Unaffordable Utah

Homes under construction...
Daniel Woodruff

Utah lawmakers eye changes to first-time homebuyer program

Utah's new first-time homebuyer program could soon be changing.
15 days ago
two flags in front of the Utah Capitol...
Daniel Woodruff

Proposal to expand Utah’s earned income tax credit stalls at Legislature

A bill that would have expanded Utah’s earned income tax credit by making it refundable failed to pass out of a legislative committee Tuesday afternoon.
23 days ago
Utahns are struggling more than most in paying our credit card bills on time....
Matt Gephardt

Why Utahns struggle more than most of the nation with their credit card bills

Utahns are struggling more than most to pay their credit card bills on time.
28 days ago
home for sale...
Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL TV

How a little-known insurance report can save homebuyers thousands

You've heard the phrase, “If these walls could talk.” Boy, wouldn't it be nice if it was that easy when you're buying a home that its walls could tell you what they’ve been through?
30 days ago
Noemi Bustamante, co-owner of "Noemi's Cafe" working at the front of the store....
Shelby Lofton and Michael Houck

Mother-son business duo share restaurant’s financial struggles on social media

A family-owned Chilean restaurant is asking for the community's help as money struggles may force them to close.
2 months ago
DECEMBER 18: An unhoused person sleeps on at a bus stop on December 18, 2023 in Austin, Texas. The ...
Kevin Freking, Associated Press

US homelessness up 12% to highest reported level as rents soar and coronavirus pandemic aid lapses

The United States has experienced a 12% increase in homelessness, to its highest reported level. Federal officials Friday said soaring rents and a winding down of coronavirus pandemic assistance combined to put housing out of reach for more Americans.
2 months ago
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox speaking about his budget proposal for 2025 with the focus on getting starter...
Mike Anderson

Gov. Cox reveals 2025 budget plan with focus on starter homes

Governor Spencer Cox released his budget plans for 2025 Tuesday that he will now pass on to the legislature for review. Among his top priorities is a focus on bringing more starter homes to Utah.
3 months ago
St. George home construction...
Katie McKellar, Deseret News

4 Utah markets make U.S. top 25 list of falling home prices

Nationally, the U.S. housing market has been resilient even in the face of mortgage rates over 7%.
3 months ago
Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage

Rent prices drop along Wasatch Front, but for how long?

After more than a decade of increases, rent prices along the Wasatch Front are dropping as Utah finally follows the national trend. But renters here shouldn’t expect it to last.
4 months ago
File - A sign announces newly built homes in Sudbury, Ma., on March 12, 2023. On Thursday, Freddie ...
Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer and Ladd Egan, KSL TV

The average long-term US mortgage rate surges to 7.49%, its highest level since December 2000

The cost of financing a home surged again this week as the average long-term U.S. mortgage rate climbed to its highest level since December 2000.
5 months ago
Toddlers dance during play time at Living Water Child Care and Learning Center as center director J...
Associated Press

Child care programs just lost thousands of federal dollars. Families, providers scramble to cope

After two years of receiving federal subsidies, 220,000 child care programs across the country were cut off from funding Saturday Utah
5 months ago
home under construction...
Anna Bahney, CNN

New home sales dropped in August as mortgage rates climbed

New home sales dropped in August from the month before, as mortgage rates topped 7% and rose to the highest levels in more than 20 years.
5 months ago
Park City parking lot...
Katija Stjepovic

Park City to address pedestrian safety, affordable housing

Park City has invited the community to a public meeting Tuesday night to go over the city's hopes to improve the lack of affordable housing along with pedestrian, bike, and transit.
5 months ago
Wilkerson Farm in Utah County donates grown food to a food bank, shown here on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2...
Ashley Moser

Utah County farm provides fresh produce to local food pantry

A local food pantry will get more than just canned goods this fall after a Utah County farm looks for a unique way to give back. Wilkerson Farm in Orem partnered with Tabitha’s Way to grow fresh fruits and veggies for families in need.
5 months ago
A sign promoting the new housing project at Liberty Wells Center....
Tamara Vaifanua and Michael Houck, KSL TV

7 new Utah affordable house projects announced

A new development plan could help Utah families struggling to find affordable housing.
5 months ago
File photo of a house for sale...
Tamara Vaifanua

Parents buying homes for their adult children

There’s a surprising growing trend in real estate. Parents and older adults are buying homes for their adult children.
5 months ago
This week on Sunday Edition, Boyd Matheson is joined by Washington Post columnist and author Megan ...

Sunday Edition: Megan McArdle and Moe Egan

This week on Sunday Edition, Boyd Matheson is joined by Washington Post columnist and author Megan McArdle as they examine the obstacles people across the nation are facing to building better lives. Then, the Director of Neighbor Recruitment for The Other Side Village Moe Egan talks about how the village is preparing for its first villagers. And, Boyd shares his thoughts on what makes a village- a place where we all exist- the most valuable.
6 months ago
New townhomes...
Ladd Egan

45 Utahns buy homes in initial week of $20k assistance program

More than $3 million has already been spoken for during the first week of Utah’s new, $20,000 first-time homebuyer assistance program.
7 months ago
Single-family houses...
Bridger Beal-Cvetko, KSL.com and Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Utah releases online tool to make home valuations more transparent

As home prices have risen in recent years, many homeowners have found themselves paying more in property taxes even if their mortgage rate remains the same.
7 months ago
Rent prices are dropping nationwide but renters along the Wasatch Front face a different picture. (...
Matt Gephardt

Rent prices dropping nationwide but Wasatch Front renters face different picture

While rent has been slowly decreasing in Utah, compared to other parts of the country, it's still falling behind.
7 months ago
A state program designed to give first-time homebuyers a break on their new home purchases, but the...
Andrew Adams

Lender: New Utah First-Time Homebuyers Assistance Program doesn’t go far enough

A new Utah program designed to give first-time homebuyers a break on their new house purchases is receiving criticism for how practical it is.
7 months ago
Homes in Centreville, Maryland...
By Anna Bahney, CNN

US mortgage rates climb to highest level since November

US mortgage rates jumped higher last week as uncertainty about the debt ceiling standoff sent bond yields rising.
9 months ago
This week on Sunday Edition, Doug sits down with former state senator Scott Howell to get his persp...

Sunday Edition: Democratic Presidential Election, Utah All-Day Kindergarten, Guiding Our Growth Program

This week on Sunday Edition, Doug talks with former state senator Scott Howell about the Democratic Nomination for the Presidential Election, Christine Elegante from the Utah State School Board about the all-day kindergarten program, and Envision Utah's Ari Bruening about the Guiding Our Growth Program.
9 months ago
A home stands for sale in a Brooklyn neighborhood with a limited supply of single family homes on M...
Ladd Egan

Utah’s $20k first-time homebuyer assistance program starts in July

Utah’s new $20,000 first-time homebuyer assistance program created by the legislature earlier this year is set to rollout in the beginning of July.
10 months ago

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