Summer Events in Chicago

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful city of Chicago. Don’t miss out on some of the greatest festivals, concerts, and events throughout the season. Here are some of our favorites:

Preparing Your Home for Winter

Now is a good time to paint interior rooms while it is still warm enough to have the windows open for ventilation. Test your heating system before you need it to make sure everything is working properly. Clean and vacuum dust from vents, baseboard heaters and cold-air returns. Check out year-end close-out sales on lawn ...

What is Your Home Worth? The Truth About Appraisals

The first thing appraisers look at is the outside of the home. Curb appeal does matter, because the condition of the exterior of your house, including paint condition and the landscaping, directly reflects the interior of your home. A good looking lawn implies that the interior is taken care of as well. A common misconception ...

Everyday DIY Home Tips

Here are some everyday do it yourself home tips that can save you money and make your life easier. Keep a rug from slipping by applying strips of acrylic latex caulk on the bottom Apply hot glue to the ends of your hangers to keep clothes from slipping off Rub a dryer sheet on your ...

Ensure Your Equity with 1st Advantage Value Guard™

While the housing market has improved over the years, there is still a lingering fear that people have which is leading too many qualified homebuyers to rent instead of buy. To ease this fear 1st Advantage Mortgage has a new product to offer that will boost your confidence in buying a home called 1st Advantage ...

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