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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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Roof inspection

Realtors – Stop Losing Sales Over Old Roofs!

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  We all know that even though a roof may actually have three years of useful life remaining, Florida insurance carriers may deny coverage for a 3 tab shingle roof at 70% of its rating or a dimensional shingle at 80% of its rating (14 years on a 3 tab and 24 years on a […]

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WDO Inspection

Understanding the WDO Inspection

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WHAT IS A WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISM AND HOW IT RELATES TO YOUR LENDER Unlike most states, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) requires the licensed WDO Inspector to report on Wood Destroying Organisms. Most states only require the reporting of Wood Destroying Insects. Quite frankly, very few inspectors and no property appraisers […]

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