What is a home Inspection?

A home inspection is an unbiased and non-invasive visual examination of the physical condition of a property. It is often, but not always connected to a real-estate transaction. However, with the growth of the industry, 95% of all real estate home transactions nowadays involve an inspection.

What does a home inspection include?

A home inspection will usually include an examination of the foundation and basement, roof, attic, heating and water systems, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as the general condition of the structure itself. As for a condo, it will include electrical, plumbing, heating, deck & other interior components of the unit, plus garage (and roof if access is permissible).. An inspector will look for poor construction practices and make note of any repairs that might be required or any general maintenance issues. Importantly, they will also make note of any fire and safety issues that need to be addressed.

What is the difference between a home inspector and an appraiser?

A home appraisal is not a home inspection. It is not a detailed report of the functioning systems and components of a home. A qualified home inspector can explain this in detail.

What is the process of a home inspection?

Booking an appointment is as simple as a phone call to A Buyers Choice Home Inspections. Once your appointment is booked you can let your realtor know (or we would be happy to take care of that for you) On the day of the inspection, the inspector will arrive at the property and start the inspection. After the inspection is complete, the inspector will do a walk-through with you and explain the items that require attention. Then payment will be taken on site. And a detailed and thorough inspection report will be follow by email to you on the same day as the inspection.

Do I need to be there?

We appreciate in todays busy world it won’t always be possible but we strongly encourage the client to attend. This is a great chance to learn about your new home and ask questions to the professional about the condition of the home and how to maintain it.

Do I need a home inspection for a new construction?

The answer is yes. Very often, new home buyers are overwhelmed with the excitement when acquiring a new home and miss some critical details. Buyers usually rely on the new home warranty but many of the defected items are only covered for the first 12 to 24 months. If problems are not reported in time before the warranty expires they will not be addressed from the builder. Buyers are not trained in defect recognition. Items that should be a concern are often missed or overlooked. This is why you need a professional home inspector.

Do home inspectors fail an inspection?

The simple answer is No. A professional home inspection is visual inspection of the major components of the home. There is no pass or fail grade in a professional home inspection. There are no perfect homes, so therefore there are no perfect inspections.

Why should I choose A Buyer’s Choice home inspections?

A Buyers Choice Home Inspection is the largest, most reliable, and fasted growing professional Home Inspection network across Canada. All our inspectors receive over 1000 hours of professional on the job training. (we are not trained in a classroom). Our friendly and professional inspectors provide through inspections with detailed explanations and a guaranteed same day report. We also provide life time technical assistance as long as you own your home.