Trading Jacksonville Home Inspectors!

April 3, 2016 | Home Inspections

As sure as the sun rises in Atlantic Beach, a home inspection provides a stream of knowledge to wash away the fears of homebuyers. But fear may be replaced by frustration if the wrong inspector is chosen!  There are some who say that the best home inspection is an inspection where all the trades are represented by a tradesperson from each specialty. It is said that this situation brings individual and specific expertise to each system. Reports would then be made separately to the homebuyer.

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Never Hire Anyone Dumber Than You Are!

March 10, 2016 | News

In a previous life I was a Navy Pilot. Great life, great people to be around. People who were all doing great things around the world flying off great big aircraft carriers. In an environment that complex and dangerous, you need to have teams of people working as one, or bad things begin to happen in large quantities.

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Dead Deals and Recycled Inspection Reports

February 9, 2016 | Home Inspections

Everyone knows that at the end of a home inspection, a report is generated that outlines the findings of the home inspector. But did you know that this is not intended to be a “hit list” of negatives? We home inspectors in Jacksonville do what we do in order to objectively describe the home. This is not the place for emotion, rather a simple stating of the facts. Homes do not pass or fail inspections, they merely describe the strengths or weakness.

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Moving Day Survival Kit

July 7, 2015 | News

When you’re packing your house, you’re also stowing the conveniences of home living. Pack a survival kit for the time you plan to do without, from loading to the first few days of unpacking. Long distance moves necessitate a kit mostly focused on the drive, which is taken with you. For moves spanning a few miles, a survival kit can be loaded with the rest of your boxes—just mark the box to be unloaded first.

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Home Inspectors as Handymen?

April 6, 2015 | Home Inspections

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 mean fewer appraisals, surveys, title policies, and mortgages. It also means fewer home inspections, the service nearest and dearest to my heart.

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An Energy Miser’s “Baker’s Dozen”: Save Money On Your Utility Bill

February 11, 2015 | Energy Audits

Uh-oh, here it is again – the utility bill. Every month like clockwork.At least that’s what most people think. Me, I love getting my utility bill. No, really! I find it a great challenge to see how low I can get it each month! It’s become a passion of mine. My utility bill last month was under $100, which has caused great stir on my weekly radio show, The Home and Garden Show on WOKV 104.5 FM (Saturdays at 7 AM). Less than $100 in the middle of the summer – everyone wants to know HOW I did it!

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