Our charming and picturesque village of Orland Park is well-known throughout the Illinois as a venue for relaxing recreational activities such as hiking and biking, and is known for its wildlife sanctuaries, parks and historic houses. Continue reading
If you’re one of the many Chicagoans who excessively use air conditioning units to beat the summer heat, you might be in for a shock when the electric bill arrives.
According to this article on the Chicago Tribune: Continue reading
Does the mere mention of the word make your skin crawl? It’s common for a lot of people to have an extreme dislike of these scaly animals, and being in the same room is just unthinkable. But, they may be closer than you think. Continue reading
Summer has arrived but the weather seems to be taking a turn for the worse. Several storms are posing threats to strike Chicago hard, bringing heavy rains with them. Continue reading
Fire is one of the most common and dangerous things that happens to homes and buildings. When this occurs, our personal safety comes first so it is best if you escape as quickly as possible and call 911 or the fire department. Most of the time, people get hurt in fires because they panic, making them incapable of making the right decisions, or they simply don’t know what to do in the first place. This report from the Chicago Tribune describes an incident wherein the occupants of a burning building were able to exit easily: Continue reading
Being an owner of a house, building or any structure, you have a lot of environmental and safety responsibilities particularly in a city like Chicago where building codes are strictly implemented. Regular inspection is crucial because you don’t always get to observe what kind of damage develops over time, particularly in the roofing system. Think about the liabilities you would answer to and the potential danger to your family if you allow rot and rust to build up and eventually cause a collapse. You wouldn’t want to be accountable for a potential tragedy just like what occurred in this report on nbcchicago.com: Continue reading
Springtime is a booming season for the Chicago real estate market. In recent years, the home sales in the city have remained at a favorable rate. It is observed that people move from city to city for different reasons and mostly find Chicago as an “inviting” city, owing to its rich culture, world-class cuisine, incredible tourist spots and the famous windy weather. Naperville, a suburban city of Chicago, for one, is known to be an ideal place for early retirement, yet the bustling commerce is also attracting more fresh graduates who are seeking their first jobs. Chicago Tribune has this report:
Naperville “provides recent college grads with a blend of small-town charm and big-city amenities.” The ranking also noted the variety of industries nearby, the low 5.5 percent unemployment rate and the fact that one-quarter of the residences in Naperville are rentals.
“It’s an ideal setting for young professionals who feel more comfortable in a suburban environment but want quick access to the offerings of a major metropolis,” according to editors.
Chicago residents who plan to sell their homes can take advantage of the city’s general appeal to the younger working class who could be looking to start investing in real estate. In order for you to sell your property at a favorable price, you must consult home contractors, like Naperville roofers, to have your home checked for possible damage and to get an assessment for repair, replacement, or upgrade for your roofing. The goal is to have a home that is clear of flaws before making it available for the market.
For roofing in Naperville, the highly-recommended service provider is A+ Roofing, a professional contractor that puts the guarantee “Excellence is Our Mark” on every residential and commercial roofing project that they do. This dependable company also offers free property inspections and insurance claim assistance, so you can receive the maximum indemnity allowed by your policy.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Naperville makes list of best spots for college grads, chicagotribune.com, April 21, 2014)
It’s springtime again in Chicago! Not only does this mean the return of your favorite outdoor activities, but also a boom in real estate market activity. A lot of Chicago homeowners are in the process of putting their homes up for sale. Continue reading