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Home Inspection

From left: Jenny Byford, advocacy lead, cancer control, Canadian Cancer Society; Mike Holmes Jr, contractor and TV host; Erin Curry, executive assistant, CARST; Kelley Bush, manager, radon education and awareness, Health Canada; and Pam Warkentin, executive director of CARST and project manager, Take Action on Radon.

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A coalition of national health organizations is urging Canadians to test their homes for radon, a naturally occurring and cancer-causing radioactive gas.

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Having a qualified inspector go through the home with the seller can be quite educational and may help them develop a game plan prior to the for sale sign going on the front lawn.

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A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court in July highlights the obligation real estate agents have to review home inspections with their clients.

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The Ontario government has passed legislation to regulate the home inspection industry. “This is a crucial, necessary step,” says Dan Steward, president and CEO of Toronto based Pillar To Post Home Inspectors.

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FCT has launched Certified Resale Home, a pre-listing home inspection and warranty in partnership with AmeriSpec Inspection Services.

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A home inspector was ordered to pay almost $19,000 to a buyer, all because he reported on a significant defect verbally, rather than in writing, in a legal decision that will likely keep home inspectors up at night.

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Here's a lesson to be learned from a funny story: Be wary whenever you smell air freshener throughout the home during an open house. Ask questions and make sure you have the home inspected.

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Until now, though, there hasn’t been a consistent set of minimum requirements for Canadian home inspectors to follow or for home buyers to compare services. Here’s what every Realtor needs to know about the new standards.

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Terrace, B.C. home inspector Terry Fulljames discusses reducing humidity at the source, improving indoor ventilation, dehumidigying and improving window thermal efficiency to prevent condensation.

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Choosing your recommendations to your clients with care is all part of the exceptional service you provide as a real estate professional. Be sure to look for these four key things when choosing a home inspector for your clients.