passage island home inspection: Top 3 Issues with Island Get-aways - 01/19/18 07:58 AM

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 rain, rain and more rain, then it's a great time for buyers to make offers, before the summer crowds arrive. Here is my short-list of the most important issues...

passage island home inspection: Why Hiring A Local Inspector Makes So Much Cents - 01/18/18 07:20 AM
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 get there. If you don't understand the 'system', just hire a dedicated water taxi to get your there at a couple of hundred dollars, each way! 
That unfamiliar island travel inspector is going to be an expensive hire. Not only that, but island buildings … (0 comments)

passage island home inspection: Recreational Property Inspection, the Question to Ask - 02/28/17 05:18 PM
I've just returned from a recreational property inspection on one of the nearby islands off the coast of metro Vancouver. I've had enough of BC Ferries for one long day. During the inspection it was right around 1C, lightly snowing, some breeze and a battleship gray sky. A typical February day on the coast.
As I sit here back this evening in my home office, with a mug of fortified coffee steaming in front of me, I'm asking myself a most important question. Not "Why am I here and what is the purpose of life?"; but, almost as significant, "What is the … (2 comments)

passage island home inspection: Inspection Considerations: Retaining Walls & Septic Systems - 10/21/16 12:48 PM
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 explain. A lot of our coastal view properties are built on bedrock and slope. Sometimes the slope is really more of a cliff. Nevertheless the view ‘wow factor’ makes it a worthy to build upon. If it’s semi-rural or cottage country it is likely to have no municipal sewer to tie-into. Then the homeowner has … (0 comments)

passage island home inspection: Living the Dream: Recreational Property as Full-time Residence - 07/28/16 04:16 AM
Have you ever wanted to buy an ‘off the grid’, cliff-side waterfront property, with spectacular views, live in it year-round and commute daily to the office? Well that’s exactly what a recent client of mine intends to do and needed a property inspection on Passage Island BC to assess the condition.  In this particular case, power is from solar cells, water is from rainwater catchment, effluent is handled by the septic system, fire protection is from an on-site, rain-filled plastic tank, heating is fuelled by both wood and propane. So for those of us who are up to the adventure, here … (0 comments)

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Eugene Kanciar

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