350,000 or less. Okay, right now there are 27 homes listed with Realtors that are in that range; $350,000 or less. Out of those, 5 of them listed this month, 7 of them listed last month. So 12 of those 27 have listed since July 1st. 

Okay so far this month we've had 13 homes in that same range under 350,000 and this is just single family homes, so this doesn't include townhomes and condos in Pleasant Grove. So far this month we've had 13 that have closed, last month there were 11 that have closed. 

So you're looking at about a two month supply there are 25 that are currently under contract. Anyway the market in Pleasant Grove is a great market people want to be in Pleasant Grove it is a great location. 

So come and check out this home. This home is listed at $306,000, it has just under 2,600 square feet, a bonus room above the garage. I'm on the deck right now, you can see this they've got a beautiful view from their deck. They've got a bonus room above their garage, an oversized garage. They've got two air conditioning systems for the home, two heating furnaces for the home, new architectural shingles on the roof, new siding, it's a great home. 

So come by tomorrow between 11:00 in the morning 3 o'clock in the afternoon  and check out this home. Hope to see you and hope to get an offer and participate here in the real-estate market of Pleasant Grove. Take care.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen
Wallsburg World Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Friday, September 8, 2017

Nephi Duplex Investment Opportunity

Hello everybody this is Brian Olsen with Coldwell Banker and I am in Nephi right now and I'm at a duplex that I have listed in a great part of town about 500 East 500 north. It is in an area where the current zoning doesn't allow for multi-housing, but this duplex was grandfathered in and this duplex is in great shape so it really benefits and the houses around here are in great shape also. 

So it's a great location, this duplex is listed for $250,000. Each side is two bedrooms and one bath. The owner of the home is meticulous, he's just taken very good care of it; as renters have changed he'll go in and he'll update things. He actually the South unit here went in about a year ago and redid the flooring tile in the bathroom and had a renter in there about six years and a new water heater, new cabinets in the kitchen; he really did a lot to it. The north unit he did about four years ago; he had a renter move out and he went through and did the same thing. 

You know one of the things to look at when you're looking at multi-unit is depending on how much money you're able to put down, what the rental rates are so you can get your cap rate you know depending on how much you're gonna put down cash on it. But also your occupancy; lots of people look at a cap rate and they just say "Okay I've got to have this certain cap rate, I want to have a you know seven, eight, nine, ten percent cap rate." And lots of times they don't take into account how much vacancy the property has.

Now in duplexes it's a little bit easier just because you've only got two units, but if you miss one unit that's fifty percent vacancy rate. This has been rented ever since the current seller bought it about nine years ago, he's not had a problem keeping it rented. 

So anyway it's a great property, it's all brick, carport on each side, big yard, all fenced, including the dividing fence in the back; has a gate in between the two. 

So if you're interested in multi-family property it's a great investment. Give me 801 318-3108 I can get you some more information or go to my website www.bolsenre.com and you can see more information there. Anyway, have a great weekend.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen
Wallsburg World Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wallsburg Equestrian Ranch Estate


Hey, just wanted to introduce you to the latest property to list for sale in the Wallsburg Valley. Wallsburg, Utah in the Wasatch Back; a beautiful valley not far from Park City.

Anyway, a property just under 30 acres with a 10,000 sq. ft. home, you can see right back here in the background. A 20,000 sq. ft. barn. It is an equestrian ranch estate. It is a gorgeous property. You can see right here, you've got a pivot that waters a huge area of pasture. The owner also leases another section of property so they get plenty of alfalfa, of hay harvested each year.

It is set up so nice for horses, they have got inside that 20,000 sq. ft. barn, they've got 16 horse stalls, they have an outside arena as well as that indoor arena. 

As I said a 10,000 sq. ft. home, a beautiful deck; it is just a gorgeous home. If you know anybody that's looking for a corporate retreat, a second home; just a beautiful home, a beautiful setup, give me a call! This is an ideal property. 

Also, the owner has another 1400+ Acre property just on the side of the valley here, which is gorgeous also. It really provides somebody if they want to have a hunting area, hunting grounds; a beautiful area of hunting that attaches to thousands of acres of forest property and then to have a home, a retreat to go to after hunting or hiking, this is really a great setup. 

Anyway, give me a call 801-318-3108 I can give you some more information. For qualified buyers, we can take you through the home and love to talk to you. Take Care.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen
Wallsburg World Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Autism Council of Utah sponsored by Coldwell Banker & Doug Smith



In Utah one in every 54 births a child
is born with autism. A life we can't understand, but we can help.
Use your pedal power and make a difference in the lives of Utahns with
autism. Register today for the Coldwell Banker Parkway Pedal Ride for Autism
presented by Doug Smith Subaru. All proceeds benefit the Autism Council of
Utah.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen
Wallsburg World Realtor
C: 801-318-3108

Monday, September 4, 2017

Income Generating Vacation Homes


Buying a 2nd home is what many people want so they have the ability to stay at their favorite vacation location whenever they want without the need to reserve a room or rent a home.

