Florida Home Inspections
First-Time Home Buyers
Every homeowner was a “first-time home buyer” at one time. Do you understand obsolescence?
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 […]
Do You Know? How Qualified is Your Home Inspector?
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 […]
Home Inspectors Jacksonville
12V VS. 120V POOL AND SPA LIGHTING
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 […]
Home Seller’s Tips
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 […]
The 3 Little Inspectors
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 […]
Understanding Roof Opinions
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, […]
Realtors – Stop Losing Sales Over Old Roofs!
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 […]