Unaffordable Utah

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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.
2 years 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. 
2 years 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.
2 years 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.
2 years 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.
2 years 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.
2 years 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.  
2 years ago
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Matt Gephardt, KSL TV

Gephardt: More Homeowners Worried About Missing House Payments, Lenders Willing To Help

Throughout the past year, we have been reporting on an eviction crisis: renters who lost their jobs have faced losing their homes too. Now, some frightening new numbers show homeowners are also worried about making their housing payments.
2 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Forecasters Optimistic About Demand For Office Space In Utah

After a rough year for commercial office space in Utah, analysts expect optimism and demand to return to the market in 2021.
2 years ago
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Ladd Egan & Cindy St. Clair, KSL TV

Unaffordable Utah: Summer Child Care May Be More Expensive, Harder To Find This Year

Before the pandemic, finding child care during summer months was difficult and expensive. It could be worse this summer, as child care providers recover from slashed capacity and funding.
2 years ago
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Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

Affordable Housing Crisis Hits Home For SLC Renters

Dozens of renters in Salt Lake City found eviction notices on their doors last weekend, telling them their building had been sold and they had until the end of this month to be out.
2 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Unaffordable Utah: Women Hit Hard By ‘Pink Recession’

Women abandoned the workforce at an alarming pace in September, raising new fears that women are bearing the brunt of the pandemic and that it could have lasting impacts on their careers.
2 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Skyrocketing Lumber Prices Adding Thousands To Construction Projects

Homeowners looking to make repairs after this week’s severe windstorm are in for some sticker shock when they head to the lumber store.
2 years ago
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Cary J. Schwanitz & Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Utahns Who Get Unemployment Benefits May Now Get Rent Benefits

Utah residents who lost the federal $600 weekly unemployment benefits may qualify for an updated state program that helps people pay the rent.
2 years ago
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Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Utah Housing Market Good For Buyers & Sellers Despite Pandemic

Even considering the effects of COVID-19 on the economy, the laws of supply and demand were in full swing in Utah for the housing market.
3 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Lending Experts: Get Details Before Skipping Mortgage Payments

Don’t skip mortgage payments unless absolutely necessary, lending experts warned on Monday as concern and confusion pile up about potential consequences of forbearance programs.
3 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Unaffordable Utah: Small Business Survival During Coronavirus Pandemic

Bankers and state leaders are trying to spread the word about financial life preservers to help companies keep the lights on, pay rent and hold on to employees.
3 years ago
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Ladd Egan

Unaffordable Utah: Coronavirus Financial Survival

Many Utahns have faced sudden and serve hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic, but individuals and families can take steps now to manage their finances. 
3 years ago
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Utah Housing Coalition Calls For Moratorium On Evictions, Foreclosures

The Utah Housing Coalition has called for a statewide moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the coronavirus pandemic.
3 years ago
Welcoming a bundle of joy is now leaving families with a bundle of bills as out-of-pocket costs for...
Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Unaffordable Utah: ‘Unsustainable’ Baby Delivery Costs

Welcoming a bundle of joy is now leaving families with a bundle of bills as out-of-pocket costs for maternity care have increased nearly 49% in recent years.
3 years ago
Utah has the worst gender pay gap in the nation, and it only seems to be getting worse....
Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Unaffordable Utah: Fixing The US’s Worst Gender Pay Gap

Utah’s rosy economic picture has a dark underbelly: the worst gender pay gap in the nation that only seems to be getting worse.
3 years ago
Americans now owe a staggering $1.5 trillion in education loans, according to the Federal Reserve. ...
Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Unaffordable Utah: Are Student Loans The Next Debt Crisis?

Americans now owe a staggering $1.5 trillion in education loans, according to the Federal Reserve. The average student carries a loan balance of $37,000.
3 years ago
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SARAH SKIDMORE SELL AP Personal Finance Writer

Worried About A Recession? Protect Yourself, But Don’t Panic

If the threat of a recession gives you pause when it comes to your personal finances, remember now is a time to prepare, not panic.
3 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Unaffordable Utah: How Would Utah Fare During A Possible 2020 Recession?

Wall Street bounced back a bit Thursday, finishing up 100 points after dropping 800 points Wednesday. It was the worst day of the year for the market. The drop triggered fears of a possible recession.
3 years ago
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