Once a contract has been submitted, schedule a home inspection asap. It can always be cancelled if we can’t come to terms on the contract.
Ideally, the inspection should occur within the next 2-3 days, however, during the busy summer months, inspectors may be booked out up to a week or more in advance.It’s important that the home inspection occur quickly as it often takes the inspector 1-2 days to write the report after the inspection. Once the report is written we still need some time to review the report and ask the seller for any credits or repairs before the attorney review period ends, which is typically 7-10 business days in PA.
Plan to attend the inspection which will take approximately 2 hours for a condo and 3 hours for a single family home. Inspectors usually only work Mon – Fri and do not work evenings or weekends so you will probably need to arrange to be off work for the inspection. Wear comfortable clothes which can get dirty as the inspector may want to show you something in the basement, on the roof, etc.
Legally we are not supposed to schedule the home inspection for you so this is something you need to do. Whole home inspectors can also do a general wood destroying insect inspection, water test, and radon test. It is HIGHLY recommended that you use a pest company to do a wood destroying insect inspection on if insect damage is likely or suspected. Our favorite whole home inspectors are:
Pillar to Post
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The Virtus Group
For FHA 203k Rehab Loan Inspections:
Bressler Septic and Excavating
Once the inspection is scheduled, let us know so we can confirm that day and time will work with the seller’s Realtor. Plan to bring your checkbook or credit card to the inspection to pay the inspector. NOTE: If the property has a well and/or private septic system such as a sand mound or drain field, double check with me to confirm whether or not you elected a water and septic inspection. Typically, general home inspectors will conduct water tests but will not inspect septic systems. If you elected an on-lot sewage inspection, you will need an additional inspector. Text (717.963.0016) or email me at email@example.com for additional recommendations.