Posts Tagged: utah

Best Cities for LGBT Seniors: #11 – Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City

It was a big surprise when the Utah capital started making lists of gay-friendly cities, but it is for good reason. Nearly 5% of the metro area population identify as gay and Salt Lake has been very progressive on employment and housing protection for LGBT residents in an otherwise conservative state. Salt Lake is also… Read more »

60% in Utah Support Housing Protections for LGBT Citizens

A new poll finds that 60 percent of Utahns say the state should adopt legal protections against discrimination of LGBT people in housing and the workplace. The Salt Lake Tribune poll comes just weeks after a highly publicized federal court decision that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. The Salt Lake County Council and… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report: The US Southwest

Today, in our ongoing series about local real estate markets, we’ll take a look at home sales and trends in the Southwest. We’ll start with Arizona – AZ Central reports that wealthy buyers are snapping up Phoenix homes and turning them around as rentals: Since 2009, investors have snapped up tens of thousands of houses… Read more »

Utah Commercial Real Estate Outlook Positive

Overall, Utah’s commercial real estate market had a positive 2012. Throughout the year markets statewide fluctuated with the economy and presented significant opportunities for owners, investors and users of commercial real estate. The positive momentum experienced throughout 2012 has made commercial property owners and brokers excited and optimistic for 2013. A prevailing sentiment throughout the… Read more »

Salt Lake City Home Prices Up 11% in Third Quarter

Home prices in Salt Lake County showed double-digit gains in this year’s third quarter, according to the Salt Lake Board of Realtors. For the July-August-September period, the median single-family home price in Salt Lake County increased to $218,000, up 11 percent compared to a median price of $197,000 in the third quarter 2011. The third… Read more »

Utah Housing Market Improving

Allison Barclay loved her house and neighborhood in Millcreek, but her husband, Ryan’s, commute to Orem was wearing on him. Saturday, the couple and their “little guy,” 17-month-old Max, moved in to their new house in Highland. Plans were delayed when the moving truck broke down, but new appliances were delivered in the morning and… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Charlotte Kornik, Salt Lake City

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Charlotte Kornik is an eighteen-year Utah resident, who originally moved here from California – she went to school and played basketball at the University of Arizona and then at… Read more »

Utah Home Sales Up for Second Month

Utah home prices are up for the second month in a row as buyers are competing over a tighter inventory of houses. The Utah Association of Realtors says Thursday that the median home price in May was $181,000, up from $176,000 a year earlier. Home sales are also up compared with last year. Utah real… Read more »

USA: Mountain State Housing Markets Improving

Residential housing in the mountain states of Colorado, Utah and New Mexico is looking stronger than many others, but that’s partly because the comeback hasn’t been as steep. Simply put, homes in the region didn’t appreciate in value over the last decade as much as in the coastal regions, Arizona or Nevada. What didn’t go… Read more »

Utah: Lesbians Selling Mormon Prophet’s Birthplace

The birthplace of one of the greatest Mormon prophets, former LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley, is up for sale. The owners, according to the Salt Lake Tribune: a lesbian couple, Cristy Gleeve and Keri Jones (who together have a daughter named Glory). Hinckley was the LDS Church’s longest-serving leader until his death in 2008… Read more »

The Advocate’s Gayest City: Salt Lake City, Utah

While those unfamiliar with the Beehive State are likely to conjure images of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, far-less-oppressive-than-it-used-to-be Salt Lake City has earned its queer cred. There are more than a half-dozen hot spots for men and women, including the eco-friendly nightclub Jam (, though the sustainable bamboo flooring is perhaps less of a draw… Read more »

Salt Lake City Home Prices Drop As Sales Rise

Sales of existing single-family homes during the third quarter reached their highest point in four years, according to data complied by the Salt Lake Board of Realtors. But the prices paid for those properties declined. The number of single-family homes sold in Salt Lake County in the July-August-September period jumped 33 percent compared to the… Read more »

UT: Salt Lake City Home Sales Jumped 30% in September Over 2010

Home sales are quietly seeing double- digit gains along the Wasatch Front, and the expectation is that should continue through the end of the year. Salt Lake Board of Realtors communications director Dave Anderton said Friday the board’s preliminary numbers for September sales showed a 30 percent increase over September 2010. Official numbers for September… Read more »

UT: Home Prices Up 16% Year Over Year in July

There was good news for the Utah real estate market in July as home sales rose 16.4 percent compared to last year. This is the biggest increase in sales since May of last year when buyers were rushing to finalize tax-credit-eligible transactions. During the month, Utah Realtors sold 2,686 homes compared to 2,307 sold in… Read more »

Utah Hopes for Recovery Despite Weak Real Estate Market

Although Utah’s real estate market is feeling the pinch of “The Great Recession” more than most, Utah Governor Gary Herbert is optimistic about a statewide recovery. “We are on the right road going in the right direction,” Herbert told the audience at a recent Brigham/Tremonton Board of Realtors luncheon at Maddox Lodge, where he had… Read more »