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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 …

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When’s it Okay to DIY?

There are so many speciality renovation shows these days that many people are falsely assured they can tackle pretty much any project on their own and save a wad of cash. But, as we know from just as many disaster do it yourself (DIY) shows, a little knowledge can be extremely dangerous. As always, common sense plays a big role. …

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Key Indicators for Spotting Water Damage

When you set up an inspection appointment for the home you’re planning to buy, one main component our inspectors are trained to look for includes signs of water damage. That’s because drips, leaks and flooding can cause major structural damage if not addressed properly and/or in a timely manner. Catching potential issues like this before buying a home can save …

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Make Sure Your Renovations are Completed Properly

Renovating your home is both an exciting and stressful undertaking – particularly if you remain in the home throughout its transformation. Whether you’re planning a major restoration or minor remodeling, what begins as a dream design can quickly turn into a nightmare. We’ve all seen those TV shows that showcase different types of disasters as they unfold when home renovations …

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Highly Trained Home Inspectors at Your Service

When hiring a home inspector to help ensure your property selection is sound while making among the largest financial purchases of your lifetime, it’s important to know you can place your trust and confidence in a professional, regardless of whether he or she is licensed. Did you know that the only jurisdictions in Canada that mandate home inspector licensing are …

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Dispelling 3 Common Home Inspection Myths

Hey – have you heard the one about the home inspector who could predict the future? We hope not! While our home inspectors are highly trained and knowledgeable, they aren’t fortune tellers. This is just one of many popular myths we often hear while going about our daily inspections. It’s important to understand both what a home inspector does and …

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Dear Home Seller: Here’s How to Help Close the Deal

Let’s face it, a home inspection can be quite stressful when you’re the one selling your home, because it’s something you often feel is beyond your control. What could the home inspector possibly find that could make or break the deal for you? There’s likely a whole slew of questions racing through your mind as you wait for the report …

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Your New Build Needs an Inspection Too!

You’ve budgeted, saved, planned and worked extremely hard to buy a newly-built home  designed to meet your family’s needs. That’s why it’s essential to have a professional home inspector examine your new house from top to bottom, ensuring your builder got everything right and you can move into your dream home with added peace of mind. The same holds true …

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Perfect Homes Don’t Exist!

There, we said it! Perfect homes don’t exist. And, while the spectrum of issues that can arise in a home varies wildly, every single property in existence can use improvements. And when you’re making one of the largest purchases of your lifetime, it makes sense to have an expert examine the property and make sure there aren’t hidden issues you …