The Importance of a Home Inspection in a Seller’s Market

Have you been following any news or updates about the Chicagoland real estate market? If you’re interested in buying or selling a home anytime in the near future, you’ve probably had your eyes glued to market updates and news stories. And you’re probably seeing one trend pop up again and again, no matter where you look — buyers are getting competitive, available inventory is tight, and we are firmly in a seller’s market.  [...]

2021-07-07T14:39:10-05:00July 12th, 2021|Home Tips|

Moving from the City to the Suburbs: How a Home Inspector Can Help

The pandemic has caused millions of people here in the Chicago area and around the country to reflect on how they live — and, just as importantly, where they would like to live next. If you’re among the large group considering a move from the city to the suburbs, it’s important to remember to make a home inspector part of your team. A professional home inspection is one of the best ways to [...]

2021-06-14T15:50:50-05:00June 14th, 2021|Home Tips|

How to Read a Home Inspector’s Report

For most of us, the purchase of a home will be one of the largest financial investments we ever make. When considering what home to buy, it’s important to keep many different factors in mind — the lifestyle you want to live, the proximity to schools and businesses, the location of the neighborhood, the size and style of the property, and so on. One of the most important things to factor in is [...]

2021-05-04T16:57:32-05:00May 10th, 2021|Home Tips|

The Importance of a Home Inspection After a Virtual Home Tour

It goes without saying that COVID has changed the world — and that includes the world of real estate transactions. For buyers and sellers here in Chicago and around the country, pandemic restrictions changed how people did their research, looked at properties, and completed transactions. One of the biggest trends to emerge in 2020 was the explosion of popularity for virtual home tours.  Many signs indicate that virtual tours will remain popular, even [...]

2021-04-02T14:36:51-05:00April 5th, 2021|Home Tips|

The Value of a Spring Home Inspection

There’s nothing quite like springtime in Chicago. The air is crisp and warm, the sun is shining, and the city comes to life after hunkering down for the long, dark winter.  And as our area transitions from winter to spring, the real estate market typically heats up right alongside it — with buyers entering the market, and sellers getting ready to put their homes up for sale.  Whether your real estate goals are [...]

2021-03-03T16:55:41-06:00March 8th, 2021|Home Tips|

What Questions Should You Ask Your Home Inspector?

Getting ready for a home inspection here in Chicago? You’re sure to have questions — and that’s a good thing! After all, your inspector is there to be your resource and guide.  A certified and experienced home inspector can offer some great insights about many of the questions that you’re likely to have about a property; they can also help answer any questions you have about the home inspection process as a whole, [...]

2021-01-04T10:08:42-06:00January 11th, 2021|Home Tips|

How to Avoid Heat Loss In Your Chicago Home

Chicago winters can be brutally cold, sending residents of even the comfiest homes to hide under cozy blankets. As we head out of the fall season, now is a good time to prepare your home for winter in the Windy City – including taking steps to minimize heat loss and keep your family warm and safe.  As of 2017, more than half of Chicago’s homes were built before 1950. This means that many [...]

2020-12-07T15:47:18-06:00December 14th, 2020|Home Tips|

Why Winter Is Such an Important Time for Chicago Home Inspections

While spring and summer are typically the biggest times of the year for real estate, winter can also be an active time for buyers and sellers. Plenty of people move forward with their biggest real estate goals during the cold, gray, and snowy days of winter — making home inspections just as important as ever! Curious about what you may be able to learn from a winter home inspection — and what you [...]

2020-12-23T11:52:58-06:00November 17th, 2020|Home Tips|

How to Avoid These Home Inspection Horror Stories

It’s October, which means Halloween is just around the corner. This is the time of year when people here in Chicagoland and around the country bundle up on couches to watch their favorite horror classics, or tell spooky tall tales around a campfire.  Being smack dab in the middle of the season of ghosts and ghouls got us thinking: What are some of the everyday horror stories that homeowners face?  Whether you’re buying [...]

2020-12-23T11:54:51-06:00October 19th, 2020|Home Tips|
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