Chicago Real Estate News & Neighborhood Notes

1400 Lake Shore ChicagoA New York-based firm recently offered $111 million to residents of 1400 N. Lake Shore Drive in hopes of converting the condominium tower into apartments, according to a recent report from Crain’s. Although the offer would have been the highest-priced condo de-conversion deal ever in Chicago, condo owners rejected ESG Kullen’s offer.

As noted by Crain’s, 75 percent of building ownership needed to vote in favor of the sale for the offer to be accepted, but a final tally of 74.6 percent of ownership came up just short for any deal to move forward.

The offer would’ve paid owners nearly $410 per square foot, which is a significant jump from recent sales that saw just $300 a square foot.

Investors paying big money for condo buildings with plans to

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It’s no secret Chicago’s Trump Tower is one of downtown’s most luxurious and sought after condo buildings in town. With a sleek and contemporary design, ultra-high-end interior finishes, and five-star amenities that rival the best condo buildings and hotels in the world, who wouldn’t love to call Trump Tower Chicago home?

Although most Trump Tower condos for sale often come with a substantial price tag, it’s still fun to dream about one day being able to call this iconic downtown Chicago high-rise home. And whether your dreams of living at 401 N. Wabash are realistic or nothing more than a fantasy you can only hope will come true, there’s no better resource for information on the one-and-only Trump International Hotel & Tower®.  

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Everyone needs a day to themselves once in a while to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. With the constant on-the-go lifestyle many of us live and the non-stop hustle-and-bustle displayed each and every day in downtown Chicago, it's important for many of us to simply slow down and enjoy a little down time—even if it means temporarily putting work on hold.

In Chicago’s Gold Coast, there’s plenty of different ways for us to enjoy ourselves and for many living or working in the area, there’s nothing quite like a much-needed spa-day. The Gold Coast is known throughout the city for its timeless architecture, world-class cuisine and some of the best shopping you’ll find in all of downtown Chicago. But as you walk up and down the streets to this affluent,

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It's almost hard to believe but football season is once again right around the corner. For many Bears fans living in downtown Chicago, taking in the game at Soldier Field or spending the afternoon tailgating with friends or family is the ideal way to enjoy America’s favorite sport, but if you’re one of those fans who either doesn’t have tickets or simply hates sitting out by the lakefront for 3 hours in late December, Downtown Chicago has all kinds of fun sports bars that are worth checking out all throughout the upcoming football season. So to help point you in the right direction, here’s our short list of the Top 5 places in Chicago to watch a Bears game:

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For those living in River North, there’s no better option for watching the big

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Lincoln Yards ChicagoBy now, chances are you’ve at least heard of the spectacular new master plan being called Lincoln Yards. Just recently, however, architects and developers unveiled impressive new rendering that provide a clearer image of what soon may occupy part of the North Branch riverfront.

According to details outlined by Crain’s, the new campus could include roughly 12 million square feet of office, retail, hotel, and residential space, and some of the new buildings could also reach as high as 70 stories.

The project is being developed by Chicago-based Sterling Bay and the site, located directly between Bucktown and Lincoln Park, encompasses nearly 53 acres. Also part of the project scope is a gorgeous new 20,000-seat soccer stadium, as well as various entertainment

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Nearly everybody has some sort of morning fix they need to get the day started, and for many, that fix often comes in the form of a good cup of Joe. Whether it’s a plain old cup of black coffee or something a bit more gourmet like a café latte or cappuccino, nothing quite gets you revved up and ready to face the day ahead like your first cup of coffee in the morning. And for many Chicagoans who like to eat, drink, and shop local, a daily trip to your local Starbucks simply won’t do the trick.  

Instead, some Chicago residents simply opt for smaller, more neighborhood-centric coffee joints for their java drink of choice, and in a city as large as Chicago, you can bet there are more than a few local coffee houses that separate themselves from the

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In a city as large as Chicago, there’s hardly a shortage of just about anything you happen to be looking for, and when it comes to music, the Windy City is among the best places to find those ancient hidden-treasures we like to call vinyl records.

True music enthusiasts will argue there’s nothing quite like the sound of vinyl and whether it’s the collectability of record albums, the habitual act of pulling out a giant disc encoded with all your favorite music, or the fact that you simply do prefer the sound of vinyl albums over today’s technology, Chicago certainly has its fair share of local record stores that are sure to have those hidden music gems others may have long-forgotten about. So if you’re a music lover at heart and are looking for some of

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In case you missed it, condos at the fabulous new 1550 on the Park development are now listed on the MLS, providing luxury condo buyers a unique opportunity to live at what could be the best location in town.

Situated right across the street from Lincoln Park, condos for sale at 1550 N Clark provide easy access to some of Chicago’s hottest shopping, dining, entertainment, and nightlife, as well as everything else three of the city’s hottest neighborhoods have to offer in Lincoln Park, Old Town, and the Gold Coast.

Inside, condos at 1550 N Clark are elegantly designed and feature expansive floor plans, lavish finishes, and spacious private outdoor balconies that make for a great place to entertain. Chef-inspired kitchens, spa quality bathrooms, and

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Chicago is filled with world-class museums that are visited by thousands of local residents and tourists each and every year. For those of us living here full-time, it’s easy to take for granted the wealth of knowledge we have at our disposal and not make time to see the unique and mind-blowing exhibits that go on display on a routine basis here in our great city; but if you’re like us and regularly keep up with what’s happening at some of downtown’s most renowned museums, you already know just how quickly various exhibitions and displays can come and go. So if you’re lucky enough to live in downtown Chicago, do yourself, and our city, a favor and support our local culture scene by making sure you pay a visit to these 5 Chicago museums at least once a

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Trump Tower Chicago Condos For Sale

Along with being one of downtown Chicago’s most luxurious condo buildings, Trump Tower Chicago was also built in a unique and highly-desirable River North location that’s hard to compare to other residential developments in the area. Situated on a section of the Chicago River that allows for sprawling views of downtown as well as Lake Michigan, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that every unit housed within Trump Tower features spectacular outlooks you just can’t find in any ordinary Chicago condo building. But aside from its position on the river however, many love Trump Tower’s location for its close proximity to the Loop, as well as so many other downtown attractions and destinations.

A short walk, jog or drive across the Wabash Street Bridge

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