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Why Contact a Home Inspector? (Phoenixville)

Home Inspector with Reading, Pottstown, Norristown, Philadelphia

 Why Contact a Home Inspector? (Phoenixville)

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           As a Home Inspector in Phoenixville, PA and surrounding,
my typical client is a homebuyer and I 
always recommend
that once you have a signed Agreement of Sale,
Contact a Home Inspector
right away to schedule
the home inspection.   Why?




happy couple in front of houseWhy wait?  Buying a home could be the largest single investment you'll ever make and after the inspection, you'll know more about the house which will allow you to make decisions with confidence.  A home inspector will identify the need for major repairs, as well as the need for maintenance to keep your home in good shape. 

Before you sign your Agreement, be sure there is an inspection clause included.  This makes your final purchase obligation contingent on the findings of a professional home inspection.  This clause should specify the terms and conditions to which both the buyer and seller are obligated.  In PA, most buyers often choose to have their home inspection completed within 10 days.



Save Money!

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Contact a home inspector right away and know what you are dealing with before you go spending money on other things like appraisals, additional inspections, moving deposits, etc.  If the property has a major issue you weren't aware of, you want to know this as soon as possible to work things out with the seller or walk away before spending additional money.




Get a Plan Together!

You can still use a Home Inspector even if you elect out of the home inspection contingency.  I have real estate investors and homebuyers in Phoenixville & surrounding areas that will contact me to walk through the property with them so they can get a good plan together for repairs after settlement is completed.  The buyer in this scenario is buying the home far enough under market value to give them a nice cushion for repairs and, ultimately, profit when they resell. 


Why else should you contact a home inspector

There are other times when you might need a home inspector, whether it's resolving an appraisal/bank issue, getting your home ready for sale, preparing for a large-scale renovation, etc.


Whatever your reason, don't delay in contacting your home inspector.  It's always better to have the information sooner than later. 



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David Artigliere with ARTI Home Inspections LLC is a ASHI-Certified Home Inspector in Phoenixville, Pottstown, Reading, Philadelphia & Surrounding.


David offers Full Home Inspections, Hourly Consultations, 203K Inspections, Environmental Testing & more 7 days a week.  Call 610-220-1907 or visit www.artihomeinspections.com


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david the home inspectorDavid Artigliere, owner of ARTI Home Inspections LLC, is a home inspector in Pottstown, Reading, Norristown, Royersford and surrounding areas. 

He is available 7 days a week and can be reached at 610-220-1907.

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

David, having a home inspection is a small insurance policy you do not end up with a MONEY PIT!   GREAT advice.

May 17, 2011 02:39 AM
Kathy Denworth
BHHS Keys Real Estate - Islamorada, FL
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo

David, I have my favorite inspectors on speed dial! There is no better way to have an informed buyer about the current condition of the property.

May 17, 2011 02:43 AM
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi David, in Florida, the insurance company has a new requirement for a roof condition certificate(Inspection report on the roof) before they issue any HOI.

May 17, 2011 03:18 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

David, Suggesting to get a home inspection right away is part of our recommendations to our Sellers ~ Better to know in advance what might need to be taken care of and not risk any time wasted during negotiations!

May 17, 2011 04:39 AM
Brent Kluge
Senior Vice President, Secured Funding Corporation - Rockville, MD
I do mortgages REALLY well and I WON'T RIP YOU OFF

Like it!   EVERY home should have a home inspection done... and any other that 'could' be done as well... termite, well & Septic, water quality, radon, etc....



May 19, 2011 01:26 AM
David Artigliere
Reading, Pottstown, Norristown, Philadelphia - Collegeville, PA
ARTI Home Inspections, ASHI Certified Home Inspect

Thanks for reading everyone and providing feedback.  We're here to protect the Buyers out there!

May 26, 2011 07:25 AM