Author: rick

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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Winter Home-Maintenance Tips

Winter in Florida certainly does not mean the same thing as winter for our northern neighbors. That means we’re not likely to get extended periods of below freezing temperatures, and it’s even more unlikely that we will see any serious snow. Nevertheless, there are some things that you should be doing as a homeowner or […]

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Can My Home Fail an Inspection?

I am occasionally asked before performing an inspection for a homeowner if the home can fail the inspection. That depends on what type of inspection is being done. The three most often performed inspections are: 1) The FULL inspection where the home’s structure and systems are being assessed. This inspection is technically not a pass […]

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Radon: What to Know and What to Do

There are always environmental hazards to consider when building, buying or selling a home. It’s important to understand these hazards because of the health impacts on you and your family. We recently wrote here about one such hazard – lead-based paint. Like many of the health hazards you can come across as a property owner, […]

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Fall Home-Maintenance Tips

While we are still experiencing some 80- or 90-degree days, we have had some nip in the air, and that tells us that we are finally beginning to experience fall in North Florida. So, like we did a few months back for the summer, we want to offer up some ideas of things that you […]

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