What Infrared Teaches Homeowners

What an Infrared Home Inspection Teaches Homeowners

A home inspection, while a critical element of any home purchase, is also used by homeowners who want to satisfy a nagging question about the condition of their home, are about to start a renovation project, or want to get their home in top condition prior to selling. Most home buyers make their purchase offer … Continued

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Top 3 Basement Problems Revealed with Thermal Imaging

When it comes to your basement, most homeowners and homebuyers are concerned about moisture, mold and leaks, but that’s not all the issues you’ll find in the typical home basement. Basements are the ideal locations for a number of issues that can affect your home’s condition and value. Over the course of my experience as … Continued

Infrared home inspector toolkit

What’s in an Infrared Home Inspector’s Toolkit?

Whether you’re someone who wants to buy a home to live in or a real estate investor, it’s more than likely you have walked through plenty of properties. You may have seen so many homes, you don’t even remember what they look like. When you find one you want to buy, that essential last step … Continued

Getting the Most Value Out of Your Home Inspection

Illinois law requires that professional and licensed home inspectors successfully complete 60 hours of pre-license education and pass the Illinois Home Inspector License Exam. The law does not require a home inspection be performed when a house changes hands, but many financial institutions require the step before the buyer can obtain financing. As you might … Continued

Home Buyers and Sellers Closing 2014 on a High Note

The housing market, according to RealtorMag, is looking good and home buyers and sellers may well close 2014 on a high note. Some of the factors that are making people feel more positive include the following: Record low mortgage rates Economic growth that generated 2.5 million new jobs Record high stock market Low inflation rates … Continued

Winter Is the Best Time for Infrared Home Inspections

As the temperatures dip toward the freezing levels – and below for some regions! – we’d like to remind you that winter is the best time for an infrared home inspection. Why? Because infrared works on heat variations, called ‘heat signatures’ and when it’s cold outside, the differences between interior heat signatures and outdoor temps … Continued

Time to Update your Heating System? An Infrared Inspection Helps

Energy experts claim that homeowners are using less in fuel every year, and yet space heating is still a significant energy waster in many households. Although it varies by region, Illinois residents can count on their heating system to use a minimum of 30% of their overall utility expenses every year. As a result, many … Continued

Flood Damage Discovery Prior to Selling your Home

Heavy storms caused a lot of flooding this spring – one of the largest floods in Illinois history in fact. As Illinois residents watched the water recede and began the cleanup effort, many have also decided to sell their homes. When your selling a home, it’s critical to handle your disclosures correctly to prevent later … Continued