Welcome To It’s Great In Salt Lake

Here you will find articles about things I am interested in –  about real estate, and about those I advocate.

I invite you to be what a client called, “My Friend In The Computer”.

Featured Topic: Reverse Mortgages

So many don’t get it, so they reject them.

Learn more before you do, click here for some articles.

A Common Question  

Which condominiums allow pets.

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Contact Larry Cragun

eMail: larry@cragun.net

Phonte: 801-923-4735

Living Near Temple Square

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Zion Summit and Canyon Road Towers Market Report March 18, 2016 – Click Here

I Am Now A Windermere Agent

Please visit my new website: http://ItsGreatInSaltLake.com/

Governors Plaza Salt Lake CIty

Governors Plaza Salt Lake CIty

Governors Plaza in Salt Lake City has some special features. The social area, exercise room,  and swimming pool…

Condominiums, Condos, & Temple Square

Condominiums, Condos, & Temple Square

Condominiums, Condos, & Temple square. Many buyers are looking to be an easy walk to Temple Square and…

We Love Condos

Zion Summit
Zion Summit

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Zion Summit is not FHA approved.

Zion Summit does not allow pets.

Click Here For All Current Zion Summit Listings

Canyon Road Towers
Canyon Road Towers

Click Here For All Canyon Road Towers Listings


Canyon Road Towers is FHA approved until 8/21/2016. They are considering that they will not renew their approval.

No pets are allowed in Canyon Road Towers.

City Creek

Click Here For All City Creek Listings

City Creek

If  you are a buyer in these 3 properties you do not care about FHA financing. You are probably paying cash.

No pets here dear.

Terrace Falls
Terrace Falls

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Terrace Falls does not allow pets and was FHA approved. They let the approval expire without renewing the approval.  FHA approvals are valid for two years.

Presidential Club
Presidential Club

Click Here For Presidential Club Listings


Presidential Club is Not FHA approved.

Presidential Club allows Pets.

Belvedere Condos
Belvedere Condos

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Belvedere’s latest application for approval was rejected by FHA.

Garden Towers
Garden Towers

Click Here for Garden Towers Listings


Garden Towers is not FHA  approved

Garden Towers does not allow pets

Trolley Regent
Trolley Regent

One nice fact about Trolley Regent are the low HOA dues.

Trolley Regent is not FHA approved.

Metro Condominiums
Metro Condominiums

Click Here for Metro Listings

The Metro  is pet friendly but is not FHA approved.

Broadway Park Lofts
Broadway Park Lofts

Broadway Park Lofts allows pets.

Are You Borrowing To Make Your Purchase?

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For Many A Reverse Mortgage Is a Terrific Option

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Lenders I Know You can Count On

Jynae Bird | Loan Originator NMLS 243700

Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

Jynae also does Reverse Mortgages

Cell 801.368.9344  |  Fax 800.717.3743

Office 801.320.7070 

www.goprmi.com/jbird | jbird@primeres.com

Aaron Morgan – 801-560-8162

Todd Fowlks – 801-243-2680

Academy Mortgage

Find A Home - The MLS top Search Site
Find A Home - The MLS top Search Site

Click here for my best in the MLS search site.

All local MLS listings are found here. Not all of the famous sites can correctly say this. It is the place to find a home.

Neighborhood Searches

Find A Home in "The Avenues"
Find A Home in "The Avenues"

Click here to find the current homes for sale that are in the Avenues. Take a look, it’s a great place to live. Below is a quick search for homes in North Salt Lake.

NORTH SALT LAKE AREA  for sale, click here


Search for CAPITOL HILL Homes, Click Here 

More Condo Searches

Davis County

Condos from around Bountiful to Centerville East of I-15



838 Condominiums
838 Condominiums


Click Here for Current 838 Condos Listings

838 Condos are not FHA approved

838 Does not allow pets

American Towers
American Towers


Click Here for all current American Towers Listings

American Towers application for FHA approval in September 2014 was rejected. They are considering applying again soon.

American Towers Does not allow pets

Aztec Condominiums


Click Here for Current Aztec Listings

Aztec Is approved FHA

Aztec  Does not allow pets

Bonneville Towers

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Click Here for Current Bonneville Towers Listings

Bonneville Tower is FHA approved

Bonneville Tower does not allow pets

Storage Containers

Storage Containers


How about a semi trailer for your goods? Click here for Gordon Jensen Storage Containers. $135.00 a month and up. This is not a paid advertisement. It’s simple – The idea is fantastic and I advocate them. I believe in providing people information on those I that I advocate. I have a section below listing those I advocate for yours and their benefit.

Donner Towers
Donner Towers

My favorite SLC views are from this building.

Monthly HOA fee includes water, sewer, trash and maintenance of the common areas as well as the general insurance policy and earthquake policy. Amenities include pool and hot tub.

Donner Towers is not FHA Approved

Broadway Tower
Broadway Tower

Click Here For Current Broadway Tower Listings

Broadway Tower allows pets under 20#’s

Broadway Tower is not FHA approved

Governors Plaza
Governors Plaza

Click Here for Governors Plaza Listings


Click Here for Articles on Governors Plaza

Governors Plaza does not allow pets and is not FHA approved.

Governors Plaza has the #1 finest swim pool and lobby in SLC.

