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Can My House Fail a Home Inspection? 

  • 6 min read

The home inspection process can be nerve-wracking for both buyers and sellers. A home inspection can expose defects in a house that the current owner may not be aware of, yet it’s crucial to understand that there’s no such thing as a “pass” or “fail” when it comes to home inspections. Although some properties may have significant defects, potentially rendering them uninsurable or prompting buyers to reconsider their purchase, a poorly resulting home inspection does NOT render your house UNSELLABLE.

for buyers: What to expect from home inspection

What to Expect When you’re Expecting a Home Inspection

  • 6 min read

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.

for sellers: What to expect from home inspection

What to Expect as a Home Seller During a Home Inspection

  • 5 min read

For Potential Home Sellers

So, you’re actively trying to sell your home, and you have an upcoming home inspection scheduled for your property. To show off your property in the best light, and help ensure no re-inspections or other stones get thrown into the gears of a smooth sale,  it is important to anticipate the home inspection process and prepare accordingly. Understanding what to expect can help you prepare your property and ensure a smooth inspection experience. Here, Jo will outline five essential things that home sellers should expect during a home inspection, allowing you to be proactive and prepared.

Should I get a Pre-Listing Home Inspection? 

  • 17 min read

If you’re planning to sell your home, a pre-listing home inspection is a valuable investment. It allows you to identify and address any issues in advance, boost buyer confidence, accurately price your property, gain negotiation power, and facilitate a smoother and faster transaction. As a homeowner and member of the growing real estate industry, Inspector Jo, highly recommends considering a pre-listing home inspection to maximize your chances of a quick successful sale. 

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We’ll Buy Your Home Back Guaranteed

  • 7 min read

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. 

The Essentials of a Condo or Townhouse Home Inspection

  • 10 min read

To ensure you’re choosing the right condo or townhouse that will continue to provide value to you and your family, it’s crucial to have a thorough home inspection to ensure you’re making an informed decision. A professional home inspector will meticulously evaluate various aspects of the whole condo or townhouse property, including all accessible communal areas, as well as a general evaluation of the buildings exterior to provide you with a comprehensive assessment or not only your new condo or townhome, but for the building as a whole. Knowing whether or not you are purchasing a property in a building with years of deferred maintenance and neglect can help save you down the line from financial stressors like: raised HOA fees, unexpected repairs inside your unit, or high priced association or building maintenance repair assessments. In truth, buying a condo or townhome without any assessment of the property’s condition or the building management’s future plans for restoration and repair can be incredibly expensive risk to your financial future. Here are some of the many reasons why a condo or townhome inspection can save you time, money and reduce potential future stress.

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The Importance of a Home Inspection for Future Homebuyers

  • 6 min read

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.