I believe you are crazy if you buy a resale home today and do not get a home inspection. At Robert Floris’ Mortgage Architects office in Hamilton, Ontario located on the East Hamilton Mountain, we try to write as if our roles were reversed. Imagine buying a home and finding out that the foundation is leaking. What about toxic mould, faulty electrical wiring, old lead pipes or asbestos?
A non-working septic bed, poor water quality and roof that requires immediate attention. We the average home price in Hamilton priced at approximately $450,000, home purchasers cannot afford not to have an inspection. All the above examples of problems occur with our clients. Our advice under these conditions is either to reduce the price of the house or walk away.
the Ontario government is taking a stand. It plans licensing and regulatory home inspectors to establish minimum standards. Consumers are investing a lot of money in their dream homes.
Consumers should benefit from quality advice to make informed decisions. I believe it is about time!
Robert Floris is a mortgage agent located in Hamilton, Ontario on the East Hamilton Mountain, serving Hamilton, Burlington, Mississauga, Toronto, Niagara regions and the rest of Ontario and Canada. For the best rates and advice, please contact Robert at 905-574-9200 Ext. 215.