SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – With houses flying off the shelves in Utah, builders are struggling to keep up with a growing demand.

Austri Ekker, the marketing manager for Sage Homes, joined Good Morning Utah to talk about how a material shortage is impacting their business. At Sage homes, buyers are waiting 10-12 months for their dream home.

Ekker recommended buyers get pre-approved for their loan before beginning the building process and said buyers should expect to put down both an earnest fee, and a building deposit.

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