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Asked by Dang, Oxford Circle/ Castor, Philadelphia, PA Wed Mar 10, 2010

can some one recomment a good home inspector in philadelphia 19111 area?

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Tim Steward at US Inspect was very thorough and gave us a lot of tips on maintaining the house.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 18, 2010
Yes, I can recommend 2 ASHI Certified people that we use:

US Inspect- Nate Feldweiser
Their inspections are more expensive but worth every penny. Nate does termite and radon testing.
800-US Inspect

County Wide Home Inspection
Jim Makara
Local family husband and wife business reasonably priced. Jim does radon testing not termite.

There is a 3rd person I can recommend. Let me know if you need a 3rd referral.

I like both of these folks because they are honest and thorough and have proven time over time to be professional under a variety of circumstances. Their reports are easy to read. They are not "deal killers". In the industry sometimes we call inspectors deal killers when they report their findings they inject too much zeal or theatrics or put unsubstantiated outrageous cost estimates on their findings. The inspectors I recommended are extremely detail oriented and will note even the slightest repair or imperfections.

One of my clients put an offer on a Short Sale home in Northern Liberties and hired Nate Feldweiser to do the inspection. The report came back revealing a lot of electrical and plumbing issues as well as a structural problem with the home. My client backed away from the deal which would have been a "money pit" for sure. She was so happy with his inspection, the way he explained the problems and educated her through the process, that she used him to inspect another home that see will settle on soon. Tat home also needed a lot of work and I was able to negotiate a lower sales price and a credit for repairs! Thanks Nate!

As a Realtor I use these inspection reports to negotiate repairs. The clearer the report, the better I can work my negotiations for my buyer or seller.

Hope this helps.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 10, 2010
I cover that area, and would be happy to answer any questions you may have...

I have been inspecting for 7 years, and have inspected hundreds of Philly homes. All info (including prices) are on my website: http://www.SherlockHI.com
Web Reference: http://www.SherlockHI.com
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