Ask us Questions | Stonegate Home Inspections (778) 960-4357 Surrey, BC

Well, on the one hand I would suggest that you trust your realtor. On the other hand, there is convincing evidence, even from realtors, that houses which have a pre-listing home inspection performed have a market advantage:

A pre-listing inspection can help your home sell faster! A pre-listing inspection can maximize the amount that you can get for the home! A pre-listing inspection can give you the peace of mind you need by helping eliminate the element of surprise when the buyer has a home inspection. And a pre-listing inspection gives you the opportunity to resolve issues that you were not aware of before.

If you want to find out what the contractor didn’t finish, you should definitely have a one year warranty home inspection done.

With our home inspection report you will be able to go to the contractor and ask for the items to be repaired while the home is still under warranty. If you pass the time, and don’t have an inspection performed, you may have to live with the problems and face them when you want to sell the house when a buyer comes along and has a home inspection!

Depending on what is found during the inspection, Stonegate Home Inspections professionals may recommend that you have specific home components evaluated by a specialist, such as a plumber or electrician, for possible update or repair. If asked, Stonegate Home Inspections inspectors may provide the names of three people in a given field for you to contact regarding your property. To remain objective, we never solicit bids on repairs or promote a single contractor. We suggest soliciting referrals from friends or family in the area. If that is not available, the local Better Business Bureau is a great place to find reputable contractors.

A home inspection is limited to a visual inspection of the home’s components and systems. Inspectors do not do damage to walls or ceilings, use invasive tools or disturb personal property. Problems that cannot be seen during the extensive walk-through of the property are not within the scope of a standard home inspection.

We do not offer a guaranty on the house. A home inspection is similar to a check-up from the doctor: it is a professional, objective opinion but there is no guarantee that it will ensure 100 percent health.

Some problems can only be discovered when living in a house rather than during inspection. For example, some shower stalls leak only when people stand in them, not simply when the showers are turned on. Some roofs and basements leak only during specific weather conditions. We provide a thorough and comprehensive inspection of the property but cannot guarantee for these reasons.

No. Our goal is to provide a concise report on the condition of the property, indicating potential significant repairs and expenses. The decision to buy or not buy a particular home is your decision which should take into account several factors such as intended use, development plans, financial affordability, neighbourhood or proximity to friends and/or family. Any home can be a good buy, for the right price!

While it is not necessary for you to be present for the inspection, we strongly recommend that you are! We pride ourselves on our friendly service and encourage you to ask questions about the home, we provide tips on maintenance and a wealth of information that will be of great help to you after you have moved in.

Stonegate Home Inspections does inspect the areas around the household appliances, looking for any evidence of existing or previous leakage from the appliances plus any improper dryer ducting or non-conforming appliance plumbing. However, Stonegate Home Inspections does not test the operation of freezers/refrigerators, ranges/stoves/microwaves, clothes washers and dryers, or dishwashers.

A Stonegate Home Inspection is non-invasive and non-destructive. We visually inspect and examine the major systems of the house. These systems are referred to in the CAHPI (BC) standards of practice (hyperlink) and are considered to be the roof, exterior and structure of the building as well as the electrical, heating, cooling, plumbing, insulation and interior finishes. Our aim is to identify and report on any existing major problems that would affect a buyer’s decision to purchase.

A home or commercial inspection provides you with an unbiased, objective written assessment of the property you are about to sell or purchase, including safety concerns. This puts you in the best position to make a decision regarding your investment. If you’re a seller, a pre-listing inspection gives you a blueprint to maintenance items you might want to repair prior to sale. Showing perspective buyers the inspection, and what items were fixed, gives them added confidence in the quality and care you’ve taken in your home. Home buyers use a home inspection to gather additional information about the property. Understanding the condition of a property can provide peace of mind for both buyers and sellers.

The home inspection is usually scheduled to take place after acceptance of an offer to purchase the property. A successful Home Inspection is made a condition of the sale. If the report is not favourable the offer can be withdrawn or re-negotiated taking the deficiencies into account.

Stonegate Home Inspections Ltd. fees for a single family dwelling inspection (Townhouse unit or detached home) start at $450 including taxes, with factors such as suites, age or size increasing the fee. For a precise quote, please contact us.

Our inspection fees are competitive and reasonable. However cost should not be a factor in your decision to have a home professionally inspected. Discovering poor-quality workmanship or construction, lack of proper maintenance or up keep is priceless.

Included in the fee is: a thorough inspection of your property, conducted by an experienced, registered professional; a comprehensive electronic report with descriptions, summaries, recommendations and timelines for repair of deficiencies within one business day; and ongoing support and advice for as long as you own the property.

While the particular unit you are purchasing may be in excellent condition, there are other matters to consider. The hallways, stairs, roof and other common areas may need attention. Since you are responsible for maintenance and repair, having a Stonegate Home Inspection becomes a smart investment.

Stonegate Home Inspections Ltd. Charges a fee of $375 including taxes for a condominium inspection, including an inspection of the entire building and unit. For a precise quote, please contact us.

A Stonegate Home Inspection takes, on average, 3-5 hours to complete. The actual time it takes can vary depending on the current condition, age and size of the home, and the accessibility and number of mechanical systems.