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Winnipeg Home Inspection

A professional home inspection is one of the wisest investments you can make when buying or selling your home. Call Mikkelson Home Inspection for the facts, details and information you need that will help you to avoid costly mistakes before making any real estate transactions. Let us assist you in keeping your property safe.

How Important is a Home Inspection?

A qualified and complete evaluation of the exterior and interior of a house from a Mikkelson Home Inspection inspector provides a very clear picture of the working status of all electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems within the home. Our certified home inspections provide valuable information regarding possible damage, structural defects and potential problem areas that sellers or buyers can bring to the negotiation table.

Signs That you may Need a Residential Inspection

Mikkelson Home Inspection recommends undergoing an inspection whenever purchasing or selling a property, even if it is relatively new or renovated. Here are a few signs to look out for that usually indicate a more in-depth inspection is needed.

Are your doors and windows on the top floor? - it is always a good idea to check the doors and windows on the top floor of a structure to see if they open and close properly and easily. This will allow us to see if there is a problem with the foundation. Mikkelson Home Inspection will be able to assess foundation issues like unevenness and slight sinking or crookedness to one side. Usually those type of issues cause the windows and doors to shift because any type of change in the foundation will result in lopsidedness.

Does your basement smell funny? - If your basement has a musty, mildew scent and feels damp and humid, then further investigations should be carried out. An odd smell could indicate that there is a moisture problem in the basement which is often the result of foundation problems.

Don't Buy or Sell Your Home Without a Professional Inspection

Providing potential buyers with a written inspection report when selling your home can significantly speed up a real estate transaction. Buyers are more likely to make a solid offer when they see a positive inspection report and similarly, a good evaluation can be reflected in the seller's asking price.

Our Professional Reports Promise Sound Investment

Written promises to purchase are often contingent upon the positive results of a certified home inspection which ultimately allows a buyer to withdraw an offer without consequence if there is a major problem. A Mikkelson Home Inspection home inspection report not only helps facilitate a more rapid real estate transaction; it also reassures buyers that that they are making a sound investment offering peace of mind to all involved parties.

Mikkelson Home Inspection Home Inspection Services Include:

  • Complete onsite visual home inspection & evaluation
  • Telephoto lens digital cameras
  • Electronic moisture meter
  • Follow-up meeting to discuss results
  • Detailed written report

Mikkelson Home Inspection is committed to providing the highest quality home inspection services to help clients make the most informed decisions and safeguard their families.

Call us for more information and to schedule an appointment.

There are 5 aspects of the real estate market that we believe benefit from having a home inspection.

For people looking to buy a home:

A professional home inspection provides the buyer with a clear understanding of the physical condition of the home in order to make a well-informed decision. The written report will show any deficiencies as well as the positive features of the home.

For people looking to sell a home:

A home inspection is a strong selling point. It shows potential buyers that nothing is being hidden, while highlighting features of the house. Full disclosure permits the seller to prepare the property for sale to maximize the requested price.

For Realtors:

A satisfied buyer represents potential future listings and commissions. Sometimes, buyers are reluctant to move forward on a transaction, due to either financial or other personal concerns. In these situations, an objective, professional home inspection helps to answer questions, put to rest any apprehensions, and put the home and the transaction into proper perspective. A home inspection is a good way to make the purchase process move forward smoothly.

For Lenders:

The new lower down payment requirements on real estate transactions have been a mixed blessing for lenders. A lender risks holding a property with serious undetected deficiencies that would not realize the equity value for their loan. A professional inspection allows purchasers to plan financially for both the cost of the house and any necessary repairs. NO SURPRISES for the purchaser equals security for the lender.

For Lawyers:

The lawyer works in the interest of the purchaser. Therefore it is good that they direct their clients to have a home inspection done. This will disclose any potential problems, and prevent possible litigation in the future.

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