HOME INSPECTION AND TERMITE/WDO INSPECTION: If you are purchasing a home in Gainesville, FL, it is recommended that you have a home and termite inspection during your inspection period. A list of a few local home and termite inspectors is provided below.
APPRAISAL: If you are financing your purchase, you will need to have an appraisal performed. The lender will arrange this on your behalf through a third party and you will pay for it. If you are purchasing your home with cash, you are not required to have an appraisal but you may wish to. A list of a few local appraisers is provided below.
SURVEY: You will need to purchase a survey if the seller does not have one to provide you that the termite company will accept.
ROOF INSPECTOR: If your home inspector indicates that the roof on the property you are purchasing has limited life left, you may want to have a separate roof inspection conducted from a roofer to get a further opinion of the life left in the roof.
RADON INSPECTION: High levels of radon have been found in Florida. Radon is a colorless odorless gas believed to be carcinogenic if exposed to higher than EPA approved levels. During your inspection period, you are also allowed to have a radon inspection. These take time because the carbon cannisters typically need to be sent off to a lab. You will need to schedule a radon inspection immediately so that your results come in before the end of your inspection period.
MOLD INSPECTION: Should the property have evidence of roof leaks or other water intrusion, you may elect to have a mold inspection to determine the presence of mold and the cost for remidiation if mold is discovered during your inspection period.
HOME OWNER'S INSURANCE: Required by the lender and a good idea to have even if you're purchasing via cash. It is not required in cash transcations but insurance typically assists with unforseen circumstances that can occur to your home.
HOME INSPECTORS SERVING GAINESVILLE & ALACHUA CO. AREA:
Ian Millinoff, Reliance Home Inspection Services
Josh Hellstrom, Hellstrom Home Inspection Service
John Egal, Egal Home Inspection
Matt Peck, Housemaster Home Inspections
TERMITE INSPECTORS SERVING GAINESVILLE & ALACHUA CO. AREA:
Florida Pest Control
Dunn-Rite Pest Control
APPRAISERS SERVING GAINESVILLE & ALACHUA CO.:
Burton Appraisal Company
Edward Bell Appraisals
Kris Ann Gath
Brown, Haaker & Owen
Crosier & Son Roofing
HOMEOWNER'S INSURANCE COMPANIES:
Tinker Johnson, Springhill Insurance Group
- Egal 352-373-2024
- FER Florida Environmental Regulation Specialists, Inc.
352-374-7298 or toll free 800-761-3777
MOLD INSPECTION COMPANIES SERVING GAINESVILLE, FL:
- Assist2Build Company
Certified Residential Mold Inspector & Mold Remediator
386-462-9144 or toll free 866-784-2597
GAINESVILLE REGIONAL UTILITIES (GRU)
352-334-3434 or toll free 800-818-3436
Hearing Impaired TDD 352-334-2742
Clay Electric Co-Op
COX COMMUNICATIONS Gainesville (Cable, High-Speed Internet, Digital Telephone) ~ 352-376-9115
BELLSOUTH/AT&T Telephone Company 352-377-7570