home inspection contingency

Why Consider a Home Inspection Contingency in Your Purchase Offer?

Did you know the buyer's market is so intense these days that buyers are putting in some really over-the-top offers? Portland real estate agent Esty Perez recalls a bidding war where one party put in a bid over the asking price and sweetened the deal with added...
Pre-drywall inspections

4 Reasons Why You Need Pre-Drywall Inspections

Imagine it, you've hired a company to build your new home, and everything is in place except the drywall. You want to be done, to have the last layer put in place so you can relax in your new home. Yet, rushing to get drywall on can be a mistake.  For example, over 35...
balcony railing inspections

Why Should You Never Overlook Having Balcony Railing Inspections?

From 2001 to 2016, there were 239 balcony collapses in the United States. This resulted in more than 4,600 emergency room visits. You often hear news stories about tragedies involving people overloading balconies. But you may not know that railings not up to code are...
mold inspection company

Everything to Consider When Hiring a Mold Inspection Company

Did you know mold can make its way into your house through open doorways and even via your pet? Mold in Central Florida homes is more common than you realize. If you think you have signs of mold in the house, it's time to call in the experts.  But finding the right...
water testing

Why Is Water Testing Required for Loans and Refinancing?

If you're looking to buy a new home, water quality is likely not high on your checklist. The water supply at your new property must be safe and sanitized. You can use a VA, FHA, or USDA loan to buy property if you are a prospective homeowner in Central Florida. When...
signs of radon

4 Signs of Radon You Should Never Ignore

You know that your home needs a fire detector and, in some cases, a carbon monoxide detector. These are critical, life-saving technologies, but did you know that you might still be at risk from another dangerous gas?  Radon gas is a form of radioactive gas that comes...

Everything you Need to Know About a Home Inspection

CFBI has collaborated on a blog entry for Redfin. Check it out here: https://www.redfin.com/blog/thing-to-know-about-home-inspection/
balcony railing

Why Every Building Owner Should Lean Into Balcony Railing Inspections

A balcony may look sturdy, but how can you know for sure if it has not been inspected? According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), over five years, a quarter of a million people were injured due to balcony failures in the US. 15% were due to balcony...
sewer scope inspection

What Happens During a Sewer Scope Inspection?

It is estimated that over $300 billion worth of pipes need replacement across the nation during the next decade. Some existing sewer pipes are up to 150 years old. If you are buying a home, you need a sewer scope inspection to make sure the integrity of your home's...
commercial property inspections

What to Expect During Commercial Property Inspections in Florida

The commercial real estate market in Florida is on fire. In fact, the top 10 commercial real estate sales sold for more than $820 million. Investors are taking advantage of interest rates hovering near record lows. Major buyers like Amazon are active in Florida. The...

Central Florida Building Inspectors Blog

Welcome to the Central Florida Building Inspectors Blog. Our blog is focused on home inspections and other home and safety related subjects. The topics are based on our experience providing home inspections in and around Orlando, FL.

Why Consider a Home Inspection Contingency in Your Purchase Offer?

Why Consider a Home Inspection Contingency in Your Purchase Offer?

Did you know the buyer's market is so intense these days that buyers are putting in some really over-the-top offers? Portland real estate agent Esty Perez recalls a bidding war where one party put in a bid over the asking price and sweetened the deal with added...

4 Reasons Why You Need Pre-Drywall Inspections

4 Reasons Why You Need Pre-Drywall Inspections

Imagine it, you've hired a company to build your new home, and everything is in place except the drywall. You want to be done, to have the last layer put in place so you can relax in your new home. Yet, rushing to get drywall on can be a mistake.  For example, over 35...

Why Should You Never Overlook Having Balcony Railing Inspections?

Why Should You Never Overlook Having Balcony Railing Inspections?

From 2001 to 2016, there were 239 balcony collapses in the United States. This resulted in more than 4,600 emergency room visits. You often hear news stories about tragedies involving people overloading balconies. But you may not know that railings not up to code are...

Everything to Consider When Hiring a Mold Inspection Company

Everything to Consider When Hiring a Mold Inspection Company

Did you know mold can make its way into your house through open doorways and even via your pet? Mold in Central Florida homes is more common than you realize. If you think you have signs of mold in the house, it's time to call in the experts.  But finding the right...

Why Is Water Testing Required for Loans and Refinancing?

Why Is Water Testing Required for Loans and Refinancing?

If you're looking to buy a new home, water quality is likely not high on your checklist. The water supply at your new property must be safe and sanitized. You can use a VA, FHA, or USDA loan to buy property if you are a prospective homeowner in Central Florida. When...

4 Signs of Radon You Should Never Ignore

4 Signs of Radon You Should Never Ignore

You know that your home needs a fire detector and, in some cases, a carbon monoxide detector. These are critical, life-saving technologies, but did you know that you might still be at risk from another dangerous gas?  Radon gas is a form of radioactive gas that comes...

What Happens During a Sewer Scope Inspection?

What Happens During a Sewer Scope Inspection?

It is estimated that over $300 billion worth of pipes need replacement across the nation during the next decade. Some existing sewer pipes are up to 150 years old. If you are buying a home, you need a sewer scope inspection to make sure the integrity of your home's...

What to Expect During Commercial Property Inspections in Florida

What to Expect During Commercial Property Inspections in Florida

The commercial real estate market in Florida is on fire. In fact, the top 10 commercial real estate sales sold for more than $820 million. Investors are taking advantage of interest rates hovering near record lows. Major buyers like Amazon are active in Florida. The...

Pre-Purchase Inspection: What to Know Before You Buy

Pre-Purchase Inspection: What to Know Before You Buy

Are you in the final stages of closing on a home? Are you currently in search of a new house (either actively or passively) and looking to get an advantage? If so, then you need to schedule a pre-purchase inspection on the house. Doing so can give you more confidence...

Why Do You Need a Termite Inspection?

Why Do You Need a Termite Inspection?

Would you believe that Alaska is the only state in America without termites? They are quite fascinating creatures because they build the most intricate mud tubes and have some intriguing features. However, they are sneaky and silent, and the sheer damage they can...

Home Inspection vs Appraisal: How Are They Different?

Home Inspection vs Appraisal: How Are They Different?

It's no secret that real estate can be one of the most lucrative industries to get involved in. Whether you're buying or selling a home, chances are that you'll need to incorporate a home inspection, home appraisal, or both at some point during the process. But, not...

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