Are home inspections a thing of the past?

Claude, to clarify my remarks.

Myself and one other inspector were on site doing inspections.

It was an open house by the Listing Agent for the Agents of her office.

The Agent (who uses my services quite regularly) was not from the Listing office.

Thanks Bryce - just curious about how the multiple inspector scenario came about.

Cam, you no longer a member? If so, hope this changes shortly.
I as well as others surely miss your great information on the members only MB.

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Law of supply and demand–alot of hungry, out of work home inspectors=falling prices.

This industry is dead in the GTA until the market gets back to an even keel.

Thanks Stuart, now couple that with an over abundance of home inspectors. No wonder it’s difficult for some home inspectors to survive.

Two things our “business” market noticed - more inspection reports being ordered and more students enrolling in our courses. Signs of “some” improvement and increase of activity.

Hopefully things will get back to a more balanced market.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-managing/home-inspectors-feeling-the-burn-of-ontarios-hot-housing-market/article34793357/

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Home inspector John Hansen looks over the furnace in a housein Hamilton on April 21, 2017. The number of homes Hansen inspects hasdecreased in recent times as home sellers reject buyers whose bids areconditional on a inspection, moving on to the next unconditional bid. (GlennLowson/The Globe and Mail)
**Home inspectors feeling the burn of Ontario’s hot housing market Add to … **

KIRAN RANA
The Globe and Mail
Published Sunday,Apr. 23, 2017 4:33PM EDT
Home inspectors are taking a substantial hit totheir businesses amid the frenzied bidding for houses taking place in Torontoand the surrounding regions.
In desperation to come up on top in bidding wars,many home buyers are forgoing conditions that may make their offer less appealingto a seller. One of the first conditions to go is need for a home inspection.
“Nobodyhas a clause for home inspection in this hot housing market,” says MurrayParish, president of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors, who says his550 members have experienced a 30 to 50 per cent drop in home inspections overthe past few months.Toronto has seen consecutive years of double-digit price gains. The averagesale price for detached homes in the central 416 area code in March w****1.56-million, up 33 per cent from a year earlier. In the 905 region thatsurrounds the city, detached homes went for an average of $1.12-million, up 34per cent.
Prices for semi-detached homes, townhouses andcondos are all up sharply.
Alan Carson, president of home inspection agencyCarson Dunlop, says that while the city of Toronto may be the epicentre of theissue, his business has felt the shock waves even in regions such asKitchener-Waterloo, Oshawa and Hamilton.
In February, the number of home inspections hiscompany did was down 30 per cent overall. “Buyers aren’t forgoing theinspection because they want to; it’s because they feel like they have to,”says Mr. Carson.
But while there has been a decrease in homeinspections on the buyer’s side, Mr. Carson says he’s also seeing an uptick inhome inspections being conducted by the seller. When sellers conduct a homeinspection and offer the results in a report, they are finding that more buyersare coming to the table, he says.
However, this isn’t enough to completely offset thedecline in buyer home inspections.
“We’re frustrated,” Mr. Carson says. “We knowpeople want to protect themselves and are just finding it so hard to do.”
In a more balanced market, 60 to 70 per cent ofdeals include a home inspection clause, says John Hansen, who runs a homeinspection business in Hamilton. “This year, I don’t think it’s even 5 percent. The market in Hamilton is crazy.”
According to March data, Hamilton home prices shotup 28 per cent from the previous year. In a city where the average price ishalf that of Toronto, bidding wars are increasingly becoming the norm, asbuyers priced out of other regions make aggressive moves to close deals inareas nearby.
The number of home inspections Mr. Hansen says heconducted in March was fewer than half of the amount he did a year prior. It’smaking it harder for home inspectors to bring in money, he says, and some havegone out of business. Mr. Hansen says he’s been relying more heavily on hiswork on septic, well and fireplace inspections to keep him afloat.
In addition to the impact on their businesses, homeinspectors warn that forgoing inspections puts buyers at risk.
“You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for atest drive,” says Mr. Parish. The same rationale, he says, should apply for apurchase that is much bigger.
Mr. Hansen says he worries that buyers –particularly young, first-time home buyers – are placing themselves in aposition of financial vulnerability. “They tap out all their resources to gettheir house …What happens when they find out they have a $20,000 fix?”
The effects are starting to spill over to otherbusinesses as well, says Mr. Parish. Electricians and plumbers who receivebusiness following results from a home inspection are feeling the impact fromthe lack of referrals.
Mr. Carson is hoping the Ontario governmentmeasures announced on Thursday, which include a 15-per-cent tax on foreign homebuyers, will cool the housing market.
“I hope it has a positive impact on housingavailability and affordability for the average home buyer.”
Home inspector John Hansen looks over the furnace in a housein Hamilton on April 21, 2017. The number of homes Hansen inspects hasdecreased in recent times as home sellers reject buyers whose bids areconditional on a inspection, moving on to the next unconditional bid.
(Glenn Lowson/The Globe and Mail)

Sounds like is time for a new service.

One service we do offer is a walk down inspection. This can be completed in 20-30 min and we can look for signs of problems and indicators that can be larger issues. The report will be given verbally during the walk down with a summary to follow the next day on one page. No warranties or guarantees will be offered for this type of inspection. We are simply offering you our time, education and experience to look over the house with you. Fee for this service is $_______.00

I do like the “quickie inspection” idea but the tough part is many fold:

Its tough to get in front of a buyer in such a frenzied state and its tough to get a “new product” in front of enough agents to make it worth while. Also, what happens when things go back to normal but the agents still love the “quickie’s” since it doesn’t eat up their time, or slow down the deal? Once your prices go way down (I charge $250-$290 for a pre-offer) its hard to get them back…

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The morning show The OAHI pres 5 minutes

Thanks Roy - one part brought forward was about OAHI’s Private Member Bill. Unfortunately many take it for much more than what it really means.

