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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 ...

Lehi-based Entrata releases data on Wasatch Front rentals

Entrata, a comprehensive property management software provider based in Lehi, has released data on renting in Utah that will give renters — and some homeowners — pause. “The last couple of years have brought a lot of change for the housing market, and Utah was no exception,” said ...

Sunday Drive: 2022 Subaru Outback gets even more rugged with Wilderness Edition

Seems like every time we get to drive a new Subaru, it takes us back to when we met and got engaged, as we both owned a new Subaru at the time. For each of us, these Subarus were the first brand-new vehicles we had ever owned at that point in our lives. When we met, Deanne had just purchased a ...

Fischer: When picking home upgrades, be ready to pay

Anatomy was not a subject I registered for at any time during my college career. While I comprehend and retain the names of basic body parts, once we start digging into the bones (pardon the pun) and the various names of the slimy innards, I’m at a loss — until my radius and ulna started ...

Sunday Drive: Infiniti goes back to its roots with the new QX55 crossover

Almost 20 years ago, the INFINITI brand brought forth the FX SUV. It quickly became a sensation in the automotive world, not only for its great looks, but also because it was very powerful and what could be called the first-ever SUV coupe. The FX was really how what we now know as a crossover ...

Fischer: After many moves, life presents chance to reunite with friend

Almost 25 years ago, I moved to Layton. I came here kicking and screaming; swearing that I would return to my heartland of Salt Lake City within three years. I couldn’t imagine living in a place where everything I needed wasn’t within walking distance. I was used to a downtown heartbeat, ...