So you are selling your own house?

So you have decided to sell your own house?

Whether this is because you feel you can do a better job than the Realtors in your area, or you don't want to pay the 5% (or more in some cases) for the process, you have taken on a big task.

On top of the cleaning of the property, de-cluttering and staging, you are having to show people around and listen to their opinions in a disspassionate state.

Why it is a good idea to have your home ...


  • 84% of all home purchases in North America involve a home inspection.
  • Of the 16% that don't the majority of these are where the home is new, direct from the builder, or less than 5 years old.

UFFI – Putting the record straight

WHAT IS UFFI? (Pronounced You-Fee)

The full name of UFFI is "Urea-formaldehyde foam insulation" and it was developed in Europe in the 1950s as an improved means of insulating difficult-to-reach cavities in house walls.

Knob and Tube wiring

What is Knob & Tube Wiring?

Knob and Tube wiring can still be found in many older Century homes right up to those built just before the Second World war. Even today, across North america there are some installations (mainly industrial) that use Knob & Tube wiring.

15 Ways to Prepare for a Home Inspection

Before you put your home on the market, you need to realise that there is an 80% chance that your house is going to undergo a home inspection as part of the deal.

While any serious fault will not escape the notice of a good home inspector, in order to not have a home inspection report with a long list of issues, there are simple and inexpensive ways to minimize the list of items that might come up on the report, and therefore deter a prospective purchaser from buying the home.

Cool Facts about poured concrete

  • 66% of all foundations crack within the first year of being poured.

    Why a closer inspection is so important

    So here's the thing, as Inspectors we are told, inspect the roof from the ground or the eaves.
    You don't have to climb on the Roof. Well here's a picture from the ground.

    Flatroof from ground

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