Unaffordable Utah

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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 days 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.
6 days 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.
13 days 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.
13 days 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.
18 days ago
This week on Sunday Edition, Boyd Matheson is joined by Washington Post columnist and author Megan ...
KSL TV

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.
1 month 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.
2 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.
2 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.
3 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.
3 months ago
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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.
4 months ago
This week on Sunday Edition, Doug sits down with former state senator Scott Howell to get his persp...
KSL TV

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.
5 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.
5 months ago
Two years ago, Mindy Herget and Brynn Christensen started brainstorming a side hustle while working...
Ladd Egan

Unaffordable Utah: Start a side gig to bring in extra cash

Looking for a way to stretch your family’s budget and battle inflation? A side gig could bring in extra income to make ends meet, pay off debt or make a large purchase.
5 months ago
Mortgage rates...
Anna Bahney, CNN and Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Mortgage rates climb to the highest level in a month

Mortgage rates rose this week, after five weeks of falling.
5 months ago
Mortgage rates...
Matt Gephardt & Sloan Schrage

Utah’s red-hot housing market is calming down, so is now a good time to buy a house?

It may not be the buying frenzy we saw a couple of years ago, but licensed realtor Jennifer Gilchrist said the Wasatch Front's housing market is still plenty robust, partly because we are now in the spring home-buying season.
6 months ago
House under construction...
Ladd Egan

Utah bill seeks to help first-time homebuyers

A bill making its way through the Utah Legislature would create a first-time homebuyer assistance program.
7 months ago
FILE: A for sale sign is pictured in Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (Kristin Murphy/Des...
Britt Johnson, KSLNewsRadio

Utah ranks 45th in the country for affordable housing

It’s no surprise that housing is expensive right now, but it’s that way everywhere, right? Wrong.
7 months ago
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Ladd Egan

Unaffordable Utah: Shift your budget to combat inflation

After battling high inflation for nearly two years and a rollercoaster of gas prices, experts say it’s time for Utahns to make some budget shifts to survive the persistent higher prices.
8 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua

Tips to reduce your utility bills this winter

A lot of Utahns are shelling out more to keep their homes warm this winter -- about 17% more due to inflation.
8 months ago
Brenda White cookies...
Matt Gephardt

Gephardt Busts Inflation: Rent prices down nationwide but very high in Utah

All over the country, the cost of rent is finally starting to go down. But that is not the case here in Utah.
10 months ago
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Ladd Egan

Unaffordable Utah: Keep the holiday magic alive without breaking the bank

From the Thanksgiving turkey to the presents under the tree, the holidays are expected to be more expensive this year.
11 months ago
Housing construction....
Ladd Egan

Unaffordable Utah: Mortgage rates climb again as buyers look for price reductions

Utah's housing market is whiplashing as last year's buying frenzy seems to have slowed down to signs of a recession.
1 year ago
County leaders broke ground Friday to transform two public housing buildings into modern affordable...
Jed Boal, KSL TV

Work begins on 300 affordable housing units for Salt Lake seniors

Salt Lake County made a big move Friday to preserve and improve nearly 300 affordable housing units for seniors.
1 year ago

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