Examining the quality and consistency of home inspections
You’ll save time and money!
For most of us, owning a home is not a “Spectator Sport.” Many homebuyers, especially first-timers dive into homeownership with little or no thought about who’s going to look after the day-to-day needs of their home. Unless you’re quite well off, paying other people for general maintenance, upkeep and repairs can quickly drain a family budget.
“Walk and Talks” are becoming popular as homebuyers waive conditions in a frenzied market.
After a frenzied search in a competitive market you secured the house you wanted, however you had to make an unconditional offer to get ahead of other bidders – not always the best idea, but it’s the Roaring 20's and it’s what we sometimes have to do.
Home inspections are still a good idea, even after closing.
(NC) - For many of us, our home will be our most significant asset. Therefore, it makes sense to employ the services of top-notch professionals when setting out to buy. Referrals from friends, family, or other housing professionals are always a good place to start looking for these key players:
Knob and tube, aka “open wiring” or “K&T”, was installed in most homes up to 1950.
Home inspections, like the real estate market have changed dramatically in the past 20 years. As technology advances and consumers become more web-savvy, there is a greater need for products and services that can keep pace.
Social distancing may last much longer than we imagined, and even if stay-at-home orders are gradually lifted, we need to learn how to work and how to operate our businesses from home. By making good use of the internet, including social media platforms like LinkedIn we can not only survive this crisis, but also set ourselves up for success in the future.
More reasons to look at pre-list home inspections:
Pointing a finger at the house or the home inspector is a typical reaction to a buyer walking away after the inspection, but let’s look at the bigger picture. Deals can go south for a lot of reasons, including financing, conditional sales, buyer remorse – you name it.
Gil Strachan is a professional home inspector, representing Electrospec Home Inspection Services in east-central Ontario since 1994.