So the new form pretty much disallows all discounts except:
2002 built homes with no additions
pre 2002 homes without additions
permitted roofs without additions
impact rated openings
A client calls for a wind mitigation inspection…I look up the address…
I see the flat roof addition and calculate it as over ten% Doesn’t matter
if it has clips, doesn’t matter if it has a new roof, doesn’t matter if dimensional lumber, doesn’t matter if it is hip, no discounts. All get downgraded to flat.
I don’t think my conscious would allow me to charge a fee if i could tell by the appraisers website that these people would not qualify for a credit unless they do get some kind of credit albeit not as much.
Will they still qualify for a credit if the home is deemed flat???
Exactly, I do lots of wind mits referred to me by a busy mortgage broker and according to him, even if there are no credits, due to the type of lending involved they must have a wind mit and 4-point inspection done. I used to remind him all the time about it but, he would just tell me he knows but still needs them done. I get $150.00 for each of those I do. Been doing them over a year now and still going strong. I stopped reminding him about it! Just go and get them done for him.
Yeah, I try to only go up that far north for either full inspections or when it’s a referral from a realtor who uses me regularly or previous client referral. Recently went up to palm Beach Gardens to do a full inspection for a co-worker of a previous client. She’s referred me to about 5 people. 3 of them bought within 3 miles of each other. I don’t like to say no to those. Then I prepare a picnic basket and make an afternoon of it. Same goes for the Keys. Those don’t happen too often though fortunately.
Very nice Eric. I actually wrote the post wrong. I meant to say the drive up to Palm Beaches doesn’t happen too often. I actually enjoy the Keys. Get down there every chance we get. It’s always a vacation down there!
That is my neighbors house. And yes, they are. When we have a hurricane, being the good neighbor I am, I put his shutters up on the second story and I have to take those things down. I tried to convince him to leave them down, but his wife likes them.