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Don’t Skip That Home Inspection – Home Inspectors To The Rescue

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Overview 

It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of buying a new home and overlook the need for conducting a home inspection prior to signing a contract. Home inspections by qualified home inspectors are an important aspect of the home-buying process that can help you save time, money and save you from immense pain in the long run.  

To some, a home inspection may appear to be a waste of money. However, simply going around the outside of the house and doing a visual check will not indicate any potential issues. Regardless of the home’s age, there may be hidden costs that the common buyer may be unaware of. 

For example, problems with wiring, plumbing, or structural issues, may not be visible during a showing. Consulting with an expert is a much better bet. 

Save money 

Does a home inspection really save you money in the long run? Just ask the Ontario family that was stunned when their dream home turned into a nightmare for them.  A family living in Brampton found their dream home in neighboring Halton Hills.  

The seller made an agreement that the family could buy it if they waived a home inspection. The buyer Mrs. Song says, “They asked me to waive the home inspection, and I hesitated a little, but she said if I want the home, I had to waive it, so I waived it,” Song said (Foran, 2021). This should have sent alarm bells ringing but sadly it did not. Visit https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/dream-home-becomes-nightmare-for-ontario-family-who-passed-on-home-inspection 

Repair costs 

Songs family later found that there was no water well; they had to spend $10,000 to install new storage tanks and other equipment in their basement. She went on to say that the septic system was also in terrible condition, and that replacing it would be incredibly expensive due to new environmental regulations. 

“It’s going to cost me another $120,000 to replace the septic,” Song said. Her family will need  to get a separate mortgage for the cost of the repairs in the home. Skipping a home inspection was one of the worst financial decisions that resulted a horrible home buying experience.  

Don’t judge a home by its looks 

Therefore, the most crucial reason to get a house inspection before buying a property is to make sure it is exactly what you are getting to pay for. Do the same amount of research about your future home as you would any other important purchase. The more information you know, the less surprises you will face in the future. 

Home Inspectors to the rescue 

Buyers need a qualified and well-trained home inspector to provide them a reliable report on the home that will prevent their dream purchase from becoming a nightmare. This is why home inspectors are playing a crucial role in the current housing market and will continue to do so. It is a lucrative and satisfying career. Are you the type that likes to fix things around the house or get joy after climbing into the attic and finding the root cause of appliance problems or like to fix that annoying plumbing issue? You can turn that trait into a respectable, well-paid career through earning our CAHPI and ministry approved diploma program 

Call us at 365-788-4080 E-mail:min@aolcbrampton.com or visit us  at https://aolcbrampton.com/our-courses/home-inspection-diploma/ and click on Request Info to be contacted.  

Contact us to reserve your seat for July 2021  

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Why is a home inspection with a qualified home inspector so important?

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Overview 

With the recent spate in home sales, home inspection from a qualified home inspector has become all the more significant.  A Home Inspector serves many key purposes that are important in the finalization of a home sale First, it offers you an opportunity to assess the state of the house, its structure, interior, exterior, and the state of its mechanical systems. Secondly, it alerts the seller about any issues the house may have before the closing date is finalized. If you sign a contract before an inspection, make sure you include a provision stating that the sale is subject to a satisfactory structural examination, as well as a date for the inspection. You’ll thank yourself later 

Enforcing Home inspection 

The government realizes the importance of home inspection in the present time, and soon enough they will enforce home inspections as part of selling and buying homes. What is needed for such enforcement is a good supply of qualified home inspectors who can identify potential issues and provide good advice to their clients. The Home Inspection course at the Academy Of Learning Brampton West Campus is a Ministry-approved curriculum that adheres to the professional requirements of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Check out the course content to learn more about the curriculum https://aolcbrampton.com/our-courses/home-inspection-training/

Areas of focus  

A thorough inspection includes a visual examination of the structure from top to bottom, including the heating and air conditioning systems, interior plumbing and electrical systems, the roof and visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, basement, and visible structure to prevent future problems.  

Following the inspection, the home inspector will provide a report that identifies not only all potential flaws or areas of worry, but also the positive elements of the house as well as the kind of care that will be required to keep the house in excellent working order. 

A Realtors Recommendation 

Home inspectors often work with realtors and can help you figure out the next steps to helping you with big purchases and financial decisions revolving around the property. Home inspectors also work with property managers, contractors, structural engineers, builders, and other businesses that will aid you in finding and improving your future home. To learn more about what realtors recommend visit: https://www.niagararealtor.ca/importance-home-inspection-buying

Their advice is based on professional judgments and experience, which is why it is important to have a correctly done home inspection by a qualified professional. Realtors themselves advise and encourage all sellers and/or buyers to have an home inspection done, this way consumers will get the best experience as a homeowner 

Contact us for more information to enroll in our Home Inspections program today and obtain a Ministry Approved Home Inspector Diploma  

Phone : 365-788-4080  

Email : min@aolcbrampton.com  

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Considering Skipping A Home Inspection? Think Twice

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Overview   

Home inspectors are experts that examine and uncover any potential flaws or risks in a home. Home inspections are essential for determining the health of a house that you or someone else wants to call home. Why should you think twice about skipping a home inspection? If a large health and safety item is detected, sellers are more likely to negotiate. This is because if you decide to back out of the offer, they are now legally obligated to disclose to the next buyer about the faults in the house.   

