Buying A House With An Underground Oil Tank
If you are a first-time home buyer in Florida and are concerned about a buried oil tank underneath your home, you have every reason to be. Buried oil tanks are a common problem in the United States. Florida has 2.7 million oil tanks buried underground. The tanks can leak and pollute your sewer and septic […]
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Hiring A Home Inspector And What To Expect?
So, you’re thinking about buying a new home. Congratulations! Buying a home is one of the best investments you can make. But before you sign on the dotted line, it’s essential to understand the importance of a home inspection and its basics. Home inspection is a vital part of the real estate transaction. It provides […]
Dead Deals and Recycled Reports
Everyone knows that at the end of a home inspection, a report is generated that outlines the findings of the home inspector is generated. But did you know that this is not intended to be a “hit list” of negatives? Home inspectors do what we do in order to objectively describe the home. This is […]
What to Expect from Your Home Inspection
Looking for the perfect home in Jacksonville, Florida, can be exciting and anxiety-inducing at the same time. You have a wish list of what you’d like in a new home, but budget constraints, location issues, and unforeseen home improvements can add to the overall stress of home ownership. Thankfully, when you choose Residential Inspector of […]
Demand for Healthier Building Options Drives the Rediscovery of Ceramic Tile
If you’ve ever had new carpeting installed in your house and found yourself suffering from a nagging cough for days afterward, you’ve experienced the effect some home improvement materials can have on your health. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be a significant health concern, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Concentrations of VOCs can be […]
What’s the Best Floor for Your High-Traffic Home?
From high-heeled shoes to dog paws and kitchen spills, your home’s flooring faces tough challenges every day. When it comes to choosing a floor that will stand up to today’s hyper-active households, experts recommend laminate for its low-maintenance, realistic beauty and durability. But savvy shoppers should keep in mind that not all laminates are created […]
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The Savvy Agent: Increase Your Referrals, Eliminate Liability by Nathan Thornberry
Two top topics discussed by real estate agents are how to increase referrals and how to eliminate liability. Finally a clear and simple plan to do both!Exposure to risk and associated liability tends to center around the subject of lawsuits. Truth be told the number of actual lawsuits filed against real estate agents is quite […]
Cool Me When I’m Hot, Heat Me When I’m Cold!
During a home inspection, it is the desire of the buyer to know all that can be known about the home. And that desire by the buyer is matched by the inspectors desire to tell all that can be told. This is as it should be!However, sometimes, seasonal inspection limitations conspire to cause concern. What […]
Home Inspectors as Handymen?
Any slight slow down in real estate sales can be a challenge for us all. When sales slow, not only is there a direct economic impact on real estate agents, but also on the related professionals whose job it is to serve and support the customers in the real estate transaction. Fewer real estate sales […]