Archive for July, 2010

Win-Win: Chicago Suburb Saves Energy, Earns Prize

And the winner of the ComEd Community Energy Challenge is — drum roll, please — the Village of Schaumburg! The yearlong ComEd conservation contest is part of a pilot program designed to help towns in the ComEd service territory save energy. Nine municipalities participated in the challenge, which ended May 31. Together, they saved more [Read More]

July 29, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Energy Efficient

Illinois Sales Tax Holiday Means Back to School For Less

Going back to school can be expensive. In fact, according to the 2010 Huntington Backpack Index, the average cost to send a child back to school with all the school-recommended supplies this fall is approximately $474 for elementary school, $545 for middle school and $1,000 for high school students! Only middle-school costs increased from the [Read More]

No Clear Plan for Former School Site in Wheaton

Wheaton city council members met this week to discuss ideas for redeveloping a 22-acre site that used to be a middle school. Ideas were formed. Decisions were not. Steve Friedman, of S. B. Friedman & Company, offered an array of development choices from residential to commercial to mixed-use. And each has its own sets of [Read More]

July 28, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Dupage County

A New Start for New Construction

There’s good news for new construction. Well, sort of. The U.S. Commerce Department is reporting that the sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 23.6 percent to 330,000 units in June. Of course, this is coming off May’s historic low of only 267,000 new homes sold. If you average out the number of homes sold [Read More]

July 28, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Featured

Low Down Payment Programs Still Available for Certain Chicago Home Buyers

The Equifax Personal Finance Blog gives information and links for two types of programs that do not require the higher down payments that have become typical in today’s market. Most lenders are requiring at least 5 percent down, but loans are still out there for $100 or even zero down. Real estate expert Ilyce Glink [Read More]

July 27, 2010 | Author: Carol Morgan | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Education, Featured, Homebuying Tips

Sneak a Peak into a Suburban LEED-Certified Home

Want to see a completed LEED Platinum certified home right here outside Chicago? The Gworek Residence, located at 842 Oakwood in Wilmette, will be opening its doors for registrants to take a LEED tour this Friday. The energy-efficient home, which was designed by Holbert and Associates Architects and built by Scott Simpson Builders for a [Read More]

July 27, 2010 | Author: Tracey | Comments: (0) | Categories: Events, Green Living, In the Burbs
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