Have a Heart Homes Helps Address the Crises in Affordable Housing

Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors Advice

Readers of this column and those of you who have been following other numerous media reports over the past few months know that there is a critical shortage of affordable housing in northern Utah. In fact, one recent report shows that Utah has a need for 43,000 affordable housing units, posing an almost insurmountable challenge. And while the affordable housing crises is especially acute right now, your local Realtors and Home Builders have been addressing the situation since 1998 with our Have a Heart Homes non-profit foundation. Nearly every year, Realtors and Home Builders in Northern Utah have secured an affordable lot, engaged a home builder, and raised funds to help offset the costs of construction. The general contractor and …

Economic Forecast Breakfast

Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors event

Friday, January 20th at 8:30 AM at the Davis Conference Center. RSVP by calling 801-476-4216 *Must RSVP by Monday, January 16th at 12:00 PM.

2017 Real Estate Forecast

Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors Advice, Update

Despite tight housing supplies and rising home prices, buyers still flocked to the housing market, making 2016 one of the best years ever for home sales and setting the stage for strong real estate conditions in 2017 and 2018. The National Association of REALTORS is predicting 2016 will be the best year for U.S. home sales since 2006. In Utah, if the pace keeps up, 2016 will have the most real estate transactions ever on records dating back to 2003. In Northern Utah, Weber and Davis County sales increased about 4 and 2 percent, respectively, for the first nine months of the year. That’s up from a very strong 2015. Moving forward, experts forecast 2017 should have even more transactions. …