Benefits of a Home Inpection

The Benefits of a Home Inspection For Buyers: If you’re serious about buying a home, a qualified home inspection is a small investment that offers major returns. The inspection determines the structural and mechanical soundness of the home, and identifies existing and potential problem areas. A standard report by a qualified home inspection company also lists practical suggestions and provides cost estimates for repairs. You will then...

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Knob and Tube Wiring

   The majority of homes in Downtown Windsor were built prior to 1940.  As a result most still have knob and tube wiring. Knob and Tube  was an original form of wiring and was used from 1880 to the 1930s. As existing Knob and Tube (K& T) wiring gets older, insurance companies may deny coverage due to a perception of increased risk.  Several companies will not write new homeowners policies at all unless all K&T wiring is replaced, or an...

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Do Your Homework When Choosing a Mover – Windsor Essex Real Estate

Do your homework when choosing a mover For some consumers, the most daunting aspect of the buying or selling process is the move itself. Moving is not only labour-intensive, but it can also unleash a range of emotions at a difficult time. If the catalyst for the move is a family death, divorce or other major lifestyle change, a bad moving experience can rub salt in the wound, aggravating an already challenging situation. Many resources are...

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Kitec Plumbing and the Windsor Home

http://www.kitecsettlement.com/kitecphotos.cfm http://www.kitecsettlement.com/index.cfm http://www.kitecsettlement.com/completingform.cfm Source: The Windsor Star – June 29, 2011 A family rocked by a $13,000 plumbing bill is warning people to beware of potentially faulty plumbing lurking behind the walls of homes built or renovated in the last two decades. Frank and Annette Cappellino built their dream home in LaSalle, near Windsor, Ont.,...

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Energy Saving Ideas – Windsor Essex

Saving Energy in a Windsor Essex Home A large portion of that energy is wasted in the majority of Homes. If you use efficient measures, you can reduce your energy bills by 10% to 50% and, at the same time, help reduce air pollution. An energy efficiency plan for the whole house is key Keep in mind that  heating systems include not just a furnace, but the heat delivery system. A top of the line furnace in ineffective without a proper...

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Mold and Water Damage in Homes – Windsor Essex Real Estate

Homebuyers often have concerns about mould, but are their fears justified? Although thousands of types of mould exist, only a few are actually harmful to people. Toxic varieties, such as moulds from the genus Stachybotrys, can produce chemicals linked to various health problems including sinus infections, asthma and certain respiratory infections. However, mould must generally be present in large quantities to have a noticeable effect on most...

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Making a Room Feel Bigger – Windsor Essex Real Estate

Most of us can’t afford a home with massive rooms – not just because the square footage is costly, but also because it would cost an arm and a leg to keep that home heated and comfortable. There are, however, a vast array of tricks and methods that lend themselves to creating an illusion and will help you make a room feel bigger. That said, here are seven ways to make a room feel bigger: Ways to make a room feel bigger #1 Get Roman blinds...

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First-Time Home Buyers’ Tax Credit (HBTC)

  Source From Canada Revenue Agency http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/bdgt/2009/fqhbtc-eng.html 1. What is the home buyers’ tax credit (HBTC)? For 2009 and subsequent years, the HBTC is a new non-refundable tax credit, based on an amount of $5,000, for certain home buyers that acquire a qualifying home after January 27, 2009 (i.e., generally means that the closing is after this date). 2. How is the new HBTC calculated? The HBTC is...

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