If you have been searching for ways to reduce energy consumption and shrink monthly utility bills, look no further! Comfort24-7.com – your Chicagoland resource for HVAC contractors, air conditioning tips and heating services – brings you simple things you can do to save money right now. What are you waiting for?
Red Canyon Village is a friendly community in Evanston, WY. Just minutes from I-80 this community features luxury town homes at affordable prices. The town homes in Red Canyon Village feature three bedrooms, two and a half baths and are over 1400 square feet of perfectly designed home.
Amenities of these lovely town homes include galley style kitchen with plenty of counter space for food prep. Abundant cabinets for storage and open to living area. The laundry off the kitchen is convenient.
To learn more about this maintenance free town home in a great community of Red Canyon, WY please contact Nilson Homes.
Do you want to make your home sweet home? Is it really possible to make your home look different, and refreshed, in ten minutes? Can you really redecorate a room in ten minutes? You can if you follow these easy tips from Curtains and Curtains.
Looking for a beautiful new home in Northern Wasatch, UT consider building our featured floor plan the Hamilton.
This beautiful 4 bedroom home has many amenities such as large kitchen with plenty of cabinets and storage and large island for food prep or dining in. Hardwood flooring and granite countertops make this a dazzling kitchen to work in.
The master bedroom suite features a private toilet, soaking tub and large walk in closet.
The Hamilton is an open floor plan with expansive windows for beautiful views and to bathe the home in warmth and light.
At over 4586 square feet this home has plenty of space. 3 car garage and plenty of living area. To learn more about this fabulous home design with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths please contact Nilson Homes.
DIY home improvement projects are surging in popularity! In fact, 72% of homeowners organizing an improvement project plan on doing the work themselves. You can learn what it takes to complete the most popular home improvement projects by browsing through this infographic from a San Mateo equipment rental company.
Nilson Homes is a partner in the Rocky Mountain Power ENERGY STAR® New Homes program. If you’re looking to build a new home that is up to 30% more energy efficient than standard homes you’ll want to discuss building your new home in Northern Wasatch with Nilson Homes.
What does it mean to be Energy Star Certified?
Each ENERGY STAR Certified New Home is independently verified to be at least 15% more energy efficient than a home built to code, and features additional measures that deliver a total energy efficiency improvement of up to 30% compared to a typical new home.
If you’d like to learn more about building an Energy Star Certified home in North Ogden, Mountain Green, West Haven or any of the other areas we build please contact Jed Nilson.
Walking around your neighborhood you may see recycling cans on your curb, solar panels on your neighbor’s home, hybrid vehicles in nearby driveways, and mass transit stops just a few blocks away. With all the efforts our communities make to reduce, reuse, and recycle, are other neighborhoods following suit?
How about state-wide efforts? MPHonline.com has created a shocking new graphic entitled, “How Green is My State”, which details each states’ use of mass transit, renewables, recycling, water quality, air quality, gas, and Co2 in an easy to read, interactive map. Each state is colored according to their ranking, from best to worst, and with a simple click you can see where your state ranks in comparison with others for each of the areas mentioned above.
When clicking on your state, pay attention to where it ranks in easy-to-adopt areas like recycling. Recycling is simple and free (Or even a moneymaker). California ranks #1, with New Jersey in #2. Utah is #51, and Delaware is #50. via http://www.mphonline.org/green-states/
NAHB, 2014 - Markets in 59 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released today. This represents a net gain of one from the previous month.
The index’s nationwide score held steady at .87. This means that based on current permits, prices and employment data, the nationwide average is running at 87 percent of normal economic and housing activity.
Meanwhile, 32 percent of metro areas saw their score rise this month and 84 percent have shown an improvement over the past year.
“Despite the cold weather that has constrained economic and housing activity across much of the nation this winter, markets are returning to normal levels,” said NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del. “As the job and housing markets continue to mend and the onset of spring releases the pent-up demand for new homes, this will bode well for the remainder of 2014.”
“The strong energy sector is at the forefront of the recovery and centered in many small and mid-sized markets in Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota and Wyoming,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “In fact, these four states account for eight of the top 10 markets on the LMI and 45 percent of the markets that are at or above normal.”
“The number of markets on this month’s LMI at or above 90 percent of previous norms has climbed to 130 – a positive trend to watch as the year progresses,” said Kurt Pfotenhauer, vice chairman of First American Title Insurance Co., which co-sponsors the LMI report.
Baton Rouge, La., tops the list of major metros on the LMI, with a score of 1.41 – or 41 percent better than its last normal market level. Other major metros at the top of the list include Honolulu, Oklahoma City, Austin and Houston, Texas, as well as Harrisburg, Pa. and Pittsburgh – all of whose LMI scores indicate that their market activity now exceeds previous norms.
Looking at smaller metros, both Odessa and Midland, Texas, boast LMI scores of 2.0 or better, meaning that their markets are now at double their strength prior to the recession. Also at the top of the list of smaller metros are Casper, Wyo.; Bismarck, N.D.; and Grand Forks, N.D., respectively.
The LMI shifts the focus from identifying markets that have recently begun to recover, which was the aim of a previous gauge known as the Improving Markets Index, to identifying those areas that are now approaching and exceeding their previous normal levels of economic and housing activity. More than 350 metro areas are scored by taking their average permit, price and employment levels for the past 12 months and dividing each by their annual average over the last period of normal growth. For single-family permits and home prices, 2000-2003 is used as the last normal period, and for employment, 2007 is the base comparison. The three components are then averaged to provide an overall score for each market; a national score is calculated based on national measures of the three metrics. An index value above one indicates that a market has advanced beyond its previous normal level of economic activity.
Editor’s Note: In calculating the LMI, NAHB utilizes employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, house price appreciation data from Freddie Mac and single-family housing permits from the U.S. Census Bureau. The LMI is published on the fourth working day of each month, unless that day falls on a Friday — in which case, it is released on the following Monday. The most recent employment data was not available for the March index so for this month only, the employment data from February was reused along with updated permit and housing price data.
For historical information and charts, please go to nahb.org/lmi.
Michelle Obama has made it her mission to improve the diets of our children through education and inviting children to plant the First Garden with her. This infographic from Good shows the layout of the garden and what it is they plant. The produce grown in the First Garden is used in the White House kitchen and the rest is donated to area food shelves and shelters.
Have you started planning your garden yet?
Nilson Homes has a beautiful model home for sale in Country Haven of West Haven, UT. This model home is affordable, eco friendly and filled with handsome amenities.
At over 3000 square feet and with 6 bedrooms this home has something for everyone. Some of the great features include granite countertops, raised panel knotty alder kitchen, 4 car garage, covered trex deck, full landscaping, gas fireplace and much more.
This model home is located at 3555 West 3900 South – West Haven, UT 84401 with an asking price of $349,900.
If you’d like to learn more about this model home for sale in Country Haven or would like to learn about other homes for sale from Nilson Homes please contact Lori Belnap at 801-644-6683 or email email@example.com.