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  • How to Prepare Your House for Sale

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    Original Article Source Credits: The Balancehttps://www.thebalance.com

    Article Written By:  Elizabeth Weintraub

    Original Article Posted on :August 30, 2019

    Link to Original Article:  https://www.thebalance.com/how-to-prepare-your-house-for-sale-1799018

     

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  • A Glossary of Essential Home Inspection Terms

    Posted by: Elementary Property Inspections |

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    Every industry has its own language and terms. These words and phrases can be confusing to anyone who is not part of the daily operations of a specific industry, and the home inspection business is no exception.

    To help you understand the terms, acronyms, and phrases regularly used in home inspection reports and by the inspectors, Elementary Property Inspections has created this handy reference guide. Here you’ll find valuable information allowing you to comprehend and communicate your home inspection needs effectively.

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  • WHAT'S INCLUDED IN A PLUMBING INSPECTION

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    More than just turning a tap on, the safe and proper operation of a plumbing system is important to every home, and key in a proper home inspection. One of the items that our home inspectors review during a home inspection is the plumbing. Pipes run throughout your home delivering water where you need it. While home plumbing is a fantastic innovation, it also has a down side; wood and water do not mix well. A leaking pipe in your home can create mold and damage your homes structure. Having a home’s plumbing inspected can help you identify issues and address…

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  • WHAT'S INCLUDED IN AN ELECTRICAL INSPECTION?

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    Understanding how a certified home inspection evaluates the electrical system. When it comes to powering the home, electricity is what makes it run. But while this technological discovery keeps our devices humming and our bodies warm, it is also very dangerous if it goes unmaintained. If you are worried about your homes electrical wiring or you are purchasing a new home, have an inspection done for peace of mind about your investment and your family. What’s behind the wall? As part of our home inspections, we identify what is going on behind the walls. This is done through inspecting access points that are…

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  • SELLING YOUR HOUSE THIS WINTER? TIPS FOR PREVENTING FROZEN PIPES

    Posted by: Elementary Property Inspections |

    Making certain that your pipes do not freeze during winter can save a lot of money and headaches. So, you’ve decided to put your home on the market this winter. The house is staged, you have showings scheduled, and you are sure you’ll close on a deal in time to move into your next home. Everything is going as planned….until.…your real estate agent calls you to let you know that your house is flooded due to burst pipes. UGH! What NOW?!? Unfortunately, this does happen and could happen to you if you don’t take the necessary precautions. One of the biggest issues during…

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  • WHAT SELLERS MUST DISCLOSE ABOUT A HOME: ASK JOE

    Posted by: Joseph Richer |

    Different kinds of defects carry different obligations, but a good sales rep and skilled home inspector can help keep you informed. If I’m interested in purchasing a home, what does the seller have to disclose to me about the property? When you’re in the process of buying a home, it can be very easy to get caught up in the esthetics of the structure — such as the marble countertops and hardwood floors. But elements such as foundations, wiring, plumbing, and heating and cooling systems are just as important, if not more so. We get a lot of questions about what sellers are…

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  • DO YOU HAVE CONDENSATION ON YOUR WINDOWS?

    Posted by: Elementary Property Inspections |

    Condensation on windows tends to increase during the winter. Find out the reasons why, and what you can do in your home. We encourage clients and real estate agents to call us with technical questions. We get lots of them – and it is that time of the year where condensation comes to the forefront. We don’t want to bore you with technical terms like vapour pressure differential. Let’s keep this simple. There are two rules at work here: When warm moist air touches something cool, condensation will form. Warm air can hold a lot of moisture; cold air cannot. (While warm air can hold…

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  • HOME INSPECTIONS ARE YOUR BEST FRIEND: PROPERTY LAW

    Posted by: Bob Aaron |

    When a home inspection is waived prior to purchasing a house, it is very difficult to win a lawsuit down the line. What happens if you discover water flowing below the floor in a newly-purchased house and you have to completely gut the basement to remove toxic mold? Who is responsible? That was the problem facing Eric Brown and his mother, Louise, after they bought a house on MacHenry St. in Forest, Ont., from Gary and Kim Cassidy in October 2011. During his first inspection of the house, Eric asked Gary if he had ever had any water problems in the basement and…

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