Utah ranked No. 16 in foreclosure rate

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  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    July 11, 2013 12:36 p.m.

    So STATE government in Utah has kept the foreclosure rate lower? How does that work? BTW, POTUS doesn't "run" any state directly, so Dad's sarcastic suggestion about Obama doesn't really apply.

  • PGVikingDad Pleasant Grove, UT
    July 11, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    @Mark B
    The only thing these numbers tell us is that Utah is a superbly run state, which has nothing to do with Obama. Check the stats from the states run by Democrats, then get back to me about how great Obama is.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2013 11:03 a.m.

    "Utah didn't experience the housing bubble like the rest of the country,"

    I thought it did since areas of rapid growth like Arizona and Nevada were hit hard and Utah's the fastest growing state based on population. I don't think it was as bad in Utah as it was in states like the two I mention, but I think there was still some damage there.

  • raybies Layton, UT
    July 11, 2013 8:35 a.m.

    This is to be expected. Utah didn't experience the housing bubble like the rest of the country, especially as deeply... Utah tends to trend about five years behind the rest of the country when it comes to economic trends, which is why during the huge peaks in jobloss Utah was hiring. I suspect that while there will be financial adjustments, the rate of foreclosures will not come close to what they were in other states that were hit so much harder five years ago...

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    July 11, 2013 12:07 a.m.

    So, the foreclosure rate, at least in Utah, has improved during the Obama administration, correct? Does that say anything about the economic doom forecast on these posts each day? Maybe there's a time limit on those predictions - probably the threat ends the day a Republican takes the oath of office as president.