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Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
The Fourth of July -- Independence Day -- is a great time to reflect on how lucky we are to live in the United States of America, and what we can do to make our nation better, stronger, and more prosperous.… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 2, 2014 by Maureen Moran Home Buying Home Selling Going Green
Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Want summer comfort but hate the AC? Follow these tips, and you’ll keep your house cool without frosty air conditioning. You don’t have to switch on the air conditioner to get a big chill this summer.… Read more
Blogged Wed Jun 11, 2014 by Maureen Moran Quality of Life Going Green How To...
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Alex Buljan, Home Owner in Chicago, IL
Undependable maid services are the status quo these days. We're here to change that--at least for those of us in Chicago!My wife and I have significant experience working for high class hotels & maid… Read more
Blogged Tue Jun 10, 2014 by Alex Buljan Home Buying Home Selling Going Green
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Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Gardening and cholesterol-lowering drugs cut death risk in high-cholesterol adults. Gardening not only is good for your soul, it’s good for your heart. That’s the conclusion of a new Veterans Affairs… Read more
Blogged Wed May 21, 2014 by Maureen Moran Quality of Life Going Green How To...
Lynn Fairfie…, Real Estate Pro in Libertyville, IL
Even if the river is frozen they will do their best to have the river flow green for st pats parade...http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-03-04/news/chi-river-to-flow-green-for-st-pats-parade-even… Read more
Blogged Wed Mar 5, 2014 by Lynn Fairfield General Area Parks & Recreation Going Green
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Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Don’t you just love that feeling you get when you check items off a list? Get that adrenaline going with our spring cleaning list. Before you begin: Turn up the tunes with our Spotify spring cleaning… Read more
Blogged Fri Feb 28, 2014 by Maureen Moran Quality of Life Going Green Home Ownership
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
How it works Known variously as a sun tube, sun tunnel, light tube, or tubular skylight, a solar tube is a 10- or 14-inch-diameter sheet-metal tube with a polished interior. The interior acts like a… Read more
Blogged Fri Feb 28, 2014 by Carol Duran Remodel & Renovate Going Green How To...
Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
A programmable thermostat can help you rake in the energy savings, but there’s a hitch: You’ve got to pick one you’ll actually use. According to a study by the Lawrence Berkeley… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 13, 2013 by Carol Duran Quality of Life Going Green How To...
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Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Here's an easy, doable preventative maintenance plan to keep your HVAC in top shape. But you can prolong the life and increase the efficiency of your system if you follow this simple maintenance plan:… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 6, 2013 by Maureen Moran Going Green How To... Property Q&A
Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
An insert is a cast iron or steel box that fits inside your existing masonry fireplace opening. In essence, making it work much like a wood-burning stove. A decorative flange fits around the outside edges… Read more
Blogged Wed Nov 6, 2013 by Carol Duran Going Green Design & Decor How To...
Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Qualifying for the $200-$500 federal tax credit on new windows and doors depends on two measurements, U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. Which Labels Matter?   The two labels you should look… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 25, 2013 by Maureen Moran Going Green How To... Home Ownership
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Cindy Finner…, Real Estate Pro in Lincolnwood, IL
Looking for an alternative to costly green cleaning products? Then look no further than these four natural ingredients that you probably already have in your house. White vinegar.When it comes to… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 31, 2013 by Cindy Finnerman - SFR Quality of Life Going Green
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Spencer Hayes, Real Estate Pro in 36117
Chicago will reportedly become the first city in the country to include energy costs on home listings. Homes listed on the Multiple Listing Service in Chicago will display annual and monthly energy costs,… Read more
Blogged Tue Jul 9, 2013 by Spencer Hayes Market Conditions Going Green Property Q&A
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
We’d all like to do our part. But our individual efforts sure seem small compared with the goings-on of world politics and global economies.How can we — average American home owners —… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 3, 2013 by Carol Duran Remodel & Renovate Going Green How To...
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Mike Crothers, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
The Time for Refinancing Is Running Out Quickly!You may or may not know that mortgage rates have made quite an increase over the past month. In order to be sure you have the lowest mortgage rate you should… Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 27, 2013 by Mike Crothers Financing Remodel & Renovate Going Green
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Carol Duran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Want to grow 100% of veggies in 20% of space? That’s just one reason to try square foot gardening, an easy and efficient way to grow your own produce. In a nutshell, the square foot gardening… Read more
Blogged Thu Jun 20, 2013 by Carol Duran Quality of Life Going Green How To...
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Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
As the spring gardening season kicks off, the Chicago Sustainable Backyards Program is excited to announce the launch of an exciting new and convenient website for the program. The new site centralizes… Read more
Blogged Wed May 29, 2013 by Maureen Moran Quality of Life Going Green How To...
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Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
A well-landscaped yard creates curb appeal and helps your property retain maximum value. Here are a few tips and tricks for sprucing up your outdoor spaces yourself. Appraisers are quick to praise the… Read more
Blogged Wed May 1, 2013 by Maureen Moran Going Green Design & Decor How To...
Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
What makes for green kitchen cabinets? Your cheapest and greenest option is to revamp the ones you already have. Otherwise, think sustainable and fume-free. 1. Refinish or reface the cabinets you already… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 24, 2013 by Maureen Moran Remodel & Renovate Going Green How To...
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Maureen Moran, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Low-VOC paints are kind to your health, and they won't break the bank, either. Learn more about these eco-friendly ways to brighten a room. VOCs health hazards Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 17, 2013 by Maureen Moran Quality of Life Going Green How To...
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