Is that lakefront home adequately fortified against the elements?

Lake Michigan is the gold standard in Chicago real estate – the closer you are to it, the more your home tends to be worth. But “living near a force of nature can have its downside too, especially when it comes to the impact on structures,” according to home inspector Tom Corbett.

Read Corbett’s advice on making sure lakefront buildings meet adequate construction standards to withstand the considerable onslaught of wind, weather and moisture howling in from the lake in his column, hitting the streets Friday in New Homes Magazine’s winter issue.

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