4 DIY Projects For Your First Home With Chicago Home Inspector

Posted on: January 27, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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"Where should I start?" It's a question many homeowners ask themselves. DIY is a great place to start for new homeowners. DIY projects are very versatile - they can easily be adapted to your skill level, budget and desired project. With a little extra time and creativity, you can transform your home. Other benefits to choosing a DIY project are that they are typically more cost-effective than the alternative and they offer an added sense of ownership and pride in your home. Since DIY Continue Reading ...

4 Important Tips From Chicago Home Inspector For Planning A Kitchen Remodel

Posted on: January 20, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Kitchen upgrades can seem daunting. From full renovations to hardware updates, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your dream kitchen. To make the process as smooth as possible, Delta Faucet compiled key tips to keep in mind as you embark on the remodeling journey. These quick guidelines will help you focus on the end result and ensure the overall experience is enjoyable. Storage solutions Determine storage needs based on how you work. Take inventory of kitchen tools and Continue Reading ...

Home Inspection Chicago Easy DIY Tips To Save On Your Winter Energy Bills

Posted on: January 13, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Here's what Americans have to look forward to this winter: While the south will be drier and warmer, the northern U.S. can expect "wetter, cooler conditions," predicts the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). "Regardless of the outlook, there is always some chance for extreme winter weather, so prepare now for what might come later this winter," says Mike Halpert, deputy director for NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. As a homeowner, what can you do to get ready for the Continue Reading ...

10 Smart Ideas From Chicago Home Inspectors To Heat Your Home For Less

Posted on: January 6, 2017 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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As cooler temperatures begin to sweep the nation, homeowners are turning on their heat for the first time in months. With every degree increase on the thermostat, utility bills follow suit. A warm, comfortable home shouldn't cost you a small fortune. Luckily, there are some simple strategies for combating the chill while lowering heating costs at the same time. Change the filters The summer and fall months are a prime time for airborne allergens and microbes, which can clog furnace filters Continue Reading ...

Make Your Home Feel Bigger Without Adding Space With Chicago Home Inspector

Posted on: December 30, 2016 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Party balloons, elastic waistbands and the universe - for some things, expansion is easy. When your home is too small, however, it's not always possible to expand it. Whether you live in a suburban townhouse, an urban condo or a big, modern single-family home on a tiny lot, chances are good expanding just isn't in the cards for your home. Many Americans are in the same situation, and they're seeking creative ways to maximize the utility of the space they have. Here are some ideas for Continue Reading ...

Home Inspector Chicago’s Affordable Way To Qualify For A Home Loan

Posted on: December 23, 2016 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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For many Americans, the biggest hurdle in buying a home is the 20 percent down payment they think is required for mortgage approval. According to a recent survey by the National Association of Realtors, 34 percent of respondents believe they need more than 20 percent. Meanwhile, low down payment mortgages account for a significant amount of home buying annually. Families with down payments as low as 3 or 5 percent have been able to purchase a home thanks to private mortgage insurance (MI) Continue Reading ...

DIY Projects From Chicago Home Inspector To Increase The Value Of Your Home

Posted on: December 16, 2016 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Whatever you're passionate about, you know hobbies cost money. People who haven't shaken the travel bug need to negotiate time off work, pay for lodging, airfare and more. If you're a big football fan, the amount you spend on food, snacks, game tickets and clothing adds up during the course of a season. Even simple hobbies like fishing can require a seemingly endless number of gadgets and electronics. Fortunately, for anyone who likes to roll up their sleeves and isn't afraid of taking on a Continue Reading ...

3 Reasons Why Winter Is A Smart Time To Buy A House With Home Inspector Chicago

Posted on: December 9, 2016 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Don't give up on buying a home as winter nears. In fact, December through February may be better for buyers than the busy season in spring and summer. Enjoy less competition and lower prices. Fewer properties are typically available during the winter, as sellers and buyers aim to complete transactions before the school year begins. You can turn that to your advantage. "In winter, there are fewer properties, but it's less competitive, with fewer buyers per property," says Greg Jaeger, Continue Reading ...

Autumn And Early Winter: The Best Times To Be A Homebuyer According To Chicago Home Inspectors

Posted on: December 2, 2016 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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The long-held belief that summer is the only time to buy a home is fading fast. Savvy home-buyers are learning that when temperatures drop, numerous benefits emerge that simply aren't available other times of the year. "With warm weather and many homes on the market, summer is generally the busiest real estate season. However, autumn into early winter can be opportune times for people who are serious about buying a home, too" says Geoff Lewis, RE/MAX, LLC President. "This time of year has Continue Reading ...

6 Holiday-friendly Home Design Features From Home Inspector Chicago

Posted on: November 25, 2016 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Sponsored Ad Content by Clayton Whether you're shopping for a new traditional, manufactured or modular home or just attempting a renovation project, it's important to consider the functionality of key spaces like kitchens and living rooms. These most-frequented rooms will host meals, family gatherings, movie nights, homework sessions and holiday celebrations, so they need to include features that facilitate all these uses and more. If the layout of your current apartment or house isn't Continue Reading ...