Two Certified Home Inspectors on every Orillia, Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Muskoka inspection. 705 205 4663  We reduce wait times on site for busy clients while ensuring a through inspection.  Older home inspector white bearded with glases doing home inspection in Muskoka, Barrie, Orillia,Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Midland, Port Carling,, Bala, Coldwater  and nearby areas.
 Bruce Grant   CMI ®     

 Certified Master Inspector

Providing Residential and Commercial Property Inspections for Muskoka
8 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 Days a Week
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Flip & Foreclosure Inspections

Older split level common in Gravenhurst and Bracebridge, needs work  good flip potential
  Many home purchases are being made on homes in foreclosure, and homes being sold in "as is" condition, it's important to use an inspector who knows what to focus on for these inspections.

  Getting a realistic picture of the homes condition, finding out what can be saved and what has to go, seeing the home through a truly impartial viewpoint is essential.

  You must know all the major defects up front, because there will be no recourse once your purchase has been finalized. I've been there, done that many times, and this inspection usually takes longer due to the homes condition and the need for inspection outside the normal inspection procedures.
This worn looking home needs a total makeover,I have done a few like this and even worse looking ones. But if you get the for the right price and you know what it is going to take to redo them you can make good money on these.   Even when planning a complete gut, there can be some nasty surprises for investors that an Inspector with experience can catch. On this type of specialized inspection, little things like not checking for an original layer of old floor tile under a worn floor you plan to remove anyway, can lead to a fifteen thousand dollar asbestos remediation bill.

  There is usually no disclosure statement and thus the report takes longer as it often involves more research and possibly several calls calls regarding subsystems. As some services may be turned off, this limits the inspection of major systems, the very things you want to know about.

  This shabby triplex can be a good investment It just takes the right information to make an informed decision. One just like this in Gravenhurst turned a hundred thousand dollar investment into a hundred and eighty four thousand sale after 3 months and fourty thousand including realator fees.  In my experience there is often a second trip necessary to the site to confirm data plate information as well as to inspect systems that may have been turned off on the first trip.

After taking on 14 home projects a 7 unit townhouse and a fiveplex over the years, one thing I can say for certain, being successful at investing in these types of projects depends to a large extent on the quality and completeness of the information you have before you make the commitment to take on the project.