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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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Making a Home Safe for Seniors

In Florida alone, we have more than 5.5 million seniors, and the vast majority of them want to live at home for as long as they possibly can. Unfortunately, one of the biggest risks our seniors face is falling. One out of every four older adults will fall each year in the United States. A […]

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The Height of Hurricane Season

We are now in what is considered the busiest time of the Atlantic hurricane season. While the traditional hurricane season starts June 1 and ends Nov. 30, this has been a very unusual year. We actually had two named storms before the official start of this year’s hurricane season. Additionally, we had the earliest L […]

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How Much House Can I Afford?

If you are getting ready to buy a home, there are a lot of questions swimming around in your head. You may be wondering how big a house you need. Of course, that would depend on the size of your family. But not just the size of your family today. You need to consider the […]

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Backyard Pool: Safety First

Owning a backyard pool can be a great addition for any home for a number of reasons. First of all, it can increase the value of the home when you decide to sell. But more important than that. As we have learned this year as staying home has become a mandate for many, it can […]

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