First Time Home Buyers in Barrie

First Time Home Buyer Tips | Tips for Buying a Home in Barrie, Simcoe County

When buying a home in Barrie and Simcoe County for the first time, it is very important to know what you are buying.  Buying a home is one of your largest purchases.  Surely you will agree you do not want to buy a "money pit" or have "unplanned expenses".  

Home Buying tips for First Time Home Buyers in Barrie

A professional home inspection helps show you the true condition of a property.  When in that excited shopping stage, it is important to get the facts about the property.

Such as:

  • Any water damage
  • Foundation & Structural problems 
  • Problems with the Electrical, HVAC & Plumbing

If you are looking to make an informed real estate buying decision, consider one of our valued added home inspections.

Buying a home can be a stressful process. A home inspection is supposed to give you peace of mind, but often has the opposite effect. You will have to absorb a lot of information in a short time. Reports, checklists, pictures all of these things plus whatever the seller and agents tell you can make you go into information overload and panic a little! 

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Most of your inspection will be maintenance recommendations, life expectancies and minor imperfections. While those items are nice to know about, the issues that really matter will fall into 3 categories:

  1. Major defects, i.e. a sinking foundation or broken roof truss.
  2. Conditions that lead to major defects, i.e. roof shingle or flashing leaks.
  3. Safety hazards, such as exposed live wires in the electric panel or open junction boxes.

Anything in these categories should be addressed. Often a serious problem can be corrected inexpensively to protect your safety and property. No home is perfect. Keep things in perspective. Do not kill your deal over things that do not matter!


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