Another Article in the TORONTO SUN

My column in the TORONTO SUN, which is running Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st,  is geared to people who have purchased houses or condos from builders and are stress-out or frustrated because they realize that there is just so much to know.   A column like this is long overdue.  It’s a place where home buyers can go to get their questions answered. It can also become a space where home buyers can share their experiences and remedies .

I have found that when people in the same situation come together to discuss or to ask questions, they not only help themselves, but they help everyone around them who are sharing the same experience.   This column can make a positive difference in the new home construction industry.  What could be better than to get questions answered which could ultimately be the difference between stress and a sense of calm and happiness?

I also welcome builders to participate as well.  Homeowners need to hear the builders point of view, and builders need to really hear their homeowners.  This can bridge the gap between the builder and homeowner, and give everyone a chance to listen to each other.  Sometimes it’s just easier to verbalize thoughts and issues in a venue that is less threatening, and where there is no stress or anxiety on either side.

This column is for you!  So everyone who has purchased a home from a builder email your questions, stories or share a thought to  dfconsultants@live.ca and get the answers that you are looking for.  Your email may be published in my column so watch out for it.

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About dfconsultants

I have worked in the new home construction industry for 15 years as a Customer Care Manager. I identified a need in customer service which was not being addressed so I decided to start my own company and founded DF Consultants. We educate new home buyers in the After Sales Service process and procedures. Builders have also recognized the advantage of having DF Consultants on their team, so we work with them doing Quality Assurance Inspections (Pre-PDI's), right through to conducting professional PDI's with their purchasers. Our mission is to change the dynamics in the new home construction industry, to improve communcation between builders and their homeowners creating a strong and lasting relationship.
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3 Responses to Another Article in the TORONTO SUN

  1. dpylyp says:

    Hey,
    My kitchen cupboards are the upgraded inserted center panel with a wooden frame. The insert is shrinking as it dries and the stain is now showing a strip of white like having an underwear bank showing at your waist [except its vertical at the crack]

    What caused the cupboards to do this?
    Is the condo air too dry?

    • HI David,
      Both moisture and dryness plays a large part in affecting wood. Whether it be cabinets, flooring even furniture. If your condo is too dry it could very well cause your cabinet doors to shrink a bit and sometimes even crack. Too much moist can cause some swelling, even warping. I would suggest that you check the moisture levels in your condo. You can buy an inexpensive hygrometer at Home Depot, and if the moisture levels are too low, you may need to purchase a humidifier to add some moisture back into your suite. This could help your cabinet doors as they absorb some of the moisture. Normal house humidity should be between 30 and 50 percent, don’t exceed those amounts or you will have the opposite affect. If the levels go below 30, your house is probably too dry. I hope this helps.

      Can I publish your question in my next column in the Toronto Sun? Please let me know.

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