IS WINTER HERE TO STAY IN THE OGDEN VALLEY?

It’s Cold!!!

Record-setting frigid air descended on Utah, and in particular, the high elevations of the Ogden Valley, and has been with us for the past week.  It was -11 degrees at my house one early morning.  Snow is covering the slopes of Snowbasin and Powder Mountain, and the snow guns are on at Snowbasin.  If you’re willing to hike, and you’re careful, you can join those already making turns.  With an early preview of winter, excitement is building for an early start to the ski season.

But are we really finished with the milder temperatures of Fall?  Is winter here to stay?  Open Snow is predicting dry conditions until the middle of the month and warming temperatures, but cold enough overnight to allow snowmaking to continue.  History tells us we shouldn’t be surprised if we lose some of the early base at the resorts, but there is a lot of anticipation with the quick shift to winter-like weather.

Lisa’s Deal-of-the-Month!

My monthly newsletter now includes a “Lisa’s Deal of the Month” – a coupon for a discount at a Ogden Valley business.  The inaugural Deal for October was buy one cup/get a cup free – for coffee at the world-class First Lift Coffee Shop in the Compass Rose Lodge in Huntsville.  If you haven’t visited the Compass Rose and the hotel’s observatory, which are gaining worldwide attention for design, quality, and hospitality, it’s well worth a trip to Huntsville Square.

Are you not receiving my newsletter and the coupon?  Would you like to? Please email me at lisa@lisakaram.com, and I’ll add you to the list.  If you live locally and I have your physical address, I’ll also mail you a postcard with a coupon.

Lisa’s New Listings Wolf Creek

3417 North Trappers Court, Wolf Creek, Ogden Valley

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The Ogden Valley is famous for its’ stunning, majestic scenery.  And the “Ogden Valley Lifestyle” is renowned for the warm, welcoming, diverse group of residents who enjoy an active, family-oriented lifestyle in the midst of world-class ski resorts Snowbasin and Powder Mountain, a sparkling recreational lake, numerous hiking and biking trails, a beautiful, challenging golf course, and as many farm-to-table dinners as they want to attend.  And it’s all only an hour from the Salt Lake City international airport.

With the benefits of a single-family home, but the price and “lock and go” characteristics of a condominium, this rare two-bedroom Trappers Ridge, Wolf Creek residence is a unique opportunity to own a slice of what Valley residents view as paradise.  An open floorplan, there is plenty of light and a cozy fireplace.  The back patio is adjacent to open space, and neighborhood amenities include a Clubhouse with gym, Jacuzzi, pool and tennis court.  There is new carpeting throughout and a freshly painted garage. Nightly and long-term rentals are allowable, in demand, and the home is being sold completely furnished.

If you can imagine living or visiting and recreating in this amazing resort environment – take a close look at this property!

3424 North Big Piney, Wolf Creek, Ogden Valley

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After a day of skiing Utah’s fabulous powder, relax by the fire and soak in views of the stunning beauty of the Ogden Valley and majestic peaks of Snowbasin from this gorgeous Trappers Ridge home. During summer, hike and bike on trails minutes from your door, boat on Pineview Reservoir, play golf, cast for trout, or play tennis or pickle ball…all before watching a magnificent sunset illuminate the fabled Wasatch range.

Enjoy life to the fullest in one of the most spectacular alpine valleys and resort communities…anywhere!

The living room, dining room and kitchen offer space to stretch out by the rock fireplace and access to the massive deck. Three bedrooms, including the grand suite, with separate tub, shower and walk-in closet, occupy the main level. The basement features a large family room with patio access, two additional bedrooms, a bonus room and a game room.

Community amenities include a lovely clubhouse, exercise room, swimming pool, walking trails, tennis, pickle ball and basketball courts, and more.

Sold mostly furnished- main level fully furnished including 3 bedrooms, kitchen and family room plus lower level game room. Perfect for use as a primary residence, second home (just lock & leave) or nightly rental.

Located within minutes of all the Ogden Valley has to offer: 10 Minutes to Powder Mountain, and Pineview reservoir, 25 minutes to Snowbasin. 20 minutes to Ogden and 45 minutes to Salt Lake International Airport.

