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A Quick Guide to Boat Storage

If you are a boat owner or you are thinking about buying a boat, it is exciting to get your boat out on the water and have fun. But if you haven’t already thought about it, boat storage is an important thing to consider. 
What To Consider When Looking for …

How to Buy Your First Rental Property

Guest post courtesy of our partner, SparkRental – Automated Landlord Software

 

You get it: real estate, even your own home, can produce income.

Maybe you’re bringing in some extra money by renting out storage space in your garage or basement. You might even rent out the occasional room on Airbnb, or …

10 Most Popular Types of Houses In America

10 Most Popular Types of Houses In America

The United States is a melting pot. Not just ethnically, but culturally and socially. What that means in terms of architecture is Americans enjoy an eclectic mix of designs and styles from around the globe.

But, like all art, architectural trends come and go in the United States. What was …

Outdoor Summer Movies in the Park (2019): Utah’s Comprehensive Guide

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy lemonade stands, firework shows and neighborhood block parties. Another fantastic summer tradition are outdoor movies. Check out Utah’s most comprehensive list of the best summer movies in the park.

Know of summer outdoor movie series not listed? Comment below and we’ll add it!

Unless noted, …

ATV Maintenance and Buying Guide

ATV Maintenance Tips and Buying Guide

Just like any other vehicle, an ATV needs a little tender love to keep it at peak performance. ATV maintenance is similar to maintaining a car. You have to frequently check and change the oil, check out the air filter, look for damage on the nuts and bolts, maintain …

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The Millennial Minimalist

If your home is free of clutter, you think twice about spending your money on frivolous purchases, and you are constantly attempting to downsize in any way possible, you may be a millennial minimalist.

Who are Millennials?
Millennials are classified as the generation born between the years 1981-1996. Today, millennials make …

Home Improvements to Make Before Baby Arrives - Neighbor Blog

Home Improvements to Make Before the Baby Arrives

Preparing for a new baby is exciting, expensive, and exasperating all at the same time. Every square inch of your home needs to be transformed into a baby-proof bunker in a matter of months. From nursery interior design ideas to making space for baby storage, here are some home …

Recycle in your community

Recycling in Your Community

It is easy to underestimate the power and importance of recycling, especially when it’s convenient to do so. This might be because we fail to fully link the environment we want with what is required of us to maintain it. It’s easy to forget, for example, that blue skies, …

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Pay Off Your Mortgage Early: 12 Easy Steps

Taking all 30 years to pay off your mortgage will end up costing you thousands more than paying it off early. Thanks to interest rates steadily climbing toward a jaw-dropping 5%, finding a way to subsidize your mortgage is more important than ever.

As you search your no-wiggle-room budget for …

Diverse Neighbors

50+ Neighborhood Block Party Games & Ideas

A neighborhood is a group of people that share similar interests, opinions, cultures or ideas on trends. Since living in a constant state of community is an integral part of life, it is important to establish relationships with those in close proximity (maybe by even sharing your unused storage space …

Landscaping Tips For Beginners and Home Owners

Landscaping Tips for Beginners & First-Time Homeowners

There are a lot of amazing opportunities that owning your first home provides: the chance to customize everything you want, the freedom to put nails in the wall without having to worry about violating your lease, and of course, the yard, and the opportunity to truly make it your …

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Hey Alexa, What Is A Smart Home?

Our world is constantly advancing in many ways. The medication we use, the communication devices we own, and the methods of transportation that would have been unbelievable 20 years ago–technology is amazing. Let’s talk about phones for a minute: they used to be these hug box-like walkie talkies. Then …

Utah Boating Guide - Neighbor Blog

Utah Boating: Top 8 Lakes And Reservoirs To Go Boating In Utah

More than 40 percent of Utah is covered in national parks, national monuments, national forests, state parks, and public lands. With that many opportunities how can you ever hope to make a decision on where to start your recreational adventures? There’s rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, …

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Explore Utah: The Beginner’s Travel Guide To Exploring Utah

Utah is a popular travel destination in the United States. With world-class hiking, biking, and skiing and plenty of other attractions that don’t require hiking boots, it’s no wonder millions of people visit Utah every year.

