What is a Home Inspection?
A home inspection is a visual examination of the physical condition of a home (or other building). This is usually, but not always, connected to the sale of that home or building and its findings often determine the successful completion of that sale.
A home inspection will usually include an examination of the foundation and basement, roof, attic, heating and water systems, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as the general condition of the structure itself. An inspector will look for poor construction practices and make note of any repairs that might be required or any general maintenance issues. Importantly, they will also make note of any fire and safety issues that need to be addressed.
Home Inspections are not conducted on a pass or fail basis; it provides a report that shows an itemized list of the condition of the home or building and any work that should be done. An inspection is conducted in about 95% of all real estate home transactions.
A home inspection isn’t just about protecting your investment, but also about protecting you and your family. The home inspectors at Lake View Inspections Kelowna understand this and take their profession very seriously. They know they are an integral part in your decision to make the biggest investment of your life. Though not mandatory in every province in Canada, a residential home inspection should be a part of every real estate transaction. It is the best way to ensure that everyone is protected.
A thorough building inspection before you buy a commercial property is important so you know exactly what you are buying in order to to protect your investment. An inspection by Lake View Inspections will help you spot the building’s faults before they become your problems. Our inspectors do a thorough job, which either meets or exceeds ASTM standards.
Home inspections aren’t just for home buyers. Home sellers also gain peace of mind by investing in a thorough home inspection prior to putting a house up for sale. The last-minute discovery of problems by a prospective buyer can lead to time delays, added expenses and can even stop a deal altogether. Your best prevention measure as a home seller is to have an inspection done prior to listing your home.
Radon is an invisible and odorless radioactive gas that is released from the ground from radium. It can occur anywhere, but higher levels are typically found in areas that have a higher concentration of uranium that naturally occurs in the soil. Radon build-up can occur in any home, regardless of age or how well it is maintained.
You’ve watched those shows on TV and know the nightmares that can arise from home renovations when done improperly. Sub-standard materials, poor workmanship or jobs left unfinished. Shane can assess a renovation job near completion to make sure everything is being done correctly – before you make that final payment!
A home maintenance inspection will identify the areas of your home that need attention. This will include the roof, gutters and drain spouts, fireplaces and chimneys, furnaces and air conditioning, smoke detectors and other safety equipment, plumbing and faucets, windows and doors, basement walls and drains.
Make sure you have Lake View Inspections home inspector look at your home before your new home warranty expires. Our inspector will examine your home’s structure, mechanical and electrical systems to identify defects and other problems.
- An inspector can alert you to red flag safety issues.
- Shield you from costly discoveries after you buy the home and protect your financial interests.
- Give you buyer’s confidence.
- Get a full scope of the maintenance and type of repairs that may be necessary.
- An inspection report can help your insurance agent facilitate the proper coverage.
- A pre-inspected home is a great marketing tool.
- Offer full disclosure to potential buyers so all parties can proceed in the home purchase process with confidence.
- By having an inspection done and disclosing needed repairs, you control repair negotiations and could save thousands of dollars.
- Avoid disappointment from the unknown with last minute emergency repairs and closing delays.
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