vermont real estate: When Choosing Roof Shingle's! Home Owner's, Home Buyer's - 01/28/08 09:15 PM
 

 
 
 
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You should work with your roofing contractor, when you are needing a new roof!
Because until there are new standards set and they are enforced, there is a real need to be careful when choosing your roof shingles. One option in choosing them is to avoid fiberglass shingles and using organic felt shingles, which have not shown any premature cracking problems. There has been some organic shingles that have been reported to blister and curl, but this problem is not as widespread as the cracking of fiberglass … (10 comments)

vermont real estate: A Country Breakfast Casserole - 01/19/08 03:05 PM
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Happy breakfast recipe for ya.
The ingredients for this is
1 roll a 12 to 16 oz. sausage package of your liking.
6 bread slices
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of milk
1 package of country gravy mix or your own gravy.
2 cups of shredded cheese
2 tablespoons of melted butter and something that I like to add Paprika
Directions
1. Crumble sausage into a large skillet, cook it over a medium heat until it's brown, stirring occasionally. Then remove the sausage and drain it on some paper towels. Spread the sausage over … (21 comments)

vermont real estate: A Checklist for New Construction and Trees! Home Buyer's, Home Owner's - 01/13/08 11:04 AM
 

 
 
 
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This is Part 5 of New Construction and Trees!
Checklist
Make a scaled detail map of your property:
Show the location of all utilitys and location of structures and driveway.
On-site identification of all of the above, marked on the ground.
Identify any and all trees for removal.
Choose the younger trees to save.
Choose areas of trees to save rather than … (18 comments)

vermont real estate: Part 2 of New Construction and Trees! Home Buyer's, Home Owner's - 12/29/07 06:44 PM
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Link to Part 1  http://activerain.com/blogsview/315601/New-Construction-and-Trees
How to get started!
If you have already chosen your contractor, include them at this time. Be sure to communicate to them exactly what you want and expect to accomplish for your property and your new home.
Before your contractor has any equipment brought in to start any work, your going to need a map drawn to scale of your property. It's easier to move things around on paper than it is to move heavy equipment around … (11 comments)

vermont real estate: New Construction and Trees! Home Buyer's, Home Owner's Part 1 - 12/22/07 06:13 PM
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Thinking of having a New Home Built or Thinking of Buying a Home that has just been Built ?
In most areas propertys with trees usually sells first. However, many new homeowners are very disappointed when, in months to 10 years following construction, all of the trees start dying on their property. That is usually when help is called in to determine what disease is attaacking their trees. It's a very sad event when the homeowner gets to learn that the real … (4 comments)

vermont real estate: Do you have a Streams on your property! Home Owner's, Home Buyer's - 12/22/07 02:05 PM

 
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Do you have a stream on your property Home Owner's or does the home your looking to buy have a stream on the property Home Buyer's ?
Corridors of trees growing on moist soils along streams are called riparian woodlands. Many kinds of wildlife use riparian woodlands for part or all of their habitat needs, while others spend their entire life in these areas.
Riparian woodlands may be the only woody cover amidst pastures and … (8 comments)

vermont real estate: Take extra care this Winter to avoid a home Fire! Home Owner's - 11/25/07 12:28 PM
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I am urging you to use caution when heating your home this winter!
Preparing to avoid having a home fire doesn't require you to buy a lot of expensive equipment or pay for training and doesn't take much of your time to do so.
Keep all potential fuel sources like newspapers, matches, rugs, carpets, clothing and bedding at least three feet away from heat sources, such as the main heating system, space heaters, fireplaces and stoves. Never leave a fire in the … (21 comments)

vermont real estate: Some Common Defects: Home Buyer's, Investor's, Realtor's - 11/24/07 05:07 PM
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No house is perfect. Even the best built and best maintained homes will always have a few items in less than perfect condition. Below is a lest of some of the items I most commonly find when inspecting a house:
Roofing - Problems with roofing material are the single most common defect I find. Usually it doesn't mean the roof needs replaced, but simply that it is in need of maintenance or repair.
Ceiling stains - Caused by past or present … (5 comments)

vermont real estate: Home Inspections: Why pick me as your #1 Home Inspector! - 11/17/07 07:15 PM
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I am Dale Baker owner of Baker Home Inspection and Consulting.
It's good to meet you!
I will take a progressive approach to your home inspection so you will have the information that you will need to determine if your potential home and property is the right one for you and your family! I will inspect it as if someone in my own family was buying and going to live there.
 Inspections available 7 days a week to meet your Home Inspection needs.
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Providing New Hampshire and Vermont … (4 comments)

vermont real estate: Arranging for a Home Inspection! - 11/17/07 10:25 AM
 
 

