Tag: Home Inspector Daytona
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 […]
Choosing a Home Inspector: One Size Does NOT Fit All.
Choosing a Home Inspector Please click on link above to learn more about choosing a home inspector to protect your investment.
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 […]
Understanding the WDO Inspection
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 […]
Mold in Rental Properties
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 […]
Landlord and Tenant
Tenant Rights for a Habitable Home
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 […]
Saving Realtor’s Time: See Our New Repair Addendum Feature
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 […]
Pest Control: A Method to Prevent Insurance Claims from Being Denied
What you consider to be a “sudden, catastrophic” leak may be considered a “systemic” leak by your insurance carrier, and your claim may be DENIED. Welcome to the field of forensic water assessment. Forensic assessment compiles the study of building materials as they relate to water absorption in differing environments, mycology of mold and […]