Hansen Home Inspections - Licensed Home Inspector
Hansen Home Inspections - Licensed Home Inspector

Hansen Home Inspections - Licensed Home Inspector

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Introduction: My State of Illinois Home Inspector license is 450011545 which is current until 12-1-2022 Thumbtack has discontinued verifying state licensing of Home Inspectors, but I can assure you that my Illinois License is current. I am centrally located in St Charles, IL. Let me know if you have a wood deck or a finished basement. And please give me the age of your home. Homes older that 50 years (built before 1970) take more time to inspect. For an older home, please add $100. When you are making a purchase of a bank owned home, a short sale, or a foreclosure, these inspections cost an additional $200. Inspecting and reporting on a finished basement or a wood deck is an extra charge of approximately $50 each. If you have asked for that pricing in the description of your work including the size of the finished basement and the size of the wood deck, I will send you a follow-up message that will describe the pricing for those items and a new total price. Other inspectors may not have those prices in their quote. Over a period of more than 25 years in the home building industry, I have managed the construction of about 1,000 homes in the Chicago Metro Area and I have more construction management experience than most current Home Builders in the Chicago area. Your inspection report will be unique based on the issues I find during the inspection of your home. I enjoy inspecting Homes and preparing the inspection report for my clients. I want the client to feel that they can ask questions before, during, and after the inspection. Reading the report is just the first step to understanding the home that I inspect for you. My construction management experience includes home owner orientations on more than 400 homes and I would love to share my knowledge with you. If this is a new home being built for you by a large, or small builder, I will discuss with you details that you may want me to inspect from your own unique perspective such as options and custom changes that you have purchased from the builder. Remember that I am working for you, the buyer. Just let me know what your concerns are. The home inspections I perform are not about code compliance, but they cover a number of common issues found in all types of homes, both new and existing homes. I will send you a follow-up message with a sample report. Please look for that message and the attachment. Or, you may view a sample report of a previous Home Inspection that I have done in the past by visiting my website. It gives me great pleasure helping my clients understand the home they will be buying or selling. I do not bid on any Radon Tests, Mold Tests, or Wood Destroying Organisms, and my pricing does not include any of those items nor do I inspect for any insects or animals. Each of those items require a separate license in Illinois. If you would like to have a Radon Test, or a Mold Test, or a Wood Destroying Organism test done, please post a separate Thumbtack Request for those specialized inspections. My pricing is average or slightly below average. When you ask for an estimate, please remember that every Home Inspector that you ask to send an estimate must pay Thumbtack to send you that estimate. When you are looking for the lowest cost, please choose other Pros. My pricing is average and lower than some Home Inspectors in the Chicago area.

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Serves Saint Charles, IL

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Joe C.

Home Inspection

John showed up early and started on the outside. Explained everything he was doing and why. Answered all our questions and wrote a very detailed report. I would recommend John to anyone looking for a home inspector.
Jul 26, 2020
Trudy f.

Home Inspection

John performed a thorough inspection of a 95+ year old brick home. He was on time, professional and explained issues with the property clearly. He was very thorough. He was flexible on scheduling which I appreciated with our busy schedule. His attention to detail in person and in his report allowed for us to move forward in our decision process.
Mar 27, 2017
Arturo F.

Home Inspection

Very thorough, very knowledgeable a great price and a great personality to match. My favorite part was the fact he wanted to show me what he found so I knew exactly what was in the report. 5 stars all around if I could give 6 I would
Hansen Home Inspections - Licensed Home Inspector's reply
Thanks Arturo. It was a pleasure doing this inspection with you.
Jul 25, 2020
John C.

Home Inspection

I needed an immediate Sunday inspection on a property and John came to the rescue! He spent a full 2 hours and was very thorough. I would definitely recommend him to my friends.
Sep 10, 2019
Gavin K.

John performed a thorough inspection in an extremely professional manner. He was able to accommodate a last minute special request without charging anything extra and offering a very valuable deal for the time and effort it took him. Definitely recommend to anyone considering a home inspection with John.
Aug 10, 2019
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The pricing for home inspections is based on $0.15 per square foot of living space for homes over 2,000 square foot. A $300 minimum applies. The square footage must include any finished basement area which is not always included in the real estate listing. I will gladly re-quote a price if you have any concerns about the accuracy of the square footage. Other additional items are wood decks and other outbuildings such as detached garages or storage sheds are not in the base price. The age of the home is also a factor. Homes over 50 years old are slightly higher. The location of the home can be a factor if it is greater than 30 miles from St. Charles, IL. Radon testing is an additional $200 coordinated with a separate Radon inspection firm. Payment can be made by cash, check, or PayPal at the time of the inspection. For newly constructed residential homes, please call for a free consultation on my new construction inspection and consulting services. New construction may require additional inspections such as a rough framing inspection, a pre-drywall inspection, and the review of your selected options. My pricing is average or slightly below average. When you ask for an estimate, please remember that every Home Inspector that you ask to send an estimate must pay Thumbtack to send you that estimate. When you are looking for the lowest cost, please choose other Pros. My pricing is average and lower than some Home Inspectors in the Chicago area.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We will have one or more phone conversations prior to the inspection. I will ask about any special concerns that my clients might have that I could include in the base fee. Extra services that may be beyond the normal scope of a home inspection will require additional fees which will be known and listed in the Inspection Agreement. I can also make referrals and coordinate the inspections for special situations such as Radon Inspections. A written or electronic agreement will be signed prior to the inspection. This can be done by email, or in person at the beginning of the inspection. Inspections can be as short as 1 to 2 hours for very small ranch style homes without a basement. Medium sized homes can take 2 to 3 hours. And some of the largest homes could take 4 or 5 hours. I would like for the client to be on site for most or all of the inspection so that I can show them what I see as issues and they may ask questions at that time. This may not always be possible, so follow-up phone calls are always welcome after the client reads their report.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    My State of Illinois Home Inspector license is current and is valid until 12-1-2022 The training and testing requirements for this license are established by the State of Illinois. However, Thumbtack does not allow any home inspector to include my license number in my profile. Thumbtack also does not allow me to include the Illinois Department of Professional Registration website in this profile where you may look up my license number and status. I am a LEED AP which means LEED Accredited Professional. This is a professional accreditation from the US Green Building Council. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. I am also an Illinois State Certified Weatherization Assessor.

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