Types of Inspections
Holmes Inspection Services uses the same format to complete every home inspection, however, there are terms for different types of inspections based on the needs of the customer.
Pre-Purchase Home Inspection
This is an inspection typically requested by a homebuyer. They are looking for information that will help them to determine the home's true value including what more they might have to invest in the home after the purchase. Findings from a home inspection may influence a buying decision. Most homebuyers will want to have any and every potential home inspected. This practice is widely accepted by the real estate industry and highly recommended by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).
Pre-Listing Home Inspection
For savvy homeowners looking to sell, a pre-purchase home inspection provides great information. The inspection report can:
- be a checklist of work to do before listing the home
- make it easy for a homeowner to disclose information to potential buyers
- help determine a more competitive list price, leading to a faster sale
Tarion™ New Home Warranty
Even new homes require specialized inspections at various stages. Some aspects of the inspection are dictated by the government. In many cases, a builder will pre-arrange this inspection with their own staff and/or contracted inspectors. Any homeowner can also call on a professional inspector of their choice for a second opinion.
Maintenance / Renovation Home Inspection
People in general are not experts on how a home functions or what it's made of. Not everyone understands wiring, plumbing and structure...how long things should last. And let's face it - taking on a home renovation could be a daunting task.
Anyone looking to gain a better understanding of their home will benefit from a home inspection. Whether you're planning a major renovation or just want to know what maintenance or updates need to be done, a home inspection can provide you all the details you need. While contractors can provide direction on these matters, home inspectors are a better choice for this type of advice - they have nothing to lose or gain from the outcome of the inspection.
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