Top 10 Home Inspectors in Bourbonnais, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Rojek Home Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(325)
Rojek Home Services is adamant about delivering a completely honest inspection report, detailing the extent of any defects in a home—whether they’re major issues or minor blemishes. However, Mark will never needlessly alarm a client. Just because something is listed in a report doesn’t make it a dea...Read more about Rojek Home Services
Rojek Home Services is adamant about delivering a completely honest inspection report, detailing the extent of any defects in a home—whether they’re major issues or minor blemishes. However, Mark will never needlessly alarm a client. Just because something is listed in a report doesn’t make it a dea...Read more about Rojek Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot Xcellence Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(1,243)
Our inspectors are thoroughly trained, certified, and kept up-to-date. We’re experienced in old homes, new homes, as well as, condos. Whether you’re a home seller, a home buyer, or building a new home, we can ease your concerns during the tense time of a real estate transaction. When you choose Xce...Read more about Xcellence Inspection Services
Our inspectors are thoroughly trained, certified, and kept up-to-date. We’re experienced in old homes, new homes, as well as, condos. Whether you’re a home seller, a home buyer, or building a new home, we can ease your concerns during the tense time of a real estate transaction. When you choose Xce...Read more about Xcellence Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot Majestic Home Inspections, Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(133)
" Douglas was Awsome! proffesional, thorough, and informative in regards to all the details i needed to be aware of before making a desicion on this investment, Thank you PORCH for finding the best local professionals in my new area for me. "
" Douglas was Awsome! proffesional, thorough, and informative in regards to all the details i needed to be aware of before making a desicion on this investment, Thank you PORCH for finding the best local professionals in my new area for me. "
Porch Pro Headshot First Choice Inspectors
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(571)
We are a team of 5 full time home inspectors that inspect the Chicagoland area. Our areas of expertise are various. All home inspectors are mold and termite-certified inspectors. One of our inspectors, Dan Bovilsky, has been a certified electrician for 30 year; Geo Siena installed home theater for ...Read more about First Choice Inspectors
We are a team of 5 full time home inspectors that inspect the Chicagoland area. Our areas of expertise are various. All home inspectors are mold and termite-certified inspectors. One of our inspectors, Dan Bovilsky, has been a certified electrician for 30 year; Geo Siena installed home theater for ...Read more about First Choice Inspectors
Porch Pro Headshot Assure Home Inspection
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(491)
Assure Home Inspection has always sought to put our clients’ minds at ease by helping them understand whether or not a home is in good enough condition to warrant a transaction. Our team’s mission is simple: we want to help people make good decisions when buying or selling a home. Assure Home Insp...Read more about Assure Home Inspection
Assure Home Inspection has always sought to put our clients’ minds at ease by helping them understand whether or not a home is in good enough condition to warrant a transaction. Our team’s mission is simple: we want to help people make good decisions when buying or selling a home. Assure Home Insp...Read more about Assure Home Inspection
Porch Pro Headshot Inspect It Chicago
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(403)
"Inspect It Chicago has professional service, fast contact, accurate report and very nice service. The report was clear, professional and easy to understand. Steve will answer for all of your questions. If I buy a house next time I will definitely email him again. I can recommend it!"
"Inspect It Chicago has professional service, fast contact, accurate report and very nice service. The report was clear, professional and easy to understand. Steve will answer for all of your questions. If I buy a house next time I will definitely email him again. I can recommend it!"
Porch Pro Headshot Homelife Inspections Inc.
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(308)
Porch Pro Headshot Rambo Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(211)
Our team of licensed home inspectors cater to your needs and concerns when buying or selling a home. Every home inspectors will complete in depth inspection of the subject property from roof to the foundation and everything in between; whether you are buying or selling a home. In addition every insp...Read more about Rambo Inspection Services
Our team of licensed home inspectors cater to your needs and concerns when buying or selling a home. Every home inspectors will complete in depth inspection of the subject property from roof to the foundation and everything in between; whether you are buying or selling a home. In addition every insp...Read more about Rambo Inspection Services
Porch Pro Headshot Just Right Inspection Services LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(113)
" Gregory was Great! very kind and informative answered all the questions i had with a detailed explanation, also gave me tips on future projects i have for the house, I am now recommending PORCH services to my family and friends."
" Gregory was Great! very kind and informative answered all the questions i had with a detailed explanation, also gave me tips on future projects i have for the house, I am now recommending PORCH services to my family and friends."
Porch Pro Headshot Agape Home Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(24)
Buying a home is probably the largest investment you will make in your lifetime. Having a professional Home Inspector inspect your home can guarantee that investment. Many things an inspector will look for in your home are things you may not general look for while shopping for your dream home, but...Read more about Agape Home Inspection Services
Buying a home is probably the largest investment you will make in your lifetime. Having a professional Home Inspector inspect your home can guarantee that investment. Many things an inspector will look for in your home are things you may not general look for while shopping for your dream home, but...Read more about Agape Home Inspection Services

