Options when repair items are identified during the inspection process.

Most real estate contracts in Illinois allow for a 5-day home inspection period and we suggest you take advantage of it. They will also outline a negotiation process. During that negotiation, you can ask the seller to fix items that need repair, you can ask the seller for a credit to compensate you for the future repairs, or you can request a hybrid of these two options. Continue Reading

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Why an Inspection for a Condo Purchase is Important

In Chicago condominiums are abundant, we often have occasion to speak with buyers who are anguishing over whether they need an inspection or not. Just like buyers who are purchasing a newly built home, condominium purchasers often feel that it’s not necessary to get a home inspection. The main reason for condos is that new buyers often believe that anything wrong with the unit is the responsibility of someone else – namely the condo association. Continue Reading

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10 Mold Prevention Tips

  1. Moisture control is the key!!!!
  2. Keep your home or building clean and dry; dry wet or damp areas within 48 hours.
  3. Fix leaky plumbing and leaks in your home or building as soon as possible.
  4. Watch for condensation and wet spots; fix the sources of moisture problems as soon as possible. Continue Reading
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Ten Things You Should Know About Mold

  1. Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.
  2. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. Continue Reading
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