Inspection Blog

May 14th

40 Year Recertification Inspections for Commercial Properties

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Looking to invest in South Florida real estate? If so, 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. If your building

Apr 18th

The Importance of Commercial Building Permits

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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 what you’ve been looking for! But before you put in an offer, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. It’s probably the last thing

Mar 21st

Save Thousands With an ADA Inspection

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As the owner of a commercial building, making sure that your investment is ADA compliant is your responsibility. But ADA compliance is about more than ramps and parking spots. There is a long list of standards that your building must meet in order to be ADA compliant. And the only way to make sure that

Oct 21st

Challenging Buyer? How To Manage Buyer’s Repair Request When Selling Your South Florida Property

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One of the most anticipated moments for any residential or commercial South Florida real estate seller is the inspection process.  This is when a professional inspector looks over most every aspect of your property’s appearance and condition, such as plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning, roofing issues, termite infestation to even your kitchen appliances. The vast

Nov 20th

Buying A Renovated Home Or Commercial Property? Check Building Permits!

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It’s a scenario that happens all too often for professional residential and building inspectors: buyers discover building permits were not issued on their home when the sellers did remodeling. For the new owner, this can be a serious financial and safety issue if they did not confirm that a permit was granted for any remodeling

Oct 13th

Fall Is Here! Now Is The Time For Maintenance and Insurance Review

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The current warm temperatures in south Florida are typical this time of year. While much of the nation is experiencing fall-like weather, our days continue to be hot and include some stormy afternoons. Of course, this won’t last forever, as typically cooler temperatures arrive some time later next month or the first of December. However,

Apr 10th

Home Buying Perils

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Home Buying Perils   My parents bought their first house in 2005. Unfortunately, they didn’t know much about home buying or home inspections. They fell in love with their beautiful three bedroom and two bathrooms home and bought it without checking the property or getting a second opinion. Later that year, I began having trouble breathing

Feb 7th

How To Hire A Building Contractor For Your South Florida Commercial Or Residential Property

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If you are considering building or remodeling your South Florida commercial or residential property, you will start your project on the right foot by taking your time to find the best contractor suited for the job.  With countless of contractors in our area, this could be an overwhelming task for those property owners new to

Jan 13th

Why You Need A Comprehensive Mold Inspection

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If you live in Florida, then chances are, you know that mold is a common concern among homeowners and buyers.  Even new construction that has been vacant for some time is not immune to this unwelcome guest.  And as much we enjoy the enviable Florida lifestyle, the combination of moisture and warm temperatures provide excellent

Oct 3rd

Are You A First Time South Florida Commercial Real Estate Buyer?

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If life were perfect, then investing in home or commercial real estate would be worry-free and painless. However, like anything else, without the proper resources, good contacts and research, it may be difficult to know if a property is a good investment or poor one, which can end up being a nightmare for a buyer