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Posted on 03/14/2022
Cozy at home: How to safely use your fireplace
Chilly fall and winter nights are a great time to use your fireplace, but it's important to do so safely. Fireplaces can be hazardous regarding house fires, burns, carbon monoxide leaks and other dangers. Before using your fireplace, make sure you're familiar with the following safety tips. Schedule a cleaning and inspection Your fireplace should be cleaned and...
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Posted on 03/07/2022
Sheltering at Home: How to Prepare for Extreme Weather
Sometimes when severe weather happens, the safest thing to do is remain indoors. However, for certain weather events with strong winds like tornadoes and hurricanes, there are some parts of your home that are safer than others. Here is a basic guide for how to shelter in your home to stay safe from extreme weather: Where to Shelter...
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Posted on 02/28/2022
Flipping Land: Pros & Cons
Flipping vacant land is a type of real estate investment that’s often overlooked. Flipping houses can have its own benefits and drawbacks. It can also be more expensive and a little harder to secure the property if you live out of state. However, flipping land might be a better option for your situation depending on factors like the...
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Posted on 02/27/2022
Oak Park, IL Real Estate Market Update 2/27/2022
Click here to view Oak Park, IL blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 02/21/2022
How to Buy a New Home Out of State
Long-distance moves can be a challenge. It’s even more challenging when you’re trying to buy a home that’s far away. While moving out of state can be a hassle, there are ways to make the process simpler. Here are the basic steps to buying a house in another state: Visit If Possible If you have time and means,...
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Posted on 02/14/2022
DIY Safety: Tips for Plumbing During Construction
When you’re changing your home’s plumbing, such as rerouting pipes or adding pipes, you’ll need to make sure you do so safely. Working with plumbing comes with a risk of exposure to chemicals, mold, dust and sewage. Making mistakes while handling plumbing could also lead to a flood or water damage in your home. Before you get started...
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Posted on 02/07/2022
Questions to Ask About a Potential New Home Location
Home buying is difficult whether you know the area or not. If you're leaving a location you're used to, it can be overwhelming to decide on a new place to live. There are some questions you can ask to determine your priorities and whether a new location is a good fit. Here are some to begin with: How's...
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Posted on 01/31/2022
Create Your Own Jungle With These Indoor Trees
Just like with smaller plants, there are indoor trees for rooms of all shapes and sizes. Adding larger plants can make a statement in your interior design and provide other benefits like filtering the air and providing fresh oxygen. If you’re thinking about getting an indoor tree for your home, here are some suggestions to help your search....
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Posted on 01/27/2022
Oak Park, IL Real Estate Market Update 1/27/2022
Click here to view Oak Park, IL blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Posted on 01/24/2022
A Quick-Start Guide to Using Decorative Accents
Decorative items can make an enormous impact on a room’s design. Whether used sparingly or to create chic, creative clutter, accessories are the way to upgrade a space and make it truly your own. However, it’s hard to know where to begin. How do you use decorative accents to create your own style without it feeling forced? Here...
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Posted on 01/17/2022
DIY Storage Bench Perfect for Porches & Patios
No matter if it’s indoors or outdoors, any space can benefit from more storage. Some might shy away from adding more storage to a space because they’re afraid of creating clutter. For situations like this, the best thing you can do is find storage that also serves another function. For outdoor furniture, benches are an excellent option for...
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Posted on 01/10/2022
Interior Architect vs. Interior Designer
When you’re having a home built, you’ll be working with a team of design professionals and builders. While you might already have builders lined up, who handles the design side of your project? Interior architects and interior designers are two different types of professionals you might end up hiring to help you design your dream home. While they...
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