Chicago needs more Black, Brown real estate developers

Adelicia Caree

The lack of Black and Brown real estate owners isn’t the only problem; it’s also the lack of Black and Brown developers. Developers of color understand their neighborhoods and the kinds of projects their communities need, but they often lack the resources to make it happen, like access to capital and the right connections. 

Here in Chicago, we are part of an effort to change the face of the real estate industry by attacking that problem at its source. Yield, a partnership between LISC Chicago and Urban Land Institute (ULI) Chicago, is identifying, mentoring and funding entrepreneurs of color who

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10 Things From Your Grandparents’ House That Are Back in Style

Adelicia Caree

Miguel Flores-Vianna

While you, like me, might have once looked to your grandparents’ house as a stuffy (albeit comforting) space that was anything but on-trend, those chintz and needlepoint-filled interiors might well be worth another look. One scroll through the home section of a modern-day design site will show you just how cool your grandparents’ taste actually is.

In 2019, House Beautiful defined the aesthetic of the grandmillenial as a stylish young person with an appreciation for granny chic. Since then, we’ve only seen more evidence to support this, with everything from 80s patterns to 70s color palettes reappearing in

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Local woman fulfills dream of opening her own interior design shop

Adelicia Caree

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — On the last day of Black History Month, Portia Smith is celebrating the soon-to-be opening of her interior design shop in the Market Common.

“It feels good. It feels really good. To have a vision in your head, to come up with a concept, and then see it play out, it’s a surreal type of feeling,” Portia Smith, Owner of Pink Sheep Interiors said.

Smith’s shop combines her two passions, interior design, and animals so items for sale include furniture, art, dog apparel, treats, and items.

“My style is universal and I like that. That

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New Yorker is shocked to discover an entire APARTMENT hidden behind her bathroom mirror

Adelicia Caree

A New York City woman was shocked this week to find an entire empty apartment hidden behind her bathroom mirror. 

Samantha Hartsoe, who works for a nonprofit in the city, was confused to notice a cool breeze blowing in her bathroom, despite there being no window or working air vent nearby.

After some clever investigation, Samantha realized that the breeze was coming from around the mirror hanging above her sink — and removed it to reveal a large hole on the other side, through which she could see an entire half-finished apartment hidden away. 

Viral TikTok mystery! A New

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Rules 5K Home Improvement Sweepstakes

Adelicia Caree

KTVI and KPLR TV 5K Sweepstakes Giveaway

Official Rules


1. Local Market Sponsors. This local market giveaway (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by KTVI and KPLR TV (the “Station”), 2250 Ball Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146, and The Capital Grille 101 S Hanley Road Suite 250Clayton, MO 63105 (314) 725-0930



(collectively, the “Local Market Sponsors(s)”). This Sweepstakes is void where taxed, restricted, or prohibited and is subject to all local, state, and federal laws. By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Local Market Sponsors(s), which shall be final and

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Real estate brokerage Compass files for IPO on $3.7 billion in sales

Adelicia Caree

Robert Reffkin, CEO of Compass, speaks on stage on November 06, 2019 in New York City.

Brad Barket | Getty Images

Compass, a real estate brokerage firm with more than 19,000 agents across the country, filed to go public on Monday, and told prospective investors that revenue jumped 56% last year as housing prices soared.

Founded in 2012, the New York-based company has sought to bring advanced technology to real estate agents, giving them better data, marketing tools and customer relationship software than they can get from a typical brick-and-mortar brokerage.

Compass is among the many tech-powered real estate companies

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