Homeowners’ can rest assured when they undergo a pre-closing home inspection that the home they are about to invest in is sound and secure. This is a vital step in the home purchasing process to protect your interests. The friendly professionals at Building Pro Inspectors in Kelowna proudly serve the Okanagan Valley 7 days a week.
The Final Walk-Through
Unfortunately, many homebuyers do not complete the pre-closing inspection prior to signing on the dotted line. Imagine discovering after closing that there are electrical problems, a roof in drastic need of repair or cracks in the foundation. While everything may look skookum to the untrained eye, it is essential to have a professional comb over every inch to provide you with a complete picture. It can be devastating for homeowners to maximize their mortgage on securing a property, only to discover that there are thousands of dollars required for asbestos removal or plumbing issues that need to be addressed. A pre-closing home inspection protects the buyer and the seller.
Protecting Your Investment
Your home purchase one of the largest financial investments you will ever make. It is amazing how damaging water issues, fire hazards, bug infestations and poor energy efficiency can be to your bottom line. Building Pro Inspectors offers a comprehensive and detailed report outlining which priority items need to be fixed and which can wait. Your inspection report is a valid way to ensure you are paying a fair asking price. Many clients are happy to see that the home they are interested in has been over-engineered in specific areas. Other clients are able to negotiate a lower purchasing price due to the details in the report. Once the closing has been completed, the selling party has no further obligations.
Keep An Eye Out For the Following
Taking photos and looking things over with a fine tooth comb can potentially save you thousands of dollars in repairs. It can be exciting to walk through the house you envision calling home. So much in fact, that it is simple to overlook certain symptoms of an unhealthy abode. Our expert team will be keeping an eye open for any of the following and much more:
*Interior staining on roofs or walls due to water damage
*Missing, broken or damaged shingles, downspouts or roof components
*Poor drainage away from the property
*Cracked bricks and damage to the fireplace
*Leaky toilets or faucets
*Cracked windows or excessive condensation
*Check all appliances are in proper working order
*Check all lights turn on and off properly
*Determine if saunas, pool or hot tub is in working order
Reviewing the Paper Trail
Many homeowners have a file full of warranties or work orders of recently completed work. Ensure that you double check recent repairs and determine if anything is left under warranty in the event of a problem arising.
Be Present During the Inspection
Building Pro Inspections invites clients to be present during the final walk through. This is an excellent time to ask any questions or address any concerns. Do not be shy. Our team is committed to delivering the pertinent information you require. We recommend downloading our Standard Contract as well as the HIABC Scope of Inspection and Codes of Ethics. Call Building Pro Inspectors in Kelowna today to ensure you are getting the best bang for your buck with your upcoming property purchase.