Springfield, VT Real Estate News

By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
A Few Residential Foundation Insulation FAQ, did you know that Vitruvius set forth building design guidelines back in the 1st century B.C. Greece stating that, durability will be assured when foundations are carried down to the solid ground and materials wisely and liberally selected, which is the same concept that remains just as valid today. A building's foundations connectes to the groundes thermally. The common statement that, the temperature of the soil is constant and therefore below grade insulation is of little value is totally incorrect.           A Few Residential Foundation Insulation FAQ, Unless geothermal heat is present, the heat that comes from deep in the earth is insignificant when compared to the flow of solar energy at the junction of the air and the ground.   Even th...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Vermont do You Know about the Veterans Memorial Red Brick Walkway,The Voluntary Services at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, is doing a mighty good thing. A Veterans Memorial Red Brick Walkway. The Red Bricks can be ordered for veterans past and present through the VAVS Executive's Committee by filling out a form. The cost of one of the red bricks is $50.00 and will allow up to three lines of engraving. Each line holds 13 characters. A letter, punctuation mark and space are each counted as a character.                 Vermont do You Know about the Veterans Memorial Red Brick Walkway,The red bricks are engraved in a high-density concrete making them twice as strong as and less absorbent than poured concrete. They are set in a mortar-less, flexible, engineered pavement that ...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Those Lazy Asphalt Shingles Just Lay Around All the Live Long Day, Knowledge is Your Power For The Freedom of a Worry- Free Home!   Asphalt shingles are truely the most recognizable roof covering for resldential roof covering. A asphalt shinle consist of asphalt impregnated reinforcement, of either fibreglass or organic materials. Then they are further coated with an additional layer of asphalt and then protected with granular material for the radiation protection from UV - Ultra-Violet rays.                   The weight of Asphalt Shingles: When thinking about the weight of asphalt shingles, all of these components will add to the weight of a shingle. But only some will add strength and durability to them.   Heavier stone can add weight to a asphalt shingle without increasing the life ...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Speechless Sunday - A Lonely Fort No.4             Disclaimer: Any of the information herein may come from various sources, some of which may not be reliable and may change without any kind of notice. Dale Baker does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for the accuracy of the information in this blog and the information provided is without any kind of warranties, either express or implied. The information on this blog represents the opinions and ideas of the author; comments left by others may not express the views of the author. Dale Baker Owner: Baker Home and Commercial Properties Inspections. Copyright 2010 By Dale Baker-all rights reserved.          
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
First Time Home Buyer Avoid Buying the Wrong Home, Knowledge is Your Power For The Freedom of a Worry- Free Home! Be sure to do your homework and make premature decisions. Ask your Agent lots of question's about homes that are for sale in the area you and your family are going to be looking to buy in.             When it comes to your Home Inspection Day. Be sure to ask your Home Inspector, lots of question's about the home. Your Home Inspector will be glad to answer any and all question's you may have about the home.         First Time Home Buyer Avoid Buying the Wrong Home,When you go home hunting before you have done your homework, it can end-up leading to problems. You may see a home that you think at first glance seems to really fit all your family's criteria for your home. You men...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Home Inspection Report a Safety Issue Missing Cover Plate,There are one or more electric boxes, are missing their cover plates. Such as for receptacles, junction boxes, and or switches in the home. Cover plates are intended to contain fire and to prevent anyone from electric shock from any exposed wires. This is a safety issue due to the risk of fire and shock. Cover plates need to be installed when ever and where they are missing in the home.       Disclaimer: Any of the information herein may come from various sources, some of which may not be reliable and may change without any kind of notice. Dale Baker does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for the accuracy of the information in this blog and the information provided is without any kind of warranties, either express or imp...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
