You are about to make one of the biggest decisions anyone can make – purchasing a new home!
There are many things to consider when you are looking for your new home. With a hot market and multiple offers, it can be daunting at times, especially when it seems there isn’t time to fit in a home inspection. So what do you do?
First, you need to search for a qualified home inspector – BC is the only province that requires home inspectors to be licensed and here is a handy search tool to help you find someone who suits your needs.
Be sure to get your home looked at before signing on the dotted line, and don’t forget book your inspector in advance.
The other thing to be aware of is the limitation on inspections and what a home inspector can physically see. Though there may be some standard information that home inspectors use, reports may vary so it’s wise to shop around. Get quotes from at least three home inspectors and ask what is involved.
Things you need to know
- You do not have to have a real estate agent with you during an inspection, nor are you required to give them a report
- You should accompany the home inspector on a walk through and ask questions
- Make sure you receive a copy of the inspection report with any noted deficiencies included
Get Extra Protection
Unfortunately, home inspections can have their limitations. Your inspector may also be limited in the scope of his/her training in issues like complicated plumbing and heating; which are the most expensive in keeping a home in good working order.
That’s why we have our “special “Purchasing a New Home Inspections”. We offer a comprehensive and detailed inspection of your plumbing or heating system with special pricing on both done together. This will let you know where you stand when making the final decision on purchasing your new home. So get that extra peace of mind – call us today at 310.warm to book your inspection!