TORONTO –When newlyweds Leanne Lebel and Kyle Ellis were looking to buy a home last fall after years of renting, they were frustrated after bidding on 20 homes and losing out to other buyers.
They were advised by their real estate agent to waive a home inspection as a condition of sale and were able to buy a house in Ennismore, which is northeast of Peterborough in February 2021.
Lebel said when they moved in, they had to get a new furnace right away and spend $7,000 they weren’t planning to.
"We had to buy a new furnace because there were dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in the home and we are planning to have a baby so we had to replace it," Lebel said.
The couple bought the house when there was still snow on the ground and were shocked in the spring when the snow melted to …