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On May 20, 2017, hundreds of runners, spectators, and visitors will flock to Ogden and Ogden Valley for the annual Ogden Marathon. 

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Created in 2001, the Ogden Marathon is an annual race and charity event held every summer in Ogden, Utah. The event actually holds seven different races: a full marathon, a half marathon, a 5K, a relay marathon, a corporate cup, a "Kids K,"and a wheelchair division. 

The race begins eight miles east of Huntsville on Highway 39, just below the Red Rock Outfitters Ranch. The starting elevation is 5,400 feet. The first six miles of the course are on a gradual descent. From there, runners enter into the town of Huntsville and turn north on Highway 166. The course

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Relax and Reflect over Easter Brunch at Snowbasin

Aahhhh…Sundays. Everyone loves Sundays. For most people, it’s a day of relaxing, reflecting, recreating or worship. A day for resetting and rebooting after a hard week, and dumping data to make room for the next.

A popular choice for indulging oneself on Sunday is the family brunch outing, and the Easter holiday is an especially popular holiday for a feast.

There are a plethora of options for the Sunday brunch, but when it comes to elegance, a spectacular setting, and a gourmet buffet, no one does it better than Snowbasin. 

The Easter Brunch at Snowbasin Resort offers everything you would expect in a decadent, delicious and delightful spread, all while using “spring inspired ingredients.”

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Thai Curry Kitchen

By Brian Nicholson, Mountain Luxury

It might seem strange that the inspiration for a Thai themed restaurant would come from a place like the Grand Targhee music festival, but that’s exactly what happened. The light bulb went on over Steve Ballard’s head as he was looking for some lunch at the festival, located an exotic 7,842 miles away from Thailand on the western slope of the Tetons in Alta, Wy.

“The festival was selling everything from hamburgers, hotdogs and the usual junk,” said Ballard. “But there was one food vendor with a longer line than everyone else, so I thought I would go take a look.” That vendor happened to be an older American guy and his wife, very likely from Thailand, who had the most simple set up for

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By Brian Nicholson, Mountain Luxury

Fort Lauderdale? No way. Las Vegas? Save it. Cancun? Gracias, pero no. There’s plenty to NOT leave home about during spring break right here in Ogden, why go anywhere else? 

Spring break is typically an excuse to make like migratory birds and head south to find a warmer roost. The sunshine and accompanying vitamin D can be alluring after staring at grey skies and cold temps for most of the winter. However, before making one too many swipes with the plastic money, take a look at what Ogden has to offer during a much needed break from school. Most of these activities are likely the same reasons you chose to live here in the first place.

Reason #1 - Epic Snow Pack.

Think about it. Most of the past few years

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Making Ogden Valley Home - Interview with Steve and Tina Yagla

Pictured above at the site of their future home, Steve and Tina Yagla originally hail from Geneva, IL (about 40 miles west of Chicago). Long time ski vacationers to Snowbasin, they recently decided to call the Wasatch Mountains home and make the move. Mountain Luxury had the pleasure of providing them with their real estate needs- including finding a rental while their dream home is being built by Peterson Builders, a dog sitter for their business trips back home, and locals to explore the outdoors with. Welcome to the Ogden Valley!

Q: Why did you decide to move to Ogden Valley?
A: Snowbasin!

Q: From your perspective, what's the biggest advantage to living up here?
A: Where to

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Mountain Luxury recently sold the highest priced home on the Ogden Valley market to date and continues to be the market leader in home sales. Thank you for choosing Mountain Luxury Real Estate and Development!

"...beautiful home on the lake! I am so lucky to have such great clients! The market is getting better all the time!" - Brandi Hammon

Please visit Mountain Luxury Real Estate and Development for more information.

By Brandi Hammon

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Hardship Letter is One of the Most Important Documents in Loan Modification and Short Sale Processing

Borrowers who are considering a short sale of their property or doing a loan modification must be prepared to provide the lender with a hardship letter. This letter describes the financial distress which the Borrower is undergoing. Along with the financial information such as tax returns, personal financial statements, cash flow worksheets, etc., the hardship letter paints a very good picture of the Borrower's situation that the tax returns and other hard numbers may not convey.

A hardship letter should not be longer than one page. It can be, but it is better to present your case clearly and concisely in three to four paragraphs at the most. Make

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Public notice is hereby given that the Town Council of Huntsville, Utah, Weber County, will hold a Public Hearing on February 2nd, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. at the Ogden Valley Branch Library. To discuss the following item: As reported in the last couple Huntsville Town Council and Huntsville Planning Commission meetings, the Town recently completed the purchasing of the vacant property where the old Valley School stood. The purchase was made possible by the combination of a Federal community development block grant (CDBG) and a bank loan. The grant made this important acquisition possible, but requires the building of a new Town maintenance building which will replace the

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This post is courtesy of one of our favorite landscape architects, Laurie Van Zandt of Utah. She does an excellent job at defining spaces, transitioning to indigenous vegetation and well, keeping outdoor living spaces at their best. Several area homes in Park City, Deer Valley, Eden and Huntsville bare her signature.

Putting Your Garden to 'Bed' for the Winter

Autumn in the Ogden Valley is amazing. The shadows are so defined, the light is amazing, the color show seems to go on and on. However, it can also be very fickle - one day has gorgeous blue skies and 'shorts and sweater weather', and the next day can be a wet soggy mess with freezing temperatures. This can make it difficult to know what to do and when to put your garden to 'bed' for the

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Utah winters bring the gift of champagne powder renowned as the greatest snow on earth. Although this is one of the most coveted gifts of nature, Utah boasts unique landscapes from slot canyons in Zion National Park to the snowy peaks of the Wasatch Mountains. Here you will find friendly people filled with exuberance and a plethora of accessible world class exploits. While most of the nation is experiencing a recession in real estate, Utah, although slower than in previous years, remains stable and is still a phenomenal value. The state has enjoyed a population growth of 85,000 over the last year with more companies looking to relocate to the area.

Mountain Luxury Real Estate represents properties in the greater Ogden area including the mountain towns

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