Frequently asked questions about home inspectors

Buying a home is the biggest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to buy your next place, there are many benefits of hiring a professional home inspector.

Walking through a home, you may notice a few things you want to fix or rooms you want to paint. The home inspector will assess important HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems. Inspectors notice structural or insulation problems that you and your real estate agent probably missed. The inspector outlines all their findings in a report and walks you through the property to explain major issues.

If you decide to go through with the purchase, the home inspection report offers a roadmap for repairs you may need. The inspection report is also great leverage for contract negotiations with the seller. If there’s a major repair on the report, you can ask the seller to cover it or come down on the sale price.

Of course, the main benefit of hiring a home inspector is that they’ll help you avoid buying a home that needs more work than you’re willing to pay. As long as your offer is contingent on the home inspection, you’ll be able to walk away with your down payment and find the property that works best for your family and your budget.

Before you hire a home inspector, make sure they’re certified. Not all home inspectors are members of the American Society of Home Inspectors, so check that yours is. Members of AHSI adhere to a standard of ethics, continue their education, and have access to more resources.

Check to make sure your home inspector is insured. Home inspectors usually carry professional liability (aka errors and omissions) insurance and general liability to cover things like property damage claims.

As part of the home buying process, your local home inspector will have a certain number of days to examine the property. Then, you’ll walk through the house together so the inspector can point out any problems they may have found. In the end, the inspector will give you a report detailing everything you need to know.

When choosing an inspector, ask for previous inspection reports to see how thorough they are. Good reports are thorough and include photos. Reading reviews gives you a better idea of what to expect from the home inspector. If you’re choosing between a full-time inspector and a part-time one, hire the full-time inspector – they’ll have booked more hours and experience.

Of course, if you already have a good rapport with your real estate agent, ask who they would recommend. Real estate agents often deal with home inspectors, so they’ll know the best option for you in your area.

You’ve bought your dream home and noticed some water damage in the basement a month later. You hire a contractor to assess it, and they say this isn’t the first time the basement has seen water damage – the foundation wall is bowing from it. This issue should have been on the inspection report. Is the inspector liable?

They can be. That question is why it’s best to hire an inspector who carries errors and omissions insurance, as well as general liability insurance. The inspector will have to file a claim to cover the repairs, but they will be more likely to cover those costs.

As with any legal action, there’s no guarantee you’ll get your money back. Pursuing legal action against an uninsured home inspector will become an even bigger headache, and they may not have the funds available to cover the repairs you need.

You also have to prove that nothing happened to alter the home's condition after you completed the inspection report. For instance, if there aren’t any issues with the roof at the time of inspection, and you notice leaks a few months after a big storm, the home inspector would not be liable.

