When buying a home for the first time or even the fourth time there will be questions; click the links below for valuable homebuyer resources......
HOMEOWNER GUIDE TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY
The Office of Energy Efficiency (Natural Resources Canada, promotes the benefits of energy-efficient homes to Canadians, including upgrades they could make to improve comfort or possibly increase resale value of their properties. Visit their website for home upgrades and provincial incentives.
Homeowner's Guide: Energy Efficiency
L'efficacité énergétique: Guide du propriétaire
HEALTH CANADA - RADON AWARNESS
NAIMA CANADA - Residential Financial Incentives for Insulation
Whether you are insulating your home or residential, commercial, institutional, or industrial building, you may be entitled to some financial incentives to help cover the costs of the project. The incentives offered are dependent on the location of the home or building.
Are you eligible? Click here to find out!
OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Buying a home can be one of the most important, life-changing decisions you will make. Getting a reliable home inspection can play a vital part in your decision-making.
A home inspection is most often used to evaluate the condition of a home before it is bought or sold. It may inform you if the home has components that are defective, damaged or unsafe.
When looking to buy a home, getting a reliable home inspection may help you avoid surprises. A complete home inspection report can help you make more informed choices about your purchase or possible repairs that need to be made.
On this page
How to find a reliable home inspector
What to expect from your home inspection
How accessibility can effect your home inspection
What to consider before accepting a home inspection report
Introducing the national standard for home inspections
FINANCIAL CONSUMER AGENCY OF CANADA
With educational materials and interactive tools the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) provides objective information about financial products and services to help Canadians increase their financial knowledge and confidence in managing their personal finances. Owning a home is probably the biggest single investment you will make. With such a big investment, it is important to take the time to learn about all the aspects of owning a home before making a decision.
As a Homebuyer we have included some links that may be of interest to you.
INSURANCE BUREAU OF CANADA
Tips on insurance and damage prevention. If you own a home or a business, insurance is a must. Insurance Bureau of Canada invites you visit its Home Buying Tips and Consumer Resources webpages. This consumer-friendly site offers blog entries with timely tips, a Twitter feed, how-to videos and advice on how to protect your home and business. Have more detailed questions? Visit www.ibc.ca for additional insurance information or email your question to Ask the Expert.
Be informed about Kitec Plumbing.
Kitec could stop your clients from getting homeowners insurance
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Kitec plumbing lawsuit impacts homes and condo
Kitec Plumbing System Products Liability Litigation
What Homeowners should know about Kitec
The Chronicle Herald
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