Bourbonnais, IL Real Estate News

By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
Time for the annual tune-up of Old Smokey? You better believe it. There are a few things that are worse than a furnace acting up in the middle of the winter, but for the life of me I can't think of any right now. Your furnace needs an annual checkup and now is the best time to get it done. Waiting until the leaves fall or even until the snow flies is just asking for trouble. Now if you're depending on something like this to keep you warm through the year, then you might want to invest in a space heater.      Furnaces are kind of like the tires on your car or oil changes. Don't rotate the tires or change the oil on time and you will be buying new tires sooner or worse yet, buying a new car because the engine blew. The average life span of a furnace can be greatly extended just by getting...
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By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
Best of the Worst- my new TV show. It's going to be huge. Filled with all the craziest, wackiest, zaniest, nuttiest, cookiest and of course, stupidest things ever seen in a home inspection. Here are just a few. Hover over the picture for a witty comment. What do you think? I've got a million of these and they all scream out WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY THINKING? If you would like to be a part of our studio audience and will be traveling in the Bourbonnais and Kankakee Illinois area soon,, then Call Scott at SLS Home Inspections-815-644-6271 or visit his website at www.slshomeinspections.com  or visit his facebook page at www.facebook.coms/slshomeinspection      
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By Scott Seaton Jr. Bourbonnais Kankakee IL Home Inspector, The Home Inspector With a Heart!
(SLS Home Inspections-Bradley Bourbonnais Kankakee Manteno)
There has been a sharp increase in the media over mold concerns in homes. Many home buyers want a mold sampling done before they move into their new home. It can be completed at the same time as a standard home inspection. Typically there will be a visual inspection and also mold odors will be noted, looking for possible mold contaminated areas. The source of all mold is moisture and a food source. The search for the moisture intrusion is critical for identifying the extent of the contamination. This sampling is done by tape or swab sampling of the actual mold growth. If no growth is visible, then an air quality test is done in several areas of the home. There is usually an indoor and outdoor sampling done to compare results for comparison.  After completion, the samples can be evaluate...
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By Sean Dandurand
(Dandurand Appraisals, Inc)
    Assessment appeal services SHOCKED AT YOUR PROPERTY TAX BILL? Dandurand Appraisals can help! Many homeowners in Kankakee County and Will County are receiving tax bills that don't seem to be in line with real values of their homes. With many real estate markets changing rapidly, it pays to find out for sure. Call Dandurand Appraisals for an accurate appraisal of your homes true value so you can adjust your bill.  Most localities determine your property tax burden based on an ad valorem assessment of the property's value. Sometimes, as a property owner, you get an unwanted surprise in the mail telling you your taxes are going up, and sometimes it may seem as though your assessment is too high. Often, matters like this can be resolved with a phone call. However, if after discussing yo...
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By Sean Dandurand
(Dandurand Appraisals, Inc)
    Foreclosure/REO appraisals Homes in foreclosure and homes that have reverted to your institution's ownership present special appraisal challenges. At Dandurand Appraisals, we're more than ready and able to help.  For a property in foreclosure, you may need to know the difference between fair market value and "quick disposition" value, to know your potential charge-off liability. At Dandurand Appraisals, we have experience in both providing snapshots of fair market value for our mortgage lending and servicing clients as well as "quick sale" forecasts that understand your timeline.   Owners of property in foreclosure, of course, present special challenges. They may be unwilling to allow an inspection of the property. If they have abandoned the property already, they may have neglecte...
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