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We want you to be an informed homebuyer, and each blog post is a question that we have answered for our friends and customers over the years. Hope they help you make a good choice for your next home.


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  1. Why is my stucco cracking?

  2. Do stucco walls mean a house is concrete block?

  3. What should I bring to the home inspection?

  4. Should I be suspicious about a concrete block house covered with siding?

  5. How do I remove cigarette odor in a house?

  6. Do you have any home inspection tips for buyers?

  7. There’s an old fuel oil tank underground in the yard. Is it a problem?

  8. What’s is my chance of buying a Gainesville home over a sinkhole?

  9. How can I prevent mold in my Florida winter home when I’m gone for the summer?

  10. Should I buy a fixer-upper?

  11. What happens at a home inspection?

  12. What’s my chance of buying a Gainesville home over a sinkhole?

  13. I’d swear that crack wasn’t there yesterday. What happened?

  14. Is my house near that Superfund cleanup site in Gainesville?

  15. What should I wear to a home inspection?

  16. What can you tell me about buying a house with structural problems? It’s priced cheap!

  17. How do sellers try to fool the home inspector?

  18. What are the requirements for a room to classified as a bedroom?

  19. How does a home inspector evaluate wood rot?

  20. What is the difference between an FHA inspection and a home inspection?

  21. What are the common problems of different types of house foundations?

  22. What is the average life expectancy of a house?

  23. What is the average lifespan of plywood siding?

  24. What is fiber reinforced concrete?

  25. Is a ridge board/beam required for a roof framed with rafters?

  26. What is engineered wood siding?

  27. What are the pros and cons of aluminum siding?

  28. What causes paint to peel prematurely on the exterior of a house?

  29. What does freeze damaged brick look like?

  30. How can I tell if the exterior walls of a house are concrete block (CBS) or wood or brick?

  31. What are the pros and cons of concrete block versus wood frame construction?

  32. What causes the surface of old bricks to erode away into sandy powder?

  33. Why is a horizontal board running along the bottom of the plywood siding of the house?

  34. Why would a house with Hardieplank siding have exterior wood rot problems?