Urban Utah Stories, by Babs De Lay, Broker

Urban Utah Stories, by Babs De Lay, Broker

 

#1 Place to Grow OLD!

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To practice your Utah accent, repeat after me: “Lard, Darris, wat a gar jus arng farmal ur wear un!” (Lord, Doris, what a gorgeous orange formal you’re wearing!). Good job!  Sister Dottie S. Dixon would be proud. Guess what?  Utahr is sa speshul that we’re now the bestest playce ta git old!         Call your folks, grab your grandmother’s dentures and your grandaddy’s reeking old Skechers and have them make Utah the last eternal place to live because Caring.com just voted us the best state in which to grow old. This data collector found that the elderly in our state…

The Apocalypse?

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The President of North Korea keeps threatening to blow up the U.S. with nuclear bombs.  Are you scared we might all be glowing with radiation in the near future?  Are you ready for the apocalypse?         When I was a kid the same nuclear threat occurred in 1962 during what was known as the ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’.  Our country feared we were all going to be vaporized in mushroom clouds from our neighbors to the south of Florida.  School children like myself were drilled to protect ourselves (don’t laugh, this is real) by hiding under our desks when the school…

Home/Condo Price Update!

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Wasatch Front home prices in this year’s second quarter climbed to their highest point ever. The median Wasatch Front home price reached $300,000, up from $275,000 a year ago. In Salt Lake County, the median single-family home price was $327,000, a 10 percent increase from last year. The top five most expensive housing areas by ZIP code in the second quarter were: 1. Emigration Canyon (84108) $561,000, up 19.4% 2. The Avenues (84103) $502,000, up 2.7% 3. Eden (84310) $501,000, up 24.5% 4. Alpine (84004) $497,000, up 5.9% 5. Draper (84020) $482,250, up 8.0%                 Competition is fierce for homes…

Utah's Bad Drivers

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I wonder if Donald Trump drives anything but a golf cart. I’ve never seen a photo of him behind the wheel of an automobile, but then I don’t remember seeing any presidents in my life time driving and waving at a camera. The first U.S. president to ride in a car was William McKinley, who hopped aboard a steam powered auto called a ‘Stanley Steamer’ in 1899.  Automobiles were first made by hand and not on assembly lines and so they cost a ton of money to buy one. It’s reported in the annals of Utah state history that in…