Jefferson Park Home Inspection
Jefferson Park is located on the Northwest Side of the city. The neighborhood of Jefferson Park occupies a larger swath of territory, as shown on the map below.
Jefferson Park is bordered by the community areas of Norwood Park to the northwest, Forest Glen to the northeast, Portage Park to the south, and the suburb of Harwood Heights to the west. Although the official community area map draws the boundary between Jefferson Park and Portage Park at Gunnison Street and Lawrence Avenue, the Jefferson Park neighborhood extends to Montrose Avenue farther south.
Settlement in the vicinity of Jefferson Park began in the 1830s with John Kinzie Clark and Elijah Wentworth, whose claim was near what is now the Jefferson Park Metra Station, where he operated a tavern and inn. The tiny settlement of traders, hunters, and farmers consisted of simple one and two room log cabins until Abram Gale, for whom Gale Street is named, built the first frame house in Jefferson. Jefferson Park became the hub of an independent township that was incorporated at the nearby Dickinson Tavern as Jefferson Township in 1850 until annexed by the city of Chicago in 1889. The area was once home to a significant population of Volga Germans, and one of the area’s one time local landmarks was a local apartment buildings in the vicinity of the park along Higgins Avenue known by locals as “the Russian Hotel”.
Jefferson Park is also home to the Northwest Chicago Historical Society which is dedicated to preserve the area’s rich history as well as most historical events and lectures.
It is highly recommended that you get a complete professional home inspection done on any home that you purchase in Jefferson 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.
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 Jefferson Park community, and have many years of experience with the homes in the neighborhood! Call us today to schedule a Jefferson Park home inspection.
- Official City of Chicago Jefferson Park Community Map
- The Jefferson Park Historical Society’s official website
- Chicago Park District
- Encyclopedia of Chicago
- A Short History of Jefferson Park
- The Jefferson Park Free Press
- Copernicus Center
- Taste of Polonia
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.
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Services Offered in Jefferson Park
STANDARD HOME INSPECTION IN JEFFERSON PARK
Chicagoland Home Inspectors Inc. provides home inspection services in the Jefferson Park community, and have many years of experience with the homes in the neighborhood!
SELLERS / LISTING INSPECTION IN JEFFERSON PARK
We offer sellers pre-listing inspection check on Jefferson Park homes with a detailed report of needed repairs before the property is put on the market.
REHAB A HOME INSPECTION IN JEFFERSON PARK
The Jefferson Park home inspection offers detailed reports, if the property is a REHAB HOME.
RADON TESTING IN JEFFERSON PARK HOME
If you’re buying a home in the Jefferson 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 JEFFERSON 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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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.