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The Chicago city housing market cooled in the first quarter of the year, with the city performing much like the suburbs. Of the city’s 77 neighborhoods, sales were down in more than half of them during the first few months of 2019. Local agents have seen homes in some neighborhoods take longer to sell than they did during the same time period a year ago.

Analysts look at three key measures in determining a local market’s vitality. This includes the number of homes sold, the average time homes sit on the market and the median sale price.

In condos and townhomes specifically, no city neighborhoods saw improvements of all three measures during the first quarter of the year. In fact, only two neighborhoods in the Chicago area saw improvement in all three key

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Planning to be in the market for a luxury condo this spring? If so, these luxury condo towers around Chicago all have a penthouse unit that JUST hit the market…

The Montgomery

The completely renovated, top-floor penthouse at The Montgomery that just hit the market is about as good as it gets. The views are spectacular, the location is superb, and the Kristy Yarbrough-designed living space features all the bells and whistles. Oh, and there’s also a 1,000 square foot outdoor terrace with a built-in bar and grill as well.

Asking Price: $4,995,000

Lincoln 2550

As one of 4 penthouse condos at Lincoln 2550, this spectacular 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom residence features traditional finishes and views that are simply unmatched. In fact, you’ll even enjoy

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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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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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340 East Randolph Condos For Sale or Rent

Chicago’s New Eastside neighborhood is home to a handful of residential high-rises that house some of Chicago’s most luxurious condos for sale. Among some of the most spectacular New Eastside condo buildings is 340 E. Randolph Street, also known to many as simply Randolph on the Park.

While many factors go into making 340 E. Randolph a special place to call home, its location right across from the Millennium and Maggie Daley park spaces is certainly a huge part of the equation. Not only is having these lush, downtown Chicago amenities right outside your lobby door an added bonus in terms of entertainment and walk-ability, these wide open spaces also allow for condos for sale at Randolph at the Park to offer some of the best unobstructed lake and city

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If you’ve ever lived in a Chicago condo building, no matter the size, you probably understand why some buildings have various pet restrictions that limit certain dog breeds, the size of dogs, and of course the number of dogs you can have inside your condo. Part of such restrictions is to minimize how much of a disturbance you or your dog will be to your fellow residents, while other reasons may include additional maintenance or cleanup around the building or to reduce the potential for property damage a dog may or may not cause.

Regardless of whether you own a teacup Yorkie or 50 pound Lab, it’s always important to understand pet regulations for a condo building you’re considering before signing on that dotted line. As expert Chicago real estate

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Chicago’s New Eastside is home to stunning architecture and some of the most sought-after real estate in all of downtown. From landmark high-rises like the Aqua at 225 N. Columbus and Coast at 345 E. Wacker Drive to the modern sophistication of buildings like 340 on the Park and Regatta, the New Eastside is no doubt one of the defining neighborhoods that now make up the stunning Chicago skyline as we know it.

But among all these massive and luxurious condominium and rental developments, the New Eastside also offers some very exclusive housing options on smaller, much more private scale. Known as the Benton Place Parkhomes and overlooking the award-winning green space at the Park of Lakeshore East, these custom townhome units offer many of the same

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For whatever reason, the New Eastside seems to be one of the more lesser-talked about downtown neighborhoods, even despite offering a wide-variety of luxury condos that have everything you could want in a new place to live, But believe it or not, it’s still possible to purchase a fabulous new condo there for under $500,000, especially if you start your search at these top 3 buildings....

450 E. Waterside- The Chandler

One place to start your search is The Chandler. The condos located at 450 E Waterside are part of a 35-story tower, with around 300 luxury condos to choose from. While the beautiful views and sensational details can cost well upwards of $1 million, it’s still possible to find a one-bedroom condo in the building for less than half that

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If you’re not quite ready to buy or perhaps only plan on living in downtown Chicago  temporarily, there’s hardly a shortage of luxury condo buildings to choose from that offer exceptional living spaces for rent. But if you’re someone who truly requires the best of the best, here’s a quick look at what we consider 3 of the most luxurious places to rent in 2018:

Aqua Chicago

Undeniably one of downtown Chicago’s most distinct condo towers, at least from a design aspect, Aqua also sits just off the riverfront in the city’s ultra-luxe urban playground known as the New Eastside. Look for Aqua condos for rent to offer insane views, roomy layouts, and insanely huge balconies that are great for entertaining and impressing anyone you have over.

Trump Tower

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Chicago’s highest-profile project is reportedly up for sale according to multiple news outlets. As first reported by Bloomberg News, prominent Chinese developer Dalian Wanda Group is seeking buyers to assume its 60% ownership stake in the mesmerizing new Vista Tower near the city’s lakefront, along with the $900 million Vista hotel and condo development in Beverley Hills, California.

According to the reports, the sell-off seems to be directly tied to Chinese regulators cracking down on risky offshore spending rather than current market conditions or the long term outlook for what will undoubtedly be one of Downtown Chicago’s premier residential high-rises.

It’s estimated that Wanda’s investment between the California project and Vista Tower here in

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