About: Jerry

Our objective on every Home Inspection is to educate the prospective home owner to allow them to make an informed decision. We are members of the following organizations: American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI); National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI); National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI); The National Society of Home Inspectors (NSHI); Qualified and Professional State Certified; Better Business Bureau and Member of the Joliet Chamber of Commerce

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Newer Home vs. Older Home

The main advantage to a newer home is that there is less damage, both from Mother Nature and from previous occupants. You typically get to create your own damage or watch it happen naturally. The main disadvantage to a newer home is that you do not know what kind of damage Mother Nature and other forces are going to inflict upon your house. The house and its structure are still...
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Prebuilt Homes

The term 'manufactured home' was adopted in 1980 by the the United States Congress to describe a type of house that is constructed in a factory to comply with a building code developed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In the past, manufactured homes were called 'mobile homes,' a term that many people still use. However, 'mobile' is no longer an accurate name because fewer than five...
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Closing Process

Congratulations! You have decided to buy a new home. This will help you take this big financial step by describing the home buying, home financing, and settlement process. Lenders and mortgage brokers are required by federal law, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), to give you this informaation. You should receive it when applying for a loan, or within three business days afterwards. Real estate brokers frequently hand out...
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