Should You Get a House Inspection Before Buying?

Having a house inspection done before buying is a great way to perform your due diligence before purchasing. Finding out what types of maintenance need to be completed and if they have been well taken care of, or neglected, can protect you and help you make an educated decision. If you have been wondering “Should I get a home inspection before making an offer?” We emphatically say “Yes!”
Here’s why.

Book Your Home Inspection Before Purchase

Get the facts from a licensed, experienced and knowledgeable Kelowna home inspector. Trained to take in the details and deliver all of the puzzle pieces together in a comprehensive report, C4U Inspections secures peace of mind. Maybe some renovations will be fun and you are excited to tackle them and put your own stamp on your new place. Much better to find out instead of accidentally finding yourself on this home inspection nightmares list!

What Should I Expect At A Home Inspection?

We invite you to be on-site during the time of your inspection. We have the answers you need to help you determine the condition of the property. This is a great time to get to know your potential house and discover which repairs, replacements and costs will have to be dealt with sooner rather than later. It is wise to find out ahead of time that your electrical wiring is faulty before signing on the dotted line.

Imagine finding out only after you move in that the poorly graded driveway slope is sending rainwater right into your foundation. Not knowing the property you fell in love with lies on a floodplain can also come back and haunt you. An Okanagan home inspection is worth every dollar.

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What Is Covered In a Home Inspection?

A home inspection involves a thorough walk-through of the property. An interior and exterior inspection covers things including foundation, driveway slope, exterior siding, windows, doors, fireplaces and chimneys, electrical, drywall, plumbing and much more. Moisture meters may be used to determine dampness and appliances will be tested to see if they are in working order or merely cosmetic.

If any bugs or vermin droppings are detected, you will know whether there’s a need to hire a pest control service. Understanding where the furnace filters are and if they have been changed or if the HVAC system is up and running are all vital pieces to the success of your home. Roof, window and skylight leaks can be potentially hosting dangerous mold and the overall health and well-being of your family and pets could be at stake.

Do Buyers Pay For A Home Inspection?

The house inspection report is given to the person who pays for the service. Typically, a house inspection is arranged by the buyer once the offer on the place is accepted. In some instances, both parties want a third party opinion. Many people put an offer in on a house they are interested in and make the sale “subject to the property passing inspection.” Only once all the subjects are removed does the sale officially go through. Therefore, if the buyer orders a home inspection and the report shows that the building is condemned, the buyer can walk away after the home inspection.

Book Your House Inspection Before Buying Today!

Regardless, if you are seeking a new strata, residential or commercial space, we can deliver the comprehensive report you need. Find out if this investment will be a wise one or if it is going to become something you financially regret before you become the official owner.

Call us today to schedule your property inspection! We look forward to meeting you on-site at your earliest convenience.