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Ogden Utah is Best Place for Business AND Careers!

ogdenForbes Magazine recently disclosed the results of their 16th annual look at the Best Places for Business and Careers.

Several Utah communities made the list, however Ogden went from 16th on the list to 11th this year. Can I hear an “OH YEAH!”?

According to the report, “Ogden business costs are fourth lowest in the U.S. at 24% below the national average, and high school attainment is off the charts with 93% of adults possessing a degree.”

Forbes has also ranked Ogden #2 in the Forbes list of “America’s Most Livable Cities”. (I think Forbes has a thing for Ogden.)

As WONDERFUL as these are, there are many MANY other reasons to make Ogden Utah your home.

According to the City of Ogden’s relocation guide, “Ogden is a great place to live – and it’s very affordable.  In 2013, Forbes ranked Ogden the 8th best city in the U.S. for raising a family. This ranking is based on Ogden’s relatively high incomes and low cost of living, along with affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, and good schools. Ogden offers the benefits of both a city and a mountain town – without the usual high costs of either.”

If you’re thinking about buying a home in Ogden, there may be help available if you don’t quite have enough saved up to purchase your home. Ogden has a loan program for down payments or closing costs providing $3,000 to $5,000 assistance for homes in specific areas within the City of Ogden.

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In Summary*:

Loans can be used for down payment, closing costs, or principal reduction toward the first mortgage loan balance.

Income guidelines apply. Income Guidelines 2014

Borrower(s) must provide $500 of his/her own money toward the purchase.

 Ogden City sworn Police Officers and Ogden City Firefighters can receive a $10,000 loan when buying their primary residence within the overall target area.

Zero interest, deferred payment that is repaid in full in the event of sale or if the borrower discontinues property as primary residence.

For details please refer to the Own in Ogden Guidelines & Application 07.14 or you may contact Ogden City Community Development for further assistance.  Own in Ogden funds are available on a first come, first serve basis.

*above information is from the Ogden City Homes website – please click HERE for more details and information.

There is also assistance through the Ogden City Homes programs for Home Exterior Loans to help homeowners with exterior and some interior home improvements or maintenance.

Ogden is a GREAT place to live – Whether you’re locating or relocating in Ogden, there are some great homes on the market right now. Contact us today – or check out our very user friendly website – to find your #1 spot in Ogden – your new home. Our team of local experts is ready to guide you through the home-buying process. We are committed to fast, professional and courteous service to help you understand and feel at ease throughout the home buying process. Our trained and licensed agents specialize in the Northern Utah area real estate market and are prepared to find the right home and get the best price.

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