Unaffordable Utah

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Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL TV

Moab housing crisis demands solutions as workers struggle to find places to live

One of Utah’s most popular tourist destinations is facing a crisis. Tourists flocking to Moab have plenty of options when it comes to places to stay, but the workers who keep the town running say they can’t afford to live there and there aren’t enough places to rent.
11 days ago
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Matt Gephardt, KSL TV

Gephardt Busts Inflation: How to persuade your landlord to lower your rent

It is a familiar refrain heard in Utah: The cost of renting a place to live is going through the roof. It is certainly something you do not have to tell renters. They are very aware of that fact.
19 days ago
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Anna Bahney, CNN Business

Signs of a housing bubble are brewing

US home prices have soared to new heights and keep on climbing, and now some researchers and economists are saying they have seen signs of a housing bubble brewing.
2 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Unaffordable Utah: Salt Lake County’s apartment market the tightest in history

Renters in Salt Lake County are facing increased rental rates and low vacancy even as the county experiences an unprecedented apartment boom.
2 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

How much is inflation costing Utah families each month?

Inflation is costing Utah households and those in other Mountain West states an extra $511 every month, markedly higher than the national average increase of $385 per month, according to a new Congressional report.
3 months ago
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Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Utahns concerned about high inflation rate, poll shows

A recent Deseret News/Hinkley Institute of Politics poll of more than 800 Utah voters showed 93% are somewhat or very concerned about inflation.
3 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Unaffordable Utah: How to prepare for interest rate hikes

With high inflation sticking around, a series of possible interest rate hikes could help bring higher prices under control but also gradually increase the cost of borrowing money.
3 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Group calls for Utah to end sales tax on grocery food

A group of religious leaders, Democratic lawmakers and advocates gathered in Salt Lake City Wednesday afternoon to call for an end to Utah’s sales tax on grocery food.
6 months ago
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Ladd Egan and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV

Unaffordable Utah: Strategies & solutions to survive the inflation storm

Inflation is running hot. Prices keep rising on everything from gas to groceries and utilities, and economists say those higher prices could be with us for a while. But don’t panic – Ladd Egan shares steps you can take to protect your budget and ride out the inflation storm.
6 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Utah’s home buying frenzy calming down, prices remain high

The Beehive State’s housing market is catching its breath, according to the Utah Association of Realtors, but prices remain high and inventory low.
8 months ago
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Ladd Egan and Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV

No home for tiny homes: Living small hits roadblocks in Utah communities

Cheaper. Smaller. More eco-friendly. There’s a lot to love about tiny homes. But as Ladd Egan found out, living the tiny life comes with some big roadblocks.
8 months ago
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Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

Unaffordable Utah: Rental, housing prices forcing families into homelessness

As home and rent prices go up in Utah, there is an increasing number of families that are unable to find affordable housing.
8 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Utah Home Prices Climb $105K In One Year To New Record High

The median home sales price in Utah hit a new record high of $450,000 last month, according to the Utah Association of Realtors, marking the 111th consecutive month of home price increases in the state.
10 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Report: Utah’s Housing Wage Is $20.21 Per Hour To Afford 2-Bedroom Apartment

Full-time workers in the Beehive State need to earn just over $20 an hour in order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment said a new joint report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Utah Housing Coalition. 
10 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Imbalanced Market Pushes Utah Home Prices To Record High

Buyer demand, coupled with a lack of available homes on the market, pushed home prices to a new record high in May, according to a new report from the Utah Association of Realtors.
11 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Utah Home Prices Jump Again, Hit Record Sales in April

A record number of homes sold in Utah during the month of April, even as the median sales price jumped nearly 27% over the last year, according to a report released by the Utah Association of Realtors.
12 months ago
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Matt Gephardt, KSL TV

Why Salt Lake’s Real Estate Market Stays Red Hot In Spite Of Pandemic 

If you have been in the market for a new place to call home in Utah, then you likely know how tough it is to be a buyer right now — faced with sky-high prices and homes selling like hotcakes.
12 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Already High Grocery Prices Expected To Rise Again

A year after the pandemic disrupted supply chains and emptied grocery store shelves, Utahns are still feeling pain in the checkout line as food prices continue their upward march.
1 year ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

South Jordan, Ivory Homes Complete Affordable Houses For Frontline Workers

The City of South Jordan and Ivory Homes announced the completion of nine new affordable homes for city and local school district employees through a workforce housing collaboration. 
1 year ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Utah’s Median Home Price Climbs To $405K

Home prices in Utah continued moving higher as the median sales price reached a record high of $405,000 in March, according to data compiled by the Utah Association of Realtors.
1 year ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Homebuyers Warned To Watch For Details In Building Contracts

With the price of lumber skyrocketing, real estate experts are warning homebuyers to pay close attention to contracts with builders and understand who is responsible for rising construction costs.
1 year ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Are Californians To Blame For Utah’s Surging Home Prices?

It’s a common story heard throughout Utah’s housing industry: Californians are arriving with plenty of cash in hand, outbidding local homebuyers and driving up the costs of housing; but an analysis by the Utah Foundation finds that does not seem to be the reason for steep increases in home and rental prices.
1 year ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Lack Of Options Leads To Bidding Wars For Utah Homebuyers

Homebuyers in the Beehive State are facing intense competition and bidding wars due to strong demand and a lack of available homes for sale, according to real estate experts.
1 year ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

‘Unprecedented’ Lumber Prices Add $25k To New Home Cost

Demand isn’t the only thing driving up the cost of a new home. Out-of-control lumber prices have added tens of thousands of dollars to the price of construction, according to a national analysis.  
1 year ago
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