House Hunting? Use This Handy Checklist Before You Make The Offer

Posted on: March 22, 2018 by in Blog
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House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the "must have" boxes — appearance, size, price, location — it’s easy to fall in love. Not so fast. Before making an offer on any property, it’s smart to take a deeper look at the overall structure and its systems, just to make sure warning signs of major and costly problems are not hiding in plain sight. If the house holds more issues than your budget Continue Reading ...

Silent Destroyers: Tips To Spot Termites And Prevent Infestation

Posted on: March 14, 2018 by in Blog
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There are many reasons that termites have gained the nickname "silent destroyers." Five billion reasons, in fact. Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage in the U.S. each year. If left unchecked, they can silently chew through the structural stability of a home, eating away at wood, flooring and even wallpaper. To make matters worse, the damage they leave behind is not typically covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies. How to spot termites Spring is prime time for Continue Reading ...

Add Fire Safety To Your Family’s Routine

Posted on: March 6, 2018 by in Blog
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Think of all the items you replace regularly — your cellphone, lightbulbs and even your toothbrush. But when was the last time you replaced your smoke alarm batteries, or even the alarms themselves? It’s easy to overlook, but the time to think about fire safety is now — before an emergency strikes. Many assume that because they have smoke alarms in their homes, they’re protected in the event of a fire. In reality, smoke alarms need to be installed, maintained and tested regularly to Continue Reading ...

Why You Need A Home Inspection In Chicago?

Posted on: February 27, 2018 by in Blog
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Buying a home is not like a simple purchase of a doll house that you can change and buy a new one anytime you encounter a problem or find damage in it. A home inspection of the entirety of the house you are planning to buy is of the utmost importance in consideration of your wants and needs for your comfort and convenience. So to make your purchase right and worthy, make a checklist of what you want for a home and do it before you visit the house offered to you. Usually, the first things Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection Tips

Posted on: February 21, 2018 by in Blog
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A home is one of the best investments that an individual can invest in, it gives you a sense of belonging and naturally makes a family happy. Luckily, new home seekers do not need to acquire the professional skills in order to be able to identify defects in a newly developed home. Problems in a home can easily be spotted from far. When inspecting a new home, all you need is a general detailed guidance on how to identify defects in a home. When you are about to inquire or purchase a house, Continue Reading ...

How Long Does A Home Inspection Take? Everything You Need to Know

Posted on: February 13, 2018 by in Blog
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When buying a new home in Chicago, most people are always looking for an attractive home. But what you really need to do for insurance reasons, is to do a home inspection. But what exactly does a home inspector do and how long do they take to complete the whole process? How Long Does a Home Inspection Take? A home inspection should take anywhere between two and three hours to complete. The home inspector will often start by looking at the roof of the home, then they'll look at the exterior of Continue Reading ...

Factors Influencing Home Inspection Cost In Chicago

Posted on: February 6, 2018 by in Blog
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When it comes to buying a home, there are many factors that you must take into account. For instance, there might be issues lurking in the ceiling, behind the walls, or inside the HVAC system that needs to be checked. To help avoid any unforeseen repair costs and bad deals, real estate agents often recommend that you do a home inspection before you can finalize the agreement. Since there are many home inspectors, knowing the cost of inspection will help you choose the right Continue Reading ...

Unique Home Improvements Perfect For DIY

Posted on: January 30, 2018 by in Blog
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Brought to you by The Home Inspection Man Here’s a quick question for you: What’s your favorite DIY project you’ve ever completed? Chances are the answer pops right into your mind, and even if you’ve completed hundreds of DIY projects over the years, you probably have some that truly stand out. Those that weren’t at the top of your list may fall lower for several reasons. Maybe the result wasn’t what you hoped for, the project wasn’t particularly rewarding or you’ve done it Continue Reading ...

5 Must-have Home Features For Retirees

Posted on: January 23, 2018 by in Blog
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The Article Courtesy of The Home Inspection Man Sponsored ad content by Clayton Homes As we move through the different stages in our lives, our housing needs change too. The home you were excited to move into in your 30s might not be ideal for those now nearing retirement. According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, between 2015 and 2035, the number of people over the age of 75 living alone will nearly double from 6.9 million to 13.4 million. Being prepared Continue Reading ...

Creating A Dream Home With Cypress

Posted on: January 16, 2018 by in Blog
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From your friends at The Home Inspection Man Transforming the unremarkable into the extraordinary need not be an impossible task. More and more homeowners are finding that lavish looks are both attainable and affordable. Their imaginative design professionals are making it happen, using cypress to create their clients’ dream homes. “Wood is a classic and timeless building material,” says Stephen Logue of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association. “And many people are Continue Reading ...