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    Home Inspection Services

    At True Star Home Inspection Services our home inspections are designed to be comprehensive yet make your home buying or selling experience as stress-free as possible. By conducting a thorough examination and analysis of its major systems, we can answer any home inspection questions you may have about the home's condition and recommend home improvements.

    Home Inspection for Buyers (Pre-purchase)

    Before buying your dream home, get your own unbiased home inspection to help make an informed decision and negotiate the very best price. Our goal is to report on the condition of the house, indicating potential repairs and expenses. It will help you prioritize any improvements and reduce the risk of costly surprises in the future. 
    Ultimately, we will leave it to you to decide whether or not to buy the house. The home inspection is very important, but it is only one piece of the puzzle and only you know all of the factors at play.

    Home Inspection for Sellers (Pre-listing)

    Pre-Listing home inspections are becoming one of Truestar Home Inspections most requested services.

    Many people think that they should only have a home inspection conducted when they are purchasing a home, however, as a Seller, having your home inspected by a professional home inspector prior to putting it on the market is a valuable tool allowing you several advantages.  A pre-listing home inspection will allow you to see any existing deficiencies or safety issues present in your home at the time of the home inspection which can then be repaired in advance or disclosed to potential buyers. The home inspection may reveal underlying problems that you are not aware of so you can price the house to reflect the condition, or you can decide to make home improvements for a higher return.  This will allow the potential buyers to better understand the condition of the property and give them the confidence to move forward with an offer to purchase.

    Home Inspection Benefits for Home Sellers

    • Your home will often seller faster.
    • Buyers have more confidence in the home's condition knowing you are not hiding information.
    • A proper home inspection prepares you in advance to respond to buyer concerns.
    • Buyer is often less likely to negotiate on the price.

    TrueStar Home Inspection Services will offer your buyer a discount for their pre-purchase inspection following acceptance of their offer to purchase, lessening the chance of any surprises. 

    The buyer is also invited to have an Onsite Review at a reduced cost that provides insight for the buyer, provides the buyer with a complete home inspection report and creates a contractual relationship with the home inspection company. (Buyers should be advised that without the Onsite Review, the home inspection company remains responsible only to the seller.)

    Housing Inspection for Seasonal Agricultural Workers

    Have your housing accommodations certified prior to the arrival of your temporary foreign workers to B.C. Following the mandatory criteria we will examine and report on the exterior, interior, heating, lighting, ventilation, accommodations and safety of your property. The report will include an inspection for providing clean and sanitary conditions. Specific concerns should be addressed on site before the housing inspection.
    For information on how to prepare a safe and comfortable living environment to meet the specific BC guidelines and retain good workers for future seasons, see the following links on the Government of Canada website.

    Truestar Home Inspection Extended Support 

    Our services don't end with the home inspection. For as long as you own the home, you can call with any additional questions – at no extra charge!
    Thermal Imaging and Moisture Testing Equipment
    Thermal imaging aids are used in our inspections to help locate potential water damage around the home. The thermal camera is used to detect temperature variances in a non-evasive process. Finding issues with mold, leaky pipes, and overheating electrical components now can help save money and the development of more serious damage in the future.


    For more information, call Tom Pape today at 604-773-3450 OR or send an email to truestartom@gmail.com. For your convenience you can also book online.

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    Home Inspections and Selling Your Home

    If you're selling your home, having the property inspected before it goes on the market is a great idea because it offers several advantages, including:

    1. Buyers will better understand the condition of the home they're considering buying. Although you may think that having this information could scare potential buyers away, in our experience the opposite is true. When the home inspection comes at the conditional offer stage, many buyers are surprised by the results and want to renegotiate the price, or are discouraged from buying the home. With all the information available at the beginning of the process, the transaction can move more smoothly and there's less likely to be an 11th-hour renegotiation.
       
    2. You can decide whether to make any improvements to the home to help it sell more quickly and for more money. Similarly, you can choose to reflect the condition of the home in the asking price. Either way, the home is likely to be more appealing to more buyers, and to sell more easily.
       
    3. You get to choose the inspector, reducing the chances of having a qualified buyer scared off by an alarmist inspector. 

    Pre-listing inspections are becoming one of our most requested services! Performing an inspection before a home is listed is a valuable tool to help sell your home.

    Benefits for Home Sellers

    • Your home may sell faster.
    • Eliminate having buyers walk away because they think there is a problem with the house.
    • Avoid renegotiating based on an inspector's findings.
    • Reduce confusion where an inspector has raised an issue that isn't a big problem.
    • No parade of inspectors through your home before a multiple-offer situation.
    • Resolve any differences of opinion before the house goes on the market.
    • Decide if you want to fix any problems identified or recognize existing issues and reflect them in the purchase price. That way, potential problems won't be used as a negotiating tool against you
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