Benefits of Home inspection   

As a buyer, you benefit from a home inspection because you can settle on the price of the house and have an upside. You can find out about any illegal installments, dwellings, and hazardous additions to the property. As a seller, you benefit from a home inspection because if you fix the damages prior to listing that you may even be able to fetch an over-asking price for the home. To learn more about the benefits of home inspection for you visit https://bit.ly/358mk2ycom  

As a buyer, isn’t it absurd if you spend only 15 minutes viewing a house that you want to call home and is arguably the most important purchase of your life?  The visual inspection you do will certainly help you to see any possible furniture arrangements, and plan any imminent remodeling needs. However, the purpose of the home inspection extends well beyond a cosmetic inspection. It enables you to assess the interior and exterior health of a home. You can use the results to validate your decision and ensure that you are purchasing a high-quality home.

Protect yourself in the property market   

Home purchasers may bear the brunt of  home defects, especially if they are provided incorrect information during the pre-listing process. Some home buyers and sellers finalize the deal without a home inspection which can leave them with a lot of unfixed damages. With a timely and thorough home inspection, you can save yourself thousands in maintenance and repair costs in the future. In a heated property market, home inspections become even more important.  

Qualified Home Inspectors 

It is crucial that a home inspector be well trained and qualified to provide good advice to their clients. The Home Inspection course at the Academy Of Learning Brampton West Campus is a Ministry-approved curriculum that prepares you to become a well-rounded home inspector. It adheres to the professional requirements of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). For more information about the curriculum material, please visit our website; https://aolcbrampton.com/our-courses/home-inspection-training/

Contact us for more information to enroll in our Home Inspections program today and obtain a Ministry Approved Home Inspector Diploma  

Phone : 365-788-4080  

Email : min@aolcbrampton.com  

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Why You Don’t Want To Miss Out On a Home Inspection in the Hot Housing Market?

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The Diploma Program

The Home Inspection course offered at the Academy Of Learning Brampton West Campus is a Ministry-approved program that is aligned with the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) and the American Society of Home Inspectors’ professional standards (ASHI). You can check out our website for more information about the curriculum training at https://aolcbrampton.com/our-courses/

Hot Housing Market

As we know, the Ontario housing market is red hot. Home inspections become even more significant in a hot housing market. Why are home inspections so important in the hot housing market? Some homebuyers make purchases without home inspections. This can put them in trouble because they may be paying for a home with major defects. Homebuyers have no protection against such defects, especially if they are given wrongful information during pre-listing. 

While the current market is pressuring some people into making poor decisions, the savvy home buyer understands that in reality, a home inspection may result in you saving yourself thousands of dollars in repair costs for the future. Home inspectors make certain that you are informed of all the defects in the interior and exterior of a home. This prevents consumers from being deceived and paying more. The housing market is very hot and anxious buyers and sellers are moving so quickly they are forgetting the importance of a home inspection. You can read more about what experienced home inspectors have to say at http://www.cbc.ca

Importance of Home Inspection

Now it is more important than ever to get a home inspection because it can be used as a contingency in your contract with the seller or buyer, this can result in renegotiation based on the inspector’s findings that can benefit both parties. As a homeowner, buyer, or seller you should get a home inspection. As a Home inspector, it is part of your job to keep consumers aware of the importance of a good home structure. Home inspectors will always be in demand and now more than ever because it is an outstanding time for you to get your career started.   

Contact us for more information to enroll in our Home Inspections program today and obtain a Ministry Approved Home Inspector Diploma 

Phone : 365-788-4080  Email : min@aolcbrampton.com

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When Times are Tough, the Tough Get Going

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Have you considered a career in home inspection or personal support worker (PSW)?

COVID-19 hit the world like a ton of bricks. It is what is called a “Black Swan” event; something that no one can see coming and is so rare that it is impossible to predict. While it’s most devastating effect was seen in the loss of life and the pain that families and loved ones suffered through, it’s economic impact cannot be overstated. Hundreds of thousands of people lost jobs as they saw their industries decimated. While the help from government sources has helped somewhat, many find themselves at these unexpected crossroads where they have to find a new job to fend for themselves and their families.

As the saying goes “when the times get tough the tough get going”. In these devastating times we have also seen the human spirit rise. From everyday stories of people helping other people  to the brave frontline workers risking everything to save lives, there is no dearth of inspiration around us. It is with this inspired spirit that the team of Academy Of Learning Brampton West wakes up every day to help people re-tool, re-skill and find rewarding careers. Needless to say, we take great pride in it.

Two career choices that I want to highlight in today’s environment are: Home Inspector and Person Support Worker.

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Home Inspector

While COVID-19 slowed things down all around, one industry that has not seen a slowdown is the real estate industry. In fact data shows that there has been 35%  growth in home sales activity over last year. This is good news for home inspectors whose services are widely employed by home buyers. This goes for new construction as well, which has picked up rapidly and is expected to continue that way. Academy Of Learning Brampton West offers a ministry approved Home Inspection diploma. It can be completed in as little as 30 weeks. Various funding options are available so it can come at no cost to you. If you have ever thought of working in the construction industry, the home inspector diploma offers a great pathway with a recognized credential: https://aolcbrampton.com/academy-of-learning-brampton-home/our-courses/ Call us today or send us an inquiry using our website or talk to Min: min@aolcbrampton.com or call 365-788-4080. Learn more about the home inspection career at: https://www.oahi.com/

Personal Support Workers have shouldered the COVID-19 impact as front line workers, earning the respect of whole nation. Furthermore, 10000 people hit the age of 65 every day in North America. With the aging population, there is a bigger need than ever before for Person Support Workers to help our seniors. There is a hiring boom in hospitals, long term care homes and home-care businesses. If you have a passion for helping others and are looking for a rewarding career, talk to us today, you could be on your way to your dream job in as little as 28 weeks. With various funding option available, it could be at no cost to you as well. Visit our website: https://aolcbrampton.com/our-services/personal-support-worker/ for details and talk to Min today: min@aolcbrampton.com or call 365-788-4080

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