Fredericton Office

Phone: 506.452.9888

Ormocto Office

Phone: 506.357.9888

Woodstock Office

Phone: 506.325.9057

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Serving Your Real Estate Needs In:    FREDERICTON

Real Estate in Fredericton

283 St. Marys Street
Fredericton, NB
E3A 2S5

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Phone: 506.452.9888
Fax: 506.452.1590
· OROMOCTO

Real Estate in Oromocto

3 Gateway Mall
Oromocto, NB
E2V 4R3

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Phone: 506.357.9888
· WOODSTOCK

Real Estate in Woodstock

626 Main Street
Woodstock, NB
E7M 2C5

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Phone: 506.325.9057
Fax: 506.325.9359

Home Inspections

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 can range from $350 to $500 for whole-house inspections.

Some examples of common inspections are:

  • Structural - Defects caused by poor construction, soil movement, water or drainage conditions, settlement, fire, etc.
  • Environmental Hazards - Including asbestos, lead-based paint, radon gas or any other toxic material.
  • Roof - Can include framing members, decking and shingle condition.
  • EMP - Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing - Should include electrical and plumbing systems, built-in appliances, heating and cooling systems, swimming pool/spas, sprinkler systems and security systems.
  • Termite - Report would show any visible infestation or visible damage caused by and wood destroying organism (termites, water damage, wood rot).

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 your getting the inspections you need. Many can be found in the yellow pages or your Sales Associate can provide a list of several of each to choose from.