Full Disclosure and PCDS – (property condition disclosure statement)

Full disclosure What is full disclosure and why is it important? When dealing with one of the most expensive purchases of a persons’ life it is pretty important to make sure the deal is as honest as you can make it. This honesty refers to the buyers, sellers, realtors...

Q: Is it true that insurance is cheaper if we install an alarm system?

A: This is what I have been told by several customers but I honestly have not asked an insurance company. I would guess you would be a preferred customer if you have an alarm system that protects your home. These days it is easy to install a system that monitors your...

WINTERIZING MY HOME

Five tips to get your home ready for winter. Well it is that time of year to start thinking about winter and what we need to do to get our homes ready. Here are a few steps that may save you some grief if you take the time to implement them. I don’t mean to be rude...

IS MY HOME BUILT TO WITHSTAND THE WINTER?

Beware of US built mobile homes that do not meet Canadian standards. This week’s topic is about the dangers of buying an out of country mobile home.  I have come across two brand new trailers that were built in the U.S. that did not meet the national building code. If...

Thr trouble with rushing into the deal-make sure to do your homework

Being a good inspector is only half the job.  Tailoring the inspection to the clients’ needs is also very important. Assessing the clients’ needs and abilities to make sure the inspection is tailored to those needs is a serious job. Many of my inspections have been...