Humboldt Park Home Inspection
The Humboldt Park neighborhood is known for its dynamic social and ethnic demographic change over the years. The Puerto Rican community has identified strongly with the area since the 1970s; Humboldt Park is also the name of a 207-acre (0.8 km²) park adjacent to the community area.
The park was named for Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859), a German naturalist and geographer famed for his five-volume work Cosmos: Draft of a Physical Description of the World. His single visit to the United States did not include Chicago. Humboldt Park is part of Chicago’s Boulevard Park System, which flanks the Loop with large parks linked with boulevards. The park is lined with graystone houses and is now enjoying a non-restrictive landmark status on Kedzie Ave. The park itself has 3 major historical public buildings, including the Boat House (designed by Schmidt, Garden and Martin), the Field House ( which received a 1.5 million dollar renovation grant, being implemented in 2013) and the Historic Stables (described more below).
Chicago annexed most of the neighborhood in 1869, the year the park was laid out. Because the area lay just beyond the city’s fire code jurisdiction, as set out after the 1871 fire, this made low cost construction possible.
It is highly recommended that you get a complete professional home inspection done on any home that you purchase in Humboldt Park. The unique architecture and ornate Victorian homes may have surprises or complications that an experienced home inspector can identify in their home inspection report.
Humboldt Park is also home to several Frank Loyd Right houses often featured in The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago event hosted every fall.
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 Humboldt Park community, and have many years of experience with the homes in the neighborhood! Call us today to schedule a Humboldt Park home inspection.
- City of Chicago Humboldt Park Community Map
- Humboldt Park in Chicago Park Districts
- Historical images of Humboldt Park in Explore Chicago Collections
- Humboldt Park” in Biking the Boulevards with Geoffrey Baer
- a Latino resource
- Humboldt Park Arts, Culture, Gentrification, Immigration
- Young Lords in Lincoln Park
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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.
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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 HUMBOLDT PARK
Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc. provides home inspection services in the Humboldt Park community, and have many years of experience with the homes in the neighborhood!
SELLERS / LISTING INSPECTION IN HUMBOLDT PARK
We offer sellers pre-listing inspection check on Humboldt Park homes with a detailed report of needed repairs before the property is put on the market.
REHAB A HOME INSPECTION IN HUMBOLDT PARK
The Humboldt Park home inspection offers detailed reports, if the property is a REHAB HOME.
RADON TESTING IN HUMBOLDT PARK HOME
If you’re buying a home in the Humboldt 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 HUMBOLDT 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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