A couple of weeks ago I had a sneak preview of a new tool in the home buying arsenal that I think is going to be a game changer: HomeVerified.
HomeVerified is a private company that is aggregating information about a home and neighbourhood’s insurance claims history, school reports, history if ever a grow-op and more. Bob Aaron has written a detailed column in the Toronto Star that explains it well.
After two decades in the business, I know there are certain neighbourhoods in the Georgian Triangle where flooding is more common than others. I also have some insight from parents into school performance and area demographics. To see all this information in ready detail on a report is fantastic for home buyers! This provides an opportunity for buyers to be more through in their due diligence and decision making. You can view a sample report by clicking here.
I predict this will quickly become as common as a home inspection and buyers should include the obtaining of and being satisfied with a HomeVerified report as part of their conditions in any offer. Sellers, remember to do the right thing and disclose because Big Brother really is watching more and more every day.
It’s always a pleasure to meet new people and to assist them in meeting their real estate goals. If you would like to schedule a buyer or seller consultation with me, please feel free to email me or call at 705-446-1762.
Marg Scheben-Edey is a Broker with RE/MAX four seasons realty limited, Brokerage in beautiful Collingwood, ON. With three decades of experience, Marg is a leader in the local real estate marketplace and is ready to help guide both Buyers and Sellers in achieving their real estate goals. Email Marg