Spanish Fork City’s annual community Health Fair is May 20th from 9-11am. It will feature a 2.5k family walk & run starting at 8:30am. Come check out all the booths, get some free food and enter to win MANY free prizes at the Spanish Fork Sports Park.
Prime IV Hydration is opening their new location next to Zao Asian Cafe and they’re hoping to be open the first week of June.
Game Grid had their grand opening in April and is located at 1127 E 1060 N. They specialize in Magic, Pokémon and Warhammer plus many other electronic and board games.
Spanish Fork City is looking for volunteers to help plant flowers on Main Street! The first opportunity is on May 13th from 9-10am on Main Street 8th N and Main on the east side of the street. The second opportunity is on May 20th from 9-10am on Center Street and Main. Bring gloves, brooms and trowels.
The new library had their grand opening on April 29th and is now open for regular business hours! Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. This new library has a drive through book drop as well as more areas to hang out for children, teens and adults.
Movies in the Park begins on June 2nd at 8pm at the City Park on 49 S Main Street. This is in conjunction with Food Truck Fridays which run every Friday from 5pm until dusk. Come grab dinner and bring a blanket to lay on the grass while watching Sing 2 on the big screen.
Summer construction has begun! While the process will be difficult and test our patience, the end result should help with traffic flow and decreased wait times at busy intersections. The following locations are going to be under construction or have already begun: adding a light at 800 E & Center St, adding a light at 630 W and Center St as well as widening 630 W from Center St to 100 S, changing the traffic pattern at 600 E and 1000 N to remove the left turn from 600 E and widening 1000 N to accommodate more flow of traffic across Highway 6, adding a light at Expressway Lane and 800 N while widening Expressway Lane between 800 N and Highway 6 to accommodate 5 lanes going Westbound (two left turn lanes, two through lanes and one right turn lane), reconfiguring the three way intersection at 8th E and 8th N again, and finally adding two left turn lanes on Highway 6 going Eastbound at Canyon Creek Parkway and Expressway Lane. To say the whole area will be congested with construction and summer traffic is an understatement but it will be great when it’s finished.
In real estate news, we are seeing an increase in buyers not afraid to enter the market. Interest rates have stabilized more in the past few weeks than they have in the past 6 months. We are seeing buyers coming closer to asking price but still asking for some seller concessions. Utah has a housing shortage of 30,000 homes to meet buyer demand. Sellers do not want to sell and give up their 2-3% interest rate to nearly double that on a different home. This cycle contributes to the housing shortage and consequently keeps house prices up and our housing market strong. Until we have enough homes to meet buyer demand, we will continue to see this cycle. If rates come down, we expect to see a surge of buyers entering the market that have been waiting for more affordable rates. If you can afford it, this is the time to pay under/close to the asking price, avoid bidding wars and not have to bring a large amount of cash to pay over appraised value. Give me a call to discuss your real estate goals or to get a FREE market analysis of your home.