Illinois Buyer’s Home Inspections
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.
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
Lucent Home Inspections provided me with a detailed review in a timely manner at a fair price. I was very impressed with their excellent communication and desire to satisfy their customer. I would highly recommend LHI to new and experienced home buyers. Very pleased with their service!Luke Kupferschmid8/21/2020
Greg from Lucent was very professional and helpful with our home inspection. He was willing to explain the details to us as first time home buyers, and his information was very helpful. The report was detailed and nothing was missing, and included other helpful information regarding home maintenance and construction. If you are looking for a thorough and useful home inspection, Lucent is the way to go!Kirk Streitmatter7/24/2020
Greg was fantastic to work with for our apartment building. He is an excellent communicator and always responded back quickly to any requests! His inspection was presented very well and contained detailed, honest, and informative data. The billing process was simple and well laid out. We will definitely be using his services again!Trent Wyss7/24/2020
Used Lucent for a pre-selling home inspection. Greg was more than willing to allow me to tag along so I could be familiar with what he was looking at, answered all my questions along the way, and provided some insight into how best to remedy a few small items that were bound to come up. And despite me following along with him, he was extremely efficient in his time and made the process seamless with a detailed report to follow up - would highly recommend his services.Alex Grohsmeyer5/04/2020
Our home inspection was needed prior to listing our home for sale. Greg was personable and knowledgeable from the first phone contact. Flexible with scheduling to meet our needs and very thorough in his inspection. At completion he reviewed immediate concerns with us and the final report was provided within 6 hours. Highly recommend Lucent Home Inspections!Kimberley Krowlek2/25/2020
I have used several inspectors in the past. I must say this is the best one I have ever had. The report is well documented, pictures are very clear and excellent quality and you can tell what the inspector is looking at and trying to explain. I highly recommend Lucent, and will be using them again in the future.Richard McConnell2/20/2020
I recently used Greg from Lucent Home inspections to inspect a condo in Normal, Illinois that I was considering for purchase. He was timely in responding to my initial inquiry and worked to find a date for the inspection that worked for everyone. The inspection report which was emailed to me had plenty of detail and pictures for me to understand all the repair and maintenance issues involved with the condo. The delivery of the final inspection report also included a very helpful feature to create a follow-up to do list. I highly recommend Lucent Home Inspections. And on a final note, I thought their pricing was quite reasonable given the quality of the final report.Robert Ficklin11/27/2019