Buying a home may well be the largest financial investment you will ever make. Naturally you will want to know as much as possible about the property before you finalize the purchase at closing.
It's important to hire a knowledgeable, independent home inspector for advise on the overall condition of the property. The purchase contract usually requires specific time periods for each inspection, and it's critical that these time frames be met. Usually the cost for any and all inspections and re-inspections are paid by the Buyer. Prices usually range from $250 to $500 for inspections depending on the type or location of property.
Some examples of common inspections are:
Many companies specialize in only one area of inspection, and others will group several together and offer a package price. Whichever route you go, assure yourself you are getting the inspections you need. Many can be found in the yellow pages, on this website or your Royal LePage True North Realty Associate can provide a list of several of each to choose from.