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Kermit Baker on Harvard Joint Study for Housing Report Star Remodeling Show  Episode 176

Kermit Baker on Harvard Joint Study for Housing Report Star Remodeling Show Episode 176

Kermit Baker

Of the Harvard Joint Study on Housing and American Institute of Architecture

Kermit Baker

Kermit is  the lead author of reports from the HJSH. Kermit collects and  collates data that will map and hopefully predict what the housing market and construction industries are experiencing and can expect in the near future. An industry expert that speaks nationally. He is also the lead consultant to the AIA in Washington DC.

Remodeling

Kermit talks with host Bob Williams about how this information is collected and why. They discuss how and who can use the information and why. And they even get into how the report is accessed by the public nod what can do for the home owner. http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/research

You the Home Owner

The information is a great insight into what you as a home owner may experience if you are looking to sell your home, buy a new one or remodel your present home. Kermit explains what the origins of the report are and how it can be accessed and the type of info nation that it contains.

They explain how to this information is use in any of the construction industry, financial industries and by the government. But more importantly Kermit will give you a look behind the report and what kind of things you can use it for.

The Report

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Drywall & Plaster, Patios & Screen Porches Star Remodeling Show Episode 175

Drywall & Plaster, Patios & Screen Porches Star Remodeling Show Episode 175

Drywall & Plaster Drywall & plaster  both can need and be repaired. But there are big differences in these material and how each is approached and repaired. Host Bob Williams explains the differences in material , application of coating and repair techniques for each. And whether you do it yourself or hire a pro there… Continue Reading

Home  Additions Star Remodeling Show Episode 174

Home Additions Star Remodeling Show Episode 174

Home Additions Home Additions are the subject of this segment of the Star Remodeling Show. This week host Bob Williams covers lots of things you need to know about additions. From defining what an addition is,  restrictions that may apply and the reasons additions make sense are all covered. Design What kind of home addition… Continue Reading

Landscape Management Star Remodeling Show Episode 173

Landscape Management Star Remodeling Show Episode 173

Landscape management topics Landscape management approaches  and techniques are the topic that Guest Andrew Langlois from Szczechowicz Landscape Service talks about with Host Bob Williams. Siting your garden so you can see it and enjoy it from indoors, edible plants as part of landscape gardening, water management and much more. Something for everyone Andrew describes the process… Continue Reading

Finished Basement  Star Remodeling Show Episode 172

Finished Basement Star Remodeling Show Episode 172

Finished basement Your host Bob Williams takes you through the process to your finished basement project. Even in wet areas such as greater Newburyport, Ma there are tools and techniques to make and keep your finished basement renovation enduring . It scan even reduce heath problem cause by reducing the  risk of mold. Caution Bob… Continue Reading

SRS 170 Tec Home Builder E-magazine Editor Steve Castle joins Bob this week

SRS 170 Tec Home Builder E-magazine Editor Steve Castle joins Bob this week

Tec Home Builder Host Bob Williams and his guest Steve Castle editor of Tec Home Builder www.TecHomeBuilder.com  talk about technology in the home that is being used today. Also what are builders incorporating as standard option in new homes today. What is available today for new construction and remodeling too. Find out how you can sign… Continue Reading

SRS 169  Buying Trends, Financing

SRS 169 Buying Trends, Financing

Buying Trends, Skilled Trade Availability, Financing Option, Safe Deck Stairs Listen to Bob every Sunday morning at 9 AM on WNBP radio by tuning into 1450 AM , 106.1 FM or on www.WNBP.com. Bob talk about upcoming buying trends, skilled trade availability,and safe deck stair construction. Find out what people will be buying and why.… Continue Reading

SRS 168 Remodeling Contract Checklist

SRS 168 Remodeling Contract Checklist

SRS 168 Remodeling Contract Checklist SRS168 Remodeling Contract Checklist links to our podcast of our show #168. In this Star Remodeling Radio Show episode #168 is Bob’s review of what you should have in yours, Including basic Name, Address, Price, Payments schedule, Scope of Work, Legalize,  Duration Schedule. He covers what you need to look for… Continue Reading

SRS 167  Paint Changes

SRS 167 Paint Changes

Paint Changes Host Bob Williams  talks with Port Paint owner Jack Boland about paint changes. Paint changes have been subtle but significant in recent years. Jack explains what paint changes have happen and where these trends are headed. Bob & Jack talk about the history of paint in their respective careers. From change of paint… Continue Reading

SRS 164: Universal Bathroom Design

SRS 164: Universal Bathroom Design

Universal  Bathrooms Design is reviewed by Host Bob Williams, including  showers, tubs, walk-in tubs, toilets, grab bars and more. He’ll prompt you to think twice about some of the most heavily market product and if they are right for you and your family. Bathrooms renovation is a costly and long term investment. You want to get right… Continue Reading

SRS 163 Cold Weather Tips Podcast

SRS 163 Cold Weather Tips Podcast

Host Bob Williams shares some cold weather tips for you to make your home function better. Bob talks about doors, windows, insulation, ice dams, power generators, preventive maintenance tips too. Also some way to reduce your energy bills with some quick simple DIY projects you can handle in less that an hour. And we welcome… Continue Reading

SRS 162 Podcast, Septic Systems Basics

SRS 162 Podcast, Septic Systems Basics

SRS 162 Podcast, Septic Systems Basics Host Bob Williams and guest Rich Briscoe of Briscoe Septic Service talk about what makes up a septic system, parts, purpose, care and maintainence. Problems to avoid, proper sizing and land planning needs. Plus Title V updates and explaination of interpertation of soil readings. From the size of the… Continue Reading

SRS 161 Podcast, Lead Safe America Organization

SRS 161 Podcast, Lead Safe America Organization

SRS 161 Podcast, Lead Safe America Organization Bob & guest Tamara Rubin founder of Lead Safe America Foundation talk about lead paint  poisoning.  Find out about the foundations upcoming movie http://www.Facebook.com/MisleadMovie Bob and Tamara will also tell you how and where you can get more info on Lead Paint happening. The new RRP laws that are… Continue Reading

SRS 006 Podcast, Geothermal Heating / Cooling with Ollie Sheridan

SRS 006 Podcast, Geothermal Heating / Cooling with Ollie Sheridan

Host Bob Williams talks with Ollie Sheridan about geothermal heating / cooling for the home.  From how to start, what to expect, on through installation and operation of a geothermal system. Explanation of the different type of geothermal systems in pond, in ground and variations of these systems. The benefits or restriction of each geothermal… Continue Reading

SRS 004 Podcast, on Building with Insulated Concrete Forms

SRS 004 Podcast, on Building with Insulated Concrete Forms

SRS 004 Podcast, on Building with Insulated Concrete Forms Host Bob Williams and guest Kirk Ronaldson of Permanent Concrete Homes out of York, Maine talk about building with insulated concrete forms. Kirk will explain what they are and how they work. Also the will talk about the benefits of this material and how they are… Continue Reading

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