Chris J Folse
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Chris J Folse replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion Article on Energy Audits
"I'd just like to say one more thing about $200 HERS Ratings. I don't know where that came from but I just did a RESNET STANDARD Performance Energy Audit on a 4,000sqft Cape Cod without blueprints. It took me 5 hours to measure all…"
May 24, 2012
Chris J Folse replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion Article on Energy Audits
"Be careful trying to find a buyer to purchase a Short Sale before it closes to you for more than what you're paying. That is considered Flopping and is illegal. On foreclosures you can bid on them at the courthouse and already have a buyer…"
May 24, 2012
Chris J Folse replied to Sandra K. Adomatis, SRA's discussion Article on Energy Audits
"I talked to FannieMae about this, they mandate underwriting guidelines to lenders on the mainstream of Federally related Mortgage transactions to lenders who want to pool their mortgages to sell to Fannie Mae for more money…"
May 24, 2012
Chris J Folse replied to Leah Thayer's discussion Should home-performance ratings be required on property listings?
"Classic?? :) The utility bills will tell you a lot about how the house performed for the seller. If they are an average user and they buyer is an average user then most likely it will be close. The utility bills will tell you a lot more too if you…"
Nov 26, 2011
Chris J Folse replied to Leah Thayer's discussion Should home-performance ratings be required on property listings?
"I believe that if the buyer wants to know what the energy costs are they can get the information from the sellers utility bills for the past year if they want to share them. However, if they want an energy audit for the purpose of…"
Nov 26, 2011
Chris J Folse's blog post was featured

Retrofit Job

I love to hear from homeowners on the internet, although it's not always a homeowner from a publication that had work done on the subject of their publication. I always learn something about the homeowners expectations, grievances and the message they want to send about the company. People who share ideas are genius, people who share accomplishments are smart, and people who talk about people are ignorant.Because this is relatively a new field for a lot of people I'm prone to remind folks…See More
Nov 3, 2011
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Retrofit Job

I love to hear from homeowners on the internet, although it's not always a homeowner from a publication that had work done on the subject of their publication. I always learn something about the homeowners expectations, grievances and the message they want to send about the company. People who share ideas are genius, people who share accomplishments are smart, and people who talk about people are ignorant.Because this is relatively a new field for a lot of people I'm prone to remind folks…See More
Oct 27, 2011
Chris J Folse posted a blog post

COST VS VALUE VS PROFIT FOR BUILDING OR RETROFITTING

COST, as affected by real property (land & structures): Cost of land and assembling a structure as an improvement to the land. The cost of the structure is the purchase of land, planning, estimating, managing, labor and profit of the materials assembled or installed for the production of a building on improving the site. Cost is materials or unit value and the business/investment process of completing the structure or improvement on site for a profit.Most structures are designed for a…See More
Oct 17, 2011
William H Nickerson commented on Chris J Folse's blog post Energy Valuation
"I personally had to take down yrs worth of solar hot water project do to fear of the recent appracer not seeing as a positive.Good thing because he wrote up my geothermal as a new HP,the triple pane windows as replacements and my sealed combustion…"
Oct 13, 2011
Chris J Folse's blog post was featured

Energy Valuation

I've been a contractor since 1972 and an accredited appraiser and real estate broker since 1990 and a HERS Rater since 2006. I'd like to know why everyone thinks poking sharp sticks at appraisers will get you more help? If I came to your job and started telling you how to do your business do you think I'd get your cooporation? I think a lump sum line adjustment will be easier to get into the mainstream valuation arena. Appraisals are not Energy Reports. Most appraisers aren't energy raters and…See More
Oct 13, 2011
Chris J Folse posted a blog post

Energy Valuation

I've been a contractor since 1972 and an accredited appraiser and real estate broker since 1990 and a HERS Rater since 2006. I'd like to know why everyone thinks poking sharp sticks at appraisers will get you more help? If I came to your job and started telling you how to do your business do you think I'd get your cooporation? I think a lump sum line adjustment will be easier to get into the mainstream valuation arena. Appraisals are not Energy Reports. Most appraisers aren't energy raters and…See More
Oct 10, 2011
Chris J Folse is now a member of Home Energy Pros
Oct 6, 2011

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Company
AltruEnergy Building Performance
Professional Certification
HERS
Professional Interests
HERS Rating, Energy Star Rating, Existing home rating and retrofitting
Website URL
http://altruenergy.com

Chris J Folse's Blog

Retrofit Job

I love to hear from homeowners on the internet, although it's not always a homeowner from a publication that had work done on the subject of their publication. I always learn something about the homeowners expectations, grievances and the message they want to send about the company. People who share ideas are genius, people who share accomplishments are smart, and people who talk about people are ignorant.

Because this is relatively a new field for a lot of people I'm prone to remind…

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Posted on October 27, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

COST VS VALUE VS PROFIT FOR BUILDING OR RETROFITTING

COST, as affected by real property (land & structures): Cost of land and assembling a structure as an improvement to the land. The cost of the structure is the purchase of land, planning, estimating, managing, labor and profit of the materials assembled or installed for the production of a building on improving the site. Cost is materials or unit value and the business/investment process of completing the structure or improvement on site for a…

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Posted on October 17, 2011 at 12:30pm

Energy Valuation

I've been a contractor since 1972 and an accredited appraiser and real estate broker since 1990 and a HERS Rater since 2006. I'd like to know why everyone thinks poking sharp sticks at appraisers will get you more help? If I came to your job and started telling you how to do your business do you think I'd get your cooporation? I think a lump sum line adjustment will be easier to get into the mainstream valuation arena. Appraisals are not Energy Reports. Most appraisers aren't energy raters…

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Posted on October 10, 2011 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

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At 7:54am on October 9, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Chris,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Don't forget to upload your profile photo. And add your location on our Member Map!


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