Cheryl Bourland's blog

When Does a House Need Air?

You might think that a home can never be too airtight; after all, everyone knows that sealing cracks and eliminating drafts is the surest way to greater heating and cooling efficiency. However, there is a certain amount of air flow that any home requires to remain fresh and functional. In other words, even your house needs to breathe! Keep reading to learn why this is the case and how to tell if your castle is too impenetrable for its own good.

Market Trends Improve Over Last Year But Are Still A Challenge

agent handing over keys The market today is a weird mash-up of years past and a whole new series of events that are a huge unknown in the business. Mortgage rates are low but so is inventory of both new builds and existing homes. These factors often mean a hot real estate market with increasing home prices and tight bidding wars among buyers. While this is exactly the situation that we are facing now things are bound to change as the year progresses. More and more people are deciding this is the right time to sell but also have to realize that they need to find a place themselves to live in. Increased inventory will tend to slow down the huge spike in prices but may not hold it off too much. 

Simple Ways to Reduce Your Water Use

With several states across the country living the reality of extreme and severe droughts, many people have become more conscious of the amount of water that they use on a daily basis. Even if you live in a region with no water supply issues, reducing your water consumption can result in a large decrease to your utility bills. With these time tested theories in mind, here are some simple home upgrades that will drastically decrease your water use according to curbed.com!