home inspection vs appraisal

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...
hurricane preparedness plan

Putting Together a Hurricane Preparedness Plan for Your Home

We all hear the experts talking about how important it is to create a hurricane preparedness plan each time a hurricane threatens the coast. But, the truth is that too many of us don't actually heed to the advice until it's almost too late. This is dangerous for more...
water damage

7 Signs Your Home Might Have Water Damage

Water damage is a serious hazard that costs the insurance industry a staggering 2.5 billion every year. It happens a lot more than most people think, and to a lot more people. In the US alone, about 14,000 people experience water damage emergencies at home or in their...
building inspection

Why a Commercial Building Inspection is Crucial Before Buying a Business

Being an Orlando business owner in today's economic climate can be scary enough on its own. Thankfully, we're starting to move past government-mandated shutdowns and social distancing protocols. However, your success as a Florida business owner is never guaranteed,...
radon check

Radon Check: Is Radon Gas an Issue in the New Home You’re Considering?

Most people know that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer in the country. It's why so many of them steer clear of smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke at all costs. But what people don't always realize is that the second-leading cause of lung...

7 Important Questions to Ask a Home Inspector

Buying or selling a home is one of the most exciting, and important, moments in your life. You are embarking on a new journey - possibly starting fresh.

Before you embark on the new chapter, get a home inspection to satisfy proper standards. These are the seven important questions to ask a home inspector.

new construction inspection

5 Essential Elements of a New Construction Inspection

Just because it's a new build, doesn't mean it's perfect. We make mistakes. We're only human. This is why you want to get your new construction inspection by a professional to make sure it's built to code and it's exactly the way you envisioned. You're paying for it,...
4 Point Inspection

What Is a 4 Point Inspection and Why Do You Need One?

Rules are in place to protect home buyers and mortgage lenders. The goal is to ensure a home isn’t being sold with hidden problems. We often hear about termite inspections but there is a long list of things that are covered under a home inspection.

what does a home inspection look for

Inspection Time: What Does a Home Inspection Look For?

Whether you're doing a pre-listing home inspection or preparing for a pre-purchase inspection, you need to be ready. So, just what does a home inspection look for? Answering this isn't as easy as it might seem since you're really asking, "what do home inspectors look...
test for black mold

Staying Safe at Home: 5 Important Reasons Why You Should Test for Black Mold

  There are many potential dangers in a home, but there's one that might be lingering right under your nose that you haven't noticed. However, just because you don't notice it (as it can be hidden from sight), doesn't mean you won't feel the potential health...

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.

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...

Putting Together a Hurricane Preparedness Plan for Your Home

Putting Together a Hurricane Preparedness Plan for Your Home

We all hear the experts talking about how important it is to create a hurricane preparedness plan each time a hurricane threatens the coast. But, the truth is that too many of us don't actually heed to the advice until it's almost too late. This is dangerous for more...

7 Signs Your Home Might Have Water Damage

7 Signs Your Home Might Have Water Damage

Water damage is a serious hazard that costs the insurance industry a staggering 2.5 billion every year. It happens a lot more than most people think, and to a lot more people. In the US alone, about 14,000 people experience water damage emergencies at home or in their...

7 Important Questions to Ask a Home Inspector

7 Important Questions to Ask a Home Inspector

Buying or selling a home is one of the most exciting, and important, moments in your life. You are embarking on a new journey – possibly starting fresh.

Before you embark on the new chapter, get a home inspection to satisfy proper standards. These are the seven important questions to ask a home inspector.

5 Essential Elements of a New Construction Inspection

5 Essential Elements of a New Construction Inspection

Just because it's a new build, doesn't mean it's perfect. We make mistakes. We're only human. This is why you want to get your new construction inspection by a professional to make sure it's built to code and it's exactly the way you envisioned. You're paying for it,...

What Is a 4 Point Inspection and Why Do You Need One?

What Is a 4 Point Inspection and Why Do You Need One?

Rules are in place to protect home buyers and mortgage lenders. The goal is to ensure a home isn’t being sold with hidden problems. We often hear about termite inspections but there is a long list of things that are covered under a home inspection.

Inspection Time: What Does a Home Inspection Look For?

Inspection Time: What Does a Home Inspection Look For?

Whether you're doing a pre-listing home inspection or preparing for a pre-purchase inspection, you need to be ready. So, just what does a home inspection look for? Answering this isn't as easy as it might seem since you're really asking, "what do home inspectors look...

Water Tests: 5 Key Reasons to Have the Water Tested in Your Home

Water Tests: 5 Key Reasons to Have the Water Tested in Your Home

After hearing for years about the horrors for the residents of Flint, Michigan, and their water problems, it probably gave you pause to think about your own water. How can you know your water is safe to drink? Who tests it to make sure? Can you trust them to tell you...

What is Radon and Why is It Dangerous For Your Family?

What is Radon and Why is It Dangerous For Your Family?

Radon gas is common in many homes, but most people aren't even aware of its presence. This dangerous gas can cause a myriad of health problems including lung cancer, so it's important to perform a radon test to ensure your home is safe. Read on to learn more about...

How to Find a Home Inspector When You’re Buying a House

How to Find a Home Inspector When You’re Buying a House

In 2018, 5.3 million Americans bought homes. Whether you are a first-time buyer or not, there are some things that you need to do in order to make sure that you make the right decision about your purchase. Finding a home inspector is one of the most critical steps you...

Orlando Wind Mitigation Inspections: What to Expect

Orlando Wind Mitigation Inspections: What to Expect

In 2018, tropical cyclones cost the United States $30.4 billion in damages. This seasonal natural disaster is often responsible for the most wind damage per year.  Of course, it's not the only source of wind damage. Tornadoes and even thunderstorms are other culprits....

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