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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 >

Budgeting For Home Maintenance in Illinois

August 20, 2020

Home maintenance in Illinois can be a tricky chore. Rainy springs, blazing hot summers, and frigid winters take their toll on our homes. It seems like the fall is the only season where we can enjoy the foliage – and... Read More >

After A Home Inspection Comes Back Unfavorable

July 29, 2020

Unfortunately, the news after a home inspection isn’t always good news. As much as you hoped the inspection wouldn’t turn up anything, it’s not out of the ordinary for there to be major or minor items needing attention. Getting the... Read More >

Illinois Home Inspection Costs & Pricing

July 11, 2020

A home is the most substantial asset many people will ever buy or sell. Whether you’re buying, selling, or just trying to maintain a home, the cost of a home inspection is a small price to pay compared to the... Read More >

Do Condos and Apartments Need Home Inspections?

July 1, 2020

Opinions vary concerning the question of whether or not condos and apartments need home inspections. Some people believe that inspections are solely for single-family homes, while others wouldn’t dream of moving into any type of residence without a thorough inspection... Read More >