Heather’s Listings September 2018

Here are Heather’s listings in Utah, September 2018. Please check them out and feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks!

Saratoga Springs holds this treasure of a home. Reduced to $444,900, priced below market value. MLS # 1546069 Details on the MLS

 

This home was quickly under contract with a buyer, but they were unable to sell their own home. It is under contract again with a time clause, entertaining backup offers. Listed at $810,000. MLS 1533482 Details on the MLS

 

For those interested in being close to the action (Sodalicious is 3 minutes away), and want to be free to hop on the freeway or the train in a couple of minutes, THIS home is perfection! Fully-fenced, huge RV pad on the side with room for your toys in the large 3 car garage, too! Finished basement with large bedrooms and home theater! MLS 1549113 Details on the MLS

 

The Cove in Herriman offers quiet, peaceful nights, and on Buck Ridge Drive you will enjoy the safety of the street and wonderful neighbors! Inside this luxury listing, you will be surprised to find every bell and whistle there could be! MLS 1552984 Details on the MLS

 

Questions or tours?

Heather Johnson 801-369-4841

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Influence Partners

heatherjhomes.com

Sassy Wrenches at the Women Build 2018

We were so LUCKY to be able to form a team of women to build a home for Nacole and her beautiful kids! The Sassy Wrenches is our team name, because we are AWESOME! It was a joy to work on framing and hoisting up heavy boards to the upper level. Life is so much better when we lift those around us. It truly lifted US more than we ever thought it would. Thank you to Habitat for Humanity of Utah County for allowing us to contribute in this small way!

Enjoy this little video of us, working hard!

 

Thank you to my beautiful friends who love to serve, and build up those around them! I love you!!!

 

Heather

Saratoga Springs Luxury Home for Sale

This large, fully-finished beauty is available for purchase. Situated on the hill in Saratoga Springs, the views are expansive from every angle. Come tour this beauty!

Listed by Heather Johnson with Better Homes and Garden Real Estate Influence Partners

Contact Heather with any questions 801-369-4841

 

 

Spacious Saratoga Springs Home For Sale

Just listed! $525,000 for 4996 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a huge finished office in the spacious basement, granite everywhere. It’s like-new!

 

See the full details on the MLS here.

Stop by on June 9, 2018 between 2-4 pm for an OPEN HOUSE tour and a treat.

We would love to show off our views from the hills in Saratoga Springs. It’s unlike anywhere else. Call or text with any questions.

Thank you,

View More: http://jennculley.pass.us/hj_2017

Heather Johnson

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Influence Partners

801-369-4841

 

Staycation in Utah? Yes, Please!

We all want to get away from the routine of life, and run to the beach. I know I do! But if your budget doesn’t allow for that, here are some fun tips for Utah staycations, just a short drive away!

COWABUNGA BAY

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Hot days require water. Plain and simple.

Go check out Cowabunga Bay in Draper. Kids go crazy over this place. It’s not the ocean, but it’s water!

Cool off during the scorching days and feel like a kid again. It will do you some good.

Why not rent a cabana while you’re at it?

 

 

 

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

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So, you might think I’m obsessed with the ocean, as that’s all I talk about.

Busted. Seeing these beautiful animals up close is a great way to get my fix!

It’s a beautiful place to be. Throw the honus and shaka and see what they do. (They won’t do anything, but you’ll look cool, trust me).

 

Tibble Fork Reservoir
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We used to live in Alpine, so heading up to throw rocks and fish at Tibble Fork was on our agenda every month or so. Weekends can be crowded, so try to head up there during the week. Take your fishing license and gear. Bring your dog, too! The views of Timp are incredible from here.

 

Homestead Resort in Midway

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Naturally warm crater next to the resort

You’ll feel far from the busy days in the city when you arrive here.

So much to do! Swiss Days are held in September, so book your stay early to get a great room here, and enjoy the vendors, food and fun.

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My husband and I certified for scuba diving in the crater. It’s so rad! It’s a bit silty, but it’s warm. You’re diving… IN. A. CRATER. It’s awesome.

 

BEAR LAKE

We gotta give Idaho props, too. North Beach is located on the Idaho side of the lake, so here’s some great tips from our neighbors up north.

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“The Caribbean of the Rockies” will not disappoint. Spend your days lounging on the beach, boating, or downing as many raspberry shakes as possible. The only caution I have is that you be smart on this lake. Storms come in without warning, so be aware of the weather. The storms kick up waves that seem unreal, they are so crazy.

But usually, especially in the morning, you’ll find beautiful glassy water. Stunning to see in person.

caveThere’s also a cool cave nearby that you can check out: Minnetonka Cave. But get there early! There is usually a bit of a wait.

June 9th is their Free Fishing Day! No license, no prob! Go play!

