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Nothing beats the charm of an older home, however when in the market to buy or sell an older home there are a few things you should be aware of that may prove to be costly, unsafe and prevent your...

Having an offer accepted on a house you love can be an exciting time. However a real estate transaction is never complete until closing day. Sales fall through for many reasons, but many are related to issues that are found...

If you are ready to sell your home, the home inspection is a critical component in the success of that sale. Issues that arise during the home inspection can cause potential buyers to lower the offer or cancel the sale...

Home inspectors must check over 1,600 features in the home. You might be wondering what exactly we are looking for in different areas of the house. This post focuses on what our home inspectors look for in the kitchen. - Countertops:...

Is it time for an update to the bathroom in your home? The bathroom is one of the most popular rooms to remodel and brings one of the highest returns on investment when selling your home. Here are some bathroom...

Hardwood floors are always a timeless choice when you are looking for flooring for your new home or considering a remodel. It looks great and stands the test of time. However, hardwood flooring can be pricey, require a lot of...

Are you buying a home and wondering should you check for Chinese drywall? La Maison Home Inspections in Sarasota have trained inspectors to spot signs of Chinese drywall. This drywall can cause health problems as well as damage to appliance and copper wiring. Depending on when and where the house was built, you may want to have an inspection done for Chinese drywall.
La Maison Homes and Inspections in Sarasota provide professional and certified home inspections for buyers and sellers. One of the many important things that we check during a home inspection is the water pressure and water flow. While everyone notices low water pressure, having high water pressure can also cause problems because it puts added stress on the pipes.
Home inspectors have over 1,600 things to examine during a home inspection. Bathrooms make up a large portion of these items, as they have a lot of potential for issues due to water leaks and possible microbial growth.  Listed are just some of the major components inspectors look for in the bathroom during your home inspection:
Getting a home inspection done is an essential part of buying a home, and it is important that you as the buyer understand the process.  If you can be present for the inspection, it can be a great learning experience. Asking questions and being involved can make you feel more comfortable about deciding on the home. Here are some questions we recommend you ask your home inspector:
Hurricane season here in Florida is from June to November.  It is important to make sure that your home will protect you, or in the event of an evacuation that your home will still be standing when you return. While it is impossible to know how severe a storm will be and what kind of damage it might cause, there are precautions you can take to make your home hurricane ready in Sarasota.
One of the biggest reasons real estate deals fall through is due to roofing issues. The roof can turn into one of the most expensive items to repair in your home, especially if it is not maintained properly. You might be wondering just how long should your roof last? The answer really depends on several factors. Those being what materials were used, when the roof was built, the structure of the roof, how well it is maintained, and exposure to the elements. Here in Florida roofs typically have a shorter lifespan than in some other states because of the continuous exposure to extreme heat, high winds, and corrosion, particularly for those that live near the coastline.
If you are buying a home in Sarasota, there’s a pretty good chance it has a pool. While pools are a fantastic addition to your home, especially on those scorching summer days, they can unfortunately turn into costly messes if something goes wrong. If you are considering buying a home that has a pool, we strongly recommend that you get a pool inspection done. While the pool might look fine at first glance, there often can be underlying issues that only a pool inspection will uncover, especially with older pools. La Maison Home Inspections offers professional and certified pool inspections in Sarasota and Manatee County.
When buying a home or selling a home, the home inspection can make or break the deal depending on the severity of the issues. Listed below are some of the common home inspection issues. These are just a few of the more serious issues that might come up during the inspection, particularly with older homes. It is important to use a licensed, professional home inspector to make sure everything is inspected accurately. La Maison Home Inspections provide professional and certified home inspections in Sarasota and Manatee County. We also build custom homes, so we know what to look for and what issues are important.
The Four-Point insurance inspection is often required by insurance companies to obtain a new homeowners’ policy or renew an existing policy once the home is 20 years old.  Some companies will wait until after the home is 30 years. This inspection must be done by a certified, licensed home inspector.

Buying a home is one of the biggest decision of your life, therefore you need to make sure the home you are buying is well-built and safe and sound for you and your family. That’s why having a home inspection is such a necessary part of the process, you need to know what you are buying.

La Maison Home Inspections in Sarasota and Manatee County provide professional, certified home inspections for both buyers and sellers. We also provide different types of inspections that provide valuable insight into  the technical condition of the home. Following are several types of inspections you might need when buying or selling a home:

La Maison Home Inspections provide professional and certified home inspections in the Sarasota/Manatee region. We also build custom homes, so we know what to look for and what issues are important. Buying a home is a large investment, possibly the largest...

La Maison Homes and Inspections in Manatee and Sarasota provide certified pre-listing home inspections to ensure that the best decisions can be made when selling a home. Most people are aware that you should get a professional home inspection when you are buying a home. However, you should also consider getting a pre-listing home inspection if you are selling your home. This can uncover any surprises and make the home selling process much easier. 

Sarasota Termite Inspections by LaMaison Homes Termites are sometimes referred to as the “silent destroyer” because they can be secretly hiding and thriving in your home without any noticeable external signs of damage. Termites consume cellulose-based plant materials and all homes,...