The majority of Vancouver home buyers today order and pay for a home inspection. They do it for peace of mind and an assurance that they're purchasing a sound home.
Unfortunately, major defects listed on that report often go unnoticed. Why? Because the buyer didn't read the report carefully, or because the buyer expected his or her agent to read it and sound the alarm if a real problem existed. The buyer may even expect the home inspector to advise them – but that's not his or her job.
Also unfortunately, some agents are so anxious to close on a home that they gloss over the importance of a notation on the inspection.
If there's anything you're not sure about, or if you feel uncomfortable with your agent's assurance that it's "no big deal," call…