Albany Park Home Inspection
Albany Park is located on the Northwest Side of the City of Chicago with the North Branch of the Chicago River forming its east and north boundaries, it includes the Albany Park neighborhood, one of the most ethnically diverse in the United States. It has one of highest percentages of foreign-born residents of any Chicago neighborhood.
The area was settled in 1893 when several investors purchased land in the area as areas closer to downtown became more heavily populated. DeLancy Louderback from Albany, New York was one of the investors and chose the name.
The developers added electric streetcars in 1896 and the Northwestern Elevated Railroad extended the Ravenswood branch to the Kimball terminal on December 14, 1907. This led to a building boom in the area. At this point in development, the north branch of the Chicago River meandered greatly, and therefore the Chicago Sanitary District straightened the river. This expanded and defined property lines and sewage in Albany Park.
By 1930, the population of the neighborhood reached 55,000, and many schools, religious institutions, and parks opened. Haugan Elementary School became the biggest elementary school in the city and Roosevelt High School’s overcrowding led to Von Steuben Elementary being converted into a high school. Resident began moving to northern suburbs after World War II and the population declined quickly, leaving many stores uninhabited and properties empty. It wasn’t until the 1970s, when a new immigration wave from Asia (mainly Korea) and Central America began to increase the population again. Today, Albany Park is the most diverse neighborhood in the city, and one of the most diverse in the entire country.
If you are planning to attend an open house to give it a thorough inspection, don’t go in blind. There’s a whole lot you can find out about a property, either by checking it out yourself in person during the inspection or asking the on-site real estate agent (or both).
We have inspected many homes in the Albany Park community, and have many years of experience with the homes in the neighborhood! Call us today to schedule a Albany Park home inspection.
- Albany Park Neighborhood Guide on ExploreChicago.org
- Official City of Chicago Albany Park Community Map
- Albany Park Living Map
- Healthy Albany Park
- Albany Park Community Center
- Albany Park Theater Project
- Albany Park Chamber of Commerce
- Albany Park Autonomous Center
- Albany Park art, culture, housing, gentrification, immigration articles
- Albany Park Issues
Why Chicagoland Home Inspectors
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Exceeding our customers’ expectations is our number one priority. We became the highest rated home inspectors in the Chicagoland area because we do more than any other home inspection company. We take great pride in our public feedback from customers on Google and Yelp. It’s not easy to achieve these great reviews. We create the most detailed inspection reports and the best equipment is used by skilled professionals who are committed and passionate about their work. We also provide the best warranties should an unpleasant surprise happen.
See what makes us different from our competition, please view a sample inspection report, look at the list of equipment we bring to the home inspection, and read about our inspectors.
980 N Michigan Ave #1400,
Chicago, IL 60611
Monday – Friday: 7:00AM to 9:00PM
Saturday: 7:00AM to 9:00PM
STANDARD HOME INSPECTION IN ALBANY PARK
Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc. provides home inspection services in the Albany Park community, and have many years of experience with the homes in the neighborhood!
SELLERS / LISTING INSPECTION IN ALBANY PARK
We offer sellers pre-listing inspection check on Albany Park homes with a detailed report of needed repairs before the property is put on the market.
REHAB A HOME INSPECTION IN ALBANY PARK
The Albany Park home inspection offers detailed reports, if the property is a REHAB HOME.
RADON TESTING IN ALBANY PARK HOME
If you’re buying a home in the Albany Park area, get it tested for radon. Radon gas is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and the second leading cause of cancer in America.
SEWER SCOPE INSPECTIONS IN ALBANY PARK
We are proud to offer sewer scope inspections. Sewer inspections are important because any problems with the main sewer line are the financial responsibility of the owner.
FHA VA CERTIFICATIONS
Appraisers and Home Inspectors generally call for FHA VA Certifications when they notice unusual issues on the property they are appraising or the utilities are off, preventing a sampling of parts of the system.
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Charlie is a fantastic home inspector that goes above and beyond the call of duty. He doesn't have to but he just does. His passion for what he does is undeniable. It exudes from him like a persistent odor.
He's knowledgeable about home inspections and can guarantee you the most value for what you're paying. Charlie doesn't waste any time. Gets straight down to business and operates very professionally. He'll be in and out before you know it.
I would say hire Charlie, but you can do whatever you want. With his attention to detail, equipment, and knowledge of the inspectors market, Charlie pays for himself.
I had the opportunity to have Charles inspect my 106 year old home in Chicago. Charles was very knowledgeable about the different systems, masonry, and features or historic homes. He is realistic and helps explain why something is good or bad in the home. I would highly recommend Charles for any home inspection needs..
Thank you Greg. I did enjoy taking a long look at your home. I was a pleasure looking at that history.
Charlie inspected our home in Albany Park. He was very thorough and took his time to ensure the quality of his inspection. He left no rock unturned and as a buyer we sincerely appreciate his efforts.
Hello, I recently had Chicago Home Inspectors Inc perform an inspection of my newly built home in Chicago, prior to closing. Both Charlie and Andrew performed the inspection with the utmost attention to detail. During the inspection, they walked me through their findings to make sure I understood what the deficiencies were and how they should be rectified. They took a professional approach and are knowledgeable in home inspections. Most importantly, they delivered the final report on time. I would highly recommend using them for your home inspection.
Charles Bellefontaine is a great inspector! I just started getting my feet off the ground and found a nice home in Chicago's Albany Park Neighborhood. I mentioned to him my very tight work schedule and he was very helpful at working around it. During the inspection I was very glad to have him as he showed me the problems he spotted around the home and what exactly they could mean. This is very helpful as I can now make a better choice of if I want to keep moving forward. I plan to suggest him to friends and family!
Thank you for the nice words. I can't tell you how much I like it when a client stays with me and shows as much interest in the property as you did. I hope you enjoy your new home.
Charles helped me with a real estate transaction in Chicago. FHA certifications were required. I contacted Charles and he responded back to me immediately, listened to my concerns and assured he could help while educating me about the process. Charles arrived on time and with the necessary equipment to complete his inspection. He took the time to do proper inspections, then thoroughly explained his findings and noted other issues that previous inspectors had missed. Charles was professional, courteous and showed great attention to detail and showed he is very well versed in real estate inspection. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Thank you for the nice review. The repairs made to your home will make a safe place for the new owners. Nice work.