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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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  • RED-HOT REAL ESTATE MARKET

    Posted by: TVO.org The Agenda |

    The Agenda examines government changes designed to stabalize Ontario's real estate market.

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  • RED FLAGS WHEN BUYING A HOME

    Posted by: Elementary Property Inspections |

    Here are the top 10 red flags to look for when buying a home. When buying a home, it’s common that a buyer may be overwhelmed with many different feelings, emotions, and thoughts. This can sometimes lead to the possibility of not recognizing some very important things while house hunting. There are certain things that every buyer should be looking for when viewing potential properties. Items such as the ages of the roof, furnace, and hot water heater are just a few of the top things to look for when buying a home. Buyers should also be looking for potential red flags…

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  • 8 POPULAR TIPS THAT COST HOMEOWNERS

    Posted by: Elementary Property Inspections |

    Here are eight tips (myths, really) that most people believe are good advice, but instead will cost you cash you don’t need to spend. You’re always on the lookout for smart ideas and hacks to manage your home (and save money) — whether that means listening to the wisdom of your parents who’ve owned a home longer than you’ve been alive, or scouring every corner of the internet for savvy tips. But just because a tip has been pinned, shared, and Instagrammed thousands of times doesn’t make it smart. Here are eight tips (myths, really) that most people believe are good advice,…

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  • ARE INSPECTIONS OF CONDOS NECESSARY?

    Posted by: Elementary Property Inspections |

    The growth of the condo market is leading many purchases wondering if an inspection is even necessary. Condominiums are becoming more and more popular in the Greater Toronto Area. From Oshawa through to the Niagara Penninsula, condo construction continues at a high pace, both high rises and town homes. Condos are a great way for a young family to start and afford a new home or an opportunity to downsize for those who no longer need or want the space of detached unit. But even if the condo is a brand new construction, there can still be issues creeping behind the…

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  • HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM SEVERE COLD

    Posted by: Gwen Moran |

    Besides your fuzzy slippers, do you have what it takes to defend against winter’s chill? Snow and cold sure are a whole lot more tolerable when you’re anticipating a snow day (no need to go the office!) instead of suiting up to catch the bus. The freezing temps seem to seep right into the marrow of your bones. That happens to your home, too. And like you, if you don’t protect it from the elements, the results would be, well, let’s just say, not good. Here’s how to keep your home safe and your bones warm. How to Prepare for Blizzards The Get Prepared…

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  • MAKING SNOW SHOVELING LESS MISERABLE

    Posted by: Elementary Property Inspections |

    Don’t break your back shoveling snow. Try these tips to make winter less of a burden. If you’re a homeowner in Niagara or any snowy climate, chances are good you disdain winter: All that snow has to get shoveled, and it’s not drifting off your driveway itself. Cue the snow shovel. Barring a move to the Carribean or barricading your family inside all winter, there’s no way to avoid the endless task of shoveling snow. There are, however, ways to make the process much easier. Here are three simple hacks to make the morning after a snowfall much less stressful. 1. Spray Your Shovel…

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