April 2018

There are 16 blog entries for April 2018.

Downtown Chicago isn’t short sweet residential loft conversions, especially in neighborhoods like River North and the West Loop. But if you don’t mind living a bit further south, or perhaps just want a little more bang for your buck, Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood also has quite the selection of fabulous lofts currently on the market, starting with what you’ll find in these top buildings.

1530 S. State

Sometimes called Dearborn Tower, 1530 S State enjoys loft-style units with a number of spacious floor plans. In addition, many of the residences of this building offer the advantage of exceptional skyline views from the private units and from the building’s sundeck, as well as an array of other added amenities.

711 S. Dearborn

The options are

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Some Chicago home buyers love the idea of living high in the sky and sharing a building with hundreds of other residents. Others—not so much. While it’s inarguable that the dozens of residential Chicago skyscrapers help make up the greatest skyline on earth, some people just aren’t cut out for the high-rise lifestyle. On the other hand, if living among all the action and hustle and bustle of downtown still sounds appealing, your options can quickly become limited if a high-rise condo is out of the question.

One building that may be the perfect solution to a trendy high-rise residence sits at 744 N. Clark Street in Chicago’s vibrant River North neighborhood. Also referred to as The Royalle, the condos at 744 N. Clark were originally built back in 2002

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The recently completed Lincoln Park 2550 is among the most exclusive high-rises not just in Lincoln Park, but in all of Chicago. As a Lucien Lagrange building, there’s no denying the elegance seen in and around Lincoln Park 2550, but in a part of town that offers more of a quaint neighborhood feel and a lakefront location that features magnificent views of both the water and downtown Chicago from afar, there’s certainly more to this one-of-a-kind development than just a timeless design.

In the eyes of luxury home buyers, perhaps one of the more attractive features about million dollar condos at Lincoln Park 2550 is that you don’t need to be situated high up in one of the building’s upper floors to enjoy a million dollar view. The unique location of

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If you’ve ever lived in a Chicago condo building, no matter the size, you probably understand why some buildings have various pet restrictions that limit certain dog breeds, the size of dogs, and of course the number of dogs you can have inside your condo. Part of such restrictions is to minimize how much of a disturbance you or your dog will be to your fellow residents, while other reasons may include additional maintenance or cleanup around the building or to reduce the potential for property damage a dog may or may not cause.

Regardless of whether you own a teacup Yorkie or 50 pound Lab, it’s always important to understand pet regulations for a condo building you’re considering before signing on that dotted line. As expert Chicago real estate

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Downtown Chicago’s apartment market has been booming over the last few years as thousands of new units have consistently been delivered in some of the city’s hottest neighborhoods. In River North, projects like Wolf Point West, Aurélien, and Gallery on Wells were all just recently completed, much like HUBBARD221—a sleek 23-story tower that offers a central location, upscale finishes, and a range of floor plans that include studio,  one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom layouts.

At HUBBARD221, developers also put an emphasis on building features outside each individual unit, which includes a full-floor amenity level up on the 21st floor that includes an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a sprawling sundeck with cabanas, and even a few outdoor TVs

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Townhomes are a hot property-type in Lincoln Park for a variety of reasons. Although townhome residents may not have quite as much privacy and space than what single-family homes offer, Lincoln Park townhomes for sale have several key advantages that are certainly worth noting.

Perhaps the most desirable aspect about condominium living is never having to worry about upkeep and maintenance. And like condos, townhome owners usually pay a monthly HOA fee that covers these expenses and alleviates you from the hassle and stress of yard work, snow shoveling, and various other exterior repairs.

Additionally, Lincoln Park townhomes are, in most cases, significantly cheaper than single-family homes currently on the market. So while there may not be quite as

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River North is certainly home to some of Chicago's most lavish and luxurious condo buildings, but that doesn't mean every desirable living space here has to break the bank. So if you’re looking for a fabulous new living space in the heart of the city but also have a budget that tops out at $400,000, here are 3 top buildings you should consider in 2018....

757 N. Orleans

The contemporary-styled 757 N Orleans offers the enjoyment of high-rise living with some sensational city views. Because the building offers a range of different floor plans, it’s possible to find a one-bedroom, one-bath unit in the building for under $400,000.

400 N. LaSalle

That same price point also affords the opportunity for a condo within 400 N. LaSalle. Just off the

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Chicago’s New Eastside is home to stunning architecture and some of the most sought-after real estate in all of downtown. From landmark high-rises like the Aqua at 225 N. Columbus and Coast at 345 E. Wacker Drive to the modern sophistication of buildings like 340 on the Park and Regatta, the New Eastside is no doubt one of the defining neighborhoods that now make up the stunning Chicago skyline as we know it.

But among all these massive and luxurious condominium and rental developments, the New Eastside also offers some very exclusive housing options on smaller, much more private scale. Known as the Benton Place Parkhomes and overlooking the award-winning green space at the Park of Lakeshore East, these custom townhome units offer many of the same

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People move and invest in Streeterville real estate for a wide variety of reasons. For some, it’s the vast array of restaurants and shopping amenities, while for others, it’s the close proximity to work or school. Regardless of your reason for moving to Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, there’s little argument for not ever having enough to do or enjoy as Michigan Avenue is just steps from any Streeterville location and other area attractions include the Museum of Contemporary Art-Chicago and one of the city’s most visited tourist attractions—Navy Pier.

One local amenity that’s often overlooked and perhaps immensely underrated in Streeterville however, is the nearly 6-acre park space known as Lake Shore Park. Situated in between Chicago Avenue and

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New renderings were just revealed for a planned mixed-use development that will soon be built at 171 N. Wabash in the Loop. According to Curbed, the building will feature 81 new apartments and 5,500 square feet of ground level retail space, and also provide a location that’s just steps from two CTA stations, which is important given the project won’t include any on-site parking.

The new 171 N. Wabash building was designed by Chicago-based Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture (HPA), and its warehouse-like exterior blends in perfectly with other neighboring mid-rise buildings that date back to the 1920s and ’30s.

Also featured in the new renderings is a pretty sweet rooftop swimming pool and sun deck, and also the noticeable addition of “vertical planted

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