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Aluminum wiring – what should I know?

Sometimes you’ll see a reference in a listing to a property being “pigtailed.” Or you’ll be doing a home inspection and the home inspector will point out aluminum wiring. What does that mean? A lot of homes built in the … Continue reading

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Home Inspections – big changes coming to Ontario

Good news to hear that Ontario plans on regulating the home inspection industry, and that, among other things, they will be banning the limited liability clauses that appear in so many home inspection contracts. The limited liability clauses appear in … Continue reading

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Who is legally allowed to be in a home during a home inspection?

I’ve had two blog readers contact me this week and ask this question: “who is legally entitled to be in the home during a home inspection.” Well, I can’t give legal advice. I’m a former lawyer; I don’t practice law now, … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s about the house you DON’T buy…

I am working with great clients who found a lovely little place in the east end, or so we thought. The house looked well maintained compared to the others in the area we’d seen, and so they made an offer. I … Continue reading

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Why you need a realtor when you’re buying a home …

Yesterday I talked about why you should have a realtor if you’re selling. But I think you need one just as much if you’re buying. I’ve heard prospective buyers say that if they go to an Open House and find … Continue reading

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