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Building Inspection Jacksonville

Florida Crawlspace Homes

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Few of our Florida homes have basements but a great many have elevated finish floors over what is commonly termed a “crawlspace.” A crawlspace is the open area/gap between the finished floor and the ground. They vary in height and accessibility. Some have as little as a few inches between the floor joists and ground […]

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Florida Home Inspections

New Citizens Insurance 4-Point Report Requirements

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It’s going to be harder to sell older homes… Effective February 7, 2018, Citizens Property Insurance issued new guidelines for 4-Point inspections on homes over 30 years old.  Citizens is the largest carrier serving Florida and, no, simply finding a different carrier may not help.  This requirement results in more risk and time to the […]

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Home inspection

Do You Know? How Qualified is Your Home Inspector?

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The realtor and the home inspector share one common, legal requirement – we have a fiduciary duty to protect the buyer. That common requirement is written into law and as such, we are both legally bound to do what we can to protect the buyer from making a significant mistake in purchasing a home. In […]

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Mold Testing

A Practical Guide to Indoor Mold and Mold Testing

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MOLD is pervasive.  It is a fungi found both indoors and outdoors.  There are thousands of species of fungi – the good news is you only have a few which are typically related to indoor air quality issues. That is why you need to understand mold testing.   I. Mold and Effects on People: What […]

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Home Inspectors Jacksonville

12V VS. 120V POOL AND SPA LIGHTING

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When it comes to swimming pool, spa, and accent lighting, it’s time for industry professionals to take a fresh look at 12-Volt Lighting Systems. Misconceptions surrounding 12V Lighting run rampant with concerns about brightness level, cost, and installation time. In truth, 12V Lighting can be the brightest, safest, most cost and time-effective option you can […]

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Pest Control

Selling Fear

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I’m not a marketing expert and unless you appreciate technical truth, I’m not a very good salesman either. Heck, I don’t even “clean up” that well. There is always the telltale sign of a guy who “works for a living,” no matter how fresh the clothes are. While the intent of this blog is to […]

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Home inspection

Home Seller’s Tips

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You can avoid last minute repair issues with these simple DIY tips: 1. Check your windows before listing. Clean the windows and tracks. Open the windows to make sure they stay in the open position (bank appraisers will fail windows which won’t stay open). Often, window springs need to be exercised so you may have […]

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Home inspection

The 3 Little Inspectors

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The current trend in home inspection is to throw 3-4 inspectors at the house so the inspection can be completed in 45 minutes.  This allows The 3 Little Inspectors to do 4 home inspections per day.  Your realtor loves it because, quite frankly, some think they have better things to do than attend home inspections. That is sort of like finding […]

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Home inspection

Choosing a Home Inspector: One Size Does NOT Fit All.

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Choosing a Home Inspector Please click on link above to learn more about choosing a home inspector to protect your investment.

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Roof inspection

Understanding Roof Opinions

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Almost nothing is more frustrating to a buyer, seller, or realtor than conflicting roof condition opinions. It is also frustrating to the home inspector who provided the initial opinion when they get “the call”;  “so and so said this roof needs to be replaced and you said it had five years of life left” or, […]

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