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CalAtlantic Buys Utah's Candlelight Homes

01/18/2018 CalAtlantic Homes Thursday said it was acquiring the home building operations of Utah-based Candlelight Homes, one of the largest privately held home builders in the Utah market. Terms were not disclosed. Candlelight ranked #136 on the BUILDER Next 100 ...

Lawsuit against state of Utah alleges violation of American Disabilities Act

01/15/2018 According to the DLC, "people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have two options when they apply for services: receiving them in an intermediate care facility or in their homes and communities." Utah offers immediate placement in ...

Real Estate Startup Homie Expands into Arizona

01/16/2018 After launching in Utah in 2015, real estate tech startup Homie is now expanding to Phoenix, HousingWire staffer Ben Lane reports. The company boasts that it can save home sellers an average of $10,000 by utilizing technology throughout the home selling ...

Animal-lovers in Utah aim to save all the homeless pets

01/13/2018 SALT LAKE CITY — There are a lot of animal-lovers in Utah, but, still, tens of thousands of would-be pets sit in shelters and foster homes throughout the state. In an effort to "save them all," the No Kill Utah initiative of Best Friends Animal Society ...

A river runs through this stunning Utah ranch

01/13/2018 When Smith bought the estate about six years ago, his quest was a familiar one to Paul Benson, a luxury real estate agent based in Park City, Utah. Celebrities and business magnates often tell him they want a place where they can bring their family ...

Richmond American to Open New Community in Lehi, Utah

01/09/2018 Richmond American Homes of Utah, Inc., a subsidiary of M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC), is opening a new community in Lehi: River Park. Prospective home buyers and area agents are invited to attend a Grand Opening for the community on February 3 ...

More land slides behind evacuated homes in Riverdale

01/11/2018 Ben Erickson of the Utah Geological Survey and his partner arrived late Wednesday ... The slide is just behind several homes and Erickson says it will continue. "It's still active," Erickson said. "It's still dangerous something you don't want to get ...

Homie set to disrupt Phoenix market with agent-less real estate

01/11/2018 Additionally, the company said buyers who work through Homie can also qualify for a $5,000 refund on homes with a buyer agent commission. Hanna said choosing Phoenix as the first step in growing Homie outside Utah was a decision fueled by both analysis and ...

Life is finally looking a little brighter for the Utah mother and her daughters evicted last year from homeless housing program

12/28/2017 “I’ll be ready for spring,” she says with a smile. Despite the rough road they have traveled since arriving in Utah in August 2015, Kimberly remains optimistic. She hopes in the new year to somehow get a car. She already has entered several contests ...

Utah lawmakers may fine cities that lack affordable housing

01/07/2018 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state lawmakers are considering options to push cities to create more zoning for multifamily homes to help alleviate the statewide problem of lack of affordable housing. Charging fees to cities that don't have enough affordable ...

Mitt Romney appears a shoo-in for Utah's Senate seat. The question is how he'd handle Trump

01/08/2018 I don’t think [Utah voters] want to see Mitt Romney go back there and be the strident leader of any opposition. — GOP strategist Jeff Hartley Romney, 70, a former Massachusetts governor who keeps two homes in Utah, has yet to declare his intentions ...

Mitt Romney Offered a Clue He’s Running for Senate in Utah on Twitter

01/03/2018 As a few savvy Twitter users noted, including Sahil Kapur at Bloomberg News, Romney has changed his location on the site from “Massachusetts” to Holladay, Utah, where he owns a mansion near the Wasatch mountain range. He also has homes in Park City ...

VHT Studios® Acquires Real Estate Photography Business from Circlepix®

01/05/2018 Founded in 2000 in Springville, Utah, Circlepix, like VHT Studios, is an industry pioneer and leader in providing photography services to real estate professionals. This latest move marks VHT Studios' second major acquisition in two years. The acquisition ...

Record construction numbers for So. Utah

01/05/2018 The real estate market is thriving on all fronts ... (Photo: Chris Caldwell / The Spectrum & Daily News) The report compares some of southwestern Utah’s trends to those in the Salt Lake City and Las Vegas areas, with similar indicators in all three ...

New Richmond American Community: River Park In Utah

01/05/2018 SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Richmond American Homes of Utah, Inc., a subsidiary of M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (MDC), is excited to announce a beautiful new community in Lehi: River Park. Prospective homebuyers and area agents are invited to ...

Rosemont's VHT Studios buys Utah company

01/05/2018 Founded in 2000 in Springville, Utah, Circlepix, like VHT Studios, is an industry pioneer and leader in providing photography services to real estate professionals. This latest move marks VHT Studios' second major acquisition in two years. The acquisition ...

Timeline of Mitt Romney's political career amid potential run in Utah

01/03/2018 According to Utah's Desert News, Romney was courted by members of the ... Romney had a seemingly strong relationship with Donald Trump, back when the then-real estate mogul backed Romney in the 2012 campaign. But those ties didn't seem to bind.

Republicans expect Mitt Romney to announce Utah Senate bid soon

01/02/2018 (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Republicans in Utah expect Mitt Romney to announce for Senate after ... the 2016 campaign and since he entered the White House that the former real estate mogul and entertainer hasn't hesitated to return in kind.

Utah media: If Romney runs, he wins

01/03/2018 The unsurprising announcement by Senate President Pro Tem Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), 83, that he's retiring at the end of ... Ikea is leading the way, letting customers see how furniture will look in their homes before they buy. Sign up for any Axios newsletter ...

Couple scammed out of $91,000 in real estate hoax

12/30/2017 An elaborate scam may cost a Utah couple close to $100,000. A fraudster posing as a real estate agent sent Acell and Anne Brown an email asking for cash. Now, the couple may lose their entire life's savings. The Browns, anxious to move into their new home ...

