I am home. Back in Chicago. Gathering my wind from the Windy City. A second chance from the Second City. After one hundred and eleven days in New York City for medical treatment, I am home.
Welcome to Black Friday, and the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season! My next two reports will focus on some of my favorite places for gif...
With the holidays around the corner, I start getting questions from many volunteers about how they can help those in our community who are struggling....
I spied an endearing act of kindness the other day while picking up a few items at a local store. A young boy standing in the check-out line holding a piggy bank received both a gift and a lifelong lesson when the store manager refused to take the little boy's money to pay for the bank.
I am ashamed by my lack of interest in expanding my knowledge of what happened during those years, but I am hugely grateful that there are people who make it their life's work to continue to remember and remind us. It may just be "stuff," but it's the stuff of our lives.
Trulia's Bubble Watch reveals whether home prices are overvalued or undervalued relative to their fundamental value by comparing prices today with his...
All Hallows Eve is an event ushered in annually at my home with great fanfare, enthusiasm, and a liberal amount of custom wigs... In my book, it is a holiday dedicated to reinvention, bold self-expression, creativity, and wild costuming. A chance to pay homage to my muses or even become them for a day.
The building blocks of a language reveal the sentiments and concepts at the heart of any culture.
Being willing (and tough enough) to keep practicing something hard gives us a sense of pride and inner strength. It connects us to ourselves in a very profound way.
What do Mad Men, Girls and The Mindy Project have in common? Well, aside from taking up two thirds of our DVR, they all feature New York apartments we're seriously coveting.
For many Americans, home purchases that seemed like a wise investment at the time have turned into financial disasters. Many are wondering what to do next with a mortgage that is too high, homes that won't sell for enough to pay for the mortgage, or homes which are simply unlikely to sell at all.
Do Americans love their neighbors as themselves? Although "love" might be pushing it, most Americans are pretty happy with their neighbors. To underst...
"This is my home," you think. "I'm actually here. How lucky am I." You start to feel really proud of all you've accomplished to get to this point, and you feel really great, until you pay $10 for a beer and leave your phone in a cab.
Technology increases knowledge, efficiency and savings, but it cannot replace the human touch -- which is why it's important for the real estate professional to blend their skills with technology to maximize the interest of all home buyers and sellers.
Etsy. You know it. You love it. You have five wooden feather necklaces to prove it. But aside from all the home-brewed soaps and ethically sourced knit arm warmers, did you know that Etsy is also a great place to find inexpensive knock-offs of high-design home goods?
For the middle class today, homeownership is well within reach in some parts of the country, but in others, it's more of a pipe dream than the American Dream. Even after taking income differences into account, homeownership affordability varies hugely across the country.