How to Reduce Energy Waste in Your Home this Summer

During the summer months, our main concern is to keep ourselves cool and comfortable in our homes. Unfortunately, that comes at the risk of skyrocketing energy bills at the end of the month. We all know that running an air conditioner (even if it’s a small, window air conditioner) can drastically increase our energy bills…. Read more »

CHIC Aims to Protect Buyers’ Rights to a Home Inspection

Hardly anyone could contest the fact that buying a home is often the largest financial investment you will ever make. Some buyers even go so far as to spend their entire life’s savings. So, with such a significant commitment, why would anyone ever put themselves at risk by foregoing a home inspection? Throughout Canada right… Read more »

The Secret’s Out: One of Calgary’s Only Female Home Inspectors

The funny thing about male-dominated industries, such as construction, automotive services, and utility trades, is that they’re only deemed “man’s work” until a capable woman comes along and shakes things up. This is largely because, for centuries, society has groomed us to associate certain mental images with what is considered “woman’s work” and man’s work.”… Read more »

Low-Cost Home Security Measures to Consider

If you’re like most savvy homeowners, you understand the peace of mind that investing in home security products can offer. However, it’s a luxury that often comes with a hefty price tag some either can’t afford or can’t justify. Professional home security companies here in Calgary charge astronomical prices for equipment and installation, and the… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Home Inspection: Tips for Sellers

A home inspection is one of the most important aspects of buying a home in Calgary. In fact, 95% of home buyers choose to have one conducted prior to taking ownership of a property. If you’re planning to put your home on the market, this statistic alone should motivate you to prepare yourself and your… Read more »

How Does COVID-19 Affect My Home Inspection?

Since the initial spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) throughout Calgary and the rest of the world, it seems as though time has stood still. Businesses closed their doors, people are staying at home, and we’re collectively holding our breath as we wait for it all to be over. However, many can’t just sit… Read more »

There are Cracks Inside My Home. Should I be Concerned?

Oh no! You’ve discovered a crack or two inside your home. Should you be concerned? We always recommend you air on the side of caution and never ignore a discovered crack. However, it’s important to note that the presence of a crack doesn’t always mean that the structural integrity of your home is compromised. Before… Read more »