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In Weber County, 70-percent of assessment appeals are successful. Here’s what you need to know.

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For many homeowners, the day the county property assessment arrives in the mail is a day of reckoning. It’s nice to see that your property investment is going up in value, but if the assessment comes in too high, the new tax bill can be painful. On top of that, there are also many instances in which your assessment may be higher than your property’s true value. This, in turn, will lead to you paying more than your due in taxes. 

This isn’t necessarily a case of The Man trying to skim a little extra off of the back of the people. By and large, county assessors try to put a fair value to each property. But accurately assessing the value of tens of

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10 Reasons Why Homes Don't Sell

Generally speaking, home sellers want their home sold as quickly as possible. When the process takes longer than expected, the seller wants to know why (rightly so). We’ve compiled a list of the most common mistakes that lead to a real estate listing not selling, and how to fix them!

 

  1. Photos Suck
    The photos suck.

    First Impressions Matter!

    The search starts online; over 93% of buyers are using the Internet to find their home. Bad lighting, grainy quality, or even just bad angles can turn someone off in an instant. Hiring a professional photographer costs more but pales in comparison to the amount of money you are leaving on the table if you don't. Read more about professional real estate photography HERE.

  2. Staging
    As is?” Psh, as if.

    Repairs,

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Skyline Residents Happy in a Roundabout Way

Residents along the Skyline drive corridor will now be driving in circles, thanks to the completion of two sections of roadway connecting Weber State with Highway 89. Each project, one by Weber County and one by Ogden City, is meant to increase access to main roads like Harrison Boulevard and Highway 89.

The project added two roundabout intersections, one at Combe Road and Skyline, the other connecting Country Hills Drive, 1600 East, and Skyline Drive - previously an awkward arrangement of connecting roads. Even though access is much quicker southward toward Davis County and Salt Lake, some residents are still left with their heads spinning. 

Despite the worry of increased traffic along the roadway,

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Pet of the Month April 2018

April 2018 Pet of the Month

NAMES:  Snickers and Oreo

BREEDS:  Chihuahua/Dachshund mix and Border Collie

AGES:  2 years and 1 year

GENDER:  Both Males 

ADOPTION FEE:  $100 – Includes two $40 vouchers to use towards their neuter. It also includes current vaccines and goodie bags.

HISTORY:  These dogs must be adopted together because of the close bond they have with one another. The former owner was relocating and couldn’t continue to care for them. Snickers is very calm for a Chihuahua and rarely barks. Oreo is more active and takes a minute to warm up to people but becomes very loving after that, offering human-like hugs. This pair can be very playful and would be fine around children older than 6.

Call Weber County Animal

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March 2018 Pet of the Month

NAME:  Neko

BREED:  Pit Bull Mix

AGE:  1 year, 2 months

GENDER:  Male

ADOPTION FEE:  $85 – Includes a $40 voucher to use towards his neuter. It also includes current vaccines and goodie bag. He will be available on March 8th

HISTORY:  Neko is a sweet boy with a ton of energy and would fit well with someone with experience with his breed. A wooden or vinyl fenced yard would be ideal so he can run around and burn off all that excess energy. He’s a ball of muscle and will chase a ball until your arm wears out, not his enthusiasm. He walks well on a leash once the initial excitement of going for a walk wears off. He doesn’t play well with cats and needs a slower introduction to other dogs but knows the sit

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Seeking Receptionist Rock Star

Are you a shining star, an over achiever, a believer in doing things right the first time, and a wizard with google docs? Do you love Microsoft programs and use them efficiently? Are you friendly, team oriented and lighthearted all while executing tasks and answering the phones with a smile. If yes, we want you to come work for us! We want someone looking to stay a while so we can laugh with you and make you part of our working family. 

We love self starters and change makers. If you see something that you can make better, just do it. We want a lover of people that can help our clients by taking the time to listen to their needs. We don't care so much about what jobs you had in the past, but we want to know what

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Congratulations it’s RACE WEEK!!! 5/14

It’s week 17 and you should feel pretty excited to get after your goal this Saturday. You might feel that after a three week taper, you are super energetic and ready to tackle the race you have been training for all winter. On marathon morning, make sure you don’t change anything you did to prepare for you previous long runs. Any change in your diet, clothing, shoes, or other items you haven’t used before could be trouble. Stick with what you have done for the past 17 weeks and have the time of your life. The work has been done. You’re ready. Now go get it!!

Here is this week’s plan: 

Monday: Easy cross training session of biking or rowing or swimming

Tuesday: 5 miles at about your predicted

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January 2018 Pet of the Month

NAME:  Nanook

BREED:  Siberian Husky

AGE:  3 years

GENDER:  Male

ADOPTION FEE:  $85 – Includes current vaccines and goodie bag. He will be available on January 8th 

HISTORY:  Nanook was an unclaimed stray dog found in Harrisville. He’s very friendly and high energy and may work well in a family environment with older children, maybe 8 and above. He likes to jump up on people and would require an active home life and some obedience training. He stays mostly quiet in his kennel without a lot of barking. 

Call Weber County Animal Services at 801-399-8244 for more information.

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**Every Saturday starting December 30th.

Attention all powder hounds! Please join us for our Aprés Ski Party at the Escapes at Edgewater community at 5598 E. Hwy 39, (at the end of Old Snowbasin Rd. and Hwy. 39 - see map below). Local drinks for young and old will be on hand to wet your whistle along with light hors d'oeuvres. All are invited to view Edgewater homes from 4:00-7:00 pm. Come and relax with us after spending the day on the mountain.

 

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The Scoop on Septic Systems

If there’s one thing everyone loves talking about (not really), it’s the nitty-gritty of septic tanks. In Ogden Valley and other rural locations, it’s a very real part of life and one that homeowners have to deal with every three to five years when it’s time to address possible service issues with your sewer system. In this blog, we’d like to dig into the issue a little deeper.

For those who are unaware, here are the basics. A septic system is an underground wastewater treatment structure, commonly used in rural areas without centralized sewer systems. These systems use a combination of nature and proven technology to treat wastewater from household plumbing produced by bathrooms, kitchen drains, and laundry.

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