Buy with peace of mind
Buying a home is one of the most important investment decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. It only makes financial sense to enlist a qualified home inspection company’s services to ensure your home is as solid and secure on the inside as it is on the outside.
What’s a home inspection?
A home inspection’s primary purpose is to determine if a home has any existing defects and whether it will need significant repairs now or in the future.
A home inspection gives you peace of mind during a very stressful time. Home inspections let you make an informed decision about your future investment. It also allows you to complete minor maintenance repairs now to avoid larger, more costly repairs down the road.
A standard home inspection takes approximately three hours by a certified home inspector. A qualified home inspector is knowledgeable in building codes and all systems and components of your home.
During an inspection, a home inspector will:
- Check the home from the basement to the attic and everything in between
- Assess the structural and mechanical soundness of your home
- Identify existing and potential problem areas
- Suggest practical, low-cost solutions
- Provide estimates for work costs
- Write up a report summarizing the findings for the interested buyer
How much will a home inspection cost?
A good quality home inspection in the Ottawa area will cost between $350 to $400 plus taxes. A small price to pay compared to the cost of a major deficiency discovered after you own the home.
Be sure your inspector offers a written report and contract. A verbal inspection will be of no use to you when you move into your new home three to four months later.
Include a home inspection clause in your offer
It’s not fun to discover after closing that your dream home comes with additional unexpected and sometimes costly repair or replacement expenses.
We always recommend to our clients that you include a clause in your offer, allowing you to conduct a home inspection and be satisfied with the outcome.
We recommend you attend the inspection. It will give you a wealth of information about your future home and the best way to care for it in the years to come.
Home inspections will give you the added reassurance you need before taking the next big step. When you do your homework now, you’ll be able to buy with confidence and move into your new home without any worries.