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Step 7 to Buying a Home: Schedule Home Inspection

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

717.926.1811| www.donhaschert.pillartopost.com/

See More Home Inspections

717.576.6818 | www.seemorehomeinspections.com

The Virtus Group

717.920.8230| www.virtusgroupusa.com

AlphaHome Inspections

 717.914.1600| www.alphainspection.net

Enviroquest

717.233.6144| www.evqharrisburg.com

For FHA 203k Rehab Loan Inspections:

717.856.0657| www.theinspectioncenter.com

Septic Companies:

Dillsburg Septic

717.432.9704| www.dillsburgexcavating.com

Bressler Septic and Excavating

570.682.3986| www.bresslersseptic.com

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 homesalesinyourarea@gmail.com for additional recommendations.

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Gina Casner

In 2016, I began my tenure in real estate as a licensed Executive Assistant for a leading real estate training coach and subsequently for high-producing real estate teams. I very quickly fell in love with real estate and by 2019, I transitioned into personally helping clients turn their dreams into keys. After dozens of transactions, I have been dubbed the “unicorn hunter,” finding out-of-the-box solutions for clients looking for a home with unique requirements. In addition to managing my real estate practice, I am involved in providing community education on responsible home ownership through my exclusive Path to Home Ownership workshop series. I also am the founder of Chronically Strong, an organization that promotes mental health awareness and suicide prevention in our local communities. I take a holistic and individualized approach to real estate. Buying or selling a home in Central PA can be complex, sophisticated and often a deeply personal endeavor. Your experience should mimic the high level of customer service all of my clients have, while being very specific to your own individual needs. I work with a team of experts to provide a full, complete experience that only a cohesive team can consistently provide. Working with us, you will be given personal attention in every aspect of your home buying and selling experience with the professionalism and consistency of a thoughtful business model. And yes, superior results will follow! On a personal note, I attribute my success not only to my passion for helping clients execute on their next “big move”, but also to my knowledge regarding the psychology of buying and selling. My clientele works in diverse industries with an emphasis on technology, finance, medicine, law, and business. My real estate practice has grown successfully and consistently thanks to the repeat business of happy clients and their introductions to friends, family and neighbors. This track record is only possible because we deliver both results AND an enjoyable experience. Growing up, my family moved frequently all across the continental U.S., but you will hear me say that I am from California because that is the longest place that I lived during my formative years. Moving became a way of life for my family and each place I lived became a part of my story. It taught me that our home truly is the foundation of everything in our lives, and it is this belief that compels me to work hard for my clients when they are buying or selling their home. In many ways, our home becomes a part of our identity, an identity and memory that should be honored. I have been accused of being tenacious and super honest. I like to win (for my clients) but do so with a calm demeanor and a smile. I live in a raised ranch home in Lower Paxton Township with my main squeeze, my teenage son, and our very spoiled dog, Ginger. I have mad faith, and truly believe that each and every one of us is capable of great things. I graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelors’ in Sociology. There is a running joke in my family that every day I go to real estate school because every day my clients teach me something new. I continually invest time, money and thought into the latest sales, marketing and negotiation techniques. Why? Because I believe that you deserve to have the best working for you. I want to live life on my own terms, and am committed to helping you do the same. Would you like to work together? Please reach out. I look forward to hearing from you! Gina

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