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    Ogden Utah is one of the 10 Best Cities for Cheapskates!

    Recently Kiplinger.com released the “10 Best Cities for Cheapskates”. Well, I rather call it being “frugal”.

    Ogden ranked #2 on the national list of the 10 Best Cities for Cheapskates.

    One of the basic questions many homeowners ask is how much does it cost to live here? The cost of living in Ogden is 10% below the national average. Our basic living expenses for housing, groceries, utilities and low health care cost are 8.8% BELOW average. However, at the same time, Ogden has the highest income per household of all the cities on the list . In fact, the median income of Ogden is actually 18.2% more than the median income in the entire United States!

    So, not only do you get a very affordable home in Ogden, but it’s also in a great location with so many great local attractions like the 100 year old 25th Street Historic District, the 152 acre Nature center and Dinosaur Park – not to mention skiing! The National Geographic named Ogden best skiing for “powder skiers who don’t like crowds” on Snowbasin and Powder Mountain.

    RealtyTrac.com recently ranked Utah #4 in the top housing markets for good health (based on lifestyle) and building real estate wealth! “While families have many good options across the country in terms of places where healthy living is evident and the prospect of appreciating home prices is solid, there are some markets that clearly stand head and shoulders above the rest,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac. “The markets considered for the Health and Wealth list all have strong appreciation potential.  Some are healthier than others.  This report not only features those top markets for appreciation but also highlights important health- and wealth-related factors for families to research in any market before they make the decision to buy a home.” 

    And then there’s the beauty or our area ….. The video below is a flyover of the Ogden area during the fall a few years ago. My flyover with WhirlyBirds shows just how beautiful the city of Ogden and our surrounding areas are.

    Ogden, Utah, may be just the place for you, but you won’t know unless you take a look. There is a real benefit working with a team of experts. Contact the Spring Bengtzen Realty Team today to find out what we can to for you!

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