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Fresh Ways To Improve Your Home This Year 2020

Posted on: January 2, 2020 by in Blog, home inspection chicago
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From your Friends at Xcellence Inspection Services! January 1st marks a fresh new year for you and your family. It’s the time where we try to create New Year’s Resolutions and create meaningful traditions to help us get by all year round. But, it’s not only us that need a fresh new start as soon as the new year begins. Our homes could use one too! In fact, with every new beginning come new trends in home decoration and home improvement ideas this year 2020! Let’s take a look at Continue Reading ...

5 Ways To Refresh Your Home For The Holidays

Posted on: December 26, 2019 by in Blog, home inspection chicago
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From Your Friends at Xcellence Inspection Services! 'Tis the season for festive holiday gatherings with family and friends. Whether hosting your first or fifteenth celebration, you want your home to be ready to impress. Here are five simple ways to make sure your home is merry and bright for the holidays. 1. Refresh kitchen counters Since the kitchen is where people mingle the most, don’t leave old, dirty caulk to be the focal point behind your delicious holiday spread! Spruce up your Continue Reading ...

Home Improvement Items You Can Give This Christmas

Posted on: December 20, 2019 by in Blog, home inspection chicago
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Helpful Information From Xcellence Inspection Services! For most, the Christmas season is a time for gift-giving. We often see wish lists from children which typically include toys, dolls, coloring items, shoes, clothes, and other whatnots. But even adults could use some wish list too with home improvement items wrapped in festive papers! Below are some tools and gadgets you can give to DIY lovers out there.   SawStop Jobsite Saw PRO table saw This tool carries all the features from the Continue Reading ...

10 Reasons Why Buyers Need a Buyer’s Agent

Posted on: December 13, 2019 by in Blog, home inspection chicago
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Helpful information by Xcellence Inspection Services! A buyer's agent is essential to help you navigate the fast-paced market of the real estate world. Imagine having someone who helps streamline the process all while the property owner pays for the commission. Such a win-win, right?  Below are the top 10 reasons why hiring a buyer's agent is totally worth it. 1.       It’s free! Yes. Hiring a buyer's agent is free unless the property is FSBO (for sale by owner) where the seller may Continue Reading ...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can Kill You

Posted on: November 28, 2019 by in Blog, home inspection chicago
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Helpful information from your friends at Xcellence Inspection Services! Have your home checked for carbon monoxide before it’s too late. Many do not know this but carbon monoxide (CO) is considered a potential hazard. It is a poisonous gas that kills nearly 300 people in their homes each year and about 5,000 people being treated in hospitals due to poisoning. That data is in the US alone. However, that figure is believed to be underestimated since carbon monoxide has flu-like symptoms, Continue Reading ...

3 Inexpensive Home Maintenance Projects That Could Save You Thousands

Posted on: November 22, 2019 by in Blog, home inspection chicago
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Brought to you by Xcellence Inspection Services! Routine home maintenance: three words that likely evoke eye rolls, exasperated sighs and dread for most homeowners who read, hear or even think about them. However, they’re also a homeowner’s best line of defense when it comes to protecting their most important investment — their home. “Many homeowners insurance policyholders are choosing higher deductibles because it lowers their insurance costs,” said Christopher O’Rourke, Continue Reading ...

Home Projects You Can Do Before The Holidays

Posted on: November 15, 2019 by in Blog, home inspection chicago
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From your Friends at Xcellence Inspection Services! ‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly For Home Repairs And DIYs! Less than a month, and it’s officially the holidays. Soon enough, families and friends you haven’t seen the entire year will start roaming around your home. But, if your home could use some improvements before the holiday season, do them now. During our home inspection in Chicago, IL, we found common home repairs that are not necessarily costly but could use some good fixing. Continue Reading ...

Winter Is Coming: Be Prepared For Costly, Damaging Storms

Posted on: November 7, 2019 by in Blog, home inspection chicago
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Brought To You By Xcellence Inspection Services! Winter is coming and the weather is difficult to predict. Use these tips to help protect your home from the costly damage winter storms can bring. Take care of your roof Keep your gutters clear. This keeps ice from accumulating and backing up under the shingles. Trim trees year-round so branches don't fall on your house. Worn-out, missing or damaged siding and roof flashing can let water and ice into your home. Be vigilant and Continue Reading ...

What Will A Home Inspection Tell Me?

Posted on: October 14, 2019 by in Blog, home inspection chicago
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Chicago Home Inspector of Xcellence Inspection Services answers Home Inspection's frequently asked questions: What will a home inspection tell me? If you’re thinking of skipping the home inspection, you might be missing most of the significant things you need to know. Of course, the first thing you notice is the overall look of the home you plan to purchase. Definitely, the exterior leaves a good impression that catches attention. But, there’s more to life than the outward appearance of Continue Reading ...

Finding A Quality Home Inspector

Posted on: September 16, 2019 by in Blog
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Chicago Home Inspection's  9 Tips For You To Find A Quality Home Inspector You’ve been eyeing the home of your dreams now but you still can’t close the deal. You still need to have a home inspection because what otherwise things should you do to protect your investment? Well, the question is, how do you find an inspector who can help me protect your investment? Home inspectors claim to be home buying or selling advocates. But sometimes, it just wouldn’t be easy to randomly trust Continue Reading ...