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Top 4 Factors That Affect The Cost Of A New Roof

Posted on: June 18, 2018 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspection Explains The Cost Of A New Roof No one wants to pay more for something that they have to, especially when it comes to a large home improvement purchase. So, why can there be thousands of dollars difference between contractor bids for neighboring homes? And how can homeowners get an idea of what a new roof will cost? In general, labor for a new roof should make up 60-65 percent of the cost and most of the remaining cost, 30-35 percent, should be the cost for Continue Reading ...

Products To Improve Your Home In 2 Hours Or Less

Posted on: June 11, 2018 by in Blog
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Products To Improve Your Home With Chicago Home Inspection's Help The words home improvement usually conjure up images of major undertakings like tiling your bathroom or kitchen or tearing down a wall, taking hours and hours to complete the project. The fact is there are some meaningful home improvements you can do that can be accomplished in under two hours. First, have you ever wished your home had more daylight? Maybe you want to bring in daylight to a small place like a closet or Continue Reading ...

5 Home-buying Tips For First-timers And Old-timers

Posted on: June 4, 2018 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspection Give Tips On Home Buying Whether you are buying a home for the first time or you are just looking for an upgrade, it is never a bad idea to arm yourself with tips that can make your search go from overwhelming to enjoyable. Rather than learning the hard way about hidden expenses and difficult neighbors, there are things you can do to feel more confident as you begin your search. With a seller’s market in many parts of the country, these tips are even more important Continue Reading ...

Building A Sustainable New Home

Posted on: August 21, 2017 by in Blog
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Must-Have Elements For Building A Sustainable New Home By Xcellence Inspection Services   When someone builds a home for you, you have the opportunity to make it as sustainable, eco-friendly and energy-efficient as possible. Not only are sustainable homes more cost-effective over the long-term. Hence, they have a smaller environmental impact and can be more appealing to home buyers when you're ready to sell and move.   In fact, more than half of Realtor's report consumers Continue Reading ...

Improve Your Credit Score In 100 Days

Posted on: August 14, 2017 by in Blog
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  5 steps that can improve your credit score in 100 days or less Low-interest rates, a strong economy and the turn of the seasons are all causing the real estate market to heat up. More homes on the market bring more competition to buy the inventory that is out there. And one way to stand apart from other buyers who are vying for their dream home is to take steps to improve your credit score now.   "Preparing your finances is a must before the busy real estate season," Continue Reading ...

Innovations That Protect Against Moisture

Posted on: August 7, 2017 by in Blog
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Home Innovations That Protect Against Moisture There is an insidious enemy that every homeowner dreads: moisture and the damage and degradation it can cause if left unchecked. Luckily, home improvement manufacturers have discovered new ways to prevent moisture from penetrating the home in the first place. With new home product innovations, there is no reason to suffer the costly and damaging effects of rain, snow or ice. Unique fasteners add longevity to decks Innovative fastening methods Continue Reading ...

Prepare Your Home For Sale

Posted on: July 31, 2017 by in Blog
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Easy DIY Projects To Prepare Your Home For Sale   Are you looking to sell your home quickly and for more money? It's essential to make popular areas of the house look appealing to potential buyers. Fortunately, with a little DIY effort, you don't have to invest in expensive home repairs or real estate-staging services.   Consider these easy DIY projects that can help ensure your home is market ready when it's time to sell. If the property is particularly appealing, you may Continue Reading ...

Prepare Your Budget Before Buying A Home

Posted on: July 25, 2017 by in Blog
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Tips To Prepare Your Budget Before Buying A Home   It's virtually impossible to know what size home you can afford if you aren't fully aware of how much money you are earning and how much you are spending each month. Start with your income: How much do you bring home after taxes and retirement plan contributions? Next, look at your expenses: What are your necessary expenses? How much are you paying each month toward your debt? What additional expenses do you have that wouldn't be Continue Reading ...

A Smarter Way To Buy A Home

Posted on: July 17, 2017 by in Blog
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  Are you considering buying a home? With mortgage rates on the slow and steady incline, there may be no better time for a home purchase than now. Mortgage interest rates will likely continue to go up for the foreseeable future, according to recent data from the housing finance company Freddie Mac. Many housing experts and industry observers agree.   What does this mean?  If you are thinking about buying a home, it means don't wait any longer. The overall cost of Continue Reading ...

Kitchen And Bathroom Design Trends

Posted on: July 10, 2017 by in Blog
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  Many homeowners today wonder how they can turn their bathrooms or kitchens into something worthy of making the rounds on Pinterest or Instagram. As more people want to give their home a personal and stylish touch, home decorating and interior design is hotter than ever, and the possibilities are seemingly limitless. The only problem is that making up your mind can be overwhelming. If you've ever tried to pick what shade of blue or tint of gray to paint a wall, you know that Continue Reading ...