With winter just around the corner, homeowners want to ensure that the money they’re spending in keeping their living space comfortable is not just “blowing out the window”. Poorly sealed windows and doors are a leading cause for wasted energy and higher heating and cooling bills.
As you may have heard, Ontario colleges are on strike. As of last Monday, thousands of college instructors hit picket lines across the province, leaving students with fears that their academic year will pay the price. Ultimately, over 500,000 students are sitting and waiting for the “okay” to proceed with the education they purchased in the first place.
Every year, the dreadful tradition of raking up leaves takes place. The funny thing is, we do this without any real reasoning behind it. Is it actually advantageous to rake leaves up? Or is it simply an old timer’s tradition that started many generations ago and passed on to us? In today’s blog, we’ll discuss the facts behind leaf raking and what you can do to optimize the situation.
Regardless if you’re considering the Home Inspection profession, or if you’ve been involved in field for some time, these following statistics and facts are sure to surprise to you!
The average Home Inspector salary is over $70,000 and offers many great benefits such as flexible schedules, independent work and crucial involvement in real estate transactions. In today’s blog, you’ll learn everything you need to know to start a lucrative career as a home inspector. Ready to get started?
A home inspection is not required, and some people decide to save themselves a few hundred dollars by trusting their own eyes. This often becomes a very costly mistake. Without the training and experience of a home inspector, or without knowledge of what certain problems can lead to, saving a few hundred dollars now can cost you several thousand dollars just a short time away.
Energy efficient homes, also known as green homes have been around for quite some time, but haven’t always been advantageous to own. The movement began in the early 1970’s and it wasn’t until The Energy Policy Act in 2005 that homeowners could benefit from tax reductions, when living in energy efficient homes. More then 10 years later, its time for people to learn the numerous advantages of energy efficient homes and to take them into consideration when remodelling.
A home maintenance that pays back right away is re-caulking your home. Caulking is a relatively simple task and it protects homes against water and moisture intrusion. It’s quite effective in preventing drafts and heat loss and also prevents dangerous fumes like carbon monoxide from seeping into the house.
Every homebuyer wants the security of knowing that the home he/she is considering is good beneath the surface. For all home sellers, here’s a list of housing systems that should be in order if you want to pass the inspection with flying colors.
Summer’s still in full swing! In part 2, of this Summertime Home Maintenance Checklist, we look at everything “outside”! Maximize your home’s efficiency by following these few tips!