BUILD – Always Sign a Contract – Engage a Contract Builder

It happens more than you'd think...Believing that they can save some money on GST or home warranty insurance, people try to do business through the back door by not signing a contract (ie. engaging a contract builder) - we even get people asking us "how much for cash?" The reality can be pretty … [Read more...]

INSPECT Before You Sell…Pre-Sale Inspections

A pre-sale inspection sets you up for success! Before you go to sell a property, you do a lot of different things in preparation: you declutter your house and maybe tidy things up, you get a few different agents in to give you an idea of price and how they plan to market the home, you talk to your … [Read more...]

MAINTENANCE Building Inspectors Inside! Part 3

Once you've gone around outside of your property the natural thing to do is go on in. The main things we building inspectors look for inside the property are MOISTURE and MOVEMENT related. MOVEMENT: Movement is common to most buildings - you hear people call it "settling" and it happens over time … [Read more...]

MAINTENANCE – Home Maintenance Made Easy!!

The next 3 posts are going to be about home maintenance. Because we're passionate about property we believe maintaining your asset is the name of the game!!  A lot of home owners out there don't really understand that it's easy to prevent your home from deteriorating slowly over time. It's not just … [Read more...]

DESIGN It In Time For Christmas!

Next Christmas, that is.  Christmas only comes once a year...and the big question we ask ourselves every November is why do we wait until Christmas to do things? We're all equally guilty in this particular phenomena. Why is it in everyone's nature to procrastinate all year long and then try to get … [Read more...]

MAINTENANCE – The Importance of Wet Areas

Flexible Sealant + Wet Areas = Good Maintenance Because it's just rained, this week's maintenance blog is about the wet areas in your house, more specifically, the bathrooms.  The bathroom cops a beating day in and day out making them the #1 areas to "go" in a home.  They need to be maintained and … [Read more...]