Real Estate Prices Rising Fast in Ogden Valley


After years of stagnant prices, or small increases followed quickly by small decreases, the trend in recent months is indicative of a significant rise in Valley real estate prices.

In September 2017, the average price of residences that sold, both single family homes and condominiums, was $127.00 per square foot.  Through the first half of May 2018, that average has climbed to $170.00 per square ft.  The trend is consistent enough to indicate a major upward price hike.

If you are a seller, it is the best time in recent memory to put your property on the market, as prior to this recent upward trend , prices had remained stubbornly low relative to other markets (think Park City and Salt Lake City) and the highs Ogden Valley real estate reached more than a decade ago.

If you are a buyer, it may be your last chance to purchase a property before prices climb even higher.  There is no way to predict which way the market will move in the future, but with current prices still very reasonable compared to other resort areas – it would seem at least an even bet that prices will continue to climb.

Please call me, Lisa Karam, at 801 510-8220, if you would like additional information on real estate opportunities in the Ogden Valley area, or  recent sales and pricing dynamics.





Golf Season Open at Wolf Creek, Ogden Valley

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Golf season in the Ogden Valley  is underway at Wolf Creek.  The snow has melted, the magnificent golf course is open and lush, and the new clubhouse will open in June.

A grill, member’s lounge, pro shop, and large patio adjacent to the eighteenth green – will offer all the amenities, and opportunities to relax and enjoy the Valley’s legendary ambience, before or after you golf.  Or if you just drop by.

Every round played in the spectacular Ogden Valley turns out to be memorable.  Stunning views of the peaks of Snowbasin and Pineview resevoir, fun and challenging holes, and extremely reasonable pricing.  If you haven’t experienced golf in our Valley – you need to.

Call 801 745-3737 for more information on the course, the club, and T times.

Snowbasin Resort Announces Davy Ratchford as New General Manager


Snowbasin Resort announced the appointment of Davy Ratchford as its new General Manager, effective May 2018. Ratchford will succeed retiring General Manager, John Loomis.

Ratchford was the Senior Director of Marketing and Strategic Alliance at Park City Mountain and was previously the Director of Marketing at Vail Mountain in Colorado and Northstar Resort in California. Throughout his seasoned career, Ratchford has specialized in driving business results, elevating the guest experience, and cultivating community engagement. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Ratchford attended the University of Utah and is an avid skier with a strong passion for the snow sports industry. He resides in the Park City area with his wife and four children.

“I am excited for the opportunity to build on what John has done for Snowbasin,” says Ratchford. “To align with the vision of this incredible resort, work with amazing talent and industry leaders while helping deliver the best ski experience for our loyal guests is a dream come true. Snowbasin is an amazing mountain with a staff that cares deeply about its guests. I am committed to its success and will do my very best to deliver on the promise of this legendary mountain.”

“I am pleased to welcome Davy Ratchford as the new General Manager for Snowbasin Resort,” said John Loomis, retiring GM, “I had the pleasure of working with Davy in California and know his leadership skills and business development knowledge will be tremendous assets in the increasingly competitive marketplace. Davy and our talented resort leadership are well poised to deliver Snowbasin’s superior guest experience while maintaining its distinctive charm and unique character.”

“We are fortunate to have enjoyed John Loomis’ leadership and talents for the last six years, said Bruce Fery, CEO of Grand America Hotels & Resorts.  “With an illustrious career spanning Alta, Snowbird, Northstar, and Snowbasin, John’s contributions to the industry are evident. With the readers of SKI Magazine citing the property for its excellence in Service, Dining, and Lifts, John leaves Snowbasin in excellent condition, positioned and able to realize a bright future for the resort and its guests,” continued Fery.

Eden Equestrian Estate in the foothills below Powder Mountain

3048 North Wolf Creek Drive, Eden, Utah

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Nestled in the foothills below Powder Mountain ski resort and Wolf Creek Golf Course, this stunning horse property features over 7 acres of manicured grounds, an 11,000 s.f. barn and indoor arena.3048 N Wolf Creek Drive Eden-large-016-41-3048NWolfCreekDrive49-1500x999-72dpi
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Inside boasts a spacious living room with vaulted ceilings and massive rock fireplace that opens up into a generous gourmet kitchen with ample seating for 8 at the kitchen bar. Granite counter tops, high end appliances and a generous pantry compliment the kitchen. Exquisite features throughout include heated floors, home theater, 4 gas fireplaces, formal dining and living areas, a generous master suite with bay window and fireplace. Additional living areas include a private suite upstairs and single level apartment on the lower level with private entrance.

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Enjoy outdoor entertaining on the generous patio with a built in BBQ grill, pizza oven and fire pit. Conveniently located amidst all the activities Ogden Valley has to offer: in winter, Powder Mountain, Snowbasin and Nordic Valley ski resorts, and cross country skiing. Warm weather pursuits include   Wolf Creek 18 hole golf course, alpine trails for hiking and trail riding, biking, boating and fishing on Pineview Reservoir. Only 13 miles from Ogden Airport, 45 minutes to Salt Lake International.