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Looking for a good home inspector




any recommendations for a new home inspector......Does anyone have a good experience with a home inspector & would like to recommend?
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Pooja

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Post ID: 136117 21-01-09 17:49:08
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Aashu
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I can refer the one we used recommended by our agent. Did you get my e-mail ? I can send to your e-mail.

It is the e-mail id in your profile on canadian desi.


 
Post ID: 136191 22-01-09 11:37:13
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Omantom
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Home inspector

Hi,

IMHO do not use the ones suggested by your agent.

There are so many good ones listed on by the owner dot com (remove spaces)

Like all the other deals ask him what all he will do for you and be there
when he is inspecting and ask him to check whatever you have doubts on.

Hope this helps.

Tom

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Post ID: 136254 22-01-09 23:53:00
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amit kalia
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Originally posted by Omantom

IMHO do not use the ones suggested by your agent.

Tom



You may be wrong. If you cannot trust your real estate salesperson, why did you choose to work with him/her in the first place?

Home Inspectors follow strict code of ethics. In my career, I have worked with many home inspectors http://www.realestate-ontario.com/links/home-inspectors.htm . In fact, I can vouch for many.

A good home inspector always looks after his/ her client's (who are mostly buyers) best interest. Deals often fall as a result of home inspection. If sellers are unwilling to make good the defects/ deficiencies, you can always move on to the next property. There are so many properties out there in today's market, which is being called the "buyers market".

Now more than ever, sellers are willing to cooperate when it comes to satisfying buyer needs; even complying to requests that do not fall under home inspection, such as: replacing floors, appliances, leaving behind some furniture, flat screen TVs etc.

For many years the buyers had been left out when competing for homes they really liked (multiple offers). Beginning the last quarter on 2008, tables have turned in favour of buyers. So why shouldn't the buyers make hay while the sun shines?

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Amit Kalia, Broker, REALTOR
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre., Brokerage
independently owned & operated
100 City Centre Dr, Unit 1-702
Mississauga, ON L5B 2C9
Phone No.: 905-339-5111
Website: http://www.realestate-ontario.com/
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Post ID: 136257 23-01-09 00:30:46
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Pooja
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thanks guys...I don't think i have solved my purpose of this post yet....I am looking to a good inspector that some one has had a good experience with or can vouch for that this person is reliable....Amit as much as they have to follow codes, but I have heard a lot of horror stories of Inspectors not catching flaws that were discovered later
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Aashu
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Sorry Pooja, I have no. at home and when I reach home, I do not open net...will try to bring it to work on monday or PM me ur ph no. and i can give u frm my home.

 
Post ID: 136898 30-01-09 10:48:15
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Fido
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Somehow I feel that inspection is perhaps the next important thing to title in purchasing a home ... Buyer beware .

Could people recommend home buyers with whom they have had good experience with . Thanks .

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Post ID: 146672 11-07-09 04:19:21
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Agent Raj
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Home Inspector
Home inspectors will only inspect the property "at and for" that moment. Home inspectors cannot and do not provide guarantees against any future issues that may arise. Home inspector usually provides that disclaimer before the inspection and then in the agreement you sign.

For all home inspection needs, I would like to recommend:

Michael Greenberg
905.482.9677

Michael is very thorough (2-3 hrs) and educates the clients throughout the inspection process along with providing written instructions on general home maintenance.

I hope that helps. I can be reached at my office number for any other details.



 
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BAsh
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Home energy audit
I am not too sure if one can do this or not. But I will through it out there for someone try it out anyways.
If you have narrowed down your choices to a few properties it would be wise (if possible) to convince the sellers to get a home energy audit done on their property. These auditors who are govt certified specialists would find the potential energy leak areas in the house, comment on appliances, furnaces, hot water tanks guzling energy, energy efficiencies of windows, doors, quality of insulation in walls and attic & sealants around openings penetrating the exterior enclosure. The recommendations are handed to the present homeowner. Though the govt once said this audit would become manadatory for all resale homes I dont think it is yet. But getting the sellers to get an audit done would surely help the buyer in negotiating a better price and also get an idea as to what the after-purchase expences would be to fix this house. The audit costs about $300 and govt rebates $150. As for the home inspection goes, it is still a good idea especially if your concerned about foundation walls, intactness of roofing, mold issues etc.
Folks, tell us if one can do this. I hope I did not hijack the discussion from home inspection.

Bash


 
Post ID: 146796 13-07-09 16:06:30
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Agent Raj
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Quote:
Originally posted by BAsh

I am not too sure if one can do this or not. But I will through it out there for someone try it out anyways.
If you have narrowed down your choices to a few properties it would be wise (if possible) to convince the sellers to get a home energy audit done on their property. These auditors who are govt certified specialists would find the potential energy leak areas in the house, comment on appliances, furnaces, hot water tanks guzling energy, energy efficiencies of windows, doors, quality of insulation in walls and attic & sealants around openings penetrating the exterior enclosure. The recommendations are handed to the present homeowner. Though the govt once said this audit would become manadatory for all resale homes I dont think it is yet. But getting the sellers to get an audit done would surely help the buyer in negotiating a better price and also get an idea as to what the after-purchase expences would be to fix this house. The audit costs about $300 and govt rebates $150. As for the home inspection goes, it is still a good idea especially if your concerned about foundation walls, intactness of roofing, mold issues etc.
Folks, tell us if one can do this. I hope I did not hijack the discussion from home inspection.

Bash



BAsh,

Home Energy Audit is voluntary energy conservation program to identify any energy loss issues. Since it is not mandatory, Sellers are not obligated to get the audit done and it is highly unlikely that the Sellers will be required to address any energy leak issues if the program did become mandatory. Most of these issues can be resolved by proper window and door caulking. It certainly will not be a deal breaking issue.

Home inspection is entirely different that it can help detect any big structural concerns (major foundation cracks, shifting walls, furnace repair etc.) that have substantial financial costs which will have a bearing on negotiated price.

Maybe in future both programs will be combined to address all issues.


 
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