Community Support is More Important than Ever for the Safe Return to School!

The beginning of the school year has been staggered. While some of you have already sent your kids off to school or started studies from home, others will begin this week or next. There’s a different feeling in the air for back to school this year – exciting and stressful all at the same time due to the pandemic.  Whether …

Pre-Inspection Helps You Safely Sell or Buy a Home Amid COVID-19 Realities

COVID-19 has made us all acutely aware of our surroundings and risk factors as we do our part to help stop the spread of this virus. But, during this time and into the future, many people are still buying and selling properties. Using a pre-inspection not only protects sellers from the anxiety of having multiple people walk through their properties, …

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Adapting Home Inspections to New Realities

This Spring market is like nothing we’ve experienced in the past. At a time when we’re typically enjoying the busiest time of the year, we’re now facing new challenges to help keep our inspectors, REALTOR® partners, homeowners and homebuyers safe from COVID-19. But the reality is, many Canadians still need to buy and sell houses amidst the chaos. So, we’re …

How Accessible is Your Home?

Accessibility within a home is important for all ages and abilities. After all, accessibility represents the centre of comfort for ensuring you’re safe and secure while in your house or that of a loved one. In celebration of White Cane Week across Canada, we’re reminding everyone of the importance of having your home inspected to ensure it meets the needs …

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How Will Marijuana Legalization Impact Homebuying?

October 17th, 2018 will be a day many people will remember – and not just because it’s legal to smoke marijuana across Canada, but also because it can be legally grown for personal consumption in every province or territory except Manitoba and Quebec. And, although Nunavut has not banned growing at this time, the provincial government will regulate whether plants …

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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. …

WETT Certified Inspection

With the price of oil going through the roof, more and more people are turning to wood burning systems to heat their homes. While cheaper than oil, it also poses a greater risk of fire. If you currently heat your home (completely or partially) with wood, it is in your best interest to have your system inspected by a Wood …