Many Ottawa home buyers are discouraged with how much got shaved off their earnings when they sold their old home on 10 Avoca Avenue and are looking to cut some corners during their home purchase process to make up the difference. While it is perfectly possible to save some money, there are certain corners you should never cut. The home inspection is one of them. No matter how big an expense it seems to you, you should always pay for one. We'll tell you why.
Your home inspection is the one thing that's standing between you and buying a money pit. A money pit is a home that looks good to the naked eye but underneath is riddled with problems that take a lot of time and money to fix. Don't put that on yourself. Even vacation cottages for sale in PEI you're only going to spend two months of the year in need to be inspected. You may think you can live in an imperfect house, but some home problems, like mold and structural issues, can be hazardous to your health.
While home inspectors are not property assessors or appraisers, your home inspection results will give you the truth about whether or not the North York real estate you're looking at is worth the price the sellers are asking for it. If your home inspector finds a problem the sellers were trying to hide, like a lack of ventilation in the attic or some seepage in the basement, you can use the home inspector's report to force them back to the negotiation table, or to extricate yourself from your purchase agreement.
Even if you know something about construction yourself, perhaps because you're a contractor who builds Windsor, Ontario homes, you should still get a professional home inspector to do the job. Why? Because home inspectors have special training. They know what they're looking for. And they have the added benefit of being a third party who is not necessarily on the side of the buyer or the seller, so the seller may take the inspector at his word that there's a problem where she would not take you at your word.
For those who are specifically looking to buy imperfect Kingsway real estate and fix it up, it is doubly important to have the home inspection done. You may think it's not because you're planning on doing work on it anyway, but your inspection report will tell you exactly how much work there is to be done. This will allow you to create a budget for your improvements and to back out of the deal if the work that needs to be done exceeds your ability to pay for it.