Crystal Tost (403) 264-7653

Calgary Real Estate Blog

Using Thermal Imaging in Home Inspections

If your buying a home or condo you should definitely be having your offer subject to the satisfaction of a home inspection done by a professional home inspection company, and in particular you should be looking at hiring a home inspection company that utilizes thermal imaging as part of their home inspection. Home inspectors now have a new tool in their arsenal and many home inspectors are now using to show us the things we cannot see with the naked eye.  Some of our home inspectors are now using thermal imaging as a powerful tool when inspecting homes. With the use of the thermal imaging device home inspectors can see things such as poor insulation, water damage, improper electrical, covered up heat runs and much more. In the years previous we were not able to see these types of conditions as they were not visible to the naked...

Calgary Condo Bella Vista

If you have been watching the news lately you might have seen a Calgary Condo that has been featured but not in a positive light. Bella Vista was supposed to be a trendy condo project in Calgary's inner core featuring about 60 units in total. The problem is water and lots of it so much that some owners have reported a spongy texture in their roof top patios. The estimated costs of fixing the building is a whopping $5.5 m (which is thought to even rise up to $7M) divide that by the units a cash call per units from $50,000 to $190,000 per unit dependant on the size of your condo. Bigger units pay more while the smaller units pay less as it is based on the unit factor ( which is the same calculation used to determine the condo fees payable ) this on the back of a cash call back in 2010 for an average of $30k then.

...

How Are Windows Made for Calgary Homes?

The other day I had the pleasure of visiting Lux Windows and doors to look at my windows and had a bit of a tour of their window production plant at the same time. This was a great treat to see just how streamlined they have become over the last two years. First off I came to look at my windows originally and here they are all ready to go.

20110531-090037.jpg Then I got to view their window washing area a complete steam-lined process at a price though, a whopping $1.5 million to never get another finger print in-between the glass again. Very impressive Lux Windows I am sure you will making more windows in Calgary's great...