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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