Buying a home is the single most important purchase of your life, the question you should be asking is "why wouldn't I have an inspection". The inspection will help you understand what are immediate repairs, futures repairs, safety issues and what is considered normal maintenance. This will help clarify any uncertainties you may have and allow you to make clear choices.
A home inspection is to help you gain an understanding of the overall condition of the home. The process will give you insight into what is considered normal wear and tear, what is the life expectancy of your home components and the importance of regular ongoing maintenance.
Most inspection take approximately three(3) hours depending on the age and size of the home. Older and larger(greater than 3000 square feet) generally take longer to inspect. The homeowner/buyer is encouraged to follow along the inspection with the Inspector.
Your Realtor can offer you contacts for Home Inspectors. Take advise from your family and friends and make sure to ask the right questions. Ask for certification. Your Inspector should carry E&O insurance, belong to a respected Home Inspection Association and most importantly look for someone with sufficient experience who will be able to effectively explain what home quality and maintenance problems you need to be aware of.
You will find the reports we generate here at House Inspection Group are detailed and thorough, easy to follow and offer indispensible advise and tips for a comfortable and informed home owning experience. A summuary outlines the most important issues and simplifies the decision making process.
We at House Inspection Group are doing our part to go green with environmentally friendly computerized reports including pictures emailed to you in pdf format.
What our clients have to say.
"Three hours, really...? Now I know why, very thorough, thanks"
"Wow, I can't believe how much I've learned"
"Great tips to help me get organized for repairs"
"The report was very detailed, easy to follow and helpful
"Inspection was fun and the information indispensible, thanks for the advise"
Our Promise To Our Clients.
At House Inspection Group we take great pride in the service we provide to our clients. Our focus is to inform the client of the current conditions, educate using understandable terms and therefore allowing the client to make an informed decision.
House Inspection Group is an all Canadian company connected to a network of high quality inspectors who also strive to perform their very best for each client.
Inspector for this area, Certified Home Inspector since 2006, member of interNACHI since 2007, licensed Thermographer(Infrared Camera) since 2009 and continued education via Carson Dunlop courses. Inspecting homes for Financial Institutions as an appraiser since 1989.