Costly Home Inspection Errors

Home inspection errors that cost home buyers money.

Smart Ways to Save For A Child’s Education

For many of us, education is a top priority. To get ahead of the rising cost of education, it is important to start saving and investing early. The post Smart Ways to Save For A Child’s Education

What’s faster: vented or unvented drains?

What drains faster, a vented or unvented drain? For every side-by-side test that I have ever conducted, the unvented drain is faster. The post What’s faster: vented or unvented drains? appeared fir

What Are Seller Concessions?

Seller concessions can be a way to ease your out-of-pocket costs that come with a home purchase. How can you make them work for you? Let’s take a look. The post What Are Seller Concessions? appeare

What Is a Mortgage Recast, and Is It Right for You?

Are you looking to make a large payment toward your principal balance? Recasting could be a good way to permanently lower your monthly payment. We’ll go over the pros and cons. The post What Is a M / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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3 things to remember when saving for retirement in your 20s

If you want to be able to afford the finer things in life when you’re older, acting now will save you a lot of heartache down the line. The post 3 things to remember when saving for retirement in y

Calgary Home Inspection Cost Discounted for Spring!

Home inspection cost for your Calgary home inspection with a discount for pre-purchase and pre-listing property inspections.

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Stocks, Jobs Show Good Performance – Market Update

It was a good week for both stocks and jobs. All that and more is on the way in Market Update! The post Stocks, Jobs Show Good Performance – Market Update appeared first on ZING Blog by Quicken Loa

Going Minimalist: How I Downsized My Digs

Downsizing is a process. Here’s how I went about purging belongings, and came up with solutions to make the most of my cozy new digs. The post Going Minimalist: How I Downsized My Digs appeared fir

Financial Crisis? Here’s How to Get Through It

If you're in the middle of a financial crisis, here are some tips for how to survive and what to do to prevent one in the future. The post Financial Crisis? Here’s How to Get Through It appeared fi

What’s That Smell? Getting Rid of Common Household Odors

If your house is hosting a stink you can’t shake, here are tips from a home cleaning expert at Merry Maids for finding and eliminating odors. The post What’s That Smell? Getting Rid of Common Hou

What Is a Short Sale and Should You Buy One?

Buying a short sale property can help you get a deal, but there are some things you should know before you sprint out to make an offer. The post What Is a Short Sale and Should You Buy One? appeared

Build Up Backlinks to Build Your Real Estate Business

To make sure your website is visible to everyone in your community, you need to have a strong domain authority and land on the first page of Google’s search rankings. Here’s a way to help you do

Animals, skeletons, and creepy home inspection stuff, part 3

Unlike most blog posts that you’ll find here, this one has no educational value at all. If you follow our Facebook page, you’ve probably already seen a lot of these photos, but not all of them.

Fall maintenance checklist for Minnesota homeowners

Fall is officially here and we’ve already had snow. If you’re not yet done with your fall maintenance list, get on it. We post this same fall maintenance list every year, and we modify it just a

Air admittance valves

Air admittance valves are mechanical devices that take the place of plumbing vents. They’re inexpensive, they work, they can reduce the number of plumbing vent penetrations at the roof, they won’

Plumbing Vents, Why Houses Need Them (forget the water bottle analogy)

Plumbing vents protect plumbing traps. They don’t make fixtures drain faster; in fact, they do the opposite. When it comes to first time home buyers, one of the least understood components of a hom

Plumbing Traps

A plumbing trap prevents sewer gas from entering your home. At least, that’s what it’s supposed to do. Every plumbing fixture needs to be equipped with a trap, which is basically a dip in a pipe

Sewer inspections: old homes or all homes?

Are sewer inspections a good idea for old houses, or all houses? If you had asked me this question a few years ago, I would have told you old houses. In fact, I told a lot of people that. Today, howe

Gas Appliance Connectors

Gas appliance connectors aren’t the same as gas piping. Gas appliance connectors are devices that connect gas appliances to gas piping, kind of like a cord connects an electrical appliance to an

Gas appliance categories

Do gas appliance categories matter? To anyone installing or inspecting these units, yes. This is important stuff to be aware of. As a home inspector... The post Gas appliance categories appeared firs

Are re-inspections necessary?

When a home buyer asks a seller to make repairs to a property after a home inspection, how do the repairs get verified? Do they get verified? The post Are re-inspections necessary? appeared first on

Tips on Selling Your Home

By Cassie Steele A Clean Home Sells Faster The average home is seen 8-10 times (study by Sage Real Estate) before it sells. This means that you need to make sure that your house is clean and declut

Technology Transforming Home Buying

How technology is transforming home buying written by Cassie Steele “Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic,” said Arthur C Clarke, the science fiction author, screenwriter o

Safely Securing a Mortgage

Safely Securing A Mortgage Written by Cassie Steele  Canada is in a golden age for mortgages. Bank of Canada’s latest figures revealed that whilst households are in larger amounts of debt than eve

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Detection

by Nick Gromicko interNACHI A very important article discussing the importance of Carbon Monoxide Detection and the poisoning effects when found in your home. Also discuses carbon monoxide detectors p

Home Inspection Tips for Home Buyers

Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a veteran homeowner downsizing or trading up, these valuable home inspection tips can he

Elderly Home Safety Checklist

Home Safety Checklist for the Elderly The following is an elderly home safety checklist that is presented as a public safety for som

Home Buyer Mistakes

 Home Buyer Mistakes To Avoid Deadly Mistake #1: Thinking you can’t afford it. Many people who thought that buying the home th

Save Money and Energy in Your Home

This post is about how to save money and energy in your home utilising 10 strategies originally posted on the InterNACHI site for ho

Home Inspection Mistakes to Avoid

THE BIGGEST HOME INSPECTION MISTAKES THAT YOU SHOULD AVOID When you are moving into a new home, one of the best things that you can do is get a home inspection. It will not only ensure you are able to

The Importance of Hiring a Certified and Experienced Home Inspector

It is true, that purchasing a home or business is one of the biggest investments we make during our lifetime. It can be emotional, stressful and overwhelming at times. The good news is – you don’t


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