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    Report says Salt Lake City among ‘toughest’ housing markets for millennials

    SALT LAKE CITY — While the Beehive State can boast one of the most robust economies and housing markets in the country, that strength has created a challenging circumstance for young would-be homebuyers, a new report says. According to California-based realtor.com, a combination of low housing inventory, escalating real estate prices and increasing demand have made San Jose, California; Seattle; Salt Lake City; Minneapolis; and Omaha, Nebraska, the toughest areas in the country for prospective millennial homebuyers this spring. The company researched the 60 top metro areas with large populations of older millennial markets. Those cities were then ranked based on inventory availability and affordability. While the top two markets…

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    Salt Lake City Apartment Complex Wins Development of the Year

    SALT LAKE CITY, April 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Wood Partners, a leader in real estate development and construction, announced their downtown development, Alta Gateway Station, has been named "Development of the Year" by the Utah Apartment Association. The Utah Apartment Association hires a secret shopper to shop all of the nominated properties. Properties are judged on the development design, comfort through features and amenities, how the development adds to the neighborhood and if it complements the surrounding areas well. The Utah Apartment Association also judged staff knowledge, customer service and the cleanliness and maintenance of the building. This is the first award for Wood Partners from the association. "I grew…

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    It took Utah’s ‘Queer Eye’ guy 20 minutes to decide to move to Salt Lake City

    Utah is not exactly where you’d expect to find one of the stars of the Netflix series, which has been a major topic of conversation on social media since it premiered in early February. The streaming service doesn’t release viewership numbers, but the show won over skeptical critics — it’s at 96 percent among critics (and 90 percent among viewers) on Rotten Tomatoes. His friend scoffed, but France said Salt Lakers “are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. And I can see the mountains from this restaurant, and that’s beautiful.’ ” “The other [Fab Five] boys have all done TV before. They’d done film before. They’re comfortable in…

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    Gehrke: Jim Dabakis may run for Salt Lake City mayor, and Jackie Biskupski may be vulnerable

    Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune The Salt Lake Tribune staff portraits. Robert Gehrke. While the city’s intense lobbying beat back proposals to strip Salt Lake of its ability to protect the canyon watershed, it got rolled on the creation of a commission to develop a massive shipping port on 20,000 acres in the city’s undeveloped northwest corner. According to City Councilman Charlie Luke, the bill takes away taxing authority and land use planning for a third of Salt Lake City’s geographic footprint and gives it to the inland port development board. While the decisions were being made, the mayor was in Mexico City for a Women4Climate conference on…

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    Overtime costs add up for Salt Lake City homelessness push

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Law enforcement and corrections agencies have paid about $320,000 a month in overtime for a push aimed at tackling problems related to homelessness in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that police agencies spent a total of over $600,000 on overtime for Operation Rio Grande from Aug. 14 through Dec. 31 while the Utah Department of Corrections’ costs for participating probation and parole agents amounted to about $800,000. The operation began with an emphasis at improving public safety and reducing crime. The second phase aims to help people suffering from mental illness and addiction. The third phase focuses on connecting homeless people with…

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    Leaping elk crashes low-flying research helicopter in Utah

    In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, and provided by the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office is a research helicopter that was brought down by a leaping elk in the mountains of eastern Utah. Wasatch County authorities say the elk jumped into the chopper’s tail rotor as the craft flew low, trying to capture the animal with a net. The two people on board weren’t seriously hurt, but wildlife officials say the elk died of its injuries. The state-contracted Australian crew had been trying to capture and sedate the elk so they could collar it and research its movements about 90 miles east of Salt Lake City. (Jared Rigby/Wasatch County…

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    UT Salt Lake City UT Zone Forecast

    ————— 443 FPUS55 KSLC 031025 ZFPSLC Zone Forecast Product for Utah National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT 325 AM MST Sat Feb 3 2018 UTZ003-040000- Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys- Including Salt Lake City and Tooele 325 AM MST Sat Feb 3 2018 .TODAY…Mostly cloudy. Highs around 60. .TONIGHT…Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. .SUNDAY…Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. .SUNDAY NIGHT…A 30 percent chance of rain after midnight. Cloudy. Lows around 40. .MONDAY…Rain likely. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of rain 60 percent. .MONDAY NIGHT…A chance of rain and snow in the evening, then a slight chance of rain and snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy.…

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    Real Estate Disruptor Homie Opens Phoenix, Arizona Market

    More Related Stories SALT LAKE CITY and PHOENIX, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ –�Homie, the new-way real estate brokerage, opened its second market today in Phoenix, Arizona. Homie real estate services were previously available only in the state of Utah. With this market expansion, Homie plans to save Arizona home sellers $10,000 per real estate transaction on average, just as it has done in Utah. Homie launched in Utah in 2015 as a technology platform and has become the top listing brokerage in the state�with more unique listings than any other Utah brokerage in 2017. The Phoenix metro area was selected for the expansion because of its market size and seasonality.…

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    Salt Lake City News You Can Use

    Salt Lake City is a great place to live and there are always interesting activities taking place in the city. If you want to move somewhere beautiful where there is a lot going on you will want to consider moving to Salt Lake City. The housing prices are affordable and there is a lot going on in the city. It is a beautiful place to live and lots of people are choosing to make the city their home. If you are planning to move to Salt Lake City you are going to want to stay on top of the news so you always know what is going on. The more…