Commercial Building Inspections

What has 197 Kitchens, 428 Bathrooms, and 512 Bedrooms? And Here’s Another Hint … Only 1 Roof! No doubt, your best guess was the correct guess: it’s multi-family housing. When you list and sell a single unit in a multi-family housing building, it’s very similar to most every  single family home that you’ve sold. What […]

Awesome Inspectors Wanted: Quest for the Ultimate Home Inspection Avatar!

In James Cameron’s epic science fiction film, “Avatar,” humans are challenged in the expansion of mining for the superconductor known as unobtanium. The Avatars are genetically engineered humanoids. The word “avatar” was originally used in Hinduism to represent the material manifestation of a deity. In the world of computers, the word has been commonly used […]

Florida to Limit Medical Malpractice Claims to Fee Paid to Doctor! Is This Justice?

A recent search for LASIK eye surgery revealed that there are now numerous locations where you can have the procedure for $299 per eye. The thought of choosing the cheapest eye surgeon in Jacksonville is frightening, yet people are flocking to these discount centers. Imagine the horror of being blinded by an act of malpractice. […]

When Good Wood Goes Bad

Few issues have complicated or killed more real estate deals than the dastardly WDO inspection. The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way! Soon after starting HomePro Inspections in 1994 wood rot and termites became the largest single source of customer complaints that came across my desk. The frustration was the fact […]

Total Recall Coverage

Who Should Write the $7,621 Check When Two Years After Closing Your Homebuyer Discovers They Bought a Home With A Defective 11 Year Old Heat Pump That Was Recalled??? Since 1974 Americans have been protected from dangerous items in their homes by law. If a product has been designated as dangerous or defective by a […]

Inspector In The Spotlight: Allen Schimmelmann

In 1985 Allen Schimmelman’s Wife Told Him to “Go Fly a Kite”. Being an Obedient Husband He’s Now Been Flying Kites on the Beach for 30 Years! Funny how hobbies morph into obsessions. After Allen’s wife Kay bought Allen his first kite he fell in love with kite flying. It is believed that the kite […]

What’s All the Stink About Indoor Air Quality?

What’s All the Stink About Indoor Air Quality? And How Do You Know If YOUR Home Is Making YOU Sick? It’s an all too common call “My husband thinks I’m crazy, but I think my house is making me sick. Can you come tell me that I’m not crazy”? There is no air test that […]

Inspector in the Spotlight: Mike Binaco

The question is often asked “what background makes for a successful home inspector”? Being ever on the hunt for home inspectors to join the HomePro Team, it’s a question I often ask. There is no one answer that is an absolute predictor of success, but an answer that I once got from HomePro Inspector Mike […]

Verify “septic or sewer” MLS data is correct

Jacksonville Real Estate Company Pays Homebuyer $8,684 To Replace Faulty Septic System After MLS Wrongly Disclosed Home Was Connected to JEA Sewage! When you wake each day for your morning constitutional, where does the pooh go after you flush? For more than 2,600,000 Floridians it goes into an onsite waste disposal or “septic tank”. In […]

Jacksonville Radon

There’s no Radon in Jacksonville….unless you ask the Florida Department of Health! Recently I received a distressing email from an old Navy buddy about the medical challenges being battled by one of our former shipmates. Dave had been the picture of health.  That guy who always took great care of his body.  Worked out regularly […]