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Home Inspector - EKAN Home Inspection - CPBC #69177
Home Inspection tips specific to North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Gibsons and Sunshine Coast.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I find it's worthwhile to know what kind of real estate market you are in and then apply the home inspection report accordingly.Buyers in particular have high expectation on what to expect from their home inspection, and so they should. But using the report's issues to knock down the price, is no...
02/10/2017
Yesterday I received a call from a client for whom I did a Langdale home inspection last year. As I recall the house was maintanined in pristine condition by the original owner. My client, the buyer, was renting the property and now had a problem. Apparently the tenant was complaining about the c...
02/08/2017
Yesterday a client called me from Palm Desert and asked me if I could get a crew to shovel out the driveway at his old house. John and Eli were returning back to Canada in a few days and were concerned if they could even get onto their driveway, let alone drive into the garage. Here in West Vanco...
02/07/2017
During a recent home inspection in West Vancouver BC I came across a brilliant feature, that shows attention to detail and future thinking by the house designer or contractor. Look at the photo below. It's two conduits that have been stubbed into the mechnical room. They are thoughtfully labelled...
02/03/2017
In British Columbia, all new homes are provided with a warranty on labour, material, systems, building envelope and structure. Up to $200,000 can be claimed against the policy, if you follow the rules. We recently completed a 2-5-10 year new home warranty inspection, in advance of the two year an...
02/02/2017
Let me begin by stating that flipping is OK with me. If you have the vision and guts to participate in this practice, no worries. However for inexperienced buyers, it may prove costly if post-sale, they find they have gotten less or a lot less than they expected. So walking into a real estate tra...
01/28/2017
No it’s not a misprint. The buyers needed a property condition assessment on a 1972 mobile home that would take them beyond their initial first impressions and contracted my services for the home inspection. I don’t shy away from mobile home inspections as this is a viable housing option for many...
01/14/2017
Lots of snow melting at higher elevations this week. The attached photo was taken from a home inspection in West Vancouver. You can see the overflow discharge off a flat roof. Typically flat roofs are installed with emergency overflows at 3 to 4 inches above the roof surface. Guess what? There is...
12/31/2016
Just completed a home inspection in Gibsons BC. House was 6 years old, nearly 3000 sq.ft. with superior custom construction. All the interior and exterior finishes were well executed. The ground floor was unfinished but prepared for future suite potential.  In my business I have seen many in-law ...
12/11/2016
Yesterday EKAN Inspections completed a condo inspection in the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver. The building was 25 years old, three storey, with 18 apartments in total. I love older condos because they typically have more street parking for visitors, more green space around them and are w...
11/26/2016
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