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Home inspection requires special training, knowledge and communication skills. For some time, a national certification program has been encouraged by consumers, banks, and insurance companies to be developed for the home and property inspection industry, to perform national standards of practice.

To develop and implement an industry led by national standards, a national association, the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI), was formed by representatives from provincial associations across Canada. With the support of the provincial associations, CMHC and Human Resources Development Canada associations (HRDC), CAHPI has implemented national accreditation and certification standards. This results in a recognizable home inspection

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The home inspector will provide a visual inspection by looking at the homes various systems, including interior and exterior components. The exterior components include roofing, flashing, chimneys, gutters, downspouts, wall surfaces, the foundation, and the grading around it. Keep in mind that if the inspection takes place in winter, the roof and foundation may not be visible if covered with snow and ice. For safety and insurance reasons, the home inspector is not required to climb up on a roof to examine it but will make all possible efforts to do so. However, the home inspector will inspect the roof from the ground. This also applies to the chimney and downspouts. The inspector may recommend further evaluation if problems or symptoms are found beyond

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One of the most expensive and important purchases you will ever make will be your home. Unfortunately, unlike the guarantee a buyer receives with most purchases, there is no money-back guarantee or return policy if you’re not satisfied with your recently purchased home. Once you have full possession of your home, it’s your responsibility to maintain it, repair it, anticipate problems, and pay the bills. Therefore, it’s best to know as much as you can about potential problems before you make the commitment to buy.

What do home and property inspections do?

Hiring a professional home inspector is one of the best ways to understand a home’s condition, habitability and safety.  A properly trained home inspector will examine your home as a system, looking

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As an award-winning CENTURY  21 Fusion SASKATOON Real Estate Agent I know Saskatoon, Warman and the surrounding area extremely well. I take action to sell my client’s homes. I strive to find them the perfect new place to live while negotiating the best terms and price possible.  I pride myself on educating clients about all aspects of real estate transactions.

Spring is here, and that means summer and enjoying the warm weather is right around the corner.  Backyards are wonderful spaces for entertaining and cooking, for quiet meditation or simply a source of natural beauty. A well-landscaped yard can also increase the resale value of a home.

In recent years, landscaping has become increasingly important.  People are travelling less and spending more

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After a fairly strong February, the city of Saskatoon’s March housing market had spring in its step as both new listings and sales rose over last year, by five and 11 per cent respectively.

The Saskatoon Region Association of REALTORS® (SRAR) reported 702 listings were posted to the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), up from 668 last March, but significantly down from 850 in 2017.

Sales jumped 11 per cent to 258, up from 233 last year but down from 308 in March 2017. At the same time, the average selling price dropped four per cent to $316,445, down from just over $328,000 a year earlier, partly due to a higher proportion of entry-level home sales below $400,000. There was also a significant decrease in the number of sales recorded between $400,000 and

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