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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Federal subsidies could help Salt Lake renters build equity for a home purchase

Urban Living
The National Association of Realtors published data recently showing that Salt Lake City homeowners gained an average of $238,240 in equity over the past decade.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Utah will give you $20K to buy a new home, but good luck finding one

Urban Living
In the past several years, rents have gone up substantially here, with Salt Lake County rents hiking 37%, Davis County up 42% and Weber County by just over 18%.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Utah homeowners get a tax break on their primary residence, even if its a primary mansion

Urban Living
The mission of a tax collector is to provide the public with fair market value of real and personal property, and to comply with local laws that counties and our state have enacted for the taxing system.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Housing is already pricey, but don't get stung by the property taxes

Urban Living
Where do property taxes go?

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

New federal incentives are available to Utah home buyers with bad credit scores

Urban Living
Starting this month, people with bad credit may be able to get federally insured mortgages, thanks to other people getting new loans with good credit. I'm so not making this up!

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

What to know before its your Utah home sliding down the side of a mountain

Urban Living
It's been all over the news—two homes in Draper slid down the mountain.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Utah's Girl Scout programs offer far more than just delicious cookies

Urban Living
Girl Scouts is an amazing organization, and Utah is lucky to have two camps.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Housing Trends in the West

I have a friend who works at a convenience store/gas station and loves his job because he gets to meet a lot of people in the neighborhood, and the pay is good. But he doesn't make a ton of money and is always complaining about the cost of rent.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Big in Japan

Long story short, a friend asked me to be a tour guide for a Japanese film crew here in the capital city to film a local business.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Sears was a game changer for mail-order shopping and middle-class housing—but all that's left of its Salt Lake store is a muddy pit on State Street

Urban Living
The pit will be transformed from a huge pool of water and mud into a new hospital, but so many of us old farts have memories of the Sears that stood there that it was hard to see the diggers and dozers pull down the building this winter.

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