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Home Inspection tips specific to North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Gibsons and Sunshine Coast.
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Well, at least in my dreams.  This past week I completed a home inspection in West Vancouver on a multi-million dollar property. The owners had purchased the property in the spring without a home inspeciton and were now catching up with the building issues.Built in the early 50's, with a second f...
11/20/2016
Langdale is a wonderful community right next to the BC Ferries terminal that connects the Sunshine Coast to West Vancouver. Many new buyers choose this location for their residences because of its proximity to the ferry, making it possible to walk-on and take public transit all the way to work in...
11/08/2016
This past week I completed a 7,000 sq ft estate home inspection in British Properties, West Vancouver. The asking price was $7 million. Yes I know it’s Canadian dollarettes as opposed to the mighty US dollar, but nonetheless a significant purchase price. Property highlights - three stories, high ...
11/06/2016
Recently I accompanied a client on their new condo pre-delivery inspection (PDI) in North Vancouver. The client was a single person who did not feel comfortable walking through the PDI with only the developer’s representative. Fortunately the client had done an online search and realized their li...
10/26/2016
Fork in the road (metaphor), to make a decision.Here's a simple guide to determining if you need a home inspection or not.Yes!... to a home inspection: - In the best interest of a first-time or non-technical buyer - Third party objectivity - Informs on probability of failure in systems and compon...
10/25/2016
As we age, our housing needs change and downsizing becomes a viable option. For those of us fitting the +55 category there are specific features we should be looking for to make our next property both safe and comfortable. Buyers who are focused on age restricted co-op or strata apartments have s...
10/25/2016
Retaining walls are often overlooked or ignored, even when there are signs of distress. Here’s why it’s important to consider the life-span of systems and their inter-dependencies.On a recent Bowen Island home inspection, the issue of the integrity of retaining walls was a consideration. Let me e...
10/21/2016
At a recent West Vancouver condo inspection, this particular one bedroom apartment had an older fuse panel for the electrical distribution, rather than the now standard circuit breaker panel. My client was naturally concerned about this ‘old school’ technology and wanted my opinion as to whether ...
10/21/2016
Just completed a home inspection in Gibsons BC of a solid 1970’s rancher. The style is that of a raised rancher, which means, rather than having a basement in the ground, you build a slab-on-grade and then raise what would have been the basement to become your first floor. The living area then be...
10/18/2016
In my EKAN home inspection business areas of North Vancouver and West Vancouver, many of the pre-1970’s homes have had major renovations. Whenever I encounter a reno and especially an addition to or extension of the floor area, I always encourage my clients to visit the municipal offices and do s...
10/11/2016
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