November 6, 2012
Offers are sometimes withdrawn after an inspection; unfortunately it’s a fact of life. It is hard on everyone when this happens. The owners are arguably the most let down. If it happens a couple...
October 31, 2012
So you want to convert your electric stove to a gas one. Obviously you’ll need a gas connection. Some very basic gas stoves are still available with only a pilot light and do not require power. This...
September 13, 2012
Tap into your senses to buy a better home. Sight, touch, smell, hearing, typically taste doesn't come into play however your sixth sense let's call it intuition should be on high alert. Ignore one of...
September 13, 2012
Homes, Town Homes, Plumbing
What do you need to know about your hot water tank (HWT)? These deceptively simple appliances can complicate your life infinitely maybe even end it. They usually operate so flawlessly we take them...
August 14, 2012
Condos, Town Homes
We like to help our clients by reviewing strata documents. While these documents can be cumbersome and intimidating to some condo buyers in actual fact they are usually quite straightforward. ...
August 13, 2012
Condos
Stainless steel appliances and granite counters can easily blind you when shopping for a new home. There are people who do their job and then there are people who do their job well. Architects,...
July 27, 2012
Homes, Heritage Homes
Whether you are a first time buyer trying to get into the market or a lover of heritage, older homes come with their own idiosyncrasies. Character homes are great and we love inspecting them. Over...
July 4, 2012
Misc.
Haystack Home Inspections is all about finding those small clues that lead to larger issues in a home. We’re able to see the trees through the forest or more aptly find the needle in a haystack....
July 4, 2012
What two tools for under $30 are indispensable for house shopping? They will fit in your coat pocket and can help flag questions that should be asked. Why is that ceiling sagging? Why’s the...

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