Mar 30, 2015

Sprawling Density

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Feb 20, 2015

Tax Time Tips

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Feb 03, 2015

Cost vs. Value

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January Newsletter

2015 Housing Outlook: It’s Your Call The predictions game is a tough racket. From the infamous “Dewey Defeats Truman” edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune to the prognosticators who picked the 2014 Bears to win the NFC North, foretelling the … Continue reading

The ghastly tragedy of the suburbs

In a recent TED Talks, James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not … Continue reading

New affordable housing fees

[Sun-Times] Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s complex solution to Chicago’s affordable housing crisis was advanced by a City Council committee Wednesday, amid concern that the costly mandates could stifle residential development. Chicago’s existing “affordable requirements ordinance” offers a choice to developers of … Continue reading

December 2014 Newsletter

Solar Suites

While solar is comprised of a diverse suite of technologies, there are three main types: photovoltaics (PV), solar heating & cooling (SHC), and concentrating solar power (CSP). Homeowners and businesses interested in going solar are primarily interested in the first … Continue reading

Tiny 8 sqm Parisian apt

Maid rooms in Paris have long been considered unattractive and secluded spaces in the beautiful Haussmann buildings, renovations commissioned napoleon III and led by Georges-Eugene Haussmann. Always located on the top level under the roof, they are characterized by their … Continue reading

Heating a Room for pennies a day

Someone passed this along to me, and will be attempting to test this out soon. I’m leaving the details here, in case anyone else is interested. You will be using candles – so will want to be home if attempting, … Continue reading


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