Whether you’re a first-time buyer, or you’re looking to buy home #4, one of the most important things to keep in mind is this…do yourself a huge favour, and get a home inspection.
Blair White is a certified home inspector, and owner of the Toronto East franchise of AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service. He is also a homeowner himself - as well as a father - and he can not stress enough how a home inspection can bring peace of mind.
And yes, that is his dog, Boggs. He comes with Blair on a lot of home inspections. Boggs IS NOT a certified home inspector, but is is certifiably cute!
Blair's services can make the difference between knowing what current and/or potential problems a home has or may have - versus an unwelcome (and possibly expensive) surprise after the sale of a home is complete.
Blair comes from a background in property claims appraisals, eventually moving to the home inspection industry. He is also an Energy Advisor and is ASHI Certified, CIP.
Home inspections are not just for the buyer’s peace of mind, though. Sellers should also consider getting one done before listing, too. No better way to find out the home’s strengths, and fix any weaknesses, before going to market.
When you consider that you’re spending close to, or well over, $1 million on a home in the GTA, the few hundreds of dollars spent on a home inspection really can make a huge difference in the future.