Home is where the heart is.  The outside of a home is just as important as the inside when it comes to maintenance and style.  Making sure things like the siding, fencing, and other areas are properly care for will go a long way towards the home value and comfort.

Finding local pros that can work on the exterior of a home is important. Quality house painters, siding experts, local pressure washers, and solar panel pros can all help make the exterior of the home even better.  Angie's List does recommend getting at least 3 estimates before starting any exterior work on the home. 

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Dear Angie: I gave a fencing contractor a $1,300 deposit on a $2,600 job. Months after we signed a contract, no work has been done. What should I do?
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This home at 1000 E. 48th St. in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood has a troubled past and has sat for sale for several months.  (Photo by Steven Jack)
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Whether it's a death by natural causes or something more sinister, home buyers may be surprised by what real estate agents don't have to tell you under Illinois law.
 
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