Single Family Residential Inspections

Pricing on single family homes will vary depending on stucture type, size, age, features and location.  Please contact us  for a free quote.

Buyer's (Pre-Purchase Inspection)    

 

Getting a Pre-Purchase Inspection is just smart. It reduces the risk of unexpected and costly surprises, and helps you feel completely comfortable with your home purchase decision. In fact, many clients have saved thousands of dollars during renegotiations based on report findings, while others have avoided purchasing a "money pit".

Most homeowners find a home inspector through their realtor. But this presents a conflict of interest if their commission is based on the final selling price of the home.

Hiring an unbiased, third-party inspector ensures that the home inspection does what it’s meant to do – protect you, the homeowner.

 

As a buyer, a home inspection:

  • Alerts you of any deficiencies or safety issues

  • Ranks and prioritizes any deficiencies a home may have

  • Provides tips and recommendations for correcting deficiencies

  • Additional articles relevant to information contained in the report (i.e. removing mould, reducing heat loss) for further education.

  • Can assist in acquiring financing and insurance

Seller's (Pre-Listing Inspection)      

 

Anyone selling their home needs to get a home inspection – it’s inevitable. But getting one before listing your property puts you ahead of the game. Addressing any deficiencies in the home before buyers find them helps increase the value of your home and reduce the time it’s on the market.

 

As a seller, a home inspection:

  • Alerts you of safety issues prior to potential buyers visiting your property

  • Ranks and prioritizes deficiencies

  • Allows you to make any necessary repairs

  • Assists in property evaluation

  • Makes a property more appealing to potential buyers

  • Provides an unbiased assessment of the property before negotiations begin

  • Helps avoid renegotiations during the selling process

  • Reduces the risk of potential buyers walking away because there is no time for a home inspection

Maintenance / Warrenty Inspection   

In a home, very few things are maintenance free. Proper and on-going maintenance of a home’s structural and mechanical systems is essential to increasing its value over time.

Maintenance inspections should be done every three to five years to identify and monitor certain conditions and components. For example, regular inspection of the roof gives a homeowner enough time to find the right contractor and get several quotes before a minor repair becomes an emergency.

 

As a homeowner, a maintenance inspection:

  • Provides a blueprint for your home maintenance plan

  • Ranks and prioritizes any deficiencies a home may have

  • Offers advice and recommendations for approaching repairs

  • Helps extend the life of a home’s many components

  • Can assist in reducing energy consumption costs

  • Helps homeowners avoid major repairs down the road

New Construction (Pre-Delivery Inspection)    

 

Before taking ownership of your newly constructed home you will walk through the house with your builder. But an independent inspection completed by a qualified home inspector often uncovers deficiencies overlooked by the builder’s inspector – sometimes even municipal inspectors.

If caught early, the builder can correct these deficiencies before you move in, so your home is the way it's supposed be the moment you move in.

 

As a homeowner, a Pre-Delivery Inspection:

  • Ensures your newly constructed home is complete and ready for possession

  • Highlights health and safety issues

  • Helps ensure deficiencies are corrected under the New Home Warranty Program or at the builder’s expense

  • Creates a deficiency list that can be used to correctly fill out homebuilder warranty forms

  • Prioritizes deficiencies and offers recommendations for approaching repairs

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