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2017-02-03 14:44:08
Open House, Seminar, Easter Event and more!

Double Open House this Saturday February 4th (basically a FREE Parade of Homes experience)!!

We just listed this beautiful property in Orem for $575,000:

We will be hosting a joint OPEN HOUSE this Saturday Feb. 4th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with another beautiful newly constructed home 3 homes away (MLS# 1351177 - 2086 S 160 E, Orem): http://thefieldsteam.com/newlisting/1351177/2086-S-160-E-Orem-UT-84058

 **Come see both properties and enjoy Kneaders sandwiches and pastries at the homes for lunch too!!**

Why build when you can buy this fully finished, highly upgraded custom home that is turn-key ready?! This beautiful home sits on the Provo/Orem border on Grandview Hill in a highly desirable neighborhood. Enjoy amazing mountain and lake views on this quiet street that is conveniently located near BYU, shopping and freeway access.

The open floor plan of this home boasts a custom stone fireplace, vaulted entry, 9' ceilings on the two upper floors, 10' ceilings in the basement, tons of storage and a walkout basement (with potential for a kitchen and 1-2 bedrooms). Some of the most impressive upgrades includes quartz counters throughout, engineered hardwood flooring, upgraded padding and carpet, tile surround in all bathrooms and high-end kitchen appliances, hardware and fixtures.

This home is truly incredible and a rare opportunity in Orem/Provo! Must be seen to truly appreciate. For a private tour and for questions, contact Jared Fields at (801) 360-1003 or Jared@TheFieldsTeam.com.

Home Buying, Selling & Investing Seminar this Wednesday February 8th!!

The Jared Fields Team (RE/MAX Results) and Lane Aldrich (First Colony Mortgage) are putting on their fifth annual FREE Home Buyer, Seller & Investor Seminar and Workshop this Wednesday, February 8th at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverside Country Club (Provo)! Light dinner, refreshments and daycare provided.

For those strongly considering purchasing and/or selling real estate in 2017, this is a CAN'T MISS event! Even for those of you who would just like to learn more about everything involved with real estate transactions and the financing involved, this is an amazing opportunity.

We will have Kyle Haskell, a rep. from Edge Homes, one of Utah’s largest and most reputable home builders, as a guest presenter and available to answer any of your new construction questions. In addition, we will explain our incentives package with Edge Homes that can be worth $3k to $4k in free upgrades!

This Seminar and Workshop should take no more than 45-60 minutes and we will all be available to answer personal/individual questions on a one-on-one basis after the seminar. 

Please invite your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to attend, especially if you know they are considering buying and/or selling real estate in Utah in the near future. 

For details and more information, click on this link below:


Market and Interest Rate Update for February 2017

We will obviously be discussing this subject in more depth and detail and the Home Seminar above. But we wanted to give a brief summary here for those of you who can’t attend the Seminar.

Image #1 – this image shows the median sold price, # of listings and # of sold properties per quarter since 2012 in the top 4 counties along the Wasatch Front (Utah, Salt Lake, David and Weber).

As you can see:

1. values are up 30-45% since 2012 (depending on the market/property)
2. values have experienced a very consistent 6-8% annual appreciation since 2012
3. most annual appreciation occurs in the second quarter
4. the amount of listings sold almost equaled the amount of property listed during the 4th quarters of 2015 and 2016 (more demand than supply and evidence of a sellers market). This is a very strong indicator that we will continue to see 5%-8% annual appreciation for at least the next several years.

Image #2 – this image shows the estimated/predicted 10 hottest markets in the USA for 2017 (by Zillow, the largest and most respected and recognized national on-line real estate brand). Out of these 10, Utah (more specifically the Wasatch Front), is home to 3 of these hot markets – Provo, SLC and Ogden.

Utah consistently ranks as one of the top, if not the top, economies in the nation, safest places to live, most family friendly states and lowest unemployment numbers. Businesses are flocking to the Wastach Front, Lehi is gaining the appropriate nickname of “Silicone Slopes” (tech jobs that pay well and caused home values to dramatically increase) and Provo has definitely made a name for itself over the past several years. In addition, we live in a valley and land is running out. As experienced in many booming areas, as land starts to run out, home values go up and stay up.

Images #3 – Interest Rates started to creep up towards the end of 2016, but have started to come back down and stabilize in 2017.

