The Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors and the The Northern Wasatch Home Builders Association have partnered with Nilson Homes in order to build a new construction home for a special needs family. The new home is substantially discounted thanks to Nilson Homes and it’s subcontractors that donate their supplies and labor. The Realtors and Affiliates further help to make the home more affordable by hosting fundraisers throughout the year and by collecting donations from individuals and local businesses, in which all funds raised go directly to the Have A Heart Home project.

Your help and contribution is greatly appreciated. Please fill out the form on our Charity page and return it with your donation to any of the locations listed below or you can mail it to our corporate office:

Nilson Homes
5617 South 1475 East
South Ogden, Utah 84403

“On behalf of the families that will benefit from your donation, all those involved with the Have A Heart Home project thank you.”

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Style, and by association, your interior decoration decisions, are each extensions of your personality. There are many ways to express personality through design, and it’s easier than ever these days to find styles that are a direct match to the expression you would like to portray.

Over the past decade, the Internet has helped to innovate the way individuals decorate. A growing number of people are discovering more unique and customizable means of decorating their home through online inspiration boards, virtual tools, and sharing through social media. Take a look at the following infographic from HSN to find out how social media is revolutionizing Home Decor.

How Social Media is Revolutionizing Home Decor

by HSN.


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This gorgeous home is under construction, so act now and you’ll be able to make some of the final decisions! The interior and exterior of this home are both  absolutely gorgeous and with 3,359 sq. ft. of living space you’re sure to find a way to keep your home and life organized. This home is located in the prime location of Syracuse Utah. You’ll be surrounded by numerous activity possibilities and have easy access to  shopping centers, schools, a fantastic church, and much more!

To view a showing of this home be sure to contact DustinMorgan at or call at 801-695-6098

Community: Bridgeway Island
Price: $330,990
Beds: 6
Baths: 3
Total Sq. Ft: 3359
Finished Sq. Ft: 3359
Contact: Holly Williams – 801-628-1226
Extended 3 car garage, Finished basement, hardiboard exterior, Upgraded cabinets, Granite countertops, 3 tone paint

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The following infographic from Pashmina Developers lists the top 5 reasons of why owning a home is preferred to renting one. The top five reasons as listed in this infographic are equity gains, the freedom to renovate your home, the pride of ownership, cost, and tax advantages.

The infographic also lists some of the prime factors for investing in property in 2014. The top reasons include self employment, meeting growing families needs, and as a long term investment.

An Infographic on �Why OWNING a home is better than RENTING"



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Fire safety is one of the biggest challenges we face today. Annually it claims the lives of millions out of which more than 40% are children. Household fires are dangerous, destructive, and too common. This infographic from Arbella Insurance is a Guide to Household Fire Safety and Prevention.

Home Fire Safety

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Did you know that October is National Fire Prevention month? Now is an excellent time to examine how prepared for a fire you really are. Do you have a home escape plan? Have you changed the batteries in your smoke alarm within the last year? You can get more information about Fire Prevention Month at the NFPA’s website.

Here’s an excerpt from the NFPA about their theme for Fire Prevention Week of 2014. The article has some helpful tips on ensuring your  family is prepared for a fire. 

“Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives:  Test Yours Every Month!”

NFPA, 2014 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today announced “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week 2014, October 5-11. As the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, NFPA announced the theme at its 2014 Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.

“Smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire, but they need to be working,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. “Unfortunately, many home fire deaths result from fires where a smoke alarm is present but does not operate. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme focuses on motivating people to test their smoke alarms each month to make sure they’re working properly.”

According to NFPA statistics:

  • Having a working smoke alarm in the home cuts the risk of dying in a fire in half.
  • On average each year, three out of five home fire deaths result in fires where there are either no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
  • In one-quarter (23 percent) of the home fire deaths, smoke alarms were present but did not sound.

“Nearly 3,000 people continue to die in fires each year, with most of those deaths occurring in homes,” said Carli. “The vast majority of home fire deaths are preventable, and working smoke alarms play a big role in helping reduce those numbers.”

NFPA recommends:

  • Installing smoke alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Testing all smoke alarms every month by using the test button.
  • Replacing all smoke alarms every 10 years or sooner if they don’t respond properly when tested.

Fire Prevention Week occurs annually in October during the week in which October 9 falls, commemorating the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Each year, NFPA works in coordination with partnering companies, organizations and fire departments to promote Fire Prevention Week and its fire safety messages throughout North America.

For more information on Fire Prevention Week and this year’s campaign theme, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives:  Test Yours Every Month!”, visit

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at

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The colors around your home can affect your psychology more than you realize. Different paint and accent colors are better suited to different rooms in the house, although you want to be careful not to overuse certain tones. If you’re looking for home decor tips, the following infographic from HouseHunt is a great guide on how to paint a room to boost mood and enhance each individual room.


How to Paint a Home


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NAHB, 2014 - Fueled by strong single- and multifamily growth, nationwide housing starts rose 15.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.093 million units in July, the highest level since November 2013, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.

“A return to production levels over one million confirms that consumer confidence continues to improve,” said Kevin Kelly, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del. “Propelled by a healthier economy, more and more people are feeling ready to buy a home.”

Single-family housing starts were up 8.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 656,000 units in July, while multifamily production jumped 28.9 percent to 437,000 units.

Regionally in July, combined single- and multifamily housing production rose in the Northeast, South and West, with respective gains of 44 percent, 29 percent and 18.6 percent. Total production fell by 24.8 percent in the Midwest from an unusually high June level.

“July’s increase in starts combined with rising builder sentiment proves that June’s production dip was more of an anomaly than a reversal of the market,” said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe. “We should continue to see a gradual, consistent recovery throughout the rest of the year.”

Issuance of building permits registered an 8.1 percent increase to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.052 million units in July. Multifamily permits rose 21.5 percent to 412,000 units while single-family permits increased by 0.9 percent to 640,000 units.

The Northeast, South and West registered overall permit gains of 18.8 percent, 9.6 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively, while the Midwest posted a 0.6 percent loss.

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Whether you are preparing your home for sale, or getting your home ready for out of town relative, these tips from The Picket Fence will have your home looking beautiful, polished, and inviting for any occasion.

The Simple Staging Guide for Home Decor


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Olympus floor plan

The Olympus floor plan by Hallmark Homes of South Ogden, UT is a spectacular home worthy of its name. At over 2300 finished square feet this home has 4 bedrooms and 2 and a half baths on three floor of beautifully designed home.

The bedrooms are all located upstairs with a beautiful master bedroom suite. The walk in closet is spacious and there is an option for a grand master bath which includes two basins, a soaking tub and walk in shower. Three more bedrooms fill out the second floor along with a family room.

Olympus floor plan by Nilson Homes of Ogden Ut

The main floor is open making it perfect for entertaining. The kitchen is open to the dining room and living room allowing for the host or hostess to remain a part of the gathering even while preparing the meal. And gourmet meals are in order in this fabulous kitchen. With grand island and plenty of counter space and cabinets this kitchen is a place you can cook in.

2 car garage, patio and covered porch are just some of the other great amenities of this wonderful home by Nilson Homes of South Ogden. If you’d like to learn more about this 2 story floor plan please contact Jed from Nilson Homes of South Ogden, UT.

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