Home Inspection Checklist for Buyers

Wednesday Aug 30th, 2017


A general home inspection is always advisable when buying a home, but you still may need to tap into other experts to make a sound purchase decision:

1.    HVAC Inspector 
Broken furnace? Inefficient air conditioner? An HVAC expert can reveal repairs that may not be visible on a walk-through, and provide analysis of upcoming repairs and potential problems. 

2.    Structural Engineer
Large crack? Doors won’t close? This could be a sign of expensive foundation issues.

3.    Pest Inspector
Soft wood? Rodents in the walls? Pests and termites are not only unpleasant visitors, but they can cause serious structural damage to a home.

4.    Landscape Designer
Poor grading? Wet yard? You’ll want to get that remedied right away – poor drainage can lead to flooding and expensive water damage.

5.    Septic Inspector
Soft or wet ground? This could be a sign of a cracked or failing tank – not to mention an expensive repair.

6.    Toxic Substance Inspectors
Asbestos? Lead? Mould? Each toxin needs to be remedied by a specialist or your family’s health will be at risk.

7.    Arborist
Large trees? Established roots? While they offer lovely shade and greenery, tree roots can destroy driveways and foundations, while falling limbs can damage the roof.

If you are purchasing a house, you need to know any underlying issues before closing the deal. An experienced real estate sales representative, such as myself, can connect you with the expert advice that you need before buying a home. 

For more information about home inspections or buying real estate in the Greater Toronto Area, including Mississauga, please feel free to contact me here.

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