By: Darin Michl
Buying real estate in Ogden Valley
- As with any other home purchase, when buying Ogden real estate you need
to live there at least a couple of years to recoup closing costs, assuming
the property will appreciate. Investment Real Estate property in Ogden, as in any other area, has a little different strategy.
- Request a market analysis from an experienced Realtor regarding the
selling prices of Ogden property in the area. Check the price
appreciation on the market analysis to evaluate how quickly the real estate is
increasing in value. Remember match apples with apples.
- Having your own experienced real estate agent to represent your best
interest in purchasing real estate in Ogden Valley will insure a
- A part of due deligence for buyers is to read, understand and
agree to any HOA, Condominium or Townhomes Rules and Regulations for the
community that is of interest to you, this will save you a lot of heartache down
the road. These documents are provided to you from your Realtor, along with
other pertinent information concerning the real estate that is for
- Make your selection and negotiate a price through your real estate agent.
Making your BEST OFFER for the property of interest shows the seller that you
are truly interested in purchasing the property and gives you another upper hand
for negotiating within this buyer market.
Get the latest Real Estate information for Ogden Valley from my Local Market Condition Report and the Ogden Valley Newsletter in the right hand column.
Ogden Valley Adventures and Attractions
Snowbasin Ski Resort
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Although the beauty and grandeur of the mountains above and valleys below Snowbasin have inspired many pictures, the ability to describe such vistas have been hard to capture, bringing many aspiring writers back to our slopes again and again. Snowbasin's man-made structures and attention to service details are equally inspiring to our visitors. The About Snowbasin section is dedicated to telling you about the incredible vistas of nature, culinary delights and pampered service available at the resort, so feel free to learn and explore here, then come explore the real experience at Snowbasin: A Sun Valley Resort!
Powder Mountain Ski Resort
5,500 acres covering three mountains adds up to the most skiable terrain in the US. With this much space, you won't share any of the 113 runs with a crowd. Only Mother Nature makes snow at Powder Mountain. With 500 inches each year, why bother with artificial snow? Besides great powder, real snow makes beautifully groomed corduroy. Find out why we say More Fun, Real Snow! We are renowned for untracked powder, but a large variety of runs are groomed nightly so that every level of boarder and skier joins in the fun.
Wolf Mountain Family Ski Resort
Beginners and children can learn to ski on some of the best teaching terrain in the state . . . you won't want to miss our "Get On Board" Special! Catch our Family Lodging Packages. And the entire mountain is lighted, making it one of Utah?s greatest night winter sports resorts.
Wolf Creek Golf Course
Located in Eden just an hour from Salt Lake City?s International Airport, Wolf Creek Resort is a master planned community offering incredible views, incomparable recreation and fine dining. Wolf Creek offers year round activities for friends and families, and the surrounding area offers boundless recreational opportunities. For those who love to ski or snowboard Wolf Creek Resort is located just minutes from Snowbasin and Powder Mountain. And for those who want to learn to ski, Wolf Mountain ski area is one of the best learning hills in the state of Utah. When the snow melts off, come golf our championship 18-hole course or dine with us in our newly remodeled clubhouse. This is a place that hasn't been affected by traffic and shopping centers, there is not one single traffic light in town! It's a place where a family can gather to focus on what's really important, or individuals can simply focus on themselves. This is Wolf Creek Resort. You'll savor coming home.
North Fork Park
Location: beneath Ben Lomond Peak in Ogden Valley just north of the town of Liberty.
This is another good area for snowshoeing, beginner cross country skiing, telemark skiing and winter camping...without the crowds. I went in mid-February on President's Day Weekend, and few people were there. Also, this area had lots more snow than similar elevation areas near Salt Lake (which basically had none). At least several miles (probably much more) of Park/Campground roads.
Ogden Valley Balloon Festival, Eden Utah
Just imagine a bird's eye view of the beautiful Ogden Valley
! Floating, calm, quiet and peaceful. Catching the sun coming up over the mountains, or, watching the sunset over Ben Lomond Peak and the North Ogden Divide. It's the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary of important date with your loved ones.
Balloon rides are available during the morning and occasionally the evening in exceptionally calm weather.
Ogden Valley Balloon & Artist Festival
August 17-19, 2013
BALLOON LAUNCH TIME:
AT SUNRISE, weather permitting. (It's an early morning sport.) Balloons do not fly in the middle of the day because the wind picks up, but there are plenty of activities for your family to enjoy all day long!
Cost and schedule: TBA
Learn more about the Ogden Valley Balloon Festival in Eden Utah.