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

How to Get Ready for a Home Inspection

June 3, 2021

How to Get Ready for a Home Inspection Buying a home is one of people’s most important and most emotional decisions. The home we live in touches us in a deeply personal way. When you buy the wrong house, you... Read More >

Do Home Inspections Really Affect Property Value in Illinois?

May 11, 2021

When trying to sell your home, you want to sell for as much money as possible. Part of meeting that goal includes avoiding anything that can depreciate the home’s market value. The buyer’s home inspection is one of those things... Read More >

What Every Landlord Needs to Know About Maintenance

April 19, 2021

Although they don’t look like that on the surface, buildings are highly complex structures. In amodern home, it is possible to find as many as twenty different types of materials making up thevarious parts of the building. There will be... Read More >

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 in Illinois

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 >