A striking 80% of Utahns are concerned about the raging housing market and its skyrocketing prices.

That’s according to a new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll, which found 47% of Utahns say they’re “very concerned” about Utah’s current housing market, while 33% said they are “somewhat concerned.”

Only 11% said they’re “not very concerned,” while 6% said they’re “not at all concerned.” About 4% said they’re not sure.

The poll comes after Utah’s most populous county, Salt Lake County, saw a record-shattering sales year in 2020, and as Wasatch Front home prices are skyrocketing by double-digit percentages. In a year when the housing market is red hot just about everywhere in the U.S., accelerated by the pandemic and its effects, the Salt Lake metro area is a contender for having the No. 1 housing market in the…

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