Insight

How Revitalizing Downtown Saves You Money

Mascoma Bank has been committed to supporting downtown revitalization projects for many years. Now, new studies show these projects are even more valuable than most people have considered.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on October 23, 2020

Building a House? Don’t Forget a Perc Test!

When you buy land to build a house from the ground up, you discover a world of stuff to think about. And one of the first and most important things? Sewage.

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Posted by Sherry Noyes on March 5, 2017

Plans vs. Specifications: Which One Wins When Building a House?

All builders have two documents that guide them when building a house: the plans and the specifications. In a perfect world, those two documents seamlessly mesh together and support one another.

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Posted by Sherry Noyes on February 17, 2017

What You Need to Know About House Plans vs Specifications

Building a house from scratch is a tremendous undertaking. It requires you to make a seemingly endless parade of decisions about things you might not have thought much about before. One area of confusion for first-time home builders can be the difference between the house plans and the specifications.

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Posted by Sarah Powell on February 9, 2017

The Secret to Finding a Builder You Can Trust

When you build a new house or undertake a major home renovation, you spend a lot of time with builders and contractors. How can you be sure you’re getting the best person for the job?

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Posted by Sarah Powell on December 15, 2016