Illinois licensed Home Inspector and ASHI Member Jess Alvarez (815-941-2345) provides Home Inspection Services in Morris, Minooka, Channahon, Joliet, New Lenox, Plainfield, Manhattan, Frankfort and throughout the suburbs of Chicago IL.

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Home Inspection 101

Unhurried, careful, thoughtful steps is what it takes to find the property that is right for you. Finding the right home. Making the offer to buy, after some negotiations, you and the seller have a meeting of the minds, the offer is accepted. A home inspection is ordered after the offer to buy has been accepted.

You knew the basics of your needs and wants in a home. The # of bedrooms, bathrooms, garage size, 1 story or 2, etc. Narrowing the available real estate to make a final selection you will call home. A similar process should be undertaken for selection of your home inspector.

So what are the steps? First of all realize that inspection experience is valuable to you. A new inspector can not be as effective at identifying defects as an inspector with 5,10, or 20 years experience. Don't get me wrong, everyone has to start somewhere, that is why alot of franchise inspection companies are flooded with novice inspectors trying to gain experience.

Training is key to gaining knowledge required to do any job. I believe prior experience, goes hand in hand with training. When a person has experience in home construction, or remodeling for example, where many home components' issues come into play. This type of experience is more likely to be a better fit to home inspection service than someone wanting to make a job change to become a home inspector because of "make money quick & easy" hype.

Referrals from your trusted attorney, realtor, friends, family, or co-workers are excellent resources to find an experienced, unbiased, & thorough home inspector. Another good source is national home inspection organizations such as American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), InterNational Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) or the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI).

Narrow your choices. Interview your potential inspector. Here are some basic questions to ask.

Ask how long & what is your experience? Are you insured? Do you perform property inspections part time or full time? Are you a member of any national organizations? Are you certified by any national home inspector organizations? Are you a member of any Chamber of Commerce? Do you provide a home maintenance manual? Are you available after the inspection for questions or consultation as long as I own my home? Is the inspection report a checklist type with hard to read carbon copies, or a concise computer aided written report with digital photos?

As with most services, competence, reputation, & experience all come into play. At this critical juncture, keep your eye on the ball. If after all your due diligence, your selection is an experienced inspector that charges a little more. Are you willing to gamble you hard earned money on what may be the largest investment of a lifetime on a few dollars? You usually get what you pay for. What is your peace of mind worth to you?

Jess Alvarez is the owner of "A Plus Home & Building Inspections, Inc." 815-941-2345. An advocate for all clients delivering the best inspection service, period. Provides you peace of mind when buying your home! Experianced in the building sciences; building, remodeling, inspecting. I invite you to visit the website http://www.aphbi.com for additional information.

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Frederick, MD Home Inspections - Gaithersburg, Maryland Home Inspectors
Roberto Montiel, ASHI Certified Inspector ability to communicate in Spanish is especially satisfying for his Hispanic home buying clients and all have raved about his work.

Alban Home Inspection Service, Inc. is your single source for Home Inspections, Radon Testing, Well & Septic Inspections, Lead-based Paint Testing and Home Energy Efficiency Audits.

Call (800) 822-7200


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Abode Check, Inc. is your single source for Home Inspections and Radon Testing.

Call (703) 330-6696 to Schedule your Northern Virginia Home Inspection.


Frederick, MD Home Inspections - Gaithersburg, Maryland Home Inspectors
Joe Dempsey, ASHI Certified Inspector has outstanding communication skills and offers his clients a detailed educational experience.

Alban Home Inspection Service, Inc. is your single source for Home Inspections, Radon Testing, Well & Septic Inspections, Lead-based Paint Testing and Home Energy Efficiency Audits.

Call (800) 822-7200


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Glen Allen, VA Home Inspections

John Cranor is the owner of Cranor Inspection Services of Glen Allen, Virginia. He has the credentials and experience you deserve and trust. He is Certified by the Commonwealth of Virginia and is active in the Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors (VAREI). John is an ASHI Certified Home Inspector and is active in the Central Virginia Chapter.

Call (804) 747-7747 to Schedule your Glen Allen Virginia Home Inspection.


VAREI acts as a voice for Virginia home inspectors in statewide issues, promotes excellence in the home inspection industry and represents a membership that spans the Commonwealth.

The VAREI Annual Meeting is usually held on a Saturday in October.

When: TBA

Where: Cultural Arts Center, 2880 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060 (Richmond area)

Registration: TBA

Cost: TBA (includes annual membership, a listing and personal profile on the well-positioned VAREI Website, lunch, and continuing education credits.

To REGISTER: CLICK HERE


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Abode Check, Inc. is your single source for Home Inspections and Radon Testing.

Call (703) 255-6622 to Schedule your Northern Virginia Home Inspection.


William Gorgoroso, ASHI Member, is a veteran of the residential inspection industry and has performed over 3,000 home inspections. He is a Licensed Maryland Home Inspector and a Virginia Certified Home Inspector.  is your single source for General Home Inspection, Radon Testing, Termite Inspections & Energy Surveys.  William is bilingual speaking both English and Spanish.  Se Habla Espanol.

Frederick, MD Home Inspections - Gaithersburg, Maryland Home Inspectors
Rodney Shull, ASHI Certified Inspector has primary responsibility for home inspections and environmental testing in the Northern Virginia area, but he will travel to serve Alban clients throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Alban Home Inspection Service, Inc. is your single source for Home Inspections, Radon Testing, Well & Septic Inspections, Lead-based Paint Testing and Home Energy Efficiency Audits.

Call (800) 822-7200