Springfield, VT Real Estate News

By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the Home or Commercial Property better than the owner does!   Post 463 First Time Home Buyers and First Time Land Investors. This is also good information for anyone thinking about buying land to have a home build or build on the land as an investment. And evern folks that want to selle land of theirs.    In most areas of the Country, especially in developed areas, a building permit may not be issued without a satisfactory perk test on record with the Counity and the Town. Most land buyers restrict themselves to looking at land, that has a approved perk site. In the cases that a perk test has not been done, I sure do highly recomend that you have a cont...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the Home or Commercial Property better than the owner does!   Post 459 Here is a real fine book, that was written just for folks that have or thinking about buying a vacation home that has a private water system. It covers how all the different components of a home water system work's. And there are lots of tips on installation and repairs as will, as troubleshooting advice if things start going wrong. This here book has excellent illustrations in it. The topics that are covered include sources of water, types of pumps and where to get them, hooking up a system, water quality, water purification, septic systems, outhouses, alternative toilets, graywater...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the Home or Commercial Property better than the owner does!   Post 458   First Time Home Buyers if you just got your first pet family member, to go with you new home. Here are some general doggy etiquette for you to know. Its up to each of us to teach and help our Doggy pet family members to learn proper etiquette. And for us to show proper etiquette when we have pet family members out and about with them.   Leave doggys that are in heat or not feeling good at home. If for some reason your doggy is aggressive, they really should not be taken out in public. Doggy should always wear their current doggy license and rabies tag. You should always immediately...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the Home or Commercial Property better than the owner does!   Post 456 First Time Home Buyers, if the home your looken at to buy. Has a Septic System, have you wondered how drainfields are designed? The main job of the drainfield is to purify and disperse the effluent flowing out of the Septic tank.   The size, design, and the location of a private septic system drainfield for any given home, really depends on a whole lot of things. Such as the local soil characteristics, just how much wastewater flow there will be, the slope of the ground, and the depth to the groundwater or the bedrock in the area. Now the objective is to distribute the effluent into ...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the Home or Commercial Property better than the owner does! Post 446   Some roof vocabulary to know:   Barge board - a boaed that conceals roof timbers projecting over gables. Beam - a long piece of wood or even steel that supports the roof - in a group that can form a truss. Cornice - the overhanging part of the roof, that sticks out past the walls. Eave - this is the beam ends of the roof of the home. That creates the cornice and allow water from the roof to drip off away from the walls of the home. Fascia - this is the edge of the cornice. Gable - a triangular roof. Rafter - parallel beams that support the roof. Similar to how the joists support the ...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the Home or Commercial Property better than the owner does!   Post 445 There sure are many different styles of roofs which accentuate different architectural types or provide a particular function. The geographical location, as well as the style, will often determine the type of roof used on a home. There are several types of roofs that are commonly used in the construction of homes today. The flat roof - has no slope or just enough to allow for drainge, no more than a ten percent incline. The shed roof - has only one slope to it. The gable roof - has a gable at one or both ends and sides that slope in two opposite directions from the ridge. The rainbow...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog       You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the Home or Commercial Property better than the owner does! Post 444 Something First Time Home Buyers across America-Yards can have in common! Do you know what is silvery gray, and sometimes black little critter's, that weigh just about nothing at all. But sure can do a great bit of damage to your lawn? Will take a look, and meet this little critter. That is on the most Wanted list, for yard damage. Okay mugs heres the plan, lefty you take point. Digger you take care of the get away tunnel. and the yard will be ours. Moles belong to the order Insectivora so they are insectivores, and not rodents. The major part of their diet is comprised of worms, insects...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
  Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the Home or Commercial Property better than the owner does! Post 443   First Time Home Buyers - Your children, and  power lines that are near trees sure don't mix!     Please never allow children to climb any trees that are in or around power lines. When you have become aware of any dangerous situation, you can call your electric utility company and they will send a crew out to trime or even take the tree down and eliminare the hazard for you. Be sure to plan ahead when you are planting a tree or threes in your yard, and locate them away from any and all power lines that are your yard. Or even plant a low growing species that will not grow tall enough ...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the home or commercial property better than the owner does! Post 441   The interior finish of a swimming pool is rarely perfect and sure don't usely remain so. In particularly the swimming pools with colored plasters, and certainly they don't if the chemical balance of the water has not been properly maintained, over time. Calcium and other minerals sure have a tendency to eat through the material and mar the finish. This is also equally true of swimming pool tiles, on which mineral scaling sure is not uncommon but can also be difficult to remove. Sometimes even the harshest adrasives can not remove some of the scaling, which sometimes has to be removed...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the home or commercial property better than the owner does!   Blog Post 440 First Time Homebuyer's, may very will ask them selves. Will my Home Inspector be available to ask quetions of, after our Home Inspection is done?   I'm here to let you know, that I will still be available to you. Even after your Home Inspection and Report has been delivered to you. I'll be available to clarify or answer any questions that you may have about the Inspection and your Report. This is very much part of the Inspection, and you will not nor should you expect to be charged an extra fee for this. Baker Home Inspection and Consulting does not and  will not charge you for ...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the home or commercial property better than the owner does!  Home Inspection Glossary to help First Time Homebuyer's Automatic Safety controls: These are devices designed and installd to protect systems and components from excessively high or low pressures or temperatures, excessive electrical current, loss of water, loss of ignition, fuel leaks, fire, freezing or any other unsafe conditions, with in the home. Cross connection: This is any physical connection or arrangement between potable water and any source of contamination. Dangerous or Adverse Situation: Any situations which poses a threat of injury to the family living in the home, or to the inspe...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
  Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the home or commercial property better than the owner does! Many commercial buildings are light commercial buildings and are constructed similarly to, or a residential building has been converted to a light commercial building. In NH and VT, unlike the above Commercial Building photo. Your decision to purchase a commercial building property has lots of unknowns to it. To help avoid costly problems, most commercial building buyer's. Seek the advice of qualified professionals such as Real Estate Brokers, Appraisers, and Attorneys. But who is going to advise you regarding the potential hidden problems that may very will exist in your building? That is whe...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the home or commercial property better than the owner does! Baker Home Inspection and Consulting- Offers a Home Wellness Check-up The major systems check-up includes: the home's Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical along with a complete door to door Home evaluation. Even though this is not a complete Home Inspection, folks appreciate knowing about any needed repairs or upgrades that their home my need. Clients of a Home Wellness Check-up do sign a contract prior to the Check-up stating that you understand that the Home Wellness Check-up is by no means a full Home Inspection and that the information should not at all be used as a contract nego...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the home or commercial property better than the owner does! Seen that this will be post 436, and at the time of writing this post. I have 274,303 points, I would say that I'm very active in the ActiveRain community. I'll start this here post out by explaining, why I did not make it a members only post. Last year, I asked a good friend here in the ActiveRain community. Why they had not made a post they had written members only. Well I was told it was because the public, could very will take that as being you have something to hide from them. And when folks think you are hiding things from them, how can you ask or even expect them to trust you. Will I gave that...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
  Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the home or commercial property better than the owner does!   Why not do something that will help, keep your home in the Buyer's thoughts. And keep them talking about your home.   One way you could do this, is by having a unusual mailbox. With it's very own special personality.  What do you think? Now have you ever took a walk through your own or a nearby neighborhood and seen mailboxes, that seem to just say Howdy there I'm special! You'll be sure to remember me.   What do you think your doing? While most of the mailboxes you came along were the traditional tunnel-shaped mailboxes in an array of colors. Now think was there any that was so unusual, you...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the home or commercial property better than the owner does!   Lets talk a little bit about when work with Mold Damage, the Doe's and Don't of it Hello this is Mr. Mold, my family and I are here to, live with you and your family! First off it's best to use a common sense approach to all mold problems. And prevention is always the best cure, and fast action prevents mold from doing damage to your home. And to call a professional company that is certified in mold restoration. Do Act quickly to prevent mold growth. Find and repair the source of the moisture. Start drying all wet areas just as soon as possible. Don't Leave wet fabrics in place. (Dry them as ...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the home or commercial property better than the owner does!   If your home should ever have Water Damage, you'll want it addressed within the first 48 to 72 hours before any mold can get starte to  grow in your home.   Remember to always call in a professional restoration company! Doe's Be sure to remove as much excess water as you can, by mopping and blotting. Wipe water off of wood furniture after you have removed any lamps and tabletop items. Remove and prop up any wet upholstery cushions for them to evenly dry. Look for possible bleeding. Place some aluminum foil, plastic saucers, or wood blocks between your furniture's legs and the wet carpeting. T...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the home or commercial property better than the owner does!   When the home you want to buy, has a Crawl Space. It's very important to have it Inspected. As there are numerous problems which can occur in the Crawl Space of a home. Homes with crawl spaces are not always older home, many homes that are built today have only a Crawl Space under them. It sure is not uncommon to find leaking drain lines or a rotted flooring from a bathroom that has had a leak, that can often be accompanied by improper repairs. I have been in Crawl Spaces, and found the structure has been improperly supported by concrete blcoks laid in the wrong direction. Blocks are only str...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the home or commercial property better than the owner does!   Water can be very destructive and can very will foster conditions that are deleterious to yours, and your familys health. For that reason, the property the home set's on. The grade should slope away from the home, and the interior first level living area, should be sveral inches higher then the exterior grade. Also it's a good idea for the home to have gutters and downspouts that will help carry the rain water that comes off the roof, away from the home. One good idea if it can be done, is to have this rain water carryed to some kind of hard surface. In conjunction with the cellulose material...
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By Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
(Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections)
  Baker Home Inspection and Consulting Blog Owner   You are always welcome to visit By the time we compete the Inspection, you will know the home or commercial property better than the owner does!     When the winter starts it's winding down: Homeowners across the Country usely start thinking about their spring cleaning. While some of the projects, like putting away their winter clothing, are symbolic and associated with the fun in the sun that lies ahead of them. Others, such as clearing away a winter's worth of clutter,   are merely associated with an afternoon spent working off a season's worth of procrastionation. ( If you are going to be listing your home for sale this spring, Please do not have areas of your home looking like this when Inspection day comes). Take pity on the Home ...
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