175 – Video : The Main House Types – Ranch, Cape, Colonial, and Contemporary

A discussion of each including some of their advantages and disadvantages.  Which works best on certain lots?  Which is easiest to build?  Which gives the most “bang for the buck”?  We look at these factors to help you choose the best one for you and your lot. Listen here or watch HERE ON YOU-TUBE. http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///House-Styles.mp3 […]

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174 – Video: Siting Your Home on Your Lot

The next installment of the, “Build your Dream Home” series talks about where to install your home on your lot. We look at the 5 criteria to consider, Water Access Drainage (anti-water access…) Ease of Construction Esthetics Future Land Use Enjoy! Listen here, or Watch on You-Tube HERE!! http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///HouseLocation.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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169 – Finding a Lot – What to look for

This video looks at some of the things you need to consider or check out before you buy a homesite (or a home in many cases).  We look at lot sizes, lot characteristics and things to check out at the Town/city/county offices.  Enjoy! Video at:  http://youtu.be/pU23xz2sGOo http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///Home-Series-PT-2-Selecting_Homesite.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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148 – House Types


Today we look at the various house types that are popular in the US, namely: Ranches including raised and split-level Capes Colonials dome or geodesic and monolithic dome homes I forgot another type, contemporary, which is a combination of all three with an eye toward appearance, rather than function.  These often have funky rooflines and odd […]

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140 – The Importance of Good Plans

Today’s show looks at why good planning is essential in any major home project.  From saving money, to specifying materials to making sure they’re installed correctly, a good plan is an essential road map to getting where you want to go. http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///hof-140-planning.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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135 – Regions – New York State and City

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This is the second show in a short series looking at some regions of our great country from the Host’s prospective.   New York State, City and Long Island are three very different places and this show looks at all three briefly.  Photo courtesy Dougtone @ Flickr   http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/4330698889/sizes/o/in/photostream/   Creative Commons http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///hof-135-regions-new-york.mp3 Podcast: Play in new […]

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133 – Regions – Northeast

The Late Old Man of the Mountain

This is the start of a short series looking at some regions of our great country from the Host’s prospective.  I know a lot of people are being forced to move for financial or other reasons, so I thought that some of you may be interested in my take on some different regions of the […]

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123 – House Styles

A podcast looking at the various styles of homes, such as ranches, capes, colonials and contemporaries.  We will look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of each in this show.  Please send any questions on home ownership to steve@hofpodcast.com http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads///hof-123-House_Styles.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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110 – How to build an Inexpensive Home

I received a question from a gentleman who wanted to build an inexpensive house for him to get over a life-crisis hump.  In this podcast, I discuss the various things you can do to minimize the cost of a home. Remember to “Like” us on Facebook! http://media.blubrry.com/hofpodcast/p/hofpodcast.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads//hof-110-Inexpensive_House.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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