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Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to our many neighbors, friends, clients and colleagues; you make our lives meaningful and work joyful. We wish you a joyful start to your holiday season!

#gratefulyalecrest 2017

This week marks our second annual #gratefulyalecrest campaign, and every year our gratitude list gets longer! Here is our top-ten list for 2017. At the top of our list is our neighborhood’s proximity to outstanding public and private schools. We are most...

One Night, Six Years in the Making

2011, the year etched into our family history as the year Dave began digging the basement out with his bare hands. Well, not exactly his bare hands; he had a bucket and our 81 year old neighbor, Earle, to help lift the bucket out through a crawl hole and...

Ghouls of Laird Park

Last Saturday was the annual Laird Park Halloween Carnival. It was ghoulishly wonderful as usual—crafts, food truck, fire truck, magic show, and of course, many, many delightful costumes donned by kids, dogs and parents. Thanks to our Carnival hostesses...

Yalecrest Area Fall Home Sales Report

This report was generated automatically by the Wasatch Front Regional MLS. Includes listings on 10/02/2017. Includes listings where list price is between $15,000 and $10,000,000 and sold price does not exceed 25% +/- that of the list price. December 2015...

BOOM OR BUST IN 2018?

If soaring real estate prices and loosening credit restrictions are giving you Great Recession flashbacks, you are not alone. It’s been almost 10 years since the devastating housing bubble burst and at first glance superficial indicators suggest that...

A BEAUTY OF A NIGHT

A big thanks to everyone who came out last Friday to support our second-annual Laird Park movie night! There was a tremendous amount of anticipation after last year's stellar turnout. The weather cooperated beautifully after intermittent cloud bursts kept...

Laird Park Movie Night September 8th

Escape into the enchanted world of talking clocks and tea cups. Join friends and neighbors for the Laird Park premier of Disney's newly released, "Beauty and the Beast." Bring your own blankets or chairs. Yalecrest Homes will provide the movie, water and...

The Brave New World of Listing a Home

Back in the day. You know when someone pulls out this idiom you are in for quite a story; most likely a story about how much better things used to be laced with a heavy dose of nostalgia. And today, I’m going to use it as it relates to selling a home....

Quintessential Sugarhouse Farmhouse

Function meets historic charm in this updated 1908 two-story beauty. Located near the walkable 9th & 9th neighborhood and delivering period charm throughout, this fabulous home features open, bright, and inviting living and entertaining spaces on the main...

What’s Your Favorite Flavor?

What is a Yalecrest summer day without a snow cone from The Shack? We love those icy, syrupy delights! Tell us, what is your favorite snow cone flavor?? Click here to take our snow cone survey and enter to win one of three Jolley's snow cone...

THE COST OF REMODELING

Lay a good foundation for your next remodeling project and reduce your stress level by understanding the associated costs. You can keep your peace of mind by keeping in mind the average expense for some of the most popular renovations in the Salt Lake area: Increase...

LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE: SHOP, SHARE AND SALVAGE DAY

When Jenny Lloyd moved from Seattle to the Yalecrest neighborhood she brought with her a vision for the ultimate reduce, reuse, recycle community event. Her own neighborhood had held a similar upcycle event that was the talk of the town, and she couldn't wait to get...

Spring Connections

The Spring meeting of the East Bench Business Association was a wonderful gathering of friends old and new. Randall Curtis generously offered up his beautiful Harbor Restaurant as our venue. If you haven't had the privilege of enjoying a dinner at the Harbor, you need...

Just Listed! Yale Avenue Two-Story Tudor

Old-growth trees grace this two-story, Tudor-style Yalecrest classic. Original floor plan seamlessly modified for an extended kitchen/family room with patio access and main floor laundry. Impeccable, brand-new quartz countertops in the kitchen. Raised beds near patio...

April Showers

When I got my license almost two years ago tried-and-true realtors would tell me how crazy spring would get. Doe-eyed as I was, I nodded my head in agreement. Sure. Spring. Crazy.

Don’t Blink

Recently I was chatting with my neighbor two doors down and off the cuff she said she was moving. They had found the perfect off-market gem in their parents’ neighborhood and they needed to sell quickly.

A Hoppin’ Good Time

It’s hard to believe another Laird Park Egg Hunt has rolled on by! We were tickled pink (blue, purple and grass green) by the number of kids, families, canines, and cotton-tailed bunnies that

Hello Spring! Hello Easter Egg Hunt!

Laird Park Easter Egg Hunt April 15th at 10 a.m.    Spring has sprung and its time for another Easter Egg hunt!  Listen to live music, hunt for eggs, do a little crafting, and snap a photo with our special guest, the Easter Bunny. We've teamed up with some of your...

Yalecrest Home Tours: Taryn’s Housewarming Party

Legacy is something that Taryn thinks a lot about. Written on her front porch, scratched out of wet concrete, is a dedication to her parents. The origin of this inscription dates to almost ten years ago as Taryn found herself divorced with a six-week old baby....

Yalecrest Area End of Year Home Sales Report

The facts and figures provided on this site serve a purely informative purpose. We assume no responsibility for the accuracy or timelines of any information provided herein or by an linked site or publication. Unless otherwise stated, this information is not intended...

