(Video) AskShell.com Podcast - Episode 77

December 2nd 2016

The AskShell.com Podcast is a new version of the Home Discovery Radio Show Shell Busey used to do every weekend across Western Canada. In the AskShell.com Podcast, Shell answers YOUR emails, to have your email answered, join Shell's AskShell.com Club. It's Just That Easy!
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CondoSmarts - Where Does The Fine Money Go?

December 1st 2016

Dear Tony: Our Kelowna strata complex actively fine owners whenever there is a violation of bylaws. From parking in the wrong spot, to late payment of strata fees, to the slightest bit of noise that may arise from normal living. The owners are starting to get upset about the constant harassment from the bylaw officer, and we want to know how we encourage some moderation in our strata? Owners requested specific details at our annual meeting about the fine revenues and we were told by the council
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2016 Shell Busey and BSIA Bursary Award Winner

November 29th 2016

Congratulations to Faith Crowell who won a $2000 BSIA bursary for 2016. Faith was awarded the bursary in the name of Shell Busey and Shell Busey's Home Service Referral Network.
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Recycle Your Old Thermostats

November 29th 2016

If you’re like most responsible Canadians, you probably recycle your paper and compost your kitchen scraps. But when it comes to disposing of your electronic or mechanical mercury-based thermostat, chances are you’re tempted to chuck it out with the rest of the regular garbage. In fact, you may not even realize that the mechanical thermostat hanging on your wall even has mercury.
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(Video) AskShell.com Podcast - Episode 76

November 25th 2016

The AskShell.com Podcast is a new version of the Home Discovery Radio Show Shell Busey used to do every weekend across Western Canada. In the AskShell.com Podcast, Shell answers YOUR emails, to have your email answered, join Shell's AskShell.com Club. It's Just That Easy!
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CondoSmarts - The Form B Information Certificate Has Changed

November 24th 2016

Dear Tony: We put an offer in on a condo two weeks ago and requested a Form B Information Certificate. The strata we are looking at was built in 2008, and they have a rental bylaw that limits the number of rentals to 10 at any time, but the Form B shows there are 17 units currently rented out. Does this mean the strata corporation is not enforcing their rental bylaw? We are interested in the building as a retirement option, but would probably want to rent our unit for the next two years. We also
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Customer Feedback - Shell Busey's Home Improvements

November 23rd 2016

We received some feedback from a customer of Shell Busey's Home Improvements and Renovations this week. Below are the kind comments... This letter is to convey special thanks to Mike Olma for carrying out minor renovations on my older home (Tudor-Style) in the Ocean Park neighbourhood. My late husband (James Clarke) and I purchased this home in the early nineties. Over the years, we hired different tradesmen, but none measured up to the high standard of Mike Olma.
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Protecting Your Home - Home Security Tips

November 22nd 2016

Whether you live in an apartment or house be sure to leave your home secure by addressing a few key areas including lighting, landscaping and alarms. Here are a few valuable tips:
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(Video) AskShell.com Podcast - Episode 75

November 18th 2016

The AskShell.com Podcast is a new version of the Home Discovery Radio Show Shell Busey used to do every weekend across Western Canada. In the AskShell.com Podcast, Shell answers YOUR emails, to have your email answered, join Shell's AskShell.com Club. It's Just That Easy!
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CondoSmarts - Earthquake Insurance

November 17th 2016

Dear Tony: We live in a 110 unit bare land strata in the Okanagan Valley. Our recent building appraisal increased our property valuation by over 500% because the in ground systems of water, sanitation and roads were included in the assessment. As a result our insurance doubled. We have been talking to our insurance broker over the reason for the increase and questioning whether the costs actually cover anything new or additional costs. Our policy includes earthquake coverage, but we don’t know
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