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Fall/Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

The cold winds of fall have settled in the Chicago suburbs bringing our first snowfall this past weekend!  Brace your Overstreet home with this easy Fall/Winter Home Maintenance Checklist. Check Your Exterior Water Sources-Make sure all hoses are disconnected from exterior hosebibs and brought inside.  If you have a sprinkler system make sure you have had it shut [...]

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What Is A Tear Down

When home buyers are looking for their ideal house, the thought of starting from scratch can be a little off-putting. Under what circumstances do you opt for a teardown and how could Overstreet Builders deliver your dream home to your dream location? A teardown is a process in which an individual buys an existing home [...]

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Chicago Outdoor Landscaping Tips and Tricks

Winter is making a last ditch effort this week but Spring will be arriving in Chicago in due time. It’s time to clear out the debris of winter from your garden as you welcome spring to your Overstreet home landscape. Here’s a few tips and gardening suggestions to get your garden in perfect shape by [...]

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8 Winter Home Maintenance Tips

Winter is here and we want you to protect your home and family during these chilly weeks ahead from preventable damages and expenses caused by winter storms and freezing temperatures. Here are 8 home maintenance tips to keep you warm and safe this winter.  1. Protect entryway flooring Put down mats and invest in a [...]

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Getting Your Home Ready For Summer

Sure, you’ve been ready for summer for months, but is your house ready? Get your Chicago suburb home ready for the season with these easy tips. Service Air Conditioner Get your HVAC system ready to take on the warm weather by replacing the filter, shutting down the power so you can clear away any leaves [...]

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How to Keep Your New Home Cool Without Blasting the AC

This summer, there’s no need to blast the air conditioning to cool your new home in Naperville or Elgin. These simple tips will help you get the most out of your A.C. and keep your home feeling cool. Ceiling fans should rotate counter-clockwise You may have set your ceiling fans to clockwise during the winter [...]

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Watering a Seeded and Sodded Lawn

Watering a new lawn is very different from watering grass in an established lawn. Many lawns are lost at the initial watering stage. Whether you have planted seed or laid sod, lawn irrigation must be done properly for best results. Watering a New Lawn from Seed For the seeds to germinate, the soil needs to [...]

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6 Tips for Low Maintenance Home in Naperville

When you’re searching for a new home, you’re probably looking for a place where you can settle down and create memories. You don’t want to spend every weekend working on your house. By making a few simple choices, you can have a home that you will be able to enjoy, instead of spending hours to [...]

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Tips on How to Clean Stainless Steel

How to clean stainless steel appliances: First, always wipe in the direction of the steel grain. Apply a small amount of gentle dish liquid to a damp cleaning rag. Do a quick wipe of the appliance. Rinse with a small amount of water. Dry with a clean microfiber towel. Buff out remaining smudges with a [...]

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Care and Maintenance of Granite and Marble Countertops

Granite has continued to increase in popularity because of its natural beauty and because it is the most durable product that can be used in your home. Unlike a laminate material, granite is a natural product. It is simply a rock that has been quarried from various parts of the world. What you see on [...]

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