Top 10 Home Inspectors in Rockford, IL

Porch Pro Headshot AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service
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Porch Pro Headshot Allin Home Inspections
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Serves Rockford, Illinois
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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
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
Porch Pro Headshot Rambo Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Rockford, Illinois
(154)
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
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
Porch Pro Headshot Watchman Inspection LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Rockford, Illinois
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Porch Pro Headshot James Mechanical
Home Inspectors
Serves Rockford, Illinois
Have been working in the Heating and Air Conditioning bissunes for 30 years. Live in Genoa il for 17 years. I started a new venture as a Home Inspector 4 years ago. I would be happy to help you in enyway I can. Kiltman. Jim Wilson
Have been working in the Heating and Air Conditioning bissunes for 30 years. Live in Genoa il for 17 years. I started a new venture as a Home Inspector 4 years ago. I would be happy to help you in enyway I can. Kiltman. Jim Wilson
Porch Pro Headshot All-home Inspection Services
Home Inspectors
Serves Rockford, Illinois
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My background is in automotive, agricultural and industrial mechanics. I have lived in the Sycamore area for over 30 years. My interests are church activities, antique and classic cars and automotive history. The home inspection business has been very rewarding. I enjoy working with first time buyer...Read more
My background is in automotive, agricultural and industrial mechanics. I have lived in the Sycamore area for over 30 years. My interests are church activities, antique and classic cars and automotive history. The home inspection business has been very rewarding. I enjoy working with first time buyer...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Heron Property Inspections
Home Inspectors
Serves Rockford, Illinois
LET'S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK INTO YOUR INVESTMENT Servicing the Northwest Suburbs and Chicagoland area, Heron Property Inspections, Inc. will provide a thorough, independent, and impartial property inspection, giving you better insight into your investment. Have confidence in your decision with our deta...Read more
LET'S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK INTO YOUR INVESTMENT Servicing the Northwest Suburbs and Chicagoland area, Heron Property Inspections, Inc. will provide a thorough, independent, and impartial property inspection, giving you better insight into your investment. Have confidence in your decision with our deta...Read more
Porch Pro Headshot Quality Electric and Solar LLC
Home Inspectors
Serves Rockford, Illinois
(1)
"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
"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
Porch Pro Headshot Reynold Consulting Inc.
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Serves Rockford, Illinois
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Frequently asked questions about home inspectors

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial commitments many people make over the course of their lives. All homebuyers—from first-time homebuyers to those who’ve bought and sold many homes—can benefit from a home inspection when buying a home, because there are many benefits to having a home inspected by a qualified professional prior to committing to a purchase.

Prospective buyers might easily notice worn-out light switches, door dents, and floor scratches. These kinds of issues can be fixed with ease. A good home inspection could reveal hidden and more expensive structural issues. A home inspector can assess the state of the HVAC system, attic and visible insulation, plumbing, and electrical systems. Crucially, a home inspection can reveal more serious issues, such as uneven settling, which can affect the integrity of floors and walls. These serious issues might be extremely costly to rectify. A home inspector can determine unhealthy levels of radon which could affect the new owners.

A home inspection allows buyers to avoid incurring potential expenses such as these and provides an opportunity to opt out of an unwise home purchase.

If you’re considering purchasing a home, it’s wise to hire a home inspector to make sure your investment is sound and there are no serious issues with the home prior to buying it. Do your homework before you hire you hire a pro to inspect a house you want to buy: check with friends for home inspector recommendations, and look for your potential home inspector’s online review reviews. Next, make sure your possible inspector is professionally qualified to do the best inspection in your area.

Some states don’t require home inspectors to be licensed or certified. However, hiring a certified inspector ensures that they’ve been properly trained. Also, make sure they’re bonded and insured, so if the home inspector makes a costly error, they can cover the cost. The inspector will provide a complete report at the end of the inspection, and you can check out potential inspectors by asking for examples of prior reports to see whether a thorough inspection was carried out. Ask an inspector if they do their job full time, because it’s a good sign if they have enough business for a full-time salary. Lastly, see if the inspector is a member of a professional home inspector association, which is also a good sign of a dependable pro. If you do your homework up front, you’ll have peace of mind when you get your next home inspection.

When buying a new home, it makes sense to have a qualified home inspector perform a thorough house inspection to avoid costly and unexpected repairs in the future. For example, a home inspection can reveal structural issues, problems with a home’s HVAC system, or whether a home has settled unevenly. By hiring a qualified home inspector who’s bonded and carries errors and omissions insurance, a potential homebuyer is avoiding potential liability down the road. If the inspector misses something that should have been fixed before the sale, the buyer could wind up paying thousands of dollars after they’ve purchased the house.

If a home inspector isn’t properly insured, and they don’t notice or reveal a crucial flaw in a home’s physical integrity, they could still be liable for the cost of the expensive repair down the line. However, there’s no guarantee you could easily recover that money. Therefore, it’s best to hire a well-insured, licensed, and bonded home inspector who can cover any potential liabilities through their professional insurance policy.

