Tag: Inspections Jacksonville
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 […]
Fleming Island Home Inspections
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUYING A HOME IN FLEMING ISLAND Over 27,000 people live in some 10,440 homes on Fleming Island. Fleming Island ranks just behind Ponte Vedra Beach for income in the Jacksonville area. Fleming Island includes the upscale communities of Eagle Harbor, Pace Island and Fleming Island Plantation and the A […]
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 […]
Errors and Omissions Insurance Coverage
When Home Inspectors do not carry Errors & Omissions insurance coverage…. Federal Court in Florida Holds “Professional Services” Exclusion in GL Policy Precludes Coverage for Home Inspection Claims In Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. E.N.D. Services, Inc., 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 2529, Plaintiff insurance carrier sought a judgment by the United States Court of […]
Seller Disclosures and The Home Inspector
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 […]