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If you tuned into the Golden Globes on NBC this past week, you may have noticed more than fabulous dresses and Meryl Streep's Lifetime Achievement speech. Century 21 used the posh party to unleash the first of four new ad spots. Titled “Not An App,” the 30-second ad opens with “It's not an app. It's not a website. It's a team of actual humans.” The ad shows...

We know that millennials aren't entering the housing market at the rate their parents did. Between student loan debts and rising home prices, some have understandably cold feet. So cold that homeownership rates for those under 35 dropped from 40 percent in 2006 to 32 percent in 2015. Despite this, some millennials are still battling the sky-high rental market by becoming...

While many of us were all too pleased to say buh-bye to 2016, one positive thing the year gifted us was the lowest foreclosure rate in 10 years. According to recently released data from ATTOM Data Solutions, 2016 foreclosure filings were reported on 933,045 U.S. properties, down 14 percent from 2015 to the lowest level since 2006. For an even bigger boon, the Year-End...

Chicago has a lot of great things, like a winning baseball team and deep dish pizza. But let’s face it, that’s getting basic. However, if you hop on the El for a quick ride west, you will find yourself at the gates of Oak Park. Before you think I’m sending you to a boring park, hear me out. Even if Oak Park, originally Oak Ridge, was named after the oak trees...

When you think about homes of the future, you might imagine a house you can talk to. A new survey from Coldwell Banker shows you're not alone; voice control capability was the top want of 72 percent of Americans surveyed. The study, created in conjunction with Vivint Smart Home, focused on 4,108 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. Out of these participants, 923 already...

Prepare to see a lot more green in 2017—and not the kind you get from a scratch-off. Pantone recently revealed next year's Color of the Year, a "zesty" yellow-green named—what else?—Greenery. The hue, which immediately brings to mind The Land Before Time, will crop up in home decor and housewares, from accents and furniture to paint. The "refreshing and revitalizing...

Deck the halls with lots of lights, fa-la-la-la, oh whatever. To celebrate the holiday season, we're gifting you with a selection of five holiday light fails, so you can feel better about the light choices your neighbors make. Hydrated Santa

A little too much milk there, Santa. Funny or crass? We will let you decide! Meh!

For those...

We all know great school systems and access to public parks can amp up real estate values. Did you know access to healthy, innovative eats can have the same impact? A new ULI report shows that access to healthy eats, a focus on “local” choices, and innovative cuisine options can all support a richer real estate value. The report, Cultivating Development: Trends...

If—to quote Frank Sinatra—you want to wake up in a city that doesn’t sleep, you should obviously pack your bags and head to New York. Now, if you really want to be “king of the heap,” you need to be well-versed in Greenwich Village history. And thanks to this digestible recap, you will be ready to join the gang of "Friends" in no time. So, let’s get started. Once...

It's December 1 and 'tis the season, no matter which holiday you celebrate! So we'd like to know: Which of these holiday activities is your favorite?                     A: Baking (or cooking!)
B: Decorating
C: Celebrating
D: Shopping We'll be giving out 3 prizes of $50 each starting on December...