Mikes Holmes to open inspection biz

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Celebrity renovator Mike Holmes is launching his own home inspection business. The beefy contractor, known for unearthing renovation horror stories on the defunct HGTV series "Holmes on Homes," will launch Mike ...

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Holmes on Homes

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Feb 26, 2009
 
... horror stories on the defunct HGTV series "Holmes on Homes," will launch Mike Holmes Inspections in the southwestern Ontario communities of Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge.

Holmes says many homeowners have emailed and written him ...

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New Orleans

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Feb 26, 2009
 
Holmes in New Orleans documents rebuilding of a home destroyed by Hurricane Katrina

North America World : Mikes Holmes next TV endeavour is the two-part documentary

airing April 7 & 8 on Global, It'll be followed by a six-part mini-series on HGTV starting April 9.

His popular series, "Holmes on Homes," wrapped last year and was known for uncovering sloppy and dangerous renovations done by incompetent or dishonest contractors.

A spokeswoman says Holmes' recently began production on a new show to be called,

"The Holmes Inspection."

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Oakville Homes

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Jan 25, 2010
 
In one forum, I read where someone was actually feeling bad that they gave Mattamy high scores in the J.D. Power’s survey they were asked to fill out. They were perfectly happy with their home but, after reading submissions of others on various forums, felt that they had just been lucky and that Mattamy really didn’t deserve the high rating they gave them.

You get a house inspector to give you support on the large items but when it comes to cosmetic, just how far can you go. And, I guess the cosmetic part depends on just how much you want for the investment you made in the home. When you paid $500,000. for a home you probably want a house that reflects that input of your money. I mean, why pay that for a house that looks $250,000 in quality?

Some people have lists in the 100’s in terms of reported faults on their PDI’s, 30 day and 1 year inspections. Others have only a few. Is that because the house is perfect or some people are just more picky than others?

I offer three examples and ask you, the reader – would you put them on your inspection list as sub-standard? And, they are examples that were done by Mattamy professional craftsmen...

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neveronmonday

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Nov 6, 2011
 
There must be somekind of inspection racket in our neighborhood because every house that is sold seems to wind up getting new sidewalks from the same contractor. And yet the new owners wind up having a stream of contractors during the first years of occupancy-not the same unlike the sidewalk guys.

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