Monday, October 27, 2008

Perils of Landlording: Pyromaniac Tenants

My clients just barely closed on a fantastic bargain triplex along the River Project. There had been some problems with house fires recently as supposed vagrants began to find shelter in a group of homes across the street set for demolition. Well, it turns out that it wasn’t transients responsible…its my client’s brand new tenant! By the’s a second-degree felony to start a home on fire. Looks like its time to start marketing for a new tenant. Here is a link to the news article and video the tenant talking to news crews before her arrest.

Cleaning Up Ogden: Jefferson Historic District Demolition

Great before and after photos. This beautiful Victorian home has been a five-plex since 1905. Its a former listing of mine. The city recently purchased the home from my clients in an effort to prepare it to become a single family home and return it to owner occupancy after over a century of being a rental property. One of the issues at hand was the awful home next door. It was a "cat lady" house with filth galore. You could smell the home from the street. Definitely a case for the Health Department. This property also came landscaped with 100 year old Siberian elms as a special bonus. The city purchased this awful property as well.


Awe...doesn't that look better. Now there is room for a garage or yard for the victorian home.

My wife and I actually looked at purchasing this home back in 2004 but decided it was way to big of a project for us at the time since it would have been our first. I would feel comfortable taking it on now.

NOTE: This home is now for sale for only $35,000! This is not a typo. This is a great opportunity to restore an Ogden treasure. If you are interested in this home give me a call and I will walk you through the hoops.

Here is a montage of the interior and neighborhood.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Brief Reprieve

Due to some personal business that is very pressing at the moment, I will be away from the blog for the next several weeks. There are lots of topics to cover and information to share when I get back. Plan on drinking from the fire hose when I return after November 4th.