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Bring on the Heat! Here’s Your Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Summer’s here! Be sure to get out there and live it to the fullest, as it’ll be over before we know it.  Summer is among the easiest seasons to take care of your homeowner to-do list as well. And that includes completing your regular maintenance checks and balances to help prevent the most common – and also costly – problems …

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Why Using a Mortgage Broker is Invaluable to Homebuyers

Buying a home is one of the most exciting – and often overwhelming – experiences of a lifetime. It’s also among the largest financial investments you’ll ever make. That’s why it’s essential to have a knowledgeable professional on your side walking you through each step and answering questions throughout the homebuying and mortgage processes. There’s way more to a mortgage …

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Wood-Burning Systems Should be Inspected by a WETT Certified Expert

Is your current home or the house you’re looking to purchase completely or partially heated with wood? If so, it’s in your best interest to have all wood-burning appliances inspected by a Wood Energy Technical Transfer (WETT) specialist. A WETT Inspection will ensure that your system is correctly installed and operating properly, and that it poses no threat to your …

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Get the A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections Family Working for You!

When you enlist an ABCHI inspector to protect your home – likely the largest financial investment you’ll make throughout your lifetime – you actually receive expertise from an entire team. ABCHI is comprised of industry-leading home inspectors operating in local markets across Canada – and internationally, in fact. We support each other and learn together through best practice sharing and …

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3 Key Scenarios Where You Need a Home Inspection

While there’s virtually an endless list of reasons why a home inspection makes sense to protect your hard-earned money, there are different types of inspections available to safeguard you when buying, selling or maintaining a property. Each type of home inspection we carry out follows the same format, with the intent of disclosing the condition of the structure, foundation, plumbing …

Helpful Home Spring Maintenance Tips

Welcome Warmer Temperatures with this Helpful Spring Maintenance Checklist!

Each season presents its own to-do list for homeowners. Following a regular home maintenance schedule is the easiest way to stay on top of this list and ensure you’re protecting your investment as well as your family’s wellbeing. Whether you take care of a few tasks at a time or several all at once, it’s important to get into the …

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A Home Inspection Can Save You Thousands!

Buying a home is a big deal both financially and from a commitment standpoint – whether it’s your very first or your fifth property – so it makes sense to protect your investment. Once you’ve fallen in love with a home, it’s especially difficult to keep an open mind to ensure  everything’s structurally sound and your hard-earned money will be …

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Have You Filed Your Kitec Plumbing Claim?

With just a year left to file a claim for compensation related to Kitec plumbing issues in your home, a settlement lawyer says only a fraction of eligible applicants have sought reimbursement. A recent CBC article reports that $97 million (78%) of the $125 million class-action settlement has yet to be claimed since the funds became available in January 2012. …

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This Winter Maintenance Checklist Will Keep Your Home in Good Order!

Inspecting your home on a regular basis and following good maintenance practices is the best way to protect your investment. Whether you take care of a few tasks at a time or several all at once, it’s important to get into the habit of completing these checks annually leading up to each season. With winter well on its way, it’s …

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How Do I Protect my Home from Flooding in a Storm?

Whether you’re in the market to buy a property or you’re thinking of staying put for now in your existing home, protecting among the largest financial investments of your lifetime from flood damage is a big deal. It’s hurricane season, and while most of us won’t have to deal with the full impact of this damaging force of nature, many …