Tooele, UT Real Estate News

By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
Time for the Tooele Chamber Business Expo! It's that time again. Time For The Tooele Chamber Business Expo ! One of the fun get togethers we have here in Tooele County is the annual Tooele County Chamber Of Commerce  Business Expo/Taste of Tooele. This year, it's a group of 70+ local merchants from Tooele, Grantsville, Stansbury Park and other places mostly around Tooele County getting together to show their wares, and show the local townspeople that every thing they need can be found right here in Tooele County. Show them they will,  with lots of give-aways, all types of fun and funny games and a real good time for the entire family.. In conjunction with the Expo is the "Taste of Tooele", which is a showcase for a dozen or so of the local restaurants mixed in with the County merchants....
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By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
My Annual Tooele Real Estate Public Service Message I usually write the annual Tooele Real Estate public service message several times over the course of the year. Usually it happens when various things I've been keeping inside need venting to make room for other things that will need venting concerning the Real Estate industry in general, and Tooele County Real Estate in particular. This time, the need for a rant is caused by something that's been around forever, but seems to be gaining in popularity. Specifically, forgetting the first rule of Real Estate: our Fiduciary Duty to our clients.   This is what happened Saturday as I was making appointments for a client to look at a house in Tooele County.  One of the homes that met all the criteria for this Home Buyer was a short sale listi...
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Energy Auditing Historical Buildings in Tooele, Utah like the old Tooele County Courthouse | Information gathered from any Utah energy audits in the Historic Areas of Tooele County, Utah will be used to determine energy efficiency, retrofitting and weatherization projects. Retrofitting projects will include air infiltration, energy efficient windows and doors, insulation levels, weather-stripping and caulking, and electric base loads.   Using the data from the energy audit to retrofit and improve the energy efficiency of a number of it's municipal buildings that will result in substantial reduction in energy usage.     Alamo Infrared is the oldest and largest building inspector and energy auditor for homes, businesses, cgurches, schools, medical and government buildings in the Rocky Mou...
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Energy Auditing Historical Buildings in Tooele, Utah like the old Tooele Carnegie Library | Information gathered from any Utah energy audits in the Historic Areas of Tooele County, Utah will be used to determine energy efficiency, retrofitting and weatherization projects. Retrofitting projects will include air infiltration, energy efficient windows and doors, insulation levels, weather-stripping and caulking, and electric base loads.   Using the data from the energy audit to retrofit and improve the energy efficiency of a number of it's municipal buildings that will result in substantial reduction in energy usage.     Alamo Infrared is the oldest and largest building inspector and energy auditor for homes, businesses, cgurches, schools, medical and government buildings in the Rocky Moun...
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By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
Dream weekend in Tooele County.... I just had another of my dream weekends in Tooele County. The American LeMans series was in town, with a 3 day event at Miller Motorsports Park. The ALMS series is one of my favorites, for several reasons. First, because there are four distinct classes of cars, with four different performance capabilities racing on the track at the same time.  There is always something going on! This takes care of any people that complain of the boring nature because of no passing. The second reason is the inviting nature of the teams and drivers. I spent many hours this weekend wandering around the garages talking to mechanics, drivers and even team owners. They were all very friendly, helpful and grateful to everyone for being there. Yesterday, we spent an hour just ...
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By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
It's that time again, the 4th of July !!! YOUR INVITED !!! Independence Day in Tooele. For those of you that have been reading this blog awhile, you will know the drill. For those of you that don't, here we go. The day starts off at Saturday morning @7am with the annual Tooele Chamber of Commerce breakfast. By 8am, Berna & I and a bunch of real dedicated neighbours will have served nearly a thousand meals of ham & eggs with all the fixin's. Folks will still get done in time to get a good spot to watch the Tooele City parade on Main St. After that will be the traditional fun and games at City Park, or for you parade junkies, time to make the short trip to Grantsville for their parade. An afternoon of car shows and real rodeo fun will get you to the fun part of the evening. This year, it...
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By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
Deseret Peak Complex living up to it's potential In Tooele? I remember not too many years ago, when many of us around here were questioning the logic of building a huge, multi-purpose recreation facility between Tooele and Grantsville UT. How could we justify all of the recreational stuff in a county our size? Indoor arena, outdoor arena, huge outdoor swimming pool (in Utah where it can only be open for 3 months a year!), BMX/Motocross track, Fireman's Museum, softball complex. etc. It has been a drain on the County budget since it was built, but I've come around. I spent a VERY rainy Friday and Saturday out there watching my niece ( and a few hundred of her closest friends) play in a very wet softball tournament. Most of the girls were here with a ton a family. The place was packed wit...
