Cheryl Bourland's blog

Getting a Second Mortgage Quote Can Save You $1,400

Everyone loves the thrill of finding the best deal, whether it's on a pair of shoes, an appliance, or even a car! Why then do so many home buyers fail to shop around when it comes to the most expensive item of all: a mortgage? Last April, Freddie Mac estimated how much extra money buyers are likely to pay over the course of their loan by failing to get multiple rate quotes, and the number wasn't cheap! In fact, they found that getting just one extra quote would save the average borrower over $1,400!

Should You Switch to a Tankless Water Heater?

Have you ever considered switching from a traditional water heater to a tankless system? Tankless heaters offer a variety of advantages compared to their water-storing counterparts, the most notable of which is their ability to provide an unlimited supply of hot water. Unless you enjoy cold showers, this feature alone can make a tankless system worth installing; however, there are several additional reasons to consider making the switch to tankless. Keep reading for a quick guide to the pros and cons of a tankless water heater!

Should I Be Concerned About My Home's Hard Water?

You probably don't think about it much unless something goes wrong, but water is one of the most fundamental needs in any home. Cooking, cleaning, hygiene, gardening... All of these tasks invariably require a steady supply H2O. If, for some reason, your home was to lose access to water, you would be immediately concerned; however, have you ever considered the quality of your water? When it comes to quality, one of the simplest and most important characteristics of your home's water is its hardness, which describes the concentrations of minerals within the water itself. Keep reading to learn about this common issue and why you should care about it in your home.