February 2018

There are 16 blog entries for February 2018.

Lincoln Park is certainly one Chicago neighborhood that is known for its luxury real estate. Anything from expansive single-family homes to a lavish multi-level townhomes can be found all throughout the area, but if you’re one who wants to simplify your living situation and prefers the easy and convenient condominium lifestyle, there’s also plenty of extravagant condo buildings that should fit all your needs and desires in a new Chicago home.

Depending on what’s important to you specifically, there’s several different directions you can go when it comes to Lincoln Park condos. Given its lakefront location, it’s common for many home buyers to want that breathtaking view of the water when searching for the ultimate LP pad. Other luxury buyers may not

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Work Live Spaces ChicagoIt seems more and more people are starting to work from home, at least during part of the work week, and if you find yourself in a somewhat similar situation, it’s important to consider not only your personal needs when looking for a new condo for sale in downtown Chicago, but also your professional needs as well.

A Forbes article from 2013 estimated 30 million Americans work from a home office at least once per week, with a study from Telework Research Network estimating that number is expected to increase by 63% in the next five years. New technologies like video conferencing are making travel and office expansion less necessary, which is just one contributing factor in the growing trend of working from home. Other benefits include cutting down on

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Buying a Chicago Condo, or any home for that matter, is one of the largest investments and biggest decisions you’ll ever make. If you’re familiar with the Chicago real estate market, you probably already have an understanding of what you’re looking for in your new place, but in a large market like Chicago, condo and housing options are certainly diverse and plentiful, ultimately making your decision that much more challenging. To help you narrow down your home search, we’ve devised a list of 10 things you should know before buying a Chicago condo, which at the very least, should get you thinking about what items on your wish list are truly the most important.

1)  Which Chicago neighborhood fits your lifestyle?

The city of Chicago has over 200

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No longer wowed simply by ordinary observation decks, a proposed new deck topping Chicago’s Aon Center intends to transport guests via a glass-walled, exterior elevator. It’s been reported that the double-decker lift will ascend the 1000-foot tall building on its northwest edge.

City leaders haven’t officially signed off on the plan, which is said to still be in the planning stage. If it happens, though, it could draw in tourists from Maggie Daley and Millennium parks, bringing in potentially millions in revenue.

It would also face some competition from other observation decks in the city. The Willis Tower Skydeck already allows visitors to step out onto a glass box called the Ledge, while future plans there could add on a glass staircase and possibly even

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Dog friendly condos are highly searched here in Chicago, and as you might expect, most buildings around the downtown area have various rules and regulations relating to pets. Some condo buildings will have restrictions on certain breeds, while others have very strict regulations on how many dogs you can own, or perhaps even a weight limit.

Believe it or not, however, most Chicago condo buildings will at the very least allow dogs or cats in the building, but impose some limitations like what was just mentioned above. If you're a dog owner in the city and are considering a move, always pay attention to pet and dog restrictions, as policies in buildings all over downtown Chicago seem to always be changing.

In the meantime, have a look at these

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Diverse West Town is filled with plenty of charm, including several condo buildings that may be relatively under the radar, but are certainly worth considering in the Chicago area.

525 N. Halsted

Among them are the condos of City Towne Lofts. Located at 525 N Halsted Street, the mid-rise building was constructed in the mid-1930s, with easy access to public transportation and the availability of nearby parking.

2800 W. North Avenue

The boutique-style building of 2800 W North Avenue presents large windows and plentiful upgrades within a more modern setting. The glass and steel building also offers high ceilings and some impressive skyline views.

1720 N. Mashfield

The redesigned units of 1720 N Mashfield allow for easy access to area parks,

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As we quickly approach a new season, we’ve uncovered three loft buildings you’ll definitely want to consider in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.

1935 N. Fairfield

Mere steps away from fantastic restaurants, nightlife and transportation, the units of 1935 N Fairfield present an ideal location for those in search of loft-style living. The building also supplies an elevator and a common rooftop deck, with sweeping views of the surrounding city.

2161 N. California

The spacious units of 2161 N California, meanwhile, enjoy a superb location close to transportation and with some fantastic skyline views. The brick and timber lofts also include some private balconies and plentiful upgrades

2511 Moffat St.

Meanwhile, the charming building of

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No matter how long you've called Chicago home, there's a good chance you've noticed we have quite the selection of hot dog joints scattered all over the city. But as is the case with most restaurants and eateries, some Chicago hot dog stands tend to be more highly-regarded than others when it comes to taste, creativity, and quick and efficient service.

So with the warm summer weather and the much-anticipated baseball season fast-approaching, we figured there's no time like the present to provide our readers with a short-list of the top places to grab a Chicago-style dog, because let's face it—in a city like Chicago, there's no really no end to the number of great places to grab a hot dog and we really don't want to be here all day...

Murphy's Red

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Enjoying the luxury of modern features and construction, some of the top soft loft condo buildings in the West Loop right now are hard to beat.

909 W. Washington

In particular, 909 W Washington provides a mid-rise building with plenty of modern elements. Around 100 units grace the building, supplemented by walls of windows, hardwood flooring and plenty of upscale features and finishes. This full-amenity building additionally offers the option of garage parking for an extra fee.

901 W. Madison

Another choice for buyers is 901 W Madison, with its high ceilings, large windows and open floor plans. The building also offers some private balconies, plus an exercise room, sundeck and a dog run. As well, the building sits within easy access to shops,

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An elegant new residential option could be coming to the Gold Coast, where developers are planning on constructing a new high-rise. At least that’s according to a new rendering recently shared on an online forum.

The proposed Gold Coast high-rise sits at the northwest corner of Oak and Dearborn streets, close to the Newberry Library. While currently few details on the developer are being released, the rendering suggests the building could house around 70 individual units and more than 160 parking spaces. 

While the proposal calls for keeping a portion of an existing building already at the site, it also includes adding a new tower to the property. That tower would be more than 30 stories tall. 

Currently still owned by the Warren Barr rehab and

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