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Open thread: How have you refreshed your home?

Share with us how you’re passing the time at home. Have you painted an accent wall? Repotted a plant or rearranged a bookshelf?

Take virtual tours of 12 Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces each week

Check out 12 iconic sites including Unity Temple, Falling Water, and Emil the Bach House.

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What homeowners and landlords need to know about mortgages now

Find out if you should refinance now, what emergency assistance is available, and what to do if you’re a landlord.

Charming vaulted duplex in Edgewater’s historic Manor House lists for under $400K

This castle-like home has a spiral staircase and 14-foot beams, too.

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Our guide to loving the space you have

How to stay organized, inspired, and connected at home in a time of social distancing.

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How to find the right homebuying assistance program in Chicago

Buying a house is expensive—these state and city programs could help.

Midcentury masterpiece with mahogany walls asks $798K in Glencoe

Designed by architect Richard Barancik, the 1953 home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a stunning patio.

How one of Chicago’s largest developments is pressing ahead amid the coronavirus crisis

Crews are still taking protective measures as they adapt to dealing with the global pandemic.

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Millions of Americans didn’t pay rent on April 1. Now what?

Tenants are calling on state and federal leaders to cancel rent for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

Chicago told landlords to ‘show grace.’ Organizers say that’s not enough.

The Autonomous Tenants Union and 45 other groups are demanding local leaders enact a rent freeze.

Chicago home construction lags behind other big cities, says report

The city ranked ninth-last among 53 major metros when it came to new housing per capita in 2019.

What $475K buys in five Chicago neighborhoods right now

Check out options in Roscoe Village, Little Italy, River North, and more.

11 new developments will bring more than a thousand affordable units to Chicago

Using federal tax credits, the upcoming projects will add 1,083 units to Chicago’s affordable housing supply.

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10 Chicago renters’ rights your landlord doesn’t want you to know

Know your rights.

Garfield Green housing project, winner of global design competition, moves ahead

C40’s Reinventing Cities contest asked for green development projects that would fight climate change. Chicago’s winning project steps closer to breaking ground.

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The most beautiful historic interiors in Chicago

There’s beauty everywhere: Theaters, fieldhouses, apartments, lobbies and libraries.

Sprawling, sun-drenched concrete loft in West Loop asks $699K

It’s an airy, 2,000-square-foot unit.

Spacious, touched up condo with pops of color in Uptown asks $269K

A two-bedroom in Uptown for this price? We’re in.

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Chicago’s essential hardware stores, mapped

These are essential businesses still open where you can get cleaning supplies, housewares, and maybe even a roll of toilet paper.

Where to go and what to do during Chicago’s coronavirus outbreak

Illinois issued a ‘stay-at-home’ order—here’s what you should know.

Puzzled by home valuations and property taxes? Chicago’s assessor explains the system.

Chicago’s tax assessor Fritz Kaegi set out to reform a corrupt system—here’s how that’s going.

Revisit these 8 Curbed Chicago stories that have nothing to do with coronavirus

Highly coveted homes, beautiful historic interiors, and an illustrated architecture guide.

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Beloved time capsule home in historic Oak Park asks $535K

Built in 1938, the pink and seafoam green bathrooms remains untouched.

For $499K, a sunny condo in Lincoln Park overlooking trees

The stylishly updated unit has a ton of space.

Here’s what $325K buys in Chicago right now

See your options in the Loop, Woodlawn, Humboldt Park, and more.

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10 essential books about Chicago

Love Chicago? Dig deep into neighborhoods, history, and architecture in these books.

How can Chicago protect its homeless population from coronavirus?

The city is expanding shelter capacity, giving out hygiene kits, and encouraging social distancing at shelters.

Bright condo in a 19th-century Old Town Triangle building asks $465K

Imagine working from the unit’s sunny home office.

Chicago rents thousands of empty hotel rooms for people who can’t isolate at home

Those diagnosed with COVID-19 or are awaiting test results will be housed in hotels to alleviate strain on hospitals.

Cubs player Jason Kipnis buys $2.8 million mansion in Old Town

This is the athlete’s third property in the Chicago area.

How Chicago’s neighborhoods got their names

How a failed gunrunner, squealing hogs, and goats gave us Streeterville, Canaryville, and Bucktown.

A cozy Bucktown condo in a brick three-flat lists for $315K

The rehabbed unit features new lighting and mint kitchen cabinets.

As coronavirus spreads in Chicago, how will it impact the real estate market?

The effects of COVID-19 on homebuying and selling are uncertain. "Time will tell," says one Chicago realtor.

Get this handsome midcentury ranch in Barrington for $495K

The striking three-bedroom home was designed by notable architect Dennis Blair, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Coronavirus and shelter-in-place impact in Chicago

News and updates on how the novel coronavirus is affecting housing, transit, and more. Plus, tips on how manage at home.

Stuck at home? Take virtual tours of these Chicago museums.

Stuck inside? You can still experience some of the city’s best cultural offerings.

West Pullman home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright may finally sell for $145K

Built in 1900, the landmarked Foster House has hopped on and off the market for the past three years.

Chicago’s Loop sees 63 percent drop in foot traffic due to coronavirus concerns

A new report quantifies the dramatic effect of the COVID-19 virus.

Actress Sophia Bush sells lofty West Loop penthouse for $1.97M

The spacious three-bedroom home features designer touches and a private rooftop deck.