First Time Home Buyers in Barrie - Home Inspections

April 6, 2016 | Posted by: Della Dwyer

Are you a first time home buyer in Barrie? It is likely one of the biggest financial commitments you’ll ever make. It can also often be one of the most exciting, but before you plunk down your hard-earned cash on that house of your dreams, it makes sense to carefully check out exactly what you’re getting yourself into. The best place to start is by hiring a professional home inspector to conduct an objective evaluation. You can then make your offer conditional upon being satisfied with the results of the inspection.

A home inspection identifies structural problems or other defects, and notes any repairs that may be needed and what the associated costs will likely be. It's an in-depth, visual examination and evaluation of the accessible structure (inside and out) and all major systems of the house.

The main items examined are:

Building’s foundation
Exterior of the home’s site/lot
Exterior walls of the home
Roof support structure
Basement
Insulation
Garage
Roof coverings, flashings and gutters
Plumbing system
Electrical system
Central air and heating system
Attic
Items normally not included are:

The cosmetic or aesthetic features of a home
Fireplaces and other wood burning devices
Swimming pools and spas
Outbuildings
Systems such as the telephone, cable TV, alarm systems and lawn sprinklers
A home inspection can’t detect every possible flaw. It’s not a warranty that things will not break down at a future date. It’s also not an appraisal of the value of the home – a service provided by real estate appraisers, usually to determine the value on behalf of lenders.

A home inspection is a valuable tool that can help you be aware of what costs, repairs and maintenance the home may require immediately, and over time. Hiring a home inspector provides you with an independent assessment that can help ensure you buy the home that is right for you.

Della Dwyer is an experienced, dedicated and knowledgeable Barrie Mortgage Broker who is committed to finding you the right mortgage for your circumstance and at the best interest rates in Barrie. Whether you have found your perfect home or are still looking, feel free to contact Della today to get pre-approved.

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