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Dave Van Leeuwen

Sales Representative,100% Club, Hall of Fame
Phone: (905) 945-1745
Fax: (905) 945-2982

Garden City Realty Inc., Brokerage Grimsby

64 MAIN STREET WEST,
GRIMSBY, ONTARIO ON
L3M 1R6
CA

Buying a home may well be the largest financial investment you will ever make. Naturally you will want to know as much as possible about the property before you finalize the purchase at closing.

It's important to hire a knowledgeable, independent home inspector for advise on the overall condition of the property. The purchase contract usually requires specific time periods for each inspection, and it's critical that these time frames be met. Usually the cost for any and all inspections and re-inspections are paid by the Buyer. Prices can range from $350 to $500 for whole-house inspections.

Some examples of common inspections are:

  • Structural - Defects caused by poor construction, soil movement, water or drainage conditions, settlement, fire, etc.
  • Environmental Hazards - Including asbestos, lead-based paint, radon gas or any other toxic material.
  • Roof - Can include framing members, decking and shingle condition.
  • EMP - Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing - Should include electrical and plumbing systems, built-in appliances, heating and cooling systems, swimming pool/spas, sprinkler systems and security systems.
  • Termite - Report would show any visible infestation or visible damage caused by and wood destroying organism (termites, water damage, wood rot).

Many companies specialize in only one area of inspection, and others will group several together and offer a package price. Whichever route you go, assure yourself your getting the inspections you need. Many can be found in the yellow pages or your Broker can provide a list of several of each to choose from.

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Each office Independently owned and operated
RE/MAX Garden City Realty Inc., Brokerage
64 MAIN STREET WEST
GRIMSBY, ONTARIO ON  L3M 1R6
(905) 945-0660
Real Estate License # 04316188