'FACTS ABOUT HOMES' - EVERY HOME BUYER SHOULD KNOW'

'CHANGES IN HOME CONSTRUCTION BY THE DECADE 1900-2015 AND WHY YOU SHOULD CARE'

 Author - Jeffrey Miles Bones , Jeff Bones Enterprises in Puyallup, WA


‘FACTS ABOUT HOMES’ ‘EVERY HOME BUYER  SHOULD KNOW’ by Jeff Bones Enterprises in Puyallup, is a book about just that. I have spent the last 42 years  (and counting), of my life building homes, remodeling them, designing  them, inspecting them, buying them, selling them, flipping them, and  just plain learning a lot about them.


I have always had a thing,  intrigue, desire, call it what you will, in the homes I have come  across. There have been major changes over the last hundred years in  every aspect of home construction and you would do well to know  something about them (the more the better), if you plan on buying one.


Home  construction did not change very much from the early 1900’s through  about 1950. After World War II, home construction, materials, methods of  construction, construction standards, building codes, building design  and craftsmanship, saw major changes. (I will break it down into 10 year  periods in this book)


Add to this mix, older homes that have  been updated or remodeled, either in whole or partially (mostly  partially I’ve found), and you have a real mystery on your hands trying  to figure out just exactly what you are buying. No easy task for your  average Home Buyer. And if you think Real Estate Brokers will help you  out, guess again, they have to stay completely out of it, for liability  reasons. Home Inspectors are good and you should most certainly hire  one, but they will only tell you about visual defects they can see at  the time of the inspection, and some will tell you about home  maintenance tips.


The purpose of this book is to educate you by  sharing my knowledge and experiences, hopefully saving you from making  any big and costly mistakes when you make the decision to buy a  property..


Now available on Amazon.com for $4.50 - Type in book title, search.

If  you are in my area I can give you one but it will cost you your best  story in your life, so stop on by, I've got a few myself.


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • Available to speak, contact for time and place, fees vary.
  • ​Title and Escrow Companies, Real Estate Offices, Lending Institutions.


Contact

JEFF BONES ENTERPRISES - WA-JEFFBBE908BK - EPA-NAT-76722-1

Jeffrey Miles Bones (Owner)

Cell - 253-224-5631

Email - jeffbones-ent@comcast.net

​Website - www.jeffbonesenterprises.com

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION 1) – HOME CONSTRUCTION CHANGES BY THE DECADE – 1900-1950


1-1) – Overview.
1-2) – Foundation.
1-3) – Framing-Structural-Architectural-Engineering.
1-4) – Exterior Finishes.
1-5) – Windows and Doors.
1-6) – Interior Finishes.
1-7) – Plumbing Systems.
1-8) – Electrical Systems.
1-9) – HVAC Systems.
1-10) – Site Improvements and Issues.
1-11) – Building Codes.
1-12) – Zoning Issues.


SECTION 2) - HOME CONSTRUCTION CHANGES BY THE DECADE – 1950-1960


2-1) – 2-12) Sub sections, same as above.


SECTION 3) – HOME CONSTRUCTION CHANGES BY THE DECADE – 1960-1970


3-1) – 3-12) Sub sections, same as above.


SECTION 4) - HOME CONSTRUCTION CHANGES BY THE DECADE – 1970-1980


4-1) – 4-12) Sub sections, same as above.


SECTION 5) - HOME CONSTRUCTION CHANGES BY THE DECADE – 1980-1990


5-1) – 5-12) Sub sections, same as above.


SECTION 6) - HOME CONSTRUCTION CHANGES BY THE DECADE – 1990-2000


6-1) – 6-12) Sub sections, same as above.


SECTION 7) - HOME CONSTRUCTION CHANGES BY THE DECADE – 2000-2015


7-1) – 7-12) Sub sections, same as above.


SECTION 8) – RENOVATIONS: ARE THEY COMPLETE OR PARTIAL?


8-1) – 8-12) Sub sections, same as above.


SECTION 9) – DOES CRAFTSMANSHIP MATTER? - TIPS ON THE BEST PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS TO USE.


 SECTION 10) – CONCLUSION


‘I AM JUST A CARPENTER’ Poem by Jeff Bones. 

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