Author: rick

Summer Home-Maintenance Tips 2021

The calendar says it’s two weeks away but, judging from the heat, humidity and the beginning of afternoon thunderstorms, as Floridians, we know it’s been summer for a while. And that means summer home-maintenance tips. But because we are Floridians, unlike our neighbors to the north, we will emphasize a key point in our tips. […]

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Impacts of New Energy-Efficient Inspection Law

The city of Gainesville has passed, and Alachua County is considering, significant changes to how residential rental units are permitted. In the city, the new regulations begin on Oct. 1. The regulations only apply to residential rental properties that have four units or less. State law prohibits local governments from regulating structures with more than […]

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Childproofing Your Home

Congratulations! There’s a new addition to your family. Before you know it, that baby will be a toddler. Then, he or she will be walking around. As a result, big changes are coming. Planning ahead, it’s not too early to childproof your home. Here are some guidelines on just how to do that. The first […]

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The Home Inspection: What to Expect

You may be the buyer, or you may be the seller. In either case, you are likely about to experience a home inspection. If you’ve bought or sold a home before, this article will serve as a review. But if this is your first time, consider this article a primer on what to expect. As […]

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Spring Home Maintenance Tips

By Florida standards, we have had a very mild winter, making us extremely fortunate compared to those living to the north and west. Nevertheless, that does not mean we can simply dismiss the need for home maintenance as we approach spring and the rainy season that comes with it. So, if you are a homeowner, […]

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Keeping Your Home Sale Ready

Generally, the idea of selling your home comes with plenty of advanced planning and consideration. There could be any one or a combination of many reasons that would bring you to that decision. Maybe it’s time to downsize or upsize. Perhaps, it’s simply the right decision financially. However, there may be an occasion when that […]

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Home Inspection Nightmares 2020

As we did a year ago, we kick off a new year at Mr. Rick’s blog with a special article about the home inspection nightmares of 2020. Next time, we will be back to our traditional series of pieces providing useful information for homeowners and property managers. We all had very little to smile and […]

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