👀3 Things That Have Changed in Real Estate Since the Pandemic (and 3 Things That Haven’t) LINK TO FULL ARTICLE IN PROFILE 🤔From a real estate perspective, it would be disingenuous to say that nothing has changed... 👍That said, there’s no indication that we’re in (or headed toward) a housing crisis like the once-in-a-century 2008 collapse. And, by all accounts, the fundamentals of the housing market remain in place, despite the safety precautions enforced by health and government officials.👍👍‼️ What’s changed:
1. Access to showings
2. The closing process
3. Some mortgage products
I’ve been going on a lot of bight walks lately as way to get some exercise in. About a week ago, I noticed this lone tree at the top of a hill. I finally got around to shooting it and I’m pretty pleased with the result!
Most photographers I know have a nearby spot or two they like to sneak to when there’s no time to get away. This is one of mine. The bonus is that it’s a spot that quite often yields some stunning sunsets. .
One of last year's last hikes was this year's first hike!
The Alien Tower hike DOES NOT disappoint. 360 degree views, only 2.5 miles round trip, squinty photo ops, and it's obviously where my best poses come out. 😂
Last year we caught the sunset from the top and it was awesome. Like, we were truly in AWE. This year there was still some snow on the trail and the sun was still out to play. But the view was still breathtaking!
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Swipe ➡️ for more pictures! Welcome to vibrant Draper City! This beautiful home is in the ideal location for the outdoor enthusiasts, freeway access, access to the Silicon Slopes, close to local schools in the Canyon School District, and in the heart of Draper City! Welcome to this gorgeous home with an open layout, updated kitchen, granite countertops, gas range, range hood, large living space, huge master bedroom with sitting area, updated master bathroom with separate tub and shower, radiant heat, large family room, oversized garage with extra storage space, and a half acre lot to boot! .
6 bed 🛏 4.5 bath 🛁 📐 5492 sq ft
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Don’t know what this is but we’re going to call this “posing with plants”🌿🌱🌵. I personally feel a little tired of seeing workouts, stressing about posting workouts, dreaming about workouts and workout playlists, etc.
Not that those workouts can’t be productive for others... just that they don’t feel inspiring or productive for ME.
I’m going to let this be my little experiment & see if I can jump start my creativity. It might feel a little off brand 😂 but that’s ok right? What are you doing to stay creative?
(Ps. The most exciting thing to happen to me in the last week is 1. My very first experience with tornado weather last night and 2. Pulling out my spring wardrobe. Who else is excited for short and tank weather? 🙋🏻♀️)
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Throwing the mess of conduit in under a track. We’re only doing the power. Communications left a real gem behind
Yesterday I made Carl come early from work and go hiking with me. It’s been so important for us to figure out how to date while quarantine life is going on. The outdoors is therapy for us, both mental and marriage.
We were so lucky because we ran into some big horned sheep which was so incredible. I am so grateful our backyard is full of mountains and adventures.
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King of the dunes 🐕
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“And the water tastes funny when you’re far from home but it’s only the thirsty that hunger to roam” ✌🏻
🎉 Studio sale! 🎉 With my April show cancelled and trips to the PO and UPS not in the cards, I'm looking for new ways to get my art out into the world. So I'm having a studio sale! These are all concept sketches I used to plan larger paintings and are an integral part of my painting process. Turns out they're also fun little art pieces on their own, and I can mail them in an envelope with just a stamp. Perfect! .
. $15 each, payable by VenMo or PayPal. Comment or DM to purchase . (US shipping only)
1) SOLD Cedar Mountains in Green
2) Cedar Mountains in Rose
3) SOLD Brighter Times
4) SOLD Acadia in Spring
5) SOLD Aspens at Night
Instead of focusing on creating new memories, I am going through all my old photos. Reminiscing on my travels and making plans on how I can become a better tourist once life goes back to normal. How are you spending your days? Tomorrow I am cleaning my closet.
📷 2/6/20. I haven’t been very active on IG the last several weeks. I’ve really been struggling with social media outside of work, and my social distancing involves online distancing to help lower my anxiety and stress. I know other’s actions are totally out of my control, but this doesn’t mean it doesn’t result in stress.
I feel the outdoor community is so divided right now. There are many that are recreating responsibly, sticking to safe activities near home, and then there are those that feel the need to selfishly justify their travel and activities as acceptable behavior. Are you traveling outside of your local region? Is there ANY chance you’ll need SAR? Despite your best research and preparedness, accidents can happen to even the most skilled. Y’all, you absolutely do not want to be in a hospital right now if you don’t have to be. Because you *want* to do something is very different than something you *need* to do.
I get it — I KNOW IT SUCKS. Since March 14, I have only been to the hospital and home. I don’t go into stores. I don’t pick up food. I don’t go to trailheads. I don’t meet up with any friends. Period. I do sit on my patio and I do take walks around my neighborhood, carefully avoiding everyone. I’m still getting adequate exercise and sunshine for my mental health. The likelihood that I’ve been exposed is probable, and I refuse to be a transmission source to anyone else. This is an extreme personal choice and not one I expect from anyone, but for me, I feel really strongly about this. I don’t need pity and I’m not a martyr by any means — it’s a personal choice I’m taking responsibility for. Guess what — I’m fine. Yes, it still sucks.
Everyone is tired of being preached to, and at this point if you don’t understand, you likely never will. Next time you recreate outdoors — ask yourself a two fold question: Am I doing what is best for me? Is what I’m doing safe and best for everyone else if I was an asymptomatic carrier and needed rescue? Let’s stop justifying selfish behavior and consider everyone else BEFORE yourself. This too shall pass and you’ll survive through it.
It’s humbling to think that tiny bits of enclosed genetic biochemicals - bits that can’t even be classified as “alive” - have brought human civilization to its knees.
Humbling in a much-needed way I think. It reminds us of our fragility and our place - just one interlinked component of the overall organism that is our planet. Just as your own body is an ecosystem of very many types/species of cells and parts, so too is our world.
And as a body, this is maybe an inevitable and necessary pause, a deep breath, a check and balance. For our planet, for our species.
A pause that allows us to hopefully readjust our priorities, reconsider our actions within the body of this planet, and better prevent+prepare for the next crisis. But much more so, it is a pause that forces us to reflect on what’s actually important and what’s not. On what’s truly valued - as an individual and as a society - and what sustains us versus the bs and distractions, the castles made of sand.
ps. I’ve stopped moving and am hunkered down for now in one place. The desert has always been my haven.