 

Market Update For September 2019

September 2019 was another strong month for the real estate market in the Ogden Valley, Mountain Green, and Ogden Bench areas.  There were significant increases in properties on the market, properties sold, median sales price and median price per square foot in a number of the markets listed below, and the few statistics in that were down were down only slightly.

As an example, in the Ogden Valley, single-family homes on the market are up, while the median sales price jumped from $581,000 to $610,000 and the median price per sq. ft. moved up to $186.00.  Townhouses and condominiums in the Ogden Valley jumped almost $20.00 per sq. ft. to $228.00 and single-family homes in the Mountain Green area jumped $36.00 per sq. ft. to $168.00.

These are significant increases, and signal an already strong market is getting stronger.  A good time to sell, and buyers should think about moving before prices rise even further.

MARKET UPDATE – THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2019

OVSF- Ogden Valley Singe Family; MGSF – Mountain Green Single Family; OBSF – Ogden Bench Single Family; OV C/T – Ogden Valley Condominiums & Townhomes

Prop. for Sale   Prop. Sold   Med. Days on Mkt.   Med. Price   Med. Sq. Ft.

OVSF           77                   10                     50                         $610,000        $186.00

MGSF         36                    10                    33                         $405,000         $168.00

OBSF          101                   44                    17                         $243,000         $127.00

OVC/T        12                      6                      13                         $320,000        $228.00

   

MARKET UPDATE – THROUGH AUGUST 2019

Real Estate activity remained strong in August in the Ogden Valley, Mountain Green, and Ogden Bench areas.  For both singe family homes and condos/townhomes – prices, price per sq. ft., and units listed and sold continued the upward trend that has held for some months now.  But there are still deals to be had – if buyer’s do their research.

MARKET UPDATE – THROUGH AUGUST 2019

OVSF- Ogden Valley Singe Family; MGSF – Mountain Green Single Family; OBSF – Ogden Bench Single Family; OV C/T – Ogden Valley Condominiums & Townhomes

Prop. for Sale   Prop. Sold   Med. Days on Mkt.   Med. Price   Med. Sq. Ft.

OVSF           70                   15                     78                         $581,000       $183.00

MGSF         28                      5                     52                         $548,000        $132.00

OBSF          90                    47                     17                         $250,000        $116.00

OVC/T        12                      3                        5                         $340,000       $206.00

   

JUST LISTED…and JULY 2019 MARKET UPDATE

Just Listed – 1918 Big Sky Drive

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Build your mountain retreat on this quiet lane in Big Sky Estates. Mature trees and seasonal stream compliment the breathtaking mountain and valley views from this lot. Nearby, find all the amenities that Ogden Valley has to offer: Skiing at Snowbasin, Powder Mountain and Nordic Valley, hiking and biking nearby trails, and fishing, boating and water sports on Pineview reservoir. Located a short 15-minute drive to Ogden, 50 minutes to Salt Lake City

5605 E Sundance Circle

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Build on one of the most spectacular view lots in the Wasatch Range…..and look out on stunning vistas that include Snowbasin Ski Resort, Powder Mountain, Ogden Valley and Pineview Reservoir. Located at the highest point on Old Snowbasin Road, this generous 3 acre lot offers privacy from your neighbor. Water and power are stubbed to this development of only 4 homesites. Minutes from Snowbasin and Powder Mountain and only 50 minutes to Salt Lake City International Airport. This development borders U.S. Forest Service land.

MARKET UPDATE – THROUGH JULY 2019

OVSF- Ogden Valley Singe Family; MGSF – Mountain Green Single Family; OBSF – Ogden Bench Single Family; OV C/T – Ogden Valley Condominiums & Townhomes

Prop. for Sale   Prop. Sold   Med. Days on Mkt.   Med. Price   Med. Sq. Ft.

OVSF           74                   10                     163                         $558,000       $174.00

MGSF         33                      9                     38                         $400,000        $133.00

OBSF          86                     62                    14                         $262,000        $123.00

OVC/T        12                      3                        61                         $335,000       $232.00

   

JUST LISTED!! SNOWBASIN MOUNTAIN RETREAT

946 Meadowlark

Huntsville Mountain Retreat

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Perched on a spacious cul-de-sac lot overlooking Pineview reservoir, this mountain retreat boasts abundant room for family or guests, with two large family rooms, 4 bedrooms (3 with en-suite baths), 5 total baths, 2 kitchens, and a bonus/bunk room. After a day of skiing Utah’s fresh powder, relax in the sauna or by one of two fireplaces. An expansive wrap-around deck and covered patio featuring a built in gas barbecue/outdoor kitchen, and gas fire pit area provide a seamless space for indoor/outdoor entertaining.

