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We are so excited to highlight Draper City’s newest trail in our SunCrest community trail highlight series. Come explore the Lupine Trail!
📍Silver Flower Court
📏1.7 miles (loop)
⛰ 210′ elevation change
⏱ Less than 1.5 hours
🐕 No pets permitted
🚳Foot traffic only
🥾Good for all ages
There are so many things to consider when you buy a house. Just look on the internet and you’ll find no shortage of “20 Things to Consider When Buying a House” lists and clickbait articles. We thought about this the first time we toured 1772 E. Auburn Ridge Lane, because frankly, you just can’t go wrong with this house. If we start with location, it’s just perfect. Set in Draper’s desirable SunCrest community on one of the neighborhood’s most desirable streets, the curb appeal is about as charming (and low maintenance) as you can get. Inside, you’re greeted with a tall entry and an open view to the back of the house. Hard to disagree with wide open spaces, in our book. Upstairs you’ll find three beds and two baths and with a perfect mix of convenience and comfort. We love the nearly new downstairs. The sellers designed that space to make the most of time with friends and family; turn on your favorite flick or have them over to root for the home team. There’s even a kitchenette for drinks and popcorn. Score! In the back, the transition from indoor to out is nearly seamless thanks to the sliding glass door that opens up to one of the biggest yards on the block. It’s flat, fully fenced, decorated with mature landscaping, and a patio perfect for entertaining. Get everything you want in a home, laid out beautifully in worry-free wrapping paper, ready for you to move in.
Preparing for a home inspection
Whether you’re buying or selling, a home inspection is almost always part of the process. As a buyer, you want to “have look under the hood” before you go through with the purchase. It’s usually written into your offer as a contingency, so if you’re not happy with the result you can reopen negotiations to address any discoveries, or even cancel the sale.
As a seller, you want to address any potential issues before the inspection takes place. Since it’s in the best interest of both buyers and sellers to ace the home inspection, here are 5 tips to help your home shine on inspection day.
Utility Room: Tidy up around the “mechanicals” (aka furnace, water heater, etc.) These are biggies on an inspection and cleaning helps eliminate any perceptions of neglect. Wipe down the units, sweep up, and change the furnace filter.
Drains, Sinks, and Plumbing: By far the most common callouts on an inspection are slow drains, missing caulk, or leaky fixtures. Flush those drains, fire up the caulk gun, and fix anything that drips.
Doors, Windows, and Screens: If they’re broken, missing, or a bit squeaky, the inspector’s eye will catch it. Clear out window tracks or give hinges a little oil. This includes the garage door!
Tighten Up: Doors, door handles, closets, and toilet bolts should all be snugly secured.
Cleanliness Is Key: It shouldn’t matter as much as it does, but well… it does. Cleaning goes a long way. Tidy up, and pay extra attention to inside appliances (fridge, dishwasher, laundry) and under sinks.
If you’re purchasing a home, be sure to ask your inspector questions and study the report – this often turns into a punchlist of “to-do’s” upon moving in. Working with an experienced agent can help you decide which items need to be resolved before move-in, or how to negotiate a better purchase price based on findings. When selling, ask your agent about the benefits of doing a home inspection prior to listing. Whether it’s your first purchase or sale, or your fifteenth, nobody likes surprises when dealing with one of life’s biggest investments.
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