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SUHBA Podcast

August 2023 – Your Washington County Utah Housing Advocate – Introducing SUHBA: This pilot episode is hosted by Stacy Young with special guest Mari Krashowetz, Executive Officer of Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA). They discuss the mission and goals of SUHBA. Welcome to The Housing Advocate!

September 2023 – Washington County’s 20-Year Water PlanOn this month’s episode of The Housing Advocate, Stacy sits down with Zach Renstrom the general manager of the Washington County Water Conservancy District. Tune in to learn about the history of the Colorado River Basin and how water has been divided throughout the Western United States. Zach goes in-depth on Washington County’s plan to have a safe, reliable source of drinking water for the next 20 years.

October 2023 – Updating Land Use Plans in Ivins City with Mayor Hart – Mayor Chris Hart from Ivins, UT joins Stacy on today’s episode to discuss his history with homebuilder’s associations in Utah and Idaho. The conversation shifts to Ivins’ general land use plan and how Mayor Hart utilized his residents when updating the strategy. Mayor Hart and Stacy also touch on some trends in the housing industry that might be impactful in the future.

November 2023 – Understanding Trust Land in Utah – In this episode of The Housing Advocate, Kyle Pasley, managing director of real estate at SITLA, joins host Stacy Young to discuss trust lands in Utah. Kyle talks about the history of trust lands in the United States and dispels some common myths surrounding these assets. Stacy and Kyle also discuss how Washington County has used trust land and how SITLA has helped facilitate this use over the past several decades.

Learn more about SITLA here!

December 2023 – The State of Real Estate in Utah – Emily Merkley, the CEO of the Washington County Board of Realtors, is our guest on today’s episode of The Housing Advocate! Emily details her background in the housing industry and how she got into real estate in Utah. The discussion also explores different housing market trends, such as affordable housing, new construction and accessory dwelling units. Tune in for tons of insights into the housing market as well as a look into the relationship between SUHBA and the Washington County Board of Realtors.

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