There are basically three times of the year that people move: (are you thinking of moving?)
I got thinking about our discussion that talked about Mortgages. Remember we mentioned that mortgage rates were at 3.71% on Tuesday, today they are 3.750% for a fixed thirty-year mortgage.
Rather than have you either operating in the dark or constantly checking with a Mortgage Calculator to find out what your monthly payment is going to be, I thought it might help if you knew a much easier way for you to do all this in your head.
Here at Vermont Modular we talk with a lot of folks that are looking to either move up to their “Dream Home” or downsize after the kids have left the nest. Either way, it is probably necessary to sell a home before buying or building a new home.
Here are a couple rather simple tips of what you should NOT do when selling your home:
We are wandering around The Vermont Energy Code and sharing with you some of the salient points but strongly suggest that you make yourself aware of what exactly is in our state’s Energy Code so that you will be an educated home owner, or home buyer, or home builder. The Energy Code is a good tool for you to use.
Here are a few random highlights:
The Vermont Residential Energy Code of 2015 has quite a bit to say about windows and the glass in the windows. Since this is our State’s official stance/law we thought it might be interesting to let you in on what our state is doing:
This entire week we have been talking about technological advances in building science and today let’s look at the pane. That’s a pane of glass, not the other pain.
The Weak Link in your home’s Building Envelope are your windows. Regardless of how well you install windows or how well built the windows are; the glass that you and I enjoy so much are the one area of the house that loses more heat than any other.
Yesterday we mentioned how the United States is the world’s leader in developing Solid State lighting and how all the advances in lighting have become main-stream practice so quickly. LED bulbs are everywhere and the DOE’s estimate is that in the next twenty years Solid State Lighting will reduce lighting energy requirements by 75%. That’s impressive.
Another area where technology is making rapid gains and improvements is in the areas of Heating and Cooling.
Yesterday we talked about whether your home breathes or not. Don’t forget – houses do not breathe, only you and every other animal breathe.
But, your home is super insulated and is built very tight so it needs fresh air so that other nasty things don’t live in your home; your home needs to be healthy -
A dark and damp place is the perfect breeding ground for the growth of Mold and Mildew; both of which are living organisms that you do not want in your home!
Typically, whenever someone is thinking about building their new home, especially if it is a First Home they somehow always manage to ask the same question.
“…..if you are building the home so tight and Energy Efficient how
does the house breathe?”
It looks as though the price of home construction is about to climb significantly. In the very recent past a couple factors are having an impact on costs.