Friday, 11 December 2015
When buying a new home in Coquitlam, people usually get caught up with its exterior and interior appearances more than anything else. While this is not a problem, they must not forget about what lies underneath the home. Just like checking under the hood before buying a car, it’s important to seek thorough Coquitlam home inspection to find any problems that can be fixed before closing the deal. A typical home inspection will check the condition of the plumbing, heating and cooling system, electrical, walls, floors, ceiling, roof, insulation, windows, doors, foundation and other structural features of the home. This helps the buyer get to know the home that they are buying as well as know of any potential issues that cannot be seen from the outset. A home may look like it’s ready to be moved in, but this can only truly be verified through the inspection.
Thursday, 10 December 2015
Purchasing a house is among the biggest investments anyone can make in life. Your home, however, is more than just a financial asset. It is also the place where you get much needed comfort, safety, and security. Before purchasing a home, therefore, you would want to make sure everything about it is in order. A home inspection by Burnaby professionals will help you know what you can expect from a property you’re eyeing to purchase, from all sides and corners. The last thing you would want is to find a problem after you’ve completed the deal, and it’s too late to ask the previous owner to do something about it.
A home inspection involves a detailed assessment of the house from top to bottom, including major mechanical systems, plumbing, electrical components, and the roof.
Monday, 2 November 2015
Buying a new house is exciting, along with the thoughts of starting fresh in a new neighborhood, particularly in a fast-growing and dynamic place as Burnaby. Before signing on that sales deed, however, it is important to first get a home inspection by Burnaby professionals. Even though everything looks good when you first visit a home for sale, there could still be looming issues concerning the plumbing, electrical wiring, and the foundation and structure, which could become evident only after you have moved in. The home inspector will inspect the property from the foundation to the roof to evaluate its current condition. The inspector will then move on to the various systems, such as heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical, to determine if there are any trouble areas. The cost of the inspection would vary depending on the size of the home and its location.
Thursday, 17 September 2015
You’re planning on selling your home, and you’ve already picked out a REALTOR® who can help you out, but are you sure that you’ve done everything you can to make your home desirable to prospective buyers? Sure, you’ve taken care of the unsightly things inside and outside your home, but you may have forgotten to take care of pressing issues that require your attention. Try putting yourself in the shoes of a homebuyer: you wouldn’t want to buy a house with faulty plumbing or weak walls, right? In fact, you may even hire a professional home inspector to look for potential problems before deciding on whether to seal the deal or not. Potential buyers are thinking the exact same thing.
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Burnaby home buyers sometimes make the mistake of impulse-buying. They immediately fall in love with how a home looks on the surface, purchase the place, and move into the home in a hurry. That’s when problems like leaks or rotten supports start popping up. This is why a home inspection is especially important before you buy a house. Why It’s Important Buying a house means that you’re also buying all of its problems. A home inspection is a thorough way to ensure that the home you’re buying is in good condition, and it will quickly reveal any problems before your purchase. It also involves your safety. Electrical wiring problems, weak walls, unstable floors, and other similar problems are accidents waiting to happen. Knowing that they exist make it easy for you to fix them and restore a home’s structural integrity.
Saturday, 14 March 2015
As if house hunting isn’t difficult enough, you also have to keep an eye out for damage on the property. Any smart homebuyer knows enough to have a professional perform thorough Coquitlam home inspection before saying yes to a deal. You don’t always get what you want, however, and sometimes home inspections reveal that your dream house has flaws. Don’t worry though, because all hope is not yet lost. Lower Your Expectations Sometimes, things just go wrong and you can’t do anything about it. It’s better for the inspector to find the damage now than when you’re already living in the house years later. A professional Coquitlam home inspector will tell you that there are many common defects that an inspection will reveal, such as electrical wiring problems, plumbing issues, faulty drainage and HVAC systems, minor damage, and poor ventilation. Preparing for the worst should be your first line of defense.
Friday, 13 March 2015
For a first time homebuyer like you, a thorough home inspection in Burnaby is essential to determining the status of the property you are interested in. You wouldn’t want to be saddled with a house that costs more in repairs than its actual selling price, right? Hiring a good home inspector from companies like Firstclass Building Inspections can help you make your choice by carefully inspecting the important areas of the house. Exterior A house’s exterior is the first thing everyone notices. From the decks to the balconies, you can judge the house’s value in terms of appearance the moment you lay your eyes on it and so too can the inspector. He will look at the house’s framing, roof construction, grading of the land, and other parts of the exterior to make sure that the house meets safety standards.
Thursday, 5 February 2015
A standard Coquitlam home inspection lasts three to four hours. After that, the home inspector should provide you with a detailed report after the inspection, which should note whether the problem is a major or minor defect, or if it is a safety issue. Areas and items that would need replacement and repairs should also be indicated. As a potential homebuyer, you must be present during the inspection to ask questions about routine maintenance needed for the house
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Bound by their Code of Ethics, however, real estate agents are prohibited to make erroneous representations of any property. They cannot conceal known problems, just as much as they cannot speak of defects they’re uncertain of. Important to note, though, is that they are obligated to advise potential buyers of known defects upon client’s inquiry. Realtors are therefore advised to first ask the owner everything about the house’s condition. To further protect their professional interests, hire a qualified Burnaby home inspector from companies like Firstclass Building Inspections Ltd. for a thorough and more accurate disclosure.
Thursday, 8 January 2015
The ministry for housing began a consultation between the public and industry stakeholders in 2013 and identified numerous consumer issues regarding the home inspection industry. These issues include higher training requirements for inspectors, higher minimum standards for inspection, and clearer information for clients to know what to expect. To avoid such mistakes when attaining services from home inspectors in Coquitlam, first make sure that they are licensed. As of the moment, licenses are obtained and renewed by passing regular examinations set by four different associations that regulate the home inspection industry in the province, including the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors. There are currently 440 licensed home inspectors in the province, and it’s imperative to hire only the services of reliable Coquitlam home inspection companies such as Firstclass Building Inspections under registered home inspector Steve Beliveau.
Tuesday, 6 January 2015
Your home is important to you. Whether you’ve just purchased a new house, or have been living in your current residence for many years, it is essential to have it checked for any signs of damage to guarantee that it is safe, in good shape, and suffers no reduction in resale value. Every part of your house, from the interior to the exterior, should be assessed by a Burnaby home inspection company. The walls, for instance, should be checked for any cracks, holes, or any signs of damage. The walls’ thickness can indicate how well the house is built. The roof is yet another important exterior element as it shelters you from the elements. Over time, the roof may get damaged due to weather disturbances and consequently sustain water damage, cracks, or mold.