What to Expect During a Commercial Property Inspection

Commercial property inspections demand expertise above and beyond the requirements for a residential home inspection. That’s why A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI) commercial inspections adhere to the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties (ComSOP) – an industry-accepted guideline with a proven process and system. Our commercial inspection includes a thorough visual examination of the condition of a …

Radon Inspection

How to Reduce Radon Levels in Your Home

Testing for radon in your home about every two years is a proactive measure to ensure that levels are safe and the health of your family won’t be compromised. Virtually every home in Canada and the US has some radon, but the levels vary from home to home even if they’re situated next door to one another. Radon is an …

Troubleshooting Your Heating & Cooling System Before Scheduling a Service Call

There are a few simple issues that can occur with your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system that you can often alleviate yourself. Service calls can be expensive, so before calling in a professional, following are five checks you can perform on your own to determine if the problem is a quick fix or serious enough to require …

Here’s How to Show Your Home Some Valentine’s Day Love

We all know that home is where the heart is, so why not show your home some love this Valentine’s Day by taking care of projects on your to-do list? Not only will you feel great about it, but your home will love you too. You can also get the whole family involved in making your home even cozier while …

How to Check Your Roof for Damage Following a Hailstorm

Hailstorms can wreak havoc on your roof, not only impacting your home’s curb appeal, but also causing concern for weakened shingles, which could shorten their lifespan. But, worst of all, if hail damage to your roofing goes unnoticed, it can provide water with a direct pathway to your roof decking – ultimately leading to leaks that can severely damage interior …

Top Tips for Hiring the Right Contractor

Finding a contractor you can trust to complete your home renovation projects in a professional manner, within a reasonable timeframe and at a fair price can seem daunting, but it’s well worth putting in some upfront research time to get it right.  Home renovation is a huge market in Canada – representing more than $80 billion spent in 2019. And …

Roof Inspection tips

Ensuring Your Roof is in Good Repair

Roof repair can be costly, but the financial commitment is well worth it, especially as harsher winter weather approaches. And, often times, you can save yourself a load of stress and money by dealing with it as a preventative measure rather than when a leak gets worse or catastrophe strikes and your roof collapses.  There are some common roof issues …

Alleviating COVID-19 Mental & Emotional Exhaustion During Real Estate Transactions

Many homebuyers and sellers, as well as Realtors, are suffering from COVID-19 exhaustion – mental and emotional stress associated with the added worry of contracting and/or spreading the virus during the homebuying process. With booming housing markets across the country fuelled by low supply, high demand and record-low mortgage rates, we’re here to bridge the gap and help ensure we …

Pre-Offer Inspection Services Add Home Buying Confidence in Hot Markets with Bidding Wars

Real estate markets have continued to be in high demand throughout most of the year – with low supply resulting in multiple bid scenarios – and show no signs of slowing down in the near future. In order to better prepare homebuyers and Realtors before multiple offers begin flowing on a property, we’ve developed three new Pre-Offer Inspection Services. In …

Preventing Falls Around Your Home

Did you know that falls are the leading cause in both children and adults for unintentional injury-related hospitalizations across Canada? In recognition of November being Fall Prevention Month, we’re offering tips to keep you and your loved ones safe while in your home.  While falls are common, they’re also often preventable. Some general things you can do around your home …