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When Rhonda and Michael Honing discovered an oil tank buried in the garden of their North Vancouver home in 2016, they couldn’t have been more surprised.


Here are seven of the most common mistakes people make when buying a home, and what many home buyers wish they had known ahead of time but often learn too late.

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.


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


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.


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

Dan Steward


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.


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


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.


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.


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.