Ogden, UT Real Estate News

By Alan Barker
(Boomerang Leads)
According to a new article in Business Week, The Ogden Clearfield area ranks number 4 nationally for good housing markets. For the third quarter of 2007 it had almost 14% price appreciation. Over the past five years Ogden Homes for Sale have appreciated by more than 40%.View the report at http://realestate.msn.com/slideshow.aspx?cp-documentid=5892595 
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By Natalie Larsen, Associate Broker, ABR, GRI, ePRO
(Market Edge Real Estate)
On Novemember 1st 2007 at 7pm at the Director's Suite of the MegaPlex Theater Complex. Located at 2351 Kiesel Ave. in Ogden.  The public are encouraged to attend a town meeting to provide input for an updated community plan for Ogden's downtown area. This meeting will include a one hour presentation on the history, demographics and land use development of the area followed by a group discussion and small work sessions. The city is also asking property owners and tenants to volunteer to serve on a steering committee which will further address issues to be represented in the plan.  People can call the Planning Office at 801-629-8930 for more information. I will try to update when I hear the outcome of the meeting. Visit my blog at NatalieLarsen.com to stay informed on various community ne...
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By John Allaire, Recreational Property Specialist
(Destination Properties)
Front Page September 28, 2007 Standard-Examiner Article Written by Scott SchwebkeOgden may be new base City, state relocation incentives may mean 695 more jobs here by 2013 B Y SCOTT SCHWEBKE Standard-Examiner staff sschwebke@standard.net    OGDEN - Adam Aircraft Inc. may relocate its assembly headquarters from Colorado to Ogden-Hinckley Airport - provided the city and state can help offset $12.5 million in relocation costs.    The move would bring 695 additional jobs to Ogden by 2013, resulting in nearly a $9 million financial investment by the company, said Richard McConkie, Ogden's deputy community and economic development director.    "It's an idea that we approached Adam Aircraft with," he said. "It seems to make sense for them. The area's labor pool, proximity to Hill Air Force Ba...
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By John Allaire, Recreational Property Specialist
(Destination Properties)
Article in September 20, 2007 Standard-Examiner UTA signs on to begin studies, planning for cableway BY SCOTT SCHWEBKE Standard-Examiner staff sschwebke@standard.net    OGDEN - The city has inked an agreement with the Utah Transit Authority to earmark $247,500 for engineering, planning and other studies associated with a proposed urban gondola system, even though the future of the project is in question.    The contract, obtained by the Standard-Examiner, was signed Aug. 29, despite an earlier promise from Mayor Matthew Godfrey that Mount Ogden Golf Course won't be sold to developer Chris Peterson to help fund the urban gondola estimated to cost about $20 million.    Godfrey said concerns from residents who fear the city's trail system in the foothills along the East Bench would be adve...
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By John Allaire, Recreational Property Specialist
(Destination Properties)
This guest commentary is from all of Ogden's Outdoor Equpment Manufacturers, and was published in the September 15th, 2007 Standard-Examiner.  It speaks volumes about the focus on outdoor recreation in the greater Ogden area, and throughout Northern Utah.Outdoor manufacturers thank Ogden BY OGDEN OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS Guest commentary    As we wrap up an amazing summer of adventure in beautiful Ogden, we, members of the outdoor industry, would like to thank the people of Ogden for climbing, backpacking, trail running, water-skiing, boating, biking, camping and fishing with us. And as we prepare for the snow season, we are continually grateful for your hospitality, support and celebration of outdoor recreation.    We're also thankful to be a part of Ogden's vision of conservati...
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By John Allaire, Recreational Property Specialist
(Destination Properties)
Allegiant Air may run several flights a week B Y SCOTT SCHWEBKE Standard-Examiner staff sschwebke@standard.net OGDEN — The city is gambling on improvements at Ogden-Hinckley Airport to help land commercial jet service to Las Vegas. Discussions are under way between the city and Allegiant Air to provide several flights a week between Ogden and Las Vegas McCarran Airport. A decision on whether Allegiant will serve the Ogden-Hinckley Airport with McDonald Douglas MD-80 jets capable of carrying 154 passengers could be made within the next four months, said Ed Rich, the airport’s manager. Allegiant has had conversations with city officials, but formal negotiations haven’t begun, said Tyri Squyres, spokeswoman for the Las Vegas-based airline. “Population-wise and marketwise it’s attractive to...
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By Natalie Larsen, Associate Broker, ABR, GRI, ePRO
(Market Edge Real Estate)
Starting April 1st, you can reserve Lorin Farr pool for parties and events on evenings from June 2 through August 26 (available between 7:30pm and 11:00pm).  The cost iss $90 / hour.  Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance and all fees must be paid at time reservation is made to hold the reservation.  For more information call 801-629-8253 or visit http://www.ogdencity.com/.
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By Natalie Larsen, Associate Broker, ABR, GRI, ePRO
(Market Edge Real Estate)
On 20 Feb 2007, the Ogden city council approved an ordinance requiring all Ogden homes have a carbon monoxide dectector by 1 Nov 2007.  The ordinance specifies that homeowners without a detector could be fined a $50 civil penalty, but would waive the penalty if a detector is installed within 30 days.  The ciy has approximately 875 carbon monoxide detectors that they plan to sell to the public for $8 each.  Proceeds from fines and detector sales, will be used to purchase more detectros for sale to the public.
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