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DEREK ABRAHAMS

Sales Representative
100% Club, Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement, Platinum Club
Phone:(905) 641-1110
Mobile:(905) 988-8787
Fax:(905) 684-1321

Garden City Realty Inc., Brokerage St.Catharines

145 CARLTON STREET, BOX 1448,
ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO ON
L2R-7J8
CA

Buying a home may well be the largest financial investment you will ever make. Naturally you will want to know as much as possible about the property before you finalize the purchase at closing.

It's important to hire a knowledgeable, independent home inspector for advise on the overall condition of the property. The purchase contract usually requires specific time periods for each inspection, and it's critical that these time frames be met. Usually the cost for any and all inspections and re-inspections are paid by the Buyer. Prices can range from $350 to $500 for whole-house inspections.

Some examples of common inspections are:

  • Structural - Defects caused by poor construction, soil movement, water or drainage conditions, settlement, fire, etc.
  • Environmental Hazards - Including asbestos, lead-based paint, radon gas or any other toxic material.
  • Roof - Can include framing members, decking and shingle condition.
  • EMP - Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing - Should include electrical and plumbing systems, built-in appliances, heating and cooling systems, swimming pool/spas, sprinkler systems and security systems.
  • Termite - Report would show any visible infestation or visible damage caused by and wood destroying organism (termites, water damage, wood rot).

Many companies specialize in only one area of inspection, and others will group several together and offer a package price. Whichever route you go, assure yourself your getting the inspections you need. Many can be found in the yellow pages or your Broker can provide a list of several of each to choose from.

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DEREK ABRAHAMS sales rep. has been serving the Niagara Region since 1985 and has SOLD over $120 Million in Real Estate by receiving the Re/Max Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 since joining Re/Max in 1992. He has been one of THE TOP 10 INDIVIDUAL PRODUCERS from 2008-2013,2015,2017,2019 & 2020 company wide. Derek has received the Re/Max Platinum Award 2008,2013,2017,2019 & 2020 and has closed approximately $10-$13 Million in Real Estate in each of those years.
RE/MAX Garden City Realty Inc., Brokerage
145 CARLTON STREET, BOX 1448
ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO ON  L2R-7J8
(905) 641-1110
Real Estate License # 02455301