Friday, June 10, 2016
Live Green in Every Room in Your Home Living green, building green
and surrounding yourself with earth-friendly products minimizes the
negative impact you have on the natural world. At the same...
Friday, June 3, 2016
Many Illinois homeowners do not have sufficient coverage to provide
for all of their belongings and as a result are under-insured. Most
homeowners policies require you to be insured to the value...
Monday, May 30, 2016
The purchase of a home represents a substantial investment.
Unfortunately, like many other investments, its value is contingent
on outside factors. Your home’s value is directly affected by the
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
During the spring and summer, two events most teens participate in
are graduation parties and prom after-parties. Both types of events
usually also include alcohol. When they are at...
Monday, May 16, 2016
If it's been a while since you have created a home inventory
documenting your valuables, you're going to be pleasantly surprised
about how much easier the process has become. And if you...
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Protect Your Home While You Are Away Unfortunately, no one is
completely immune from theft. Whether you’re looking to protect
your home while you are away on vacation or simply away at work,
Monday, May 2, 2016
When summer arrives each year in Chicago, many people look forward
to activities that they can only enjoy during warmer months. Summer
is also a time for family vacations and relaxing. A...
Thursday, April 28, 2016
It is important for homeowners to know how high winds work to
better protect their homes. Wind can affect a home in four ways:
Uplift - When wind travels over the roof, it creates a lifting
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Don't wait until it's too late. Find out when to replace a roof, or
you could end up with big problems. You probably don't think about
your roof very often. Unless something goes wrong, that is. A...
Monday, January 18, 2016
The CLUE Report: Don't Be Left Clueless on Insuring Your New Home
If you don't properly educate yourself on the home buying process,
it can very well be like walking into a minefield. Most buyers...
Monday, January 18, 2016
Removing snow from sidewalks and driveways is a necessary evil.
Snow removal is a strenuous task that can result in injuries and
heart attacks. Approximately 28,000 people are treated annually...
Monday, January 11, 2016
Though you can’t see, smell or taste radon, it may be present at
dangerous levels in your home. Radon is a naturally occurring
radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rocks
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Social networking Web sites, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, are
growing increasingly popular with young people and adults alike.
These sites allow people to reconnect with old friends and
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Dress for the Job Clearing snow can be a cold job. Dress properly
not only to keep yourself warm, but also to keep yourself safe.
Wear boots that will give you adequate traction while walking
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Winter looms, and with it comes the chance for severe weather that
can cause havoc on your home’s exterior and introduce other
property damage risks, all which is not covered in typical
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and very poisonous gas.
It is created by burning oil, coal, charcoal, propane, natural gas
and kerosene. Any appliances or equipment using these types of...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Insurance is intended to cover many potential losses that you would
not normally expect to pay for, including incidents that are sudden
and accidental. However, there are certain items that...
Monday, November 16, 2015
Who is liable if a guest gets food poisoning or drives home drunk?
As millions of Americans host and attend holiday parties across the
street or across the country, many may be unaware of the...