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Utah Construction

New Utah study shows Great Recession’s mean streak

Seven years since the Great Recession wiped out $25 billion in Utah homeowner equity, its economic cataclysm still echoes. A new study from the University of Utah shows no other recession since World War II has been as slow to…

tax

1031 Timing, reverse exchanges can go in either direction.

Under Internal Revenue Code Section 1031, real property held for productive use in a trade or business or for investment may be exchanged and capital gain taxes deferred through a delayed exchange, which requires the taxpayer to sell the relinquished…

Residence

Capital Gains Tax Exclusion on Primary Residence

Effective Date: May 7, 1997  Exclusion of gain on sale of principal residence An individual may exclude from income up to $250,000 of gain realized on the sale or exchange of a residence. The amount of excludable gain is increased…

Building Lots

A Lukewarm Summer for Lot Demand

The BUILDER / Metrostudy Demand Index provides local insight from Metrostudy Regional Directors in 35 markets across the country in the form of a 1-10 score (1 low, 10 high) every month. Between May and June, the average demand score…

Utah Greenbelt

What is Greenbelt, and do you qualify?

What is GREENBELT? The Utah Farmland Assessment Act (FAA) or Greenbelt Act allows qualifying agricultural property to be assessed and taxed based upon its productive capabilities instead of the prevailing market value. Land in close proximity to expanding urban areas,…

Utah Land

Utah Property Tax Appeal Process

Your annual “Notice of Property Valuation and Tax Changes” should arrive in July or August. The notice shows the market value set by the county assessor, the projected amount of tax due, and the dates of public hearings by entities…

Utah Real Estate

Eye on the Economy- Existing Home Sales Improving

Existing home sales increased 2.4% in July, tallying the fourth consecutive month of increase. While the pace of existing home sales remains 4.3% below the July 2013 rate, the steady improvement for resales is positive news for the new home…

City Creek

Nonresidential Construction Spending Rebounds in July

Nonresidential construction spending expanded strongly in July, growing 2.5 percent on a monthly basis and rising a robust 8.6 percent on a year-over-year basis according to a Sept. 2 release from the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending for the month totaled…

Park City

Park City construction industry positioned for a $100 million year

The Park Record posted the article below written by Jay Hamburger, THE PARK RECORD. – – – – – – – – – The Park City construction industry in July enjoyed its fourth consecutive month of topping $10 million, putting…