Advantage of Hiring a Termite Specialist (II)

Pest Reports

Because a termite infestation is able to cause extreme damage to your home, many people choose to hire a termite specialist. This way they are able to feel confident that someone who has the experience and know-how to get rid of these insects will come into their home and take the necessary steps to make sure that all of the …

The Advantages of Hiring a Termite Specialist (Part I)

Pest Reports

Although no one wants to hear that their home has been invaded by termites, it’s essential to periodically and thoroughly check one’s home to be sure. While these tiny little insects aren’t considered to be deadly, or bring any diseases with them that can be spread to humans, like spiders, rodents and roaches can, termites can cause a lot of …

4 Tricks Sly Sellers Use to Cover Up Home Defects – Part II

Building Inspections

[QPZQVMU3SSZB ] In the first part of this article we discovered that the most common way of covering up a home’s defects is through the use of paint. So now let’s look at three other tricks that unscrupulous sellers have been know to use. #2 New Drywall, Texture, or Trim Just like fresh paint on ceilings, a recently textured ceiling …

The Costs of Unattended Termite Damage

Building Inspections, Pest Reports

Termites are often referred to as white ants due to their creamy colour and ant shape. Australia is home to over 350 species of termites, 20 of which are the lumber eating kind. They love damp and dark environments and if left unattended, they can do extensive damage to a home. Hidden Danger One of the real challenges presented by …

Important Facts About Asbestos: What You Know Could Save Your Life

Building Inspections, Selling Considerations

According to the Australian Federal Government’s Comcare Department, “…an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 Australians will be diagnosed with asbestos related disease over the next 20 years, and researchers and policy makers fear a third wave of asbestos deaths from people exposed in the home”. Asbestos was commonly used in a variety of building materials used in the production of homes …

Buying Or Selling A House With A Pool: What You Need To Know

Selling Considerations

If you are selling an existing home, or purchasing a new property that includes a pool, there are specific guidelines and rules that must be followed.  A savvy real estate professional must be familiar with all of the relevant laws, and should provide the pertinent information to perspective clients, be they buyers or sellers of a property.  Your realtor should …