Peterborough Homeowner Ownership Assistance Program – 2017

The City of Peterborough have confirmed that they are planning on offering the Homeownership Assistance Loan Program again this year – it is set to open in April.


If you wish to apply, you should look to get things in place now.  The information below is taken directly from the City of Peterborough website.

Homeownership Assistance Loan Program

This program aims to help eligible renters buy a home in the City or County of Peterborough. The application process for the Homeownership Assistance Loan Program is currently closed. We plan on offering the program again in April 2017. Applications will be made available at that time.

If you are thinking of applying in April, you can do a few things to prepare:

  • Get written mortgage pre-approval from a CMHC approved lender;
  • File your 2016 income tax return (make copies of 2016 T1 General or 2016 Notice of Assessment);
  • Make copies of two pieces of government issued identification (to verify your status in Canada and that you are at least 18 years old) – one piece must be photo ID;
  • Get written verification that you are currently renting;
  • Review the information at CMHC’s Home Buyer education website; and 
  • Keep checking this website or call 705-742-7777 extension 4663 (HOME) for updates.

If there are multiple adults in your household, please prepare copies of their identification and 2016 T1 General/Notice of Assessment to verify status in Canada, age, and total household income.

There is no waiting list for this program. Subject to availability, loans are offered on a first-come, first serve basis. The Program ends when funding has been allocated, or December 1. Program updates for 2017 will be uploaded when available.

Note: Funds have been provided by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario. 

One of the previous requirements for this program was that the home you wished to purchase had to be inspected by a professional home inspector.  

If you do apply and are accepted under this program, be sure to contact us to book your County Home Inspection.  

You can contact us at 705 957 3642 or


Peterborough Open Houses – 25th & 26th February 2017

There are 24 Open Houses listed for this weekend – you can view the full list here .


Below are a few homes whose Open Houses are on Sunday 26th.

You can click on the property address for full details, or click on the Realtors name to head to their website!

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688 George Street, Peterborough is listed at $209,900 by Susan Bowie of Royal LePage Frank.  This Open House is on Sunday 26th February between 1pm and 3pm.


876 Sydenham Road, Peterborough is listed at $309,900 by Josh Collins of Century 21 United.  This Open House is on Sunday 26th February between 1pm and 3pm.


224 Cowling Heights, Peterborough is listed at $349,900 by Adam Simmonds of Flat Rate Realty.  This Open House is on Sunday 26th February between 1pm and 3pm.

Don’t forget – once you have found your dream home, contact us to book your dream home inspection!

What’s New Wednesday – 5th April 2016

It’s Wednesday!  So what better day to take a quick look at some properties listed in our service area over the last 7 days.

Click on the listing information below to take you directly to the listing agent’s website so you can find out all the details about your dream home!

575 Maniece Avenue, Peterborough

575 Maniece Avenue Peterborough is listed at $469,900 by Cathy Burningham from Royal LePage Parkway, Peterborough.

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1195 Buxton Road, Wilberforce is listed at $259,900 by Darlene Reil from Bowes & Cocks, Wilberforce.

185 Bass Lake Road, Trent Lakes

185 Bass Lake Road, Trent Lakes is listed at $1,200,000 by Cathy Hopkins-Poole from RE/MAX All Stars, Bobcaygeon.

603 Cunningham Crescent, Cobourg

603 Cunningham Crescent, Cobourg is listed at $120,000 by Sheila Drew from RE/MAX Lakeshore Realty, Cobourg.

Be sure to check out MLS for lots more recent listings and remember, once you make an offer on your dream home, contact us to book your County Home Inspection!

Multiple Offers & Home Inspections.

Multiple Offers.  The two words that sellers love and buyers dread!

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In a multiple offers situation, how do you make your offer stand out without compromising on one of the most important components of buying a home, the home inspection?

Book a County Home Inspection Pre-Offer inspection and have the home inspected before you make your offer.

By inspecting the home prior to submitting your offer you will have the protection that a home inspection brings and put yourself in a position to submit a firm offer, which is much more attractive to a seller than a conditional one.

For more information contact us at 705 957 3642 or

WETT SITE Basic Inspector – What does this mean?

Here at County Home Inspection, David is a WETT SITE Basic Inspector.  But what does all that actually mean?

WETT Site Basic Inspector

WETT stands for Wood Energy Technology Transfer.  WETT Inc promotes the safe and effective use of wood-burning systems in Canada.

If you have a wood burning appliance or fireplace in your home, or you are looking to purchase a home which has a wood burning appliance/fireplace then you may find that your insurance company asks you to provide them with a WETT Certificate for said appliance/fireplace.

This type of inspection is known as a basic visual inspection – which is a general overview of the readily accessible parts to determine if the system meets current regulations.

As a SITE Basic Inspector David is qualified to undertake this type of WETT Inspection for you.   Our WETT Report is delivered to you in a PDF format, ready to to present to your insurance company alongside a letter stating whether the appliance is or is not code compliant – if it is not, then we explain the reasons why and the recommendations on how to bring the appliance up to code.

For further information, please contact us at 705 957 3642 or at