Chicago Real Estate News & Neighborhood Notes

New renderings were just revealed for a planned mixed-use development that will soon be built at 171 N. Wabash in the Loop. According to Curbed, the building will feature 81 new apartments and 5,500 square feet of ground level retail space, and also provide a location that’s just steps from two CTA stations, which is important given the project won’t include any on-site parking.

The new 171 N. Wabash building was designed by Chicago-based Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture (HPA), and its warehouse-like exterior blends in perfectly with other neighboring mid-rise buildings that date back to the 1920s and ’30s.

Also featured in the new renderings is a pretty sweet rooftop swimming pool and sun deck, and also the noticeable addition of “vertical planted

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The Chicago Loop is known more for being a bustling commercial and financial district as opposed to being one of downtown’s premier residential neighborhoods. Home to the Chicago Stock Exchange, the famed Willis Tower, the Chicago Board of Trade, City Hall and hundreds of other local businesses and corporations, The Loop truly is the core of commercial commerce here in the Windy City.

But among all the towering commercial high-rises and the thousands of workers commuting in and out of the neighborhood each and every day, some of the most luxurious downtown condo buildings are also lay claim to the Loop, also making it an attractive place to consider if you're looking to live right in the middle of all the action.

Condos lining South Michigan Avenue

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Chicago’s next high-profile high-rise could already be in the works, according to a recent report from the Tribune. Also featured in a post on popular Chicago real estate blog Crib Chatter, developers Golub & Company and CIM Group have unveiled plans for a spectacular new condo-hotel combo tower that could stand as high as 1,422 feet, while also housing 200 hotel rooms, 439 apartments, and 125 luxury condo residences.

Although nothing has been made official, construction for the mega tower isn’t expected to begin until the end of 2019. But should everything move forward accordingly, new Tribune Tower project could eventually become Chicago’s second tallest tower, overtaking Trump Tower and the spectacular new Vista Tower development.

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As the birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago is filled with unique architecture and high-rises that help define our city. The Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, is perhaps Chicago’s most recognizable building, but several high-rise residential buildings are also a key part of the Windy City skyline.

While the list of spectacular condo and apartment buildings in downtown Chicago seems to go on and on, and only continues to get longer with each passing year, there may be no other residential high-rise more identifiable than the John Hancock Center at 175 E. Delaware in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. Standing over 100 stories tall and housing an unimaginable 700+ condominium residences, the John Hancock Center is an ideal solution for

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Chicago's downtown new construction market remains hot in 2018, especially as we inch close to the height of the busy spring market. With most new developments offering elegant features and lavish extras, some of Chicago’s most expensive new construction condos right now are hard to beat if you're looking to live in luxury, which is definitely what you'll find at these spectacular new buildings.

9 W. Walton

Located at 9 W Walton, the building known as No 9 Walton lives up to its luxury surroundings. The property is known for large units and balconies, with several units currently priced upwards of $5 million. This affords four-bedrooms, 4.5-baths and up to around 5,000 square feet of living space.

312 W. Huron

The luxury condos of 312 West

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When it comes to buying a new downtown Chicago condo, buyers not only have to think about exactly what they want in a new home, but also a property’s resale value as well. Nobody knows what the future holds, and while one particular downtown Chicago condo may seem like the perfect fit today, it might just be the next place you outgrow tomorrow. For those who have experience with the Chicago real estate market, it’s probably no surprise to you that some condo buildings in the city tend to hold their value better than others offering what may seem like comparable units. But upon closer examination, there’s almost always a reason why some downtown condo buildings hold a stronger resale value than others across the way. Listed below of several primes example

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There is no denying that River North has transformed into one of Chicago's trendiest and most desirable neighborhoods. Like other areas, this was once nothing more than an industrial district, filled with warehouses. Today, fine dining, boutiques, art galleries, and high-end real estate properties have taken over. Of course, some of the most coveted residences are found within the walls of River North's high-rises.

  • Superior 110 - Imbued with unwavering quality, the condos in this 27-story glass tower will take your breath away. Floor-to-ceiling windows, designer fixtures, wood floors, and Jacuzzi tubs are just a few thoughtful features to look forward to. Superior 110 offers a 24-hour doorman, fitness center, high-tech alarm system, heated parking,
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If you’re working within a budget, you can still find some great choices in the West Loop. Some of the top loft buildings in the area offer options under $600,000.

1000 W. Washington

This includes the available units of 1000 West Washington Lofts. The property delivers loft-style homes, each with its own unique design. Many of the homes additionally feature high ceilings, exposed brick and beams, plus a price point under $600,000.

1040 W. Adams

Another place to search is 1040 W Adams. The No Ten Lofts are just steps away from some of the area’s best restaurants and attractions. This converted warehouse and factory houses more than 200 loft condos, ranging from studios to three-bedroom designs.

933 W. Van Buren

Finally, other options

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When narrowing down that wish list for a new Chicago condo, space is often the last thing home buyers want to sacrifice. The unfortunate reality for many condo buyers, however, is that the extra square footage you so desperately want tends to be the number one factor that drives up how much you'll end up paying.

Bargains for two-, three- and even four-bedroom condos can of course be found all over the city, but for each extra bedroom that’s included in a swanky new downtown condo, the harder it becomes to find a place you like at the price you want.

For obvious reasons, three bedroom condos in Chicago are in very high-demand. Whether you want that third bedroom to use as an office, to use for your kids or to simply use as an extra guest room, having

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When it comes to residential real estate, Streeterville consists mainly of towering high-rises that house some of Chicago’s most expensive homes currently on the market. From lavish rentals with upgraded interiors to extravagant condominiums with sprawling city and lake views, Streeterville is definitely where you want to be if living high-in-the-sky seems to be your idea of the perfect downtown Chicago residence.

So with so many different options and stylish buildings to choose from, just which Streeterville addresses are considered the priciest? To answer that question, take a closer look at the buildings featured below, which hold some the neighborhood’s most expensive condos currently listed on the MLS:

Ritz Carlton Residences


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