 
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Q: Who arranges for the Home Inspection?
A: Most times the home buyer has the obligation to arrange for their home inspection. Usually the Home Buyer is limited from 5 to 10 days to have a home inspection. I highly recommend that you schedule your home inspection as quickly as possible. Sometimes you may need to get quotes or bids from other professionals as a result of what I find. This will also take additional time so don't put yourself in the situation … (4 comments)

vermont real estate: Home Inspection: Cost of an Inspection - 11/15/07 06:32 PM
Q: What about cost?
A: Inspector's Are not all alike! Do not let cost be a major factor in deciding whether or not to have a home inspection, or in the selection of your home inspector. Compared to the price of the property, the inspection cost is very small. Saving 50 to 100 dollars could cost you Thousands of Dollars. The knowledge gained from an inspection is well worth the cost, and the lower priced inspector is not necessarily a bargain!.
I am a Independent Home Inspector: Providing you a superior level of informed home inspection. Specializing in Residential Properties. I truly … (4 comments)

vermont real estate: Baker Home Inspection and Consulting, Service You can Count on! - 11/10/07 08:34 PM







Q: Why do home buyers use your services?
A: The purchase of a new home can be one of the single most costly investments that a family can or will make. Along with the extra stresses this add, there is also the fear factor of, Will this home stand the test of time ? It's also important to know what You, as the primary investor, are getting for your money. A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home, but to … (4 comments)

vermont real estate: The home inspection - 11/10/07 07:39 PM
Q: What goes into a Home Inspection?
A: A complete home inspection is a comprehensive visual examination of the home's readily accessible elements and components, including careful inspection of each of the following areas:
Site: grading, retaining walls, driveways, sidewalks, patios, decks, landscaping, drainage.
Exterior / Substructure: balconies, porches, decks, chimneys, walls, trim, eaves, foundation, basement, crawlspaces, siding.
Garage: exterior, roof, interior, firewall, vents, doors.
Attics / Roof: gutters, downspouts, flashings, roofing material, ventilation, insulation.
Plumbing: water, heaters, main water service, venting, toilets, tubs, showers, sinks.
Electrical: main service cable, service rating, branch circuits, grounding, receptacles.
Heating / Air Conditioning: equipment … (4 comments)

vermont real estate: Will you fix the problems ? - 11/10/07 02:35 PM
Q: Will you fix the problems you find during the Inspection your doing for us ?
A: No. By following the Code of Ethies of NACHI and IHINA , I willingly prohibit myself from doing repair work on properties I do inspections at. This assures that there will never be any conflict of interest by me. My purpose as a Home Inspector is to provide you an unbiased objective third party report on the condition of the home you are looking at to buy.
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vermont real estate: Can you help us ? - 11/07/07 09:07 PM
Q: We just sined a contract on a house and our Realtor said we need an inspection " right now ". Can you help us ?
A: Yse: I understand that once the purchase offer has been accepted, the buyer may only have a few days to have a professional home inspection completed. I am able to accommodate you quickly and thoroughly, enabling you to have as much time as possible to make your decision. After calling or e-mailing me, most appointments are scheduled with in 24 hours. Baker Home Inspection and Consulting takes pride in being available 7 days a … (4 comments)

vermont real estate: Can we call you! - 11/06/07 04:39 PM





Q: What if we have questions after our home inspection ?
A: You can call me 24/7 and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. My service is a long-term investment.
To many business out there now a days have let true customer service go by the wayside. And think once they have been paid then their done.
I believe that true customer service is on going. And does not stop just because you have paid me at that time.
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My … (10 comments)

vermont real estate: About FHA Home Loans - 10/06/07 06:32 PM
 

 
 
 
 
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FHA helps individuals and families become homeowners by providing lenders with mortgage insurance for certain lones.
FHA does not guarantee the value or the condition of your future home, and FHA does not perform home inspections. If you find problems with your new home after closing, FHA cannot give or lend you money for repairs, nor can FHA buy the home back from you.
That's why it's so important for you, the buyer, to get an independent home inspection. Ask a qualified … (6 comments)

vermont real estate: Picking a good Realtor to work for you - 10/06/07 05:44 PM
Look for Commitment: A problem seen in the real estate industry is a number of part time and recreational salespeople. Some of these folks only work in real estate seasonally or are earning a second income for there family and honestly don't need to work full time. No matter how long they have been in the real estate business, their lack of full time commitment can make it harder for them to keep up with the vast changes in laws, marketing and business practices that are occurring in the profession today.  If an agent isn't working at least thirty hours a … (5 comments)

vermont real estate: Some frequently asked questions about residential foundation insulation - 10/06/07 03:07 PM
 
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If a basement is unfinished does it still need foundation insulation ?    Yes, unless the floor above is insulated. Even if used only for storage and heating and cooling equipment the basement is thermally connected to the rest of the house.
Is floor insulation above a basement or a crawl space an alternative to foundation insulation ?  Yes, but keep in mind that pipes, ducts and HVAC equipment located in the basement would then need to be insulated to meet the MEC and to protect pipes from freezing. Sometimes these can … (4 comments)

vermont real estate: What really matters on a home inspection! - 09/22/07 05:30 PM
 

 
 
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The home buying process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but some times has the opposite effect. Your going to be asked to absorb a lot of information in a very short time frame. This often includes a written report or a checklist, depending on the report the home inspector you hire uses. A report with photographs is the best report to have, environmental reports and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this combined … (22 comments)

 
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