A pre-purchase home inspection helps you understand the condition of the home you're hoping to purchase. We look at a few hundred items in a typical home in just a few hours, focusing on the major systems - looking for what is unsafe, not operating, or what will need maintenance or replacement. We help limit the risk inherent in purchasing a property. Typically within 24 hrs, you'll receive a detailed inspection report with pictures and clarifications on any problem areas found. Insight will never minimize any problem as we provide an honest third party review of the home, ensuring you know what you are buying.
These reports can be used as bargaining power with the seller, for personal peace of mind, or as a reference tool for the future. Identifying a home's deficiencies or 'opportunities for improvement' before the purchase prepares you for what work and further investment will be required down the road. And as building consultants, Insight can continue to advise you throughout your home ownership.
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Every inspection includes a free personalized Home Binder account upon receiving the inspection report, to help you keep track of home related information.
Commonly Asked Questions
WHAT DO WE LOOK AT?
Roof, siding, electrical outlets, appliances, furnace, insulation, water heater, foundation, etc.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
2-4 hours depending on the size of the home and any deficiencies.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Pricing will depend on the size of the home and location.
HOW IS INSIGHT PROPERTY SERVICES
DIFFERENT FROM OTHER HOME INSPECTION COMPANIES?
Insight Property Services, Inc. provides some of the most comprehensive Home Inspections in the Chicago Land area. We are different because we are through, honest, and have your best interest at heart. We also provide a unique tool after the Inspection which is specific to the homeowner free of charge. Wondering when to clean your gutters? Has one of your appliances been recalled? Home Binder gives the homeowner the unique advantage of keeping everything concerning your home in one safe location. If and when you go to sell your home, the new owner will have a detailed list of renovations you’ve made over the years and any upgrades to the home.
CAN WE DO CONDOS, MULTI-UNIT BUILDINGS?
Yes, we can do both!
WHAT IF THERE IS POOR WEATHER?
We will inspect all areas or systems that we can access or operate safely, at the time of the inspection. Cold weather (AC, roof, etc.), snow (roof, grading, decks, etc.) or rain (roof) can limit the scope of your inspection. This is not unusual and our inspectors can look for other signs indicating an issue with those systems. However, any additional visits would require an additional fee. This also applies to homes where the water or gas service was off during the inspection.
DO YOU OFFER ADDITIONAL SERVICES AT THE TIME OF THE INSPECTION?
Yes, we offer a variety of additional services that you may wish to add on to your Home Inspection. Services include your choice of: Radon testing, infrared imaging /moisture leaks, Indoor Air Quality Testing, mold testing, sewer scopes, pest inspections, building leakage (blower door). Additional fees will apply and vary per test.
DO YOU HAVE A SAMPLE REPORT?
Absolutely! At Insight, we take pride in how thorough our inspections are. As 3rd party consultants, we provide an objective and translucent report to our clients. Saving them time, money, and frustration.