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Home Inspector - Reading, Pottstown, Norristown, Philadelphia
Pottstown Home Inspector Speaking on Foundation Cracks   In my field as a home inspector around the Pottstown area, I have come across a few nervous clients worried about cracks in the foundation of a home they are looking to buy. They might see a crack in the exterior brick or a crack in the bas...
How will I get paid as a 203K Contractor? (Philadelphia)   As a 203K Consultant and Home Inspector in the Philadelphia area, I often get asked how the 203K contractor will get paid during the 203K process. A 203k loan is an FHA Loan that allows you to purchase a home that needs $5,000 or more in ...
Water Testing in Reading, PA With a number homes around the Reading, PA area still using private wells, I get a lot of requests for water testing and people don't always know which water tests they need. Most of my clients that are purchasing a home get a basic water test called an FHA/VA test.  ...
Restaurant Week in Berks County (Reading, PA)   This weekend officially started "Restaurant Week" in Reading, PA and throughout Berks county.  This is one of the weeks my wife and I look forward to the most.  Not only are restaurants offering special menus with great discounts but it gives us a c...
Improper Deck Installation affects Entire Home! (Norristown Home Inspector)   As a home inspector in Norristown, PA, I come across some poor workmanship in my home inspections.  Last week, I performed a home inspection in Norristown for a real estate investor and found a rather bad case of an imp...
Using your IRA/ 401K for Real Estate Investing (Pottstown)   My wife, Tina, and I have been investing in real estate around Pottstown, PA since 1997.  As self-employed professionals, we found it was next to impossible to get financing after the economic downturn started.  We started to look at ot...
203K Program in PA- Traditional & Streamline The FHA 203K loan program has become quite popular in Southeastern PA, particularly around Philadelphia, Easton, Reading & Lancaster.  The FHA 203K loan allows homebuyers to get financing for the purchase and renovation of a home with the convenience o...
Do I Really Need a Home Inspection (Phoenixville)? If you are in the market to purchase a home, the answer is probably - YES! Some buyers get stressed out by all the money involved in buying a home and think saving $360 by skipping the home inspection is a good place to save money. The house "loo...
Valentine's Day Events (Reading, PA) Looking for that special Valentine's Day Event around Reading, PA?  My wife and I have lived here for almost 10 years and have had the pleasure to attend a number of Events for Valentine's Day around Reading, PA.  As owners of a home inspection company in Read...
ASHI Home Inspectors (Reading) to discuss Slate Roofing If you are a home inspector around Reading, PA, you are welcomed to join our next Keystone ASHI meeting.  Our next meeting will be held on Monday, February 6th, 2012 at The Inn at Reading. This is for ASHI members.  Non-ASHI members are welc...

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