Was this a grow op?

Pay for peace of mind with a new resale home report.



From the April 2013 issue of the magazine.


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Would you think twice about buying a home if it had been burglarized three times in the last year? What if it had been used as a meth lab? A new report promises a historic snapshot of a home, including illegal activities and past insurance claims.

It’s the equivalent of a vehicle history report, but it’s for any resale home or condo in municipalities across Canada, explains Alex Weiner, president of Home Verified, the company that produces the report. It costs $70 and the current owner must provide consent.

Much of the information can be sussed out in other ways for free, but for homebuyers who are short on time and concerned about crime and insurance claims, this report is a good investment for a little peace of mind.

2 comments on “Was this a grow op?

  1. "the current owner must provide consent" is a ridiculous requirement that makes the service basically useless. If the owner was fine with me knowing about the house's history, he/she would just be honest and forthright when asked personally! This service is only useful if it can suss out information that the owner wants to withhold.


  2. my neighbor bought a house that was a grow op, and I was surprised to find out that they had no idea. Beside the fact they had rows of uv lights in the basement!


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