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84,000 homes in Salt Lake County could crumble in an earthquake

04/19/2018 (KUTV)-- Many homes across the Salt Lake Valley aren’t built to withstand a major Earthquake. On Thursday, thousands of people across the state practiced safety drills for the Great Utah ShakeOut. Experts with the Utah Division of Emergency Management ...

Prepare for the 'big one' at Thursday's Great Utah ShakeOut

04/18/2018 RELATED: Next big Wasatch Fault earthquake could damage homes, schools RELATED: Out Standing in a Field podcast: What Utah's past earthquakes mean for the future The purpose of the ShakeOut is to prepare Utah residents so they know what to do before ...

Free-range parenting law eyed around US after Utah gets buzz

04/10/2018 In her Lehi neighborhood, kids often roam the block "snack-hopping" at different homes. Recent Utah transplant Krista Whipple said she's liked the concept of free-range parenting for years, but it was tough to practice it in her old Los Angeles ...

Baby owls relocated from Idaho haystacks to Utah nests

04/14/2018 NORTHERN UTAH — A lover of wildlife from Wyoming is on a humanitarian ... where he placed six more babies in their new homes. After they were rescued from the haystacks in Idaho, the babies were sent to the Teton Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Jackson ...

Here is the best place to live in Utah, according to a new report

04/14/2018 South Temple on the south and the University of Utah on the east. “The Greater Avenues offers a limited glimpse of the charm and convenience the lower avenues possesses at the unexplainable price of larger homes, a less neighborly feel, and still somehow ...

Three homes, one church evacuated due to gas leak in Bountiful

04/15/2018 Dominion Energy is working with homeowners to get them back into their residences. Previous story continues below: BOUNTIFUL, Utah — Three homes and a church in Bountiful have been evacuated due to a gas leak Sunday after crews working on a water main ...

Trump administration loosens Utah prairie dog protections

04/14/2018 SALT LAKE CITY — Federal wildlife managers under the Trump administration are loosening contentious endangered-species protections for Utah prairie dogs ... or kill prairie dogs if they're in the way of homes and businesses. The 10-year plan will ...

City issues vacate orders for Riverdale homes near landslide

04/06/2018 RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) — Riverdale city officials have sent a notice-to-vacate order to residents and mortgage lenders of three homes threatened by a landslide. The Standard-Examiner reports Riverdale City sent certified letters to the mortgage lenders and ...

Over 35,000 pounds of pork donated to Utah Food Bank

04/10/2018 SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- The Utah Food Bank now has more than 35,000 pounds of meat on hand. The donation, courtesy of Smith’s and Smithfield Foods, is part of Smithfield's Helping Hungry Homes® initiative. As the world’s largest hog producer and ...

Utah Net Metering Changes: Why Solar Companies will Still Thrive

04/12/2018 The State Public Service Commission has only slightly reduced the rate at which Rocky Mountain Power credits Utah homeowners with solar arrays for the excess energy sent back to the grid from their homes. Yes, net metering is now gone, but the savings of ...

Williams: Making Room for Tiny Homes in Utah

04/10/2018 Utah needs to consider changing its zoning regulations and housing codes, especially in the city, to accommodate housing options that take up less space. Salt Lake City is growing exponentially, and it makes sense that housing regulations need to keep up ...

Volunteers needed to save kittens to meet Utah shelters' no kill goal

04/08/2018 Volunteers can sign up online at https://utah.bestfriends.org/our-programs/kitten-nursery. Along with volunteers, the organization says it needs 100 active foster homes to make the nursery’s mission a success. Those interested in fostering kittens can ...

Utah could use a little beautification

04/06/2018 We shape our homes, communities and cities ... but to pursue beauty because it promoted civic virtues. I’m persuaded that Utah could benefit from a beautification movement. Utah is urbanizing at a rapid pace. Last year, 14 of the state’s 15 fastest ...

When SWAT teams are used, why, and how much it costs

04/07/2018 Utah County Metro SWAT's Knutzen told KSL.com their decision ... Since December, Layton police have evacuated homes due to a large bomb threat, sent a full SWAT response to a home on a report of a murder, and received a report of another mass killing ...

Utah's suit over mine spill transferred to New Mexico court

04/04/2018 New Mexico and Utah. The other lawsuits were filed by the state of New Mexico, the Navajo Nation and seven residents of Aztec, New Mexico. Houston has approved new building regulations that will dictate how high new homes and other structures must be ...

Utah residents claim rebates using home energy plans

04/03/2018 Each year, approximately 2,400 Utahns get a ThermWise Home Energy Plan from Dominion Energy Utah. If you’re not one of them ... ways to save cash by making changes specific to their homes. By participating in a home energy plan, they receive a detailed ...

Colliers International Acquires Dominant Market Leader in Utah

04/03/2018 Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. (CIGI) (CIGI) today announced it has acquired the operations of Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors, which will be rebranded as Colliers International | Utah (“Colliers ...

Utah Modifies Provisions Under Residential Mortgage Practices and Licensing Act

04/02/2018 The Bill also includes an update to the investigation requirements of the Residential Mortgage Practices and Licensing Act, which states that a failure to respond to a request by the Utah Division of Real Estate in an investigation within 10 days after the ...

5 famous Utah attractions lost to history

04/02/2018 The smooth natural waterslide in the hills of Utah County was an annual favorite for many. However, the slide and swimming hole has always been on private property, and as of December 2014, real estate development plans were put forth to permanently close ...

Orem residents fighting $100M housing development

03/28/2018 OREM, Utah (News4Utah) Orem homeowners are trying to stop a $100 ... After hearing from homeowners, PEG Development compromised, lowering the building closest to homes to three stories and worked with the city to put a street signal near the junior high ...

