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HUD Announces $12.3 Million in Community Development, Affordable Housing

SALT LAKE CITY – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced the State of Utah will receive more than $12.3 million to support community development and produce more affordable housing.  HUD’s annual funding will also help find homes for individuals and families living on the streets and provide permanent housing for individuals living HIV/AIDS.

Bank of Utah Donates $1,571 to Habitat for Humanity through USU Hoops for Homes

LOGAN – Utah State University students and fans weren’t the only ones cheering each time the Aggies made a basket during home games this past season. The local Habitat for Humanity had a reason to celebrate as well -- Bank of Utah donated $1 to the charity for every Aggie point made. It was all part of the locally-owned bank’s “Hoops for Homes,” which “netted” $1,571 during the 20 games of the 2009/2010 season. Bank of Utah presented a check on-court to Habitat for Humanity during the last men’s basketball home game.

Utah's on the Verge of Recovery

By Kelly Lux
Real Estate News Utah
Utah is coming out of the recession as one of the economic leaders in the country with several development projects in the pipeline, according to panelists at the April Commercial Real Estate Women Utah meeting.
“We are in the longest, deepest, broadest recession that any of us has ever felt and experienced up close,” said Natalie Gochnour, chief operating offi

Real Estate Should Be Part of Your Retirement Program

By Ken Holman

Daybreak to Show 35 Open Houses as Part of National Open House Day

SOUTH JORDAN -- With the Federal Housing Tax Credit program set to expire on April 30 Realtors around the country and in the state of Utah will be holding a National Open House Day on April 10, offering an opportunity for the public to visit several homes of their choosing all in one day. The Open House event gives prospective home buyers the opportunity to evaluate the opportunities available to them if they plan to purchase a home prior to the deadline for taking advantage of the Federal program.

Hospitals May Have to Cut Building Costs

By Kelly Lux
Real Estate News Utah

Hospitals will have to reevaluate and possibly cut out the expensive trends of patient-focused building as healthcare costs continue to rise, according to the director of facility planning and development for Intermountain Healthcare.

Utah Home Sellers to Welcome Thousands of Buyers for Day of Open Houses

SANDY, Utah (Utah Association of Realtors) — To help last-minute home shoppers take advantage of the soon-to-expire federal home buyer tax credit, Realtors in Utah and across the country are hosting thousands of open houses on April 10.

The Utah Statewide Open House is the first time Realtors in Utah will host a coordinated day of open houses to offer buyers the convenience of touring dozens of homes for sale in a single weekend.

Daybreak Ranked as 6th Best Selling Master Planned Community in the U.S. for 2009

South Jordan (Rio Tinto) – Kennecott Land’s Daybreak community was ranked as the sixth best selling master planned community in the United States for 2009 by RCLCO (Robert Charles Lesser & Co., LLC), a leading independent real estate advisory firm.

Contempo Tile Opens New High-Tech Granite, Marble Slab Showroom

SALT LAKE CITY – Contempo Ceramic Tile Corp. has taken granite and marble slab showrooms out of the “stone age” and into the 21st Century with a new high-tech showroom at 2885 S. 300 West in Salt Lake City’s Design District. The Utah-based company’s new 20,000 square-foot showroom houses more than 200 varieties of slab marble, granite, travertine, onyx, soap stone and the popular quartz composite, CaesarStone.

Reports State West Jordan Sugar Factory Playhouse Building 'Unsafe'

West Jordan  – After a March 12 report from BHB Consulting Engineers found major structural deficiencies, including unreinforced masonry walls, an inadequately reinforced ceiling and “high life safety hazards,” the City of West Jordan Building Official had no choice but to close the doors of the Sugar Factory Playhouse, 8201 S. 2200 West. A separate report from the Utah Risk Management Association received March 16 contained similar findings.

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