Everyone knows there’s no such thing as a perfect home. This can be equally said about brand new homes as it can about re-sales. Builders are human and humans make mistakes. Luckily, in Ontario, we have a mandatory new home warranty that all new home buyers are legally obligated to purchase from Tarion Warranty Corporation (typically through their builder). While the warranty program is also not perfect, it’s certainly better than the alternative.
Unfortunately, while most new home buyers are reasonably adept at spotting cosmetic deficiencies they really don’t know what to look for when it comes to structural, mechanical, or code issues. Sometimes even cosmetic deficiencies can be confusing as they can be quite subjective.
Since 2001, HomeCore has been going well beyond industry standards by providing new-home owners with highly detailed New Home Warranty inspections in conjunction with the same standard home inspection report given to all HomeCore clients. This provides our new-home owner clients with a vast array of suggestions and recommendations that frequently help with the enjoyment and comfort of their new home as well as extending the longevity of major systems and components. An ongoing maintenance schedule and cost estimating guide is also included.
Rob answered our questions plus some! Rob was very thorough. While our main concern was to hire an inspector for our 30-day Tarion warranty, Rob provided great advice on how to proceed with Tarion and how to maintain our home overall for our own satisfaction. Rob was recommended to us by a colleague of mine and we would definitely recommend him to anyone.
– Sandra & Robert
A New Home Warranty inspection requires a great deal of additional specialized knowledge. Once again, care must be taken not to hire a less experienced inspector who may miss items or create unrealistic expectations for their clients with respect to their builders. Because of the additional complexity of a warranty inspection, HomeCore clients should budget more time for the inspection – typically four to five hours should be expected.
All HomeCore New Home Warranty Inspections include no charge follow-up consultations for as long as you own the home.
For more information or to book an inspection call 416-274-6651.
Warranty Inspection Rates
|Up to 1999 square feet||$560.00|
|2000 to 2499 square feet||$590.00|
|2500 to 2999 square feet||$620.00|
|3000 to 3999 square feet||$650.00|
|4000 to 4999 square feet||$750.00|
|5000 square feet or larger||call for quote|
Prices subject to change without notice.