Archive for Green Tips

New Study Finds Buyers are Going Green

If environmentally friendly features are at the top of the list of must-have items for your Chicago new home, then you’re not alone. A 2015 study by the Washington-based National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) publishing arm, BuilderBooks, found that home buyers consistently look for green features when searching for a new home. The study, [Read More]

Get a Head-Start on Spring Cleaning

While the term “spring cleaning” has always been popular, it doesn’t make much sense to spend the beautiful spring season indoors when you could be out enjoying the weather. Since we already spend so much indoors to escape the cold weather, why not hurry up and do some last minute “winter cleaning” before spring fully [Read More]

March 19, 2015 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Green Living, Green Tips, Home and Garden AOI

Chicago New Home Buyers Can Consider Car-Free Living

In addition to receiving one of the top ten walk-ability scores in the country, work on making Chicago an even more bike-friendly city is underway. With more than 200 miles of bike lanes available now and plans to complete a full 33 miles more before year’s end, the focus on additional infrastructure has won Chicago [Read More]

November 24, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Green Living, Green Tips, New Homes

Going Green: Save the Environment and Save on Your Insurance Bill

If you’re passionate about protecting the environment, you know that every little energy-saving effort counts. Your efforts are making a difference on this earth, but did you also know that your efforts could make a difference in your wallet? And we’re not just talking about reduced energy costs, because now many insurance companies, from auto [Read More]

September 30, 2013 | Author: Mitch Levinson | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Featured, Green Building, Green Living, Green Tips, Insurance

Getting Fair Appraisals on Energy-Efficient Homes

The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Webinar Wednesday series continues this Wednesday with the “High-Performance Appraisals: Steps for Success” webinar. This educational opportunity, provided by the experts at NAHBGreen, will provide attendees with a better understanding of the appraisals process, as well as the tools needed to receive an appraisal that reflects the added [Read More]

How to Save Energy in Your Chicago Real Estate Room by Room

Looking for ways to save energy in your Chicago real estate? There are many ways (big and little) that you can make your home more energy efficient. A new handy infographic from Inhabit helps illustrate the areas in your home where you can make changes that will cut down on your monthly energy use. Learn [Read More]

April 19, 2013 | Author: Amanda Winters | Comments: (0) | Categories: Energy Efficient, Green Living, Green Tips
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