Now we are ready to start.

Yesterday we situated the house on the property took into account how and what it will face.  Last thought…….., take your time with the process of staking out the location for the house.  Once you have made your choice it is virtually impossible to change so, be careful and think!

You have your heart set on a piece of land.

You have come to understand the “ins and outs” of The Real Estate market, you’ve grasped the idea of Boomers’ and Millennials’ impact, then you went to the bank, and you have your heart now set on a specific piece of land in “The Perfect Town.”

At this point you realize that the family’s only conversation is about “The New House.”  What do you do next?

After the bank; what comes next?

So far we have talked about Buyers’ and Sellers’ markets, high cost of Real Estate in general and specifically land, how baby boomers and millennials are driving up costs, and then yesterday we recommended you go see the bank for a pre-qualification conversation.

One last thought about The Bank.  We suggest you talk with one or two banks but, not many banks, it simply makes your process that more complicated.  Choose wisely and then talk with two banks or other lending institutions.

How do we proceed in a Sellers’ Market?

For a couple days now, we have been talking about how difficult it is to buy and build a new home.  The Supply (people looking to sell) is much smaller than The Demand (people looking to buy)  So, what is the best way to move forward?  As all Renters in Vermont know it is silly to continue renting!  Since there is such a big demand it is very easy for Landlords to constantly raise their rent.  Monthly rents are often more than a monthly mortgage payment would be for a comparable home.

Tonight – frost and cold!

The US Weather Bureau in Burlington has issued a Frost Warning for most of Northern Vermont that includes the Champlain Valley.

Now is the time to move quickly and stop Cold Air Penetration.  Here are several things that you can do today/this evening and save a bunch on your energy bill.  All this should and can easily be done quickly and easily:

Let’s take a look at building codes

We have been talking about Energy Efficiency, Cold Air Penetration, Heat Recovery Ventilation systems, and a host of other Energy concerns all of which are very very important!

When you consider building your new home how much direct attention is paid to complying with all of the various Building Codes?  Here at Vermont Modular Homes we believe there are basically two ways to build a home:

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