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Find home inspectors in Reading, PA

Find home inspectors in Reading, PA

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Find home inspectors in Reading, PA

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Top 10 home inspectors in Reading, PA

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National Property Inspections

National Property Inspections

New on HomeGuide
Serves Sanatoga, PA
National Property Inspections provided written unbiased evaluations of commercial and residential properties. Offering full service, one stopping shopping experience. We provide warranties on our services and at year roof leak warranty. Public sewer lateral Inspections for buyers and U&O inspections.
A Affordable Home Inspector LLC

A Affordable Home Inspector LLC

1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Gap, PA
Fast and efficient reports sent within hours directly to you. I have over 30 years of experience in the field to help you make the best decision for you when it comes to purchasing or selling a home. Love helping both the buyers and sellers be informed about the property they are looking to buy/sell.
Affordable Home Inspections

Affordable Home Inspections

New on HomeGuide
3 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Allentown, PA
I have completed over 7000 inspections, and was a General contractor for twenty five years.


New on HomeGuide
Serves Pennsville, NJ
I'm Experienced, Licensed and Certified! Doing something I have experience in and be able to tell the customer the safety concerns of the property.
Real Estate Inspections

Real Estate Inspections

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Our inspectors have a deep building science and construction technology knowledge base. They also carry all required licensing and training in addition to multiple certifications in addition to the minimum licensing requirements. Our inspectors also are required to go through intensive in-house training and continuing education to reach and maintain a level of proficiency that is unparalleled in the industry. We consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to serve our clients. We perform every inspection as if we were performing it for ourselves. We also utilize the latest technology so we can provide our clients with the most comprehensi...
Landmark Home Inspections

Landmark Home Inspections

New on HomeGuide
Serves Gilbertsville, PA
More than just a home inspection. Involved in ther construction and building trades for years prior to starting the home inspection business. Years as a General Contractor with hands on experience and knowledge to share with my clients.
Suburban Property Inspections

Suburban Property Inspections

New on HomeGuide
Serves West Chester, PA
Since 1988, we have been a family owned and operated inspection company committed to excellence with our superior customer service, knowledgeable staff, and easy-to-understand reports. To provide the best service possible, Suburban offers Home, Termite, Septic, and Well Inspections, all performed by our in-house inspectors who are thoroughly trained and certified. We also offer Water, Radon, and Indoor Air Quality/Mold Testing! Reach out to us at [email protected] or visit our website, Educating potential buyers and homeowners is a passion of ours. Being an advocate and resource during the real estate transacti...

Your Home Inspection questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

A home inspection costs $300 to $500 on average, depending on the property's size and age, location, services rendered, and if there are freestanding structures. Specialty inspections cost $100 to $300 more for testing things such as mold, asbestos, radon, lead, or termites.

The home buyer typically pays for the cost of a private home inspection. The buyer should hire a real estate inspector as soon as the seller accepts the offer. After the inspection, buyers may accept the house "as is," ask the seller to pay for repairs, renegotiate, or back out of the sale and forfeit the earnest money.

Certified home inspectors check the roof, foundation, ceilings, windows, attic, crawl space, fireplace, doors, decks and porches. House inspectors also cover the plumbing, heating, electrical, and air conditioning systems. Building inspectors only look at what is visible and accessible.

Some home inspectors offer specialty testing for mold and asbestos for an extra $100 to $300 on average.

Home inspectors are not allowed to check for code violations, permits, determine the house's insurability or value, move furniture or appliances, condemn the property, issue a certificate of occupancy, or survey the properties boundary lines. Inspections also do not include fire and smoke detectors, hot tubs and swimming pools, alarm systems, and sprinkler systems.

A home inspection takes 2 to 3 hours on average, depending on the house's size and age and if there are freestanding structures included. Property inspectors provide their final inspection report within 24 hours after inspecting.

Yes, buyers should always get a home inspection on a new construction home. New homes are not always built to code and can have problems. Some buyers also get an early pre-drywall inspection to ensure the beams, posts, studs, insulation, and home systems are installed correctly.

Hiring a home inspector recommended by your realtor may pose a conflict of interest. The inspector(s) may have a vested interest in helping the realtor close the sale, so they remain on the agent’s list of recommended inspectors.

To find the best home inspectors in your area:

  • Get at least three estimates from building inspectors to compare.
  • Ask for references from their past customers.
  • Verify their license and insurance.
  • Look for residential home inspectors certified with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), or the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a contract in writing upfront.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

Once you have a shortlist of top-rated home inspectors, ask the following questions before hiring:

  • How long have you been in the property inspection business?
  • What types of homes do you inspect?
  • How many homes have you inspected?
  • What do you check? What don't you check?
  • How much do you charge?
  • Can I see a sample inspection report?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • Can I be present during the inspection?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How long will the inspection take?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate?
  • Do I pay after the inspection? What payment methods do you accept?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Once you've read home inspector reviews and hired a professional, ask the following questions during the inspection:

  • Do any areas need a follow-up inspection?
  • What are your biggest concerns about this house? How much would it cost to fix?
  • Is there anything critical I need to fix before moving in?
  • What would you fix if you were buying this house?
  • Are these issues normal wear and tear?
  • What else could go wrong?
  • Is the roof in good condition?
  • Do any fire, water, health, or safety hazards exist?
  • Are the trees on the property a potential hazard?
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