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Spring Home Maintenance

With the spring melt finally upon us; it is a great time to take a look around your property and take care of some spring home maintenance. It is easy to see where water is running and pooling. The ground around your home should slope away on all sides. This is also very important near […]

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Electrical Insurance Inspections In Edmonton

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Home insurance companies are becoming more and more stringent on issuing home insurance policies without a electrical inspection. Even if you have lived in your home for years or you are  just buying a new home to live in or for investment purposes.

An electrical insurance inspection  is a inspection of your electrical components of your home. This includes but is not limited too the electrical mast,  power meters, service panel, breakers, wiring, sub panels, outlets, switches and light fixtures. An electrical inspection will determine what components you have, the type of the components/materials used and their condition.

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4 Reasons To Never Skip A Professional Home Inspection

You have months of searching, negotiating, paperwork and stress. Now you are just about to sign the final documents for your new home. Wait! there is one more important step to complete before you sign. A professional walk-through home inspection. A proper home inspection will verify that everything that is stated in the contract is true and there are no significant expensive issues that were missed.

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Three Myths Busted About Home Inspections and Condos

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I see this almost daily in my line of work as a home inspector. All the reasons why a home buyer doesn’t need to get a home inspection.

I have hired other home inspectors before and they did a very poor job
My house is new, it doesn’t need an inspection
Home inspections cost too much
I am a DIYer and I can recognize all the potential issues in a home
There are no home inspectors available when I was ready to purchase
My home is specialized, so a home inspector will not know what to do

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Energy Audit Edmonton -10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home

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Why make your home more energy efficient? Here are a few good reasons:

Federal, state, utility and local jurisdictions’ financial incentives, such as tax breaks, are very advantageous for homeowners in most parts of Canada and the U.S.
It saves money. It costs less to power a home that has been converted to be more energy-efficient.
It increases the comfort level indoors.
It reduces our impact on climate change. Many scientists now believe that excessive energy consumption contributes significantly to global warming.
It reduces pollution. Conventional power production introduces pollutants that find their way into the air, soil and water supplies.

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New Report Shows Edmonton And Area Homes Steady But Sales Down 2016

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Home prices in the Edmonton area remained steady in September compared to a year ago, but sales continued to decline, a report by the Realtors Association of Edmonton shows.

While the average value of single-family homes is down slightly from the 2014 peak, condos remain the same and duplex row houses are up, association chair Steve Sedgwick said Tuesday.

“The real story here is how our average prices have remained virtually unaffected by the higher inventory and slowdown in sales,” he said.

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