One And Nine
One And Nine

One and  Nine Allows Pets

My Top Articles

If You Are Going To Use Zillow You Better Hire Zorro

If You Are Going To Use Zillow You Better Hire Zorro

For The Best Mortgage Experience
For The Best Mortgage Experience
Larry K Cragun Is A Licensed Agent With MediaOne Real Estate
Larry K Cragun Is A Licensed Agent With MediaOne Real Estate



People And Businesses I Advocate

I have had serious believability issues with review websites. The results haven’t matched the reviews. Was that positive review by a family member or employee? Was that negative review by a competitor?  All too often I have the opposite experiences than published.

During my career I have often referred others. I believe that because of my continued relationship, being a source of many referrals, that my referred people get superior treatment. Therefore, I believe that it’s in your best interest to let me introduce you. I am very interested in providing that service for you and to those I trust.

I call it the How We All Win Strategy. Its a better way to pick a provider.

Check out those I advocate below: Let me know if you want me to refer you. It’s better that way.

Real Estate Service Providers

Title companies, home inspectors, asbestos studies, house cleaning, yard care, handy man, HVAC, and more.

Property Management: RESE Property Management: Call me, I will give you a personal intro or click here to go to a form that will prompt them to answer any questions you may have. For example, their team will give you an accurate and honest expected rent range. Check out this article regarding a bad rental experience where the owner did his own property management.

For Title and Escrow: I recommend First American Title and Escrow, Union Park. Click Here for an article about recommending them. 801-562-2212. My clients ask for Crystal.

Real Estate Attorney: Judson Pitts

Home Inspectors: This article lists the 7 our office endorses.

Find A Home Services Provider

Inspectors, casualty insurance, home repair, handyman, house cleaning, asbestos inspections, and others.

Casualty Insurance: Rhonda Goodman: American National Insurance You can contact her directly (801-890-0217 or 385-222-1248) but it’s better to let me introduce you.

Plumbers: Bruce Plumbing

HVAC: Jesse Medina, the man at Any Climate Mechanical | 801-916-8096

House Cleaning: Nexex Janitorial Services | 801-949-4527

Handyman: Sam Green 801-520-6360

 I’m Working On It

  • Bookeeping
  • CPA
  • Interior Design
  • Landscaping
  • Yard Care
  • Pest Control
  • Home Security
  • Signs
  • Senior In Home Services
  • Window Treatments
  • and  YES, I am looking for more to network with!

Those That I Advocate

Utah REALTORS That I Collaborate With

You may desire an agent where it is best for me to refer you. Those I refer here are agents that I know from experience are dependable, honorable, and professional. Some might be a better fit. Let’s talk about that. I will gladly refer you, they will gladly share their fee with me, and you get both of us working for you.

Toole and Surrounding Areas:

Aceneth Warner

Jaime Harvey

Park City, Midway, and Heber areas.

Joann O’Brian

Leslie Saunders

Both are members of the Park City Real Estate board (the MLS) and both work full time. A typical Park City agent has an occasional sale. These two agents

Foreclosures and Bank owned: Garrett Kelsch

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate is a large part of my background. I was real estate director of a Commercial Developer.

However if you are considering commercial real estate, businesses or commercial real estate I highly recommend that you let me introduce you to our Associate Broker | Commercial Division | Robert L Slingerland. Bob is a terrific person and  you will love working with him.

You may call him directly 801-541-5458 | 801-355-2915 (Use my name)

Yes! My Favorite Restraunts

#1 Blue Lemon: 55 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101  (801) 328-2583

Chinese: Chef Gao 488 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111     (801) 363-8833

Interesting and different, Good food too: Cafe on Main: Love the great combos of meat, rice, and veggies. Great ambiance… friendly service, European sports on TV: 2701 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115  Phone: (801) 487-9434

Washington State REALTORS (R) And Lenders

That I Trust and Advocate

I have worked with or employed the best of the lot. Let me introduce you.

Real Estate Agent in the Seattle Tacoma market. Carol Miller 253-322-3516


Temptooth.com I had a tooth break in a serious manner. It was ugly. For insurance reasons I need to delay the replacement until January. I researched on line and found Temptooth.com. It works great. I recommend it.

Washington State Businesses

That I Trust and Advocate

Snoqualmie Ridge Veterinary Hospital (tell them I sent you)

About Advocacy

Having someone I trust is advocacy. You find these people here.

Having someone advocate me is an appreciated recommendation.

Advocates in our system is defined as providing one or more referral per year.

Core relationships are special. They are unselfish, subscribing to “it’s not about you”. It’s about them, helping and building another. Thinking of them unconditionally. Core can be potential core where it is a mutually successful relationship.

You can go to this this How We All Win Website to learn learn more about this concept.

I have also published an eBook that goes into detail on the topic. It’s free and available to read or download here. Your feedback is welcome.

Salt Lake County Home Builders

New construction can have it’s benefits. With a little patience and an experienced agent you might find the best option is buying brand new.

I am giving you direct links and am anxious to be your agent.

Kathleen and I have been through new construction several times on our own and Kathleen was a multiple winner of the Street of Dreams Competition in Seattle, Washington. We know new construction.

Under Construction.


Sego Homes

Address: 4683 Daybreak Rim Way, South Jordan, UT 84095

Ivory Homes

Candlelight Homes


Location of Communities




D R Horton

Clearwater Homes




Downtown Salt Lake City

See our current inventory of available new homes and downtown urban lofts that are ready or near-ready for move-in. Click here for their website.

Woodside Homes

Garbett Homes