Archives for November 2011

Utah has the Highest Home Ownership in the US!

Home ownership in Utah is among the highest in the country.  (See KSL article Here.)  Isn't that awesome? Numbers from the Association of Realtors show in 2008, home ownership in Utah was 76.2 percent, the second highest in the country. That number fell to 72.5 percent in 2010, but remains well above the national rate of 66.9 percent. According to the article, it is because Utah has a young population.  Because we marry young, we start  buying homes young. I have a  lot of clients who are … [Read more...]

Builders see biggest rise in home sale in months!

Once again we are seeing that the economy is coming around.  National numbers are great!  According to the U.S. Department of commerce, new construction of single family homes rose 1.3 percent in October.  In the west, all new construction rose 14 percent!! (To see the full article by the Utah Association of Realtors, click here.) I have noticed this again and again with my clients. Fieldstone Homes is raising prices. Macarthur is selling a couple months in advance.  Distinctive Homes is … [Read more...]

Utah is #3 for most expensive closing costs!!!

The national average closing costs are $4070 and Utahns have paid $4906 on average when their house closes.  We pay more than Californians.  Only New Yorkers and Texans are paying more. When buying a home, your Realtor is a good asset to protect you and make sure the whole process goes smoothly and to double check the fees!   Click here to see the whole article from MSN.com … [Read more...]

Upturn in the Market – Utah is Awesome!

This information is so neat! The housing market is definitely coming around!   … [Read more...]