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 ...

Insulation Right For Your Home

Posted on: November 6, 2017 by in Blog
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Which type of insulation is right for your home? Home Inspector Chicago will give you some suggestions.  With the imminent approach of dropping temperatures, many people reach for their sweaters as they run out the door. In a bittersweet farewell to summer, boats are hauled out of the water and taken in to be winterized. Wool sock purchases start to soar, and Instagram has filled again with pumpkin spice latte images. And, don't forget those pet owners who dress their dogs in Continue Reading ...

Prepare Your Home for Fall

Posted on: October 30, 2017 by in Blog
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Home Inspection Chicago Suggests 5 Effortless DIY Projects to Prep Your Home for Fall -- and Beyond  The telltale signs are all there. Maybe it's football season, the changing color of the trees right outside your door, or the crisp morning air that's suddenly taken on a chill. Yes, there's no denying it, fall is here and winter is quickly following behind. No matter where you live in the country, the colder months are synonymous with the indoor months. Your home becomes Continue Reading ...

Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Posted on: October 23, 2017 by in Blog
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Get Tips On How to Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payment with Chicago Home Inspector By: Xcellence Inspection Services  Owning your own home comes with many advantages. Includes escaping rising rents and the personal and financial stability associated with homeownership. Fortunately, millions of Americans, with less than 20 percent down, have been able to buy a home sooner thanks to mortgage insurance (MI). If you don't put down 20 percent of the mortgage cost, you will likely be Continue Reading ...

Choose An Energy-Efficient System

Posted on: October 17, 2017 by in Blog
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Replacing a furnace? A Chicago Home Inspector can help you decide. By: Xcellence Inspection Services If it's time to replace your furnace, you may be wondering if it's worth the extra investment to buy an energy-efficient system. Or, you may be unsure how to choose an energy-efficient system for your home. "Energy-efficient heating systems can substantially lower your fuel costs over the lifetime of the system. It's well worth investing the time and money to find just the right Continue Reading ...

Home Warranties Are Not Created Equal

Posted on: October 9, 2017 by in Blog
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Ask our Chicago Home Inspector about your Home Warranties By: Xcellence Inspection Services Having a home warranty is a smart way to help deal with the inevitable home repair problems that all property owners face at one point or another. After all, a good home warranty can mean getting expert help when your HVAC system needs to be fixed, your water heater needs to be replaced, or your refrigerator requires a new part. But unfortunately, all home warranties are not Continue Reading ...

House Hunting And Credit

Posted on: October 2, 2017 by in Blog
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House Hunting can be made easy with the Help of Chicago Home Inspectors¬† By now it is something of a cliche to call homeownership the American dream. But even if sitting on your own deck, looking over your picket fence and sipping lemonade doesn't move you, homeownership is still one of the best ways to build wealth. For many, owning a home is cheaper than renting. In the long run, the biggest investment they will ever make. It is also a practical financial move. Thanks to the Continue Reading ...

3 Steps To A More Secure Home

Posted on: September 25, 2017 by in Blog
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Home Inspection Chicago can check out if your Door can give you a more secure home By: Xcellence Inspection Services More than 75 percent of Americans are concerned about the security of their home. Few think about door hardware when it comes to added protection. In fact, out of those who have ever purchased a new lockset or deadbolt, only 19 percent have done so with the safety of their home in mind, according to a Harris Poll conducted on behalf of the Builders Hardware Continue Reading ...

Ideas For Renovating Smaller Homes

Posted on: September 18, 2017 by in Blog
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Big, Smart Ideas For Renovating Smaller Homes While newly constructed homes are bigger than ever, most Americans still live in modestly sized or even small houses - and many of these owners are choosing to remodel rather than move into a bigger home. More than half of all American houses were built before 1980, according to the National Association of Home Builders. At that time, the average new home size was slightly more than 1,700 square feet, U.S. Census Bureau data shows. Continue Reading ...

Bathroom For Beauty, Function And Safety

Posted on: September 11, 2017 by in Blog
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How to perfectly light a bathroom for beauty, function and safety Good lighting is important throughout a home, and each room has different lighting needs. Kitchens require overhead and task lighting, while bedrooms and dining rooms can benefit from variable illumination. However, no room in the house requires more layers and nuances of lighting than the bathroom. Where lighting directly influences the room's efficiency, utility, safety, and beauty.Upgrading lighting in a bathroom can Continue Reading ...