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THE HIBBS HOUSE PROJECT: Before and After Photos

September 19, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

In April we began work on a distressed and neglected property located at 2223 Adams Ave. that we have affectionaly dubbed The Hibbs House after its original owners who constructed it in 1913.  At the time we thought the project would be completed by June.  Clearly we underestimated.  Nevertheless, the (nearly) end product is exciting to present to you with before and after pictures. The front porch was covered in carpet that had been glued to the fir decking.  We removed the glue, replaced the bad wood, reinforced the planking and recoated with a durable weatherproof […]

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VIDEO: MY OLD HOUSE – Ep. 7 – Sheetrock, Paint, and Doors

June 22, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

The giant basement project continues to move forward.  In this episode, check out our sheetrock installation, paint, and custom doors as the project quickly (or not so quickly) approaches completion.     If you need some pointers on how to improve your home before you get ready to sell or you simply cherish the home you are in and want to make it sing, CONTACT ME, and let’s get you pointed in the right direction. Need Property Management? We Make Owning Rentals Easy […]

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Wacky Scenes from the Housing Market – June 2019

June 10, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

Being a Realtor takes you many places many people never go.  Realtors also see many things that people never see.  Here are some of the latest sights that made us giggle…or cringe. Accessory dwellings are all the rage with affordable housing being so scarce.  This house comes with an mother-in-law apartment in a tree.   Meh.  Just another run-of-the-mill 747 accident in the neighborhood.  (Courtesy of my vacation to Universal Studios)   Is your bathroom boring you to tears? Spruce it up with vanity wallpaper.     You learn a lot […]

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THE HIBBS HOUSE PROJECT:  A Craftsman Restoration

May 28, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

We recently purchased the historic Ambrose P. Hibbs home located at 2223 Adams Ave. in Ogden.  The purchase was somewhat of an accident after one of our property management clients ran into a personal hardship and even worse circumstances at the property.  Recognizing the impossible situation, we offered to purchase the home and help alleviate their burden.  They happily agreed.   At closing, we adopted a property that was a complete mess.  Fetid trash was piled high and years of neglect and abuse were glaring. The building had been used […]

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Wacky Scenes from the Housing Market – April 2019

April 2, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

It has been a while since we shared some of the absurd, unusual, and outright strange things we see while out in the field.   Enjoy some of the latest: They weren’t lying.  Box Elder trees can grow just about anywhere it turns out.   Nice touch. Those curtains totally hide the 2×4 security bars screwed into the door.   Is the bedroom to small or the bed to big. Hmmmmm….   Terrify your child into using the toilet with this creepy evil wall mount urinal.   Look at the light […]

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VIDEO: MY OLD HOUSE – Ep. 6 – Foam Insulation, Acoustic Batting and More

January 28, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

Here is the latest installment in our epic basement project.  Learn about the electrical, foam insulation, acoustic batting, and brick work in this episode.     Need Property Management? We Make Owning Rentals Easy Learn More

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VIDEO: MY OLD HOUSE – Ep. 5 – Basement Floors and Framing

September 20, 2018 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

We recently filmed an update on our massive basement finishing project.  You can check out the latest on the floors and framing.  Be sure to watch the first or second episode to see how far we have come on this amazing transformation. Need Property Management? We Make Owning Rentals Easy Learn More

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VIDEO: Buyer’s Worst Nightmare Come True

May 23, 2018 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

A buyer’s worst nightmare is the prospect of purchasing a home that has hidden damages.  We witnessed this as the owner of a newly purchased home asked us to manage their property for them.  As they made some home improvements, they discovered that not everything was as it seemed at the surface.  Here is a must watch video that every potential home buyer needs to watch before they start shopping for a home.   If you are thinking of buying a home in the Ogden area, CONTACT ME, and let’s […]

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VIDEO:  MY OLD HOUSE – Ep. 4 – Classic Craftsman Kitchen Remodel

April 8, 2018 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

While we had been working diligently on our basement, we decided to take a detour and focus on a craftsman kitchen remodel.  We are nearly done and we want to share some of the results and and how we did it. To learn more about how we turned this kitchen into a gem, check out the video:   Need Property Management? We Make Owning Rentals Easy Learn More

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VIDEO:  MY OLD HOUSE – Ep. 3 – 1908 Craftsman Home – Basement Concrete Footings and Floors

March 15, 2018 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

We recently finished the pouring of concrete in our historic craftsman home basement.  The job was intense and required scores of hours of labor to complete.  In the video you can see how the forms were set up and what the footings and concrete floors look like freshly after the pour. Enjoy!         Need Property Management? We Make Owning Rentals Easy Learn More

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VIDEO:  MY OLD HOUSE – Ep. 2 – 1908 Craftsman Home – Underground Plumbing Replacement

December 25, 2017 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

It took two months but the basement floors were finally excavated and lowered a foot.  The job required 1300 Cubic Feet of earth and concrete be removed by hand and lifted out of the basement via bucket.  Plumbers were called to remove the old cast iron pipes and replace them with new.  Take a look as we walk you through the project at its current stage in anticipation of the next phase.     You can watch the first episode of our adventure HERE.  In the meantime, look for more […]

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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.   Need Property Management? We Make Owning Rentals […]

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October 4, 2017 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

With Utah being in a housing crisis, the market is extremely lopsided in favor of sellers.  Anytime a market becomes imbalanced in either direction, unusual behavior begins to appear.  Presently, buyers have reached a point of desperation in seeking housing.  This panic manifests itself in shotgun offers, where buyers will write several offers on several homes at once hoping at least one will be accepted.  Or, worse, it appears as blind offers where the buyer hasn’t even driven by the home and hopes to lock it up in a contract […]

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Wacky Scenes from the Housing Market – October 2017

September 27, 2017 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

  It has been a while since we published weird and oddball photos of things we have found in the housing market.  So, here is the latest… What appears as a three-quarter bathroom to some is a dolled-up laboratory emergency wash station to others.   Don’t drink and drive in your driveway.   Vegetation can enhance the appeal of your property…if it’s in the right places.   Don’t drink and drive into your landlord’s garage doors.   When listing your home for sale, avoid vertigo-inducing paint schemes.   Don’t drink […]

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Real Estate Investment Financing Spotlight: Goldenwest Credit Union

Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

  One of the major hurdles of real estate investing is finding the right financing.  Funding an acquisition or refinance can take many forms depending on your exit strategy or long-term goals.  Hard Money, Construction Loans, Bridge Loans, Private Loans, Seller Financing, FHA, VA, and SBA are all ways to create an IOU to a lender.   Unfortunately, for individuals who are self-employed, like me, using 1099 income to secure a mortgage often leaves many doors shut to you.   I recently ran into this problem while attempting to secure a […]

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