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Another Active Hurricane Season

While North Central Florida has only had to deal with the flooding impacts of Elsa, we are witnessing the severe impacts being seen to our west and north from Ida. And we are only in the early part of the most active period of the hurricane season. With Larry having formed in the Atlantic on […]

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Why Should I Get a Wind-Mitigation Inspection?

There are a number of reasons for getting a home inspection, and there are also different types of inspections. The most common inspection deals with the buying or selling of a home. We’ve written about that often. There’s also the concept of getting an inspection before moving into a new home, and we’ve written about […]

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Maintaining Your Fireplace

Fireplaces in Florida homes may be more decorative than useful. Unlike our northern friends, we may only utilize a fireplace a few times during the year. But that doesn’t mean it should not be maintained. For safety, health and other issues it is important that you take the necessary steps to keep your fireplace in […]

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Elsa: Lessons Learned for the Hurricane Season

Elsa, who was a hurricane briefly and technically a tropical storm when it passed our area, is our first real test locally for the 2021 hurricane season. Fortunately for North Central Florida, Elsa did not make the predicted northeast turn until it was parallel to our area. That actually saved us from any sustained tropical-storm […]

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Downsizing: When and Why?

Have the kids finally moved out? Has it become too much of a financial or physical burden to keep your big home? Is it possible you just want to simplify your life or live closer to friends or family? Are you getting to an age or are there health-related issues that require a different home […]

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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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