Using Technology In Home Buying

Posted on: August 20, 2018 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspection: 4 ways to use technology to simplify your home buying process   While spring is typically the busiest period in real estate, particularly for families looking to get into a new home before the school year starts. The fall months have become increasingly active for those who have more flexibility or are looking for a good deal.     With increased competition in many cities around the country, finding ways to simplify the home buying process Continue Reading ...

Floor Cleaning 101

Posted on: August 13, 2018 by in Blog
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Home Inspection Chicago: Floor Cleaning 101   Flooring trends change through the years as homeowners acquire new tastes and technology allows for a larger variety of flooring designs. Deep ebony and driftwood finishes peaked in 2017, while 2018 trends are pushing toward wider planks, gray tones and even durable porcelain tiles designed to mirror wood grains.   As today's flooring choices evolve, the importance of maintaining a clean floor remains constant, especially if Continue Reading ...

Dream Bathroom Sanctuary

Posted on: August 6, 2018 by in Blog
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Home Inspection Chicago: 3 Elements To Create A Dream Bathroom Sanctuary     Bathrooms reign supreme, overtaking kitchens as the most popular remodeling project, according to a new survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In the study, remodelers reported on the most common projects in 2017 and 81 percent performed bathroom remodeling.     Whether you're hiring the project out or taking the DIY route, fashioning the bathroom of your dreams can Continue Reading ...

5 Kitchen Safety Tips

Posted on: July 30, 2018 by in Blog
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Watch what you heat: Chicago Home Inspection 5 kitchen safety tips   Cooking equipment is the top cause of home fires, and the second leading cause of home fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).   "Considered to be one of the more preventable types of fires, kitchen fires can be avoided by following a few common-sense guidelines," says Tarsila Wey, director of marketing at First Alert. "Home safety experts recommend having at least one Continue Reading ...

Home Improvement Projects

Posted on: July 23, 2018 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspection's Quick DIY Home Improvement Projects   The words home improvement usually conjure up images of major undertakings like tiling your bathroom or kitchen or tearing down a wall, taking hours or even days to complete. The fact is there are some meaningful home improvements you can finish in under two hours.   1) Need more daylight? Have you ever wished your home had more daylight? Maybe you want to bring light to a small place like a closet or laundry Continue Reading ...

4 Unusual Homeowners Claims

Posted on: July 16, 2018 by in Blog
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You're covered: Chicago Home Inspection 4 unusual homeowners claims you didn't think would ever happen   Homeowners insurance is a practical investment to help protect you, your family and your property in the event of unforeseen and unexpected losses. Traditionally, it's associated with fire damage, burst or leaking pipes, or stolen property, but occasionally it covers unusual events that make for sensational news stories and viral videos.     Here are four claims Continue Reading ...

Smart Steps To Beat The Heat

Posted on: July 9, 2018 by in Blog
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Home Inspection Chicago: Smart steps to beat the heat in favorite outdoor spaces   Are summer's sizzling temperatures causing you to retreat from your favorite outdoor spaces? Garages, patios, sheds, gardens and other outdoor areas should be enjoyed throughout the year. Unfortunately, heat and humidity can quickly make being outside intolerable during the dog days of summer.   The good news is keeping outdoor spaces comfortable doesn't have to be a challenge. With the Continue Reading ...

Paint Like A Pro

Posted on: July 2, 2018 by in Blog
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Paint like a pro with Chicago Home Inspection 5 easy steps Nothing transforms a home quite like a fresh coat of paint. In fact, painting your own house is one of the smartest and easiest DIY upgrades a homeowner can accomplish on their own.   "Summer is the ideal time to tackle a painting project, as the warmer temperatures lead to faster drying times, and you can comfortably leave the windows open for better ventilation," said Megan Youngs, Product Manager at DAP. "Just remember, a Continue Reading ...

First-timers In Fast-paced Housing Market

Posted on: June 25, 2018 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspection's Top tips to help first-timers navigate the fast-paced housing market   Across the U.S., the housing market is picking up pace moving into the peak of the summer homebuying season. In city after city, home prices are on the rise, up 2.3 percent on average between April 2017 and 2018, according to the RE/MAX April 2018 National Housing Report. And there are fewer houses on the market to choose from, with total housing inventory down by 11.3 Continue Reading ...

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 ...