There's an epidemic sweeping Ontario which represents health, safety and liability risks to Realtors, appraisers and anyone else entering homes contaminated with chemicals used to grow or manufacture illegal drugs.
You’re a Realtor and your buyers want to bring their parents to the home inspection. Not a terrible idea in itself… unless it’s the first time they’re seeing the house!
Home inspections have become integral to the home buying process. Before waiving the opportunity to have a professional home inspection, regardless of how competitive the market may be, buyers and sellers might both want to consider the following:
Many buyers are unaware of what to expect from an inspection or what to do with the results. To separate fact from fiction, here are five major misconceptions about home inspections:
Clearing up common misconceptions
Source: Wood Energy Technology Transfer
One of the challenges WETT (Wood Energy Technology Transfer) faces is trying to help homeowners understand what WETT does. Most often homeowners ask about WETT because their insurance company has asked that they have their appliance WETT certified.
Congratulations! You've found the perfect home, and now it's time to do the offer and close the deal. If you're like many people, you may be feeling a cash crunch by this time. You may be wondering why you would want to incur yet another expenditure, such as a home inspection. A valid consideration!
The objective of a home inspection is to provide prospective purchasers with useful and relevant information about the house they are buying.
A home inspection is an objective, visual examination of a home's structure and operating systems, and should result in a report describing the overall condition of the home.
Examining the quality and consistency of home inspections.
Gil Strachan is a professional home inspector, representing Electrospec Home Inspection Services in east-central Ontario since 1994.