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Advantage North will inspect your new home in South, Central and Northern Ontario including Orillia, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Huntsville, Parry Sound, North Bay and surrounding areas.

Service area includes but not limited to: Callander, Nipissing, Powassan, Trout Creek, South River, Sundridge, Burks Falls, Magnetawan, Katrine, Kearney, Sprucedale, Novar, Emsdale, Huntsville, Port Sydney, Utterson, Parry Sound, Mckellar, McDougall, Ahmic Harbour, Loring and Port Loring and more.


Office Hours: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.   Inspection hours: 8:00 am-7:00 pm seven days a week.

 

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On-line signable Pre-inspection Agreement

How it works: Call us or complete the form on the right to book your inspection. After we have confirmed the inspection you will receive an email with information on how you can access the agreement. Complete and electronically sign the document, signing can be done with a mouse or your finger (on a tablet or smartphone) and when we receive confirmation we will proceed.

Clients! Enter your email address to view your inspection agreement:

 
 
 
 
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We offer WETT Inspections and Level 1 Septic Inspections as well as a complete range of Home Inspections.


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Advantage North Home Inspections , locally owned and operated (not a franchise), is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to exceed your expectations. We offer Pre-listing, Pre-purchase, 4-Point and Maintenance inspections.
We inspect, according to InterNACHI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, the following: Roofing, Exterior, Structure, Insulation and Ventilation, Electrical, permanently installed Heating and Cooling Systems, Plumbing and Interiors. Our inspections take about three hours to complete and we will provide you with a detailed report, including digital photos, outlining the condition of various components throughout the structure. We use one of the most advanced reporting systems available and our reports are very easy to read and understand.


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Choosing the right home inspector can be difficult. Furthermore, different inspectors have varying qualifications, equipment, experience, reporting methods and pricing.

Ultimately, a thorough home inspection depends heavily on the individual inspector's own effort. If you choose to hire me to inspect your new home, I guarantee that I will do my very best.

               

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TIPS TO CHOOSING AN INSPECTOR


If the selection of a home inspector is made carefully and ahead of time, home buyers will have one less detail to worry about during the chaos and excitement of finding a new home. Here are some important questions to ask:


  • Is the inspector a member of a worldwide association such as InterNACHI?
  • Has the inspector completed the many compulsory courses required by InterNACHI for certification?
  • Does the inspector supply a written report? Will the inspection and report be done in accordance with InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice?  
  • Does the inspector have a knowledge of residential construction and maintenance?  Home inspectors are expected to have knowledge of plumbing, heating, electrical, cooling roofing and more.
  • Does the company offer to do any repairs or improvements based on its inspection? This might cause a conflict of interest.
  • How long will the inspection take? (The average is 2-3 hours; anything less isn’t enough time to do a thorough inspection.)
  • How much will the inspection cost? (Never base your choice on price alone. Remember, you only get what you pay for. Average cost for a complete home inspection is $300. to $400.)
  • Does the inspector encourage the client to attend the inspection? This is a valuable educational opportunity, and an inspector’s refusal should raise a red flag.
  • Does the inspector participate in continuing education programs to keep his or her expertise up to date?
  • Finding an unbiased third party inspector is something you need to ensure you are protected as the potential new homeowner. 

What really matters in a home inspection?

Buying a home? The process can be stressful. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will be asked to absorb a lot of information in a short time. This often includes a written report, a checklist, photographs, environmental reports, and what the inspector himself says during the inspection. All this, combined with the seller's disclosure and what you notice yourself, makes the experience even more overwhelming. What should you do?

 Relax. Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies for various systems and components, and minor imperfections. These are useful to know about. However, the issues that really matter will fall into four categories: major defects. An example of this would be a structural failure; things that lead to major defects, such as a small roof-flashing leak, for example; things that may hinder your ability to finance, legally occupy, or insure the home; and safety hazards, such as an exposed, live buss bar at the electrical panel.

 Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often, a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect both life and property (especially in categories 2 and 4).

 Most sellers are honest and are often surprised to learn of defects uncovered during an inspection. Realize that sellers are under no obligation to repair everything mentioned in the report. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Do not kill your deal over things that do not matter. It is inappropriate to demand that a seller address deferred maintenance, conditions already listed on the seller's disclosure, or nit-picky items.


Why get a pre-purchase home inspection?


Are you about to make one of the most important purchases of your life?     Buying a home, especially for the first time, can be stressful. That's why having a pre-purchase inspection makes sense. It will help give you peace of mind about your investment.

Having a pre-purchase inspection done helps provide you with  information about the condition of your potential new home and furthermore, not understanding these conditions,prior to closing the deal,could harm you financially through costly surprises.

In addition to making you feel better about your decision to purchase, a pre-purchase inspection could save you thousands when negotiating the deal based on the report findings.  



You can order* a HomeVerified-Property History Report 


​Home Verified is a Canadian company that offers a live search on past claims and key information relating to Canadian homes

Past disasters and illegal activity can plague the future of your dream home, leaving you on the hook for major repair costs, health hazards and unsecured value.  Home Verified searches your property against millions of records in Canada to deliver the most comprehensive insurance claims data, marijuana grow-operation or clandestine drug lab records, school data, and other key information available - information that can provide an additional layer of knowledge to assist in sound decision making. What does a History Report from Home Verified provide?

  • Historical insurance claims on property
  • Grow-Op & Meth Lab Records
  • Claims Analysis for Neighbourhood
  • Local School Rankings
  • Neighbourhood Amenities
  • Local Political Representatives & Contact Details

*Property owner's consent is required prior to ordering a Home Verified Report

 
 
 
 
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As a First time home buyer, you get a free Home Maintenance book and extra time to explain how your new house works.

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