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 »

Home Inspection Findings that Could be a Sale Deal Breaker

We’re all guilty of it; when searching for a new home we’re so busy focusing on paint colors and kitchen that we overlook the finer details. Details like poor drainage, missing roof shingles, and the creepy crawly uninvited guests in the basement. That’s why a buyer’s home inspection is so important. It’s pretty much a… Read more »

The Top 5 Most Common Findings During a Home Inspection

It’s a great feeling to find a home you like. However, before you buy, it’s essential to hire a professional home inspector to identify potential problems. Here are the top five most common findings that come to light during home inspections: Roofing problems Aged or damaged shingles are indicators of serious roof damage. All shingles… Read more »

Tips for Negotiating Repair Costs After a Home Inspection

It happens more often than you think. You’ve made an offer on a home you really like only to be surprised when a few costly issues are discovered by the home inspector. You’re still interested but want the current owners to make repairs before you go through with the deal. So how exactly do you… Read more »

How Hard Water Affects your Water Heater

Many homeowners who experience issues with their plumbing system are surprised to learn that the damage may very well be caused by the water running through it. How is this possible? Hard water. For those who are unfamiliar, hard water contains large amounts of dissolved “hardness: minerals that can bind with other substances and create… Read more »