North Shore & Sunshine Coast Home Inspection Blog

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Home Inspector - EKAN Home Inspection - CPBC #69177
Home Inspection tips specific to North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Gibsons and Sunshine Coast.

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2016 

Recently I accompanied a client on their new condo pre-delivery inspection (PDI) in North Vancouver. The client was a single person who did not feel comfortable walking through the PDI with only the developer’s representative. Fortunately the client had done an online search and realized their li...
10/26/2016
Fork in the road (metaphor), to make a decision.Here's a simple guide to determining if you need a home inspection or not.Yes!... to a home inspection: - In the best interest of a first-time or non-technical buyer - Third party objectivity - Informs on probability of failure in systems and compon...
10/25/2016
As we age, our housing needs change and downsizing becomes a viable option. For those of us fitting the +55 category there are specific features we should be looking for to make our next property both safe and comfortable. Buyers who are focused on age restricted co-op or strata apartments have s...
10/25/2016
Retaining walls are often overlooked or ignored, even when there are signs of distress. Here’s why it’s important to consider the life-span of systems and their inter-dependencies.On a recent Bowen Island home inspection, the issue of the integrity of retaining walls was a consideration. Let me e...
10/21/2016
At a recent West Vancouver condo inspection, this particular one bedroom apartment had an older fuse panel for the electrical distribution, rather than the now standard circuit breaker panel. My client was naturally concerned about this ‘old school’ technology and wanted my opinion as to whether ...
10/21/2016
Just completed a home inspection in Gibsons BC of a solid 1970’s rancher. The style is that of a raised rancher, which means, rather than having a basement in the ground, you build a slab-on-grade and then raise what would have been the basement to become your first floor. The living area then be...
10/18/2016
In my EKAN home inspection business areas of North Vancouver and West Vancouver, many of the pre-1970’s homes have had major renovations. Whenever I encounter a reno and especially an addition to or extension of the floor area, I always encourage my clients to visit the municipal offices and do s...
10/11/2016
A client recently booked an inspection for a house built in the 1920’s. This property certainly has the ‘wow factor’ with ocean views and craftsman style features. Vancouver is relatively a new city compared to others in North America, so this gem is really special. I would guess that there are l...
10/06/2016
The other day EKAN Inspections did a condo inspection report for a +55 client in Gibsons. I never assume to know a client’s sensitivities and always ask for what specifically concerns them. In this case the buyer was downsizing from a house and moving from the Lower Mainland to the Sunshine Coast...
10/05/2016
EKAN Inspections recently did a home inspection in West Vancouver for a client, with a mobility issue. The client had asked that the home inspection pay special attention to exterior slip, trip and fall hazards. On the day of the inspection it was clear and dry. The property presented well. There...
10/04/2016
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