If you’re thinking about buying a new home in the South Ogden area of Utah you’ll want to take a look at this infographic from Mint.com. It shows the pros and cons of buying versus renting and then what to do if you decide now is the time for you to buy a home.
The Cantebury floor plan is a lovely patio home with two bedrooms and two baths. At over 1700 finished square feet this home has plenty of room for a small family or empty nesters.
The kitchen of this home is spacious and designed around todays busy family. With plenty of counter space and cabinets there’s ample room for storage. The island with sink makes a great space to prepare holiday meals and still be part of the gathering with access to the living room.
The master bedroom has both shower and soaking tub as well as dual sinks. The large walk in closet provides considerable storage space.
The Cantebury is just one of our many patio home floor plans available through Nilson Homes of Utah. Click here to see our other floor plans and contact Jed to learn more about building a new home with Nilson Homes.
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
From our families to yours, we wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
Looking for a fun event for the whole family after the festivities of Thanksgiving? If you have family or friends in town for Thanksgiving be sure to treat them to the delightful Ogden’s Christmas Village and Electric Light Parade.
Christmas Village illuminates Ogden’s downtown area with magnificent displays and holiday lights every year from the Saturday after Thanksgiving through January 1. Spectators find themselves in a dazzling winter wonderland set aglow with Christmas lights and a unique setting of cottages modeled after Santa’s village at the North Pole.
Since its beginning in 1962, Christmas Village has grown to a mammoth and extraordinary seasonal attraction. Each year thousands of tourists and citizens come to view the Christmas lights and cottages, drawing visitors from great distances as well as local families who have made visiting Christmas Village part of their Christmas tradition.
Ogden’s holiday season begins the Saturday after thanksgiving with the Electric Light Parade that fills Washington Blvd from 22nd Street to 26th Street. The parade is full of elaborate floats, sensational themes, and fantastic performers.
Santa always plans his arrival in Ogden for this day. He comes in on the last float of the parade and when he reaches Municipal Gardens, he flips the magic switch to turn on the lights and illuminate all of Christmas Village.
Parade floats are on display along 25th Street through the night, live entertainment is featured in the amphitheater, and the opening ceremony wraps up with a spectacular fireworks show. It’s the official kickoff to a month-long celebration of all the magic Christmas brings.
Winter is just around the corner and there is plenty to do to make sure your home is warm and buttoned up tight against the elements. Learn how to winterize your home from the experts in electric and gas heating, Bromic Heating. These 10 energy-saving tips will help keep you warm while saving you money at the same time.
NAHB, 2013 - Spending a few minutes each week caring for your home is essential to ensuring its livability and value now, and getting the best sales price later. Home Maintenance Made Easy: What to Do, When to Do It, When to Call for Help published by NAHB MyHome Press, an imprint of National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), explains the small, but significant steps home owners can and should take to keep their home in good working order.
Home Maintenance Made Easy shows home owners how to maintain their home’s building envelope and major and minor functional systems such as heating, electrical, and plumbing. The book provides a place to store important papers like receipts, instructions, warranties and contact information. It also includes monthly suggestions for maintenance and cleaning that will simplify upkeep, and a home maintenance schedule for all major home components. Home owners can also utilize the online tools provided to store maintenance records, contact information and other details about the home electronically.
“This comprehensive resource provides a sensible approach to regular home maintenance, using tips that have been tested and recommended by professional builders and remodelers,” said NAHB Chairman Rick Judson, a home builder from Charlotte, N.C. “Home owners will learn how to better care for their home with the book’s guidance on how to tackle simple home projects, troubleshoot various issues, as well as tips for saving money and knowing when it is best to call a professional.”
Home Maintenance Made Easy will help home owners:
• Manage tasks with handy month-to-month checklists
• Organize records of parts, repairs, warranties, replacements, and phone numbers/contact information in one place
• Troubleshoot problems step-by-step
• Learn when to “do it yourself” and when to call in a pro
• Assemble an inexpensive home maintenance toolbox
• Avoid costly mistakes
• Save money on home repairs
Home Maintenance Made Easy is available for purchase at http://www.builderbooks.com/ for NAHB members andhttp://www.myhomepress.com/ for non-members. Spiral bound/83pages, $19.95 retail, $17.95 NAHB member, ISBN 978-0-86718-718-2. The eBook is available at ebooks.builderbooks.com ($19.95 retail/$17.95 NAHB member).
Many live in fear of high utility bills, but an efficient home can actually be a money making machine. You might be surprised to learn there are multiple ways to make money off a home that generates its own energy. Instead of paying high utility costs, you can get paid for having a sustainable home. Check out this infographic from Wellhome to learn more.
If you’ve ever wanted to step back and live a more serene and peaceful life you might want to consider doing it in this beautiful Nilson Homes featured community of Silverleaf Estates in South Weber, UT.
This community was designed for dream homes to be built. From the large lots to the luxury floor plans available this picturesque community is nearly perfect.
Homes in Silverleaf Estates are built on large wooded lots with spectacular mountain views. Secluded but close enough to large cities so you can still stay connected.
13 different floor plans are available to choose from. If you prefer a the simplicity of a rambler we can build that. If you’re looking for something larger we have that too. Our floor plans range in size from 1400 finished square feet to over 3000 finished square feet.
To learn more about Silverleaf Estates of South Weber, UT please contact Nilson Homes.
Are you getting funny looks from your neighbors? Have you been excluded from the block party and holiday pot lucks? Maybe it’s because your house is a bad neighbor? Take a look at this infographic from Improvement Center to see if you’re guilty of any of these annoying offenses.
Nilson Homes builds home is some great communities in Utah. From Layton to North Ogden there are some lovely communities to build in and this week’s featured community is Hooper Landings of Hooper, UT.
Hooper Landings is a neighborhood with some fantastic amenities. A family friendly community with plenty of space to build your dream home. Lots are large and feature secondary water. Close to great schools and community parks these homes are perfect for families with children of all ages.
Many different styles of floor plans are available to build in Hooper Landings. From single level living to two story homes, ramblers and split levels, you can build the kind of home that suits your lifestyle when you build with Nilson Homes.
To learn more about Hooper Landings or any of our other great communities please contact Nilson Homes.