Why is a home inspection important when buying a home in Ontario?

A home inspection is a professional service that determines the condition of your home’s major functioning systems. Inspections are usually performed during a real estate transaction, but you can order one any time. The truth is, property defects aren’t always obvious to you or your realtor. A home inspection can actually protect you by giving you all the information you need to make an educated purchase decision.

Here’s how it works.

A certified home inspector completes a visual inspection of the home’s accessible features which most commonly include the:

  • Roof
  • Structure
  • Exterior
  • Electrical system
  • Heating and air conditioning system
  • Plumbing system
  • Insulation and vapour barriers
  • Interior
  • Mechanical and natural ventilation systems

But home inspectors don’t only assess the condition of the home and identify components that are not performing. They also point out items that are near the end of their life, give you approximate costs for repairs, and outline maintenance tips to protect your investment in the future.

So when do you need a home inspection?

For ANY home property purchase – resale, condo…even new builds!