Energy Saving Tips for Winter

Here in Carroll County, IL, we’re no strangers to cold winters. Here, we offer you some important tips and tricks that you can follow to save as much energy as you can during the winter. Tips and tricks to sav...

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Preparing Your Vacation Home for Winter

Closing up your Carroll County vacation home for winter requires more than just ensuring you have locked the doors and thrown out the trash. Because a properly prepared house will withstand months of vacancy, yo...

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Tips for Fishing in Freshwater Lakes

When the dog days of summer set in, there’s nothing quite as relaxing as a day of fishing out on beautiful Lake Carroll. The waters of our large private lake are stocked each season with a variety of freshwate...

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Explore Illinois’ Driftless Region

Geologically unique in Illinois is the gorgeous terrain of the Driftless Region – so called because the 10,000 square mile area was untouched by glacial drift which flattened much of the Midwest’s landscape du...

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Tips for Buying a Home in Summertime

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in the summer – if you are in the market to buy or sell a home, real estate is at its hottest during the summer months. During the summer, more homes go up for sal...

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Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool without AC This Summer

With the days heating up, summer is just around the corner! Are you ready for the heat? While modern life has made it possible to crank up the AC all season to beat the heat, air conditioning ends up hiking up y...

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Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

The time has come to sell your home – but how does selling work? Many people go into the selling process assuming it takes less planning and consideration than buying, but to get a great price for your property ...

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A First Time Home-Buyer’s Guide

Thinking about buying your first home? Buying a house can be exciting – but it can be intimidating too. There are a lot of factors at play when it comes to finding the right place from big things like cost and l...

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