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By Cache Valley Homes Cornerstone Real Estate
(Cornerstone Real Estate Professionals)
Home sales were down a lot in Tooele compared to '07, but prices were only slightly down. For 2008, home sales were down by 34% as 675 residential homes sold in Tooele County Utah compared with 1033 in 2007. Prices of homes sold was also down slightly as the median price dropped 3.5% to $183,275. The average price of homes sold dropped 2.5% from 2007's average of $203,063 to $197,998. Currently there are 520 homes for sale in Tooele Utah. The median price of these homes is $215,000, average price is $239,876, and at 2008's sales rate, there is 9.24 months of inventory. It's a buyers market in Tooele, and the list prices of many of the homes for sale will need to come down if they want to sell. 2009 should be a better year for Tooele Utah Real Estate. These numbers are not official, but ...
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By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
  It's probably been a while since I mentioned how much I love living in Tooele County.  Where else can you do all the things you can do here ....... in a single day?. Berna was the Chair for the annual Chamber of Commerce Santa Parade this year, and as usual, it went perfectly. My job is to line up the entrys in order at the start. I get that job because I enjoy all of the heads of the girls dance groups yelling at me about each others music so much. The weather was beautiful, especially compared with last years blizzard. We then served cookies and hot chocolate to nearly 300 VERY patient kids, from Stansbury Park, Erda & Grantsville as they waited to sit on Santa's lap. My favorite family had three kids from age 4 to 8, all of whom brought a list. All 3 of them seem to think they "nee...
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By Heather Robins
(Utah Select Realty, Inc. )
Wonderful home in great neighborhood!  This home features vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, updated kitchen and best of all, 5 rooms upstairs!! Also features, Master Bath and unfinished basement to grow in.  Located on a quite street in a great area.   This home has been well cared for and is ready for you to move right in. Easy to see, call for a showing
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By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
Last week Berna and I had the opportunity to participate in a "Happy Birthday" barbeque put on by the Tooele Chamber. It was held at the City Park in conjunction with the "Friday nights on Vine St." concert series. It was the Chamber's 60th birthday. We grilled some great burgers and hot dogs, and served several hundred of our closest friends. For a $1 donation (or 1 can of food), they got a burger or dog, chips, cookie and drink. Macey's and the Chamber supplied the food (including a great birthday cake!) and Denny's and  Steve Smith from American Family Insurance supplied the drinks. Everyone sat under the trees and listened to some wonderful country music from the Painted Desert Band.  We raised over $300 plus 70 cans of food to supply lunches for the homeless here in Tooele County!!...
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By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
Let's make this very clear, I'm a lousy golfer. Like many "type A" personalities, I prefer to excel at everything I do, but am not willing to "waste" the time to become proficient at this particular game. So, when Berna told me that I was participating in the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce golf tournament last week, I nearly threw a hissy fit.  However, Berna being the brilliant woman she is, had me participate by driving the drink cart!  Perfect! In any event, the Tooele Chamber tourney is an annual event to help local charities.This year it was the Tooele County Co-op. This is a group of organizations like the homeless shelter, the battered women's shelter, the food closet, and other organizations with needs in Tooele County. This year we had a record amount of sign ups with 168 go...
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By Karl Menzer, Tooele Utah Real Estate Lender
(karlmenzer.com)
Saturday, April 26that the Tooele High School, the Tooele County Board of Realtors® is putting on a concert to benefit our homeless population in Tooele County. Although it may not seem it, we have a growing number of people in our community who have become homeless. The concert will start at 7:00 pm.  Playing will be The KAWZ and Veign.  You can purchase tickets in advance from Robin Stewart (435-224-2122), or at most  Realtor® or mortgage office. Ticket prices are $7.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door.  You can also call me for more information.Karl Menzer435-849-0212http://www.tooelehomeloans.com
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By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
This Saturday @ 10:00 is when it is all supposed to start. Actually it started last Thursday when Berna, my better half, informed me that the Easter Bunny wasn't sure how I was going to fit 7000 plastic Easter Eggs, candy and assorted prizes in my car to transport to Deseret Peaks. I don't know what happened to his Rein-bunnies this year, or the Easter Bunny helpers, but I knew better than to argue with what is known around our house in late March every year as the "2 Bs". ( Berna, & Bunny). It will get done. The truth is, I'll enjoy it a lot. .... It's Tooele tradition. Thirty seconds of absolute mayhem. All the kids in Tooele that have tipped over my trash can, or made me sit in the hot sun for the 4th of July parade will be pitted against each other, to see who can find and hold onto...
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By Chris and Berna Sloan, Tooele UT
(Group 1 Real Estate)
The Tooele Chamber of Commerce is our last stand. No more.!!!      finished !!!   But then we said we were done last week. " No more volunteering, no more committees, no more fund raisers,    NO MORE 27 HOUR DAYS."     That's what we said. We even said that was to be our New Years Resolution. Well either Berna had her fingers crossed, decided to break our New Years resolution early this year, or just can't help herself.  We are destined for another year of late night panic phone calls and ulcer producing calamities.  BECAUSE !!! Last week, Berna was elected a director of the Tooele Chamber of Commerce. (thats a two year stretch, so double everything I say here).  In spite of our agreement. What did I do ? Well I did what every supportive husband is supposed to do,  I ranted and I raved,...
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