Don’t miss this incredibly unique time to purchase a new home! Get “Ty-ed in to Housing” this week with 8 reasons why economists and real-estate professionals believe that housing is on the rise. The Utah housing market is experiencing increased sales prices on existing homes as well as the number of applications for building permits. In comparison to 2011, more homes are being built and completed in 2012. Aside from sales prices and building permits, home builder confidence is up more now than it has been in the past 5 years which is a great indicator of overall housing industry strength.