First Time Home Buyer Drainage is highly important to you and your home, if you have to much surface water percolates down to the bottom of the foundation, you'll end up with water oozing up between the floor slab and the foundation walls. You'll start seen puddles forming on your cellar floor. As I'm walk-en around the exterior areas of the home, you and your family looking at to buy. I'll look for sunken areas and for what can appear to be small tunnels may have formed, where the surface water has seeped through the foundation wall of the home.             One way to fix this, if I should find this going on at the home. Is to put in a French drain. By using a French drain, you'll be leaving the surface contour intact.               First Time Home Buyer Drainage is very importand to y...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Vermont Home Buyer Hot Water Tank Inspection Series Part One of Three, this series is basis-ed on the findings during a 1998 home inspection for a first time home buyer client of mean.                   I found water stains below the hot water tank. These stains very well could be a sign that the current hot water tank could have had a leak at sometime or it could be failing. Though the damage does appear to have been there for sometime, which could have very will been caused by another hot water tank that was replaced. I did not found any signs of active leaks at this time coming from the hot water tank, plus the tank is only 5 years old. I do recommend that you, should have a contractor replaced the flooring under the hot water tank, because the tank is not 100% supported by the floor...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Vermont Home Buyer Hot Water Tank Inspection Series Part Two of Three , during the Inspection, I also found the hot water tank was installed over finished living areas of the home. Theres not a catch pan and no drain installed. I recommend that you have a qualified plumber install a catch pan and drain to prevent water damage to the finished interior areas below the tank if and when it might develop a leak or it is drained.   Please remembe: Contrary to the popular opinion of some, you are not supposed to place an insulation jacket around your hot water tank, by covering up warnings and access panels, you're violating the manufacturer's warranty.                 Vermont Home Buyer Hot Water Tank Inspectin Series Part Two of Three, the catch pan is exactly what it sounds like. Its a pan ...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Vermont Home Buyer Hot Water Tank Inspection Series Part Three of Three, on this inspection when it came time to take a look at the Hot Water Tank, I also found that the temperature pressure relief valve drain line was routed where it only drained into the home's Crawl Space.             The water will start accumulating in the crawl space, if the valve would start leaking. I recommend  that you have a qualified plumber re-route the drain line so it drains outside away from the foundation of the home.       Vermont Home Buyer Hot Water Tank Inspection Series Part Three of Three, a relief valve, is a valve that is set to automatically open at a predetermined pressur, to prevent the pressure inside the hot water tank from building up beyond the safe tolerance of the tank. Many valves have...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Vermont First Time Home Buyers did the Home ever have any Water Intrusion, a having a Mold Inspection and Testing can help you know for sure. When your going to buy a new or a used home, you should think about also having a Mold Inspection.                 Here are some question you really should ask yourself, when your looking at homes on the market. Was there any kind of musty smell in the home or other buildings?   Was there at all any visible signs of water damage in any where in the home?   Did the home have a wet basement?   Did the home your looking at, ever had any roof leaks?   Did the home ever have a plumbing leak?   Does the home have a crawlspace?   Did you have any allergic symptoms, as you were looking at the home? Like sneezing, runny or itchy nose, watering or itchy eye...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Vermont First Time Home Buyer Engineered Wood I-Beams Exposed to Fire Hazard, new construction, nearly half of all new residential construction utilize engineered wood I-beams, these and other truss floor components are the norm for wood construction. Residential buildings built after 1990 are suspect for haven engineered wood I-beams or some type of truss floor system.         The hazards and risks of engineered wood I-beams is they burn rapidly due to a very high surface to mass ratio characteristic of kindling. Just like a common truss, the engineered wood I-beam substitute geometry for mass to support the intended load. Engineered wood I-Beams rely on their depth for stability and allow for a reduction of material to carry the intended load. A reduction in mass means a much faster b...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Vermont First Time Home Buyer Engineered Wood I-Beams Exposed to Fire, engineered wood I-beam are a structural component of top and bottom flanges, which could be solid or laminated wood, united with a plywood or Oriented Strand Board web of various depths separating them. Engineered wood I-beams are primarily used for floor systems but can also be found in some roof applications. You'll find they are manufactured up to sixth feet in length for applications where folks desire an open floor space area. The cross section resembles the same shape of a steel I-beam, which is how its name came about.               The development of engineered wood I-beams, they were first develop in 1969, The cost and performance drove the development of the engineered wood I-beam "I-joists as they are also...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home and Commercial Properties Inspections and Consulting, By the time we complete your Home Inspection, you will know the Home or Commercial Property better than the owner does!                 Howdy, and welcome to my blog. Thank you kindly for taking time from your busy schedule to visit today. I know that you will enjoy checking out my blog posts, here at my little ole Vermont Blogging Homestead in the ActiveRain Real Estate Networking community. You're going to have the time of your life, learning about the Home Inspection, Home Components, about areas of Vermont. I look forward to meeting you and providing you with a superior service.                 Baker Home and Commercial Properties Inspections and Consulting, Have your Home Inspected before buying. Inspecting the physic...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
