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Inspecting sub-slab ductwork: it’s all about water

In last week’s blog post on transite heat, I explained that most sub-slab ductwork is not transite. It’s not transite heat, it’s not transite ductwork, and it should not be labeled as...
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Buying an architect designed mid-century modern… mission accomplished, after nearly a year of searching

In April 2023 I got an email from the couple in the photo above… After digging through many google pages I stumbled across the brief but insightful article on your...
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Weekly real estate market update 3/29/24… biggest snowstorm of the winter

Last year we had a big dip in property showings the end of February… this year it came the end of March. Both were due to major snowstorms, this year...
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HOA insurance changes could lead to inability to buy or sell units

There have been changes in homeowners insurance because of an increase in claims due to severe weather such as wind and hail. Last fall I wrote about how overhanging tree...
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What Every Homebuyer Should Know About Closing Costs

Before making the decision to buy a home, it’s important to plan for all the costs you’ll be responsible for. While you’re busy saving for the down payment, don’t forget you’ll want...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Lemon Blueberry Poppyseed Tart

What a lovely winter we’re having this spring… NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner...
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Transite Heat: is this a problem?

If you mention the word transite to about 90% of the population, they either think of HVAC ductwork installed below the concrete floor in a basement, or they assume you added...
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Weekly real estate market update 3/22/24… about the NAR settlement

Coming soon listings, pending sales and multiple offers continue to increase. New listings dropped a bit this week but rising coming soon listings should have future impact on new listings....
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Fed meeting this week – again!

Here we go again! This week the real estate news has been the NAR settlement and the Fed meeting! The Fed meeting really went better than most expected. They did...
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Wednesdays Unplugged – Crispy Oven-Fried White Fish

“Our heads are round so thought can change direction.” – Francis Picabia NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It’s my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids...
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