Wednesday, July 22, 2020 / by Todd Mowry
First of all what is un-permitted work?
Un-permitted work is work or construction done on a home by either a licensed or unlicensed person that does not carry the necessary permits to make it legal according to the local laws and ordinances. You can check out Orange County Florida's permitting rules and ordinances here.
Whether you are buying or selling a home in Orlando or in the surrounding communities, improvements or repairs done to a home without permits can be a huge pain to deal with. They can cost you a lot of time and money to fix and get corrected.
As a realtor I have seen a lot of un-permitted work situations and they always cause a hassle and can definitely be a deal breaker. People have asked me numerous times if I think they should pull or apply for a permit. You can apply for a permit in Orange County here.
The answer is yes ! Always YES!
It might cause you some hassle and money in the beginning, but it is a whole lot cheaper to get the permit and do i. ...
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 / by Todd Mowry
The Benefits of using a home inspector when buying a home.
Using a certified home inspector when buying a home is a must. They will do a thorough inspection of your future home and let you know all the minor and major things wrong with it. They know builder regulations, have construction knowledge, have been certified by the state, and are familiar with the types of parts, and the systems in almost any home.
They will brave the dark, the smelly, and even battle the heat of a Florida attic to go all the places we hardly think about or rarely venture into. They will for instance; inspect the attic, go behind the appliances, inspect your water heater, check the A/C units, check the roof, check under the house if there’s a crawl space, check the chimney if available, and a lot of them even have advanced cameras to help find A/C air and refrigerant leaks. They can also tell you if that spot on the wall is mold or just dirt left behind ; ...