Utah Real Estate Market in 2022: Forecasts + Trends

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Clever Real Estate

May 23rd, 2023
Updated May 23rd, 2023


Utah real estate trends

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Utah real estate trends (May 2022)

How is the real estate market in Utah?
🏠 Average home value: $506,072
📈 0.10% home value increase month over month
💰 Median sale price: $561,600
⏳ 36 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 7,586
📆 1.6 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 5.59000%
💵 Average income: #N/A
State of the market: A+
Utah’s real estate market remains hot. Home values and listing prices are on a steady incline, but properties continue to fly off of the market in less than a month. With the limited inventory keeping demand high, this trend may keep going for a while.
*Data last updated May 2022

Utah is a state full of geological wonders, from its rugged peaks to its canyons and mesas. The state hosts an impressive 17 National Parks, ranging from Zion's sandstone bluffs to Hovenweep's six prehistoric villages.

While notable Utah cities include Salt Lake City, Provo, and Moab, smaller communities such as River Heights, Kaysville, and Providence have earned a reputation for being especially family-friendly.

Nicknamed the Beehive State for its Mormon roots, Utah still has the highest Mormon population today.

If you're thinking of buying or selling in Utah, these Utah housing predictions and stats can help you make an informed decision.

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Selling a home in Utah

Utah real estate market forecast for sellers
⏰ Homes are selling 46 days slower than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $10,754 less than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.68%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.68%

How to sell a home in Utah

Cost to sell a home in Utah

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Buying a home in Utah

How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Salt Lake City: 1,250 sq ft
🏡 Provo: 1,402 sq ft
🏡 Ogden: 1,376 sq ft
🏠 St. George: 1,010 sq ft

Investing in Utah real estate

Best of Utah

💡 Did you know…

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Each month, we compare locations in Utah based on different criteria. This month, we're looking at levels of happiness and ranking the best counties in the state.

Happiest Counties in Utah
1. Daggett County
2. Beaver County
3. Utah County
4. Wasatch County
5. Davis County

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Worst of Utah

Each month, we compare locations in Utah based on a different criteria. This month we're looking at levels of happiness data. These are the counties that ranked the worst in the state.

Least Happy Counties in Utah
1. San Juan County
2. Duchesne County
3. Carbon County
4. Uintah County
5. Piute County

Utah resources

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Frequently asked questions about Utah real estate

Yes, Utah is a good state to invest in real estate, especially in a big city like Salt Lake City, where people are always looking for housing. Still, investing requires a lot of preparation, especially your long-term financial plan. Read our guide to investing in real estate to find out more.

It might not be a good time for most people to buy a house in Utah. Listing prices are higher than normal, and there aren’t a lot of properties to choose from. However, mortgage rates are very low right now, meaning that you can still save money over time with a locked-in low rate. For the best results, you’ll need to work with one of the top real estate agents in Utah to find a good deal.


Clever's analysis of state market trends is based on local data from Zillow, realtor.com, Redfin, Bankrate, the U.S. Census, and Clever surveys. Our team of over 20 real estate analysts from across the country research local markets and data to compile our "Best" and "Worst" rankings.

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