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How Home Inspections Help!

How a Home Inspection Helps You!

Whether you're considering buying a particular home, selling your current property – or both – a home inspection can help!

A home inspection is an inspection by a qualified professional who takes a close look at every aspect of a home – structure, wiring, plumbing, and more – and identifies issues you may not have noticed yourself.  For example, a home inspection can reveal that a furnace will need to be replaced soon, or that there is a water leak into the basement that needs to be fixed.

You'll definitely want to get a professional home inspection before you buy a particular property. That's why most offers to purchase a home are conditional upon passing a home inspection. (The last thing you want is to buy your dream home only to discover that the wiring needs to be updated!)  You may also want to get a home inspection on your own home before you list it for sale. A certificate from a qualified professional that states that your 
home passed inspection will make your property more attractive to buyers.  Many reputable home inspectors are members of a professional industry association.

In Canada:  

• Canada Association of Home & Property Inspectors.   (http://www.cahpi.ca) 
• Professional Home and Property Inspectors of Canada. (http://www.phpic.ca) 
• National Home Inspectors Certification Council.  (http://www.nationalhomeinspector.org)

In the U.S. 
• American Society of Home Inspectors. (http://www.ashi.org) 
• National Association of Home Inspectors. (http://www.nahi.org) 
• American Institute of Inspectors. (http://www.inspection.org)

It's important to note that certification or licensing is not a requirement in many jurisdictions. So select a home inspector carefully.


If you need to find a reputable home inspector, please give me a call!