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woman clipping mint from her indoor herb garden

How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

Fresh herbs are a great way to add flavor to practically every meal you prepare, but they aren’t always easy to find and can be expensive. Growing your own herbs is one way to always have the flavors you want without going to the grocery store. You don’t have …

Utah County Splash Pads

Utah County Splash Pads 2020

Make a trip to these Utah Valley splash pads part of your summer bucket list! They’re fun, free, typically located near city parks, and are finally starting to open up for the season. All splash pads below are located in Utah County and are ordered from north to south. …

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9 Best Parks in Los Angeles to Explore

As with any large city, you’ll find many parks in Los Angeles. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the highest-rated parks in the city and tell you what makes them so special. Because everyone has different tastes, we’ve included a little something of everything. If …

scenic drive around Los Angeles down Sunset Boulevard

12 Best Scenic Drives Around Los Angeles

While you may have heard plenty of jokes about the traffic nightmare on I-405 over the years, you’re just as likely to have heard about the joys of driving all over and around the city. There’s no shortage of scenic drives to enjoy. When driving around Los Angeles, there …

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The Ultimate Guide to Los Angeles Farmers Market Trips

Heading off to a farmers market in Los Angeles is a surefire way to get local-grown produce at great prices. If you’re looking for a Saturday farmers market that will help you find quality produce, start the search in your own neighborhood. Many local neighborhoods have their own cultures, …

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Top 10 Movies Filmed in Los Angeles

If you’re a movie fan visiting or living in Los Angeles, you can have a fun — and affordable — day out driving around some of the places where your favorite movies filmed in Los Angeles were shot. Whether you’re planning to explore the famous locales on your own …

woman tending to her vegetables after learning how to make a raised garden bed

How to Make a Raised Garden Bed

A raised garden bed solves many problems associated with typical gardens. Whether your reason for choosing a raised bed style is because of poor soil, lack of space, or simply to avoid weeds, you’ll need a few more supplies and a different approach to build your new garden. This …

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Guide to Real Estate Investing for Beginners

Real estate has remained a sound investment that can yield large profits for beginners and veterans alike. Even if you have been considering real estate investing, you might not know where to start. This guide real estate investing for beginners provides you with broad overviews of some basic real …

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How to Pressure Wash a Deck

As you gear up for some back yard enjoyment with a freshly cleaned home this spring, one daunting task you might be dreading is how to get your deck to look shiny and brand new. The simplest and fastest way to get that deck spruced up is with a …

woman and her child cleaning the pool as a summer pool maintenance chore

Ultimate Printable Guide to Pool Maintenance for Your Home

Maintaining your swimming pool is essential for healthy summer fun, but it can be easy to forget all the details involved with proper pool maintenance. Whether you’re looking for a guide to pool maintenance for beginners or you need to jog your memory on the specifics of pool care, …

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How to Insulate an Attic: The Ultimate Guide

As much as 25% of your home’s heat could be escaping through your poorly insulated attic. Just as importantly, an improperly insulated attic can lead to ice dams, which eventually cause expensive leaks and dangerous structural damage to your home.

Calling in a professional to insulate your attic could quickly …

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How to Remove Ink From Clothes

When an ink-based accident occurs, it seems like Murphy’s Law is always there to ensure your favorite clothes are involved.  Whether your ink pen at work is the culprit or your toddler found the one permanent marker that exists in your home, there is a laundry hack out there to …

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 …

Millennial minimalists

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 …

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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 …

Happy Old People

5 Stages of Empty Nest Syndrome

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?) …