Category Archives: Lifestyle

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

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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

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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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Chicago Riverwalk Construction

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Untapped Income Potential

#200478943-001 / With many homeowners’ spending power getting squeezed from the economy, or from sapped equity from the market downtown in previous years, many are becoming more creative in finding ways to make their home more affordable and produce … Continue reading

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Eyes on Logan Square

Wilmette-based real estate firm Terraco has recently purchased the Megamall site on Milwaukee, north of Fullerton. The building which housed an indoor flea market, is going to be razed with potential plans of retail spaces, anchor stores and potential apartments. … Continue reading

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Cool Roofs

Green roofs have long been promoted as an easy and effective strategy for beautifying the building and increasing investment opportunity, especially in areas where outdoor space is limited. Condo associations have even started to implement green roofs and planter boxes … Continue reading

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Residential Outpacing Commercial Solar Photovoltaics

(source: Proud Green Home) Driven by strong year-over-year growth in the utility and residential markets, the United States installed 1,330 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the first quarter of 2014. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industry … Continue reading

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To Rent… or Buy

The spring market is in full swing and many residents are moving into new housing. Many are debating whether purchasing is still a great option, or whether renting is better suited for them. Continue reading

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Let it Rain

Though it may not fully feel like it, spring is upon us! April showers, is the time many homeowners start to prep their lawns and gardens for the coming summer. But there are a few things some homeowners can do … Continue reading

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