Inspection Blog

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

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