Rates are Low, Mortgage Applications Up

As June began, we are optimistic that the housing market will continue to gain steam, despite April’s poor numbers. Existing home sales were rough in April, dipping to their lowest levels since July 2010 and showing a 17.2% year-over-year decline and a decline of 17.8% between March and April. The month of June on the Outer…

Tips for A Well-Maintained Home

Do you have a handyperson, a painter and a plumber you can trust? Find out the essential home service pros to know If you are a first-time homeowner or have recently moved to a new area, establishing relationships with the pros you’ll be calling on time and again for regular maintenance — and unexpected repairs…

Bathrooms With Stylish Walk-In Showers

Pros use tile and color to create a cohesive feeling in rooms with curbless and low-barrier showers Check out these Bathrooms With Stylish Walk-In Showers from Houzz. Walk-in showers do a lot more than just provide space in which to get clean. These showers, which have no curb or a low curb and often are…

Tile Trends for 2020

Check out the top tile trends for 2020 from Houzz. Many new tile products in 2020 feature geometric and floral patterns, a continuing trend. And recent overall design trends like dark walls, muted tones and the color blue have made their way into tile design. “We are seeing lots of large-format tiles. They offer a…

Cooking with Sam – Beignets

Cooking with Sam – Beignets   ½ oz Yeast 3 Cups Warm Water 1 Cup Sugar 2 Cups Evaporated Milk 4 Eggs 2 Teaspoons Salt ½ Cup Butter 13 Cups of Flour Bloom yeast in the water for about 10 minutes. Add all other ingredients to the mixer, use a dough hook. Add yeast to…

One Year Later – Missing Dad

March 12th, 2020. I cannot believe you have been gone for one-year Dad. This year has gone by so fast and has been filled with so many emotions that I have never felt before. I keep saying this happened so fast and I can’t believe it happened, but I am grateful that you aren’t in…