Since 2005, Ogden City has been purchasing, restoring, and reselling homes in certain neighborhoods to owner-occupant buyers through the Home Sweet Ogden program. These newly restored homes and in some cases, newly built homes, are located in Ogden’s older neighborhoods, and are designed to complement the historic architecture of the neighborhoods. The city also provides special financing assistance to help homebuyers qualify for the properties.
If you are a buyer, you may be able to snag a great deal on an awesome house that has been completely updated. As long as you qualify income wise (You can’t make too much money) and you plan on being in the home for the required period of time, then you are qualified to make an offer. Several of these homes are located in Ogden’s most charming neighborhoods, featuring old historic architectural features in eclectic neighborhoods. See what’s available right now by clicking here.
Home Sweet Ogden homes typically have updated plumbing, electrical, and heating systems. The roofs, windows, and doors are replaced where needed. The homes are sold complete with new carpet and/or hardwood floors, kitchens, baths, and appliances. The quality and level of improvement on Home Sweet Ogden homes is top notch. It’s hard to believe that the city is able to invest so much into these homes and still offer them at some competitive prices.
Types of properties available in the Home Sweet Ogden Program include:
- Asset Control Area (ACA) homes: HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) repossessions that are acquired by Ogden City and completely remodeled (there are special HUD guidelines for these homes)
- Rehabilitations: homes purchased and remodeled by Ogden City.
- New “Historic” Homes: new homes built in Ogden’s older neighborhoods and built consistent with historic styles in the area.