Housing market an 'anomaly' in Carbon County


Supply and demand of homes in Carbon County is presenting a real problem in the Carbon County housing market, according to an Aug. 22 presentation aimed to discuss housing issues in Saratoga.

According to census data, rent for an apartment in Carbon County rose 218 percent within 10 years. Rent for a house rose 243 percent in the same amount of time.

Mark Ames, a project manager for the Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office, and an extensive background in real estate, those percentages are unusual.

An apartment, should have gone up 100 percent in 12 years, but it went up 218 perc...

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