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Buying or selling a home? Here are some home inspection basics you need to know:

How a Home Inspection Helps You:

 

Whether you're considering buying a particular home, selling your current property – or both – a home inspection can help. A home inspection is an inspection by a qualified professional who takes a close look at every aspect of a home– structure, wiring, plumbing, and more – and identifies issues you may not have noticed yourself. For example, a home inspection can reveal that a furnace will need to be replaced soon, or that there is a water leak into the basement that needs to be fixed. You'll definitely want to get a professional home inspection before you buy a particular property. That's why most offers to purchase a home are conditional upon passing a home inspection. (The last thing you want is to buy your dream home only to discover that the wiring needs to be updated!) You may also want to get a home inspection on your own home before you list it for sale. A certificate from a qualified professional that states that your home passed inspection will make your property more attractive to buyers.

 

Many reputable home inspectors are members of a professional industry association.

In Canada:

• Canada Association of Home & Property Inspectors.

(http://www.cahpi.ca)

• Professional Home and Property Inspectors of Canada.

(http://www.phpic.ca)


Have a great week!

Cheers,

Brittany