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Current Climent in Utah - Moving?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by N8B, May 23, 2011.

  1. N8B
    Joined: Sep 28, 2009
    Posts: 476



    The wife and I have been taking about re locating back to Utah.
    I grew up in Ogden and have not been back in 13 years.

    How goes it? (All Utah Valley)
    Whats it like now?
    Housing prices?
    Hot Rods now a-days?

    Anything you would like to add? It's been a long time and I miss my family up North.

    I'd like to hear from
    Uncle Max (Hi Max!?)


    Thanks in advance,
  2. KJSR
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,444

    from Utah
    1. Utah HAMBers

    I'm new to the area so I cant speak to your questions but I bet if you posted your question on the HAMB site you would have a better chance of getting feedback.

    I know the winter is a little different than SoCal...haha
  3. vegas
    Joined: Feb 6, 2008
    Posts: 269


    Bummer to hear you're thinking of moving...How can you give up living in a house with more garage space than every place I've ever lived, combined?! :eek: ....Vegas can wear on you after a while though, and I hear you on the family thing...I'm from WI, so I haven't been back in years either.
  4. N8B
    Joined: Sep 28, 2009
    Posts: 476


    Don't worry Corey.
    I am sure it will take awhile. My compound won't be easy to sale nor will the other place I have here.
    p.s. sorry about the weekend. Guess what? I was working!
    Remind me though I have some White Wall cleaner I want you to try. I remember you saying you use the bleachclean.
    I have some citrus stuff that is not as harsh.


  5. vegas
    Joined: Feb 6, 2008
    Posts: 269


    Working...You?! What a surprise!
    Sounds good, Nate. Let me know when you're free from the previously mentioned activity!
  6. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

    from Las Vegas

    Well, I don't know how one can leave this beautiful weather (perfect for cruising, rodding, flying and boating), but I do understand the desire to be 'back home'. I cure myself of that by heading up there (WA) on a regular basis and realize that the climate here is more conducive to the above-noted activities than almost anywhere else. California may be a bit better, but I cannot stand their politics.

    Best of luck if/when you move - I'm sure there will be many here that will lament your departure.

  7. milkweed
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 567

    from SLC UT

    The farther north you go the better prices on houses weather is good..
  8. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,198


    I'm certainly not one that'd be a good barometer of now vs. then since I'm an east-coast transplant. I mean, there's still a good deal of culture shock even at 4 years into living here.

    As far as housing, if you've got the means, you can find a decently-priced home with whatever ammenities you're looking for. However, it's all (and always will be) about location. I'm downtown and if it weren't for a super-easy and short commute to work (15 minute walk or 8-10 minute drive) I'd be somewhere where I can have property enough to play a game of catch and have a nice-sized shop, you know 2000+ sq ft. :D Wanting those things and being downtown means we'd be spending A LOT of money to get what we want.

    One of the things I pay attention to is the housing prices. They're continuing to fall, which means there's a good chance you'll buy a home before the market hits bottom.

    I've spent a lot of time in Ogden, for my last job, and a few of the people whom I worked with spoke of Ogden's crime and down-trodden state BUT I disagree. It's rarely on the evening news: I take that as a positive indicator. Plus, I see a lot of building and updating going on. However, only visiting, it doesn't allow me to really "get" the area.

    I do like West Jordan where SteelJunkieII lives as far as property types. He's got a neat little piece of property and a decent-sized shop. There's still oportunity to buy a piece of property there that has something more like what I grew up with.

    When it comes to hot rods, I think Utah's lucky to have Bonneville. It's my most fun time of the year, as well as something I dreamed about as a kid. The Utah HAMBers are a pretty decent bunch, too. I got to spend some time with them this past weekend at the swap meet and we had a bunch of fun. I'm a fairly private guy, I wouldn't exactly say shy, but it takes me a little bit to warm up, so I don't mix it up as much as the others. However, these knuckleheads (oops, I mean gentlemen :D ) are a pretty decent bunch. They're easy to talk to and have good sense of humor and they'll help a guy when he's down. I respect them for that.

    That was pretty long-winded, sorry about that. :eek:

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