What will it cost?
Inspection fees for a typical single family home in Chicago vary by type (condo, loft, Commercial space etc...), size, and features of the property. Additionally, services such as septic inspections and radon, mold and lead testing may be warranted depending upon the individual property. Prices vary here in Chicago. Don't let the cost deter you from having a home inspection on your new condo or selecting an inspector you are comfortable with - knowledge gained from an inspection on a potential property is well worth the time and expense. The lowest-priced home inspector in Chicago is not necessarily a bargain. The inspector's qualifications, including experience with the Chicago housing market, training, and professional affiliations, should be the most important consideration in your selection when finding a great real estate inspector that will be on your side when purchasing a condo or loft in Chicago.
If the house proves to be in good condition, did I really need an inspection?
Yes. Now you can complete your Chicago home purchase with confidence about the condition of the property and all its equipment and systems. From the inspection, you will have learned many things about your new home, and will want to keep that information for future reference. Buying a new home in Chicago is a huge investment, let Dwell One Realty make it a safe and secure investment.
What if the report reveals problems?
No home in Chicago, Illinois is perfect. When the home inspector identifies problems with your condo, it does not indicate you should not buy that particular property. The findings serve to educate you in advance of the real estate purchase about the condition of that property. If your budget is tight, or if you do not want to be involved in future repair work, this information will be extremely valuable to you before you buy that Chicago home.
Do I have to be home?
While it is not necessary for you to be present at the home that is being inspected, it is always recommended that you make time to join the home inspector for their visit. This allows you to observe the home inspector, ask questions about the home, learn about the condition of the home, how systems work in the home, and how to maintain them. After you have seen the property with the home inspector, you will find the written report easier to understands.
When do I call in the home inspector?
Before you sign the contract or purchase agreement for your new home, make your purchase obligation contingent upon the findings of a professional Chicago home inspector. This should specify the terms to which both the buyer and seller are obligated. Contact a Chicago home inspector immediately after the contract or purchase agreement has been signed. Chicago home inspectors are aware of the time constraints involved in purchase agreements and most are available to conduct the required inspection within a few days in Chicago and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Why a Home Inspection is needed
Many Chicago homebuyers have questions in regards to: do they need a professional Chicago home inspection or not and what is its purpose and/or value to the buyer or real estate. A new home in Chicago is the single largest purchase most of us will ever make. It would only make sense to know its current condition before finalizing the sale. The Chicago home Inspector works for the buyer only and is mandated by Illinois law to be truthful and forthright as to the condition of the prospective home no matter who referred them or any other circumstance.