3 important Northern Utah environment stories of 2017

01/01/2018 While it likely took several variables working together over time, the movement of mud and dirt down a ravine happened very quickly, especially by Utah standards. Three homes were evacuated and it’s still unclear if the residents will be able to move ...

Top stories of 2017 in Northern Utah

12/31/2017 More than 100 homes were evacuated but luckily ... begin to stiffen — had already begun by the time authorities were called to the house. Under Utah law, the death penalty can only be sought in conjunction with an aggravated murder charge.

Utah County couple sends $91,000 to fraudster who posed as real estate agent

12/30/2017 (KUTV) – A Utah County couple is hoping the FBI can help them recover $91,000 they lost when sending a wire transfer they thought was part of the purchase of a new home, but turned out to be a fraud. Acell and Anne Bown sent the transfer last week after ...

Republican tax bill could benefit Utah housing market

12/27/2017 According to Clark Jensen, CEO of Utah Mortgage Loan Corporation ... most Utahns will pay less in taxes and have more money to put into purchases, including homes. But with more money to spend, this can also result in home prices going up.

How the New Tax Laws Will Affect Utah Homebuyers

12/27/2017 Under the new laws, many Utah taxpayers will pay less taxes, freeing up money to buy homes and spurring even more demand. Luxury home buyers to be most impacted by the changes as deductions are capped at $750,000 instead of $1 million. SALT LAKE CITY ...

Utah’s favorite Christmas movie — we have a winner!

12/22/2017 SALT LAKE CITY — Picture this: The snow is coming down, blocks of homes are illuminated by strings of multicolored ... KSL.com asked for your help to find Utah’s favorite Christmas movie and, wow, did you all come through! Starring James Stewart ...

Utah County: Ground zero for the state’s burgeoning population growth

12/22/2017 And 5,941 homes were sold during the month, a 0.4 percent increase from August, 2016. “When the market is good, you see this type of growth,” says Steve Caldwell, executive officer of the Utah Valley Home Builders Association. “I’ve seen ups and downs.

Best of the DBJ 2017: Colorado vs. Utah in a battle for business

12/22/2017 “Utah used to be a great deal for homes, but like everywhere else where the population continues to grow, the real estate market is really hot, a sellers’ market,” Hale said. Salt Lake City in February released a five-year plan to create more ...

Utah firefighters return from battling Southern California fires

12/20/2017 Utah Task Force 2 was first assigned to the Lilac Fire in San ... raining embers and ash down on our equipment and the homes. Everything had this sort of surreal coating of white ash on it that was blowing around in those Santa Ana winds down there.

Donovan Mitchell Is the Lifeblood of the Utah Jazz Offense

12/21/2017 In the absence of a single rookie guard, the Utah Jazz cratered. This is a good team but a curious one, somehow still vying for playoff real estate in the West despite two separate injuries to Rudy Gobert. At times, Utah will jam up the works of some of ...

Transcript: Utah State Football Press Conference

12/20/2017 You can only go to each kid one time. I had to go to more homes early on because of the early signing period. We were able to get kids committed, and they jumped in and they were loyal to Utah State. It was a lot faster process as the fall went on.

GOP tax bill moves closer to approval as Utah, Maine senators commit to support it

12/18/2017 Mike Lee of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine that they would support ... that erupted when it was reported over the weekend that a provision benefitting real estate investors — including President Trump and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker — had been quietly ...

Do pollution masks really protect you from Utah's bad air?

12/19/2017 “That's a sad commentary that we have to have masks to breath the air in this community, it shouldn't be like that,” Dr. Brian Moench is President of Utah Physicians for a ... or upgrade the filter in your homes' furnace, “Even better solution ...

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

12/18/2017 Five homes were evacuated and it’s unclear if the families will ... THUMBS UP: To Mother’s Nest, a group created to support mothers suffering from maternal mood disorders. Utah has the highest birth rate in the nation, but it’s clear there’s ...

A. Scott Anderson: Utah’s citizen of the decade – Lane Beattie

12/13/2017 ... that help every member and give the Chamber an outsized voice in public policy decisions in Utah. Lane had a successful career as a real estate broker and developer before he entered public service. After winning a seat in the Utah Senate in 1988 ...

Utah crews deploy to southern California wildfires

12/07/2017 Some 110,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. Schools are closed in at least 15 districts ... News4Utah caught up with one of the agencies deploying to the fires, Unified Fire Authority. Utah firefighters are leaving their families to help ...

Cedar City Utah Temple dedicatory prayer

12/14/2017 Following is the text of the dedicatory prayer of the Cedar City Utah Temple offered by President Henry B ... May the peace, harmony, and kindness felt here permeate into families and homes. Please strengthen the youth, who are surrounded by temptations.

Firefighters keep garage fire from spreading to homes in Kearns

12/14/2017 KEARNS, Utah -Unified Fire Authority investigators are trying to determine the cause of a garage fire in Kearns late Wednesday night. Firefighters responded to the fire near 4100 west and 5500 south just after 10:30 p.m. The detached garage behind the home ...

UH hosts Utah Valley in non-conference tilt

12/16/2017 UH and Utah Valley will meet for the first-time ever ... CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll…UH is 6-1 at home this year and 9-2 in its last 11 homes games dating back to last season…six of UH’s eight games have been decided by double-figures ...

Charitable Roundup: AFCU, David Weekley Homes, MACU and WSCU

12/15/2017 “Utah Food Bank is such an amazing organization!” said Sarah Gass, marketing coordinator for David Weekley Homes in Salt Lake City. “It is so rewarding to be able to help support and provide food for this charity.” Locally, the Thanksgiving Drive ...