Utah Real Estate Market Update

By shaye • August 13th, 2010

People across the country are all facing the same trouble with real estate: the markets have stopped falling uncontrollably, but now the economic crisis has created a situation where new home buyers are not as readily able to buy as they might have been just a few years ago. People who had good credit and who were able to look at homes and know that they could afford them are now feeling skeptical, lacking financial means due to job loss and facing the fact that many of the homes on the markets are foreclosures which means that they might need a little bit of work. The Utah real estate market is no different than the rest of the country overall, but the market has remained much more stable than it has in many places.

 

Utah has had fewer foreclosures and short sales than many other states, and their market has only been minimally impacted by the economic crisis. The tax credit issued this past year has helped significantly for those buyers who were on the fence, but there weren’t many of them in that position. In a world where many people used to be on the fence about buying a home, there is little room for fence-sitters today. Utah real estate market trends are sure to bounce back in time, but for now there are two groups of consumers to focus on: those who can buy and those who can’t. Of course, given the economic situation, it’s reasonable to suggest two other groups of people who will or won’t buy, but that’s only speculation.

 

The Utah real estate market certainly is making it easy for people to avoid buying homes, but things have been like a roller-coaster as of late. The market starts to see light, and then it crumbles once again due to a certain event or occasion. And then the process repeats. Every state is different, and while Utah hasn’t seen the same complete chaos as states like California and Texas has seen, it has been through its fair share of ups and downs over the past couple of years. This, in itself, is enough to make any potential buyer a little more than skeptical of their decision.

 

As many have seen, trying to predict the future of the Utah real estate market, or any other market in the country, is like telling fortunes from alphabet soup. It just doesn’t make sense, and is a situation that is better treated with a ‘wait and see’ approach.

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