The cost of hiring a home inspector varies according to a wide number of factors:

  • In general, more experienced home inspectors will charge higher rates
  • Most home inspectors charge according to the size of a home. As the square footage of a home increases, the cost of a home inspection goes up
  • The age of a home may impact the cost of an inspection
  • Also, a home inspection performed in a rural area may cost more if the inspector has to travel a distance in order to inspect the house

Furthermore, homeowners may start with a general home inspection for one fee, but go on to hire more specialized inspectors for deeper-dive inspections into specific issues. These issues might include such things as a bacteria count in a well inspection, a pest and dry-rot inspection, or a sewer and septic inspection. Prospective homebuyers should do their homework in advance to budget for a thorough home inspection that will deliver the most peace of mind.

There are several pros and cons to getting a pre-sale home inspection. Pros include:

  • A pre-sale inspection may reveal items that need repair and attention.
  • An early inspection allows time to make repairs and updates in preparation for putting your home up for sale so you can ask the best price for your home and make it as appealing as possible to potential buyers.
  • If the home you’re putting on the market was inherited, a pre-sale inspection will let you know how you stand in terms of how the house had been taken care of before you took ownership.
  • Addressing repairs called for by a pre-sale inspection can save both the seller and the buyer potentially stressful negotiations. If a buyer’s home inspector reveals flaws that you’re not aware of, you may have to negotiate a lower price with the potential buyer to cover the cost of repairs.

On the other hand, there are some cons to getting a pre-sale home inspection:

  • The seller is legally bound to reveal to a potential buyer any problems with the house. If your house inspection surprises you by revealing a big, expensive issue, you must let the buyer know.
  • A pre-inspection adds to the expense of selling a home. Pre-sale inspections are usually in the $200-$500 range, but they can vary greatly depending on your particular circumstances.
  • Finally, a pre-inspection does not guarantee a buyer’s inspector won’t uncover issues that didn’t come to light during your pre-inspection.

Yes, a buyer can back out after a home inspection, but only if that’s written into the original purchase contract. There’s usually a limited time to back out and have earnest money returned, which is usually around three days. You could still back out after this deadline but you may not get your earnest money back.

It’s rare for a home inspection during a real estate deal to contain only positive news. Home inspection reports detail larger, expensive-to-fix flaws in a home, along with smaller and easier fixes. Also, if a potential buyer spots a potential flaw in a home that isn’t mentioned in the inspection report, the buyer has the right to hire a more specialized inspector to take a look (such as mold in a house or moisture in a basement). Therefore, a potential buyer might have had a change of heart after a home inspection. Or, if there was a secondary, specialized inspection that revealed an expensive issue, the buyer might opt to back out.

When problems are encountered, though, a buyer doesn’t necessarily have to back out after a home inspection. If there are issues that need to be addressed, a buyer can negotiate with the seller to leave funds in escrow while the seller addresses the flaws that need to be rectified. Alternately, buyers and sellers can renegotiate the price of the home to reflect the cost of repairs identified in the inspection report.

Recent reviews for Rockford Home Inspectors

114915

my inspection went well, very thorough. will be negotiating all repairs with seller<br> 

- Ryan Miller
126275

He was timely an;e to go pver the questions. Michael provided the inspection report on the same day as the inspection so he was very timely. 

- Josh & Courtney Van Zuiden
168851

Home was fine. It was good.

- Lisa Lamb
128949

Micheal did a fantastic job on the inspecyion , he answered all of my questions without hesitation!

- Nathan Reinhold
147131

<ul><li>Very professional and provided invaluable information</li></ul>

- Ethan Riley
135782

The inspection was performed to satisfaction and the inspector was able to answer all questions related to the report

- Barbara Belha
144733

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

- Gregory Inman
138436

Michael was great, very helpful.

- Mark Leeser
117393

She Michael answered all of her questions and was very thourough.Very good experience.

- Gina Brashaw
115194

Michael did amazing and did a very through job! 

- Joe & Shanna Schneiderbauer
130024

Michael did a great job with the inspection.

- Jeanne Schulze
115385

It went well. 

- Brent & Laura Dempsey
110409

Went very well he was excellent!

- Larry McBride
128386

Customer is satisfied with inspector.

- Scott Sturtevant
126887

- Andrew & Abby Sturtevant
138868

Michael was outstanding, very detailed.

- Maria & Everardo Blanca
127470

- Rodney & Stephanie East

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Porch Pro Headshot SLR Property Solutions, INC
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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
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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
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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
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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
Rockford 61102
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
11-20 years
Foundation type
Basement
Relationship to property
Buyer
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
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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
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Rockford 61108
Home Inspection
Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
Home safety
Inspection type
Whole home
Property type
Single family residence
Property size
2,501-3,000 sq ft
Property age
11-20 years
Foundation type
Slab on ground
Relationship to property
Owner
Occupied
Yes
Utilities turned on
Yes
Specific services
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Start Date
I'm flexible
Purpose
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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