Land Use & Property Rights Archive

Home Size & Energy Use

Who among us has chosen one appliance over another because it is Energy Star certified? We feel a sense of pride when we make such a noble choice for the environment, or, you know, for our wallets. A lot...
December 30, 2015

Going Green!

The next time you are in Chicago, go to the top of the Hancock Building or Sears Tower (we won’t call it Willis) and gaze over the rooftops. Things have changed over the last 10 years. Chicago ranks third...
November 4, 2015

Do artificial lawns impact home values?

We were recently asked whether artificial lawns impact residential home values, and, based on our research, there have been no studies published in trade or academic journals that offer a definitive ‘yes’ or ‘no’. From a review of articles...
April 12, 2013

The Gulf Oil Spill and the Impact on Real Estate

According to government estimates the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has released between 41 and 120 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico since April. But what will be the impact to area real estate? ...
July 1, 2010

Wind Farm Impact on Property Values

With recent upswings in energy prices and increased concern over global warming, wind energy and wind farming have become hot topics. Wind power is one of the fastest growing sources of electricity generation. While much past growth has taken...
August 18, 2008