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What to Evaluate When Looking for an Inspector
Veteran broker-associate from Sacramento, Elizabeth Weintraub touches upon some great tips and information in this article. Here are a couple takeaways we would like to highlight:
The state of Florida does require inspectors to be licensed.
At the client's request (especially for out-of-state buyers or first-time homeowners), we can compile a list of recommended, trusted and highly qualified contractors, but we in no way push any contractors on clients.
In the October 2015 issue of Real Simple, the consumer lifestyle magazine highlights "7 Creepy House Oddities." Various experts from the home improvement industries (including Frank Lesh, Executive Director at the American Society of Home Inspectors) weigh in on potential issues and recommendations.
We specifically suggest checking out No. 4 - Orange Hue in Bathtub; No. 5 - Windows Rattle/Whistle; and No. 7 - Running Water Sound.
New Home Closing Regulations
This is imperative news for home buyers/sellers, realtors and inspectors! Starting October 3, 2015, the truth in lending and H.U.D. forms are being replaced by Closing Disclosure document.
We suggest booking your home inspection after an executed contract. By doing so, you are prepared in the best way possible for the Closing Disclosure document.