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JUST SOLD! Bungalow Neighborhood Lot

July 7, 2017 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

We just closed on the sale of this lot located at 2809 Jackson Ave. in Ogden.  The lot was listed in January of this year for $19,000.  It sat on the market through June until a client contacted us with some interest in it.  We offered full price with cash and the seller accepted the offer.   The buyer utilized a real estate IRA which required some additional time to process.  However, the process went very smoothly and we were able to close early.  The buyer is now exploring constructing […]

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FOR SALE:  Historic Ogden Victorian

May 10, 2017 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

I just listed this amazing historic Victorian home located at 2002 Jackson Ave. in Ogden Utah.  Constructed in the late 1880’s, this solid brick two-story homestead was built by Confederate Army Veteran and Civil War survivor Henry E. Steele.  He obtained the land to build the home from the U.S. Land Office in 1883 via a land patent. The home was recently renovated and boasts an amazing kitchen, hidden pantry, updated bathrooms, central air, two tone paint, updated plumbing, a new roof and more.  This is a must see for […]

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The End of the 30-Year FHA Mortgage?

January 19, 2017 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

The 30-Year fixed mortgage has been a mainstay of the housing market since the Great Depression.  The collapse of the banking industry at that time sparked government intervention to prop up the housing market.  Since then, home buyers have enjoyed taxpayer backing via FHA loans to help them purchase a home.  The loans have unusually low down payment requirements with buyers needing just 3.5% of the purchase price to put toward equity up front.   However, when you live by government whim, you die by it as well.  The recent change […]

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Wacky Scenes From The Housing Market: November 2016

November 9, 2016 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

Sometimes, repairs and improvements defy logic and reason.  Here are some examples of oddities and rarities found while moving about in the housing market. Before you decide to paint your house blue, please call me.   Do you really need a front door for a front porch?  Nah.   This appears to be more of an amusement ride for the wheelchair-bound than a safe access ramp.  I am sure rolling down it is a pant-wetting experience.   So what if this home struggles with curb appeal.  At least they moved the […]

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FOR SALE:  2 Bed Hamlet Townhome – Midway, Utah

October 22, 2016 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

I just listed this 2 bedroom townhome in Midway, Utah which is owned by members of my family.  The unit has been in our family for 11 years and was recently renovated with new flooring and two tone paint.  It is located just a short distance to downtown Midway and is close to skiing, hiking, golf, and a host of other recreation options. The unit has 1070 SQFT with a full bath upstairs and a half bath on the main level.  The kitchen appliances are stainless steel and the kitchen […]

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FOR SALE:  Tiny House Cottage

October 10, 2016 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

If you are a tiny house aficionado or someone looking to live small and affordably, this house is the perfect opportunity for you.  The home has been freshly updated with a new kitchen, bathroom, new flooring, two tone paint, new windows, evaporative cooler, and more.  You will want to see how this cottage provides for all the basic living amenities in a compact and and highly usable floorplan.   This home was constructed in 1931 and sits on a .14 acre lot.  The backyard is sizable and offers plenty of […]

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TENANT DAMAGES: Serving Justice to the Damage-Prone

October 4, 2016 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

Every landlord wants to make sure that their property is being treated adequately by tenants.  So, when assessing the risk that a tenant might behave poorly, landlords look to several tools to help them weed out the bad actors.  Credit and past rental references go a long way toward establishing the good character of a tenant.  A healthy security deposit acts as a financial incentive to induce good performance by a tenant. But,  while these tools work to reduce the risk, they cannot eliminate it entirely.   With that in mind, we recently […]

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PHOTO GALLERY:  Wacky Scenes From The Housing Market – July 2016

July 28, 2016 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

Shopping for homes with my clients is often an adventure.  Here are some memories you will enjoy: When an immovable object meets an irresistible force. Which came first?  The tree?  Or the garage?   When you rent your home to the Incredible Hulk.   This has lazy written all over it.  Too lazy to texture the sheetrock seams so they just nailed up trim strips to cover them.  Then too lazy to tape off the trim so they just sprayed popcorn texture all over it.  Ugh!   Now that is […]

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PHOTO GALLERY:  Wacky Scenes From the Housing Market – April 2016

April 30, 2016 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

While viewing many homes so far this year, I have seen a lot of interesting things.  I think you will find a few of them interesting too.   This is a view of a rental unit after a tenant moved out.  At least this tenant left their trash organized in a pile on one side of the room.  It was also thoughtful of them to leave the window open to air out the space…in March…with the furnace turned all the way up…for a week. For a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, […]

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PHOTO GALLERY:  Wacky Scenes From The Housing Market – November 2015

November 30, 2015 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

Just when you thought you had seen it all… When staging your home for sale, put away your creepy clown masks, or close the closet door…or both.   Need to use the bathroom? It’s a lot easier to make a convenient pit stop on your way to the basement.  Doors, you say?  Who needs doors?   Ummm…..   The only think missing here is marinara sauce.   This is how you know your handiman purchased the EXACT amount of flooring material to do the job…but still not enough to do the […]

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FOR SALE:  Historic Two-Story Craftsman Home

October 26, 2015 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

I just listed this amazing example of Craftsman architecture located at 515 24th St. in Ogden, Utah.  The home was originally the residence of the minister for the Presbyterian Church next door.  The church is no longer there and the home was sold long ago to the current owners.  But, current owners have lived in the property for over 50 years and it shows in the integrity of the original woodwork, casings, fireplace, and other fine finishes.   Unfortunately, the owner lost the ability to update and keep up the […]

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