Where OAHI is “misinformed” in my opinion is on the work tasked to and upheld by other inspection associations. Membership/consumer complaints in most every home inspection association is delegated to a committee that deals with “professional practices”.

So to allege that OAHI is the only player in the game because of the “PR Bill” undermines and short changes the countless hours “volunteered” by the professional practice committee’s watchdogs.

I give credit to those that help create that OAHI Bill, but the reality is it was primarily based on the same conditions upheld by other associations.

Unfortunately the OAHI Prese had a good chance to say that home Inspections should be mandatory .
If Home Inspections are not made mandatory ,then I think this industry has a very poor future in Ontario.

Exactly. It seems that this issue was omitted in the bill but without it any licensing of the home inspectors will be useless. In reality we will get a bunch of hungry licensed home inspectors looking for a work. Sad.

Looks like it was a self induced mistake .

http://www.traildailytimes.ca/news/homeowners-burned-by-forgoing-house-inspections/

Homeowners burned by foregoing house inspections
Despite the market normalizing, experts say manybuyers are still skipping housing inspections

[FONT=Helvetica]The housing crunch may be seeing some relief now,but the buying frenzy that ensued during the hot market last year is stillcausing chaos for some home owners.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]Frank Loughrey bought his brand new Clayton Heightstownhouse with his wife and two young children last year.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]He still remembers the open house for threehalf-built lots in the complex, and the several eager potential buyers checkingout the properties.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]“There was at least three to six cars that hadpulled up to this complex wanting to buy one of three units available,” hesaid.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]Feeling the pressure and fear he’d be scooped byanother buyer, Loughrey made a one-subject offer, foregoing a home inspection.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]RELATED: BC VIEWS: Housing ‘crisis’ decades in the making](http://www.langleytimes.com/opinion/bc-views-housing-crisis-decades-in-the-making/)[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]Five claims of 132 deficiencies later, Loughreysays regulations need to be in place to protect home owners and buyersstruggling to find an affordable house to live.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]Problems include an improperly laid and leakyfoundation and chipped countertops.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]Loughrey said he’s been going back and forth withthe builder and Pacific Home Warranty – but it’s been a stressful andfrustrating process.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]“I made a gamble and I lost,” he said. “I’m justgoing to work harder and make sure everything gets repaired.”[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]In the meantime, Loughrey wants to see governmentsintervene through the whole process, from builders to home inspections. He saidhe hates to think of another family being in the same predicament if he were tohave turned the house down.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]“Municipal, provincial, federal – something has tobe done.”[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]Loughrey certainly isn’t the only British Columbianwho’s taken the risk of a no-subject purchase in recent years.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]Helene Barton, executive director of the HomeInspection Association of B.C. said back in July that only about 10 per cent ofhome buyers were requesting home inspections. That’s compared to 75 per cent in2015.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]RELATED: Cooling off period urged to protect hasty home buyers](http://www.abbynews.com/business/cooling-off-period-urged-to-protect-hasty-home-buyers/)[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]Despite the market starting to cool off, not muchhas changed.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]Barton said there’s been a noticeable shift inbuyers feeling the need for inspections. “Many realtors, in my opinion, havebecome used to a no-subject offer,” she said. “And more and more inspectionsare being skipped even as the market normalizes.”[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]An effective way to minimize the chances of homebuyers finding themselves in similar situations is to make inspectionsmandatory, Barton said.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]Until then, she warns that recent buyers could befinding deficiencies months or even years after purchase.[/FONT]
[FONT=Helvetica]@ashwadhwani](http://www.twitter.com/ashwadhwani)[/FONT]

No mention that if buyers are not getting inspections what good is licensing home inspectors. Fully one quarter of our business is with investors in housing and small commercial so investors not getting inspections is crap. Less than impressive as was OAHI when I looked into them.

Interesting comments regarding mandatory home inspections. Perhaps just me but I noticed that many issues raised from the home inspectors presenting to the government committee seemed to be ignored or at least set aside. As we see the proposed Bill really never changed that impacted home inspectors.

I was disappointed that it seemed to be more about complying with the process rather than consideration of what was said to the committee. I know that I and a few others specifically pointed out the impact of the current market and significant decrease in home inspections in Ontario. Which as stated earlier would have an impact on why the rush for licensing and a decrease in the number of potential licensed home inspectors. Remember this is a self-funded model that will require a large pool of inspectors to make it financially viable.

I know of some who had a meeting with their member of Parliament .
The info I got was the MOP had made their mind up and new exactly what was best for our Industry.
I expect licensing will be a flop and in a few years will be like many in the U.S.A. be discontinued due to the added costs .

From this video as well as presentation by Claude Lawrenson it is clear that the issue of the mandatory home inspections was raised but sadly was not addressed. Then again how will this licensing work if the inspectors will not have a job due to market condition? In the sellers’ market many sellers are not willing to do a pre-listing inspection knowing that their house will be sold in multiples. But what happens later when the defects will be discovered? Maybe we should start getting training as expert witnesses. :twisted: Just saying…

And what is the argument? Association take care of their members. This is not a witch hunt. Regulations overreach authority.
You think 4 years was worth the effort as RE set the tone for how real estate is sold through lobbying?
1500 licenses and only 300 required.
Yep, the good old fox watching the hen house using YOUR tax dollars to discuss issues that do not require fixen…