Tula Thomas
Sales Representative

Right at Home Realty Inc., Brokerage
242 King St E, Unit 1
Oshawa, ON  L1H 1C7
Direct Cell:   1-905-706-5136
Toll Free:       1-866-706-5136
Direct Office:
905-665-2500
Email: tula@tulathomas.com

 

Getting a Home Inspection

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If you are in the process of purchasing a new home, it will definitely be in your best interest to have a home inspection done.

Not only will you want to have a home inspection done for your own sake, and peace of mind. But most lenders will require that you have a home inspection before they will proceed with the loan. The lending institution has just as much interest in the home as you do, so that is why they require a home inspection.

Getting a home inspection requires hiring a company to send out a home inspector to go through the home you are going to purchase. With you present, the home inspector goes through the home, and thoroughly inspects to make sure nothing in is need of major repair that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Basically, a home inspector goes through a home and checks wiring, fixtures, plumbing, and the foundation of the home to make sure it is structurally sound. He will also inspect the outside of the home along with the roof to make sure there isn’t any exterior damage.

Along with the home inspection, it would also be in your best interest to inspect for wood boring insects, such as termites and beetles.

A pest inspection is also required by the lender before they proceed with a loan.

A pest inspection is done separately from the home inspection and is done through a different company that specializes in pest inspections.

Not only are home and pest inspections required by the lending institutions, but it would be in your best interest even if they were not. They cost anywhere from $300.00 to $400.00 depending on the size of the home, and you are aloud to be present and ask questions through the entire inspection.

Imagine if you found your dream home and loved it so much that you purchased it without having the home inspection done. On the day that you and your family move in, it is the happiest day of your lives. Than, three days after you move in, you get your first rain fall while in your new house. Than, the next thing you know, you have rain coming through the ceilings up stairs.

After something like this, you’ll be wishing you had the home inspected. Trust me.

Believe me, this stuff happens. So be smart, and get a home inspection. It beats paying $15,000.00 to $20,000.00 for a new roof.

In addition, once you have a home inspection done, you will have peace of mind that the house is sound and in good living condition. However, should anything happen to go wrong after you move in that was covered under your home inspection, you will have the home inspection company to hold accountable for the damage, and not have to pay it out of your own pocket.

To summarize, the home inspection is very important to both you and the lending institution. You both have an interest in the property, so have the home inspection done, you will sleep a lot easier.

Author Bio
Jennifer Hershey has more than twenty years of experience in the Mortgage Industry as a loan officer. She is the owner of www.explainingmortgages.com, a mortgage resource site devoted to making mortgage terms and products easy to understand.

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Testimonials

Roxanne Miller Oshawa

Our real estate experiences had not been very positive over the past 12 years until we met Tula Thomas. Tula’s real estate expertise, her incredible knowledge of the area we were moving to (Oshawa), and most importantly her honesty made our house purchasing and lifestyle change experience very manageable. Tula was supportive every step of… Read more “Roxanne Miller Oshawa”

Roxanne Miller Oshawa

Lorraine Strelesky

Tula Thomas recently helped us locate and purchase a home in Oshawa. She is very experienced and helpful and went beyond our expectations , even calling on closing to ensure things were moving as planned. We highly recommend Tula and perhaps we will work together again.

Lorraine Strelesky

Adam & Melissa

Tula, With deepest sincerity, we want to express how grateful we are with your professionalism, attention to details and willingness to “shout from the rooftops” in order to sell our home. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Best wishes to you and Hayley Adam, Melissa, Dayna & Linda.

Adam & Melissa

Sally and Pat

Thank you for making the sale of our property so seamless. With your experience, we got $15,100.00 more than what we were told was the highest we could get for it. We are over the moon with the results and we can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done. We have told many of our… Read more “Sally and Pat”

Sally and Pat

Terri – Tony

We would recommend Tula Thomas to anyone we know who is buying or selling a home. Tula helped us with the challenge of finding the perfect home for a very particular 28 year old. We couldn’t have done it without her knowledge, professionalism, patience and mostly her quick action. Tula offered us great advice on… Read more “Terri – Tony”

Terri - Tony 3156 Concession Rd. 8, Orono, Ontario L0B 1M0

Frank & Cindy Geard

Dear Broker, Our experience with Tula Thomas was an exceptional one. We found her to be professional, knowledgeable and went above and beyond our expectation. We would highly recommend her to all of our family and friends, in fact we have. She helped in the purchase of my daughter and son in laws first home.… Read more “Frank & Cindy Geard”

Frank & Cindy Geard

What Client say about us

Sally and Pat

Thank you for making the sale of our property so seamless. With your experience, we got $15,100.00 more than what we were told was the highest we could get for it. We are over the moon with the results and we can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done. We have told many of our… Read more “Sally and Pat”

Sally and Pat

Lorraine Strelesky

Tula Thomas recently helped us locate and purchase a home in Oshawa. She is very experienced and helpful and went beyond our expectations , even calling on closing to ensure things were moving as planned. We highly recommend Tula and perhaps we will work together again.

Lorraine Strelesky

Frank & Cindy Geard

Dear Broker, Our experience with Tula Thomas was an exceptional one. We found her to be professional, knowledgeable and went above and beyond our expectation. We would highly recommend her to all of our family and friends, in fact we have. She helped in the purchase of my daughter and son in laws first home.… Read more “Frank & Cindy Geard”

Frank & Cindy Geard

Terri – Tony

We would recommend Tula Thomas to anyone we know who is buying or selling a home. Tula helped us with the challenge of finding the perfect home for a very particular 28 year old. We couldn’t have done it without her knowledge, professionalism, patience and mostly her quick action. Tula offered us great advice on… Read more “Terri – Tony”

Terri - Tony 3156 Concession Rd. 8, Orono, Ontario L0B 1M0

Roxanne Miller Oshawa

Our real estate experiences had not been very positive over the past 12 years until we met Tula Thomas. Tula’s real estate expertise, her incredible knowledge of the area we were moving to (Oshawa), and most importantly her honesty made our house purchasing and lifestyle change experience very manageable. Tula was supportive every step of… Read more “Roxanne Miller Oshawa”

Roxanne Miller Oshawa

Adam & Melissa

Tula, With deepest sincerity, we want to express how grateful we are with your professionalism, attention to details and willingness to “shout from the rooftops” in order to sell our home. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Best wishes to you and Hayley Adam, Melissa, Dayna & Linda.

Adam & Melissa