Cheryl Bourland's blog

Preventative Tips for Extreme Weather Events

icicleThere is a lot we can learn from the extreme weather events we experienced previously that had much of the area snowed in, iced over, and suffering from extreme cold temperatures. While the weather was not what we are used to there are some lessons we can take from this so that we can be more prepared in the future for any extreme weather we may encounter. Whether it is extreme cold or heat or flooding and natural disasters we must be prepared for what the future could hold.

Mortgage Points, Explained

If you've applied for a mortgage before, you likely heard the lender reference rates and points. While most people are familiar with rates (the percentage of interest that must be paid on the loan annually), fewer borrowers understand how points affect their mortgage. With rates as they are now at a higher levels you may be able to use mortgage points to your benefit. While they aren't for everyone you will want to find out if they are something that can help. Keep reading for a quick primer covering the basics of mortgage points and how they can benefit you!

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Installing Tile

With the holidays coming up and the option for a long weekend or end of the year vacation occuring you may want to update your kitchen. Have you always thought that your kitchen would look amazing with a tile backsplash, but you don't have the funds to pay a professional? Is it going to be just too hot to be outside and you have some free time over the weekend? Fear not, this step-by-step guide has everything you need to know in order to install the tile of your dreams! Not only will this kick your interior up a notch, it will also raise your home's value!