Posts Tagged ‘ Chicago Home Inspection ’

What’s Making Noise In Your Attic?

Posted on: November 19, 2018 by in Blog
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Was that a squeak you just heard? A thump? What could possibly be making those noises inside your house, and what can you do to help get rid of whatever pest has decided to move in? The experts at Chicago Home Inspection have some information on what might be going bump in your attic. Birds Chirping or flapping coming from your attic area indicates that a bird (or two) may have decided to make a home up there. If your attic area has high ceilings or open beams, birds will have ample room to Continue Reading ...

How To Make Sure Your Door Hardware Makes The Grade

Posted on: October 29, 2018 by in Blog
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Short, chilly days mean more time spent indoors with family and friends. This is the perfect time to focus on home improvement, starting with finding the right door hardware. Chicago Home Inspection tells us on how to make sure your door hardware makes the grade. Home security is typically top-of-mind. Door hardware such as locksets and deadbolts are generally overlooked and purchasing new locks is not a simple decision. Does it need to withstand repeated, long-term use? Or heavy impact, in Continue Reading ...

Prevent These 4 Winter Home Problems Now

Posted on: October 15, 2018 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspection tells how to prevent these 4 winter home problems. When you start feeling those first hints of winter, the instinct to get ready kicks in. You may dig out your car's snow brush, blanket, shovel, and winter survival kit and place them in the trunk of your car. The winter coats and boots come out of storage, and you may pick up some extra mittens. But what do you do to protect your house against the hazards of winter? If you don't take time for maintenance and Continue Reading ...

Using Land In Lieu Of A Mortgage Down Payment

Posted on: September 10, 2018 by in Blog
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Saving up for a new home can take many people years and to most, it can seem like there is no easy answer to achieving their dream. Chicago Home Inspection's tips on how you can use land in Lieu of a mortgage down payment. According to the U.S Census Bureau as of July 2018, just 64% of Americans currently own their home. The hurdle that stands in the way of homeownership for the remaining: saving up for the down payment. The great news is, there are other easy options to help you open the Continue Reading ...

Preventing Pests From Moving In

Posted on: September 3, 2018 by in Blog
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New home? Chicago Home Inspection 6 steps for preventing pests from moving in   Moving into a new home is chaotic. You've got decorating to do, a neighborhood to explore, and a house to keep in tiptop shape. The last thing you need in the midst of all that commotion is the added headache of household pests like ants, cockroaches or rodents. With a few tips from Terminix, you can keep your move running smoothly and ensure no unexpected pests move in with you.   Look for 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

5 Easy Ways To ‘Charge Up’ Your Recycling Habits

Posted on: April 21, 2017 by in Blog
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Americans generate about 254 million tons of trash annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) most recent figures, and only about one-third of that waste is recycled. For many, one of the main barriers to recycling is not knowing how or where to recycle certain items. For instance, many household cordless products we use every day are powered by rechargeable batteries. These batteries are not only recyclable, but contain materials that are potentially harmful to the Continue Reading ...

5 Tips To Protect Your Devices From Cybercrime

Posted on: April 7, 2017 by in Blog
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Your smartphone, your tablet, your computer - they are some of your most important and most used possessions. They are the daily tools you use for research, to connect with others and make purchases. You take them everywhere and fill them with your important, personal information. And all of that makes them the perfect targets for a cyber attack. The number of cybercrime incidents in the United States grows each year, and as Americans move into an increasingly digital society - thanks to Continue Reading ...