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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 the...

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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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Realtors are Advocates for Your Rights

by Emily Merkley, association executive, Cache-Rich Association of REALTORS®  The ideals of the American Dream, Democracy and The Land of Opportunity are what make a nation, and particularly this nation, something to be admired. Strength, integrity and equality are...

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Deer Repellent: Find What Works for You

by Mark Anderson, owner, Anderson’s Seed & Garden  I used to enjoy seeing the occasional deer bouncing through our yard. When I was younger, I remember only seeing deer during cold, hard winters with deep snow cover. Today, it’s like a free buffet at the Anderson home...

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Real Estate Agents are the Real Experts

Real Estate Agents are the Real Experts

by Emily Merkley, association executive, Cache-Rich Association of REALTORS®  A home is an investment, and the objective of any investment is to make the greatest return as possible when it comes time to sell. With the hope of saving on agent commissions and...

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Stay Productive During the Dormant Season

Stay Productive During the Dormant Season

by Mark Anderson, owner, Anderson’s Seed and Garden It’s difficult for an avid gardener to survive the winter months. Yes, there are some great outdoor activities available to Cache Valley residents during the gardening off-season like cross country and downhill...

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The Golden Rule of Real Estate Sales

The Golden Rule of Real Estate Sales

by Emily Merkley, association executive, Cache-Rich Association of REALTORS ® The experience of buying and selling a home or property can be stressful and make you feel financially vulnerable, so choosing the correct agent to represent you is of utmost importance. How...

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