Blog Image August September

It’s Time to Tackle Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

As much as many of us are reluctant to admit, fall is in the air. And with it comes some important checks to complete in and around your home to ensure you have everything in order before temperatures really start to drop. Your seasonal homeowner to-do list includes completing regular maintenance checks and balances to help prevent the most common …

Blog Image June July

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 …

Blog Image May June

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 …

Blog Image Apr May

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 …

Blog Image Apr May

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 …

When do You Need a Home Inspection

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 …

Blog Image Jan Feb

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. …

Blog Image Nov Dec

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 …

Blog Image1 Nov Dec 2018 1 e1543947860383

Are You an Entrepreneur at Heart?

Have you been thinking about starting your own business and becoming your own boss? While self-employment isn’t for everyone, there are several key traits that successful entrepreneurs share. Five beliefs and behaviours that are vital to the success of any business owner, include: Motivation Vision Creativity Collaboration Decisiveness Likely the most important characteristic is motivation. If you’re a self-starter who …