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Nanaimo Real Estate Tip # 12 - The Professionals You Need

Real Estate Agent with Remax of Nanaimo

The Home Inspector

 For most people it is a good idea to have the new home you're thinking of buying inspected by a knowledgeable, professional home inspector.  Your Realtor can include this in your Offer to Purchase.

The role of the home inspector is to educate you on the condition of the property.  They will inform you if something is not functioning properly, needs to be replaced or is unsafe.  You should be told of repairs that will need to be done and often your inspector will be able to identify problems that have existed in the past.

The minimum of a home inspection should include an evaluation of the following:


Doors & windows

Roof and exterior Walls


Plumbing & electrical systems

Heating & air conditioning systems

Ceilings, walls & floors



Septic tanks, wells or sewer lines

Other structures, such as a detached garage

The lot, including drainage away from buildings, slopes & natural vegetation

Overall opinion of structural integrity of the building(s)

A good home / property inspector generally belongs to a provincial or industry association.  You may also be interested to know whether they carry errors & omission insurance.

Eddy Martinez
Nationwide Funding Group - Highland Park, CA
Whenever a borrower of mine wants to buy a new and whether or not they need financing i tell them to order a physical inspection on the home they are serious about . Great tips :)
Dec 20, 2006 09:05 AM
Allie Vaughan
Remax of Nanaimo - Nanaimo, BC
Exactly - sometimes it is a good idea for the seller to order the inspection!
Dec 23, 2006 06:02 AM