This is the 10th step to buying a home.
When you're buying a new home, you'll want to scrutinize every last detail. Home inspections can save your from unpleasant surprises and help to prepare you for future maintenance. Your REALTOR® can help recommend several home inspection companies to chose from.
Recommended Certified Homes Inspectors used by my satisfied clients
Keith Langlois Building Insights Inc. 519-827-9401
Chad Hussey Pillar to Post 519-580-1409
Tony Sousa Regional Property Inspections 519-841-9636
Make a conditional offer based upon a satisfactory home inspection. Go with a qualified professional.
What will they check during the inspection?
Lots of stuff. Plumbing and electrical systems, the roof, visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows and the integrity of the foundation. They also check for lead paint, asbestos, mould, outdated and dangerous wiring, and evidence of pests like mice or termites.
Join the inspection
Get up close and familiar with your new home with this checkup that usually lasts about three hours. If any problems are detected, you'll see them firsthand, and learn some maintenance tips from a pro.
You'll get it in writing
Their report will summarize the condition of your home. If there's anything that needs work, the home inspector will provide an estimated cost for the repairs.
Home inspection for a new home?
New does not equal perfect, and construction quality can vary greatly from builder to builder. In some provinces, repairs and corrections in new homes may be covered by a government or industry-sponsored warranty program. Bad news doesn't necessarily mean it will have to cost you.