Illinois Buyer’s Home Inspections

Illinois Buyer’s Home Inspections

Don’t Invest in a Defective Home

You’ve made an offer on a home and need to make sure that you aren’t sinking your hard-earned savings into a lemon. A buyer’s home inspection will provide you with the due diligence you need to either move forward with the deal or move on to a different one.

A buyer’s home inspection is designed to thoroughly examine the critical systems and operational items inside and outside a home. This enables you to make informed decisions as to whether or not a home is worth purchasing. Should any issues be found during the home inspection, you as the buyer may have increased leverage in any price negotiations.

A buyer’s home inspection usually takes us a few hours, during which we welcome buyers to be present. Sellers, typically, are not welcome. This gives us the ability to connect with you and deliver our key findings in person so you can ask us questions and get the answers you need. 

Following the inspection, we deliver a comprehensive report that includes all our findings and recommendations about how to address any issues discovered in the course of our inspection.

What Does a Buyer’s Inspection Include?

During a buyer’s inspection, we examine everything visible from the roof down to the foundation, inside and outside a home. We make sure it’s all structurally sound and well maintained.

Then we go through all the operational items and appliances to make sure they all function the way they should.

If we can’t confirm that something is working the way it needs to, we note our findings and make a recommendation in our inspection report about how to deal with it.

At Lucent, we rely on years of experience in the home inspection and construction industries to inform each and every inspection we do. We pride ourselves on uncovering what other inspectors might miss and making sure you get more value out of your inspection than you pay for.

Buyer’s Home Inspection Pricing & Additional Inspection Services

We offer comprehensive home inspections at a competitive price and pride ourselves on ensuring you get all the information you need about the home you’re buying.

Given our dedication to transparency, there are two important things you need to know about the cost of a home inspection.

First, opting for a “cheap” home inspection can be a recipe for disaster when buying a home. There’s nothing worse than moving into a house only to find out that you need to unexpectedly sink thousands of dollars into it.

Second, not all tests and specialty inspections are included in a standard home inspection. Additional inspection services may be recommended should we discover unique issues.

Here are some of the additional services your home inspector may recommend:

  • Radon Testing
  • Well Inspection
  • Well Water Testing
  • Termite Inspection
  • Mold Inspection
  • Mold Testing
  • Chimney Inspection
  • Sewer Line Inspection
  • Septic Inspection

What Our Home Inspection Customers Are Saying

  • Greg helped with an inspection of my home and did a very good job. He was thorough and very informative, walking me through any issues he found along the way. Scheduling the inspection was easy and his communication... read more

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    Christopher Burkard
  • Transparent pricing, very professional, wonderful communication, with thorough and easy to navigate report! Highly recommend!!

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    Elizabeth Trenor
  • Greg did an amazing job for us! We had a limited time window to get the inspection performed on our new home and Greg was able to accommodate our needs, even when having to work around movers! Highly... read more

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    Jon Alt
  • Greg was very thorough and noticed several things that we never would have. He helped us out even though our request was very last-minute. I would recommend his services to anyone. Keep up the good work, Greg!

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    Keith Wiegand
  • Highly recommend. Pleasant to work with. Very informative and love how you can get a variety of services performed such as home inspection, well inspection and septic inspection.

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    Yvonne Wendt
  • Absolutely AMAZING customer service and responsiveness. Could not have felt like I was in better hands.

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    Kayla Beall
  • Greg was professional, responded to me quickly, and did an amazing job. He coordinated the termite and radon inspections I needed as well, making him a one stop shop and streamlining the entire process for me. His report was detailed... read more

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    Lindsey Wheeler
  • Pre Purchase Inspection
    Buying an older home we wanted to know what we were walking into. Gregg was so easy to work with. We are in another state, he provided pictures in the report to show exactly what he was...
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    Robin Axe
  • Greg from Lucent was kind, very professional, responsive and detail oriented. He took time to explain issues that he noted when conducting the home inspection. He provided a detailed report with photos that was instrumental in negotiating repairs... read more

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    Grayson Richman
  • Lucent Home Inspections is the only way to go for all your home inspection needs. The detailed inspection report was very helpful to work out the repairs with the seller. Being a one stop shop for all the... read more

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    Matt Sinn

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