A recent article in the Builder Magazine predicts a bright 2012 for the Salt Lake City Housing Market. They teamed up with Hanley Wood Market Intelligence to produce their list of healthiest housing markets in the United States. The list was compiled using various criteria including the local employment market, population growth, and income growth. The resulting list saw Salt Lake coming in at the 3rd healthiest housing market in the country, with a projected 4.7 percent price increase in 2012.
This data backs up what we have recently been seeing in the housing market, with this years home prices stabilizing, the rental market tightening and the number of home sales greatly increasing. We are certainly busier than we have been for a while, only time will tell if this translates into home price appreciation in 2012.