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Secrets to Successful Hanging Baskets and Planters

Secrets to Successful Hanging Baskets and Planters

Mark Anderson, owner, Anderson Seed and Garden We all love to have beautiful hanging baskets and planters decorating our homes and businesses. The color and variety they provide during the summer enhances the exterior of whatever structure you decide to beautify...

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Bring the Power of the Sun Home: Five Reasons to Go Solar

Bring the Power of the Sun Home: Five Reasons to Go Solar

Marissa Benson, marketer, GCE Solar 1. Saves money: Solar energy is affordable and can save homeowners thousands of dollars. It’s also a great investment as it increases a home’s property value. With today’s low interest rates, your payment for solar could be lower...

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Neighborhoods Benefit from High Levels of Homeownership

Neighborhoods Benefit from High Levels of Homeownership

Emily Merkley, association executive, Cache-Rich Association of REALTORS® For countless years, homeownership has been a large part of the American Dream, and regardless of economic highs and lows, or the fluctuations of the housing market, owning a home has held fast...

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A Good Defense is the Best Offense for a Beautiful Lawn

A Good Defense is the Best Offense for a Beautiful Lawn

Craig Aston, senior lecturer at USU and co-owner,  A&D Landscaping Lots of nitrogen fertilizer in the spring may make a lawn green and beautiful, but may not be best for the lawn in the long run. I’m not suggesting that nitrogen fertilizer is not good for your...

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Tips for Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

Tips for Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

Isabel Jones, realtor, Dwell Realty Group If you’re a seller, you’ll get a lot for your home and sell it fast — it’s your dream situation. If you’re a buyer in this market, then it’s a different picture. If a buyer isn’t prepared, the process can be...

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7 Things New Homebuyers Should Avoid

7 Things New Homebuyers Should Avoid

Dayia Shurtleff, marketing assistant, Lewiston State Bank Are you thinking about buying or building a new home in the near or distant future? Are you looking to refinance your current place? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, read on! The most...

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Local Couple Makes Growing Dahlias Simple

Local Couple Makes Growing Dahlias Simple

Emily Buckley, editor-in-chief  Dahlias are absolutely fun to grow. Adults and children alike are awestruck by the astonishing blossoms that proliferate on each plant. Petals can be spikey or curly or fringed. Flowers can be delicate and pretty, or crazy and funky....

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Garden Resolutions for the New Year

Garden Resolutions for the New Year

Mark Anderson, owner, Anderson Seed and Garden With every new year many resolutions are made. We make a commitment to follow through on all kinds of goals: personal, financial, educational, etc. However, it can be hard to keep those promises. No one likes to do things...

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The Dream Situation for Your Dream Home

The Dream Situation for Your Dream Home

Karen Shelton, new home specialist, Visionary Homes As you skim your Pinterest boards, you realize you’ve barely touched your many ambitions: a successful dessert here, a failed dinner there and a craft that took much longer to make than it first appeared it would....

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Homeownership Leads to Educational Achievement

Homeownership Leads to Educational Achievement

Emily Merkley, association executive, Cache-Rich Association of REALTORS® Homeownership increases the standard of living for individuals, communities and families, but it is seldom acknowledged how high levels of homeownership benefit children. The stability of...

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Grow Bulbs Indoors this Winter

Grow Bulbs Indoors this Winter

Mark Anderson, owner, Anderson Seed & Garden Once the holidays are over, most people have had enough of winter and are chomping at the bit for spring to arrive. It never comes quick enough! One thing you can do — and this is especially fun with young children in...

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High Levels of Homeownership Create a Healthy Economy

High Levels of Homeownership Create a Healthy Economy

Emily Merkley, association executive, Cache-Rich Association of REALTORS® In addition to producing civic and social benefits, homeownership also produces powerful economic benefits in our local, state and national community economies. The economic benefits of the...

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Living Outdoors

Living Outdoors

Jared Gilman, owner, A&D Landscaping  When your mom told you to turn off the TV and play outdoors, she knew what she was talking about. Being outside is good for our mental and physical well-being. An anthropological UCLA study, in the book “Life at Home in the...

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Gardening Magic: Fall Bulbs

Mark Anderson, owner, Anderson Seed and Garden  Some people just don’t have the knack for growing plants. They enjoy them, but when it comes to growing them, they just lack that “green thumb” that comes naturally to others. Fall bulbs, however, should come with the...

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Family Firsts: Canning with Family and Friends

Family Firsts: Canning with Family and Friends

Tara Bone, contributing writer  Juicy peaches, crisp apples and plump tomatoes are abundant — it’s harvest time! Whether you’re reaping the benefits of a garden, noticing produce stands popping up, or enjoying produce from neighbors, ‘tis the season to preserve the...

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The Seller’s Market

The Seller’s Market

Emily Merkley, association executive, Cache Rich Association of REALTORS® The old adage ‘there’s no time like the present’ rings true for both buyers and sellers in the Cache Valley real estate market. A high demand for housing and a low inventory has created a strong...

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Home Sweet Home: How to Prepare for Home Improvement

Home Sweet Home: How to Prepare for Home Improvement

by Heidi Pfaffroth, Lewiston State Bank  “Plan now for your home’s longevity.” Start planning now for home repair and replacements so you aren’t surprised when the time comes around. The graphic below shows some estimates (although actual costs may vary) for the...

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Five Tips for Refurbishing Furniture

Five Tips for Refurbishing Furniture

by Schae Richards, community editor Is that old dresser of yours collecting dust? Does that end table need a fresh look? Michelle Jones, owner of Brushes to Beauty in Hyde Park, offers five tips for turning those worn pieces of furniture into beautiful treasures that...

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