January 2023 Market Update with Mitch Godfrey

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In this episode we take a short break from talking about attainable housing to check on what the Washington County market is doing with Mitch Godfrey. He is a fellow buyer agent on The Porter Team at ERA Brokers Consolidated. Mitch has been working in real estate for five years and investing for eight years. 

In this episode we discuss current market data from a couple of different sources. The root of all of the information is the Washington County Multiple Listing Service. Additionally, we use an update from Macrae Heppler’s at Eagle Gate Title, and our favorite resource is the ERA Brokers Consolidated Research page. That page updates with a lot of useful data most months, with breaks for December when things are slower and a bigger mid-year report in the summer. 

Selfie of Mitch and The Porter Team

Jake Peart and a Market Focus on Attainable Housing

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-duzcs-133af38

In this episode, I interview Jake Peart. Peart has served in the past on the planning commission for the city of Toquerville city, and talk about attainable housing, vacation rentals, economic development, market forces, and his time serving on the planning commission.

I mention a report I had read about the impact of apartments on density, and if you are interested in the details of that report, check it out here: 

Impact of High Density on Surrounding Homes in Salt Lake City

Affordable Housing Lender Perspectives with Emily Magill

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-tqvjc-1322d06

With over twenty years in the lending business, Emily Magill gets really excited when it comes to attainable housing. In this episode we talk about her experience, what the market is doing right now, and how it compares with the last comparable market cycle. 
Emily Magill

What does Habitat for Humanity do?

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Krista Longhurst is the director for Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah. In this interview she tells us about the work of Habitat and what they do. They are a non-profit organization building one home a year in the Washington County Utah area. 

Check out what is going on with them at their website: https://habitatswu.org

Josh Aikens and the Housing Action Coalition

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jexzv-12fb642

This week I’m talking with Josh Aikens of Zonos. Zonos specializes in cross-border trade, which isn’t necessarily tied up in affordable housing, but Josh volunteers for the local Housing Action Coalition, helping lead the Public Awareness group. The public awareness group has an exciting event coming up next week, November 3. Check out the event and RSVP if you want to hear lots of local stakeholders talking about the crucial issue of affordable housing in Washington County, Utah. 

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