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Seven Days to a Holiday-Ready Home

Seven Days to a Holiday-Ready Home

Teresa Adcock, Northern Utah Chem-Dry Is your home merry, bright and ready for holiday guests? If it still needs some work, here is a seven-day checklist to help you prepare your home for holiday entertaining. Day one:  Walk through your home making notes of any...

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Cut the Stress and Enjoy Feeding a Crowd

Cut the Stress and Enjoy Feeding a Crowd

Wil Wood, owner, Love to Cook Kitchen Kneads As a child, I didn’t realize the culinary education I was receiving. When I moved out and started cooking for myself and one or two others, I realized what my talented mother had been doing all those years. It blew my mind...

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Deck Your Halls to Create Holiday Magic

Deck Your Halls to Create Holiday Magic

Emily Buckley, editor in chief  Decorating is a big part of setting the mood for the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be stressful or cost a fortune. Andrea Walters, the decorator and buyer at Locals Gifts in Logan, offered the following six tips to...

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The REALTOR® Value: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Real Estate

The REALTOR® Value: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Real Estate

Emily Merkley, association executive, Cache-Rich Association of REALTORS® With a focus on informing home buyers and sellers of unknown issues that can arise during real estate transactions, this article addresses home pricing and valuations (or current market value)....

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Secrets for Decorating Beautiful Christmas Trees

Secrets for Decorating Beautiful Christmas Trees

Mark Anderson, owner, Anderson’s Seed and Garden Each year, as we decorate the store for the holiday season, we always have guests stop and ask, “How do you do it? Every year, I come into the store just to see all the beautiful trees, and I’m never disappointed. Each...

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How to Create a Beautiful Holiday Tablescape

How to Create a Beautiful Holiday Tablescape

Leslie Carpenter, The Lily Sage The holidays are coming, and so are dinner parties. With loved ones surrounding it, your table will be the star of the event. Make sure to set the right tone by creating a beautiful tablescape. The first thing I do when creating a...

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The Real-tor® Value

The Real-tor® Value

Emily Merkley, association executive, Cache-Rich Association of REALTORS® When you find yourself in the position to buy or sell a home, one of your first thoughts might be to try to sell it on your own to save money. You’re not alone! Many homeowners and potential...

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Planting New Lawn

Planting New Lawn

Mark Anderson, owner, Anderson’s Seed and Garden “It’s just too hot to plant grass seed!” I’ve heard this from a number of gardeners this summer, and while it has been exceptionally hot, their assumption about the heat is wrong. From the first of August through...

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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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