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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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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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Although Chicago’s rental market tends to cool down towards the end of summer, great deals on luxury apartments and condo rentals can certainly be found all over town, which of course means right here in the Gold Coast. So if you’re still looking for a change of scenery before the turn of the calendar, here’s a quick look at where to rent in the Gold Coast this autumn season…

1201 N. LaSalle

One great option for renters is at The Sinclair. Located at 1201 N LaSalle, the building offers floor plans ranging from studios to three-bedroom units and plentiful amenities. Right now new renters are being offered one-month free on a 13-month lease or longer.

111 W. Maple

Another good choice is at 111 W Maple. Available right now, the building offers

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1400 Lake Shore ChicagoA New York-based firm recently offered $111 million to residents of 1400 N. Lake Shore Drive in hopes of converting the condominium tower into apartments, according to a recent report from Crain’s. Although the offer would have been the highest-priced condo de-conversion deal ever in Chicago, condo owners rejected ESG Kullen’s offer.

As noted by Crain’s, 75 percent of building ownership needed to vote in favor of the sale for the offer to be accepted, but a final tally of 74.6 percent of ownership came up just short for any deal to move forward.

The offer would’ve paid owners nearly $410 per square foot, which is a significant jump from recent sales that saw just $300 a square foot.

Investors paying big money for condo buildings with plans to

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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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While every condo buyer has his or her own wish list of needs and wants, many in Chicago often have views of Lake Michigan somewhere near the top of their list. And while you’ll most likely have to pay a premium for a jaw dropping views of the water, some lakefront condo buildings in Chicago don’t always require an equally jaw dropping budget. Don’t believe us?

See for yourself….  

3180 N. Lake Shore 

The mid-century building of 3180 N Lake Shore is known for its great amenities and great views, with many units recently renovated. This includes the option of some cozy one-bedroom condos, with most priced under $400,000. 

1440 N. Lake Shore 

It’s possible to find a one-bedroom priced in the low $300,000s within 1440 N Lake Shore. This

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Gold Coast Brownstones For SaleUpscale townhomes, vintage brownstones and historic rowhomes are among the hottest, and most expensive, property-type in Chicago’s affluent Gold Coast neighborhood. When it comes to these landmark homes for sale, home buyers spare no expense to secure what’s essentially the home of their dreams in a downtown Chicago location that’s all about status and exclusivity. Many of these homes were originally built in the late 1800s and have since been updated to offer the perfect blend of modern amenities and old-fashioned charm. The architecture is magnificent and the interiors are as luxurious as any available real estate in all of Chicago. So where’s the best place to start searching these Gold Coast brownstones for sale and other high-end vintage properties?

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Although Chicago’s Gold Coast is packed with some of the most expensive real estate you’ll find in the city, there’s also lots of affordable condo options for those with a bit tighter of a budget. The Gold Coast is an attractive and popular neighborhood for a variety of reasons, and it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that so many locals want to call this part of Chicago home. World class shopping lines nearby streets like Michigan Avenue and Oak Street, while fine dining, fun-filled entertainment, and vibrant nightlife are also prevalent throughout the entire community.

Depending on your budget, and what you’re willing to sacrifice, plenty of 2-bedroom Gold Coast condos are currently on the market for under $300,000—and believe it or not, some of these

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When it comes to buying a new downtown Chicago condo, buyers not only have to think about exactly what they want in a new home, but also a property’s resale value as well. Nobody knows what the future holds, and while one particular downtown Chicago condo may seem like the perfect fit today, it might just be the next place you outgrow tomorrow. For those who have experience with the Chicago real estate market, it’s probably no surprise to you that some condo buildings in the city tend to hold their value better than others offering what may seem like comparable units. But upon closer examination, there’s almost always a reason why some downtown condo buildings hold a stronger resale value than others across the way. Listed below of several primes example

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When narrowing down that wish list for a new Chicago condo, space is often the last thing home buyers want to sacrifice. The unfortunate reality for many condo buyers, however, is that the extra square footage you so desperately want tends to be the number one factor that drives up how much you'll end up paying.

Bargains for two-, three- and even four-bedroom condos can of course be found all over the city, but for each extra bedroom that’s included in a swanky new downtown condo, the harder it becomes to find a place you like at the price you want.

For obvious reasons, three bedroom condos in Chicago are in very high-demand. Whether you want that third bedroom to use as an office, to use for your kids or to simply use as an extra guest room, having

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