Posts by Darin Magee

Trust Your Real Estate Agent

When it comes to buying and selling houses, nobody has more experience than a real estate agent. Monica and I have bought five houses and we’ve sold four so we’ve been around the block a few times. Each time we’ve had good experience with the realtors we’ve used across the country and around the world.…

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Infrared Thermal Vision

A home inspector must be a jack of all trades. An electrician only needs to know about electricity, a plumber only needs to know about plumbing, and a roofer only needs to know about roofing. A home inspector needs to know about all of these things and more. Because of this, our knowledge of an…

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Condensation in Double Pane Windows

Condensation in between two panes of glass can ruin your window’s appearance. During home inspections we have seen this on many homes in the past and several recently. It shows itself when the windows have a foggy or misty look. Sometimes you can see the water dripping down the inside of the pane of glass.…

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F.P.D. Home Inspections Supports C.O.P.S.

Florida Property Detectives is proud to announce that during the month of October we are continuing to donate five percent of the proceeds from each full home inspection we do to Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S) C.O.P.S. is a national organization that supports families of fallen police officers. Each year between 140 and 160 police officers are killed…

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Pool Safety

Last weekend we had a rare few hours off. It was a beautiful, hot, sunny day here in Palencia so Darin and I decided to spend the time at the pool. The adult pool at the swim center is always a relaxing place for us and it’s usually where we like to be, but on…

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Got Mold?

Summer has finally returned to Palencia, the pool is packed every weekend and the smell of fresh-cut grass and barbecue is in the air. We’re fortunate here on the First Coast that we never get snowed-in and nobody suffers from cabin fever. Still, the warm summer nights are a welcome reminder that the chilly days…

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New Construction Inspections

Published in the June issue of St Johns Magazine: There are many different types of residential home inspections. Many are done at the transfer of a home, some for the seller, and some for the buyer. Other inspections are done for insurance agents. These include a four-point and a wind mitigation; these are how some…

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Don’t Let Your Builder Off The Hook!

Don’t let your builder off the hook My wife Monica and I have built four homes together. We haven’t pounded every nail, but certainly have done our share. The builder was overall responsible but in most cases they allowed us to work alongside them. We gained valuable experience that we’ve put to use in other…

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Move In Certified

Here’s an interesting way to make your listings more marketable, more valuable and to make your transactions smoother: You can recommend an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector® (CPI) to inspect the home before it’s listed. This can help you sell the home quicker with less headaches and surprises. Check out these 10 reasons for having a…

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