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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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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 They wanted outdated […]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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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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Newly Built Homes Still Need Inspections

You’ve just built the home of your dreams and have worked with your builder every step of the process. Does your brand new home still need a home inspection? Yes! Houses are complex systems Building a home is a major project, and there are hundreds of elements that go together to make the structure.  If […]

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