Home inspection tips for buyer
Buying real estate? You may need a home inspection
Buying a home can be super stressful, and buying a home with problems can be a nightmare. This video will show you 5 great things you need to know about home inspections.
Spring and Summer time is usually the most busiest time for home inspectors as this is the time most buyers are purchasing real estate. Once you have an accepted offer, I would recommend finding a home inspector immediately
You can start your search online by going to a website www.hiabc.ca which is the home inspectors association of BC.
Then you can cross reference then on the Better Business Bureau Website and look for an A+ Grade, you can read their reviews there or you can even go to google to find home inspectors with good reviews.
When you have found your home inspector, checked that they are certified and have a A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau website you should ask one more question. Find out what is included in your home inspection contract. Is there an extra cost to inspect the garage, the appliances, and mold. You can find a complete list of whats included in a typical inspection and whats not included
If after viewing this scope of inspection list and you feel you don’t want an home inspection that is totally ok as Home inspections are always optional.
At the end of every home inspection, your inspector should be giving you a detailed home inspection report for you to go over. This should include photos of the areas that need to be repaired.
Here is a bonus tip, if the amount of deficiencies is more than $500 I would recommend negotiating a discount off the purchase price or ask the seller to complete the repairs before you move in.
Did you hire a home inspector lately? What did they find? Please leave it in the comments below.