Questions to ask before your home inspection

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investment most people make in their lifetime so a home inspection is a must when you’re buying a home in Calgary. Hiring a professional home inspector will reveal things about your house that you will not be able to see by looking at it with bare eye. Spending approximately $300-$500 now on your home inspection can potentially save you money in the long run.

1. How to find a home inspector?

There are many way you can find a home inspector in Calgary. One way is you can google for home inspectors and the other way is through word of mouth. I would suggest beginning by asking your family and friends if they would recommend a reliable home inspector. This is a good starting point, most likely they will give you names of home inspectors they may have used in the past. Next, be sure to check the home inspector reviews to see what others have to say about them.

2. Should I be present during the home inspection?

I would highly suggest that you be there during your home inspection. Most inspectors take the time to explain things in the house. They see things most people might miss so be there observer and ask questions.

3. How long does a home inspection take?

This depends on the house being inspected and how through the home inspector is. But, generally, they take between 2 to 4 hours. Set aside enough time so you are present for the entire home inspection process.

4. What does the home inspection reveal?

During your home inspection, the inspector will review systems of the house such as HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning), plumbing, roof etc. Making sure there are no problems with the home before you make the purchase. Inspectors will usually determine if anything needs repair in the house.

After the home inspection, the inspector will provide an in-depth report. This report will address if there are any issues in the house so that you can make a sound decision about your purchase. In most cases, there are at least a few issues will be found during the home inspection. While the seller is not obligated to fi these issues buyers can negotiate.