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What is a home inspection?

A home inspection is an in depth review of a home, top to bottom, inside and out. A thorough inspection should take 2 or 3 hours, depending on the size of the home. It should include testing of the homes infrastructure, including electrical and plumbing. The home owner should be present during the inspection, so that they can ask questions as the inspection takes place. The inspection should provide an objective evaluation of the condition of the home, an estimate on the cost of remodeling and repairs, maintenance information, and recommendations for repairs that need to be done immediately. Your report should come in a binder, that includes full colour pictures of the home, as well as a CD containing information on home improvement.

A home inspection is a useful tool in the negotiating process. A thorough inspection can reveal items that should be paid for by the seller, or warrant a price reduction.


-skipping the home inspection is a common, and costly mistake for many home buyers - the trained eyes of a good home inspector can catch (and document) hidden problems that can be costly if they aren't caught early.

What should be covered in
a Home Inspection
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Roof
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical (Outlets, fixtures and appliances included)
  • Natural Gas System (appliances included)
  • Foundation
  • Doors and Windows
  • Caulking and Weather stripping
  • Pest Problems
  • Review of any items you are acquiring/selling in the transaction
  • Garage Doors
  • Flooring

Your ReaLocation counsellor would be pleased to provide expert advice on the information you receive in the report. At ReaLocation, we work with a number of qualified, professional home inspection companies across the country. All of our suppliers are chosen based on positive experiences in the past.

Call us today at 1 877 520 2555 to arrange your professional home inspection.

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