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Fischer: Time to bury some outdated real estate myths

Part I: Back in 1987, before the advent of podcasts, when all there was to do for entertainment was talk to each other, I made my first and last acting debut. I was working for a local television station at the time, and we were doing a story on urban legends. Since local stations do not budget ...

NWAOR: Ogden-Clearfield ranks in top 10 for home price growth

Ogden-Clearfield home prices are growing at one of the fastest rates in the country. That’s according to a new report that says Ogden-Clearfield’s home price growth ranks No. 6 out of 262 U.S. metro areas. According to the study, Ogden-Clearfield home values increased nearly 22% in a year ...

Tech Matters: Guide to buying a new iPhone 13

Orders have begun for Apple’s new iPhone 13 series, and in some cases, your new device will be available for pickup or shipping once your order has been placed. The lower-priced units, the iPhone mini and the standard iPhone, look to be in stock, while the top-tier models, the iPhone Pro and ...

Layin’ It on the Line: There is a secret about longevity, living a long time

“The secret is simple: The longer you live, the longer you live!” — Lyle Boss What happens if you live longer than you expect? How do you make sure your funds last as long as you do? Do you invest in stocks? Bonds? Keep your money in the bank? Increased life expectancy is extending the ...

Sunday Drive: 2021 Hyundai Sonata proves it can stand the test of time

A week in the mid-summer heat of July proved to be perfect timing for an opportunity to drive the new eighth-generation 2021 Hyundai Sonata. The all-new-in-2020 sedan is Hyundai’s longest standing and most successful model, and after a week, we were completely impressed with its looks, design ...

Fischer: New agent gets wild introduction to life as a Realtor

“Welcome to real estate.” Those were the words I spoke to the new agent I was training who had just had his first of many horribly awkward experiences showing homes. Jack (whose name has been changed to protect the little bit of innocence he may have left in him) had just gotten his real ...

Weber County’s annual Historic House Tour back after 2020 cancellation

OGDEN — After being canceled last year due to COVID-19, Weber County’s Heritage Foundation’s annual Historic House Tour is back this Saturday. The Historic House Tour has been an annual event for 43 years. This year, the tour will be centered around the Warner Home, located at 726 25 ...

Tech Matters: Working remote? Watch out for malicious work docs

As many companies have delayed or reversed their plans to bring workers back into the office because of the surge in COVID cases, you shouldn’t be surprised to know that cybercriminals have seized the opportunity to ramp up efforts to attack employees who work remotely. Malicious office ...

Weber County home valuations jump 19.7% as market surge continues

OGDEN — Home prices are going up, up and up in Weber County. That's been the well-publicized trend along the Wasatch Front, and figures from the Weber County Assessor's Office and a local real estate agent show that Weber County is no exception. The median assessed valuation of a Weber ...