Yalecrest Home Tours: Rowe Kitchen Remodel

Last year my son and I visited the National Gallery of Art together. It was one of those proud parenting moments when he walked up to a Van Gogh and asked, “Is that a real Van Gogh…I want to touch it!” I believe that’s how most of us feel when we stand in front of an...

Trim your Mortgage in 2017

As the New Year begins, many of us resolve to shrink our waistlines while others of us resolve to fatten up our wallets.  If you are a homeowner, one key to your financial fitness in 2017 could be to add a little to your monthly mortgage payment. For example, say you...

Love Where You Live: Jolley’s Old St. Nick

Bryce Jolley, ofJolley’s Pharmacy&Jolley's Gift & Floral, recalls wandering from his childhood home on Michigan Avenue over to the businesses where the Jolley’s building now stands. “I’d stop by Family Variety and then wander into Fernwood’s where I’d sit at the...

Yalecrest Home Tours: Mike and Katie Taylor Home

I never knew it possible to fall in love with the shape of a ceiling. But there it is, to the left of the Taylor’s front door. An upward sloping triangular arch—white, sharp, clean— a modern juxtaposition to an otherwise traditional space. This is Michael (Mike)...

#GratefulYalecrest

This is my favorite time of the year—a time when I consider and celebrate the many things I have to be grateful for. At the top of my list is the Yalecrest community—the many people that work diligently in our schools, local businesses and community councils. It is a...

Yalecrest Home Tours: 2020 Laird Drive

We hope you enjoy Yalecrest Home’s exclusive slideshow of 2020 Laird Drive. In less than a year, this home went from a late 1940's rambler on a quiet street to a premier 5,000 sq ft home featuring 5 bedroom, 4 full baths and 2 half baths. For more information on...

Thank Boo!

Last night was the annual Yalecrest Halloween Carnival at Laird Park. I can't believe all the thought and detail that went into planning this frighteningly fun event! A big shout out to our marvelous event organizers, Becca Godfrey, Monica Maio and Erin Freeman!!...

Yalecrest Halloween Carnival

It's time for the most spook-tacular Laird Park event of the year-- the Yalecrest Halloween Carnival! If you're like my kids, you've been counting down for this event ever since last year's ended. It's the highlight of everyone's Halloween and never fails to...

Yalecrest Fall Market Report

If you haven't said it out loud, you've probably thought it—"What in the world is going on with real estate prices?!" For many, it hints of what happened almost ten years ago before the market crashed. For others, it seems like the natural progression of a booming...

A Wild Success

Many thanks to everyone who showed up for the inaugural Laird Park Movie Night last Friday! At sunset we lit up the screen for Disney's new, live-action, "The Jungle Book." It was a delightful and rewarding sight to see the park field brimming with blankets, chairs,...

We’re Sponsoring Laird Park’s Movie Night Sept. 9th

Forget about your worries and your strife!Join friends and neighbors for the Laird Park premier of Disney's newly release, "The Jungle Book." Bring your own blankets or chairs and we'll provide the bare necessities—movie, water and popcorn—for free! We think Baloo...

Love Where You Live: Harmon’s Emigration Market

1942, the year Emigration Market opened it's doors. From where Emigration Market stood, you could see empty lots scattered throughout the neighborhood, a few newly planted trees eeking their way out of freshly set parking strips, unobstructed views of the undeveloped...

Yalecrest Neighborhood Virtual Tour

What is it about summer that makes us more adventurous? Maybe it’s our desire to escape the heat, the thrill of getting away, the access to beautiful and inspiring outdoor space. This summer I’ve taken the chance to really explore our Yalecrest Neighborhood. I’ve...

Yalecrest Home Tours: Justin and Diana Matkin Home

I first met Diana Matkin when our children started Kindergarten together almost seven years ago. My first impression was she must be from the South: she was gracious, complimentary, kind and had this subdued aura of confidence and thoughtful sincerity. I'd call it...

Small Space, Big Life

One of the things I love about living in a historic district like Yalecrest is seeing how old homes eek as much functionality out of their limited space as possible. Old is new again, as far as design philosophy goes, and we can learn a lot from our predecessors in...

Curating a Home for Sale

Selling David and Michelle's home (story above) is a good example of how Yalecrest Homes provides the finest curatorial real estate experience in the Salt Lake valley. Today I'd like to talk a bit about how we prioritize client needs while strategically curating a...

The Ups and Downs of a Hot Market

It's officially here: real estate season. Real estate signs are popping up everywhere, and in the Yalecrest area, so are the sold signs. The Yalecrest neighborhood, like the rest of Salt Lake, is seeing a hot, fast-moving market this year. Homes are selling for a...

Easter Hunt Egg-stravaganza

Wow! What a turnout. Thank you one and all for "rolling" out on a brisk, early spring morning to support the Laird Park Easter Egg Hunt. It's been almost five years since the last Laird Park Easter Egg Hunt was held and we weren't sure what kind of attendance we'd get...

A Wise Move

Jim and Bonnie have lived in their home on Laird for 50 years. Yep. I'll say it again, and I think I'll shout it this time: 50 YEARS! In 2007 the US Census Bureau cited that the average American will move 11.7 times in their lifetime. Jim and Bonnie are remarkable in...