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Truth about real estate agent-referred inspectors

Written on September 6, 2015 at 1:55 am, by

(The opinions and views expressed on this page are those of Dennis Robitaille and most of the IHINA home inspectors. They do not represent the views of all home inspectors. The views and opinions expressed here may not necessarily apply in all areas of the country. These comments are based on personal experiences, feedback from  Continue Reading »

How much should a home inspection cost?

Written on September 6, 2015 at 1:54 am, by

This is often the first question prospective home buyers ask a home inspector. (Asking the inspector about their qualifications, experience and how they get most of their business, should be the first questions.) In home inspection, one size does not fit all. The level of experience and talent of home inspectors varies. The size and  Continue Reading »

Letter to W5 Canadian TV

Written on September 5, 2015 at 3:13 am, by

April 9, 2000 Robert Hurst Executive Producer “W5” (CTV) P.O. Box 3000 Agincourt, Ontario   Dear Mr. Hurst, You, Wei Chen and your W5 team are to be congratulated for the recent article on home inspections entitled “Inspecting the Inspectors.” I am sure the program opened a lot of eyes and that the feature has  Continue Reading »

Home Inspection True Stories

Written on September 5, 2015 at 3:13 am, by

Radon Gas True Story (Don’t shoot the messenger) Lawsuits And Apologies (Foundation repairs) Nitpicky About Fire Hazards (Facts about home fires) Choosing An Inspector (Agent referred inspector horror story) New House Headache (Mold problem) E-mail Correspondence (Between an agent and home inspector) Radon Gas True Story By Larry Lake I have talked to realtors in  Continue Reading »

New Home Inspection Letter

Written on September 5, 2015 at 3:10 am, by

Hi, I was on your website page today New Home Inspections Are They Needed? and agree that new homes do need independent inspections, during construction. People simply MUST be made aware that they can’t rely on “the law,” city inspectors, or a builder’s concern for his reputation. Like most buyers, we had no idea how  Continue Reading »

Comments from Home Inspectors

Written on September 5, 2015 at 3:09 am, by

I often hear consumer advocates advise homebuyers to look for a home inspector on their own and not rely solely on the short list of inspectors on their real estate agents list. While this advice may appear to be helpful, it does not go far enough to protect you the homebuyer from the conflict of  Continue Reading »

Comments from Clients of Independent Home Inspectors

Written on September 5, 2015 at 3:08 am, by

(Adrien Tanguay, ACT Home Inspections Inc. Marcellus, NY) “We did the basic home inspection and he went through the entire house. He checked everything from electric, plumbing, doors, railings, the roof and siding of both our house and the separate barn. He checked the heat to make sure that was running properly, all of the  Continue Reading »

How much should a home inspection cost?

Written on September 5, 2015 at 3:07 am, by

This is often the first question prospective home buyers ask a home inspector. (Asking the inspector about their qualifications, experience and how they get most of their business, should be the first questions.) In home inspection, one size does not fit all. The level of experience and talent of home inspectors varies. The size and  Continue Reading »

All About Mold

Written on September 5, 2015 at 3:06 am, by

Q 1.I heard about toxic molds that grow in homes and other buildings. Should I be concerned about a serious health risk to me and my family?   A. The hazards presented by molds that may contain mycotoxins should be considered the same as other common molds which can grow in your house. There is  Continue Reading »

New homes – Is an inspection really needed?

Written on September 5, 2015 at 3:04 am, by

Homebuyers of newly constructed homes may not be aware they may have an inspection clause included with their new home contract. Fact is, a new homebuyer can greatly benefit from using a professional home inspector during the construction and completion of their new home. The picture to the right was taken at a new house.  Continue Reading »