Home Repair

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estates_at_bay_colony_400_01For those looking for a very special homesite, they might well consider the Estates at Bay Colony, a gated community within the confines of Pelican Marsh.

Nestled on 280 acres, the Estates at Bay Colony is limited to just 80 magnificant estate homes, with the homesites from ranging from 3/4 of an acre to over a full acre.  75 homes have been completed by some of the areas most well respected builders, one is in progress and only 3 sites remain available.  The requirement is for homes is to be a  minimum of 4,000 square feet under air, while many are two and three times that amount.

Amenities within this very exclusive compound include a sensational Robert von Hagge designed golf course, membership in the Bay Colony Beach Club, Bay Colony Tennis Club, as

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chinese-drywall_400During the building boom of the mid-2000s, drywall was at a premium and builders imported a ton of it from overseas and South America. Manufacturing plants in the United States also imported a lot of the material compounds that goes into the making of drywall and, unknown to them, that also was a problem. Much of that material contained the bad compounds inherent in bad drywall. Therefore what is commonly referred to as 'Chinese Drywall" can also be American Drywall as well!

The problems with bad drywall are many. For starters the wiring in the walls will corrode leading to the corrosion and failure of air conditioning units. Piping and silver jewelry will turn black and there can be a distinct smell of rotten eggs.

There are known health problems

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condo_damage_400One of our buyers recently purchased a first-floor condominium in the small low-density community of Sherwood off Davis Boulevard.

When the buyer and I first looked at the condo we noticed that it was in excellent shape. Upon further inspection I noticed that the cabinetry in the kitchen seemed brand new and unused. I also noticed that the ceiling and kitchen walls had been freshly painted, not alarming, but there seemed to be something more to what we were seeing.

After talking with the listing agent, he disclosed thast the unit directly above had sustained a water leak from the washing machine that in turn extensively damaged the ceiling and some of the walls in the unit below, so much so that the entire kitchen cabinetry had to be replaced including

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hurricane-insurance_400The Atlantic coast hurricane season lasts from June through November, with the likelihood of storms peaking from August to October. The East Coast and Gulf Coast are most at risk, though damage from wind and rain can extend well inland.

Homeowners should assess insurance needs long before a hurricane makes landfall. Most insurers won’t issue policies when a storm is imminent. The cost of hurricane insurance depends on a number of factors including where you live, what your house is worth, and how high a deductible you’re willing to pay. Certainly now is the time to evaluate your coverage and see whether changes need to be made.

You need to check the fine print in your policy to make sure that what you think is covered is covered.

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chinese-drywall-corroded-hvac_400Chinese drywall issues have become a real concern in homes and condominiums that were built or remodeled between 2001 and 2008 all around the country. The source of the concern is the outgassing or vapor emissions of some of the chemical compounds that could pose as a health hazzard, not to mention the corrosion of wiring and destruction of appliances and air conditioning systems.

Initially it was thought that the problem existed only in three state, Florida, Louisana and Virginia. As it turns out, 30 other states have now identified the problem and there may be more as well.

If you suspect that you might have a problem, it will require a two-step process. First the drywall would need to be visually inspected to check for corrosion of metal or the

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marinafront400_400Exclusively yours...Don't miss the opportunity to move right in to this light and bright turnkey highly desired corner condo with nothing to do but unpack your bags.

Tastfully furnished, the unit boasts custom wallpaper, tile on the diagonal, hardwood flooring, granite countertops, a custom wall unit, as well as custom drapes. The view from the lanai overlooks the pool and preserve area and makes for wonderful entertainment space.

Windstar is the only community of its type in Naples having a Tom Fazio designed championship golf course, a private beach and its own marina. Incredible

Windstar golf membership now available for just the annual dues of $8,000.

Windstar represents some of the best of naples real estate!

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