First Time Home Buyer, Home Owner Roof Inspection on going Series. the roof is arguably the single most important component of a home or commercial property building. The primary function of a roof is to keep the weather out of the inside of a building.         Your Inspector should be experienced and knowledgeable about the various types of roofs and the materials that are used in your given area of the Country.   First Time Home Buyer, Home Owner Roof Inspection on going Series, roofs are composed of various surfaces materials that are used together in order to keep the weather out, that includes rain, sleet, snow, and wind from entering the building. The roof area is constructed with the structure, covers, flashing, gutters, and downspouts.   Various elements of the building may pen...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
If your not a ActiveRain RainMaker, Why don't You Sign Up Today, just why should you, will you have already have taken the first step by joining the ActiveRain Real Estate Network community. So why not take the next step, to put your full commitment to your business, and succeeding in haven folks finding you, and the helpful subject matter blog post content you write. By signing up as a RainMaker member. Then you sure will be able to enjoy the Google Juist, that will help start capturing new Clients. Seen that there is 170,069 folks blogging on the general topic of Real Estate here at this time, your ActiveRain blog posts receive mighty fine SEO, especially for those Local blog posts you write. So when the publie, with are your potential clients start their online searches, can find you...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Helpful Tips for You're Vermont Home Shopping-Part One of Two Series, whether you're a Vermont First Time Home Buyer, or a Vermont Move up Home Buyer. You'll more than likely, be going out and looking at many different kind of homes. And with so many Bank Own homes on the market, you may even look at some of them. But once you have found the one, that you and your family are going to buy. Please do have a Professional Home Inspection. Even if its not Baker Home and Commercial Properties Inspections. Have a Home Inspection. Theres always going to be areas and home components, that you're just not going to be able to check out yourself.   When you're Home Shopping, its really not always financally feasible for a Home Buyer in these economy times, to have a Home Inspection of each and ever...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Helpful Tips for You're Vermont Home Shooping-Part Two of Two Series, whether you're a Vermont First Time Home Buyer, or a Vermont Move up Home Buyer. When Home Shopping, its sure is not always financially feasible for a Home Buyer to have a Home Inspection each and every time they find a home they like. But once you have found the one, that you and your family are going to buy. Please do have a Professional Home Inspection. Even if not Baker Home and Commercial Properties Inspections, have a Home Inspection. Theres going to be areas and home component, that you're just not going be able to check out yourself.             A Home Buyer usual makes an offer on the home, before they have a Home Inspector come into the picture of the home buying process. But fortunately these helpful tips c...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
As A FSBO-Top Ten Reasons to Love Selling Your Own Home, as a For Sale By Owner, there are two main questions to ask yourself, and take some time to think about. Before you put your home up for sale! Do you really have the time, that it takes to sale your home? Are you really able to market your home, where 100's of folks know your home is for sale? A Home Energy Audit, could very will help you sale your home! Having a For Sale By Ower Home Inspection, sure can give you an edge selling your home in todays Realestate Market! As A FSBO-Top Ten Reasons to Love Selling Your Own Home: 1. I love to have folks look in my bedroom window at 7:00 A.M. on a Saturday or Sunday morning!                   2. I sure do love answeren my front door at 11:00 P.M. in my bunny pajames, it just makes me fee...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Home Owners are You Prepared to make a SHIFT, I'd sure encourage all Home Owners and Home Buyers to take the time to read the provisione of the Cap and Trade Bill that the House of Representatives has passed, and is being considered by the Unite States Senate. A license could very will be required for your home, Home Owners are you thinking about selling your home - You should take a look at the H.R. 2454 Cap and trade bill. This is only the beginning from this administration! All Home Owners need to take note and let your relatives and friends know about this bill that are Home Owners.     Home Owners are You Prepared to make a SHIFT, if this bill is passed by the Unite States Senate, it going to be the largest tax increase any of us have ever experienced. Beginning one year after enac...
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