July 2021

There are 8 blog entries for July 2021.

St. Regis Chicago RentalsSt. Regis, or Vista Tower as some Chicagoans still refer to it as, is one of the city’s hottest, and most spectacular, high rises to be built to date. Standing over 100 stories high, the supertall skyscraper not only features a luxury hotel, a wealth of five-star amenities, and some of Chicago’s priciest condos for sale but also a number of upscale rentals that offer all the same benefits of a condo, only without the commitment of owning.

As of the time of this writing, just 5 rentals at St. Regis are active on the market, down from 10 just a few weeks ago.

Unit #1607 - 1 Bed/2 Bath

Priced at $5,610, this one-bedroom rental is a spacious corner unit with the desirable Amethyst finish package. The rent price also include parking for one car and this

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The restaurant at Navy Pier’s recently opened hotel unveiled a lovely 150-seat lakeside patio and it’s one Chicagoans should definitely try to visit before the end of the summer.

Called Lirica, the restaurant officially debuted back in March and serves up a variety of Latin-inspired tapas dishes, including fish tacos and skirt steak, but there’s even a cheeseburger on the menu as well in case you’re not up for a little spice.

Because of its location inside a hotel, Lirica will be open all-day and available to serve hotel guests a great breakfast menu as well.

Spanish omelettes anyone?

Outside, the roomy 150-seat patio makes for a great place to enjoy a margarita or mojito while also enjoying breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. And according to Eater, the

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Listing a home on a Thursday With summer in full swing and the busy fall season right around the corner, you might be prepping your home or condo to be listed as you prepare for an upcoming move. And with market conditions a little wild and crazy right now, everything you do can have an impact on how quickly you get your home sold.

If this sounds familiar, you might be interested in new findings from Zillow.

According to their analysis, homes listed in on a Thursday in Chicago sell faster than any other day of the week, while homes listed on a Saturday tend to linger on the market longer.

This trend also rings true for homes listed nationwide, with new Thursday listings moving 3 days faster on average.

Although this might seem like a minor detail, homes sitting on the market for even

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Vista Tower Chicago From its high-end amenities to its sophisticated finishes, the luxurious St Regis Tower is one of the most impressive new buildings to come to Downtown Chicago.

The Interior finishes

The 101-story tower is filled with upscale additions, beginning with some of its interior finishes. The nearly 400 private residences come with spa-inspired baths and gourmet kitchens with quartz and stone countertops. 

Other common features of the condos of St Regis Tower include a mix of hardwood flooring and natural stone, plus the addition of luxury appliances. The condos of St Regis additionally come with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows for maximizing the views.  

Buyers can choose from four distinct color palettes inspired by gemstones such as the

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Chicago Real Estate Market Spring 2021The spring season leading into summer has traditionally been a busy time for the housing market nationwide. This year, however, the average number of sales actually dropped 0.2% from April to May.

But even despite the slight decline on a national scale, home sales in Chicago actually climbed 4.3% in early-to-late spring, according to the May National Housing Report from  RE/MAX LLC.

Across the country, lack of inventory has continued to be an issue facing most markets, and in many cases that can be directly linked to fewer people buying this spring season. The demand, as noted just about anywhere, has certainly been there. But supply has prevented some would-be buyers from successfully securing a new place to call home.

In Chicago, the number of months’

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Trump Tower ChicagoIt goes without saying that everybody loves a good deal, and that especially rings true for local real estate investors. As you might have previously heard about or read, bargain shoppers are already in the process of gobbling up units inside any number of Trump buildings scattered throughout the country, including the one right here in downtown Chicago.  

Most are crediting the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and the former president’s polarizing persona as the driving force behind the incredible price cuts we’re seeing, which are anywhere from hundreds of thousands of dollars to up to a million dollars in some cases. 

According to a recent piece in the Chicago Tribune, some condo values inside Trump Tower Chicago are down 34% since Trump took

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New Restaurants in Chicago 2021

If you’re looking for a great place to grab a bite to eat in Chicago this summer, you’re certainly in luck. Some of Chicago’s hottest new restaurants are now open and ready for customers. The hardest decision you make may be deciding which place to try out first.

Hermosa Restaurant

Hermosa Restaurant is a reservation-only dinner spot on Armitage Avenue. The menu tends to be more Cambodian in taste but is said to be a truly unique experience.


The Duplex

Located on Logan Boulevard, The Duplex sits right across the street from the Logan Square monument. The remodeled space offers a unique type of cuisine, where rotating chefs come in for extended residences. DJs entertain customers later in the evening.


Andros Taverna

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The Reed Condos Chicago ILRising up 41-stories above the riverfront, The Reed enjoys a superb location, where the city meets nature. Part of the Southbank development of Printer’s Row, The Reed offers the enjoyment of a riverfront lifestyle, coupled with brand new construction.

Not only is it possible to head to the shops of Michigan Avenue or catch a water taxi to Chinatown, but the location makes it just as easy to take in a concert at the nearby outdoor amphitheater at Southbank Park or simply take a peaceful stroll along the Chicago Riverwalk.

Because the park is just adjacent to The Reed, it’s easy to enjoy some outdoor green space close to home. At the same time, The Reed is also with steps of several boutique stores, restaurants, shops and public transportation.

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