The cost of a home inspection depends on a few factors, including the location and size of the property. Generally, you should expect to pay a couple hundred dollars for one home inspection. A few things about local home inspectors could increase that price:

  • Experience - When hiring a more experienced home inspector, they tend to charge more.
  • Age and condition of the property - Older homes may cost more to inspect.
  • Travel time - The inspector may charge for commuting if you buy a country home off the beaten path.
  • Additional inspections - Depending on where you buy your home, you may want to invest in specialty inspections. Radon tests, pest inspections, and well inspections will run up the bill. Ask your real estate agents which inspections they would recommend, and plan for them when finalizing your budget.

In some real estate markets, the seller may pay for an inspection ahead of time. Ask your real estate agent if they trust the company that performed the pre-inspection. This awareness can help you decide whether or not to invest in another inspection.

If you’re selling a home in a competitive market, investing in a pre-sale home inspection may be a good idea. As a seller, some pros include the following:

  • The inspection report will paint a realistic view of the property, helping you and your real estate agent set a competitive listing price.
  • A pre-sale inspection allows you to make any necessary repairs or updates to get a greater return on investment when the time comes to sell.
  • You won’t be surprised by the buyer’s home inspection report. If you’re selling your first home to upgrade to a second, the pre-sale inspection will help you avoid any costly negotiations that the buyer’s report might unearth.
  • If you are selling a relative’s property that you inherited, the pre-sale inspection will give you all the details you need about the property's condition.

While it may seem beneficial to have a pre-sale inspection before you put your home on the market, there can also be downsides. Here are a few cons that impact homebuyers and sellers alike:

  • The seller is legally obligated to reveal any problems with the house to potential buyers. If the pre-sale inspection uncovers some major problems, your plans may need to change.
  • As a homebuyer, remember that the pre-sale home inspection usually benefits the seller. The home inspector likely had the seller’s best interests at heart and not yours. It’s always a good idea to invest in your home inspection.
  • Finally, a pre-sale home inspection doesn’t guarantee the buyer’s inspector won’t find anything wrong with the property.

Recent reviews for Bourbonnais Home Inspectors

509947

The inspector pre confirmed his appointment, his was on time courteous and knowledgeable. The inspection was detailed with a timely report be provided.

- Michael LaFargue
514495

Jim is an excellent inspector. I really like how he takes the time to calm new buyers, explain the purpose of the inspection and puts them at ease. He then walks them througjh floor by floor so they can follow. My clients were very pleased as well.

- Lisa Grandberry
510402

Sean Bacon of Xcellence Inspection Services does and excellent job at proactively keeping Realtors informed of what to expect for their clients

- Regina Wallace
406466

Douglas Martin did a great job with the inspection

- Rubi Zarco
421422

Majestic Home Inspections Inc was extremely great, thorough, and helpful. I am happy with the service they provided.

- Reggie Gray
420334

Douglas Martin did a great job with the inspection.

