Home Inspection Advice

The Different Types of Rental Property Inspections & What to Look For

August 1, 2021

The Different Types of Rental Property Inspections & What to Look For As a rental property owner or manager, one thing you do to keep your rental consistently profitable is to prevent damage by tenants. However, in trying to keep... Read More >

Should I Get a Mold Inspection When I’m Buying A House?

July 1, 2021

Here is a familiar scenario that unfolds often across America: a family finds a home they love, in the right part of town, and at a price they can afford. They reach an agreement with the owner and after the home inspection, they pay for... Read More >

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?

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >