Chicago Real Estate News & Neighborhood Notes

South Loop Condos Under $300KChicago's South Loop neighborhood is loaded with high-end condos that often feature some of the best city and lake views in town. But along with all the luxury condo residences you'll find just south of the Loop, it's also a place where buyers should find a nice variety of options under $300,000 as well.

1345 S. Wabash

With nearly 150 different units to choose from, 1345 S Wabash offers plenty of options for buyers in the South Loop. Currently, selections include one-bedroom, one-bath residences for well under $300,000.

1111 S. Wabash

Additional options exist within 1111 S Wabash. This building also offers a one-bedroom, one-bath unit for under $300k, additionally complete with a large terrace and building amenities ranging from a roof deck to

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Loop Rentals ChicagoAlthough the spring and summer is when Chicago's' robust apartment market really comes alive, fall can also be a great time to find a good deal, especially in the heat of downtown. Here's a closer look at where to rent in the Loop this month and beyond...

223 W. Lake

The boutique development of 223 W Lake offers up plenty of luxurious features and finishes. The renovated lofts of this building include soaring ceilings and fantastic city views, along with some exposed brick accents and private elevator entry.

130 N. Garland

Also called The Heritage at Millennium Park, 130 N Garland is the Loop’s tallest residential building, with easy and secure access to area shops and public transportation. The full-amenity building also features its own

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As most of us who already live here know, Chicago is a great place to call home. But if you're considering a move to the Windy City from out of town, it’s certainly reassuring to know that readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine have once again voted Chicago to be the best big city in the country.

Citing our city’s spectacular architecture, world-class museums, highly-touted restaurants, and a flourishing brewing scene as to why Chicago seems to be so beloved by its visitors, the travel magazine had this to say about Chicago specifically:

Second City? Not by our count. Chicago is world-class in so many categories—magnificent architecture, stunning museums, brilliant chefs, a massive brewing scene, and so much to do that you’ll never see it all. Scratch…
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Downtown Chicago has a new nightclub that may feel relatively familiar to anyone living in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York. Called Tao, River North’s newest hotspot not only has locations in each of the three aforementioned cities above but also a spectacular interior setting that’s unlike anything the Windy City has ever seen.

First, club-goers will enter Tao through a pair of 100-year-old Chinese doors that can only be accessed in an alley that lies adjacent to the building. Next, you’ll head directly upstairs to the building’s second floor, which is where you’ll enjoy a sprawling, 1,000-person capacity space that’s totally decked out in unique, Asian-inspired artwork and decor that makes for quite the setting.

A huge dance floor and DJ booth, a

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Looking for luxury in a new construction condo around downtown Chicago? If so, here's where you'll find some of the most spectacular living spaces that are currently under construction in the heart of the Windy City

Vista Tower

The striking new Vista Tower offers up an inspirational setting, soon to rise up more than 100 stories above the city. The uniquely designed building plans to offer up to four-bedroom floor plans, some of which allow for spectacular 360-degree views. 

1000 South Michigan

Also on the horizon is 1000M, located at 1000 South Michigan. The building promises inviting views of Lake Michigan, along with top amenities ranging from a sun deck and swimming pool to a spa, lounge, clubroom and a sky terrace.

One Bennett Park

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Part of the appeal behind living in one of Chicago's top luxury high-rises is having easy and direct access to all sorts of lifestyle amenities, which generally range from 24 hour door service and on-site parking to state-of-the-art exercise facilities and swimming pool decks. And while this list is hardly comprehensive, here's a closer look at which condo and apartment buildings in Streeterville offer the best amenities.

One Bennett Park

The ultra-luxurious selections of One Bennett Park offer the advantage of new construction in a prime setting. As well, added amenities range from the outdoor swimming pool and cabanas to a large fitness center, 24-hour concierge service, on-site parking and a dog service area.

465 N. Park

In comparison, 465

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Although Chicago’s rental market tends to cool down towards the end of summer, great deals on luxury apartments and condo rentals can certainly be found all over town, which of course means right here in the Gold Coast. So if you’re still looking for a change of scenery before the turn of the calendar, here’s a quick look at where to rent in the Gold Coast this autumn season…

1201 N. LaSalle

One great option for renters is at The Sinclair. Located at 1201 N LaSalle, the building offers floor plans ranging from studios to three-bedroom units and plentiful amenities. Right now new renters are being offered one-month free on a 13-month lease or longer.

111 W. Maple

Another good choice is at 111 W Maple. Available right now, the building offers

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Chicago Luxury Apartments The luxury apartment market in downtown Chicago is booming (still), but even with all the new units that have recently been delivered to market, finding that perfect 3-bedroom apartment can still be a challenging endeavor. To help get your search started, however, here's a look at where you might find an available unit.

One Bennett Park

Several luxury options in three-bedrooms exist within One Bennett Park. The large units of this property often include at least three-baths, and some feature well upwards of 3,000 square feet of living space.

North Water

More luxury three-bedroom options can be found in North Water. This Chicago property sometimes features penthouse units with upwards of 2,100 square feet of space, supplemented by plentiful

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Luxury Condos in River North Under $1 MillionRiver North is unquestionably where you'll find some of Chicago's hottest nightlife, trendiest restaurants and eateries, and of course plenty of luxury homes and condos. And if you're looking for a style and sophistication in a new place but still don't want to break that million dollar threshold, several buildings come to mind that may just be the perfect fit.

55 E. Erie

Just a short block from the Magnificent Mile, 55 E Erie provides a prestigious address and luxurious residences. While its possible to find a large unit at a higher price point, you can still buy luxury in this building with some two-bedroom plans for under $1 million.

Trump Tower Chicago

With a prominent name, Trump Tower Chicago celebrates a sophisticated setting and

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A sprawling, 8,000 square foot mansion in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood just sold this month for a whopping $11.9 million, making it the highest price paid for a home in Chicago since 2017.

Sold by Conrad and Elizabeth von Peterffy, the two-story estate was only just built between 2011 and 2013, and its footprint on three oversized lots truly makes it one of the more remarkable single-family homes in all of Chicago.

As reported by the Tribune, the home includes six bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two powder rooms, two fireplaces, a lavish master suite that includes a sitting room and white marble bathroom, a classic wood-paneled study, a 1,000 bottle wine room, and certainly a whole lot more.

Outside, you’ll find a 39-foot terrace, a formal garden, a

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