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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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Mold Testing

Mold in Rental Properties

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    An overview for Florida landlords and tenants: Mold/fungi is a common organism in our humid environment. The one common denominator to mold growth in our homes is an elevated moisture condition. The level of moisture and the duration determine the type of mold we find ourselves dealing with. Some molds, like aspergillus, can […]

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Landlord and Tenant

Tenant Rights for a Habitable Home

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We receive many requests for information and assistance from tenants who assert their landlord is failing to provide a safe and habitable dwelling. From our perspective, tenant complaints are rising. Common complaints we hear regard mold, inadequate air conditioning / heat, ceiling leaks, and roach infestation. Unfortunately, we have to advise most tenants that hiring […]

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ADA Inspection

Accessibility Branding: Using ADA Compliance to Bring Financial Dividends to Your Business

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Over a third of disabled people said that good disability service was the primary reason for choosing a provider or product. Two thirds choose businesses where they have received good customer service related to their disability. Companies that tell disabled people about the accessibility of their products attracted those consumers.    Corporate branding is used […]

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ADA Inspection

ADA Parking: Restriping Lot to ADA Standards

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Title III Public Accommodations: ADA Parking Lot or Parking Structure Is it coming up on the maintenance plan? Does the parking area just look worn and faded? Recently purchased the facility and want to make some improvements? Whatever the reason, there are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) parking compliance standards to review before calling in […]

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Home inspection

Saving Realtor’s Time: See Our New Repair Addendum Feature

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We understand – it is tedious to pick out items flagged as defective or needing repair to generate a Repair Addendum. You prepare the addendum, then the buyer may want changes or the seller doesn’t agree and you go back and forth. We felt there had to be a better way and it turns out […]

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Florida Home Inspections

News You Can Use

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Let’s talk WDO Inspections The Veterans Administration (VA) has backed off forcing the Seller to pay for the WDO upfront.  Buyers using a VA loan can, once again, pay for the WDO and get reimbursed from the Seller at closing.  Of course, the Seller may still pay for the WDO upfront although that rarely happens. […]

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