Archive: February 2013

Slideshow: 5 Ridiculously Romantic Homes with Hot Tubs

It’s Valentine’s Day. Roses, chocolates, fancy dinners and jewelry are the norm. Sure we could do a slideshow about homes with red in them or even chocolate-inspired decor, but honestly what is better than a hot tub? Seriously. You’ve had a long day at work and you just want to relax. Well here are some amazing homes that offer not just exceptional views and amenities, but the luxury of a hot tub as well.

Home of the Week: Peering Out Over Navy Pier

Just as the neighborhood and schools can dictate how fast the best single family homes fly off the market in Chicago, the same is true for those buildings that offer the best of amenities with downtown at their doorstep. That’s what makes this incredible home on Lake Shore Drive so desirable.

February 13 / 2013

Skyfall: The Home that Made Bond…James Bond

Skyfall is being heralded as the best James Bond movie of all time (although I’m still partial to Casino Royale) and is currently nominated for 5 Academy Awards including best cinematography, best score and best original song. But amidst all the fanfare about Skyfall the fact is lost that the title of the movie is actually (spoiler alert!!!!!) the name of the home of James Bond.

February 13 / 2013

11 Breakfast In Bed Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Whether you love or despise Valentine’s day truth is breakfast is “the most important” meal of the day, so why not make breakfast on February 14th special for a loved one in your life.

Argo: The Most Unique and Secretive Homecoming Ever

Hi. My name’s Kevin Harkins and I’m gonna get you home. For me, that was the most memorable line from the Oscar-nominated film, Argo. The nominee for best picture redefines the term thriller, but at its core it’s a film about the most unique and secretive homecoming in American history.

February 12 / 2013

Real Estate Headlines for the Week of Valentine’s Day

Let this serve as a reminder for those of you who have yet to purchase something for your significant other. You’re welcome. And now for your weekly collection of real estate headlines:

February 11 / 2013

Home Traditions for Chinese New Year

To all of our friends celebrating Chinese New Year Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Is This the Safest Home for the Zombie Apocalypse?

During this snowstorm I plan to enjoy the comforts of my home and wait out the snowy conditions with some extra blankets, a large cup of coffee and the comfy surroundings of my living room. But that luxury is not available to our friends from The Walking Dead who are constantly on the run from brain hungry creatures. As the second half of season 3 continues on Sunday, the central characters have finally found a place that is the safest home for the zombie apocalypse: West Georgia Correctional Facility.

Conserving Energy, One Appliance at a Time

Appliances account for nearly 13 percent of a household’s energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, with refrigeration, cooking and laundry at the top of the list.

Slideshow: Homes with Recording Studios

The Grammy Awards are this Sunday and the music world will congregate to honor singers, songwriters or reasonable facsimiles thereof at the annual showstopping ceremony. All of the nominated artists come from a home somewhere, but who knows how many more artists would shoot to stardom if they had their very own recording studio downstairs!

February 07 / 2013