Northern Utah listed among top 10 US areas with surging home prices

Washington Street in Ogden is pictured on Tuesday September 29, 2020.

Washington Street in Ogden is pictured on Tuesday September 29, 2020. (Jeffrey D. Allred, KSL)



OGDEN — A new list of the hottest housing markets in the United States lists the northern Utah area as a community where home prices have jumped a lot.

If you own a home in the Ogden-Clearfield metropolitan area, including Weber, Davis, Box Elder and Morgan counties, you may be surprised to see how prices have changed in just a short time. That area is on a national list for surging home prices.

The median sale price is $365,000, which is 57% more than just four years ago. Experts say it usually takes around 10 years to see a jump in price that size.

And when a house goes on the market it sells fast, in around 25 days.

USA Today lists the Ogden-Clearfield metropolitan area among its top ten for rising home prices, alongside Boise, Idaho; Stockton, California; and Spokane, Washington. The paper reports Boise in particular attracts a lot of people moving out of big California cities, looking for a more affordable place to live with things to do nearby. Median prices there rose 72% since 2017.

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Mary Richards

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