Inspection for the seller

After living in a house for years, homeowners tend to forgive the odd problem. A prospective purchaser may not feel as generous about your home’s shortcomings. Some systems that were adequate when you bought the home may, for example, no longer meet current standards. Your DoubleCheck home inspector will point these out as part of your home inspection. You may decide to change any or all of these items depending upon cost and how you feel about the changes.

Having your property inspected before you list it for sale is a good strategy. Attending the inspection will give you an objective view of the general condition of your home. The inspection report will also alert to you problems that would surface during a prospective buyer’s pre-purchase inspection and allow you to repair or resolve them before listing.

This may improve your chances of an early sale, and make the whole process proceed smoother since most visual deficiencies of the home have been identified. You may choose to show the purchaser what you have done to improve your home, not that your trying to cover-up deficiencies but rather provide a better, more attractive home for the purchaser.

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Central Mortgage and Housing Canada (CMHC) has a wealth of information on home ownership, some of which is noted below. CMHC is located at 800 Montreal Road in Ottawa. You may wish to e-mail or contact them by: telephone at 1-800-688-2642, or by fax at 1-800-245-9274


Order No. Series No. Title from About the House Series
62027 CE 2 Measuring Humidity in Your Home
62028 CE 2 Combustion Gases in Your Home
62029 CE 3 Asbestos
62032 CE 6 Urea-Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI)
60515 CE 7 After the Flood
60516 CE 8 Fighting Mold: The Homeowner’s Guide
62034 CE 13 Attic Venting, Attic Moisture, and Ice Dams
62035 CE 14 Soot Staining on Carpets
62037 CE 17 The Importance of Bathroom and Kitchen Fans
62039 CE 19 Insulating Your House
62046 CE 25 Carbon Monoxide
62045 CE 27 Choosing a Dehumidifier
62258 CE 28g Repairing or Replacing Roof Finishes
62260 CE 28h Repairing and Replacing Materials Exterior Walls
62044 CE 29 Should you get your Heating Ducts Cleaned?
62839 CE 35 Hiring a Home Inspector
64066 CE 38 How to Reduce Chemical Contaminants in Your Home
63134 CE 44 Painting: Walls, Ceilings and Floors
63218 CE 47 Home Maintenance Schedule
63227 CE 48 Replacing Your Furnace
63637 CE 56 Preventing Falls on Stairs
65050 AE4 Fire Safety
65041 AE5 Improving Your Security and Safety


Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) also has useful information, some of which is listed following.

  • Dwellings: Energy Conservation
  • Consumers Guide to Buying Energy-Efficient Windows and Doors
  • Dwellings: Insulation
  • Insulation: Heat
  • Keeping The Heat In




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