Planning a Renovation? Have Your Home Inspected First!

Renovations are an exciting undertaking that can turn your property into a dream home for your family, but they can also be quite stressful – especially if you uncover some unknown issues once you’ve begun that can add to your already tight budget and timeline. By having your home inspected before your renovation projects begin, you’ll have a better understanding …

Please welcome our newest Certified Professional Inspector, Vic Morin!

Vic comes from a career dedicated to the construction industry. He started as a surveyor, then went into site construction, and project management. Later in his career, Vic was a Project Manager and Construction Management Director in Calgary, AB., a role which he immensely enjoyed. After over 30 years in this industry, he decided to semi-retire and move back home …

Ensuring Your Home has a Solid Foundation

Basement flooding is the number one issue that often comes to mind when most people think about foundation issues. That’s because both homeowners and homebuyers want to ensure that the home’s interior and their possessions aren’t ruined if water seeps indoors, causing a large out-of-pocket expense. What people often fail to realize, however, is that the impact of a foundation …

Realtors: Home Inspectors Make Great Partners for Your Business

Whether your sellers are interested in having a pre-inspection completed prior to listing their property or your buyers are looking to make an informed home purchase, ensuring they have access to a trusted professional home inspector is essential. This is even more important as many markets cool across Canada and transition into balanced territory or even a buyers’ market this …

Climate Change is Impacting Us All: Here’s How to Protect Your Home

While we can’t immediately change the weather we’re experiencing that’s seeing extreme flooding increasingly impacting regions throughout the country, we can help safeguard our homes – and wallets – against it.  Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster across Canada, causing approximately $1.5 billion in damage to households, property and infrastructure annually, withresidential property owners bearing approximately 75% …

The Value of a Home Inspection in a Cooling Market

The housing market is cooling down, with year-over-year home sales continuing to decline.  While home prices may not have experienced quite as significant a drop, bidding wars aren’t as prevalent, as demand for homes appears to be dipping in most markets. If you’re looking to sell your home, it’s important to consider this new more balanced market reality while you …

Quick Tips to Get Your Pool Summer Ready

You’ve made it through the cooler months and can’t wait to get swimming! It’s a good idea to open your pool early to ensure it has fared well over the winter and will be ready for those humid days that are just around the corner.   Here are some tried-and-true tips to get your pool ready ASAP: Plan ahead. Your …

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New Coalition of Home Inspectors Protecting Canadian Homebuyers

A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI) is proud to be part of a new national coalition of home inspectors – Canadian Home Inspectors for Consumers (CHIC) – established to help protect Canadians at risk of missing out on a home inspection due to demands associated with hot housing markets. CHIC was formed to educate the public about the importance of …

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Every Homeowner Wonders: How Long Will THAT Last?

As a homeowner, you inevitably ask yourself – or your home inspector when you’re buying a property – how long major structures and systems will last once you move in, including the roof, HVAC unit, windows, and so on, because you know home maintenance is a large ongoing cost that you’d like to manage as well as possible. Regardless of …