 

Park City

Summer would not be complete without a trip to enjoy Park City! Most only know it for it’s beautiful ski resorts in the winter. We love to go hiking and mountain biking in Park City. It’s so close, yet removed from the chaos and traffic of the valley. The air is clear and summer is never too hot. But if it is, dip in your hotel pool (there goes my obsession with water again).

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For events and fun ideas, check out PCSC Arts.

 

I love living in Utah. I hope this was helpful for you and your friends! You don’t need to spend a fortune to get away. Choose a Utah Staycation, instead!

 

Heather Johnson

p.s. Thank you to Megan for help on this article! xoxo

 

 

 

 

DIY Room-Freshening Spray Recipe to Try Today

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After a long winter, there’s nothing better than opening the windows in your home to invite in fresh spring air. To give your home a boost, add a homemade touch…

*Cue natural home sprays*

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Darling storefront, right?

Megan, our Director of Operations, with the help of her talented sister, Laura Ash, owner of The Scarlet Sage Herb Co. in San Fransisco put together some simple and lovely concoctions for home room fresheners. They were kind enough to let me share these with you. Enjoy!

First, mix these base ingredients:

¾ Cup water

2 Tablespoons rubbing alcohol

Essential oils (customize from the options below, or create your own)

 

peppermint

Citrus Mint

10 drops orange oil

8 drops peppermint oil

 

lemon

Summer Citrus

5 drops orange oil

5 drops lemon oil

5 drops lime oil

5 drops grapefruit

Beautiful nature - lavender flowers and butterfly, butterfly on lavender

 

Happy Home

5 drops lavender oil

5 drops rosemary oil

5 drops lemon oil

 

geranium

Flower Garden

8 drops lavender oil

5 drops geranium

4 drops grapefruit

 

 

Add all ingredients to an 8oz bottle, shake well, happy spraying!

Thank you, Megan and Laura for these fun ideas!

Spring Cleaning Tips: Prepping Your Home to Sell

Spring is coming fast! It makes me happy that the sun will be much more present, but springtime also gets me in the cleaning mood.

Disclaimer: I am usually NOT a fan of cleaning, but I LOVE a clean house. It is truly such a gift for me when my home is free from clutter. My baby is 3 now, so she’s still a bit of a busy bee who likes to make a lot of messes. I am looking forward to a little less clutter in the future…please tell me it happens.

 

I need my house to look like this. Always.

Some life hacks that will help you clean out stubborn stains and organize your home in a way that helps it to feel clean: I HAVE THEM HERE. Step right up!

Ebay has some great cleaning tips that can help you stay on top of it all.

Tangent: I tried the Marie Kondo thing. She’s a genius. I’d love to know how I can make her methods work in a family of 6 in a medium/large home, not a tiny apartment in Japan.

Moving on…

For crazy stains that have been bothering you around the house, try these tips from The Indian Spot.  A couple tips: white chalk to remove oil stains, and vinegar to remove blood stains. My question is, how many people need to remove blood from their home? This is a frightening thought.

 

Some helpful blogs/sites…

Sand between my piggies (a fun name for a blog, right?) recommends several options for carpet stains.

Wrapped in rust recommends several ways to maintain a clean home.

She Knows recommends these life hacks.

 

What are some ways you get in the spring cleaning mood? Please share your ideas! Happy cleaning!

Dreaming is allowed: what are you looking for in a dream property?

Floor plans. Tons. Of. Them. All over my bedside table. Ask my husband.

I have used my pencil to sketch and create dream homes for years. This was one of my favorite hobbies, especially before Pinterest and Instagram came along. Now I just find what I like online, and save it there. But the dreaming and imagining is still a big part of my heart.

Are you playing the new game called “Design Home“, by Crowdstar? It isn’t necessarily floor plan design, but more of a game about interior design. (Okay, I apologize to your significant other, in advance. It will send you dreaming, so don’t get too hooked.) This has filled a part of the gap I experienced, since I haven’t been drawing floor plans and designs for homes as much. But, on a positive note, I’m saving paper… right?

So, as I dream and plan for a future dream home I am working toward, I have been wondering what style I really want. I love contemporary and clean lines, but I crave warmth and comfort in a home. I also like farmhouses, but am not a huge fan of a lot of chipped paint. I am totally confused about what style I would actually design, when the time comes.

What style do you like? If you were to have a dream home, what would you start with in your design? A favorite piece of art or furniture? An heirloom? A feeling? A color palette?

What would be your inspiration for the design of your home?

Here are some dream properties I have been drooling over…

Give me an idea of what your dreams are. I think I’m going to go sketch mine.

 

Heather Johnson, dreamer and Realtor

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – Influence Partners

Pleasant Grove, UT