HOUSING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HOUSING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Rampell: Safe as houses? Think again. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57849520-82/americans-housing-homeownership-financial.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57849520-82/americans-housing-homeownership-financial.html.csp">Rampell: Safe as houses? Think again.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T09:07:02.258-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 09:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some people never learn: Polls show that Americans still view their homes as the best and safest place to invest their hard-earned cash. Gallup asked Americans this month to choose the best “long-term investment.” Real estate was the most common pick, ahead of mutual funds, bonds and other options. Similarly, Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey asked Americans to assess whether various kinds of assets amounted to a “safe investment with a lot of potential.” As has been the case since before the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57849520@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:07:02 MDT U.S. home building up in March after frigid winter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826503-79/percent-construction-march-builders.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57826503-79/percent-construction-march-builders.html.csp">U.S. home building up in March after frigid winter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL WISEMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T08:02:02.819-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 08:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction. Builders started work on 946,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, up 2.8 percent from 920,000 in February, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Construction of single-family homes rose 6 percent, more than offsetting a 3.1 percent drop in the construction of apartments, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578265032014-04-16T08:02:02.819-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T08:02:02.819-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57826503@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:02:02 MDT U.S. homebuilder confidence edges up in April http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57821871-79/confidence-april-builders-homebuilders.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57821871-79/confidence-april-builders-homebuilders.html.csp">U.S. homebuilder confidence edges up in April</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL WISEMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T09:02:24.561-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 09:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the housing market rose modestly in April but remained at low levels for the third straight month, constrained by tight credit for home buyers and a shortage of workers and available land. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index, which measures confidence in the single-family home market, edged up to 47 in April from 46 in March, the homebuilders group reported Tuesday. Readings below 50 mean builders view sales ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578218712014-04-15T09:02:24.561-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-15T09:02:24.561-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57821871@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:02:24 MDT University of Utah donor’s first gold-mine bet hit the jackpot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57792104-78/lassonde-million-university-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57792104-78/lassonde-million-university-com.html.csp">University of Utah donor’s first gold-mine bet hit the jackpot</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lindsay Whitehurst</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T12:44:13.899-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 12:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It all started with a two-by-three-inch box ad in the Reno Gazette that said, “Royalty for sale.” Pierre Lassonde and his partner would put up $2 million to buy that royalty for Gold Strike mine in Elko, spending everything they had hours before a competitor showed up with a check. “If I had not been there that morning, 9 o’clock, negotiated the deal, signed the deal, we would not have it,” Lassonde said Tuesday at the University of Utah. To date, that royalty has paid out more than $800 mill...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57792104@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:44:13 MDT Layton adopts moratorium on new apartments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57791948-90/apartments-construction-family-homes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57791948-90/apartments-construction-family-homes.html.csp">Layton adopts moratorium on new apartments</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T22:29:19.35-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Layton Mayor Bob Stevenson thinks his city has too many apartments. So the mayor, joined by the rest of the city council, voted last week to impose a moratorium on the construction of multi-unit housing until the municipality can review its master plan and how apartments fit in. The moratorium will not affect already issued building permits or current construction in Layton, the largest city in Davis County, with a population of about 71,000. There is no estimate on how long the moratorium wil...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57791948@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:29:19 MDT Feds to give more than $7M for Utah homeless programs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57792302-90/grants-homeless-homelessness-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57792302-90/grants-homeless-homelessness-housing.html.csp">Feds to give more than $7M for Utah homeless programs</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T22:29:00.653-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">More than 50 Utah programs that help provide services and housing to homeless residents will receive federal grant money to continue operations in the coming year. Utah providers will receive a total of $7.2 million, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). “This renewed funding is critical to meeting our goal of eradicating homelessness across our nation,” Rick Garcia, HUD Rocky Mountain regional administrator, said in a prepared statement. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57792302@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:29:00 MDT Letter: Merrill Cook always a fair, diligent candidate, public servant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771788-82/merrill-cook-camille-candidate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57771788-82/merrill-cook-camille-candidate.html.csp">Letter: Merrill Cook always a fair, diligent candidate, public servant</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:06.599-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paul Rolly’s piece earlier this week about Merrill Cook taking care of his sweet wife, Camille, was right on (“Combative candidate Cook now a tender caregiver,” Opinion, April 1). Over the years we have found Merrill to be a genuinely caring and honest candidate and, when he won, a good public servant. One Saturday morning while working in the Salt Lake City mayor’s race for his opponent, we ran into him and Camille campaigning in Rose Park. The two of them could not have been more gracious o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57771788@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:06 MDT Utah economic recovery stronger than other states http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57765227-226/economic-utah-cities-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57765227-226/economic-utah-cities-percent.html.csp">Utah economic recovery stronger than other states</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Dalrymple II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T12:40:13.911-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 12:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City had the 9th best economic performance during the recession and the recovery. Home prices dropped 19 percent over that same period. And the number of jobs increased 3.1 percent. Those numbers come from newly released data by the Brookings Institute that looks at the 100 largest U.S. metro areas. The data is plotted in several interactive maps and offers a comprehensive look at how American cities fared during dark economic days. For Utah, the picture that emerges is a fairly pos...