Yesterday, we received an update from one of our lenders that these most common mortgages were being locked at the following rates:

Mortgage Rates Thursday, February 02, 2017
30 year fixed-4.125%, (4.265% APR)
15 year fixed-3.25%, (3.493% APR)

30 year fixed-3.625%, (3.903% APR)
15 year fixed-3.000%, (3.493% APR)

Bottom line, due to low rates, past and expected appreciation, and the strength of the economy, this can be a great time to upgrade homes, buy a first home, cash out of an investment property, downgrade or buy an investment property.

Easter 'Egg'stravaganza 2017 - 6th Annual Client Appreciation Event

Be sure to keep Saturday April 15th, 2016 open on your calendar, because you won’t want to miss our 6th annual Easter 'Egg'stravaganza for supporters and friends of The Jared Fields Team (RE/MAX Results) and Lane Aldrich (First Colony Mortgage)!

Details are still being finalized, but our current plans include:

  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Bicentennial Park in Provo
  • 15,000 Easter Eggs and 3 different hunts (0-7 years, 8-15 years, 16+ years)
  • The Adult Easter Egg Hunt will include incredible prizes, such as Traeger BBQs, KitchenAid Mixers, Blendtec Blenders, 48” TVs, $100 bills, Cutco Knives, etc.
  • 10-15 Professional Characters in costume, including Disney Princesses and Superheroes, to interact with guests and for photos
  • 5-10 face painters, balloon artist and other entertainers
  • 4-6 jumping inflatable castles, slides, etc.
  • Rides in the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon (for clients in the past 24 months)
  • Food and snacks (details TBD)

This is going to be the best Easter Event in the state! This event will be open to all past, current and near future clients, everyone who has given referrals or supported the team in some other way, and be personal invite from one of the sponsors. Guests will be required to register in advance to limit attendance (all guests will receive a wristband upon checking in in order to participate in the activities).

This is 2.5 months away but we already can’t wait!

We are looking for a family to sponsor for a fundraiser in conjunction with this Easter Event. If you know of anyone who has had a really tough, unfortunate beginning to 2017 and is in serious need of some love, support and encouragement, please send us an email to admin@thefieldsteam.com.


Edge Homes New Townhouses

We will be discussing this more at our Seminar on Wednesday; but if you are considering investing in real estate, both for Utah and out-of-state residents, then you better read this!

In the next week or two, Edge Homes is releasing 4 new phases of townhouses between their 2 developments in Lehi and Riverton. This is an amazing opportunity to lock in a price now before they go up over the Spring/Summer.

The next units to open at Lehi Gateway will be 2/8 for units 136-140. Then on 2/15, units 146-149 will open up. See links below. Both of those will be done in September. In Riverton, units 62-66 open Feb 1st. On February 15th units 39-43 will open up. See links below. Both will be done in September as well.

Estimated rent on these units is $1550 - $1750/month depending on the townhouse. CAP rates on these units should be between 7% to 7.5% (or even 8% to 9% if you manage the property yourself), which is amazing AS IS, but will only get better as average rents continue to increase. If you add 5% to 7% annual appreciation, as expected and forecast by all the reputable economic professionals, you are looking at an AMAZING return on investment and opportunity for both investors and owner occupants. This is an incredible CAP rate and investment opportunity!

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Edge Homes is great to work with and builds an amazing townhouse! In addition, when you work with Kyle Spencer Haskell (Edge Homes rep), Lane Aldrich (one of Edge Homes preferred lenders) and myself (Buyer's Agent with preferred arrangement with Edge Homes), we have an incentives program that adds around $3,000 to $4,000 in FREE upgrades.

If you have any interest in this opportunity, hurry and get a hold of us. These units are almost always gone within days of being released and often have multiple offers. So we do have to act quickly.

Searching the MLS and receiving NEW listings as they hit the market

If you want to get a feel for what is out there, be sure to visit our website which is a direct feed into the MLS and updated every 15 minutes (unlike Zillow, KSL and many other popular sites) - http://thefieldsteam.com/

If you’d like to start receiving NEW listings that match your criteria direct to your email as soon as they hit the market, please let us know and we will have that set up within a few hours.


Thanks again for all of your support, friendship, business and examples! We truly do appreciate you!

Have a great weekend and we hope to see you all soon! 

Jared Fields, David Ward, Brittanie Reid, Alan Cottle, Justin Hamilton – Realtors
Joscelyn Lee, Brieanne Witte – Admin. Assistants
Lane Aldrich, Jared Richards – Co-Sponsors
The Jared Fields Team, RE/MAX Results and Preferred Partners
532 East 800 North, Orem, UT 84097
(801) 805-1000


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