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Illinois Home & Property Inspection Tips

Illinois Home & Property Inspection Tips

Homes require a large investment of time and money whether you’re buying, selling, or just trying to proactively maintain one. In this resource center you will find home and property inspection tips to help you during the buying and selling process. For those of you that already own a home, or are about to, you will also find helpful home maintenance advice that will enable you to keep your house in the best shape imaginable. Select from the categories below to find advice and resources specific to your situation.

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Latest Home Inspection Blogs

Termite Disclosures and Home Buying

March 1, 2021

Buying a home can be a long and exhausting process. By the time your offer is accepted, you’re probably ready to be done and let your realtor handle the closing process. But, there’s one more critical step left: home inspections.... Read More >

Common Home Roofing Problems

February 6, 2021

Your roof is your home’s shield against the elements. It’s a shield many of us take for granted sometimes. In fact, we don’t often think much about our roof—until something goes wrong. However, it doesn’t have to come to that.... Read More >

Who Schedules the Home Inspection?

December 29, 2020

One of the most commonly asked questions by new homebuyers is, “Who schedules the home inspection?” It’s an important question because the home inspection is a chance for you to find out if there are any significant problems with the... Read More >

Can I Perform a Home Inspection Myself?

December 4, 2020

Now that you’re about to write the check for the down payment on your dream home, you may be asking yourself, “Can I perform a home inspection myself?” It’s tempting. You’ll be writing a big check, and you’re thinking about... Read More >

The Importance of Home Maintenance

November 7, 2020

Most homeowners will agree on the importance of home maintenance. When people close on their first home they invariably head to the hardware store to purchase a toolbox and stock it with the requisite tools to meet the basic needs... Read More >

How Long Does It Take to Get an Inspection Report Back?

October 8, 2020

How long does it take to get an inspection report back? This is a question many buyers and sellers ask during the home-buying process. Waiting for the report to come back can be anxiety producing, similar to waiting to get... Read More >

What You Need to Know About Seller Disclosure in Illinois

September 10, 2020

There’s much to know about seller disclosure in Illinois.  In addition to the disclosure requirements around the Federal Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act passed in 1992, Illinois sellers are also subject to Illinois’ 1994 Residential Real Property Disclosure Act.... Read More >

How to Prepare for a Home Inspection in Illinois – Seller’s Guide

August 26, 2020

As a seller, knowing how to prepare for a home inspection gives you a big advantage in the home selling process. Many sellers think that once the sales contract has been signed that the deal is done. Unfortunately, many sellers... Read More >

Monthly Home Maintenance Checklists in Illinois

August 26, 2020

With fall and winter rapidly approaching, it’s a great time to break out monthly home maintenance checklists. Much like regular oil changes for your car that keep it running efficiently, regular preventive home maintenance inspections can save you from future... Read More >

Buyer’s Apartment or Condo Inspection Checklist

August 20, 2020

Much like with a detached home, a buyer’s apartment or condo inspection checklist is a must-have. Apartment and condo buyers need to be just as diligent as detached home buyers by conducting an inspection prior to consummating the purchase of... Read More >