Home Inspections: Money Well Spent???

Real Estate is probably the largest financial investment you will make in your lifetime so wouldn't it make sense to know exactly what you are investing in?
Making the decision on which property to buy also tends to be an emotional one as you picture yourself making the place your home.  As a result you can become blinded to the parts of the property that are not performing as they should and these problems have the potential to turn your dream home into a nightmare.  When you are armed with home maintenance knowledge, you can better protect your investment and you stand a better chance of increasing its value over time.
A professional home inspection will educate you about the advantages and disadvantages of a property you are conisdering, answer any questions you may have and will help you make an informed decision regarding whether the property in question is, indeed, your future home.
Specifically, professional Home Inspectors will evaluate the condition of the building and will give you a written report with areas such as:
  • Is the house itself sound?  What kinds of repairs may be in order and what can reasonably be anticipated in the way of costs?
  • Roof, structure, electrical, heating, cooling, insulation, plumbing, interior and exterior structure are areas the inspector will examine.
If the Home Inspector finds any deficiencies, you as the buyer have two avenues available to you:
  1. 1. You can take the cost of repair into consideration when considering removing your subjects, perhaps adjusting the sale price or negotiate a reduced price with the seller to cover part of the repair costs
  2. 2. You can put the responsibility of fixing the errors on the vendor before agreeing to purchase

Highly Recommended Local Home Inspection Companies

James Dobney & Associates
Professional Home Inspectors
Unit 63-1833 Coast Meridian Road,
Port Coquitlam, BC
Tel: (Greater Vancouver) 604-942-8272
(Central Fraser Valley) 604-854-1516
Fax: 604-945-7114
E-mail: admin@jamesdobney.com

Home Sweet Home Inspection Ltd.
Tel. 604-271-2005
Email: info@homesweethome-inspections.com
Domain: www.homesweethome-inspections.com

Pillar To Post
Professional Home Inspection
Wayne Dejong (Registered Home Inspector)
649 West 23rd Avenue
Vancouver BC
Tel: 604-250-9263
Fax: 604-873-9536
Email: WDeJong@PTPHome.com

Check First Home Inspections
Don Cambridge
Email: checkfirst@telus.net
Domain: www.checkfirst.ca