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Back To School Helpful Tips

That time has come! Whether you have kids who are going back to school or you are going back to school the time has come to get all the supplies and schedules worked out for the new school year.

For both parents and college students one quick tip that will help you get out the door quicker, is set multiple alarms. For parents, this is a good idea for those kids who don’t want to wake up the first time. It will help you and your kids remember to get them up or get up. For college students, it will help you know exactly how much time you have until you absolutely have to get up.

For both parents and students, plan ahead! Planning ahead not only helps keep you organized and ready for the school year but it also helps you know exactly what is coming up and what things are more important. Having a planner is a great idea but you must use it! It will help you keep track of when things are due and what is coming up. Another thing is to have a calendar up somewhere so you can have a quick glance at the week/month that is coming.

Hopefully this tips will help! Good luck with the new school year!

Full Service Real Estate Agency

Utah First is not just Property Management Company…

Bryan Wilson, our company owner, is a real estate broker. Ben Walker, assistant property manager, is also a licensed real estate agent. When you are ready to buy a home, both Bryan and Ben can help you find the right home for the right price in the right neighborhood. As a result, Utah First is now a full service agency, a very rare combination in Washington County!

 

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Service Animals in Utah Housing

Hoping this information will answer some of your questions regarding Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals.

Utah’s disability rights act prohibits housing discrimination against those with disabilities, including those who use service dogs. Landlords may charge those with service dogs a security deposit for damage or wear and tear on the property, but only if the landlord charges a similar deposit for others.

The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing accommodations against those who use service animals. You must be allowed full and equal access to all housing facilities, and may not be charged extra for having a service animal (although you may have to pay for damage your animal causes). If your lease or rental agreement includes a “no pets” provision, it does not apply to your service animal.

Pursuant to the federal Fair Housing Act, housing facilities must allow service dogs and emotional support animals, if necessary for a person with a disability to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy the home. To fall under this provision, you must have a disability and you must have a disability-related need for the animal. In other words, the animal must work, perform tasks or services, or alleviate the emotional effects of your disability in order to qualify. (For more information, see the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s guidance on service animals.)

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Happy Father’s Day this weekend to all you fathers out there! We hope you have a great father’s day!

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a holiday honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

We thank those men and woman who gave their lives for our country.

We also want to thank all those families who have made sacrifices for our country.

We hope that you have a good and safe memorial day weekend!

Make your garage disposal smell great!

If you notice a lingering funk coming from your garbage disposal, it’s probably time to give it a cleaning. Weekly cleaning can keep the garbage disposal clean and free of smells. Take necessary precautions to prevent the disposal being turned on accidentally while you clean it.

The rubber baffle at the drain opening can be scrubbed with soap and abrasive side of a sponge. Makes sure to get all the fold and creases.

You can pour little dish soup as it’s running to clean and deodorize the area, but some people prefer baking soda and vinegar, lemons, or ice.

Pour 1/2 cut of baking soda into disposal, then carefully pour 1/2 cup of vinegar into the disposal. It will fizz up and use the sink stopper to trap the fizz. After a few minutes, remove the stopper and flush the disposal with hot water while running the garbage disposal.

Once this step has been completed, you can add the lemon peals to give it a fresh citrus smell.

Again, please make sure to take all precautions when cleaning your garbage disposal.

 

Ways To Improve Credit Score

A good credit score is key to renting a home and buying a home. If your score is less then, here are a few tips to better improve your credit score.

  1. Watch those credit card balances.
    1. Pay down your balances, and keep those balances low.
    2. Consolidating multiple cards balances with a personal loan could help your score.
  2. Eliminate credit card balances
    1. Gather up all those cred cards with small balances and pay them off.
    2. Then select one or two go-to cards that you can use for everything.
  3. Leave old debt and good accounts on as long as possible. This is also a good reason not to close old account where you’ve had a solid repayment record.
  4. Pay bills on time

Improving your credit score won’t happen over night.

Hopefully these few steps can help you get on the path to better credit.

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Simply click on the image below and tell us how we’re doing! An internet search is the most popular way potential tenants find us and we know that tenant feedback is the best way for us to grow and improve. Not every property management company invites feedback but we’re not like any other property management company. So tell us how we’re doing!

St. George Streetfest!

Every first Friday of the month until October St George has a Streetfest aka St. George Streetfest! Local arts, bands, vendors, and food, super fun activities and entertainment for everyone of any age! It starts at 6 pm and goes until Midnight! Come enjoy the fun and food! It’s located in the heart of Downtown St. George! On Tabernacle Street and Green Gate Village!

For more info check out there website: http://stgeorgestreetfest.com/

Get your property ready for Spring!

Preparing your property for spring is very important. Even though the tasks can be dreadful they help keep your property in good condition.

Outside! Walk around outside checking for any damages that could have been caused by winter’s cold. Look for sagging or loose gutters, window frames, or siding; missing shingles; or water damage. Clean out your gutters! Debris, leaves, and mud may have accumulated, causing clogging or damage. Clear away fallen leaves and branches. Prune your shrubs and trees. Test you sprinkle system make sure it is all good so your yard can look good.

Remember the backyard! Don’t forget the backyard it is just as important as the front. If you have a deck, condition it; hammer loose nails, replace broken boards or rails, power wash it, and apply an all-weather sealer or stain to keep it in good condition. Wash your windows, the screens and the windowsills. It’ll help make your house look pretty.

Inside! Remember to check the inside of your house. Make a list of things that need to be done in every room dusting, mopping, swiping, vacuuming, and polishing etc. Check your AC! Make sure to check your AC before it gets too hot. Its better to make sure it works now then when it is actually hot. Look for the clutter and de-clutter it. Maybe even hold a garage sale or donate it. Marie Kondo your home. Check all batteries in your smoke detectors and thermostats.

All these things will help you make your home in perfect condition for spring! Remembering to do this every spring will  keep your property in good condition. It also enhances the attractiveness and quality of your home.

Happy Spring!

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