The federal government is increasing the limit for conforming mortgages from $417,000 to $424,100 in most areas of the United States starting Jan. 1, 2017.  This is the first increase since 2006!  This may help…

The darker a waterproof stain is, the longer it will last. When picking a waterproof stain, the rule of thumb is that products with more pigment will last longer. A clear stain will last only…