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Utah real estate trends (May 2022)
How is the real estate market in Utah?
🏠 Average home value: $562,693
📈 -0.63% home value decrease month over month
💰 Median sale price: $611,600
⏳ 36 days on the market
🔑 Homes on the market: 11,172
📆 2.1 months of housing inventory
🏦 30-year mortgage rate: 5.59000%
💵 Average income: 74197
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 22 days slower than the annual average
💰 Homes are selling for $28,004 less than the annual average
💸 Average listing commission: 2.68%
💸 Average buyer's commission: 2.68%
How to sell a home in Utah
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Cost to sell a home in Utah
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- The Ultimate Guide to Utah Real Estate Taxes
Buying a home in Utah
How much home you can buy with $300,000 in...
🏠 Salt Lake City: 1,210 sq ft
🏡 Provo: 1,415 sq ft
🏡 Ogden: 1,376 sq ft
🏠 St. George: 1,003 sq ft
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Investing in Utah real estate
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Best of Utah
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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 Department of Commerce - Division of Real Estate
- Utah's real estate license verification
- Utah's real estate agent code of conduct
- Utah's disclosure forms
- Transfer taxes in Utah
- Home buying assistance programs in Utah
Frequently asked questions about Utah real estate
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.
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.