July 2014

There are 6 blog entries for July 2014.

Chicago has hundreds of million dollar home listings currently on the market which range from lavish high-rise condos to spacious single-family homes situated all over town. Some of our favorite luxury properties to show prospective home buyers browsing the Chicago real estate market, however, are million dollar lofts for sale that feature all kinds of exceptional interior features and unique layouts that are sure to satisfy anyone who appreciates the history and urban-ambiance behind many of downtown Chicago’s hottest loft conversions and developments.

 

Neighborhoods like Streeterville and the Gold Coast are where you’ll find some of Chicago’s most expensive condominiums and historic single-family homes for sale, but if it’s a million dollar loft

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Chicago Real Estate Market

Traditionally, the summer months bring a little bit of a slowdown to the Chicago real estate market, but a recent article from Chicago Agent Magazine documented higher sales activity in the city of Chicago over the broader Chicagoland region over the entire month of June. Using data from Redfin, several charts relating to the total home sales, single-family home sales, and condominium sales in several of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods are featured below; and as you can see, the Lincoln Park real estate market seems to be on fire as we enter the dog-days of summer.

A recorded 120 condo sales, just one sale under the Lakeview total, and 61 single-family home sales were seen in Lincoln Park last month, while other high-activity neighborhoods included

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It’s no secret Old Town is one of Chicago’s most beloved and sought after neighborhoods. Routinely getting voted as a top neighborhood in the entire country by national publications, its clear Chicagoans aren’t the only ones who think Old Town is a special place—especially when you call it home.

Unlike some Chicago neighborhoods, Old Town’s boundaries are pretty defined and are bounded by Division Street to the south, North Avenue to the north, Clybourn Avenue to the east, and Larrabee Street to the west. But within the confines of Old Town’s borderlines is one of the more charming neighborhood “strips” you’ll find in all of Chicago.

In some ways, Wells Street in Old Town is like taking a road trip to one of Middle America’s quaint small towns—but

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Plans for a magnificent new tower were detailed this morning on Curbed, and if you haven’t seen the initial renderings, this latest proposal from Wanda Commercial Properties will likely make your jaw drop. Standing 89 stories high, the new mixed-use tower would include a 5-star hotel and both residential and commercial space. The site in which the building would be constructed is in the upscale and ultra-urban New Eastside neighborhood, just a few doors down from the renowned Aqua building.

At nearly 1,150 feet high, the new New Eastside mixed-use tower would become Chicago’s third tallest building, behind only the Willis Tower and Trump Tower Chicago. According to the outlet that first published the report, the $900 million project could be finished as

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Mercadito Fish Chicago ILIf you live in Chicago’s Gold Coast and are looking for a new seafood restaurant to check-out, you’ll be pleased to know Mercadito Fish is now officially open. Situated inside the Talbott Hotel and located at 10 E. Delaware Place, Mercadito Hospitality, the group behind a number of acclaimed restaurants nationwide, has officially transformed the Little Market Brasserie into a whole new seafood spot that is centered on American classics like crabcakes, fried shrimp, lobster rolls, chowder, and fish and chips.

The restaurant, which has an all new décor that includes sea-themed graffiti, is just the latest of sea food joints to open up in town, but among the Mercadito Hospitality restaurants, which include Double A, Tavernita, and Barcito here in Chicago,

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July 4th Weekend in Chicago

While many Chicagoans flock to lake country in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana for the 4th of July weekend, plenty of events and festivals are still taking place for those who are sticking around and the thousands of tourists who travel to Chicago to enjoy one of the summer’s most anticipated holidays.

If you are one of those locals who will be in Chicago for July 4th, or perhaps someone who may be spending the holiday weekend here in the Windy City, here’s a quick list of things to do in Chicago over the July 4th weekend in 2014.  

Fireworks at Navy Pier

Like any major city, or small town for that matter, there will of course be a spectacular fireworks display that will light up the sky as soon as the sun sets over downtown. This year’s July 4th

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