AI and smart homes: We may not notice the future

03/28/2018 “We are at a crazy tipping point,” said Jeremy Warren, chief technology officer at Vivint Inc., a private smart home security provider, based in Provo, Utah, with more than ... and development for Xfinity Homes and Data Services.

Appraisal News; Utah Sinkholes; FHFA Addresses AMC's Value and Quality

03/28/2018 Most of those homes have yet to be rebuilt ... For all properties in the city of Moab, Utah, an engineer and soil report is required to confirm that the property is not located on or near a sinkhole per Pacific Union Financial. Any property identified ...

Tribune editorial: Keep Utah a homeowning state

03/25/2018 Together, these trends threaten to undermine Utah’s high rate of homeownership. That has consequences in a world where pensions and other retirement income have become scarce. For many retirees, the equity in their homes is their single biggest asset as ...

10 Brigham City homes flooded as Box Elder Creek overflows

03/23/2018 Photo courtesy: Box Elder News Journal BRIGHAM CITY, Utah, March 23, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — At least 10 homes in Brigham City have been flooded after Box Elder Creek overflowed due to runoff and heavy rains. Officials said thousands of sandbags were ...

1024 N Utah St Apt 616, Arlington

03/22/2018 1024 N Utah St Apt 616, Arlington, VA 22201 is a condo/townhome/row home/co-op for sale located in the Ballston - Virginia Square neighborhood. Browse realtor.com® for nearby schools and neighborhood information. Find homes similar to 1024 N Utah St Apt ...

4 women synonymous with Utah business

03/19/2018 Though now retired, Rhoda Ramsey’s 36 years of expertise in the field of real estate earned her an induction to the Utah Business Hall of Fame in 2003. She was the first woman to receive the Board of Realtors Salesman of the Year award in 1968 as well as ...

Utah arena adds 'sensory room' for kids with autism

03/18/2018 The group has built 54 sensory rooms in schools and homes worldwide, including several in Utah, she said. It is equipped with weights, medicine ball, small trampolines and computer tablets. There also are enclosed cubicles where they can play with soft ...

Fiber Cement Building Products Manufacturer Allura Selects UFP Magna, LLC as New Distributor in Utah to Meet Increased Demand

03/16/2018 HOUSTON, March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to an increase in demand, Allura fiber cement products now are offered in Utah by UFP Magna ... cement building products in the construction of new homes and remodeling of existing homes.

Utah House race in eastern Weber County draws 3 more hopefuls

03/17/2018 “I believe Utahns should be able to decide how we use Utah land,” said Kyle, 32. He’s seeking the GOP nomination at the Weber County Republican Party convention on April 14. Ehlers-Rhorer, a real estate broker and owner of Lady Bug Realty in ...

Olympic Dreams: Utah is ready, willing and waiting to welcome the world again

03/16/2018 “I would encourage them to keep an open mind. I was a little skeptical of the crowds and impacts when the Olympics came to Utah in 2002. Some of my Park City neighbors left town and rented their homes. My wife and I decided to stay and attend events

How to find new home builds happening in Utah

03/16/2018 The community based search service finds new homes in Utah. Those looking for homes can register online for access to searching for a new home build in Utah. There are hundreds of communities, model homes, builders all going on in Utah and all in one place ...

Utah Seniors Form Co-op to Keep Housing Affordable

03/15/2018 Utah, has long played an important role as an affordable housing option for many seniors on fixed incomes. Things started to change in 2013, when our community was purchased by a construction corporation called Ivory Homes. Ivory rapidly began to enact ...

Homelessness Solutions Will Only Help Downtown Commercial Real Estate, Say Experts

03/13/2018 Salt Lake City—The proposed de-centralized homeless shelters won’t just benefit the homeless—they’ll economically benefit the downtown area, said multiple commercial real estate industry veterans. Last week, Utah Business held its annual Commercial ...

Enlight Homebuyers expands business to Utah, Indiana and New Mexico

03/14/2018 Today, those real estate options are available in Utah, New Mexico and Indiana for people are wondering "how do I sell my house fast?" or "how do I sell my home for cash?" Enlight Homebuyers concept of relieving people of the several months of average ...

Modern homes are burning faster, and this is why

03/12/2018 SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) - Nowadays, fewer homes catch fire than in the past. However, when they do, they burn hotter, faster and more dangerously than ever before. Modern structure fires burn eight times faster than fires in the past few decades.

Where Homes Are Flying Off the Market—and Where They're Lingering Longest

03/12/2018 That means to find an area with a better stock of homes on the market buyers have to commute 30 to 40 miles to the north, south, or east. People are flocking to Utah, particularly Salt Lake City, like luna moths to flame. That’s probably because the ...

Most municipal workers resign in Utah polygamous sect town

03/08/2018 Six of seven municipal workers for the town of Hildale, Utah, quit after Mayor Donia Jessop was elected ... dumping heavy snow and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses from Pennsylvania to New England The second major storm ...

Dinosaurs, scandal, and more: The quirkiest 2018 Utah Legislature happenings

03/09/2018 Chemical cremation now legal HB0121 passed, a bill that would make alkaline hydrolysis, otherwise known as chemical cremation, legal in the state of Utah for licensed funeral homes. Many funeral homes are already prepared for the process which involves ...

Utah will see significant changes in its population and economy over the next 50 years

03/07/2018 Baby Boomers are moving in with their children, children are moving back to live with their parents and single un-related adults are cohabitating to combat Utah’s low wages, the rising costs of housing and the shortage of available existing homes for sale.

Most municipal workers quit in Utah polygamous sect town

03/08/2018 Six of the seven Hildale, Utah, town workers quit after Mayor Donia Jessop was ... Government-ordered evictions of sect families from about 150 homes forced many to seek refuge in trailers around town or in different cities. The town government and police ...