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For Potential Home Buyers
Congratulations! You’ve found a property you love and have put an offer on it, and you’ve already made the next crucial step in the home buying process by scheduling a home inspection with Inspector Jo. As a smart investor you are doing your due diligence in taking this important opportunity to assess the condition of the property and ensure there are no hidden surprises. Jo’s goal is to make this process as smooth and easy for everyone, so we will walk you through what to expect as a buyer when scheduling a home inspection, helping you navigate this critical stage with confidence and peace of mind.
So you’re in the market to buy a new house and you want to do your due diligence to ensure that the property is a quality investment. A home inspection is obviously the first place to start. What makes Chicago’s Inspector Jo Home Inspections different from the rest, other than being a female in a male dominated industry? Participation in InterNACHI’s® We’ll Buy Your Home Back Guaranteed Program, sets Jo apart from other inspection companies in the area, offering true peace of mind to her clients at no extra cost to them.
Buying a home is an exciting and significant milestone in anyone’s life. I’ve purchased two very different homes and both inspections were a very informative part of the process. It’s essential to approach the process with a keen eye for potential issues. Let’s discuss the top five red flags to look for when buying a… Read More »Top 5 Red Flags to Look for When Buying a Home
Although Jo observes and notes on hundreds of aspects of a home during an inspection there are some limits to the Standards of Practice (SOP) that either are not part of a General Home Inspection or cannot be observed visually at the time. Jo believes in honestly and clearly and wants everyone to be as prepared and aware of what to expect from and Inspection Report as possible. Below are some common areas people assume a Home Inspector might inspect that are actually outside of the SOP guidelines.
Buying a home is one of the most significant investments you’ll make in your life. As a home inspector, I know how tempting it can be to skip the home inspection to save a little money or time, especially in this high speed high cost current housing market. However, skipping a home inspection can be a risky move that can end up costing you much more in the long run.
A new home inspection typically consists of an examination of the property’s structure, electrical and plumbing systems, HVAC, and overall workmanship of the property. The inspector will check for any issues or defects that may have occurred during the construction process, such as improper installation of electrical or plumbing systems, or structural issues. The inspector will also check and evaluate the overall quality of the construction.