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How a Home Inspection Helps You

Whether you're considering buying a particular home, selling your current property – or both – a home inspection can help.


A home inspection is an inspection by a qualified professional who takes a close look at every aspect of a home – structure, wiring, plumbing, and more – and identifies issues you may not have noticed yourself.

For example, a home inspection can reveal that a furnace will need to be replaced soon, or that there is a water leak into the basement that needs to be fixed.


You'll definitely want to get a professional home inspection before you buy a particular property. That's why most offers to purchase a home are conditional upon passing a home inspection. (The last thing you want is to buy your dream home only to discover that the wiring needs to be updated!)


You may also want to get a home inspection on your own home before you list it for sale. A certificate from a qualified professional that states that your home passed inspection will make your property more attractive to buyers.

Many reputable home inspectors are members of a professional industry association.


In Canada:

  • Canada Association of Home & Property Inspectors.

    (http://www.cahpi.ca)

  • Professional Home and Property Inspectors of Canada.

    (http://www.phpic.ca)

  • National Home Inspectors Certification Council.

    (http://www.nationalhomeinspector.org) In the U.S.

  • American Society of Home Inspectors. (http://www.ashi.org)

  • National Association of Home Inspectors. (http://www.nahi.org)

  • American Institute of Inspectors. (http://www.inspection.org)


    It's important to note that certification or licensing is not a requirement in many jurisdictions. So select a home inspector carefully.


    Need to find a reputable home inspector? Call today. 

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