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NWAOR: More building needed to reduce housing shortage

Labor shortages, high financing costs, supply challenges and regulatory issues are holding back the home-building industry both in Utah and across the nation. In fact, Utah home-building permits fell 19.4% in 2022 — one of the highest drops in the country, according to a report from ...

Fischer: Putting out fires all in a day’s work for a Realtor

Welcome to Utah, where we have now officially entered “fire season.” As defined by state law, Utah’s fire season runs from June 1 to Oct. 31. During this time, people cannot openly burn fires in most areas, with the exception of campfires. Although I have little interest in campfires, ...

Layin’ It on the Line: Retirement living in Utah — A cost-effective option

Our beautiful Utah is a popular retirement destination for many reasons. It has a mild climate, beautiful scenery and a strong economy. But is it also a cost-effective place to retire? The answer is yes. Utah is one of the most affordable states in the country for retirees. The cost of living ...

Tech Matters: Artificial intelligence streamlines transcription tasks

Up until now, transcribing recorded material has ranged from being an onerous process to one that at least takes several steps. If you’ve recorded a lecture, are responsible for taking meeting minutes or need to capture any other voice-to-text material, you know this process can take some ...

Sunday Drive: 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 SUV — A powerful and luxurious ride

Whenever the words "Mercedes" and "AMG" come together in the automotive world, we know we're in for a week filled with comfort and performance. And once again, the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 SUV did not disappoint! From its impressive powertrain to its advanced features, this SUV proved to be a ...

Fischer: Proof that real estate isn’t an occupation for everyone

“If we were to ask for closing costs, how would I write that on the contract?” This question was from a buyer’s agent who was attempting to write up an offer on one of my listings. “Well, I replied, not only would that be a really good question for your broker, but it is also an ...

Tech Matters: Microsoft Build 2023 — It’s all about AI

Microsoft held its annual conference for developers last week where artificial intelligence took center stage. Overall, Microsoft is aiming for an AI-infused workspace, everywhere and all of the time. With the integration of ChatGPT and its conversation-like interface, the transition to using ...

Layin’ It on the Line: What expenses does long-term care insurance cover?

Long-term care insurance typically covers costs associated with personal and custodial care in a variety of settings. Here are some examples of what a policy might cover: 1. In-home care: This includes assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, eating, using the bathroom, ...