Forbes Magazine is well known for it's lists. They have a list for everything from Billionaires to Best Cities for Singles! (topics for another blog:) Forbes has become the go-to-guy on anything and everything and we have come to rely on their lists for recommendations of all kinds.
Not surprisingly, to those of us who discovered it first, Forbes SLC! That's right folks. The big boys over at Forbes think little 'ol Salt Lake City is worth bragging about! Twice Salt Lake City has topped the Forbes list in the Best City For Jobs category. Yes, you heard me right, #1 two years in a row! And just down the road about 30 minutes or so, Provo has been named #2 in the Best Business and Careers lists. This is no doubt due to the large number of technology and IT jobs. Salt Lake made the top ten list for Recession-Proof Cities - which is especially comforting in light of recent events! And, Forbes Traveler has called downtown Salt Lake's Grand America Hotel "One of the world's very best hotels".
As if all this wasn't enough, Salt Lake City recently ranked #1 in the Complete List: Best Bargains For House Hunters. Now that is an exciting place to be in the current market! And, just when you think it can't get any better, our lovely little city has ranked #3 in Best Cities For Home Sellers!
These rankings are based on such things as healthy job growth (please see above -"Best City For Jobs")number of foreclosures, number of available houses on the market compared to number of potential buyers, and decline in construction. According to Forbes Salt Lake City is adding jobs at a rate faster than anywhere else, and local economic growth is attracting home buyers from all over the country. While the Salt Lake Market has been ranked #3 for home sellers, it is still a buyer's market and buyers can still negotiate price and dictate many terms of the sale. If you're considering a move to SLC I just happen to know a great realtor! (wait...does Forbes have a list for that yet?)