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Local Summer Fun

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which for Utahns means the beginning of summer! Most Salt Lake, Davis and Utah county schools have just one week of school left, while others throughout the state – along with all of the colleges and universities in the area – have already ended. Local outdoor pools, waterparks and splash pads have now opened and June marks the beginning of predictable warm weather through Labor Day and beyond.

Although popular summer destinations for locals include trips to Disneyland, Las Vegas and Lake Powell, there is so much to be done right in our own backyard! Here, we’ve compiled a list of over 30 things to do this summer for all interests and ages. Many of these activities ...

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09.11.2017

Fall Maintenance on Your Home

Fall is the ideal time of year for home maintenance. Whether you choose to tackle these tasks yourself or hire a professional, maintaining your house is a solid investment in your financial future.

Here’s a partial checklist for home maintenance:

Gutters – Inspect and clean all gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters can damage your home’s exterior or even cause water to seep into your basement. Standing water also makes your home more prone to developing rust and corrosion. Consider installing mesh guards to keep leaves and other debris from settling into the gutters. Overcoat – Make sure all gaps and cracks around doors and windows are sealed with either caulk or weather-stripping. Homes with air leaks around doors and windows can account for ...
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09.04.2017

Fall Activities in Utah

Fall is in the air. If you love the changing seasons and are looking forward to sweater weather around the corner, check out the list of seasonal activities we have put together.

Utah State Fair – Running September 7 to 17, the Utah State Fair is beyond ordinary. This family-friendly event features a carnival, rodeo events, music concerts and 4-H animals. 155 1000 West, Salt Lake City, Utah Snowbird Oktoberfest – This annual event is at the Snowbird Ski and Summer resort. “Men’s Journal” voted it one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests in the country. Starting August 12 and running through October 15, every Saturday and Sunday features a lineup of traditional German beer, food and activities. This festival attracts more than ...
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08.21.2017

Back to School

Your kids played their way through a beautiful Utah summer, and now it’s time to head back to school. As a parent, what can you do to simplify your life and your kids’ routines? Simple! Follow these 10 organizational tips and be well on your way to a low-stress school year.

Family Bulletin Board – To help make sure your family stays on track and organized throughout the week, set up a family bulletin board in a central location, such as in the mudroom, laundry room or kitchen. Make sure to add family events, such as sporting events, practice times, lessons and doctor appointments. Having a family calendar will help ensure everyone stays on track and knows where everyone is at ...
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08.14.2017

The Benefits of Living in South Jordan, Riverton and Herriman

Utah’s housing and job markets are booming. South Jordan, Riverton and Herriman are located just south of Salt Lake City, and these areas are rapidly growing. Whether you’re looking to move to a Utah house or are relocating for work, this is one of the fastest developing areas.

Here are the top reasons why so many Utahns love this area:

Safety – South Jordan is one of the safest areas in Salt Lake Valley. While the population is more than 50,000 and growing, the crime is extremely low. In fact, violent crime is less than one incident per 1,000 residents. New – The area is newer, which means that neighborhoods and homes are in great shape. This means that more homes feature central ...
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08.07.2017

Tailor Built’s Exclusive Lender

Utah’s housing market is on fire! With the median home price at $293,000 and an economy that is rapidly growing, we understand why people are flocking to our beautiful mountain state.

Over the last 40 years, Utah has seen an average appreciation rate of 4% each year. Poised for even greater growth, experts predict that over the next one to five years, appreciation will be approximately 4.89% each year. These remarkable statistics have attracted several big name employers. This includes software giant Adobe that just announced that they are going to be building a new $90 million facility, which will double Utah’s workforce. In June, Amazon announced that they would be building a $200 million fulfillment center in Utah. Businesses are ...

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