How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost in Florida?

When it comes to buying a home, one of the most crucial steps in the process is a thorough home inspection. In Florida, just like in any other state, the cost of a home inspection can vary depending on various factors. Understanding these factors can help potential homeowners budget effectively and make informed decisions. HomeShape […]

What is a GFCI and Why is it Required?

As an Orlando homeowner, you may have come across the term GFCI while doing electrical work around your house. But what exactly is a GFCI and why is it required near sources of water? In this article, we’ll discuss what a GFCI is, how it works, and why it’s required near sources of water. We’ll […]

All Around the House: Gutter System Right For You?

Rain gutters are an often-overlooked part of home maintenance. While they may not seem important, they can actually be essential to protecting your property from water damage caused by heavy rainfall or clogged gutters. But should you put gutters all around your house? Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of installing […]

Florida Building Permit Search

Looking for information on permits that have been issued in Central Florida? Wondering if a property you’re interested in has had any work done recently? Our Florida Building Permit Search resource can help! Every home in Florida falls under the jurisdiction of either the city or county permitting offices. Most offices even include an online […]

How to Become a Home Inspector in Florida

If you’re looking for a career change and want to know how to become a home inspector in Florida, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of becoming licensed in Florida and tell you everything you need to know about staying in good standing with the state. […]

How to Prepare for a Hurricane in Florida

Whether you recently moved to Florida or have been a long-time Florida resident, it is important to know how to prepare for a hurricane. Before being a home inspector, I served in the United States Air Force as a Weather Forecaster. The hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts until November 30 of the same […]

4 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Home Inspector

When you are buying a home, choosing a home inspector is one of the most important decisions you will make. A home inspector will check the property for any potential problems that may not be visible to the naked eye. Here are some tips on how to find and hire the right home inspector for […]

What is a Wind Mitigation Inspection?

If you’re a Florida homeowner, it’s important to know about wind mitigation inspections. This type of insurance inspection can help you save on your home insurance premiums by identifying features on your property that help protect it from wind damage. A wind mitigation inspection assesses your property’s ability to withstand hurricane and tropical storm winds. […]

How to Prepare for a Home Inspection as a Seller.

Congratulations on steadily making progress to becoming a homeowner. Your home inspection is one step closer to that achievement. Here are 5 tips to prepare you for your inspection. Schedule your inspection as soon as possible. Your home purchase contract should include an inspection contingency that gives you the buyer a specific number of days […]

5 Reasons a Sellers Home Inspection Will Make You Money

Did you know that home inspectors work not only for home buyers but also for home sellers.  Often when you’re preparing to sell your home there are a lot of questions about where to start and improvements you should make to achieve a strong offer. Your realtor and home inspector are great resources to start […]