January 2015

There are 4 blog entries for January 2015.

With the Super Bowl now just a couple days away, many are still scrambling to put together last minute plans for either hosting a watch party at home, or at one of the many sports bars, taverns, or local watering holes around Chicago.

If you’re not one who likes to entertain or perhaps just prefer to spend Super Bowl Sunday out and about, there’s of course plenty of great spots to choose from in neighborhoods all over the city. In fact, every year around this time we try to feature some of the best places in Chicago to watch the Super Bowl, but this year, we’re going to try something new.

Instead of featuring some of the same old places year in and year out, we thought it might be fun to list some great spots to catch the big game that are a little

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With more than 3,800 new construction rentals expected to be delivered over the course of 2015, it’s safe to say Chicago’s luxury apartment market is as healthy as ever. Last year, super luxury rental buildings like 111 W. Wacker and 73 E. Lake were welcomed to the Loop market alone, while just one year prior, Streeterville added one of the most impressive lakefront buildings we’ve seen in years at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive.

Regardless of all the new construction however, downtown Chicago is still loaded with an array of lavish apartment units in buildings that, while may not be the newest to hit the market, are still as luxurious as anything you’ll find in the city.

Trump Tower will almost always have a condo for rent that’s in the five-figure range,

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111 W. Wacker Sold

Despite 111 W. Wacker just opening last year, one of Chicago’s newest and most luxurious rental buildings already has a new owner. According to recent reports from the Wall Street Journal, Heitman, a Chicago-based global real estate investment firm, has purchased the 59-story, 504-unit building at 111 West Wacker from its original developer, Related Midwest, for a mind-blowing $328.2 million—or more than $650,000 per unit.

To date, the reported transaction is the highest price ever paid per unit for an apartment building in Chicago that houses over 50 individual units, and it’s a clear-cut sign to many that the luxury market is alive and well here in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Apartments for rent inside 111 W. Wacker typically range from $1,700 to

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Winter Moving Tips

In case you haven’t noticed, it seems the second we welcomed in 2015, winter, at least as Chicagoans know it, also settled in around the area—which for most of us, certainly isn't an ideal way to kick off what’s sure to be an exciting year ahead (we're already dreaming of living in a Florida condo)!

Moving during any time of the year isn’t exactly fun, but moving during the cold season is about as unpleasant as it gets here in the Windy City. If you were lucky enough to get your move out of the way last month, you definitely lucked out, as it seemed to be one of the most mild Decembers any of us can remember.

On the other hand, if you're still facing a move sometime in the coming weeks, you’re likely in for  a much tougher experience. But like

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