Top 7 Home Inspectors in Loves Park, IL

Porch Pro Headshot AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service
Home Inspectors
Serves Loves Park, Illinois
(6,833)
Porch Pro Headshot Allin Home Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Loves Park, Illinois
(99)
ALLIN Home Inspections, Inc. is the chosen premier home inspection company of buyers and sellers. Our inspector, Michael Musgrave, is certified by the Certified Master Inspectors Certification Board (CMI), International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and licensed by the State ...Read more about Allin Home Inspections
ALLIN Home Inspections, Inc. is the chosen premier home inspection company of buyers and sellers. Our inspector, Michael Musgrave, is certified by the Certified Master Inspectors Certification Board (CMI), International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and licensed by the State ...Read more about Allin Home Inspections
Porch Pro Headshot Inspect It Chicago
Home Inspectors
Serves Loves Park, 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 Rambo Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Loves Park, 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 Alpha & Omega Home Inspections & Home Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Loves Park, Illinois
(3)
Our Industry Leading value added services which are offered at NO ADDITIONAL COST really set us apart from our competition. We offer Warranties,100% refund, and an Incredible BUY YOUR HOME BACK GUARANTEE . We Support our Military & 1st responders by humbly offering a 10% discount on our full home in...Read more about Alpha & Omega Home Inspections & Home Services
Our Industry Leading value added services which are offered at NO ADDITIONAL COST really set us apart from our competition. We offer Warranties,100% refund, and an Incredible BUY YOUR HOME BACK GUARANTEE . We Support our Military & 1st responders by humbly offering a 10% discount on our full home in...Read more about Alpha & Omega Home Inspections & Home Services
Porch Pro Headshot Quality Electric and Solar LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Loves Park, 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 SLR Property Solutions, INC
Home Inspectors
Serves Loves Park, Illinois
SLR Property Solutions, INC. is a fully licensed and insured property maintenance company. We manage, maintain and repair properties for numerous clients throughout Winnebago County. We are available to maintain lender owned properties. We also preform electrical work for general contractors and i...Read more about SLR Property Solutions, INC
SLR Property Solutions, INC. is a fully licensed and insured property maintenance company. We manage, maintain and repair properties for numerous clients throughout Winnebago County. We are available to maintain lender owned properties. We also preform electrical work for general contractors and i...Read more about SLR Property Solutions, INC

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 Loves Park Home Inspectors

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- Kristina McQuistion
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Home was fine. It was good.

- Lisa Lamb
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<ul><li>Very professional and provided invaluable information</li></ul>

- Ethan Riley
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The inspection went great! Very detalied and answered all my questions!

- Gregory Inman
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Michael was outstanding, very detailed.

- Maria & Everardo Blanca
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michael was fantastic on the inspection! 

- Robert Tovar

Latest projects near Loves Park

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Rockford 61107
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Condo or townhome
Property size
2,001-2,500 sq ft
Property age
21-30 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Radon test
Caledonia 61011
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Selling or pre-listing
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
1,501-2,000 sq ft
Property age
41-50 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Radon test
Rockford 61114
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within 48 hours
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
1,501-2,000 sq ft
Property age
41-50 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Radon test
Machesney Park 61115
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
41-50 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Agent
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Sewer cam inspection
Rockford 61107
Energy Efficiency Auditing
Start Date
Within a month
Purpose
Baby prep
Inspection type
Energy efficiency audit
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
0-1,500 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Roscoe 61073
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
21-30 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Rockford 61107
Home Inspection
Start Date
Within a week
Purpose
Purchasing property
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
3,001-3,500 sq ft
Property age
41-50 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above
Loves Park 61111
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
51+ years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
No
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
Radon test, Mold test, Lead paint test, Sewer cam inspection, Termite inspection, Separate structure
Rockford 61107
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Selling or pre-listing
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,501-3,000 sq ft
Property age
51+ years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
None of the above