The Importance of a New Home Home Inspection
Inspect a new home? Why? Well believe it or not there can be problems when buying a new home and an inspection can relieve many headaches. Just before you take possession you will be required to complete a pre-delivery inspection (PDI) with the builder but it usually only addresses the cosmetic issues and doesn't look at most major ones. A Home Inspector will go into detail about heating, cooling, wiring, plumbing, insulation, drainage etc. and these are the bigger ticket items. The PDI usually talks about popped nails, scratched cabinets and cracked windows but these are minor compared to some of the hidden defects which could be in your home. It is probably a good idea to have an inspection done as soon as possible and report any defects to the Tarion Warranty Corp. There are 2 deadlines for Tarion, 30 days & 1 year. That way you can be sure your home is up to par and safe to live in. The cosmetic issues are easy to find but the dangerous ones need a professional eye. A 2008 survey of GTA new home buyers, by J.D. Power and Associates, found that only 12% of homes were defect free so make sure you have a full inspection done as the odds are against you.
If you have purchased or are buying a new home and need an inspector, please give me a call and I'll hook you up.