They called it our bum-of-the-month club

We published print real estate newspapers and magazines until three years ago. We folded our popular New Homes Magazine, the last of our print publications, in 2008 due to the depressed state of new residential construction in Chicago.

New Homes was published monthly, 10 times a year. Each issue included an objective look at a Chicago area or neighborhood, and was illustrated with large color photos.

Objectivity mandated reflecting the uneven pace of development in and the economic diversity of many neighborhoods – including some of the more affluent ones. Most issues included a picture of a homeless person, because most neighborhoods at the time had a homeless population.

The real estate development community carped bitterly about these photos, calling them our “bum-of-the-month club.” For the record, we never heard an Asian carp.

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