A home inspection will give you the information you need to make an informed decision. The inspector will determine the condition of the house you’re thinking about buying, and let you know if there are any problems. (And the great thing is, the inspector is being objective, even if you’re not.) We recommend making an offer conditional on a satisfactory inspection.
1. Walk away.
2. Use the results to negotiate a better price.
3. Give the seller a chance to fix the problem.
The inspector will meet us (yes, we'll be there too) at the home you’re thinking of buying. We are required to be there as well to receive all news- good or bad, first hand. It takes about 3-4 hours to carefully inspect the entire house for structural, mechanical or other issues. He or she examines everything from the roof to the foundation and everything in between, including heating and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, insulation, roof, windows and doors, walls, ceilings, attic and basement. You can accompany the inspector as he or she goes through the home – it’s a good way to get to know the home quickly, and will give you a head-start in your home care “learning curve.”
The inspector then prepares an inspection report that outlines problems (breaking them down into major repairs that need to be done right away and areas that will need attention in the future, with accurate cost estimates for each), highlights good points, and gives you an idea what kind of maintenance you’ll need to do to keep the place in good shape. Make sure you ask for a detailed report that’s written in a narrative style. Never accept a verbal report or one that’s just a checklist.
Farmer to farmer sales are exempt (in and out).......
Some rural properties... HST MAY apply.......
HST is applied to all new home sales in Ontario.......
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