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The Signs of Termite Activity

The Signs of Termite Activity

Termites can wreck a house slowly and undetected. These unwanted house guests live in the dark and moist areas of your home and feed on any wooden material. But no matter how unnoticeable termites can be, you need to be aware of their presence to prevent them from further damaging your property. Here are the obvious signs of termite infestation: (more…)

5 Things To Look For At An Open Home

5 Things To Look For At An Open Home

Are you on the market for buying a new home? If you are looking to buy, there are a few things you should be on the look out for during your walk through with a real estate agent.

Many of these warning signs would be identified by one of our qualified building inspectors and added to the building inspection report, however if you are able to see these problems in the first instance it will save you precious time and money. (more…)

Home Buyers Beware: Read Between The Lines

Home Buyers Beware: Read Between The Lines

There are 3 important facts to consider for anyone looking to purchase a home:

1. In the majority of cases, the Real Estate Agent works for the seller, not the buyer. Agents get paid a commission, so they will generally only get paid if they end up selling the property.

2. Individual building inspectors and inspection companies that declare their income to be less than $300,000 per year don’t need to meet the Building Services Authority (BSA)’s Financial Licensing Requirements. These inspectors can also apply for exemption from having Professional Indemnity Insurance on the grounds of financial hardship. This can seriously impact you as the client, and could end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars if the inspector missed a serious issue or defect during the inspection.

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