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Experts Predict a Strong Housing Market for the Rest of 2019 We’re in the back half of the year, and with a decline in interest rates as well as home price and wage appreciation, many are wondering what the predictions are for the remainder of 2019. Here’s what some...

Three Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

Three Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising home prices is...

American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

American Confidence in Housing at an All-Time High

  Fannie Mae just released the July edition of their Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI). The HPSI takes information regarding consumers’ confidence in the real estate market from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey and condenses it into a single number. Therefore,...

How to Increase Your Equity Over The Next 5 Years

How to Increase Your Equity Over The Next 5 Years

How to Increase Your Equity Over the Next 5 Years Many of the questions currently surrounding the real estate industry focus on home prices and where they are heading. The most recent Home Price Expectation Survey (HPES) helps target these projected answers. Here are...

Utah ranks in the Top 10 states when it comes to the highest percent change in house appreciation, according to the House Price Index by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The report noted that Utah home prices have appreciated 46.03 percent in the past five years. Nevada posted the highest appreciation at 81.84 percent. Connecticut was the lowest at 7.91 percent. The U.S. five-year average was 34.71 percent. Salt Lake City ranked No. 22 of 383 U.S. metropolitan areas in highest appreciation. Over the past five years home prices in the Salt Lake City area have increased 47.24 percent. The HPI is a broad measure of the movement of single-family house prices. It serves as a timely, accurate indicator of house price trends at various geographic levels. Written by Salt Lake Board or Realtors

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