Oct 24th

The Importance of Commercial Building Permits

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What’s lurking under the surface of your building? If work was done without commercial building permits, you could be in for an unfortunate surprise.   You’ve found the perfect commercial property to invest in: it has the right number of office suites, the perfect amount of square footage, and plenty of parking spaces. It’s just

Aug 20th

The Surfside Condominium Collapse and Its Ripple Effect in Miami

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By now, you’ve probably heard of the Surfside Condominium Collapse, but if not, here’s a brief overview. On the morning of June 24th, 2021, while most of the inhabitants slept, half of the building came crashing to the ground. Ninety-eight people lost their lives that morning. Why did this happen? Was it some natural disaster

Jul 8th

40 Year Recertification Inspections for Commercial Properties

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If you own any South Florida real estate, there’s something important that you need to know about commercial properties: the 40-year recertification requirement. In Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, all buildings which are 40 years old from the date of the original Certification of Occupancy must be recertified by the Building Official every 10 years to

Apr 13th

10 Things Your Home Inspector Wants You To Know

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The home inspection shouldn’t be a secretive process. Allow a Florida home inspector to share a few insider tips.   Whether you’re buying or selling a home, the home inspection is often the most nerve wracking part of the process. “What will they find? Will the home pass inspection? Will I have to pay for

Mar 22nd

Changing Zoning From Residential to Commercial

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Converting commercial property into residential space—like turning a parking garage into condos—has been popular recently. But what about changing zoning from residential to commercial? Commercial real estate is lucrative. Nearly $90 billion is spent building it each year. If you have a residential property, it could be well worth your time to convert it to

Mar 4th

That Affordable Home Inspection Could Cost You

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If you’re about to drop $250,000 on a house, it’s natural to want to cut corners somewhere. And while you’re probably fine buying the cheapest shower curtain or bath towels, one area you don’t want to skimp on is your home inspection. As it turns out, that “affordable” home inspection could end up costing you…big

Feb 15th

Condo Conversion Inspections Are NOT Optional!

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Converting a building into condos? Condominium conversion inspections are a necessary part of the process.   A condominium conversion is the act of transforming an existing building (usually an apartment building) into condominiums for individual resale. At first glance, it might sound like a simple, straightforward process, but the reality is a lot more complicated.

Feb 11th

How to Avoid an ADA Lawsuit

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95% of commercial buildings violate of the ADA…and their owners don’t even know it. But some lawyers make it their job to know. Here’s how to avoid a costly ADA lawsuit. The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, is a vital piece of legislation for ensuring that all Americans have equal

Nov 17th

Buying a Home? 9 Home Inspection Tips for Buyers

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You’ve done it. After touring countless properties, you’ve finally found the perfect home for you and your family. And better yet, the seller has agreed to your offer! Now, you just need the house to pass inspection. This might feel like a formality. Like something you are supposed to do. But trust us, a home

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