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Something you cannot do without…a home inspection

The inspection by a qualified organization is one of the most important aspects of buying a home. Regardless of whether it’s a single family dwelling, a lakeside cottage or a high rise condominium apartment. In fact, these days, this is the most common conditional clause written into any agreement to purchase.

A thorough and systematic inspection can uncover immediate hazards, or things that may become problematic down the road.

But is an inspection really necessary? Of course it is! In fact, financing and insurance may be linked to an inspection. If you have any doubts about who to talk to, ask Mary Bateman. Mary is uniquely qualified and can point you in an appropriate direction.

Whether a condo is a new construction, or you are buying it from a previous owner, you should have a qualified inspector look at it. Having this report in your hands gives you a measure of comfort that you are getting precisely what you think you purchased.

While your condo is part of a larger building that does not mean you can afford to not have the structure inspected. The inspector should look at the walls and ceiling, as well as the outside walls, to give you a heads-up if you may encounter any issues immediately or perhaps down the road. Inspectors also will check the plumbing and make sure the waste disposal in the kitchen sink, if available and included is functioning properly.

Inspectors can identify faulty wiring, a toilet that needs to be replaced, or a dryer that is not properly vented. With a report in hand, you may then, through your agent request the seller fix any issues identified. Of course, the sellers may not agree to make the changes, but it never hurts to ask.

Mary Bateman is your trusted single resource for all kinds of housing options in Barrie and Simcoe County. With considerable knowledge and experience, she is ready to work for and with you. Call Mary Bateman today at RE/MAX Chay Realty Inc. at 705-722-7100 or toll free 1-866-606-2429. Get to know Mary at or on Facebook.

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