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57765227@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:40:13 MDT U.S. construction spending up tiny 0.1 percent http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57758494-79/percent-construction-spending-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57758494-79/percent-construction-spending-housing.html.csp">U.S. construction spending up tiny 0.1 percent</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T09:09:16.37-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 09:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. construction spending posted a slight increase in February as a rebound in construction of hotels and other nonresidential buildings offset a decline in housing. But housing construction fell as activity was still being depressed by the harsh winter. Construction spending increased a scant 0.1 percent in February after a 0.2 percent drop in January, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. The increase left construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $945.7 billion, 8...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577584942014-04-01T09:09:16.37-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-01T09:09:16.37-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57758494@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:09:16 MDT What should Utah change by 2050? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57728053-78/utah-future-housing-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57728053-78/utah-future-housing-percent.html.csp">What should Utah change by 2050?</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T22:52:31.567-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 10:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By 2050, Utah will be home to 2.5 million more residents — who will need jobs, education, roads and transit and affordable housing. They’ll add to the demand for clean water, clean air and the state’s recreation areas. To develop strategies to manage and thrive in a more crowded future, eight task forces convened by Envision Utah are getting underway and will be reaching out to Utahns for ideas and feedback as part of the “Your Utah, Your Future” campaign. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced the pl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57728053@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:52:31 MDT Houses vs. apartments — they’re both on the rise in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57712695-78/lake-salt-utah-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57712695-78/lake-salt-utah-state.html.csp">Houses vs. apartments — they’re both on the rise in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T14:04:03.87-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 02:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Utah’s economy recovers, competing sectors of the housing industry are betting heavily on how to meet future home needs. Record numbers of urban apartments are being built across Salt Lake County, just as home construction gears up to feed demand for single-family suburban houses. Can both gambles succeed? Real-estate agents, bankers and some homebuilders are steadfastly optimistic about single-family home sales, with interest rates at historic lows and prices in Utah markets finally bouncin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57712695@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:04:03 MDT U.S. home prices dip in January for third straight month http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57727564-79/january-dip-index-month.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57727564-79/january-dip-index-month.html.csp">U.S. home prices dip in January for third straight month</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Economics Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T07:29:02.331-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 07:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home prices dipped in January for the third straight month as cold weather, a limited supply of homes and higher mortgage rates lowered sales. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index declined 0.1 percent from December to January, the same decline as the previous two months. The index is not adjusted for seasonal variations, so the dip partly reflects weaker sales in the winter. The index rose a healthy 13.2 percent in January compared with 12 months earlier....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577275642014-03-25T07:29:02.331-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T07:29:02.331-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57727564@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:29:02 MDT Study: Housing ‘out of reach’ for many Utahns http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57724626-200/housing-utah-minimum-rental.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57724626-200/housing-utah-minimum-rental.html.csp">Study: Housing ‘out of reach’ for many Utahns</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T20:07:39.877-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 08:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Decent rental housing is out of reach for Utahns with modest incomes, a national report finds. You’d need to make more than twice the federally mandated $7.25 a hour minimum age to afford Utah’s average two-bedroom rental at $794 a month — either that or face agonizing choices between paying for housing or food, medical care, clothing and education. Put another way, Utah’s minimum wage earners have to work 84 hours weekly to make the average fair-market rent without housing and utility costs ea...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57724626@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:07:39 MDT Layton residents ask for antidiscrimination law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57708106-90/county-eccleston-employment-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57708106-90/county-eccleston-employment-housing.html.csp">Layton residents ask for antidiscrimination law</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T22:53:13.007-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 10:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Layton • A trio of residents asked the City Council on Thursday to adopt an ordinance prohibiting discrimination in housing and employment based on sexual orientation. Laurie Eccleston, a member of PFLAG (Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays), said enacting a nondiscrimination measure is a matter of basic fairness that would protect all citizens. “There are no favored classes” under such an ordinance, Eccleston told the council during the citizen-comment period. She also stressed that the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57708106@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:53:13 MDT Stocks gain after reports on housing, Ukraine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57697426-79/percent-rose-ukraine-russia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57697426-79/percent-rose-ukraine-russia.html.csp">Stocks gain after reports on housing, Ukraine</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Rothwell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T13:04:46.804-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 01:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The stock market rose Tuesday after some encouraging news on housing and on hopes that the conflict between Russia and the West wouldn’t escalate further after Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said that it won’t take over other areas of Ukraine. