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Housing market: Utah, Idaho see more inventory as rates strangle buyers

Housing market: Utah, Idaho see more inventory as rates strangle buyers

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted June 21 - 7:41 a.m.

As would-be homebuyers are getting turned off or priced out by climbing mortgage rates, the housing market is cooling, leading to a boost in home inventory.
Utah housing expert predicts pullback in activity because of mortgage rates

Utah housing expert predicts pullback in activity because of mortgage rates

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 14 - 12:33 p.m.

An expert in Utah's housing market expects that rising mortgage rates will cause a pullback in real estate activity and a slowdown in home price increases.
'Core and heart of the community': Public input sought for St. George downtown plan

'Core and heart of the community': Public input sought for St. George downtown plan

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted June 14 - 8:23 a.m.

An update to St. George's general plan – the city's blueprint for meeting its long-term vision for the future – is currently underway.
Battle over affordable housing, preservation moves into a new Salt Lake neighborhood

Battle over affordable housing, preservation moves into a new Salt Lake neighborhood

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 13 - 1:10 p.m.

A proposed affordable housing plan in Salt Lake City has struck a nerve with some residents.
Is Utah the most small-business-friendly state? Voting records indicate it could be

Is Utah the most small-business-friendly state? Voting records indicate it could be

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted June 12 - 1:53 p.m.

Recently released records of state lawmakers' votes indicate that Utah could be the most small-business-friendly state in the nation.
In the face of ever-increasing traffic, Springdale officials seek remedies

In the face of ever-increasing traffic, Springdale officials seek remedies

Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News  |  Posted May 31 - 7:52 a.m.

Traffic is clogging up Springdale roads, city officials say, and the town is seeking ways to reduce it.
Utah Food Bank 'dreams big' amid population growth and increasing need

Utah Food Bank 'dreams big' amid population growth and increasing need

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 30 - 9:37 a.m.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and organizations nationwide were forced to reevaluate, during that time the Utah Food Bank noticed that hunger was changing.
'Where do the neighborhoods go?' Cedar City looking to create more livable, walkable downtown

'Where do the neighborhoods go?' Cedar City looking to create more livable, walkable downtown

Alysha Lundgren, St. George News  |  Posted May 24 - 11:01 a.m.

Cedar City citizens could see increased opportunities to live and work in a more walkable, housing-friendly downtown in a few short years if the housing committee's recent, long-term proposals come to pass.
Why Utah housing market is 'very low risk' for price drops — while these Idaho cities are 'high risk'

Why Utah housing market is 'very low risk' for price drops — while these Idaho cities are 'high risk'

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted May 23 - 9:02 p.m.

Economists and housing researchers are seeing early signs of a cooling housing market — but a question remains.
Does it matter that Utah's population was overcounted in the 2020 census?

Does it matter that Utah's population was overcounted in the 2020 census?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 5:19 p.m.

U.S. Census Bureau officials said Thursday that they overcounted the population of the Beehive State and seven other states during their 2020 census collection period.
National homebuilder confidence drops to 2-year low

National homebuilder confidence drops to 2-year low

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 10:16 a.m.

For the fifth straight month, national homebuilder confidence fell, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.
As southwestern Utah grows, so does the wildfire risk

As southwestern Utah grows, so does the wildfire risk

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 9:07 a.m.

Southern Utah's Washington County is growing at breakneck speed. St. George is the fastest growing metro area in the country, according to Census data.
Water in the West: Is growth at risk due to drought, climate change?

Water in the West: Is growth at risk due to drought, climate change?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17 - 9:14 p.m.

As drought continues to hold the West by the throat, threatening power generation, livelihoods, and more, a pessimist would say the region's destiny is doomed.
Survey: Utahns supportive of tourism but problems, frustrations are brewing

Survey: Utahns supportive of tourism but problems, frustrations are brewing

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 12 - 8:12 a.m.

Two new surveys shed light on Utahns' perceptions of tourism, showing statewide support and capturing residents' concerns about quality of life in high-visitation areas.
Moab housing crisis demands solutions as workers struggle to find places to live

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

Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 6 - 1:46 p.m.

Tourists flocking to Moab have options for to places to stay, but workers who keep the town running say they can't afford to live there and there aren't places to rent.
With Bear Lake beaches reaching capacity, Idaho now takes reservations

With Bear Lake beaches reaching capacity, Idaho now takes reservations

Mike Anderson and Larry D Curtis, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 6 - 8:08 a.m.

Crowds in both Idaho and Utah are working on ways to accommodate big Bear Lake crowds that have grown tremendously in recent years.
Which Utah areas scored high for low air pollution? Southern Utah shines

Which Utah areas scored high for low air pollution? Southern Utah shines

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted April 25 - 9:14 p.m.

Counties along the Wasatch Front all flunked a three-year assessment by the American Lung Association for high levels of ozone.
Rent control? Leave the free market be? What Utahns want done about wild housing prices

Rent control? Leave the free market be? What Utahns want done about wild housing prices

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted April 21 - 9:39 p.m.

Utahns have wide-ranging opinions, with answers to wild housing prices that run the gamut, but no one stand-out solution, according to a new poll.
Are Californians to blame for changes to Utah? Who's really living here?

Are Californians to blame for changes to Utah? Who's really living here?

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted April 11 - 6:15 a.m.

It's a common refrain: Californians are moving here in droves, and they're to blame for changes in Utah's quality of life, traffic, home prices. But how much of that is actually true?
St. George is the fastest-growing metro in the US again, Census says

St. George is the fastest-growing metro in the US again, Census says

Sean Hemmersmeier, Associated Press  |  Posted April 2 - 9:41 a.m.

St. George and the rest of Washington County have once again ranked as the fastest-growing metro area in America. Two other Utah cities made the list of top-10 fastest-growing metro areas.
Utah genealogists begin race to sort out 'extremely valuable' 1950 census information

Utah genealogists begin race to sort out 'extremely valuable' 1950 census information

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted March 31 - 10:15 p.m.

The 1950 census information is now available to the public, and Utah genealogists are at the forefront of making it easier for people to find family information.
Residents seek referendum after South Salt Lake Council changes rule to raise its pay

Residents seek referendum after South Salt Lake Council changes rule to raise its pay

Ashley Imlay, KSL.com  |  Posted March 31 - 7:36 p.m.

Some South Salt Lake residents want to put their mayor's and City Council's pay raises on this year's ballot after the council overturned a city law in order to pass its own raise.
Growth vs. quality of life: Is harmony possible? This Utah valley is searching for answers

Growth vs. quality of life: Is harmony possible? This Utah valley is searching for answers

Katie McKellar, Deseret News  |  Posted March 30 - 9:03 a.m.

Cache Valley in northern Utah — home of the bustling college city of Logan but also over a dozen rural, agricultural towns — is a microcosm of what's happening in the West.
Multiple Utah communities crack top 10 in 2021 population growth, report finds

Multiple Utah communities crack top 10 in 2021 population growth, report finds

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted March 24 - 5:37 p.m.

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows Utah's counties are now starting to have the largest numeric growth in the nation.
As Utah's fertility rate drops, is it time to talk about children as a 'public good?'

As Utah's fertility rate drops, is it time to talk about children as a 'public good?'

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted March 21 - 12:11 p.m.

The Beehive State's total fertility rate has been falling faster than the nation's since 2009. But is it about to stabilize?