- Vishal Navalkar

All Home Inspectors in Bourbonnais, IL

Porch Pro Headshot Home Detectives
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(49)
I am a retired contractor with 40 years experience in residential and commercial properties. Our 'Buy Your Home Back Guarantee" is sponsored by INTERNACHI, the world's largest home inspectors association. We perform home inspections for buyers and also sellers. I can help first home buyers learn abo...Read more about Home Detectives
I am a retired contractor with 40 years experience in residential and commercial properties. Our 'Buy Your Home Back Guarantee" is sponsored by INTERNACHI, the world's largest home inspectors association. We perform home inspections for buyers and also sellers. I can help first home buyers learn abo...Read more about Home Detectives
Porch Pro Headshot Carlile Group
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(8)
The Carlile Group offers property services to building owners, civic leaders, and business. Architectural Design and planning, residential and commercial property inspections, environmental testing, and energy auditing services.
The Carlile Group offers property services to building owners, civic leaders, and business. Architectural Design and planning, residential and commercial property inspections, environmental testing, and energy auditing services.
Porch Pro Headshot Optimal Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(56)
Hi, My name is Shawn Santos. I'm a firefighter/paramedic as well as a home inspector in Illinois. I love building construction, and helping new homebuyers find a house of their dreams. I have never left client unsatisfied, due to my knowledge in the field. Every report is computer-generated for n...Read more about Optimal Home Inspections
Hi, My name is Shawn Santos. I'm a firefighter/paramedic as well as a home inspector in Illinois. I love building construction, and helping new homebuyers find a house of their dreams. I have never left client unsatisfied, due to my knowledge in the field. Every report is computer-generated for n...Read more about Optimal Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Home Assessment Specialists LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
We offer experience, knowledge and expertise to provide our clients exceptional service in the home inspection and mold testing industry. Please, visit our website at www.HomeAssessmentSpecialists.com to learn more about us and the services we offer. If you have any questions or to schedule an appoi...Read more about Home Assessment Specialists LLC
We offer experience, knowledge and expertise to provide our clients exceptional service in the home inspection and mold testing industry. Please, visit our website at www.HomeAssessmentSpecialists.com to learn more about us and the services we offer. If you have any questions or to schedule an appoi...Read more about Home Assessment Specialists LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Whole Property Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
Whole Property Services (WPS) provides a whole compliment of integrated real estate services. Located in the heartland of America outside of Chicago the company is centrally located to reach out and accommodate your real estate needs. From vacant land to a multi-million square foot development we ca...Read more about Whole Property Services
Whole Property Services (WPS) provides a whole compliment of integrated real estate services. Located in the heartland of America outside of Chicago the company is centrally located to reach out and accommodate your real estate needs. From vacant land to a multi-million square foot development we ca...Read more about Whole Property Services
Porch Pro Headshot Sound Home Inspections, Inc
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(19)
We know that a home purchase is one of the most important financial investments that you will make. At Sound Home Inspections, we want to provide you with the most insight on your home as possible to help you make an informed decision before purchasing your home. This is done by completing a thorou...Read more about Sound Home Inspections, Inc
We know that a home purchase is one of the most important financial investments that you will make. At Sound Home Inspections, we want to provide you with the most insight on your home as possible to help you make an informed decision before purchasing your home. This is done by completing a thorou...Read more about Sound Home Inspections, Inc
Porch Pro Headshot Quality Electric and Solar LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(11)
"I had three circuits to run (two 240V and one 120V) to my garage and Jeff did a fantastic job. Price was fair and I was extremely pleased with how good the conduit looked. He also finished the work in a timely manner and arrived exactly when he said he would in the morning. I would definitely re...Read more about Quality Electric and Solar LLC
"I had three circuits to run (two 240V and one 120V) to my garage and Jeff did a fantastic job. Price was fair and I was extremely pleased with how good the conduit looked. He also finished the work in a timely manner and arrived exactly when he said he would in the morning. I would definitely re...Read more about Quality Electric and Solar LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Sls Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois
(42)
Porch Pro Headshot JD Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Bourbonnais, Illinois

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Bourbonnais 60914
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
31-40 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Bourbonnais 60914
Chimney Inspection
Service needed
Chimney Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Bourbonnais 60914
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,501-3,000 sq ft
Property age
41-50 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Pool or spa inspection, Radon test, Mold test, Lead paint test, Termite inspection
Bourbonnais 60914
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
41-50 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Bradley 60915
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
21-30 years
Foundation type
Raised with crawl space
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Bourbonnais 60914
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
1,501-2,000 sq ft
Property age
31-40 years
Foundation type
Unknown
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Radon test, Mold test, Lead paint test, Termite inspection
Bradley 60915
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
Just a routine check-up
Previous leaking or damage
I'm not sure
Number of stories tall
One floor
Bradley 60915
Roofing Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Roof slope
Sloped or pitched
Roofing material
Asphalt or composite shingle
Reason for inspection
To check for damage from recent bad weather
Previous leaking or damage
I'm not sure
Number of stories tall
One floor