Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Salt Lake City IS The Best Place To Live! Here's Just A Few Reasons Why...

 The Society of Young Professionals Salt Lake City point to five rankings that prove that Salt Lake City is the best place to live. They include:

5. ranks Salt Lake City #5 in the nation for favorable downtown amenities.
4. Forbes ranks Salt Lake City as the fourth best city for Young Professionals to live.
3. Time Magazine ranks Salt Lake City as the second friendliest city in America.
2. According to a 2014 Gallop poll measuring job creations through employee reports of job activity in 50 major metropolitan areas, Salt Lake City placed first, beating out other booming cities like Austin, Houston, and San Francisco.

1. National Geographic ranked Salt Lake City as the best U.S. hiking city based on the quantity and accessibility of its hiking trails within a short distance of downtown.

Source: Salt Lake Realtor Magazine, September 2015 issue.

Shauna Quick
Exit Realty Success

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A Year of Gratitude- September

"Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. No matter what is going on outside of us, there's always something we could be grateful for."
-Barry Neil Kaufman 

This month, I am grateful for:
It's one of my favorite things to do in the summer!  I love to sit around the campfire, talk and make s'mores 

-Beautiful music
-Referrals from my friends, family, and clients
The last few months I have been so happy to help my former clients family members sell and find a home.  I Dave referred me to his brother Scott and sister-in-law Megan.  It was so great to serve them and to meet Dave's family!  Thanks for the referral Dave!
-Old family photos
What more can I say, it's so wonderful to run across old photos weather they are my parents or grandparents.  It is so fun to see them active and full of life!

Share what you are grateful for this month!

Shauna Quick
Exit Realty Success

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

10 Quick Checks a Year Can Keep Your Home in Top Condition

If you live in cold weather, fall is when you put in the storm windows. If you live in a warm climate, summer is when you step up the pool maintenance. No matter where you live, however, checking on – and maintaining – 10 areas of your home each year is one good way to ensure your home stays in peak condition.
From the home maintenance consultants at Home Depot, here is where – and how – to begin:
  1. Roof – In early fall, check around vents, skylights and chimneys for cracks or leaks and repair or replace tiles as necessary.
  2. Gutters – Clean gutters so leaves won’t clog them, and be sure they drain away from the house.
  3. Fireplace – Clean out any leftover ashes. If heavily used in winter, you may want the chimney professionally cleaned. Make sure the damper is closed tightly.
  4. Filters – Clean or replace furnace filters once every month or as needed. Check and clean the dryer vent, air conditioner, stove hood and room fans regularly.
  5. Safety equipment – Be sure smoke detectors and fire extinguishers are in good working condition. Replace batteries twice a year.
  6. Air conditioner – In cold climates, put on waterproof covers when you cover or remove outdoor furniture.
  7. Refrigerator – Test door seals once or twice a year to be sure they are airtight. Test by closing the door over a dollar bill. If you can pull the bill out easily, the seal may need to be replaced. If you have a coil-back fridge, the coils should be vacuumed twice a year.
  8. Faucets – Check for leaks in kitchen and bathrooms and replace washers as necessary.
  9. Windows and doors – Replace seals as necessary to keep heat in and drafts out. If you added up all the tiny cracks where heating and cooling escapes, it could be the same as having a window open.
  10. Siding and paint – Look for cracks or peeling areas. Repaint or replace caulk as necessary.
By Barbara Pronin

Shauna Quick
Exit Realty Success