Life at Home

How Your Energy Bill Could Help You Save

October 16, 2014

How often do you look at your energy bill? If your interest stops at AMOUNT DUE, you may be missing out on some ways to save energy and money. Energy bill basics Each utility company has its own way of invoicing you, but here are some fairly universal points you’ll find on most energy bills: Meter readings. You should see a current estimated or actual meter reading and a reading for the previous month. The difference between the two numbers is your energy usage for…

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Life at Home

Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas

September 29, 2014

It’s finally fall—the season of hearty soups, cozy mittens and pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING. What better way to celebrate than by bringing the natural beauty of autumn into your home? Here are a few ideas that may help inspire your fireplace mantel décor this year: THEMES Are you planning to decorate for each of the holidays, or will you stick with an overall fall theme until winter? If you want to acknowledge the holidays but don’t have time for two or three mantel makeovers during the season,…

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Local Stories

Best Places to Live: American Fork, Utah

September 25, 2014

Located just 15 miles northwest of Provo and 30 miles south of Salt Lake City, American Fork seamlessly blends small-town charm with big-city amenities. The steadily growing city, which is primarily situated east of I-15, was named one of the Top 100 places to live in the U.S. by Money Magazine. And we wholeheartedly agree. Read on to learn why A.F. (that’s what the locals call it!) is the newest addition to our Best Places to Live Series. SHOPPING, DINING & COMMERCE American Fork, which…

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Selling a Home

Tips on Crafting a Listing to Help You Sell Your Home Faster

September 17, 2014

A successful listing is defined both by how well it’s written and by the quality of its exposure—that is to say, how well you’ve leveraged traditional mediums with newer web resources to tap into the largest pool of potential homebuyers. For tips on both fronts, check out our advice below on how to write a successful listing that casts a wide net. START WITH THE RIGHT SELLING AGENT A good selling agent will work with you to write the best listing possible and see that…

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Selling a Home

Tips for Selling Your Home: To-do’s When Putting Your Home on the Market

September 5, 2014
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Between traditional advertising and increasingly diverse methods of self-promotion, your home listing could enjoy more exposure than was possible even five years ago. The possibility of extra online and foot traffic is a definite boon for selling your home—so long as you put in the work to separate yourself from the competition. Help your home stand out with these helpful to-do’s for putting your home on the market. Enhance your curb appeal Your home’s exterior is the one thing you can’t hide from view, so…

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