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By Gina Burgio
(VERICO Designer Mortgages Inc.)
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Bank of Canada has hinted that they may cut interest rates again. Early today in Toronto, Bank of Canada Senior Deputy Governor Paul Jenkins stated, "Some further monetary stimulus will likely be required to achieve our 2 percent inflation target over the medium term." The Cdn Central Bank cut it...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Did your Mother or Father or as parents yourself ever say "get in out of the rain", seems this place can take up a lot of your time and energy that is not spent in other places. So I was just wondering how much time the rest of you take out of your day to play in the rain. And do you feel it is t...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Halloween Safety Tips BEFORE HALLOWEEN: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.  Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for grea...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Hi all, do any of you use a form or CD or ?? for having and making a preferred professionals list to give to your clients. I am asked all the time for referrals of professionals from bookkeepers to web designers. Now if you make up this list do you charge the professionals to be on it, do you lim...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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OK, most of you have an answering machine, but now all of us make the best use of it. Some have the children talking on it or the dog barking or whatever. You're in business, so  please leave a message on your answering machine that lets people know you're in business.

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Garry worked for 25 yrs. with the RCMP                                                                                     Greetings from Garry and Ingrid.I just about did not read this report from Moriel Ministries and Jacob Prasch however I beg you to take the time to read it.  I strongly sugge...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Tips Fall Maintenance Tips for Your HomeWow, seems like summer just got here, but here it is September already and fall maintenance chores are popping up like weeds. You know: check windows, doors and locks, get the heating system inspected, check chimney or exhaust flues, and other such tasks mo...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Good day to all, when in buisness we must remember to Always dress and look your best, and to realize your environment is a mirror of your expectations. We or at least I have seen proffesional NOT looking the part, our clients are hiring us to do a service for them and I for one think we ALL shou...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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CLIENT PRE-CLOSING INSPECTION CHECKLIST    This checklist is intended to assist you as you perform your final pre-closing walk-thru examination of the property, to check those areas previously covered by furnishings and/or storage and to verify that no further damage has occurred since the time o...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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As William Hamilton said"You can't control how hard others work, you can only inspire them". On another post we talked about team players and building a team and there roles, you have to realize that you can only inspire them, so how are you dong this, here I try to involve them in as much as pos...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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How are you making out with growing your biz, here is some foodfor thought as they say, "People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built." Eleanor Roosevelt     Do You Have The Right Team In Place?   Having the right people on your team c...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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I think thst to really help someone that wishes to succeed in your business( NO Matter what it is) they should really hear what it takes to do the job. And to do this it sometimes lets all the air out of their saels or burst the ballon type thing. I would like to see what others think, and would ...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Seems like a lot of info is around on thermal imaging now. Have many of you had a client ask for it, and inspectors are you dong enough of them to pay for the gun? What about the liablity of not finding a problem after you use it and or do you scan every squ ft of the building. If the temp. range...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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We are hearing a lot about Radon here in Ontario, has anyone had this test done in there home? Do you think it is a good idea to have it done and or do you think we have any concerns here in Ontario. We are also seeing a lot of different testing / training, and what is the cost. Should bring in a...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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What A Handy Tool!   THIS IS THE COOLEST THING SINCE THE  INVENTION OF THE TV REMOTE CONTROL  Just Point and click !  CLICK HERE >  http://www.allmyfaves.com/  Pick a site !  "BOOM"   There it is !I know sometimes a blog  about different sites is of no interest but this one has soooo many that I ...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Dear Home Inspectors:I wanted to drop you a quick note to say, I found a very interesting program for Canadian Home Inspectors to Significantly REDUCE Their LIABILITY EXPOSURE and GET PAID to do it.If this catches your interest, click the link below (or cut & paste it into your browser) to find o...

By Wanda Brooks, www.inseasonliving.com
(In Season Living)
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I just read a article on the Toronto Localism site by a designer and her comments were on color matching to more expensive named paints. She is so right. Unless you can tweak the color by eye you are out of luck! When I do a home, including my own I always adjust the paint anyways to give that cu...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Check out -The August 2008 edition of CPSC's new monthly e-newsletter, "The Safety Review," is now available.  You can download it at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/tsr0808.pdf  "The Safety Review" is in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).  Viewing this publication requires the free Adobe Acr...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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  Do you have Windows XP? Do you use Outlook Express for mail? If you do, then I have a great solution for you. Sometimes I get 10 to 25 [BULK] emails a day trying to sell me whatever. I haven't been getting them in my Inbox for a year or so because I re-direct them. What a relief! Someone told m...

By Charles (Chuck) Crooker
(CROOKERHANCOX HOME INSPECTIONS INC.)
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Putting Public Safety First I get these up dates from tssa, you too can if you subscribe to them, this one is on gas lines coming into the couse or building below grade. Last yeasr we had a client that had the gas shut off the day she moved in because of this, we did not have any idea it was a c...

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