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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Home Inspections with Pool Inspections

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  The good news is, you ordered a home inspection. The bad news is the home inspector has no earthly idea how to properly inspect the pool! Many homebuyers fail to consider the pool/spa may actually be the most expensive component of the home – more than a new roof!  Pools routinely cost between $25,000 […]

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Seller Disclosures and The Home Inspector

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Should seller disclosures be provided to the Home Inspector? Sellers are required, by law, to properly disclose known issues with the home as a part of the listing.  Roof leaks, termite infestation, faulty plumbing, mold, structural issues or deficient appliances are common issues which the potential buyer must be aware of. Some refer to this as […]

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