Properties Home Inspectors

Home inspectors are very important when either buying or selling your house, condo, or commercial property. Most real estate contracts in Illinois allow for a 5-day home inspection period, and I suggest you take advantage of it. Home inspections are optional, but highly recommended, and are generally paid for by the buyer. However, a seller may want to hire a home inspector prior to listing their home for sale to avoid any home inspection issues/surprises once they accept an offer. A quality home inspector can potentially save you thousands of dollars. A home inspector will conduct a thorough evaluation of the subject property from the foundation to the roof. They also conduct termite, mold, and radon tests, which are usually for an additional fee. When hiring a home inspector it is extremely important that they are licensed in the state in which you are purchasing the home. The prices that home inspectors charge vary, but usually start around $300 for a condo/town home and go up from there.


Dan Custardo
The BrickKicker of Mchenry County