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3 Historical Gems in Gold Coast, Part 1

Gold Coast offers a quiet but stately home both to affluent young families and established professionals alike since 1882, but that doesn’t mean the neighborhood is lacking in fun things to do!

Outdoor Living Spaces

One of the popular trends in home-building at the moment is transforming an outdoor area into an extension of a home’s living space.

A Glimpse into the Chicago Philanthropic Community

Urbane Home has maintained a steady presence in the Chicago philanthropy scene. There are hundreds of organizations working to improve the lives of Chicagoans all over the city. Here are a few that Urbane Home has had the pleasure to work with, as well as a few...

Neighborhood Spotlight: Lincoln Park

In the early 1800s, Lincoln Park started out as a small cemetery on the northwestern boundary of Chicago proper. Since then, it has only continued to rise in popularity for Chicago residents looking for a home with a little more breathing room than downtown provides.

Buying “Safe”: Old City Continues to Thrive

In 2006, the U.S. housing bubble affected over half of the country with housing prices peaking and then rapidly declining. Due to Chicago’s and Illinois’ longstanding budget issues and massive debt burdens, some have speculated that the slightest economic downturn could prove a devastating blow to the city’s revitalization.

Features That Sell in Luxury Homes

When selling a home, it’s important to know and highlight the features potential buyers are interested in. Having this knowledge helps sell the house more quickly, often for a better offer than what the seller may otherwise receive. Here are some trends that are proven to do just that.

Urban Home Construction Trends

More than ever, the construction industry is looking to incorporate more environmentally-friendly practices into their projects. Climate change also presents a real issue that they seek to address. To provide a stronger, better home, here are some of the steps contractors are taking.

Women Breaking Barriers in Male Dominated Industries

More than ever, women are breaking down barriers in what used to be or are still very much dominated by male employees. Even now, in 2018, women are in the minority when it comes to fields such as business, technology, and sports, though they are working hard to change that.