Smart Home Update 2018

Posted on: January 15, 2018 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspection Smart home update 2018: New products that organize your life through voice   The artificial intelligence that's already taking the world by storm is ramping up even more in 2018. Enabling a number of innovative new smart home tools that can make your life easier. More comfortable or just more fun.   Throughout the year, consumers worldwide are expected to spend $102 billion on hardware, services, and installation. Related to smart home systems, an Continue Reading ...

Home Features For Retirees

Posted on: January 8, 2018 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspection 5 must-have home features for retirees As we move through the different stages in our lives, our housing needs change too. The home you were excited to move into in your 30s might not be ideal for those now nearing retirement.   According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, between 2015 and 2035, the number of people over the age of 75 living alone will nearly double from 6.9 million to 13.4 million. Being prepared for retirement Continue Reading ...

Wellness Begins At Home

Posted on: January 1, 2018 by in Blog
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Wellness begins at home: Home Inspection Chicago 5 tips for a healthier home   From diets to exercise routines to standing at our desks while we work, we do a lot to stay healthy. Most of the time this involves focusing on what we eat and how we move. No doubt this is an essential component of good health, but increasingly, people are realizing their home environment can have a big impact on their mood, their health and how they feel.   The following are five changes in your Continue Reading ...

Top Trends For 2018 Housing Market

Posted on: December 26, 2017 by in Blog
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Top trends for the 2018 housing market identified by Chicago Home Inspectors   In the real estate market, springtime is going time. It's the busiest time of the year for home sales, and with this year's stable economy and the low unemployment rate. The spring of 2018 has the potential to be especially active.   Every market is defined by its trends, and while each year is different. Identifying these trends early on can be a useful tool for buyers, sellers, and agents. Continue Reading ...

Ways Renters Become Homeowners

Posted on: December 18, 2017 by in Blog
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Home Inspector Chicago tips about New ways renters are becoming homeowners   The world that millennials have grown up in is a lot different than the world the Gen Xers and Baby Boomers knew. The digital revolution, widespread use of smartphones and adoption of disruptive technologies. Ridesharing and vacation rental apps are just a few of the factors that have altered the social landscape.   Unfortunately, rising student debt, rising home prices, and other economic factors Continue Reading ...

Spots In Your House With Lots Of Bugs

Posted on: December 11, 2017 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspector identifies 6 hot spots in your house where critters and creepy-crawlies would love to spend the winter.   When temperatures cool, critters that were perfectly happy outdoors begin looking for somewhere warm to spend the winter. They may decide your house is the perfect location — unless you take steps to keep them out.   You can prepare by learning what’s trying to get into your house and where they would most like to hang out once inside. Continue Reading ...

Top 5 Millennials Look In A Home

Posted on: December 5, 2017 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspection listed Top 5 features millennials look for in a home For generations, homeownership has been part of the American dream. For most Americans, it's the largest, most significant investment they'll make, and because homeownership is the best way to grow their wealth, the most important investment as well.   As the youngest generation of new homeowners, millennials are entering the housing market and are eager to get a home to fit their unique lifestyles. Just Continue Reading ...

5 Point Outdoor Winterization Checklist

Posted on: November 27, 2017 by in Blog
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A few simple steps now can mean a cozy, safe winter for you and your entire family. Add these five steps by Home Inspection Chicago to your winterization to-do list for this weekend and give yourself valuable peace of mind.     As temperatures drop, you're reminded that Old Man Winter will soon rear his ugly head. Before the first flurries fly, it's important to take some winterization steps to ensure your home is ready for whatever the season brings.   This Continue Reading ...

6 Luxury Home Improvement Products

Posted on: November 20, 2017 by in Blog
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Home Inspection Chicago suggests America's finest: 6 luxury home improvement products made in the U.S.   Peruse any home improvement media and you may get the impression you just can't build, renovate or decorate a quality home without relying on foreign-made products like granite from Italy for countertops, cherry hardwood flooring from Brazil or textiles from India. However, you don't have to sacrifice quality and luxury in order to buy American for your home; some of the finest home Continue Reading ...

5 Myths About Solar Panels, Debunked

Posted on: November 13, 2017 by in Blog
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Home Inspection Chicago tips for your solar panels. Home solar panels can drastically cut or even eliminate electricity bills, reduce a home's carbon footprint, increase resale value, and may even help a home sell faster.   The cost of rooftop solar systems has fallen dramatically in recent years. Most homeowners have the option of buying the system. Leasing it on reasonable payment terms, or having a third-party pay for and install the system at no up-front cost at all for the Continue Reading ...