What many of these buyers also consider is there the ability to rent the home at least enough so that I get enough income to pay the taxes, or the HOA fee or some other expense.

In my area, during peak ski season and also the Sundance Film Festival, many properties may be rented for enough to cover some pretty big expenses and possibly even have something left over.

With the options of airbnb, tripping.com, vrbo, homeaway, etc. there are plenty of options to be able to rent your vacation property from 1 day to 365 per year.

The infographic below provides some interesting recent survey statistics - contact me if you want specific information about your area along the Wasatch Mountains:


Take care,
Brian Olsen
Wallsburg World Realtor
C: 801-318-3108
www.bolsenre.com


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Wasatch Back Equestrian Estate - Preview for Upcoming in Depth View



Hello everybody it is getting a little bit late, but I just wanted to do a preview of a property that I have listed here in Wallsburg it's just over 29 acre Equestrian Ranch Estate. 

Next week I'm going to be getting with the caretaker of the property and we're gonna do some specific in-depth Facebook live videos of this property. 

Let me turn this way a little bit, you can see right here is a 20,000 square foot barn arena. You've got a pivot on majority of the property over here so you get a lot of alfalfa, you know good watering system. You've got a lot of stalls, it is an equestrian masterpiece that they've done so much with it. 

Anyway, you've got a 10,000 square foot home, you've got a huge greenhouse, year-long greenhouse. You have a dog run with its own septic system, own water system;
automatic water system. 

There are so many things with this home. Anyway next week I'll be doing some Facebook live videos and we're gonna specifically go into some things, like the culinary water system. They have a 10,000 gallon storage tank where the water comes into they have it pressurized, comes into the house, anyway we'll go through that system. 

We'll look at some of the interior things of the home, it's a gorgeous home. The again greenhouse, a lot of these things. 

So anyway it's listed for just over 8 million, if you want additional information give me a call 801-318-3108 and we can get you some information. 

I'm getting more and more stuff online as we go forward and as I get over this head cold I'm communicating more on it. So anyway Wallsburg is just an ideal place in the Wasatch back; it's close to Park City, close to Provo, down Provo Canyon blue, ribbon fishing. 

This place is ideal, it has an opportunity for just an awesome second home, vacation home, a full time home, a corporate retreat type thing. The original order that built this did a lot of training with horses, did a lot of riding with horses with people that had difficulties physically and that, that could come and get on a horse and just enjoy a horse without you know in an area that is just well groomed and really well managed. 

So anyway it's just a phenomenal place and I don't know what else to say, I'll keep going on next week some more. There's additional property here that's close by that goes up onto the the ridge here in Wallsburg Valley. 

So anyway let me know if you have any questions and look next week for some additional videos and some additional information about this property. Take care, have a great Sunday tomorrow. Bye now.

Best Regards,
Wallsburg World Realtor



Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wasatch Back Estate - 1,466+ Acres



Welcome to the Wasatch back. This Slipper Hollow listing includes over fourteen hundred and sixty-six acres for sale, starting in the foothills and going up to the Wallsburg Ridge, where it connects to thousands of acres of Forest Service land.

With over 14 acre feet of water and the majority of the land surveyed, now is a great time to build
your full-time mountain home, amazing second home, or corporate retreat. Homes dot the Wallsburg valley floor within a short distance of hunting, hiking, biking, and horse riding.

With vistas along the Wallsburg Ridge of Deer Creek Reservoir, Mount Timpanogos, and South Fork Canyon. Aspen and Pine trees are thick below the Wallsburg Ridgeline and hide many
trophy deer and elk.

Zoned preservation 160 - 1 single-family home per 160 acres; there is enough land and water to add a few additional homes if desired.

Settled in 1862 by William Wall, today the Wallsburg Valley provides exactly what you want to be able to get away from it all and also be near it all.

Close proximity to Park City, Sundance, Provo, and Salt Lake City provides a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty and quiet of the mountains and still have quick and easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment. Approximately 15 miles to Heber City, 30 miles to Park City, 60
miles to Salt Lake City airport and 20 miles to the nearest Costco.

Come build your new home in Wallsburg below Slipper Hollow and enjoy the beauty and serenity the valley has to offer.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen
Wallsburg World Realtor

Monday, August 28, 2017

Incandescent vs Flourescent vs LED




Good morning everyone, I'm at a good friend's home and they have over 150 LED lights so I wanted to share a little information about lighting.

As you can see these are LED lights and one of the things that people used to worry about is that they are so directional that they wouldn't provide the flood of light like fluorescents do.

Incandescent lights last about a thousand hours per lightbulb. Fluorescent lighting, which has a little mercury in it, increases about ten times and last about 10,000 hours per light bulb and use 70% less energy.

LED lights, which have been very expensive until the last couple years, range from 20-50,000 hours per bulb and reduce energy consumption another 30-50% from fluorescents.

So think of this when you are looking to build a home, buy a home, or even just change out your lights!

This is a beautiful home here and you can see how good these LED lights look!

Take care!


Take care,              
Brian
Wallsburg World Realtor

Friday, August 25, 2017

Mapleton Utah Over 70 Homes Currently For Sale

Hey everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend! Just want to take a minute and share a few thoughts.

