home maintenance: Follow The Clues - 02/28/12 04:29 AM
Once again, we are sharing a post by one of our favourite Home Inspectors (sorry to say that Jay is not here in Greater Victoria).
the tips and suggestions Jay makes in his excellent post about following the clues, is all about being aware as to what may be the cause of issues and potential problems in you current home and or the one that you are considering buying.
If you are planning to buy and or sell a property in Greater Victoria Area, please contact Peter and Linda Pfann, and we will provide you with all the best possible clues … (0 comments)

home maintenance: Fall Home Maintenance Checklist for Greater Victoria, October Edition - 10/14/11 05:38 AM
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist for Greater Victoria, October EditionWow Fall is really here, October brings the real warnings of the fall and winter storms.... so far so good, near perfect weather, just a few rainy days and bit of wind stay tuned..........
We know we are on borrowed time, Eventually all this nice weather will turn into our "GRAY" Season and we need to get all this fall and winter preperation stuff done before it is too late, the garden or the house receives damage, or we have to fix problems in the rain or at great expense......
By allocating … (11 comments)

home maintenance: Aging In Place Safely, Home Remodelling Ideas for Greater Victoria - 09/18/11 02:21 PM
Victoria BC Aging In Place Safely, Home Remodelling Ideas and Tips. Peter and Linda Pfann assist many Aging couples and individuals that would very much want to remain in their own home. Peter is A Certified Senior Advisor as well as a Senior Real Estate Specialist. Making changes to a home so you and or your loved one can live in it longer is a growing trend among Baby Boomers and their parents. Modifications that ensure a safe and comfortable lifestyle can range from simple to incredibly expensive. However, resources are available to help you decide which remodelling should be done. … (11 comments)

home maintenance: Saving Energy – Heating Your Victoria BC Home, The Green Way - 09/13/11 12:33 PM
Saving Energy – Heating Your Victoria BC Home, The Green Way The practical approach and the classic way to do it are to apply the adage, “Use less, save more”. While everyone could agree on that, the devil will always hound the details, so how?
Save some Green by going Green, now is the time to look in to it (before it gets cold)....
Consumers across Greater Victoria have been finding ways to save money, trying always to have more with less. This is truer now. The Alliance to Save Energy predicts that the average  household will have to spend $1,700 … (12 comments)

home maintenance: Home Maintenance Checklist for Greater Victoria, September Edition - 09/10/11 06:16 AM
 Home Maintenance Checklist for Greater Victoria, September Edition
 
September already, and we are desperately trying to hang on to summer....... and so far so good, near perfect weather, kids are back to school (careful on the roads and near school zones).....
 
On the other hand, we know it all about to change isn't it, getting dark sooner, a little more moisture in the air, dew and condensation on everything in the mornings...... 
 
Never mind the fact that the first few leaves showing signs of turning brown, oh boy this is starting to look like we might need to … (23 comments)

home maintenance: Seven Ways To Kill Your Dryer - 08/07/11 07:08 AM
One of our Favourite contributors on Active Rain (our Blogging and often Real Estate resources service) is Jay Markanich, as Jay inspects many properties he comes accros many stories and experiences that can and often will highlight a common dangerous or bad situation in many homes....
A Home Laundry Dryer, seems like such a great and safe device, yet every year they are the cause of many problems...
Please review this excellent article, and maybe spend a little time later today or this week to make sure your Laundry Dryer is not affected by the 7 ways to kill it or … (0 comments)

home maintenance: Greater Victoria Home Maintenance Checklist for August - 08/04/11 10:35 AM
Greater Victoria Home Maintenance Checklist for August
It is August, and the last thing you want to think about is home maintenance, it is way to nice out there and there are so many other things to do. However, please allocate a few hours here or there, and complete the few items on the Greater Victoria Home Maintenance Checklist for August, once done you will be happy you did. To keep ongoing home and property maintenance manageable Peter and Linda Pfann  have created a short list of suggestions for you as a quick and easy monthly reminder. You will find that … (24 comments)

home maintenance: Allow some cushion time BEFORE you move in IF you plan to do some renovation work to your new home - 07/07/11 08:31 AM
 
Once in a while we come across an article we like so much we love to share it with our readers.
Debbie Gartner, is rapidly becoming one of our favourite writers, Debbie is the ultimate Flooring expert and as such in a league all by her self. It is rare to find real experts, and the ability to take specialized knowledge and translate it into attractive and very practical information, and Debbie is a master at it.
If a move is in your future, we are sure that you will enjoy and appreciate this article, if you have any questions … (0 comments)

home maintenance: Basic Home Maintenance Supplies. - 07/04/11 05:17 AM
Basic Home Maintenance Supplies.
In an earlier article we provided you with a list to create your own Basic Home Maintenance Toolkit, However,  the tools, a bit of time and common sense and a Honey Do List will allow you to complete about 1/2 of all the small and bigger projects around the house.
In addition to your Tools, a few books, the Internet etc. as resources, you will also need some Basic Home Maintenance Supplies in order to complete all of your regular monthly Home Maintenance Projects, as well as most emergency repairs. You will also be much better prepared … (8 comments)

home maintenance: Home Maintenance Checklist for July - 07/03/11 06:49 AM
Home Maintenance Checklist for July. July offers many distractions and opportunities to have all kinds of Pfunn.... However, please allocate a few hours here or there, and complete the items on the Home Maintenance Checklist for July, once done you will be happy you did. To keep ongoing home and property maintenance manageable Peter and Linda Pfann  have created a short list of suggestions each month as a reminder. You will find that completing these easy to follow suggestions, will avoid more extensive and expensive repairs in the long run.
Check the Attic,  Check for leaks,  Check the amount and … (10 comments)

home maintenance: What The Home Inspector Writes Can Be Significant - 06/25/11 04:10 AM
 
