in the real estate market and looking to purchase a new
home in Kelowna or the Okanagan Valley then a good home
inspection should one of your top priorities.
There are still some home buyers
out there that feel that a Home Inspection is not necessary.
Why pay someone else a few hundred dollars to test the dishwasher
and make sure all the outlets work? You can do that
yourself – right? Buying real estate is a very
important decision and you want to make sure that you know
exactly what you are buying.
The purpose of a home inspection
is to look at safety, quality and the overall condition
of things both visible and not so visible. Most home
inspectors look at the structure, foundation, electrical
systems, plumbing systems, roofs, attics, basements, crawl
spaces, gutters, drainage, walls, floors, ceilings, porches,
decks, the property and home site. If you are not
a trained expert in all of these areas you may not be able
to see a hidden issue. Some examples of some very
visible things that you may not be able to see:
Can you find faulty
Do you know how a dryer should be properly
Can you identify a toilet that needs to
Do you know how to tell if the fireplace
is unsafe or needs replacing?
Do you know what to look for to see if
the tiles in the bathroom have been properly installed?
With so many real estate buffs & Do-It-Yourselfers out
there, it’s even more important to have a professional
take a look at your new home and make sure that things have
been done properly. The cost of a home or real estate
inspection can easily pay for itself and helps you determine
if you are paying a fair price for the property. If
the home has several repairs that need to be done, you might
be able to negotiate with the seller and have them contribute
to the cost of these repairs.
Make sure you have realistic expectations.
No piece of real estate is perfect – the goal is to
make sure the home you are interested in buying doesn’t
have any existing costly defects and that you know exactly
what you are buying.
Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors
of British Columbia
#5 - 3304 Appaloosa Road Kelowna, BC V1V 2W5
Fax: (250) 491-2285
Home Appraisal Corp.
9-3151 Lakeshore Drive #199
Kelowna, BC V1W 3S9
Phone: (250) 860-4400
Toll free: 1-866-342-4455
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103-3677 Hwy 97N
Kelowna, BC V1X 5C3
Phone: (250) 765-4134
Fax: (250) 861-4934
Phone: (250) 861-7009
Toll Free: 1-866-861-7009
Phone: (250) 492-2440
Toll Free: 866-492-2440
Fax: (250) 492-0395
Akela Home Inspections
Phone: (250) 470-8467
15718 Greenhow Rd.
Lake Country, BC V4V 2E6
Phone: (250) 861-1802
Fax: (250) 548-3837
4600B Trepanier Rd.
Peachland, B.C. V0H-1X3
Phone: (250) 767-3377
Mobile: (250) 878-3303