In an early “Modern Family” episode, Jay and Mitch both find their home offices are getting displaced by a baby. They mourn their lost guy space. Giving up space is a rite of passage for many young families.
My mother died a few weeks ago. She inspired me with her intellect, her curiosity and her selfless care giving of my dad, who was ill for many years. She also drove me crazy because, as a child of the Great Depression, she saved every last thing.
Maybe it's time to move up in the world. Increasingly, the city's newer high rises are offering amenity-rich lifestyles that the kings of yesteryear could only have dreamed of.
Many buyers of new construction walk into the property with a checkbook, and no Realtor to guide them. Big mistake – here's why.
Did the Blue Line construction just ruin your summer? Is that new “No dogs allowed” sign in the park making Peaches feel unwelcome? Relax, you're happy. That's what a new poll says.
The City of Chicago just announced it will plant 6,260 trees by the end of October —800 more than originally planned. That's good news for city dwellers who like breathing air, saving on air conditioning bills, driving on unflooded streets and having fewer ozone days.
While telecommuting reports tend to focus on productivity and benefits, there's another angle – if you're going to work at home, where do you work?…
The lowly mudroom, the forgotten stepchild of home design, has started getting some attention from architects and home designers.
In 2014's GreenBuilt Home Tour, slated for July 26 and 27, those who lean green can see what it takes to build stylish homes that also live la vida verde.2 Comments
According to the city's website, Chicago currently has more than 200 miles of on-street protected, buffered and shared bike lanes, many miles of off-street paths (including the 18.5-mile lakefront trail), more than 13,000 bike racks and sheltered, high-capacity, bike parking areas at many CTA rail stations.
Those who have only lived in single-family homes in the suburbs may be unprepared for the lively amounts of sound generated by everyday living, let alone by neighbors who choose to party hearty, raise boisterous children or enjoy other extra curricular activities.
As you are searching for a home, you might find slightly better deals (when it comes to your total payment) in unincorporated areas. That can sometimes make the difference in your ability to meet your monthly payment.