Poverty and the Gentrification of Ogden City

September 19, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

Presently, I sit as the Chair of the Community and Economic Development Citizen Advisory Committee that offers community input for how Ogden City uses a $1M block grant it receives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  In many ways, our input is limited because HUD has very rigorous and detailed rules for how the money can be spent by the city.  Despite this though, we are able to provide input on emphasis and proportion.   Today’s meeting became very interesting as statistics were shared with us about poverty, affordable housing, subsidized housing, and […]

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THE HIBBS HOUSE PROJECT: Before and After Photos

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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SKULL CRACKED: Causey Reservoir to Receive Parking Update

September 18, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

Until recently, one of the best kept secrets of outdoor adventure in Weber County was Causey Reservoir.  Just 25 minutes from downtown Ogden, the out-of-the-way water hole was a quick reprieve from city heat.  The reservoir’s back country location provides ample wildlife sightseeing opportunities, water recreation, and a chance to temporarily escape the din of city life. Well, the secret is out, and on any warm weekend you can expect to see the area packed with cars as outdoor enthusiasts sharpen their elbows to get the best parking spots closest to the trailhead or kayak […]

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Posted In: Real Estate News

FEDS: No Appraisal Required?

August 27, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

In a surprising new rule that will shake up the way homebuyers and lenders work together during home purchases, Federal banking regulatory agencies are moving forward with a new rule that will eliminate the need for an appraisal for non-government backed mortgages made on homes and multi-unit property under $400,000.   The last time this rule was changed was in 1994, which is before living memory for most Realtors in the business (Hint: I was a junior in high school).   The last remaining entity to sign off on this rule before it becomes law is the Federal Reserve.  […]

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HGTV Extreme Makeover Home Edition – Ogden!

August 21, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

In August, the crews from HGTV’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition descended on our neighborhood to film the construction and delivery of a new home to a family in our community.  Ogden City had recently purchased 517 22nd St. which had been a problem property in the area for many years. The site was bulldozed several months ago and left as an empty lot.  This site was chosen to be the location of the HGTV home to be given do a deserving family.  The premise of the show was to build […]

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JUST SOLD! 4 Bed 3 Bath Layton Two Story Home

Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

We just closed on the purchase of this remarkable home located at 1586 N. 150 E. in Layton.  The home is 3,200 SQFT and hosts 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with an unfinished basement.  The home came on the market July 11th and we viewed the property that same day.  We submitted an offer that afternoon.     We were part of a multiple offer situation.  The listing agent professionally handled the scrum and ultimately her client chose to engage with us in a purchase contract.  We had offered $374,900.     […]

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JUST SOLD! 3 Bed 3 Bath North Salt Lake Villa

Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

We just closed on the sale of this listing located at 919 W Stonehaven in the Foxoboro subdivision of North Salt Lake.  The property was placed on the market with an advertised price of $349,900.  We listed this property on the 15th of July and had 7 showings within 24 hours.  We received two offers.  Our first offer was $355,400 with the buyer requesting $5,400 in closing cost assistance.  Our clients accepted.   After inspections, an additional $1,000 in concessions was negotiated.  The appraisal came in at value and we closed early […]

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VIDEO: A Better Way to Flip Homes In Ogden

August 20, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

If you are going to flip homes, plan on using good business skills and vision.  Sometimes though, a finely tuned flip machine can run roughshod over a home’s character.  I recently visited a home for sale that one of my clients renovated and sold 10 years ago.  The differences between the house then and now are shocking.  Here is a video of before and after photos with my commentary on what to do and what not to do when flipping a home in Ogden. If you are thinking about getting […]

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JUST SOLD! 3 Bed 2 Bath Ogden Cottage

August 9, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

We just closed on the sale of this listing located at 442 Harrop St. in Ogden.  After two months of renovation and updates, we listed this home on June 21st for $199,900.  We immediately has an avalanche of showings and put the home under contract several days later. Unfortunately, the buyers worked in Salt Lake City and realized that the commute time from this Ogden location was going to be too much for their lifestyle.  So, before they could even complete their inspections, they terminated the contract.  We placed the home back […]

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JUST SOLD! Historic Ogden Craftsman Cottage

July 23, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

We recently closed with our clients on the purchase of this amazing home located at 1143 Capitol St. in Ogden.  This remarkable home sits snuggly in a block of similar bungalow homes built early at the turn of the 20th century. The home is 1720 SQFT with 1296 SQFT on the main level and the remainder in the basement. The home has all the finishes you could want in a home constructed in this era. We placed an offer on the home the first day it came on the market.  It was listed […]

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FOR SALE: 3 Bed 3 Bath North Salt Lake Villa

July 15, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

We just listed this cute home located at 919 W Stonehaven Dr. in the Foxoboro subdivision of North Salt Lake.  Located 15 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City, this home makes for an easy commute to Utah’s biggest jobs market.  The home was constructed in 2015 and has 3 beds and 3 baths.  A two car garage provides room for your vehicles.   The home has also had some custom upgrades like unique vintage lighting and wainscoting on the walls.  At 1862 SQFT, the home provides enough space to relax […]

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JUST SOLD! Ogden Mid-Century Duplex

July 9, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

We just closed on the sale of duplex property located at 117 N. Adams Ave. in Ogden.  The building was listed on June 17th for $210,000.  It comprises two side-by-side units constructed in 1956.  The structure is situated on a hill overlooking the neighborhood.  Our client was using cash to purchase this property and made an offer of $200,000.  However, our inspections revealed a serious sewer line problem at the site.  Our client felt equipped to handle the problem and make the necessary repairs. So we renegotiated the price to $195,000, which the seller […]

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JUST SOLD! 3 Bed 1 Bath Ogden Cottage

July 1, 2019 Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

We just closed on the sale of this cute cottage located at 2122 Jefferson Ave. in Ogden, Utah.  The home was listed for $174,900 on May 13th and immediately had interest from many agents and buyers.  We had seven showings on the first day and received several offers.  The offers varied enough that we were able to choose a strong offer at $180,000 and move forward with those buyers.   This sale was unique in that the home had been updated with solar panels which added value to the home […]

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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.

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FOR SALE: 3 Bed 2 Bath Ogden Cottage

Posted by: Jeremy Peterson

We just listed this cute updated cottage located at 442 Harrop St. in Ogden ,Utah.  The home has 1840 SQFT with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.  The home has an updated kitchen with white cabinets, new granite countertops, and subway tile backsplash.  The walls have fresh two tone paint and the floors have new carpeting.  Other updates have been made as well. Here is a video tour of the property:   If you are looking for a home and interested in scheduling a private showing, CONTACT ME, and let’s get […]

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