Provo • Owning a home in Utah County is a good investment.
The Daily Herald reports the Provo-Orem metro area — which includes much of Utah County — came in second on Forbes’ 2018 list of the best places to invest in housing.
Only Orlando, Florida, came in ahead of Provo-Orem. The only other Utah area to make the list was Ogden-Clearfield.
The study analyzed markets on five measures: one-year job growth, three-year population growth, one-year home price growth, affordability and Local Market Monitor’s own three-year home price forecast.
The article says the average home price in the area is $266,169. Forbes says the area has a one-year home price growth of 10 percent and the forecast for the next three years is a housing price growth of 31 percent.