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Streamlined Inspections

Streamlined Inspections

5.0 (7)
Streamlined Inspections, Inc. is a premier residential and commercial property inspection company providing quality affordable inspections in the Chicago-land area. We are committed to providing you with an unbiased, visual inspection report on all the components of your property as well as maintenance tips that will help add value and longevity to your investment.
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Locker Inspection Services LLC

Locker Inspection Services LLC

5.0 (6)
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All In 1 Restoration

All In 1 Restoration

4.7 (3)
Have over 30 years experience in the trade.we do all types of construction.painting,tile,bathroom remodel,drywall,tuckpointing,brick laying,roofing,flooring,electrical work,
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Domicile Consulting LLC

Domicile Consulting LLC

5.0 (1)
Over twenty years in business as a home inspector. Our staff includes engineers, architects, and contractors.  We do radon testing, mold testing, IAQ testing, and energy auditing.  Our inspections are more thorough and our reports are more detailed than those of other inspectors and firms in the area. 
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Chicago Home Inspection Services Inc.

Chicago Home Inspection Services Inc.

Chicago Home Inspection Services Inc. provides professional and affordable home Inspections to home buyers and sellers in the areas of Chicago and the surrounding counties in Cook, DuPage and Lake County.
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First Choice Inspectors, LLC

First Choice Inspectors, LLC

For all your home or commercial inspection needs throughout the Chicagoland area, make the right choice with First Choice Inspectors. With more than a decade of experience, our professional and certified team of inspectors has the knowledge and background to give your property a thorough, detailed review to check for any issues. From hidden foundation flaws to a weather-ravaged roof, we inspect every building from top to bottom to find any issues or ensure a detailed and comprehensive bill of health. ... View Profile
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Already Home Inspections LLC

Already Home Inspections LLC

We pride our approach on making this a learning experience for the buyer. I teach Home Inspection at a local college for 10 years now, a necessary course for anyone looking to enter the Home Inspection field in Illinois. Inspections since 1986, a carpenter/general contractor for 43 years. The construction experience helps evaluate all of the components of a property in a knowledgeable manner. Licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin.
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Home Advantage Inspections, LLC

Home Advantage Inspections, LLC

Buying a home big purchase and it should be treated as one of the biggest investments of your life! All inspectors are not the same and there is a reason that we perform approximately 1900 inspections a year.   We are there as the "paid pessimist" for you and we take it seriously. We want to really push those systems and give you a good sense of what you're buying in the window of time provided. We are also certified mold inspectors so as part of our process we want to check moisture levels around the home where we commonly find issues. We are extremely detailed and take pride in that.   Here are the FREE warranties and services y ... View Profile
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The Housedoctors

The Housedoctors

Home inspector since 1994, degree in construction engineering from Indiana state university. Instructor for home inspection licensees. Provide a thorough inspection and report. Not afraid to call out issues, the client is our priority. We also teach you, the homeowners, how the house works. Choose an experienced inspector who will identify problems and only work for you.
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Just Right Inspection Services LLC

Just Right Inspection Services LLC

I have over 17 years of experience being a home inspector. I provide information in the report about how maintaining your home in addition to defects. Ask about my value added services.
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Frequently asked questions

How much does a home inspection cost in my area?

A home inspection costs $300 to $500 on average, depending on the property's size and age, location, services rendered, and if there are freestanding structures. Specialty inspections cost $100 to $300 more for testing things such as mold, asbestos, radon, lead, or termites.

Who pays for a residential home inspection?

The home buyer typically pays for the cost of a private home inspection. The buyer should hire a real estate inspector as soon as the seller accepts the offer. After the inspection, buyers may accept the house "as is," ask the seller to pay for repairs, renegotiate, or back out of the sale and forfeit the earnest money.

What do licensed home inspectors look for?

Certified home inspectors check the roof, foundation, ceilings, windows, attic, crawl space, fireplace, doors, decks and porches. House inspectors also cover the plumbing, heating, electrical, and air conditioning systems. Building inspectors only look at what is visible and accessible.

Some home inspectors offer specialty testing for mold and asbestos for an extra $100 to $300 on average.

What are home inspectors not allowed to do?

Home inspectors are not allowed to check for code violations, permits, determine the house's insurability or value, move furniture or appliances, condemn the property, issue a certificate of occupancy, or survey the properties boundary lines. Inspections also do not include fire and smoke detectors, hot tubs and swimming pools, alarm systems, and sprinkler systems.

How long does a home inspection take?

A home inspection takes 2 to 3 hours on average, depending on the house's size and age and if there are freestanding structures included. Property inspectors provide their final inspection report within 24 hours after inspecting.

Should you get a home inspection on new construction?

Yes, buyers should always get a home inspection on a new construction home. New homes are not always built to code and can have problems. Some buyers also get an early pre-drywall inspection to ensure the beams, posts, studs, insulation, and home systems are installed correctly.

Should I use a home inspector recommended by my realtor?

Hiring a home inspector recommended by your realtor may pose a conflict of interest. The inspector(s) may have a vested interest in helping the realtor close the sale, so they remain on the agent’s list of recommended inspectors.

How to find and hire a good home inspector?

To find the best home inspectors in your area:

  • Get at least three estimates from building inspectors to compare.
  • Ask for references from their past customers.
  • Verify their license and insurance.
  • Look for residential home inspectors certified with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), or the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE).
  • Read reviews and check out their previous work on HomeGuide, Google, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • Ask about their warranties and guarantees.
  • Ask for a contract in writing upfront.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Come up with a payment schedule for work completed.

What questions to ask a home inspector?

Once you have a shortlist of top-rated home inspectors, ask the following questions before hiring:

  • How long have you been in the property inspection business?
  • What types of homes do you inspect?
  • How many homes have you inspected?
  • What do you check? What don't you check?
  • How much do you charge?
  • Can I see a sample inspection report?
  • Can you provide me with a list of references?
  • Can I be present during the inspection?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • How long will the inspection take?
  • Can you provide me a written estimate?
  • Do I pay after the inspection? What payment methods do you accept?
  • What do I need to provide to get started?

Once you've read home inspector reviews and hired a professional, ask the following questions during the inspection:

  • Do any areas need a follow-up inspection?
  • What are your biggest concerns about this house? How much would it cost to fix?
  • Is there anything critical I need to fix before moving in?
  • What would you fix if you were buying this house?
  • Are these issues normal wear and tear?
  • What else could go wrong?
  • Is the roof in good condition?
  • Do any fire, water, health, or safety hazards exist?
  • Are the trees on the property a potential hazard?

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