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May 19, 2020

Continuing in our Real Estate 101 series, we have a Home Inspector from Toronto on the show today. Starting out her career in the 1980s, Lisa Simkins did not follow a traditional path towards her life as a young professional woman. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, when the faculty’s department was still called “Man-Environment”, Lisa worked in the fields of Mennonite country as a Land Surveyor’s assistant, then trained at Seneca College for Commercial Diving, obtaining her Canada Oil and Gas Lands Category I Diving Certificate.

In this episode, Lisa shares how her average day as a Home Inspector looks and the role a Home Inspector plays when purchasing a house. You will learn the different areas of a house to have inspected by a Home Inspector to ensure you are not buying property that has preexisting issues. If you have been considering purchasing a home but are unsure as to what you should be looking out for, this is the episode for you.


You need a Home Inspector to understand what you’re buying.” - Lisa Simkins


This Week on Young Money:

  • A typical day as a home inspector.
  • Why home inspectors are important and who needs them.
  • What to look for when hiring a home inspector.
  • Misconceptions around home inspectors.
  • The specific spaces in a house you should have looked at by a Home Inspector.

Key takeaways:

  1. The importance of Home Inspectors. 
  2. Mistakes to avoid when hiring a Home Inspector.
  3. How to find a Home Inspector.

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