December 2018

There are 9 blog entries for December 2018.

61 E. Banks is an illustrious townhome development community in The Loop. These roomy 2-3 bedrooms apartments at 61 E. Banks offer luxury living on the lake! Units contain quartz countertops, designer fixtures, stainless steel appliances, premium engineered plank flooring, and in-unit laundry. You'll be surrounded by prime common amenities such as, 24-hour doorman, full time concierge, a huge private roof terrace with grills, and resident lounge for group entertaining. There are multiple unit layouts to choose from so you can obtain the exact living space to fit your renting needs. Lincoln Park high school is just a mile and a half from this property and residents are allowed to house small pets. Visit the on-site leasing center for information on this

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The Heritage at Millennium Park leads off the list of Hot Commodities in The Loop. Heritage at Millennium Park units have a wide price range from under $300K to over $3.5M. Most every unit has at least 1 bedroom, but there are a few studios as well. Penthouse units are located on the 56th and 57th floors. Heritage offers many distinctive amenities including: an exercise room, indoor pool, whirlpool, party room, sundeck, Additionally, It’s one of only a few Chicago condos that have access to the Chicago Pedway, a network of underground and above ground walkways. That unique feature along with its close proximity to the train line and multiple bus stops make it a commuter’s paradise. It holds a Walk Score of 94, Transit Score of 100, and Bike Score of 84.

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As we rapidly approach 2019, a number of luxury condo towers are scheduled to be completed sometime within the next year or two, starting with these ultra high-profile projects luxury buyers must consider during their search...

Vista Tower

If price isn’t a consideration, the spectacular Vista Tower promises to stretch to entirely new heights of luxury. This new construction condo tower includes one-bedroom units with around 1,000 square feet of living space, as well as some spectacular sky residences featuring 360-degree views of the city. 

1000 S. Michigan

Another new luxury property is located at 1000 S. Michigan. This new Michigan Avenue high-rise offers a generous 11th floor sun deck and swimming pool, a wellness spa, sky terrace and a

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Old Town $300,000 CondosAlthough Chicago's Old Town neighborhood is one of the city's more sought-after locations, not all condos in the area require a high-end budget. In fact, we have a few buildings in mind where one-bedroom units are regularly listed for just under $300,000. 

88 W. Schiller

With your choice of mostly one-bedroom and convertible floor plans, 88 W Schiller is a great place to search. The high-rise offers currently offers a one-bedroom, one-bath unit within budget, including a large balcony, plus access to a rooftop deck.

1540 N. LaSalle

Located at 1540 N LaSalle, LaSalle Terrace sits just across from Lincoln Park. An easy walk from the shops of Old Town and the lakefront, the property offers a fitness center and fantastic views. It’s possible to

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Lincoln Park ChicagoIf you think you’re limited to just downtown Chicago when it comes to ultra-luxury condos, think again.

Just recently, Curbed Chicago highlighted one of the most impressive condos we’ve seen hit the market in quite some time, and that includes downtown and beyond.

Housed inside the 11-unit development that took the place of the old Wonder Bread Factory in Lincoln Park, the unit is a huge four-bedroom, four-bathroom condo that was originally purchased for $1.6 million back in 2014, but has since been modified with $265,000 worth of designed upgrades that are absolutely jaw-dropping.

Inside you’ll find a magazine-worthy kitchen, a dramatic main living room with a huge fireplace and a spectacular gold ceiling, and roomy bedrooms with ample closet

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Baton Show LoungeA long-time Chicago drag club is shuttering, according to recent reports. The Baton Show Lounge on Clark Street in Chicago’s lively River North neighborhood will end its 50-year run due to rising rent prices.

The good news for fans of the club, however, is that they’re already planning a new location up on the city’s north side.

As alluded to above, Baton Show Lounge first opened its doors all the way back in 1969 and has been a River North mainstay ever since.

Their new home will soon be at 4707 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, which will also soon have a totally revamped theatre.

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The luxurious new Chestnut Row Homes are now officially move-in ready, wrapping up what was reportedly a four year development process. Designed by Chicago-based Booth Hansen Architects, the impressive collection of seven Italianate-style row homes are located at the southwest corner of Clark and Chestnut, putting eventual residents right in the heart of Chicago’s desirable Gold Coast neighborhood.  

Each residence features a traditional, limestone exterior, allowing the project as a whole to blend in perfectly with all the historic Gold Coast architecture that’s so prominent throughout the neighborhood. 

Inside, each Chestnut Row Home offers spectacular finishes throughout, including rich walnut flooring, ornate fireplaces, spa-quality bathrooms,

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It’s hard to deny that 2018 has been somewhat of a strange year for the housing market. In the beginning, home prices were trending upward in a big way, mortgage rates were still at historically low levels, and home sales were quite strong in just about every single housing category.

In recent months, however, home price growth has leveled off a bit for the time being, mortgage rates have now reached their highest level in almost 8 years, and we’ve essentially now shifted towards a buyers’ market.

So what does all this mean for 2019? Well, according to a recent article in Forbes, here’s how things may look for most of next year.

Mortgage Rates Will Still Increase

Although rates are still lower than they were during most of the recession, it still

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If you're looking for a lavish and luxurious living space but also tired of browsing the same old listings, here are 3 ultra high-end condo towers that feature a penthouse unit that JUST hit the market. 

The Fordham 

Enjoy sweeping 360-degree views of the city, with a penthouse that just hit the market at The Fordham. This spectacular property offers nearly 6,500 square feet of living space, including a chef’s kitchen, a massive master suite, a private garage and two oversized terraces. 

The Legacy

Just as incredible, spectacular views overlooking Lake Michigan, Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park can be found at The Legacy. A newly listed penthouse unit in the building offers a new buyer the exclusivity of an entire full floor of living

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