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Fischer: Resort town living becoming exponentially pricier

Last week, I took a little day trip down to Moab, the little town in southeast Utah best known for the beautiful red rock scenery, and the gateway to Arches National Park and Canyonlands. Although hiking and climbing the red rocks of southern Utah is on my top 10 list of things to do in my ...

Tech Matters: 5 ways to get more from your iPhone

One of the best ways to extend the life of your iPhone is to keep its operating system up to date. While a new iOS doesn’t get the play of the new iPhone each fall, Apple usually upgrades its software with new features and offers backward compatibility for about six years. Last September’s ...

Layin’ It on the Line: What is a prohibited investment in an IRA?

The IRS restricts specific investment options for an individual retirement account, or IRA. These restrictions do not allow investment in collectibles, antiques and other assets. Here is a list: If an IRA invests in collectibles, the amount invested is considered distributed in the year ...

Sunday Drive: Off-road in a new Toyota Tacoma

We have always enjoyed our time with smaller trucks over the years, having had a few unique opportunities to get away into the backcountry, and this week was no different. This time out it was with a Tacoma equipped with the TRD Pro package from Toyota. The Pro edition comes with all kinds ...

Fischer: Don’t jump to conclusions; hot housing market not cooling soon

In March 2021, the number was 1,751. Today, it is 5,839. These numbers represent all active Utah listings on the MLS (Multiple Listing Services). The difference in the two numbers is significant. This clearly holds some meaning for the real estate market. Before dissecting the significance of ...

NWAOR: Real estate market predictions

As homebuyers navigate the challenges of high inflation, rising interest rates and expensive prices, some are wondering what’s in store for the housing market for the rest of the year. Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors, had some predictions when he spoke ...

Tech Matters: How to use Google Forms to streamline data collection

Companies can become weighed down by their processes and systems, blocking the way to some pretty simple and time-saving solutions. I work for an international events company that invested millions of dollars into new systems designed to efficiently provide critical information. It also aimed ...

Fischer: In order to facilitate a deal, an agent needs be available

Last weekend, while many people were enjoying Memorial Day, visiting cemeteries, camping, indoor barbecuing (it was raining most of the day up here in Northern Utah) or just spending time with friends and family, many of us in the industry of real estate were working. Personally, I don’t mind ...