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Calculating Square Feet in a Home

In the last few days I have been to two listing appointments where it was obvious that the actual square feet was much more than the assessors office had in its record. In one case the property was listed at about 900 square feet and my measurements brought it to over 1300 square feet. That’s…

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Internet and Surround Sound

More and more of us are working from home whether full time or just the work that overflows to nights and weekends. We are also spending  more time on the internet researching, spending time on social media, reading the news and making purchases. This makes a fully wired home tremendously attractive and fully wired homes…

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The Short Basement

Yesterday I was conducting a house tour for a Realtor and his client. The Realtor obviously knew a lot about construction and I have to admit I learned a lot from him. “I always try to start in the basement he said. You learn a lot about the construction of a house that way.” He’s…

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Septic Systems and Title 5

In the last two weeks I’ve had two very different properties tested for Title V fail. The first one was an early 1800’s house and that is rarely a surprise. Unless that same property passed hands recently and has undergone a septic upgrade you can almost expect a fail. One property I sold this past…