Thinking of buying or selling a home? It pays to be informed.
Your home is one of your biggest investments. Whether you’re buying or selling, a high-quality home inspection provides the valuable information you need to make sound decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
That’s where we come in. Our home inspection service is exceptionally thorough and informative. That’s because we take our time with every home inspection and use specialized tools for optimum results. We invite our clients to accompany us and ask questions. It’s like getting a course in home ownership! And finally, we provide a detailed and easy-to-understand inspection report complete with tips and recommendations.
When it comes to your home, having the right information at your fingertips can mean a world of difference. Let us help you make informed decisions about one of the most significant investments of your life.
Covid-19 has changed the way inspections are performed. On April 30th, 2020, I was certified for Covid-19 Safety Guidelines for Home Inspectors and Contractors by InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) so that I am up to date on the safest way to complete a full inspection. My association (OAHI) concurs with these guidelines as well. Apart from safety measures like wearing a cloth mask and using hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol etc., the biggest change is that the inspection should be done with nobody else present.
Everything is done without contact between the client/inspector/homeowner and agents.
Call me if you need any more information or if have any questions regarding this.
Home inspection costs vary depending on size, location etc., of the house. The average price would be in the $400.00 to $450.00 range, plus HST. There are extra fees for multi-residence structures, ie: duplex, triplex.
There is no certification for Home Inspection in Ontario. YET. It is currently in legislation. I have taken the Home Inspection Course through Algonquin College and I am a member of OAHI (Ontario Association of Home Inspectors) where I have a code of ethics and a Standard of Practice that I must adhere to. I must also complete ongoing education to keep up my standing in the association.
Once the inspection has been completed, I will make a customized report with my report generating software and email you a copy. This can be stored on your device or saved on your computer to reference at any time.
Of course this means you have signed the contract and have made final payment beforehand.
Most contractors specialize in one area. For example, if Bob builds houses he probably doesn't do the plumbing, heating/air conditioning, electrical or the roofing. He may be very knowledgable in his own field but a house has many difficult systems and it is hard to be knowledgeable in them all. We are generalists who know about all of these systems, but we are not experts. We can report on the deficiencies of these systems and then your uncle Bob is the guy we refer you to if a specialist is required to look at the trusses, for example, because we have identified a serious problem.
Relocating can be stressful. You don't have any local contacts to take care of your needs. If you are in the Canadian Armed Forces or the RCMP, I am a registered Third Party Provider with BGRS to do your Home Inspection at the agreed-upon price. I can also assist you with other professionals you may need to help make the transition as smooth as possible. Before and after your move.