June 2018

There are 12 blog entries for June 2018.

If you're looking for a spectacular luxury apartment in Streeterville but still prefer to keep your budget under $10,000 a month, here's our short list of buildings to consider this summer and fall...

600 Lake Shore

With sweeping views of the lake and the city, 600 Lake Shore presents a great choice for renting in the Streeterville neighborhood. The luxury property includes options such as a three-bedroom unit, all for under $10,000.

600 Fairbanks

More fantastic options for renters exist within 600 Fairbanks. The condo options here include luxury one- to three-bedroom units for under $10K. The price affords a sundeck and indoor swimming pool, all with a contemporary design.

160 E. Illinois

The luxury tower of 160 E Illinois additionally

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Chicago is widely considered to be one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country. With over 20 individual off-leash dog parks in the town and dozens of high-rise condo buildings that not only allow dogs inside the building, but also feature a host of in-building amenities that specifically relate to pet owners, it's certainly hard to argue otherwise. 

But if you're looking for a new condo or home for sale around the downtown area however, pet facilities are a bit more scarce and there aren't quite as many dog parks available to home owners on, say, the north and west sides of town. So if you're trying to balance a great downtown Chicago location with easy access to a downtown dog park as well, here's a closer look at where you may want to begin

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When it comes to pizza, Chicago is best known for its distinctive deep dish style pies with 3-inch deep crust, a thick layer of toppings piled in the middle, and heavy tomato sauce acting as the finishing layer. Dozens of local pizza joints in Chicago specialize in the art of making the perfect deep dish pizza, but if you’re from the area or have called the Windy City home for a longer period of time, it’s nice to switch things up every now and then and opt for something a little less heavy.

So, if you take deep dish style pizza out of the equation, what other mouth-watering options are available in town? One of our favorite alternatives to deep dish pizza is classic and authentic Neapolitan pizza, which is typically prepared using fresh tomatoes,

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If you’re searching for a condo in Downtown Chicago, The Ronsley is one location you definitely don’t want to pass up. In fact, we can think of three great reasons to make one of the lofts your next home.

Modern Loft Finishes

The first has to do with the finishes you’ll find inside. Sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows, designer cabinetry, upgraded countertops and high-end appliances all compliment the homes. In addition, you’ll find generously sized outdoor space with each unit.

Premium Amenities

Next, The Ronsley is packed with amenities. The building offers its residents a fitness center and yoga room along with a deck and garden for additional outdoor space. The property also provides garage parking and a 24-hour door person.

Premium

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Aqua Chicago Condos For SaleThere’s no doubt that Chicago's Aqua condominium building is among the most distinguishable in Chicago’s New Eastside, and depending on when you’re looking for a new condo in the heart of the city, it can also be one of the priciest buildings to consider too.

Offering a unique design that’s defined by the building’s expansive and wavy balconies, Aqua’s exterior certainly blends in nicely with the rest of this ultra urban neighborhood that's filled with some of the Windy City's most impressive high-rises. This particular structure stands 82 stories high and features nearly 500 rentals and just over 250 luxury condos. And while not every unit here requires a 7-figure budget, it's a location that certainly has a variety of units that command big money.

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65 E. Goethe Condos For SaleOne of the biggest annoyances home buyers face when searching for a new home or condo in Chicago is scanning over the same property listings over and over again. In a slow market when inventory is down and not much is coming up for sale, this frustrating problem seems to be a bit more magnified than usual, but when things are hot, checking out home listings on a daily basis is absolutely critical, as you never know how quickly new listings will ultimately sell.

Rentals in downtown Chicago always seem to move quickly no matter the state of the market, and in the past 12-18 months, we’ve also seen a variety of condos, townhomes, lofts, and single-family homes for sale all throughout the Chicago area sell rather quickly as well. Unfortunately for home

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Finding the perfect condo in downtown Chicago takes time, effort and….usually more time. Most home buyers understand that some items on your never-ending wish-list may have to be sacrificed during the search process, but finding something that at least meets the minimum criteria in the price range you want can be time-consuming and on-going. Because of that, you’ll likely browse the MLS numerous times in hopes of eventually finding that perfect property, but that doesn’t mean you can’t run your home or condo search in an easy and efficient manner.   

Homes and condos in downtown Chicago can sit on the market for weeks and even months in some cases. Consequently, local Chicago home buyers usually spend more time looking at the same old listings time and

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Chicago Parking Spaces For SaleAs many locals know, parking in downtown Chicago is difficult, stressful, and often times downright aggravating. If you live in any one of Chicago’s downtown neighborhoods and happen to have a car, either owning or renting a parking space is almost mandatory—unless of course you feel like moving it from street to street several times per day.

Many downtown Chicago condos for sale either include one or two parking spaces in the listing price, or at the very least, offer parking at an additional cost. But for those occasions where parking is not included with an available home or condo on the market, there are still plenty of attractive options home buyers can consider when it comes to Chicago parking spaces for sale.

Many Chicago parking spaces for

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351 Huron Chicago You’re sure to love the luxury condos of 351 W Huron in Chicago, and with good reason. Not only are the homes spectacular, but they also enjoy a coveted location in Chicago's trendy River North neighborhood.

In fact, that location puts residents close to some of the area’s top restaurants, shops and entertainment offerings. The dining options, though, are easily some of the best, from upscale steakhouses to more imaginative and worldly concoctions.

The huge, loft-like floor plans, however, truly put the property over the top. The boutique building houses just six residences, each of them taking up an entire floor. With 4,500 square feet of living space and tall ceilings, the condos appear more like private homes.

The open floor plans extend to give way to

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Soccer is the world’s most watched sport and even despite it being not quite as popular here in the States, who doesn't love tuning into the World Cup every four years? So, whether you're looking for a place to watch the World Cup, the Premier League, or a local Chicago Fire match, here are some of the Windy City's top soccer bards...

The Globe Pub

Although not as well known to Chicago’s mainstream population, The Globe Pub has been a Chicago favorite among soccer fans for years. Located at 1934 W. Irving Park Road in North Center, this soccer-themed pub is easy to get to via the Brown Line and offers a great selection of draft and bottled beers.


 

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