I'm in Mapleton again, I've talked about Mapleton before, I love Mapleton it is such a beautiful, beautiful town. I have friends here and clients but it's not just because of them, it is a beautiful town. You could look over here and see the lake I mean it is just beautiful, I love it.

Anyway it's a great place if you're looking for real estate. I know people keep talking about low
inventories right now, in Mapleton there are 74 homes that are listed for sale and some of these are to be built homes but the majority are existing homes.

Mapleton in my mind was always if you were in Mapleton you probably had a larger parcel, that's just what I always thought. Elkridge, Mapleton, kind of this this area, you had a larger parcel.

Out of those 74 homes over half, I think it's 40 some are less than half an acre and so
Mapleton has changed at least my paradigm. You don't have as many, I think it's like 30 homes, no it was 25 homes are an acre or more so it's changing a bit here in Mapleton.

I just wanted to share this view because I love it, it's at the south end of Main Street you've got a great view of the lake.

If you're interested in Mapleton give me a call. There are quite a few places for sale, it's a great location. The other thing is that the perception has been that Mapleton is a long ways away it's out back in the corner and you can't get to anything, but you're pretty close to Spanish Fork, to Springville and so it's closer than what you think.

Whether you're in Mapleton and you want a price and you want to know the market price of your home or you want to come to Mapleton, give me a call. I have some other cohorts from my office who I work with and we'll give you some information on Mapleton and help you decide what to do.

Anyway have a great weekend and we'll talk to you later.

       
Take care,
Brian
Wallsburg World Realtor

Monday, August 21, 2017

Wasatch Back Hunting, Hiking, Estate Retreat - 1,466+ Acres

Wasatch Back Property
Wallsburg, Utah

An amazing 1,466+ acre ranch estate, connects to 1,000's of forest property acres along the Wallsburg Ridge.  Amazing views of the Wallsburg valley, Deer Creek Reservoir and the Midway / Heber valley.






With over 14 acre feet of water the P-160 zoning allows for the possibility of eight homes or build your one custom second home, family or corporate retreat.  Close to so much in nearby Park City, the Provo or Salt Lake airport, Blue Ribbon fishing on the Provo River and everything else that the Silicon Slopes have to offer. Yet, out of the way in the beautiful Wasatch Back.

Contact me today to learn more about this property and schedule a time to go view the property.

Best Regards,
Brian Olsen, Wallsburg World Realtor

Wood Floors and Nail Caps



Hey everyone hope you're having a great weekend. I was going to do a Facebook live out in this wind or at a home where I just showed some clients but it is so windy.

Anyway I wanted to share an experience while I was showing some homes in Midway today and one of the homes is Sunburst Ranch which is just a beautiful development, they're doing a few more units there and so if you're interested in Sunburst Ranch let me know.

But anyway we're looking in this home and it's wood floors, beautiful wood floors and this couple that I'm with, she starts telling about how when they got married they got a German Shepherd from her dad for their wedding gift. As a puppy it was fifty pounds, anyway as it gets growing bigger it would run to the door when somebody got there and just tear up this wood floor and the wife comes home one day and her husband is putting these covers on the dog's toenails and I've never heard of that, she hadn't heard of it, anyway it worked and they just raved about them. They're called soft paws or toenail caps, anyway a number of different things.

So if you have a dog at home and you need to protect your wood floors you can get these covers, they come in different colors, anyway it sounds so cool!

Anyway I love dogs we just got a new Corgi and he's not getting along really good with our Blue Heeler so I don't know what we were thinking with that, but I love dogs I did a post a while ago about
doggy doors, so anyway I just wanted to share that with you I hope you have a
great weekend. If you have a dog it's a house dog look for some toenail covers to protect your hardwood floors.

Anyway take care you guys and we will chat with you later. Oh wait I got to show you one more
thing just real quick.

Im at Deer Creek, look at these guys out here I don't know if you can see this it is so windy there's whitecaps and these guys are just surfing like crazy out...here look at this guy.

Anyway I was a little long here but have a great weekend!

Take care,
Wallsburg World Realtor
bolsenre.com

Friday, August 18, 2017

Parcel Of Record - Wasatch County


Hello everyone Brian Olsen here!

I’m up in Wasatch County today and lots of people want to know if certain parcels are what is called a parcel of record.

Wasatch County calls it a certificate of zoning verification and what it means is that you are able to build a home on the property.

I’m on a two, two-acre parcels that are in a twenty-acre zoning, but because these parcels were subdivided previous to 1965 they are grandfathered in to what the zoning was back in 1965.



So if you’re wondering if you can build on a parcel you need to do some investigation. Typically you’ll get with a title company and do some research on the property; when it was last deeded, when it was last subdivided, and if it was meeting the zoning requirements at the time that deeding took place.

So it’s a $100 to get with the county to get this verification done, if it was before 1965 that it was subdivided its almost always approved. As you get closer to 1970s and 80s it’ll just depend on what happened!


Take care,
Brian Olsen
Wallsburg World Realtor






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