Inspection Blog

Nov 12th

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

Oct 28th

The Importance of a Detailed Property Inspection

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House hunting can be a long, stressful process. But don’t let finally finding your dream home blind you to its potential issues and pitfalls. A property inspection can give you valuable information, whether you decide to move forward with the purchase or not. But not all property inspections are created equal. Just as you can’t

Sep 17th

How a Construction Review Can Save Your Project

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Completing a commercial construction venture is a delicate business. And if you’re an investor or lender, you’re responsible for all of the risk while holding none of the control. How can you be sure the job will be completed on-time, on-budget, and with no costly surprises? Knowing what you’re getting into before property changes hands

Aug 22nd

Why An Inspector Should Be Your Next Construction Project Manager

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The construction management field is booming. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicted an eleven percent growth in this job market over the next 10 years. With economic growth comes more commercial construction and the need for a construction project manager to keep everything on-track.

Jul 18th

Rezoning Property 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 rezoning property 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’s well worth your time converting it to commercial. But where do you

Jun 15th

Buying or Building a Commercial Property

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There’s few things more exciting than a growing business. But whether you’re starting a new venture or simply outgrowing your old space, you need to decide between buying or building a commercial property. Both options have their merits and downsides, so it’s important to look at all of the factors at play. A wrong decision

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