Utah Real Estate Market: Forecasts + Trends

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By Clever Real Estate Updated May 23, 2023

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Utah real estate trends

Real estate trends in Utah | Sellers | Buyers | Investors | The best and worst of Utah | Utah resources

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 17 days slower than the annual average 💰 Homes are selling for $11,887 less than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.30% 💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.60%
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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: 1,176 sq ft 🏡 Provo: 1,395 sq ft
🏡 Ogden: 1,322 sq ft 🏠 St. George: 1,003 sq ft
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Investing in Utah real estate

Best of Utah

💡 Did you know…

Salt Lake City, Utah was ranked among the top ten best music cities in the U.S. in 2022?'

According to the Clever Data Center, Salt Lake City was ranked number one for a variety of music genres in a Google Trends analysis. The city also has 50% more career musicians per capita compared to the average U.S. metro area.

» Taking notes? 🎵 Learn more about the rankings here: The Best Music Cities in the U.S.

The Clever Data Center ranked Salt Lake City as one of the top 10 best brunch cities in the country?

Although it's a little difficult to find brunch cocktails in this city, there are plenty of charming cafes serving up all your favorite mid-morning classics. The average brunch in Salt Lake City only costs $13.30 (compared to the national average of $14.71), so you'll also get to keep more money in your pocket.

» Hungry for more info? 🍳 Read our full study here: The Best Brunch Cities in America

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
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Utah resources

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Frequently asked questions about Utah real estate

Is it a buyer's or seller's market in Utah?

Currently, it is a seller’s market in Utah. Demand for homes is very high, and inventory is limited — both of which are causing prices to increase. Although the market seems secure for now, each city and town is different, so it’s still best to consult with a local real estate agent to better understand your market.

Is Utah a good state to invest in 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.

Is it a good time to buy a house in Utah?

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.

Methodology

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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