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VIDEO: Before and After of an Epic Ogden Renovation Project

November 23, 2018 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

Renovating homes is hard work.  While everyone appreciates a perfect kitchen or bathroom, not many realize what it takes to get a dumpy home looking good again.  So, I thought I would look back at this year’s epic renovation performed in the Spring of 2018 by loyal and hard working clients. Kudos to all the hard working real estate investors out there who care about their craft and do the job right.    

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VIDEO:  MY OLD HOUSE – Ep. 1 – 1908 Craftsman Home Basement Remodel Overview

October 21, 2017 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

We have been working towards finishing the basement in our historic 1908 craftsman home.  The process has been and continues to be tedious.  We recently obtained our city permit after getting a structural engineer to sign off on the project.  We are excited to finally move forward.  So, with out further ado let me introduce our project with MY OLD HOUSE  – Episode 1.  Look forward to other episodes in the future as we move along with the work.  

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INFERNO: Ogden Home Explodes, Man Jumps From Flames

March 16, 2017 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

Ogden has seen an uncanny number of house fires lately.  None of them are related but it does speak somewhat to the need to attend to regular maintenance and common sense safety in regards to flammable situations.  A home was recently lost to fire at 2250 Jackson Ave. just a couple months ago. Yet, the most sensational house fire just occurred in early March at 2831 Monroe Blvd.  The home exploded and blew the roof off the top after a gas leak ignited in the home.  A resident was upstairs […]

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OGDEN RISING: Dee Demolition and Commercial Come-Down

February 18, 2017 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

Ogden City has been spending a lot of effort to rejuvenate its city center.  There are many buildings that have sat fallow for some time or have run past their ‘best used by’ date.  Fortunately, progress is being made.  Here are a couple examples. DEE SCHOOL     Dee school is an icon in Ogden.  Build in the 1970’s when avant-garde school architecture was in vogue, this school boasted a circular floorplan with no interior walls!  Whoa!  My two oldest children had the opportunity to attend the school when they […]

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MEMORIAL:  The Shupe Williams Candy Factory Fire – 10 Year Anniversary

March 10, 2016 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

On March 10, 2006, the Shupe Williams Candy Factory caught fire and burned to the ground.  We live just a few blocks from the site and when we heard what was happening, I grabbed our camcorder and caught the sad demise of this Ogden landmark: Even after all this time, the site is still vacant today.  Hopefully the future will bring new life to this part of Ogden City.  

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OGDEN RISING:  Scenes of Rejuvination

January 22, 2016 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

  Ogden continues to be a city in metamorphosis.  Here are a few photos that illustrate the ever increasing investment in Ogden’s Downtown neighborhoods: This victorian home located on the 26th block of Madison Ave. was converted into an unseemly triplex many decades ago. Fortunately, a new owner renovated the property and restored it back to single family use.  Quite a remarkable difference!   I listed and sold this property last year to an investor who wanted to restore this 1880s Victorian building.  The building was abandoned and configured into […]

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Historic Ogden:  Exploring The Forbidden Parts Of Union Station

November 10, 2015 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

Recently, the Union Station Foundation reached out and invited me on a tour of the Union Station building.  The building is the cap to Historic 25th Street and since I have been there many times, I didn’t think there was too much to see that I hadn’t seen already.  Well, on this trip they had a special surprise.   As a quick review, the current Union Station building was rebuilt quickly after the Victorian version burned in 1923.  Reconstruction began in April 1924 and the building was opened in November […]

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Before and After Photos:  The Renovation of 553 16th St.

September 3, 2015 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

For the past several years, I have managed a small and cute rental cottage located at 553 16th Street in Ogden, Utah.  Recently, the owner asked me to organize a major renovation to the building to prepare it for sale.  The transformation was remarkable.  For about $11,000, we were able to take the house from being a tired edifice to a sparkling home. For those of you interested in some of the improvements here are some specifics.  We used the Eddie Bauer color selection at lows.  The exterior was painted […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY:  Historical WSU Observatory

September 1, 2015 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

While visiting a client’s home this recently, I walked to their back yard to check out the property lines.  They shared a long common driveway with their neighbor that ran to the back of the lot.  As we walked to the back this strange building came into view.  It was tucked away in the back of the neighbors yard. I asked my client about this oddity and I discovered that this was an old astronomical observatory that was once used by Weber State University.  Looking at the cinder block construction, […]

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