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What is a Home Inspection and Why is it Crucial in First Coast?

Unlocking Peace of Mind: The Importance of A-Pro Home Inspection in First Coast’s Diverse Real Estate Landscape A home inspection is a critical step in the real estate process, offering potential buyers and sellers a comprehensive evaluation of a property’s condition. In the context of First Coast, where the real estate market boasts diverse architectural […]

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5 Benefits of buying a home when interest rates are high

Sure, purchasing a home when interest rates are high might seem counterintuitive, but there are still several potential benefits: Negotiation Power: In a high-interest-rate environment, there might be fewer buyers, which could give you more negotiating power. Sellers may be more inclined to entertain lower offers or offer other concessions to close the deal. Fixed-Rate […]

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A-Pro Winter Newsletter 2023

A-Pro at Your Service Welcome to our winter edition of From the Rafters. Today’s newsletter is all about looking forward…moving ahead…keeping our eyes on the prize rather than looking over our shoulders. It can be too easy for any of us to dwell on the past, thinking about what could have been. Obviously, the pandemic […]

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How Home Inspectors Use Their Nose to Sniff Out Trouble in a Home

As we discussed in last week’s blog post about how home inspectors employ their sense of hearing to discover potential problems in a home, today we’ll be exploring an inspector’s use of their olfactory system, or “sense of smell,” to determine if odors found during a comprehensive roof-to-foundation inspection are cause for concern or not. […]

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Home Inspectors Use Their Ears to Perform Complete Inspections

When home inspectors talk about inspections being “observational,” that may imply that the professional who checks out your home from roof to foundation only uses their sense of sight to assess the property. While reporting on defects that an inspector can see is a major part of a complete inspection (e.g., observing missing shingles, corroded […]

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Inspecting Roof Coverings Checklist Part 5: Tile Roofs

For our final blog post in our series about inspecting roof coverings, we look into the ins and outs of a roof type known for its distinctive style, resistance to heat and salt spray, and long service life—concrete and clay tiles. Though certainly not as popular as asphalt shingles, these materials can be found throughout […]

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Inspecting Roof Coverings Checklist Part 4: Metal Roofs

In this next installment in our series about roof coverings and common problems, we’ll be checking out some of the things your home inspector will be looking for when assessing a metal roof—an option that is enjoying greater popularity in neighborhoods throughout the U.S., although it still has a long way to go to catch […]

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Inspecting Roof Coverings Checklist Part 3: Slate

In our ongoing look at roof coverings and the problems reported on by home inspectors, we’ve already explored issues associated with asphalt shingles and cedar shakes/shingles. If you’ve been reading closely, a common theme has emerged when discussing these critical elements of a home: Nothing lasts forever. This adage rings true for every part of […]

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A-Pro Summer 2021 Newsletter

Let the Summer Sales Season Begin As we welcome in warmer weather and anticipate a hotter real estate market, your friends at A-Pro Home Inspection want you to know that we’re here whenever you or your clients need us for a world-class home inspection. In our latest issue of From the Rafters, we’ve included a […]

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Home Inspection Checklist in Fernandina Beach: Freeze-Thaw Cycle Issues

As freezing temperatures grip most of the nation, homeowners and home inspectors alike are once again reminded of one of nature’s most destructive forces on a property: the freeze-thaw cycle. This occurs when water penetrates openings or gets absorbed into structures, freezes, melts, and freezes again. The expanding ice exerts an outward force that can […]

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