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Home Inspection tips specific to North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Gibsons and Sunshine Coast.
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A client recently booked an inspection for a house built in the 1920’s. This property certainly has the ‘wow factor’ with ocean views and craftsman style features. Vancouver is relatively a new city compared to others in North America, so this gem is really special. I would guess that there are l...
10/06/2016
The other day EKAN Inspections did a condo inspection report for a +55 client in Gibsons. I never assume to know a client’s sensitivities and always ask for what specifically concerns them. In this case the buyer was downsizing from a house and moving from the Lower Mainland to the Sunshine Coast...
10/05/2016
EKAN Inspections recently did a home inspection in West Vancouver for a client, with a mobility issue. The client had asked that the home inspection pay special attention to exterior slip, trip and fall hazards. On the day of the inspection it was clear and dry. The property presented well. There...
10/04/2016
The term riparian is used to describe that area immediately adjacent to a river or the bank of a stream. Here in British Columbia watercourse protection is a high priority with both the public and local governments.  On a recent Bowen Island home inspection I ran into an interesting situation. Th...
09/28/2016
 When I was a kid my best friend George was a fan of Superman. One day he got into his head that if he had his special Superman cape on then he just might be able to leap off his front veranda and fly. Sadly gravity intervened and fortunately the veranda height and young green bones prevented any...
09/15/2016
Here’s my top 10 list of what I have experienced from less than perfect agents:        No show, forgot about the appointment.        Away on vacation, passed it on to another associate who did not get the sticky note.        Late. Sure they know about the inspection but their time is money and my...
08/28/2016
Photo: roof leak slowly destroying wooden soffit.Now that I’ve got your attention, I’m here to remind new homeowners in British Columbia that after living in their new home for 5 years, they are coming up to the expiry date of their building envelope warranty. I’m sure there are similar new home ...
08/13/2016
Have you ever wanted to buy an ‘off the grid’, cliff-side waterfront property, with spectacular views, live in it year-round and commute daily to the office? Well that’s exactly what a recent client of mine intends to do and needed a property inspection on Passage Island BC to assess the conditio...
07/28/2016
I recently visited one of the islands along the Sunshine Coast to look at a recreational property with a cabin on it. No power. Shallow excavated well with hand pump.  Outhouse.  No indoor plumbing. Owner-built cabin.  No services on the island (no gas, no food stores, no garbage pick-up, carry o...
07/04/2016
In a seller’s market, where offers are made with no ‘subject to’ conditions and with multiple bidders, where does a home inspection fit in?  For many buyers, it's just ommitted and forgotten as they see no way to include it and still make to deal. Since the buyer is in a competition for a propert...
06/29/2016
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