Unaffordable Utah

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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Unaffordable Utah: Can You Afford Summer Travel

Thinking of skipping the “vacation” part of “summer vacation” this year? If so, you’re not alone. The experts suggest planning ahead and thinking outside the box in order to make a summer vacation affordable.
4 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Are Tiny Homes The Answer To Utah’s Housing Shortage?

It measures just 432 square feet, even so, a tiny home on display at a shopping mall in downtown Salt Lake City features a full kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living area and plenty of storage.
4 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Report: Utah Ranks 2nd In Nation For Rising Home Prices

Home prices in Utah increased 14 percent in just one year, according to a new report by online mortgage marketplace RefiGuide.
4 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Unaffordable Utah: ‘We Didn’t Know What to Do,’ Housing Crisis Hits Renters Hardest

Renters or owners—who’s worse off in Utah’s housing shortage and affordability crisis?
4 years ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Unaffordable Utah: Beehive State Ranks #10 For Most Household Debt

Utah households are racking-up debt faster than the national average with the state now ranking tenth in the nation for highest debt, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
4 years ago
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Ladd Egan

Unaffordable Utah: Time to Move or Time for a Reality Check?

It’s the flipside to Utah’s thriving economy and growing population: sharp increases in housing prices and the worry that living in the Beehive State is becoming unaffordable.
4 years ago
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Debbie Dujanovic, Mark Stevens

Unaffordable Utah: In A Pinch? Here’s How Emergency Cash Options Stack Up

If you find yourself short on cash, where do you turn? Payday loans, 401(k) loans, or credit cards? We compare the pros and cons of several emergency cash options.
4 years ago
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Utah’s Population Increased By 400K People Since 2010

According to a new report, The Beehive State has the fastest-growing population in the country. 
4 years ago
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Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Utah’s Homeless Population Up Slightly In 2018

According to the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, the number of homeless in Utah is slightly up from a year ago.
4 years ago
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Ladd Egan

Unaffordable Utah: Home Prices Jump Again; First-time Buyers Struggle

Home prices in many counties along the Wasatch Front jumped double digits in the third quarter of 2018 when compared to the same time last year, according to the Salt Lake Board of Realtors, adding to the worry that first-time homebuyers are being priced out of the market.
4 years ago
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Jed Boal

Affordable Utah: Salt Lake City Wants Residents Aware of Housing Programs

Salt Lake City wants to make sure residents are aware of programs that enable low and moderate income families repair and upgrade their homes, and even buy their first homes.
4 years ago
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Ladd Egan

Lawmaker Calls For Transparency With Health Care Costs

A Utah lawmaker is looking to shine a light on the complicated world of health care costs by proposing that hospitals and doctors be required to post the price of common procedures.
4 years ago
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Ladd Egan

Unaffordable Utah: Man Questions $80K Hospital Bill; Experts Show How To Negotiate

Medical billing advocates say a Utah man should consider himself lucky after his insurance covered most of his out-of-state emergency room visit and appendectomy that resulted in nearly $80,000 in bills.
4 years ago
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Ladd Egan

Unaffordable Utah: Should Public Schools Charge Students $71 Million in Fees?

In Utah, heading back to school doesn’t just include buying new shoes and backpacks. It also means parents forking over hundreds of dollars in fees to register their children at public schools.
4 years ago
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Deanie Wimmer

The Cost to Compete: Solutions for Families Priced Out By Youth Sports

As costs lead many families to drop out of youth sports altogether, this Unaffordable Utah report explores ways families can can defer some expenses.
4 years ago
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Ladd Egan

‘Sticker Shock’ For Utah Families As Child Care Costs Jump

Utah families are paying more for child care and also facing long wait lists because of a shortage of space for infants and toddlers, according to state officials, daycare providers and parents.
5 years ago
The most recent economic report to the governor put the average wage in Utah at $47,012....
Ladd Egan

The economy’s great, but Utahns still ask: ‘Where’s my raise?’

Amid Utah’s record economic boom and strong job growth, many Utahns are asking: “Where’s my raise?”
5 years ago
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Mark Stevens & Debbie Dujanovic

A little detective work can save you hundreds on prescription medications

The cost of prescription drugs can make an unaffordable Utah even tougher to live in. But the KSL Investigators found it pays to shop around to cut down high prescription drug costs.
5 years ago
The Community Associations Institute estimates that 680,000 Utahns live in HOA communities....
Ladd Egan

‘A rude awakening’ for many Utahns as HOA fees rise

Before Amanda Collins and her family moved into her South Jordan townhome more than a decade ago she made sure to ask about the fees for the two homeowner associations, or HOAs.
5 years ago
John and Jennifer Meredith considered getting a divorce so that their daughter could qualify for Me...
Ladd Egan

Unaffordable Utah: Couple considered divorce to get daughter expensive surgery

A happily married Utah couple considered divorcing in order to get their daughter a $100,000 surgery their insurance wouldn’t cover.
5 years ago
Utah's growing economy comes at a cost: As more people move to Utah, apartment prices are rising fa...
Mark Stevens & Debbie Dujanovic

KSL Investigates: Utah’s Growing Apartment Affordability Crisis

Utah’s growing economy is great for business, but it’s creating an affordability crisis for renters. The KSL Investigators found as more people move to the region, the demand for apartments has outpaced the supply, pushing up rents faster than wages.
5 years ago
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