With so much to explore, how do you make the most out of your …

Be a better neighbor

How to Be a Better Neighbor and Build a Better Neighborhood

Along with comparing square footage and choosing the right floor plan, one of the most important parts of buying a home is selecting the right neighborhood. We all strive to live in the perfect neighborhood, but that doesn’t have to mean manicured lawns and gated drives. The perfect neighborhood …

Utah Rodeos

Best Rodeos in Utah (2018)

There are rodeos held all over Utah during summer months. These cowboy competitions are fun the whole family can enjoy. With a variety of events, shows, and all kinds of livestock, rodeos attract people from all walks of life.

Whether the annual local rodeo is a long-standing family tradition, or …

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Best 4th of July Firework Shows in Utah (2018)

Children waving sparklers, BBQs with fruit-filled green Jello, and patriotic firework shows – these are the things that truly make America great. This 4th of July, Neighbor hopes that you get out and enjoy the company of friends and family as we celebrate the Independence of the United States of America. …

Top 20 Safest Cities in Utah (2018) - Neighbor Blog

Top 20 Safest Cities In Utah

Utah is one of most family friendly and safest states in the nation, often ranking in the top 10. But what are the safest cities in Utah? 

Utah has a lot of different types of towns. Many people live in the suburbs of Salt Lake County or in one of …

10 Most Expensive Homes For Sale in Utah

10 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In Utah

The 10 most expensive homes for sale in Utah are some of the most extravagant and breathtaking Utah homes are nestled deep within a forest, set high on a mountainside, or rest alone amidst miles of open and wild land. Now, why would such masterpieces choose to exist so …

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What Is The Tiny House Movement?

The tiny house movement is growing–and not on a tiny scale. In the past four years, interest in the tiny house movement has nearly quadrupled as tracked on Google Trends. The trend is not just limited to the U.S.; tiny houses are popping up all over the world in countries …

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Utah ATV Trails: 14 Awesome Trails You Can’t Miss

Ready to hit the trail? With mountain ranges, lakes, and even desert, Utah is one of the most beautiful states and perfect for outdoor adventure. And, Utah ATV trails are some of the best in the country.

What makes Utah ATV trails so great is the diversity of the trails. …

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It’s Summer Time!

Does anyone else have May circled in red on their calendar and a countdown that leads to a day written over with “SUMMER”? Or maybe it says “freedom,” “party-time,” or “Mexico–here I come!” I think all students look ahead to that summer sunshine with hopes of napping, swimming and not having …

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One For All The Empty Nesters Out There

Wow, did you ever think you would get to this point in your life? For some parents they’ve been waiting to be empty nesters since their children’s births (like my father). Others dread the thought of their babies growing up and leaving the nest. (Ha, get it? Empty nesters?) …

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Winter Prep For The Outside Of Your Home

Because I am a native Arizonan, the snow and the cold and indoor heating were all foreign to me growing up. But then I moved to the icy mountains of Utah and suddenly my lack of knowledge of winter prep became a problem. Who knew what to do when …

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Where Are The Woman Caves?

Okay we have all heard of man caves, right? Yes, yes boys, we know the drudgery of work and long days and coming home to the crazy kids and messy kitchen and just needing to escape to your own little place to relax and recuperate. It’s where you hang …

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The Official Poor College Student Budget Guide Of 2018

“Free food?!” I’m in that fun phase of life right now where that phrase is enough to wake me up in class. To a poor college student, free food is like the mating cry of a moose: irresistible and essential to survival. We college students live in a tight-knit community …

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How to Save Money In 2019 – 7 Ways To Save

It’s never too late to start a resolution to save money in 2019. So how can you save money this year? There are a few ways. However, before we get into all the tips, it’s helpful to find a compelling reason to save money. For example, it’s much easier …

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Unique Thanksgiving Traditions

Most of us share some pretty typical Thanksgiving traditions – the turkey, rolls, family,  going around the table and saying what we’re thankful for, etc. But if you’re looking to “spice” up your Thanksgiving traditions, all you have to do is check out what your neighbors are doing. Here’s …

paying for christmas

Pay for Christmas… Without Money!

How are you going to pay for Christmas?
1.  Make Homemade Gifts
My family grew up on a very tight budget. We rarely went out to eat, and if we did, it was to Wendy’s. I can’t remember ever getting my own fries or shake – a large fry was split …

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Even Stevens – A Sandwich Shop with a Cause

Even Stevens Sandwiches
Today, one of the biggest challenges in the world and even the United States is hunger. There are focus groups, dedicated charities, consulting firms, and even celebrities trying to solve the hunger crisis. Yet, according to USDA, there are still 42 million Americans, including 7 million children, …

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