Did you see all of the recent articles about home buyers moving to suburbs like Tooele Utah?
Well, they may not have mentioned Tooele County by name, but the entire area sure does fit what is being talked about.
Last week I re posted an article by Keeping Current Matters to my Face Book page and had so many positive comments that I realized I had better make sure that everyone that follows my blogs had the chance to read it. So, here goes; with just a few inserts by me.
The article is headlined as being surprising information, but not out here. Those of us that live and work and play out here have known about the benefits of living in the BURBS for a long time.
Give the article a good read from a overall real estate perspective, and then if you think you would like to go over the benefits that are unique to Tooele, give us a call.
You might even want to take a look at the entire inventory of homes for sale in Tooele County . It will probably give you a nice surprise about what is available in your price range.
Here’s what KCM has to say!
A Surprising Shift to the ‘Burbs May Be on the Rise
While many people across the U.S. have traditionally enjoyed the perks of an urban lifestyle, some who live in more populated city limits today are beginning to rethink their current neighborhoods. Being in close proximity to everything from the grocery store to local entertainment is definitely a perk, especially if you can also walk to some of these hot spots and have a short commute to work. The trade-off, however, is that highly populated cities can lack access to open space, a yard, and other desirable features. These are the kinds of things you may miss when spending a lot of time at home. When it comes to social distancing, as we’ve experienced recently, the newest trend seems to be around re-evaluating a once-desired city lifestyle and trading it for suburban or rural living.
George Ratiu, Senior Economist at realtor.com notes:
“With the re-opening of the economy scheduled to be cautious, the impact on consumer preferences will likely shift buying behavior…consumers are already looking for larger homes, bigger yards, access to the outdoors and more separation from neighbors. As we move into the recovery stage, these preferences will play an important role in the type of homes consumers will want to buy. They will also play a role in the coming discussions on zoning and urban planning. While higher density has been a hallmark of urban development over the past decade, the pandemic may lead to a re-thinking of space allocation.”
The Harris Poll recently surveyed 2,000 Americans, and 39% of the respondents who live in urban areas indicated the COVID-19 crisis has caused them to consider moving to a less populated area.Today, moving outside the city limits is also more feasible than ever, especially as Americans have quickly become more accustomed to – and more accepting of – remote work. According to the Pew Research Center, access to the Internet has increased significantly in rural and suburban areas, making working from home more accessible. The number of people working from home has also spiked considerably, even before the pandemic came into play this year.
If you have a home in the suburbs or a rural area, you may see an increasing number of buyers looking for a property like yours. If you’re thinking of buying and don’t mind a commute to work for the well-being of your family, you may want to consider looking at homes for sale outside the city. Let’s connect today to discuss the options available in our area.
I’ll give you some hints about what we should be talking about:
- Why is Tooele County still eligible for the 100% USDA rural loan, and how long will that last?.
- Why are new homes as much as $20.00 per sq.ft.less expensive than in homes around SLC.?
- Why is property with animal rights less costly out here in Grantsville UT or Lake Point UT than Sandy or Herriman or South Jordan UT?
- Is it only a 30 minute drive from Stansbury Park to the State Capital?
So, buzz me up. Berna Sloan 435-840-5029.
Let’s chat about this. See if you should be thinking more about whether it’s lifestyle or $$$ that has the most appeal.
Let’s discuss why home buyers are moving to suburbs like Tooele Utah.