Parade Magazine Advertising

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 in Blog

Parade Magazine Advertising

If you're interested in advertising in the Bear Lake Parade of Homes magazine now is the time to get in!  Take a look at our advertising spec sheet here and give Suzanne a call:  801.204.6308...

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2015 Peoples Choice

Posted on Jan 27, 2016 in Blog

2015 Peoples Choice

Ladies and Gentlemen, The wait is over.  It is time to announce our winner for the 2015 People's Choice Award for our 10th Annual Parade of Homes.   Grandkids Retreat! Built by Smart Construction.   This is the third year that Smart Construction has taken home the most coveted award in our parade.  We would like to congratulate and thank Smart Construction and their team for all the beautiful hard work they do in our valley!   Our VIP awards are as follows: Best Floor Plan-Maple Seclusion-Threshold Homes Best Millwork/Finish-Clearbrook-Lifestyle Homes Best Outdoor Living-Grandkids Retreat-Smart Construction Best Curb Appeal-North Shore Escape-Lakeview Cabins Best Kitchen-Meadowlark-Lakeview Cabins Best Master Suite-Grandkids Retreat-Smart Construction Best of Show-Maple Seclusion-Threshold...

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Posted on Dec 8, 2015 in Blog

        Attention HBA members! This years "Denim & Diamonds' date has been announced.  Jan 15th, 2016 At the Falls Event Center, Salt Lake City. If you haven't been down to this event yet, now is the time! It is well worth the drive and time to rub shoulders with some of the other builders in the sate and stay in tune with what is happening on a state HBA...

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Parade of Homes Results

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in Blog

Parade of Homes Results

We have wrapped up another successful parade here in the  Bear Lake Valley. First and foremost we would like to thank our builders and home sponsors that contributed to the great success we had. We had incredible homes built by Innotech Constructors, Kendall Homes, Lakeview Custom Cabins and Smart Construction along with homes sponsored by Bear Lake Realty, Epic Recreation and Sunrise Resort. We'd also like to thank our sponsors for helping us with all the advertising: Bear Lake Realty, Cache Valley Media Group, Epic Recreation, Media One of Utah and Zions Bank. Now for the fun part of the news. Our VIP Awards and People's Choice are as follows: Best Millwork/Finish:    #7  The Bear Hollow-Kendall Homes Best Outdoor Living:      #3 Shakes on the Lake-Smart Construction Best Floor Plan:                #2 Western Craftsman-Innotech Constructors Best Curb Appeal:           #4 Beach Retreat-Smart Construction Best Kitchen:                     #5 The Cabin at Fox Glove-Epic Recreation by Lakeview Cabins Best Master Suite:           #3 Shakes on the Lake-Smart Construction Best of Show:                     #8 Sunrise Resort at Harbor Village-Sunrise Resort by Lakeview Cabins   2014 People's Choice:    #3 Shakes on the Lake-Smart...

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2014 Parade of Homes magazine

Posted on Apr 5, 2014 in Blog

2014 Parade of Homes magazine

    We are gearing up for our 8th Annual Parade of Homes and beginning work on our parade magazine.  This magazine serves a dual purpose as it advertises the parade of homes to each our our parade visitors and also is distributed year round to visitors to the Bear Lake valley by builders, realtors and businesses as a HBA Member guide.  You'll get great exposure to thousands of Bear Lake visitors by advertising in this magazine.  Please call with any questions or to reserve your ad...

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The “Not-So-Obvious” Benefits of Buying New

Posted on Mar 18, 2014 in Blog

Prospective home buyers have the choice of two types of houses on the market: resale or new. Home buyers planning to buy a brand-new house or condominium often cite energy-efficiency, open layout, a warranty, and being able to select appliances, flooring, paint colors and other design elements as factors driving their choice. But builders say that buyers can be drawn to a new house for reasons that aren't so obvious.  Below are a few more benefits of a brand-new home that you may not see in the sales brochure. Building a Community Together A brand-new community is one of the built-in benefits of many new homes. When families move in to a subdivision at the same time, often lasting bonds of friendship and neighborliness are formed right away. Nobody is the “new kid on the block,” and many home builders host community block parties in new developments to help owners meet and connect. Popular amenities like pools, walking trails and courts for tennis and basketball offer additional opportunities for interaction among neighbors of all ages.   Often new communities are comprised of home owners in the same stage of life, such as young families or active retirees, so neighbors can get to know each other through carpools, PTA meetings, tennis matches or golf games. Entertaining Throwing a party in an older home can be a challenge because smaller, distinct rooms make it difficult to entertain guests in one large space.  Builders are responding to today’s home buyer preferences with layouts featuring more open spaces and rooms that flow into each other more easily, like the popular great room.  While you are in the kitchen preparing dinner, you can still interact with guests enjoying conversation in the family room without feeling closed off. The feeling of spaciousness in today’s new-home layouts often is enhanced the higher ceilings and additional windows that bringing in more light than you would find in an older home. A Clean Slate For some buyers, parking the car in a sparkling-clean garage or being the first to cook a dinner in a brand-new kitchen is part of the appeal of new construction.  In addition, you won’t have to spend time stripping dated wallpaper or repainting to suit your own sense of style. You can create your own home décor from the get-go! The advantages of being the first owner of a home extend to the outdoors. Instead of inheriting inconveniently or precariously placed trees, or having to tear up overgrown shrubs, you can design and plant the lawn and garden you want. Outlets, Outlets Everywhere! Homes built in the 1960’s and earlier were wired much differently than houses today.  Builders had no way of anticipating the invention of high-definition televisions, DVRs and computers that we enjoy today — and the very different electrical requirements they would introduce.  New homes can accommodate advanced technologies like structured wiring, security...

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