January 2018

Found 2 blog entries for January 2018.

It’s January which means it Radon Awareness Month. If you are not familiar with Radon you can get the basics on the EPA website here

Radon and radon mitigation were not very well understood until relatively recently. Given our lack of knowledge about radon, many older homes are not well equipped to handle and mitigate radon efficiently and installing mitigation systems into older homes can be a headache and costly. Luckily with our increasing knowledge about radon and mitigation techniques, installing radon mitigation systems into the blue prints for your new construction home, is becoming easier every day. There are a number of techniques that can be applied to the construction of your new home that are both effective and cost efficient. For more

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I often run into people that think they can save money by going to a model home and not bringing their agent. There are no absolutes in real estate but for the most part, this is a fallacy.  Most builders budget for a high percentage of sales to come from people represented by Realtors.  Builders try not to lower pricing as it will have a negative impact on future sale prices.  Builders will sometimes negotiate a higher commission for their own sales agent working the model home if the buyer comes in without an agent.  In this scenario the buyer receives no financial incentive, only the builder and sales agent.  However the buyer now has given up the opportunity to have professional representation.  If a disagreement ensues during the construction

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