Posts by Donna Barrett

Poker Run during the SWFL Parade of Homes

Join us for the SWFL Parade of Homes Poker Run hosted by First International Title. On March 10th you are invited to pick up a registration packet and visit homes in the SWFL Parade of Homes. The more homes you visit- the better chance you have to win prizes. Registration packages can be picked up…

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2023 SWFL Parade of Homes

The Southwest Florida Parade of Homes™ is a showcase of new homes produced by the National Association of Home Builders local, and the Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Association. This annual event is open to all builders in the community to showcase model homes the offer the most innovative styles and designs. The Parade of Homes will be held March…

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Deposit on contract

If you are signing a contract with a contractor, make sure the payment is made to the company that is listed on the contract. The name on the contract should match the license number that is registered with your local building department at Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). To verify the name and…

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FEMA’s 50% Rule

The “50% Rule” is a requirement mandated by the Floodplain Management Ordinance. The rule does NOT apply to structures located in an “X” or “D” zone. In all other flood zones, the rule applies and it requires any building or structure improved, damaged or repaired 50 percent or more than the value of the building…

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How to fix issues after hiring an unlicensed company

Desperation. Fear of further damage. Concern of your well-being. Trust in believing people want to help. After a storm, many people come to town to prey on victims of storms. Many do not have the proper licenses to perform the work. And many times, homeowners do not understand who they need to hire- until it…

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Need a new roof? What to expect

Hurricane Ian devastated our community on September 28th, 2022. There is an expected 80,000 homes and offices in our community that may need repair or a new roof. Here are some tips to help you through your process Do you need a new roof? Effective February 12, 2015, roof repairs of 100 square feet or…

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How to view permit online

To check the status of your permit, click on the link depending on where your home or office is located: Charlotte County: https://secureapps.charlottecountyfl.gov/CitizenAccess/Cap/CapHome.aspx?module=Building&TabName=Building Punta Gorda: https://punt-egov.aspgov.com/Click2GovBP/index.html DeSoto County: https://desotocountyfl-energovpub.tylerhost.net/Apps/SelfService#/home North Port: https://www.northportfl.gov/government/city-services/building-division/permitting/permit-forms

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Why do I need a permit and who can pull a permit?

Permits help you. Pre Ian, we would get calls from our community asking for help. Their insurance company was looking at raising rates or even dropping them if they didn’t have a new roof. While this was updated in Florida legislation special session many still had the angst of trying to get a new roof…

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Assignment of Benefits

Assignment of Benefits We have been receiving a lot of calls regarding people who signed special agreements and other commitment letters. Here is what we can share. If you signed an Assignment of benefits, Florida State Statute 627.7152(2)a2 reads: An assignment agreement must: Contain a provision that allows the assignor to rescind the assignment agreement…

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