This Morning we read a great article by Jay Markanich, one of our favourite online Home Inspectors,  who shares with us a great story about a recent inspection, that particularly home sellers should keep in mind when they are planning to sell and during the home selling process.
Home Inspections are all but a standard term in most sales contract, and home sellers can and should prepare their home for sale with that in mind, the condition and presentation of your home will receive serious scrutiny......... Thank you Jay, for providing an excellent example in what NOT to do as … (0 comments)

home maintenance: How to Avoid Barbeque Blunders - 06/06/11 08:37 AM
 How to Avoid Barbeque Blunders
We hear of Barbeque Blunders every year, so now that BBQ season is here, we thought that it might be a good time to list a few of the common "Barbeque Blunders" that can and should be avoided. When it comes to barbequing, there are typically 2 types of mistakes, one that  affects the food and or the health of the person eating it, they other involves the operation and safety around the BBQ. We often make mistakes that we do not even realize until we taste our food, or something potentially dangerous happens. Some mistakes just … (2 comments)

home maintenance: Organic Gardening Made Easy - 06/04/11 05:45 AM
Organic Gardening Made Easy
More and more Communities are restricting or banning the use of pesticides and chemicals in gardening, so converting to some form of Natural or Organic Gardening is not only good for the environment, it may not be an option before too long.Organic gardening is the exact same as regular gardening except that no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides are used.  This can make certain aspects difficult, such as controlling disease, insects, and weeds.  Organic gardening also requires a bit more attention to the soil and the many needs of plants. Organic Gardening starts with the soil.  Gardeners must add … (14 comments)

home maintenance: How To Create A Home Maintenance Kit - 06/03/11 08:20 AM
How To Create A Home Maintenance Kit
Creating and Keeping a Home Maintenance Kit can be just as it's important as  keeping detailed records of your job, business, your bills, income tax information or medical history. Peter and Linda Pfann suggest that  is it imperative that you keep detailed and updated records of the condition and all maintenance you perform on your home.  After all, your Pfanntastic Home is likely your biggest investment, and requires regular TLC to maintain or even improve its value. Never mind that your home needs to protect you and your family from the elements while keeping … (5 comments)

home maintenance: Home Maintenance Checklist for June - 06/01/11 09:00 AM
Home Maintenance Checklist for June.To keep ongoing home and property maintenance manageable Peter and Linda Pfann  have created a short list of suggestions each month as a reminder.You will find that completing these easy to follow suggestions, will avoid more extensive and expensive repairs in the long run.
Inspect Windows and Doors for proper operation and any Screens for repairs. Check Furnace and Air Exchanger, Heat Pump and or other heat sources, replace filters If applicable, have the Septic System checked and cleaned (typically once every 3 years). Inspect the condition of the Roof for loose, ripped, missing and or worn … (52 comments)

home maintenance: The Fabled Tankless Water Heater - 05/15/11 10:13 AM

 
Today we found yet another Pfanntastic Blog by  Jay Markanich about a very timely question for us personally and possibly for others as well......
Today's topic is Tank-less Hot Water Systems, Jay wrote this Great article, as if he was doing his homework to buy one or his own home and it turned out to be a truly very informative post.
We know the Tank-Less systems are a very hot topic right now as we are all trying to figure out how to save on waste, consumption and our ever increasing energy bills.
One of the big benefits our blog … (5 comments)

home maintenance: Basic Home Maintenance Toolkit - 04/26/11 05:54 AM
 
Basic Home Maintenance Toolkit
At some point in time we all need a few tools to help us out fixing stuff in and around the house.
Here are some essential suggestions from “Peter’s Pfanntastic Tool Box”, and these tools take care of 90% of all the items on Peter’s “honey do” list, and although I am working on the list forever, it does not seem to ever get shorter………..
It is Peter’s Experience that "buying cheap" does not pay off with tools and or safety equipment, look for the best quality you can afford, most good tools will last … (10 comments)

home maintenance: Victoria BC Aging In Place Home Remodelling Ideas - 02/16/10 04:42 AM
Victoria BC Aging In Place Home Remodelling Ideas
Peter and Linda Pfann assist many Aging couples and individuals that would very much want to remain in their own home. Peter is A Certified Senior Advisor as well as a Senior Real Estate Specialist.
Making changes to a home so you and or your loved one can live in it longer is a growing trend among Baby Boomers and their parents.
Modifications that ensure a safe and comfortable lifestyle can range from simple to incredibly expensive. However, resources are available to help you decide which remodelling should be done. A qualified … (0 comments)

 
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