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.

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....

Ready to Sell? Five Steps to Take Before Your Home Inspection

Ready to Sell? Five Steps to Take Before Your Home Inspection

So you have a buyer who agrees to buy your home. You're almost to the finish line for a deal. But first, you must pass a home inspection. That's understandable since most buyers don't want to sign the contract until they are sure there are no significant issues with...

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