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It’s not easy working around the mess and chaos   Five simple steps can help you and your team navigate an office remodel or redesign. It won’t make it easy, but it will be a lot less painful. Rest assured, there is no way around the fact...

Save a friendship by knowing when to move out   It All Began Well I thought my roommate and I were as close as could be. We had been living together in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood in a small two bedroom near our favorite whiskey bar. It was...

How a writer’s retreat cost us a security deposit   The Writing Shed We probably would have rented the place anyway. It had been vacant for at least a year. Small trails of ants could be seen in the seams around the windows. It had that smell of...

Targeting millennial and post millennial residents   By now, you are probably tired of hearing about the needs, wishes, and realities of the millennial generation. The truth is that millennials are already running the show, and their younger counterparts, the post millennials, are fast on their heels....

A few tips on creating a fantastic space for your baby   Even if this is not your first kid, preparing for a new family member is no easy task. You have birthing classes and enough doctor appointments to last a lifetime. Throw into that the fact...

The future of the office is already upon us   More and more Americans are working for themselves or as contract employees. As the costs of benefits, health care, and salaries continue to rise, and as the work responsibilities of yesterday become the restrictions of today, both...

Yard waste removal and decluttering the home lead to a happier winter   If only our problems could be solved with a simple product or a pill. It’s no mystery anymore; winter can leave people feeling depressed, sad, tired, and edgy. The sun is rarely seen. Rain...

Proven branding concepts that will help you find residents   As a property manager or owner, you’re asked to do a lot. Many people claim that they “wear a lot of hats,” when they talk of their job. It’s completely true in your case. Let us help...

While increasing collaboration   The value of a diversified workforce is difficult to overstate. Homogeneous offices struggle to innovate and create. To truly think and act differently from your competitors, you have to have a unique and diverse set of variables and inputs. The more perspectives you...

And other helpful advice for those in a new home   If you’re early on in the process of moving homes, we’ve written a wealth of blog posts about the best ways to prep your home for sale, the best ways to clean and move-out, and even...

Mike and Diane thought no one would ever know   A Perfect Match Mike and Diane met at a hotel bar in downtown Chicago a few years after college. It was obvious to those of us who knew MIke that marriage and a family were not far away....

And how to avoid the common mistakes of the remote employee   There are a million good reasons to work from home. Whether you are looking to try it out of necessity or out of curiosity, working in your own space has a unique set of rewards....