Archive for Green Living

Sick of Snow? Escape to Beautiful Flint River Preserve

Flint River Preserve is a gated community selling riverfront property in South Georgia. Located just two hours north of Tallahassee, FL and three hours north of the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Flint River Preserve is a perfect vacation home, which offers the best of both Georgia and Florida. In addition to riverfront home [Read More]

January 28, 2016 | Author: admin | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Green Living, Locations

Prepare Your Home for the Harsh Chicago Winter

As fall turns into winter, many families find that their utility bills skyrocket. The struggle to keep an inefficient home warm can strain any family’s budget. Thankfully, constantly ramping up the heat is not the only way to stay warm. Here are five simple solutions that can make your home more energy-efficient. Windows: Windows are [Read More]

December 11, 2015 | Author: Lauren Pond | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Energy Efficient, Home and Garden AOI

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]

Seven Advantages of Buying a New Home

When you purchase a new home, you are creating a fresh new beginning for you and your family. The kitchen is brand new, the backyard is clear to plant a beautiful garden and the entire home is open to your imagination. Buying a new home allows for freedom of creativity, and also ensures that you [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

LEED: What Is It and Why Have It?

Every once in a while, you may enter into a new Chicago building and see a sign by the entrance that says “LEED.” We know that it must be something good to proclaim it at the door, but what exactly does it mean? And what does it mean for Chicago specifically? Continue Reading»

January 07, 2015 | Author: admin | Comments: Comments Off on LEED: What Is It and Why Have It? | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Energy Efficient, Green Building, Green Building AOI, Green Living

Hotel Boom Town: Loyola Proposes New Sheridan Road Hotel With Green Roof

Loyola University is coming closer to pulling the trigger on a long-in-the-works plan to build a new hotel at an empty parcel at Albion Avenue and Sheridan Road. According to DNAinfo, the university is partnering with Atira Hotels to bring a six story, 145 room Hampton Inn to the neighborhood. The building would also include [Read More]

December 14, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off on Hotel Boom Town: Loyola Proposes New Sheridan Road Hotel With Green Roof | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Green Building, Green Living, Locations