Category Archives: Home Inspection


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Home Inspection a Key Step Toward Homeownership

For many Americans, homeownership is a priority. June is National Homeownership Month, and at Detailed Inspection Service, we’re proud our home inspections services are a key step toward homeownership for our clients. In Illinois, 65.1% of all households are homeowners. That rate increases to 83% in Will County. According to lender FreddieMac, “Homeownership plays a […]

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How Does COVID-19 Affect A Home Inspection?

There’s no question, coronavirus has changed how we live our lives. An increasing number of meetings and interactions have become virtual, but what about events that still need to take place in person? How does COVID-19 affect a home inspection? Home Inspections Need To Take Place in Person Home inspections are a crucial part of […]

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Inspection Report Not a Mandatory Repair List

Your home inspection may reveal a lot about a property – perhaps an aging roof, outdated electrical wiring or leaky plumbing. Does the seller have to fix these issues? A home inspection report is a valuable tool, but it isn’t a mandatory repair list. A home inspection is simply an assessment of a home’s condition. […]

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Survey Shows Buyers Want Move-In Ready Homes

A recent survey revealed buyers want move-in-ready homes that don’t require a lot of work. A home inspection helps buyers understand what they’re getting. In 2020, Better Homes & Gardens surveyed 2,000 recent home buyers and 500 real estate professionals to see what today’s home buyers want. Previously, buyers wanted fixer-upper homes. They wanted outdated […]

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Why Can’t I Do A Home Inspection Myself?

Buying a home is an expensive endeavor. In an attempt to save money, you may find yourself asking “Why can’t I do a home inspection myself?” However, a home inspection isn’t something to attempt on your own. Not only are you emotionally invested in the property, but the State of Illinois requires inspectors to be […]

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January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month and Detailed Inspection Service can inspect Illinois homes to determine radon levels. Because radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined January is the time to “Test, Fix, and Save a Life.” When Buying a Home, Make Sure to Test […]

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Your Real Estate Agent Recommended a Home Inspection. Now What?

Before buying a new home, your real estate agent will likely recommend a home inspection. But what does a pre-purchase home inspection mean? What can you expect during the home inspection? Most home buyers aren’t property experts. While they may be able to assess features like square footage, location and number of bedrooms and know […]

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Can a House Fail a Home Inspection?

Can a house fail a home inspection? The short answer is no. A home inspection is the opinion of the inspector as to the condition of the home at the time fo the inspection. There is no pass/fail grade for a home inspection. Think of a home inspection as a status report. It is simply […]

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Detailed Inspection Serves New Lenox Homeowners

New Lenox, Illinois is a growing community. As residents buy or build homes, Detailed Inspection Service is there to meet all your home inspection needs.

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Why Do Starter Homes Need Inspections?

As young adults look to move out of their rented apartments or parents’ basements and onto the property ladder, they often look at starter homes.  Almost everyone, at some point in their life, will need a starter home. Starter homes are often the first home a person or family can afford to buy. The homes […]

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