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This is a conversational podcast about everything and anything to do with the housing industry. From home building and interior design to the legislation and economics behind the housing industry, Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA) and its association members are the experts in it all.

SUHBA is a nonprofit legal entity for public and social benefit — NOT an entity that operates as a business aiming to generate a profit for its owners. SUHBA is #29 in the nation and the largest Home Builders Association in the state of Utah making it a thought leader in the housing industry.

The Housing Advocate SUHBA

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This is a conversational podcast about everything and anything to do with the housing industry. From home building and interior design to the legislation and economics behind the housing industry, Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA) and its association members are the experts in it all.

SUHBA is a nonprofit legal entity for public and social benefit — NOT an entity that operates as a business aiming to generate a profit for its owners. SUHBA is #29 in the nation and the largest Home Builders Association in the state of Utah making it a thought leader in the housing industry.

    "Ignite Your Imagination" at the 2024 St. George Area Parade of Homes

    "Ignite Your Imagination" at the 2024 St. George Area Parade of Homes

    Today’s episode of The Housing Advocate is all about the Parade of Homes happening in Washington County later this month. Skyler Stephens and Erik Sorenson join Stacy Young to talk about the parade, what they’re looking forward to seeing at this event and the Parade of Homes's economic impact on our community. They also talk about the showcase aspect of a Parade home and how these same contractors build less expensive attainable housing. The Parade of Homes is a show that includes the best of the best in home design, construction, and technologies.

    St. George Area Parade of Homes

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    The Housing Advocate is brought to you by the Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA). It is hosted by Stacy Young and produced by EKR.

    • 24 min
    Exploring the Homebuilding Process with Skyler Stephens

    Exploring the Homebuilding Process with Skyler Stephens

    In this episode of the Housing Advocate Podcast, Skyler Stephens, Construction Manager at SunRiver Construction and President of SUHBA, joins host Stacy Young to discuss the complexities of the home construction process. He emphasizes the importance of water conservation in their projects and shares the impact of community infrastructure developments. Skyler and Stacy also explore the impact of these challenges on housing affordability and the demand for efficient homes. The conversation highlights SunRiver's commitment to sustainable development and the positive community impact of upcoming projects in Southern Utah.

    SunRiver Construction

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    The Housing Advocate is brought to you by the Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA). It is hosted by Stacy Young and produced by EKR.

    • 43 min
    The State of Real Estate in Utah

    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.

    Washington County Board of Realtors

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    The Housing Advocate is brought to you by the Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA). It is hosted by Stacy Young and produced by EKR.

    • 48 min
    Understanding Trust Land in Utah

    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!

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    The Housing Advocate is brought to you by the Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA). It is hosted by Stacy Young and produced by EKR.

    • 46 min
    Updating Land Use Plans in Ivins City with Mayor Chris Hart

    Updating Land Use Plans in Ivins City with Mayor Chris 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.

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    The Housing Advocate is brought to you by the Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA). It is hosted by Stacy Young and produced by EKR.

    • 59 min
    Washington County's 20-Year Water Plan

    Washington County's 20-Year Water Plan

    On today'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.

    Washington County Water Conservancy District

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    The Housing Advocate is brought to you by the Southern Utah Home Builders Association (SUHBA). It is hosted by Stacy Young and produced by EKR.

    • 41 min

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