How to Avoid Heat Loss In Your Chicago Home

Chicago winters can be brutally cold, sending residents of even the comfiest homes to hide under cozy blankets. As we head out of the fall season, now is a good time to prepare your home for winter in the Windy City – including taking steps to minimize heat loss and keep your family warm and safe.  As of 2017, more than half of Chicago’s homes were built before 1950. This means that many [...]

2020-12-07T15:47:18-06:00December 14th, 2020|Home Tips|

Why Winter Is Such an Important Time for Chicago Home Inspections

While spring and summer are typically the biggest times of the year for real estate, winter can also be an active time for buyers and sellers. Plenty of people move forward with their biggest real estate goals during the cold, gray, and snowy days of winter — making home inspections just as important as ever! Curious about what you may be able to learn from a winter home inspection — and what you [...]

2020-12-23T11:52:58-06:00November 17th, 2020|Home Tips|

How to Improve Your Chicago Home’s Energy Efficiency In the Winter

One day, the weather outside is frightful; the next, it’s comfortable, sunny, and oh so delightful. Welcome to wintertime in Chicagoland! This winter has been an unpredictable one here in Chicago, with temperatures fluctuating wildly and winter storms passing through in quick fits and spurts. It can be hard to know exactly how to care for your home in such extremes. In particular, it can often prove tricky to monitor your home’s energy [...]

2020-02-05T11:08:02-06:00February 6th, 2020|Home Tips|

Protecting Your Chicago Home from Snow and Ice

It’s December 2019. The beginnings of both a new year and a new decade are just on the horizon — and winter has decided to settle in early here in Illinois.  This year, the Chicago area got a thick dusting of snow as far back as Halloween, and temperatures in early November rang in at record lows. Monday, November 11 saw temperatures descend to a record-shattering low of 13 degrees. Just a day [...]

2019-12-04T12:33:20-06:00December 9th, 2019|Home Tips|

Weather-Proofing Your Home for a Chicago Winter

Winter is coming.  Winters in Chicago are legendary for bringing freezing temperatures, blustery winds, and piles of snow. In short? Around here, winter can be rough — and it’s important to take steps to prepare your home ahead of time, before we see the worst that the season has to offer.  And just think: the more time you devote to getting your home ready now, the more time you can focus on staying [...]

2019-10-25T12:22:31-05:00November 4th, 2019|Home Tips|
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