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With July halfway in the books and the month of August right around the corner, we thought now might be the perfect time to look ahead and see what's on the calendar for next month...

Lollapalooza- August 1-4

Grant Park

The fun kicks off at the top of the month with Lollapalooza in Grant Park. The four-day music festival brings in more than 100 bands and other live entertainment.

Chicago Air & Water Show- Aug 17-18

Near North Avenue Beach

Mid-month ushers in the annual Chicago Air & Water Show. The high-flying event includes military planes, parachute teams and more, plus it’s free! To get a great seat for all the action head to the waterfront around North Avenue Beach.

Chicago Triathlon- Aug 23-25

Monroe Harbor to Grant Park

The month of

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The site of an old Treasure Island grocery store in Lakeview could soon be redeveloped into hundreds of apartments. A developer wants to construct a large apartment complex where the former grocery store and a parking lot stand on North Broadway.

Dubbed Optima Lakeview, plans call for the contemporary glass building to stand eight stories high, and house nearly 250 apartment homes. Those apartments would include a mix of efficiency units, plus one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans.

The developer plans to add in ground level retail space, plus room for indoor parking and bicycles. Community amenities would also include a basketball court, game room, a pool deck and a fitness center. A rooftop deck is also part of the proposal.

The new development still

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Tribune Tower Condo ConversionBy now, chances are you’ve probably already heard about Chicago’s famed and historic Tribune Tower being converted over to residential use. But as developers push forward with the building’s complete overhaul, more details are being unveiled about the Windy City’s newest high-profile condo tower.  

According to Crain’s, a sales center for the Tribune Tower Residences is set to open in August and the lowest priced units will start at $700,000. Furthermore, the highest-priced condos inside the new Tribune Tower are expected to exceed $7 million. 

Also noted is that one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom floor plans will be offered to buyers, but a building breakdown in terms of how many of each layout will be available, and also each price point, is

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Looking for a sweet urban loft near the 606 Trail on Chicago's northwest side? Here are a few loft conversions where you may find the most success.  

1820 N. Spaulding

With views overlooking The 606, the lofts of 1820 N Spaulding provide an ideal location to enjoy all of the nearby greenspace. The units also offer the enjoyment of high concrete ceilings, oak hardwoods and brick walls. 

2210 W. Wabansia 

For another option close to the trail, consider the lofts of 2210 W Wabansia. Also known as Pinnacle Lofts, the property offers up an easy walk to jump on the trail, the Blue Line, or visit one of the many restaurants, shops or coffee houses in the area. As well, you’ll also find high timber ceilings, exposed brick and private balconies.

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The West Loop has become Chicago's hottest downtown neighborhood, not to mention one of the priciest if you're looking for a sweet new place to live. But if you know where to look, not every West Loop condo requires a ridiculous budget, as you'll see below...

6 S. Laflin

One great place to begin your search is 6 S Laflin. The SkyTech Lofts feature wood flooring and high concrete ceilings. In addition, you’ll find a sensational rooftop deck with sweeping views of the city. Right now, you’ll find the option of a two-bedroom unit priced under $400K.

1201 W. Adams

Located at 1201 W Adams, Promenade also allows for a number of different floorplans in West Loop. A similar budget affords the option of a two-bedroom unit in the building.

225 S.

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Chicago co-op apartment buildings feature more charm and character than just about any other property-type in town. If you're someone already searching Chicago co-op apartments for sale, chances are you also know all about the structure of a co-op investment, which means we'll just get right to where to find some of the more desirable co-op apartments in Chicago.

1500 N. Lake Shore

For a variety of floor plans on Lake Shore, you’ll want to consider the co-op apartments of 1500 N Lake Shore. The property offers up large apartments, including a multi-level penthouse unit with outdoor space.

1430 N. Lake Shore

Another top co-op building to consider in Chicago offers up full floor apartment homes. Found at 1430 N Lake Shore, the building also

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Things are heating up in Chicago, and it’s not just the promise of warmer temperatures in the forecast. The month of July is full of things to do and explore.

Fireworks at Navy Pier - through Labor Day

You don’t have to wait for the 4th to enjoy fireworks in Chicago. Catch a spectacular show, synchronized to music, on select nights through Labor Day. You’re in for a great show whether you stay on Navy Pier or head out on the water.

Taste of Chicago - July 10-14 - Grant Park

Sample a little of everything at Taste of Chicago. Noted as the largest food festival in the world, the event brings several days of food and entertainment to Grant Park.

PNC Chicago Bears 5K - July 13 - Lakefront/Soldier Field

Finally, lace up your running shoes, for

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Looking to make the move to what's arguably Chicago's hottest neighborhood this summer? Here's our short list of West Loop buildings to consider for a rental this moving season...

Skybridge Lofts

Located at 737 W Washington, the Skybridge Lofts offer up loft-style living in a high-rise setting. The property includes a fitness center, rooftop deck and a dog run. It also currently offers your choice of either a two- or three-bedroom rental starting this summer, providing at least 1,500 square feet of living space.

The Parker Fulton Market

More exceptional rental opportunities exist within 730 W Couch. The Parker Fulton Market enjoys access to a swimming pool, rooftop lounge and a fitness center. Floor plans range from studios to three-bedroom

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56 Huron ChicagoIf you’re in the market for a Chicago condo we’re sure that you’ll find plenty of reasons to like 56 W Huron. To make it simple, though, we’ve narrowed it down to just three great reasons.

The first reason has to do with exclusivity. The boutique building is home to just 10 full-floor residences and one duplex penthouse. If you’re interested, though, you’d better act fast, as only a handful of units remain for sale in this stylish new construction building.

Another great reason to choose the property is its location. While the property rises up above a quiet River North street, it borders the Gold Coast. This makes it easy to enjoy what you want and desire in the area.

Finally, consider the luxury of the individual units. All priced above $1 million, the

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Chicago Co-Op ApartmentsIf you're looking to combine luxury with a co-op living experience, here are 3 co-op apartment buildings in Chicago that must be considered during your search.

1500 N Lake Shore

If your budget allows, consider some of the spectacular co-op apartments of 1500 N Lake Shore. Currently several three- and four-bedroom apartments are on the market in the building, including one particular two-level unit with 5,000 square feet of living space, priced at $3.5 million.

999 N Lake Shore

Another pricey co-op apartment building sits at 999 N Lake Shore. The vintage high-rise offers up sweeping lake views from its roof deck, plus a number of other stylish high-end additions. A pricey co-op apartment in the building right includes three-bedrooms, and is

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