Home Inspection Series - Part 3: Be sure to accompany the Inspector

It is essential for all buyers to accompany the home inspector throughout the house.   "When the client attends the home inspection, our inspector will physically show the client both the areas of concern and the benefits of the home construction. The client has a much better understanding of the quality of the home and a far greater and deeper understanding of what they're about to get into", according to George Pappas, president of Pappas Home Inspections Inc.

As you walk through with the inspector, you will see first-hand the condition of each key component of the house and property so you will have a better understanding of your house and of the inspection report.

Be sure to look at all of the findings and determine if the deficiencies are too much to take on.  Learn about the operation of your new home such as how the heating system works, how to control pilot lights, how to turn on various appliances and components, and where the shutoffs are located. This will all save time and avoid frustration in the future. The inspector can point out maintenance needs and procedures and explain how and when to check items needing periodic monitoring e.g. when to change the air filter in the furnace.

Have all of your questions and concerns addressed immediately as they arise. Before the inspection, prepare a list of questions or concerns about the property. Relate these questions to the inspection company in advance to ensure that such matters will be properly addressed.  Bring your list to the inspection to ensure the inspector knows you are also following along and jotting down answers and making notes.  They will be less likely to skip a few points if they know you are following carefully.

For more information on buying or selling real estate in Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville, or Toronto Ontario, or if you have questions about current market trends, mortgages or interest rate information, please visit the Sean Kavanagh Real Estate Resource Centre at www.seansells.ca, or at www.seankavanagh.ca   I'd be happy to answer any questions to accommodate all of your real estate needs.  Follow me on TWITTER or FACEBOOK!  You can also contact me at 905-220-9198 or at www.realestatechat.ca as I am now a moderator on the Ontario Real Estate chat forum as well as the Burlington, Ontario sub-forum.

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Source: AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service and Your First Home Buyers Guide  

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