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  • Be fire smart this holiday season!

    November 30, 2015

    Did you know – December is the peak time of year for home candle fires? If you are interested – call or email to hear about my own personal candle experiences! Candle Tips: Never use lit candles to decorate the tree. Never leave a burning candle unattended. Blow out candles when you leave a room or go to ... Read More
  • Home Inspection Rules and Regulations are in place to protect the Consumer!

    November 23, 2015

    The Canadian home inspection profession steadily entered public awareness during the 1970’s.  Prior to 2011, anyone could put out a shingle “claiming” that they were a home inspector.  As the demand for home inspections grew, so did the profession – and subsequently, professional training, standards of practice, and reporting methods were put in place – all of ... Read More
  • Dealing with Power Outages in Cold Weather

    November 16, 2015

    Ok Calgarians – this weather cannot last forever!!!!! We can only HOPE that these tips won’t be needed in the months ahead, but you may want to keep this handy – just in case. Freezing Pipes As long as the home is above freezing, pipes should continue to operate properly. If the house temperature drops below ... Read More
  • Winter Driving Tips from Transportation Alberta

    November 9, 2015

    Don’t be this guy!!!! Whether we like it or not – winter is coming to Calgary.  I woke up this morning shocked by what I saw outside.  I have definitely gotten accustomed to the mild days and good conditions we have been having lately. So if you are like me – and you need a refresher – please go ... Read More
  • Home Inspections on New Construction – Yes or No?

    November 3, 2015

      If you watched the Calgary news last week – you saw a story about a family who had a pet affecting hot water leak – after moving into their new home.  It was undetermined whether the issue occurred prior to the owners moving in – or after.  The home owner interviewed – said to the camera ... Read More
  • Happy Halloween Week!

    October 26, 2015

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  • Choosing the Right Home Inspector – By Shell Busey

    October 20, 2015

    Choosing the Right Home Inspector May 24, 2012 Buying residential or commercial real estate is a serious venture with some potentially significant risks. Selecting the right property inspector can greatly reduce the associated risks, and the following information will help you understand the process. What qualifications should an inspector have? Check the inspector’s credentials, a certified and licensed inspector ... Read More
  • Save Money & Energy in Your Home

    October 5, 2015

    Why make your home more energy efficient?  Here are a few good reasons: It saves money. It costs less to power a home that has been converted – in order to be more energy-efficient. It increases the comfort level indoors. It reduces our impact on climate change. Many scientists now believe that excessive energy consumption contributes significantly to ... Read More