 

Perfectly situated in the heart of all the recreation Ogden Valley has to offer. Hiking and biking out your door, steps to Pineview reservoir, 10 minutes to Wolf Creek golf course, 10 Minutes to Snowbasin, 20 minutes to Powder Mountain.

JUST LISTED! PINEVIEW VIEW LOT

Whispering Pines

4949 Whispering Pines Lane, Eden

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Build your dream home or second home on this elevated view lot overlooking Pineview reservoir. Conveniently located in the desirable development of The Reserve at Crimson Ridge- the community features a clubhouse and pool overlooking Pineview reservoir. Nearby, find all the amenities that Ogden Valley has to offer: Skiing at Snowbasin, Powder Mountain and Nordic Valley, hiking and biking nearby trails, and fishing, boating and water sports on Pineview reservoir. Located a short 10-minute drive to Ogden, 45 minutes to Salt Lake City. Lot is ready to build- all utilities stubbed to lot. Purchase price also includes a set of custom home building plans specific to this site. Also, a geologic soil reconnaissance study has been completed on this lot.

 

MARKET UPDATE JUNE 2019

         

OVSF- Ogden Valley Singe Family; MGSF – Mountain Green Single Family; OBSF – Ogden Bench Single Family; OV C/T – Ogden Valley Condominiums & Townhomes

Prop. for Sale   Prop. Sold   Med. Days on Mkt.   Med. Price   Med. Sq. Ft.

OVSF           80                   10                      17                         $551,000       $174.00

MGSF         24                    16                     43                         $390,000      $142.00

OBSF          83                     61                     18                         $240,000      $121.00

OVC/T        12                      7                        3                          $340,000      $207.00

   

 

Another Glorious Alpine Summer is Underway

After a cool and wet spring (there’s still snow on the upper peaks at Snowbasin)…summer and all its’ splendors, activities and recreational opportunities is in full bloom in the Ogden Valley.  The Valley floor and hillsides are so green it looks like the Swiss Alps, but enough snow has melted for the numerous high altitude hiking and biking trails to open.  There’s boating, water skiing, wake boarding, surfing and fishing on Pineview Reservoir, golf at Wolf Creek, as well as tennis and pickleball.  Art and music festivals, the Balloon Fest, weekly music at Wolf Creek and Eden Center.  Elite level national and international competitions – Spartan Race, Tour of Utah, Xterra, Huntsville Marathon.  And always gorgeous, bright sunny days and crisp, cool nights…and stunning views!

Winter and the spectacular skiing, boarding and snowmobiling gets much of the press…but come visit this spectacularly beautiful valley, sample the extraordinary lifestyle the residents enjoy, and you may never want to leave.

Stepping out of the Valley, the 2nd annual Troubeliever Fest, founded by Valley residents Monty Powell and Anna Wilson, will be held July 12/13 at the Ogden Amphitheater.  The singer/songwriter format is unique among major festivals…and promises an evening and full day of dynamic, passionate performances by accomplished songwriters and musicians – playing their own music!

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There seems to always be something exciting to experience or see during summer in the Valley…but it’s also the ultimate setting to do nothing…just relax!

 

 

February 2019 Market Update

Market Update- February 2019

February real estate sales statistics for the Ogden Valley, Mountain Green, and Ogden Bench depict a market that is still strong in both the single family and condo sectors, with inventories remaining relatively low.

The greatest strength is in Ogden Valley/single family homes, under $500,000, with properties being snapped up within a few days of listing, and multiple offers in many cases.  There is also some strengthening in the Valley’s $1,000,000 plus homes, and median sales price jumped to $247,000 for single family homes on the Ogden Bench.

The snow and ski season has been extraordinary, with record skier days recorded at Snowbasin.  Many new visitors have been introduced to the Ogden, Ogden Valley, and Mountain Green areas.  It will be interesting to watch the market after the ski season ends…to see how many of these visitors return to look at property after getting a glimpse of the stunning beauty, exemplary lifestyle and myriad opportunities this area offers.