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Broward County, Florida Well, it's official.  Documents filed in Broward County Court last June named the Seller, Selling Agent and both RE companies regarding the infamous Chinese Drywall. Chinese drywall has made its way in to the headlines, predominately from attorneys jumping on the class act...
We all know that when buying a home, finding funding and binding a homeowner policy is a part of the transaction process. But what many RE agents don't know is that attempting to do so could blow your deal. FHA conditions reports and insurance underwriting guidelines have changed dramatically sin...
Not too long ago, I blogged about the infamous "Chinese Drywall"  and boy did my phone start ringing.  Now, I initially started researching and sending out information in efforts of keeping my clients informed and "in the loop" regarding the topic. What really got me concerned about the subject w...
The IHPAC announced the formation of an investigative task force intended to act in tandem with the State Of Florida Attorney General to investigate complaints made by homeowners of companies selling window films that are being falsely advertised as hurricane rated or impact products. There has b...
Chinese Drywall: What A Stinking Mess Author: David B. Manley, President, Gold Coast Inspections, Coral Springs, Florida (954)753-3755   Homeowners are worried about whether their home is contaminated with Chinese drywall.  After hundreds of complaints, state and federal agencies have narrowed th...
                   Written by: David B. Manley, President, Gold Coast Inspections, Coral Springs, Florida   Home Values Plummet, Who’s To Blame?   If you turn on the news, there is a blitz of blistering comments condemning the lending industry for the current housing crisis.  There’s an epidemic ...
Our company has been providing inspection services for South Florida since 2002.  With over 3600 inspections performed, I though I would touch on how to prepare for an inspection. Typically, I wouldn't write such a remedial article but over the last few months we've become a bit frustrated with s...
Windstorm Discounts Mandated By Florida Law 2005 legislation mandates that carriers writing windstorm policies in Florida, offer discounts, credits or other rate reductions for construction features that lend in minizing risk and/or damage due to windstorm activity.   In plain English, if your h...
INSPECTOR NEWS, MAY 22, 2008 Last year, legislation was passed offering $250 million of grant funds for modifications performed on site-built, owner occupied homes for items that make the structure stronger and less vulnerable to windstorm activity. In addition, having these safeguards in place,...

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