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Friday, November 9, 2018

How Home Inspections Have a Huge Impact on Insurance Rates

Expert home inspector Bob Cantu joins us once again today to discuss a few more points regarding the home inspection process.
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If you’ve ever had any questions about the home inspection process, today is your lucky day.

Because so many viewers ask us to explain how home inspections work here in sunny Southwest Florida, we decided it was time to address the subject with the help of expert inspector Bob Cantu.

In Bob’s words, a home inspection is a “general overview of the home’s condition.” Inspectors will examine a property’s roof, plumbing, electrical systems, air conditioning, and more. Home inspections are meant to uncover any structural, mechanical, or safety issues a property may have.

In our area, insurance inspections, like wind mitigation inspections, are also a major part of this process. If a home passes a wind mitigation inspection, it’s owner can be credited for a discounted insurance rate. Homes with features designed to help them withstand high winds are far more likely to do well in such an inspection. For instance, insurance companies will only offer credits on properties with three nails in their hurricane strap. Updating a home’s roof or adding hurricane shutters to doors and windows can also help.


The work of inspectors like Bob is so critical to the real estate process.


 
Moving on, we also wanted to ask Bob about some of the deal breakers that tend to be uncovered in an inspection. According to him, bad roofs, faulty electrical panels, and poor plumbing are three of the most common issues that cause buyers to back away from a deal after the inspection.

That isn’t to say that these issues will always lead to the collapse of a sale, though. Buyers and sellers may certainly negotiate repairs based on the findings within the inspection report. Home inspections exist to make sure that a property’s issues, especially ones not immediately visible to the naked eye, do not remain undetected and unresolved. Sometimes, identifying these issues requires inspectors to use specialized tools like an infrared camera—which can be used to find leaks.

And when issues like leaks go unnoticed, they can evolve into an even worse, even costlier problem down the line. This is why the work of inspectors like Bob is so critical to the real estate process.

If you’d like to reach Bob, you can give him a call at (239) 340-6700 or email him at bob@ahandyhi.com.

And, as always, if you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to reach out to our team. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

How Infrared Technology Is Used in Home Inspections


How does infrared technology improve the home inspection process? Listen to this expert’s explanation to find out.

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Did you know that infrared technology can be a useful tool during the home inspection process? It’s true, and we recently had a great conversation with Bob Cantu from A Handy Home Inspector to learn more about how this is the case.

Infrared technology makes it easier for home inspectors to identify hidden issues in a home, like leaks or displaced insulation.
Without infrared technology, such problems could easily be missed.

Inspections on new construction homes, in particular, can benefit from this technology. A property’s problems may not always be perceptible to the naked eye. If left unchecked, many of these deficiencies could eventually evolve into major structural or safety concerns. 


Without infrared technology, certain issues can easily be missed.


The use of infrared technology helps ensure that this doesn’t happen, which is why Bob and his team offer this additional screening for no additional cost when you book an appointment with them. Better still, the next three buyers to book a home inspection with A Handy Home Inspector and mention “What’s Happening in Southwest Florida” will receive a free drink tumbler with the Handy Home Inspector logo on it.

So if you’d like to book an inspection with A Handy Home Inspector, simply visit their website: https://ahandyhi.com/.

As always, if you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Monday, October 15, 2018

“What’s Happening in Southwest Florida?”: Grandview at Bay Beach


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Welcome back to “What’s Happening in Southwest Florida?”! On this show, we want to keep you updated and educated on all things happening here in Southwest Florida.

We’ve got a couple exciting topics to cover for you, so for your convenience, we provided timestamps for you below so you can navigate the episode in the video above at your leisure:


  • 0:08—Guest Lindsay Springsteen is on-site at the luxurious Grandview at Bay Beach Community to walk us through the development. It’s the last condo unit of its kind to be built on Fort Myers Beach.

  • 16:30—The impact of monthly housing inventory on home prices. Learn about the state of inventory in our market and how that will affect buyers and sellers.

If you’re interested in following small businesses, trends, and events here in Southwest Florida, be sure to follow us on social media. For any questions you may have, feel free to reach out to us here at the Leugers Group. We’d love to help you.