Home, A Place of Security.

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services 607851

While I don't think of myself as invincible I do agree with Joe that my home is my fortress and I too feel safe there.

About that drip... roof leaks are/can be very tricky. The last time my roof leaked it manifested it self as a leaky window. While that sounds simple it was NOT. I caulked around the window to no avail. A good and trusted contractor (who doesn't do roofing) said: "Bob, you have a leak somewhere on your roof and it's just trickling down to that point. He was right.

Who to call in Minot for your roofing needs.

Jessen is the BEST! Period. That being said if you are looking for the lowest price in town you will NOT find it here. What you will find is kind, courteous people and a GREAT warranty that they actually live up to. You can call them at 701-838-2687.

As far as home security I believe in a lot of cameras. I won't disclose how many I have but I will say that if you step on my property day or night you will be recorded and uploaded immediately to the cloud. I also believe in our nations 2nd amendment.

In addition to the 2nd amendment North Dakota law allows for the Castle Doctrine.

The castle doctrine refers to self-defense laws that allow individuals to use force, including deadly force, to protect themselves within their own homes or other legally occupied spaces without the obligation to retreat. Several states in the United States have adopted the castle doctrine, including California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.

The castle doctrine is often seen as an extension of the concept of the home as a person’s sanctuary, where they have the right to protect themselves and their loved ones from intruders or threats. By allowing individuals to defend their homes without the duty to retreat, castle laws recognize the importance of personal safety within one’s own property. It is important to note, however, that the specifics of castle doctrine laws can vary between states.

The States listed above have no restrictions on the Castle Doctrine HOWEVER several more States, like North Dakota, require you stand down until the intruder demonstrates a continued threat. Yea right! 

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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

We replaced our roof after experiencing some leaks.

Thanks for telling us about some of the regulations in your state. 

When I was young, I was a Certified Rifle and Pistol Instructor but have not done any shooting in many years. However, an intruder in our home might be at risk.

Jun 26, 2023 08:20 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Bob "RealMan" Timm there is something about being in your own home that feels comfortable and safe.

Jun 26, 2023 08:20 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

You have surprised me Roy Kelley in a very good way.  I should take some classes again as I have not since acquiring my latest hand gun. I do some target shooting but actual training would be good.

Jun 26, 2023 08:34 AM
Roy Kelley

When I was young, I was a member of the junior rifle team, using the Navy indoor range at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and the local outdoor range. I was on the rifle team at the University of Virginia. I participated in many tournaments on the east coast and one in Canada. My handgun skills will polished at UVA, again using a Navy range staffed by the Army. 

Jun 26, 2023 08:59 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is for sure George Souto . I especially feel that way not sharing a wall with my neighbor. It seems like at least once a year you hear about bullets entering an apartment from a neighbor above, below, or from one side or another.

Jun 26, 2023 08:37 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Monday Bob and thank you for letting us know about this information.  My wife made me sell all my guns before we got married but after 26 years, now she said I can get some as long as I have a gun safe.  Now I am to old to go hunting again.

Make it a great Monday!

 

Jun 26, 2023 09:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Bob... those roof leaks can be sneaky little varmints! I must admit, while I have a security system in my home, I have no cameras. Maybe I'll need to think about some exterior ones. There definitely won't be any inside my house.

Jun 26, 2023 10:44 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I can identify with your situation Will Hamm . My wife was raised Mennonite and they are very anti-gun BUT she knows my lifestyle and is glad I carry. 

Jun 26, 2023 11:13 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Tracing the source of a roof leak can be quite a challenge unless it it really bad Nina Hollander, Broker . The only time my indoor cameras are on are when we are out of the home and I do not have one in the bedroom or bathrooms.

Jun 26, 2023 11:15 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good afternoon Bob. The Castle Doctrine makes good sense in many respects as it provides protection for the innocent homeowner. Novel in today's world of protecting the intruder. Enjoy your day.

Jun 26, 2023 11:20 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I know what you mean  Wayne Martin . When you read a news article that says a bugler won a big award when he sued a home owner for shooting him.

Jun 26, 2023 11:46 AM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Bob, I was in church one sunday morning and heard a commotion in the back. I heard so many reaching for their guns(I had left mine home). It turned out that a member had a seizure and fell out.

Jun 26, 2023 02:04 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hello Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Today's cartoon sums it up pretty succinctly. There is always maintenance to be performed and once you think it's all fixed something else will pop up...lol

Jun 26, 2023 02:36 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob "RealMan" Timm  not a fan of cameras or ring.... here in Los Angeles all that does is piss you off to see who robbed your home... since the police, the DA will not do anything about it.... I am more of the believer to focus on the second amendment, say hello to Walther PPK and to Sig Sauer 9mm hopefully on the receiving end of the 9mm, Endre

Jun 26, 2023 10:29 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That's a fun story Mike Frazier except that I hope the member who had a seizure is okay. I am pretty sure the same would happen at most of the churches I've been a member of over the last decade or two. I have no doubt that in two of them the Pastor would be the first to pull out their weapons from under their robes. 

Jun 27, 2023 06:32 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

It is a never ending cycle isn't it Doug Dawes ? My next project is caulking up some sheet rock seams.

Jun 27, 2023 06:33 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

We are cut from the same cloth Endre Barath, Jr.  Gun safety in my home means that my guns are locked, loaded, and with-in reach.

Jun 27, 2023 06:35 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have a feeling that there will be more exceptions than just that drip that was discovered, haha.

Jun 27, 2023 08:24 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

There always seems to be something Brian England . Our most recent "breakdown" was our dishwasher was not draining. I was expecting to replace the pump or the entire dishwasher but upon removing the drain hose I found it was totally plugged. It was still a pretty big job but I got it done and there was no bill for anything by the time I was done.

Jun 27, 2023 08:35 AM