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3 Green and Gorgeous Trends in Home Design

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by Kurt Clements These days, in the South Side of Chicago Real Estate market, people want energy-efficient homes that look great. To answer the call of passionate environmentalists, developer are rising to the occasion and designing home features that minimize waste, save energy and reuse reclaimed materials. The results are gorgeous, green homes that help move the sustainable living trend forward. …

5 Trends Shaping Green Homes

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by Kurt Clements Think green home design is a fad? Well, think again. Sustainable home designs are gaining popularity at a breakneck speed. In 2017, green homes accounted for more than 60 percent of family home builder’s portfolios, according to a survey conducted by the National Association of Home Builders. In Chicago the rise in green homes can be seen often. …

Green Technology To Reduce The Carbon Footprint Of Your Chicago Home

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When you are a homeowner looking to reduce your carbon footprint, there are a number of steps you can take to make your Chicago home earth-friendly. From passive solar heating to solar panels, you can make a difference in the impact your home has on the environment. Even when you aren’t building a new home, changes can be made to …

6 Top Trending Green Features To Consider When Remodeling Your Chicago Home

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Sustainable materials, energy savings and smart house technology are high on the list of buyer wants in a Chicago home. But there are some other architectural and design trends that will change the way Americans live this year and beyond. When planning a remodel, it pays to pay attention to green features, as well as to improved floor plans that will make …

Hey South Siders!  Here’s Your Weekly List Of Upcoming Events!

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by Kurt Clements Hey South Siders!  Here’s your weekly list of fun, upcoming events focused in the South Side, the Southwest Side, the Far Southwest Side, and the Far Southeast Side of Chicago. By the way, if you have any events you would like us to promote for you please email me at least 1 week in advance at [email protected]! Farmer’s …

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How Color Can Affect Your Home and Psyche

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by Kurt Clements Are you dreaming in color of your future new Chicago home? You probably can’t wait to get your hands on a paintbrush and a bucket of beautiful new paint. But how will you choose the colors to decorate your new home? If you’ve been to a paint store recently, you know there are thousands upon thousands of shades …

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Renovations That Improve Resale Value And Those That Don’t

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by Kurt Clements Those who want to renovate a home in Chicago usually do this to make it more spacious, improve its condition, and to add amenities. However, it is also important to consider if the renovation has the potential to add value to a home. Unless the plan is to live in the same place for life, there is a …

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Make The Most Of Your Small Chicago Yard Space

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by Kurt Clements It’s great to have a yard in Chicago, but so many city homes have limited green space. If you’re wondering what you can do with your patch of green space or small yard, here are a few options for making it aesthetically appealing and still maximize the potential. Pick A Centerpiece In order to stretch the look of …

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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Grass!

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by Kurt Clements For those in the South Side of Chicago who have not taken a look at the innovative technology that is now used to make artificial grass, they will be surprised at how realistic some of the newest products look when compared to living grass. Installing artificial grass, which is high quality, does not come cheap.  However, for small …

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Redevelopment Opportunities Abound

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by Kurt Clements Do you remember when Chicago was offering houses for a dollar? Millions (perhaps billions) in tax incentives were being offered by the City of Chicago. It is all about incentivizing redevelopment.  Things like reclaiming contaminated land. Partnering with Walmart to build town centers. What do all of these things have in common? They are examples of exciting redevelopment …