Home Inspection Advice

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 >

Illinois 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 >

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 in Illinois?

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 >

Should I Get a Pre-Listing Home Inspection Before I Sell My Home?

June 1, 2020

When looking at the potential costs involved when selling your home, you may be considering avoiding the cost of having a pre-listing home inspection completed. But is avoiding the up-front cost of the inspection a decision that you may regret... Read More >

Who Pays For The Home Inspection in Illinois?

May 1, 2020

First time homebuyers often ask, “Who pays for the home inspection?” That’s a very good question; one which is often asked as a contract is being drawn up. The short answer is: “It depends.” For both the buyer and the... Read More >

What You Should Do During a Home Inspection in Illinois

April 1, 2020

Buyers and sellers alike wonder what you should do during a home inspection. The inspection is a critical component of the buyer/seller dance and both parties know that if the wheels come off here that a completed sale could be... Read More >

8 Home Inspection Tips for Sellers

March 1, 2020

You’ve listed your home and a motivated buyer loved it, signed a contract to buy, and secured financing. Now comes the make or break part of the equation: the home inspection. These home inspection tips for sellers will relieve your stress... Read More >