4 Ways to Cut Energy Bills this Winter

Winter in Chicago is no joke. Less daylight and freezing cold temperatures mean many of us will be spending more time in our homes. That means higher energy bills.    Additionally, a recent report released by the Energy Information Administration predicts that home heating costs this winter will rise by nearly 30% for households using… Continue reading 4 Ways to Cut Energy Bills this Winter

5 Ways to Winterize Your Home Right Now

You can’t stop Chicago’s winters from coming. But you can take steps to protect your home against subfreezing temperatures and piles of heavy snow.   Don’t wait for something to go wrong, instead, take action now. Learn five ways to winterize your home right now.    1. Protect your pipes.   All indoor pipes are… Continue reading 5 Ways to Winterize Your Home Right Now

The Ultimate New Homeowner Checklist

Homeownership is a big responsibility – one that’s just beginning when you sign the closing papers.   “Buying a home, whether it’s your first time or your fifth, involves quite a bit of work upfront and a decent amount of ongoing upkeep,” says Kelly Boenzi of the Zimmerman Group. “A little pre-planning can make the… Continue reading The Ultimate New Homeowner Checklist