Buying a home may well be the largest financial investment you will ever make. Naturally you will want to know as much as possible about the property before you finalize the purchase at closing. It's important to hire a knowledgeable, independent home inspector for advice on the overall condition of the property. The purchase contract usually requires specific time periods for each inspection, and it's critical that these time frames be met. Usually the cost for any and all inspections and re-inspections are paid by the Buyer. Prices can range from $350 to $500 for whole-house inspections.
Some examples of common inspections are:
Structural - Defects caused by poor construction, soil movement, water or drainage conditions, settlement, fire, etc.
Environmental Hazards - Including asbestos, lead-based paint, radon gas or any other toxic material.
Roof - Can include framing members, decking and shingle condition.
EMP - Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing - Should include electrical and plumbing systems, built-in appliances, heating and cooling systems, swimming pool/spas, sprinkler systems and security systems.
Septic and Wood Burning Systems - Ask if your inspector is licensed to conduct septic and WETT inspections.
Many companies specialize in only one area of inspection, and others will group several together and offer a package price. Whichever route you go, assure yourself you're getting the inspections you need. Many can be found in the yellow pages.
I am a long time resident of New Tecumseth and love everything the area has to offer. I have a strong background in sales, buying, renovating and selling.
Prior to being a real estate agent, I was involved with construction servicing the insurance industry in fire, water & restoration, property management and sales. I excel at contract negotiation, so real estate was a natural fit for me.
I have three main passions in life, family, horses and real estate. I owned and operated an equestrian riding facility in New Tecumseth for several years. I enjoy people and seeing their dreams come true in home ownership, it is very rewarding.
It is very gratifying having a career in real estate and I believe in honesty, integrity and hard work. I will earn your trust and respect!
Member of OREA (Ontario Real Estate Association)
TREB Member (Toronto Real Estate Board)
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Granite Award 2016-