Wood Burning Appliances In Your New Home Need Inspections

Health and Fire Safety When buying a home with any type of wood burning appliance, including a wood burning fireplace, wood stove, forced air furnace etc., it is critical that you have the appliance inspected to ensure that there is not a build up of creosote. This inspection will also identify if any liners or chimneys have been violated which could possibly cause dangerous toxic gases to escape into your home environment. Insurance companies and mortgage lender will require that these appliances have a W.E.T.T. Inspection, (Wood Energy Technology Transfer).       Your Royal LePage Representative will help guide you through this process and will make recommendations for WETT certified inspectors and ensure that your Agreement of Purchase and Sale contains provisions for obtaining a WETT certificate.  Fire Department Also May Need to Inspect It is important to note that some free standing units may also require an inspection ...
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Determining the Value of Your Home

The Buyer  ultimately determines the true value of your property, …in other words what would a willing Buyer pay for your home in today’s market place given an arms length transaction.  To help determine what a potential Buyer may be willing to pay for your home,  a clear understanding of how your Royal LePage Representative assesses your Market Value will educate  you on how your sales representative evaluates your home and why the market evaluation is an essential part of helping you get the results you are looking for which is… Selling your home for the most money in the shortest time period. What is the definition of Market Value? Market Value is the highest price estimated in terms of money which a property will bring if exposed for sale on the open market allowing a reasonable time to find a buyer who buys with the knowledge of all the uses to which it is adapted ...
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Staying Objective: Top 10 Problems for Home Buyers to look for

Remaining objective can be a difficult task for buyers when viewing homes.  It’s easy to fall in love with a home’s appearance, blind to problems that may make it unsuitable. While aesthetics can be an important consideration, it’s necessary to look beyond window-dressing. A qualified home inspector should be hired before purchasing a home, but there are areas that you the buyer can examine on your own. This will  help shorten your  list of potential homes that you may be  considering and reduce the likelihood that a home inspector will reject it as unsafe or unsuitable. Here are some considerations and common problem areas to look for: 1.  General upkeep: Much can be surmised from the general state of the home. Is the home clean? Are lawns left uncut? Are the walls chipped and in need of paint? If smaller chores have been ignored it may be an indication of a broader disregard for ...
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Welcome!

Welcome to Our Real Estate Blog! At Royal LePage Team we’ve always been about providing great customer service and results for our buyers and sellers  butwhile we were busy helping people with Ottawa area real estate we forgot that there are a bunch of people out there who might be looking for resources to help them sort through the whole buying and selling process. Of course would love to help you directly butmaybe you don’t live in the Ottawa area, maybe you’re already working with someone or maybe you’re just interested in real estate but not ready to talk to someome yet.   Whatever your reason, thanks for stopping by! We hope you’ll come back often and leave your comments and questions! We’re happy to be here! ...
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