Prevention-themed tips and advice for Chicago homeowners. Covering everything from homeowners insurance to home maintenance, home security, and storm preparedness.

How to hire a Chicago contractor and avoid getting scammed

November 20, 2013 by

Update, Nov. 20, 2013: Severe weather ripped through the Chicago area last weekend, bringing high winds, hail and reports of tornadoes. According... Read More

Chicago's Best Hidden Bike Trails

November 13, 2013 by

On weekends in Chicago, the Lakefront Trail is bustling with bicyclists. It’s no surprise—Bicycling magazine in 2012 voted Chicago the... Read More

Keep Halloween Spooky But Safe with Simple Preparations

October 22, 2013 by

Halloween is supposed to be a bit spooky. But the scary stuff is supposed to be pretend: ghosts, vampires, goblins... Read More

Frank Lloyd Wright Home in La Grange Up for Sale

September 6, 2013 by

The Today Show’s Real Estate Listing of the Week showcases the Stephen M. B. Hunt House in La Grange, currently on the... Read More

Renting a House to Close Out Summer? Check Your Personal Property Coverage

August 29, 2013 by

As August winds down and school starts back, it’s not too late to squeeze in a final lakeside rental to... Read More

Weather a Power Outage at Home with a Supply Kit, Emergency Plan

August 28, 2013 by

It’s happened to all of us. You’re sitting in your cozy living room with your family, watching a movie, playing... Read More

How to Have Someone Else Pay Your Mortgage

August 22, 2013 by

A new generation of homebuyers is looking at multi-flat buildings as a way to snag their city dream home, Chicago... Read More

'Ferris Bueller' Home for Sale in Highland Park

August 9, 2013 by

In “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” in a spectacular show of defiance, the title character’s best friend, Cameron, kicks his father’s... Read More

Chicago Riverwalk Among Favorite Outdoor Spaces

August 6, 2013 by

Over the past 20 years, Peter Schaudt and Douglas Hoerr of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects in Chicago have designed award-winning... Read More

Assessing the Risk of the 'Home Alone' House - INFOGRAPHIC

July 25, 2013 by

Life in Chicagoland has been chronicled by Hollywood through many popular television shows and movies over the years. Shows such... Read More

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