Thursday, 16 February 2012

Home Inspections Yes, You Should Have One

The purpose of a home inspection is to look at safety, quality and the overall condition of things both visible and not so visible.  Most home inspectors look at the structure, foundation, electrical systems, plumbing systems, roofs, attics, basements, crawl spaces, gutters, drainage, walls, floors, ceilings, porches, decks, the property and home site.  If you are not a trained expert in all of these areas you may not be able to see a hidden issue.  Some examples of some very visible things that you may not be able to see: Can you find faulty wiring? Do you know how a dryer should be properly vented? Can you identify a toilet that needs to be replaced? Do you know how to tell if the fireplace is unsafe or needs replacing?  Do you know what to look for to see if the tiles in the bathroom have been properly installed?
With so many real estate buffs and Do-It-Yourselfers out there, it’s even more important to have a professional take a look at your new home and make sure that things have been done properly.  The cost of a home or real estate inspection can easily pay for itself and helps you determine if you are paying a fair price for the property.  If the home has several repairs that need to be done, you might be able to negotiate with the seller and have them contribute to the cost of these repairs or have them do the repairs.  No piece of real estate is perfect, but the goal is to make sure the home you are interested in buying doesn’t have any existing costly defects. Buying real estate is a very important decision and you want to make sure that you know exactly what you are buying.


The Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors of British Columbia
#5 - 3304 Appaloosa Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 2W5
Phone: 1-800-610-5665

Pillar to Post - Kelowna
103-3677 Hwy 97N
Kelowna, BC V1X 5C3
Phone: (250) 765-4134
Fax: (250) 861-4934

Dream Home Appraisal Corp.
9-3151 Lakeshore Drive #199
Kelowna, BC V1W 3S9
Phone: (250) 860-4400
Toll free: 1-866-342-4455

C4U Inspection
Lloyd Kenzle
3518 Webber Rd.
West Kelowna, BC, V4T 1H9
Kelowna: 250-768-8512
Vernon: 250-307-8434
Toll-free: 1-866-765-4434
Email: info@c4uinspections.ca

Checkmark Home Inspections
Phone: (250) 861-7009
Toll Free: 1-866-861-7009

Global Property Inspectors
Phone: (250) 492-2440
Toll Free: 866-492-2440
Fax: (250) 492-0395

Akela Home Inspections
Dwight Carroll
Phone: (250) 470-8467
Email: akelahomeinspection@shaw.ca

Griffin Inspections
4600B Trepanier Rd.
Peachland, B.C. V0H-1X3
Phone: (250) 767-3377
Mobile: (250) 878-3303

Home Pro
15718 Greenhow Rd.
Lake Country, BC V4V 2E6
Phone: (250) 861-1802
Fax: (250) 548-3837

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