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How to Pick a Home Inspector in Chicago

When you’re about to buy a home, it only makes sense to order a home inspection — so you can know what you’re getting into before purchasing, asking the seller to make repairs, and/or backing out of the deal, if necessary. The only problem? Trying to choose a Chicago home inspector can be tricky. Search the market, and you’ll find there are many options. How do you know which home inspector to select? Who can you trust?

10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home

Most people don’t know how easy it is to make their homes run on less energy, and here at InterNACHI, we want to change that.
Drastic reductions in heating, cooling and electricity costs can be accomplished through very simple changes, most of which homeowners can do themselves. Of course, for homeowners who want to take advantage of the most up-to-date knowledge and systems in home energy efficiency, InterNACHI energy auditors can perform in-depth testing to find the best energy solutions for your particular home.

15 Tool Every Chicago Homeowner Should Own

Owning a home has many benefits but keeping up with repairs can get costly if you hire someone to take care of all of the repairs. Over the years we’ve advised prospective Chicago homeowners of the potential repairs they’ll need to make if they purchase the home that they currently looking to buy. Through our conversations with these home buyers some questions we typically get are, “What tools will I need for these repairs?” or another common question, “What tools should I own to make my own home repairs?”

9 Tips for Chicago Homeowners

9 tips to follow:

  1. Confirm that water, electric and gas service are on, with gas pilot lights burning, all valves and Breakers are in the on position. (furnace, HVAC, heaters, cooktops, ovens, faucetts, toilets, etc.)
  2. Ensure pets won't hinder the inspection. Ideally, they should be removed from premises or secured outside. Tell your agent about any pets at home.