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Old 08-19-2010, 03:26 PM
 
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Lightbulb Location info

will be moving to SLC region soon. Lk at homes in Saratoga Spring & Lehi areas. How is the commute to the airport, VA medical centre, University of U. Medical center from that direction?
Why so many short sales? Please provide info/tips on the areas or provide suggestion for medical professional, not to $$?
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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New homes + recent real estate drop in SLC = Short Sales

Pretty simple equation... you'll find one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country out here now too. Obviously not a great indicator when considering the job market but if you're moving out here with a job, it's a great time to be buying for sure.

You're going to need to provide more details to get any sort of decent responses out of this board though. Maybe I just don't speak enough text but I'm a pretty smart guy and have no idea what you were really asking.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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You'd be better off closer into town. Lehi/SS would be a rough commute to UofU/VA.
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: West Jordan, UT
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You'll want to stay north of the point of the mountain, preferably close to the I-15 corridor. For example, the more you can avoid traveling east/west the better. With the exception of I-80 & SR-201, there are not any fast east-west roads.
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:46 PM
 
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Thanks for the quick responses. I'm actually a newbie to the forum. I'm a nurse, 30 yrs. two Masters, wk. on FNP/NE programs now. Husband US Customs. 3 sons (2 in college) the younger one 15 (thinks he is smarter than his father & I combined). The labor pain never ends...
Raising sons is similar to pushing boulders up a steep hill and it takes a lifetime to get them to the right spot. One daughter too (sucessfully grown)!
I suggested to my husband that we should consider renting an apartment for our sons and we would look for a wonderful cozy condo somewhere in SLC. However, I'm still dedicated to pushing them boulders up that hill. Maybe we should have opted for some pet rocks....
We truly enjoy them.
Not quite sure in what area of SLC to begin our search for a home. How is the commute from Saratoga to the airport? The area seems to be growing. Some of the areas the homes are older and more expensive such as Eagle Mountain & Cottonwood. Not looking for a difficult/lengthy commute either. We were informed that Saratoga was only about 20 min. from the airport. Then I heard 45 min. or longer in the winter. I'm hoping to wk either at the VA or U. of Utah. I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions as to nice area for our family home.
Sad to hear so much misfortune and people losing their homes. I really feel for the children who must experience their parents despair plus lose their home & friends.
Not a good experience for our nations youth.
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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commute is a bit long from lehi, I personally wouldnt go any further south then draper, that is still about a 45 minute trip depending how far east or west you are from the interstate.

I am quite surprised to see utah ranked as number 7 in forclosure rates. I wonder if everyone moving to the state the past few years and then getting hit with the economy would be the route cause?
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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Anything further south than about 6200 South would be a bad commute any time of year, IMO. I worked at the VA for a few years. The traffic getting off of I-215, heading to both the U and the VA (really just across the street from each other) would back back way down the off-ramp. And then there's snow and ice to consider, although not so much ice usually.

Older houses have been renovated usually. Maybe smaller than the McMansions but do you really want a lot of space now? Google maps are not very reliable about times of drives.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:09 PM
 
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It is happening everywhere t/o the U.S.
One of my main concerns is the BB generation and dependence on 2 incomes. In speaking with patients no one anticipates a major health event, crisis and or loss of employment.
We have not learned valuable lessons from previous generations the importance of saving and being able to do without.
My grandmother's philosophy was, "If you do not have the cash to buy it you don't need it"
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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It is happening everywhere t/o the U.S.
One of my main concerns is the BB generation and dependence on 2 incomes. In speaking with patients no one anticipates a major health event, crisis and or loss of employment.
We have not learned valuable lessons from previous generations the importance of saving and being able to do without.
My grandmother's philosophy was, "If you do not have the cash to buy it you don't need it"
which has now became mine! House and car will be the only things I ever finance again.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Location: West Jordan, UT
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Thanks for the quick responses. I'm actually a newbie to the forum. I'm a nurse, 30 yrs. two Masters, wk. on FNP/NE programs now. Husband US Customs. 3 sons (2 in college) the younger one 15 (thinks he is smarter than his father & I combined). The labor pain never ends...
Raising sons is similar to pushing boulders up a steep hill and it takes a lifetime to get them to the right spot. One daughter too (sucessfully grown)!
I suggested to my husband that we should consider renting an apartment for our sons and we would look for a wonderful cozy condo somewhere in SLC. However, I'm still dedicated to pushing them boulders up that hill. Maybe we should have opted for some pet rocks....
We truly enjoy them.
Not quite sure in what area of SLC to begin our search for a home. How is the commute from Saratoga to the airport? The area seems to be growing. Some of the areas the homes are older and more expensive such as Eagle Mountain & Cottonwood. Not looking for a difficult/lengthy commute either. We were informed that Saratoga was only about 20 min. from the airport. Then I heard 45 min. or longer in the winter. I'm hoping to wk either at the VA or U. of Utah. I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions as to nice area for our family home.
Sad to hear so much misfortune and people losing their homes. I really feel for the children who must experience their parents despair plus lose their home & friends.
Not a good experience for our nations youth.
I would scratch Saratoga/Eagle Mountain off the list... it's cheap for a reason. You would be looking at a 45 min-1 hour commute to the airport, and that's during good weather. Saratoga is NO WAY 20 min. from the airport. I live in West Jordan near Bangerter, and I can barely get to the airport in 20 minutes. I would recommend looking in Murray (central part of Salt Lake County). Would be convenient to the U (under 30 minutes) and also close to the airport (20-30 minutes). Plus, you would be close to shopping. The only downside is that the homes will be older.

Of course, I would also recommend Sugar House, but you will get an older home.
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