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. …

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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. …

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 …

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Tips For Selling Your Home In The Winter

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by Kurt Clements Winter typically isn’t one of the busier home buying seasons, especially in the South Side of Chicago – those seasons are reserved for spring and summer. But to think that you can’t sell your home at market value during the winter months is being naive. In fact, you can even use some of the characteristics that define the …

Winterizing Your Yard: 3 Landscape Tips

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by Kurt Clements Did you see the snow flurries in Chicago on Saturday, winter already?  It is time to get your property winterized for the Chicago cold that is coming. Here are 3 tips to assure that your yard will not only survive the winter, but flourish during the dormant season. They’ll assure that your landscape will greet spring full of …

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5 Reasons To Sell Your Home This Fall

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by Kurt Clements Though the real estate business never stops, most people associate its busy periods of the year with the spring and summer seasons. And while this is true to a large extent, those who think that selling a home in the fall is a bad decision are sorely mistaken. In the south side of Chicago the market is just …

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New Construction Boom Expected

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By Kurt Clements The housing market has been trending in a positive direction and economic indicators point to new home construction going vertical.  As a Real Estate agent in the South Side of Chicago all I can say is, it is about time. Companies like SG Home Builders are set to thrive. Following the housing bubble and sluggish post-recession economy, …

Tips for Selling Your Home This Fall

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Tips For Selling Your Home This Fall August 23, 2018 by Kurt Clements Football season has kicked off, temperature cooling and pumpkin spice everything is right around the corner.  While most people associate the spring and summer months as the ideal times of year to buy or sell, fall is still a great time to put your home on the market.  In …

Solar Roof Panels: A Mainstream Option For The Chicago Home?

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Do rooftop solar panels add value to a Chicago home, and are they cost-effective in terms of energy savings? The short answer is yes, say the experts. Although more than a million U.S. homes boasted solar panels in 2016, the percentage of solar-equipped households is still miniscule. That may change, however, as domestic prices for solar installations continue to decrease and …