We might as well face the fact that our new appliances won’t last as long as the old ones. Getting your money’s worth from major kitchen and laundry appliances these days is becoming more and more difficult – and expensive!
Shortcuts are like chickens; they always come home to roost.
A third of Canadians say they're "house poor" and twenty percent regret their purchases.
Buying a house should be more exciting than stressful, and in a more typical real estate market, home inspections have helped both homebuyers and sellers understand the condition of a house – and what should be expected in terms of repairs and maintenance.
Gil Strachan is a professional home inspector, representing Electrospec Home Inspection Services in east-central Ontario since 1994.