Adhered Manufactured Stone Veneer (AMSV)
You’re buying a home and it has Adhered Manufactured Stone Veneer (AMSV). What do you know about it? Better yet, what does your home inspector know about it?
Updated Florida Homeowner Insurance Requirements
Insurance carriers in Florida are making it very difficult to obtain and maintain homeowner’s insurance. In short, they are not willing to carry risk beyond the main perils (fire, lightning, windstorm, explosion, smoke, and vandalism). You are also typically covered for aircraft/vehicle collision and riot/civil commotion (although this may be excluded in some areas due […]
How Long Will Your House Last?
Most people understand building components have a life cycle or useful life expectancy, but they rarely plan or budget for replacement. If you are buying a resale home, you should also understand you may need to replace aged components and budget accordingly.
Florida Home Inspections
Understanding Obsolescence in Building Components
All building components and materials undergo obsolescence. As materials or components age, they fail. Many homebuyers fail to recognize the need to update or replace these critical components when buying homes.
Building Inspection Jacksonville
Real-Estate Market in Jacksonville, FL
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.
Florida Home Inspections
Home Inspectors in Jacksonville, FL
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 […]
Florida home inspection
What Should Your Home Inspection Report Tell You?
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 […]
Check Out These Tips About Roofs Before You Buy A Home
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 […]