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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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2018 

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When a client calls EKAN Inspections to book an appointment, there is one key input that should always be provided. I always ask the following question.What concerns you about the house?It’s a simple question with major implications. Everyone gets a first impression of a property on their visits....
01/31/2018
In my opinion, far too few inspections are undertaken by sellers, yet the benefits are enormous. The salient points being... PARTICIPATION at 100% by the client during inspection SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE with the right resource present IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK on where, what, how and when CONSUMER EDUC...
01/27/2018
 EKAN receives many inquiries about pre-listing inspections from our North Shore and Sunshine Coast property owners. Also referred to as a seller’s inspection, this is where an inspection report is delivered  prior to having a home posted on MLS. There are a number of reasons why a seller should ...
01/22/2018
Last summer I decided to visit Palm Springs for a real estate scouting expedition. I was greeted by beautiful clear blue skies and a temperature of 110 F (does our celsius scale in Canada even go that high?) As I stepped out the gate into the open-air interior plaza of Sonny Bono Airport I was da...
01/20/2018
 When a home renovation is completed the homeowner has a 1-year warranty period against deficiencies in the contractor's labour and material. From time to time, there are installation shortcomings or failures that can only be discovered through the course of normal use. Contractors are obligated ...
01/19/2018
As a property inspector, my busy time for recreation inspections starts in January and goes through to the end of Spring. Here on the Pacific west coast we don't usually have snow or freezing temperatures to hold back prospective buyers from looking at island get-aways. As long as one dresses for...
01/19/2018
In my area we have a number of coastal islands that can only be reached by ferry or water taxi. Many a time, a newbie to island travel can waste a lot of time and money to reach their island destination. For example, reading ferry schedules is an artform, especially if you have to use a couple to...
01/18/2018
Whether it's the completion of a renovation or the acceptance of a brand new house or new condo from a developer, at the end of the project there is a right way for the owner to accept the contractor's or developer's creation. If you don't do it right, you may end up very frustrated. Here's a cas...
01/16/2018
Here's a typical request I get... "Can you help me, do you know a good contractor to renovate my condo?" Certainly I have a short list of preferred suppliers. These are companies that I have worked with before and I know the quality of construction I can expect from them. Notice I said 'quality' ...
01/14/2018
As a professional engineer, a significant amount of my work is as the Owner's Representative (or OR for short) on new home construction or on major building renovations. So let's discuss what an OR does for a client. The OR knows the local designers, contractors, sub-contractors, engineers and te...
01/12/2018
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