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Real-Estate Market in Jacksonville, FL

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The real-estate market just west of Jacksonville, FL is still a buyers’ market. Many people don’t think of looking for a home west of downtown; it’s just not the vogue thing to do but you should.

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Florida Home Inspections

Home Inspectors in Jacksonville, FL

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There are a lot of home inspectors in the Jacksonville, Florida metro area. Some are good and some are not so good. Some are very experienced and some almost have no experience. Some will rave about the number of reviews they have while downplaying their actual experience or qualifications beyond that of a home inspector […]

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What Should Your Home Inspection Report Tell You?

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The State of Florida regulates home inspectors and by law, home inspectors must convey basic information included in the Standards of Practice for a Home Inspector. This includes a visual inspection of the primary building components such as the plumbing, electrical, exterior, roof, built-in appliances, and site conditions that may affect the structure. The Inspector […]

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Florida Home Inspections

Don’t Skip on the Home Buying Inspection

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The competition to purchase a home is maddening and buyers are throwing caution aside. I’m not aware of a single geographic location where buyers are in control.

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Roof inspection

Check Out These Tips About Roofs Before You Buy A Home

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What You Should Know About Roofs Before You Buy A Home Insurance carriers may deny a policy based on the age of the roof. If it is insurable, you may have to replace it sooner than you expected. Your policy will most likely be written for Actual Cash Value rather than Replacement Value. Unless you […]

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Drainage Piping Testing

How Will You Know If The Drainage Piping Is OK?

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With a standard home inspection, you may not. Home inspectors check drainage by running the water in the home. Typically, that constitutes about 60-80 gallons of discharge during a typical home inspection. That may not be enough to disclose a broken or compromised sewer line. Learn how to find out about a compromised sewer line […]

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Fire Door Inspection

Fire Door Inspections

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Fire Door Inspections are required annually per the 6th Edition (2017), Florida Fire Prevention Code and Chapter 36 of the 6th Edition (2017), Florida Building Code. The inspection guidelines are incorporated via reference to NFPA 80, Standard for Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, 2013 Edition and NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code. NFPA 80 […]

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Florida Home Inspections

Builder Warranty Inspection

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IF YOU ARE BUYING A NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME, the single most important thing you can do to protect your rights against defective construction or latent defects is to have the home inspected before the end of the first year of ownership. This inspection is even more important than having a pre-closing inspection. Unless you observe […]

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Florida Home Inspections

Florida Home Inspector Qualifications

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When is a Florida home inspector “appropriately qualified” to render an opinion, make a recommendation, or predict failure of any building component? Unfortunately, most real estate agents and home inspectors alike have no clue even though it is clearly defined by the Florida statute (FAC 61-30).

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Radon Testing

Radon Testing & Requirements in Florida

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Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that emanates from the ground. Elevated levels of radon gas are known to be harmful and is a leading cause of lung cancer in the USA.

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