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 14 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,873 as of 2:50 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 107 points, or 0.7 percent, to 16,354. The Nasdaq composite climbed 52 points, or 1.2 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576974262014-03-18T13:04:46.804-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-18T13:04:46.804-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57697426@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:04:46 MDT U.S. home construction fell in February but permit applications up http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57697484-79/construction-percent-february-homes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57697484-79/construction-percent-february-homes.html.csp">U.S. home construction fell in February but permit applications up</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Economics Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T10:56:25.748-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. home construction fell for a third month in February, but in a hopeful sign, applications for building permits rose to their highest level in four months. Builders started work on 907,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in February, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That was down a slight 0.2 percent from January, when construction had fallen 11.2 percent. The declines have been blamed in large part on severe winter weather in much of the country. Applications fo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576974842014-03-18T10:56:25.748-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-18T10:56:25.748-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57697484@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:56:25 MDT U.S. homebuilder confidence edges higher in March http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693210-79/sales-builders-homes-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57693210-79/sales-builders-homes-season.html.csp">U.S. homebuilder confidence edges higher in March</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALEX VEIGA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-17T14:10:22.005-06:00">Updated Mar 17, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">U.S. homebuilders’ confidence in the housing market edged higher this month, reflecting improved demand for new homes as the traditional spring home-selling season ramps up. But the outlook for sales of single-family homes over the next six months dimmed slightly as builders continue to grapple with a shortage of skilled workers, ready-to-build land and rising building materials costs. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday rose to 47. That’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576932102014-03-17T14:10:22.005-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-17T14:10:22.005-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57693210@www.sltrib.com Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:10:22 MDT 2 key senators agree on Fannie-Freddie overhaul http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57667673-68/fannie-freddie-government-housing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57667673-68/fannie-freddie-government-housing.html.csp">2 key senators agree on Fannie-Freddie overhaul</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARCY GORDON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Business Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T19:33:02.028-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 07:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A plan to phase out government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and instead use mainly private insurers to backstop home loans has advanced in Congress. The agreement by two key senators and a White House endorsement sent shares of Fannie and Freddie sinking Tuesday. Fannie stock fell $1.79, or more than 30 percent, to $4.03. Freddie dropped $1.48, or 26.8 percent, to $4.04. The plan by Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., chairman of the Banking Committee, and Sen. Mike C...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576676732014-03-11T19:33:02.028-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-11T19:33:02.028-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57667673@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:33:02 MDT SLC wants to sell ‘surplus’ space on streetcar line http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57569250-90/club-community-council-development.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57569250-90/club-community-council-development.html.csp">SLC wants to sell ‘surplus’ space on streetcar line</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T18:39:23.512-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 06:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For sale: Salt Lake City-owned open space perfect for high density development along the Sugar House Streetcar line. Mayor Ralph Becker has forwarded to the City Council his desire to dispose of 2.85 acres of “surplus” open space along Sugarmont Drive (2250 S.) just east of 900 East. The Planning Commission voted Wednesday to keep the land as open space. But the council will have the final say. The acreage, once the site of dilapidated tennis courts and now a community garden, also includes a p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57569250@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 18:39:23 MDT U.S. stocks are mostly higher in early trading http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57601378-79/percent-rose-cents-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57601378-79/percent-rose-cents-company.html.csp">U.S. stocks are mostly higher in early trading</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE ROTHWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T08:40:02.007-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 08:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • U.S. stocks were mostly higher in early trading Wednesday as investors assessed earnings reports from retailers and other companies. Home builders rose after sales of new homes jumped in January to fastest pace in more than five years. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged up four points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,849 as of 10:25 a.m. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 42 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,225. The Nasdaq composite rose 11 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,298. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576013782014-02-26T08:40:02.007-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-26T08:40:02.007-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57601378@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:40:02 MDT