Chicago Real Estate Blog

With the luxury of sitting right alongside the Chicago River, some of Chicago’s top condo buildings enjoy the convenience of being close to everything in the city, coupled with the enjoyment of sensational water views.

Vista Tower

Promising dramatic views and five-star service, the Vista tower is under construction right now at the meeting place of Lake Michigan and the river. Not only does the location serve up an ideal starting point for reaching some of Chicago’s top recreational amenities and attractions, but also puts it just steps away from upscale dining and shopping.

Including both private condos and a hotel, the property will soon provide access to the Club Vista resident amenity floor, a private setting with an outdoor pool deck, fitness

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Although we’ve seen plenty of recent headlines about people moving away from the Chicago area, a recent migration report from Redfin is telling a different story now. 

According to the national real estate company, people who already live in Chicago seem to be staying put for the time being, as the Windy City apparently had the most loyal residents of any major U.S. metro during the second quarter of 2017. 

The report looked at the online home search activity of over one million Redfin users across 75 cities from April through June, and roughly 92.1% of Chicago users mainly search homes and condos in the same area. 

Detroit and Milwaukee were among cities that registered the highest number of users looking at homes in different cities, and

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Celebrating the luxury of high-end features and upscale finishes, River North is home to some of Chicago’s most impressive condo buildings. Several of the area’s top buildings also feature the advantage of three-bedroom condos, providing extra room and square footage for condo buyers to enjoy.

No. 9 Walton

9 W. Walton

The inspirational elegance of 9 W. Walton extends to its overall design and amenities. The No9 Walton building even features some full-floor homes, with custom designs including marble baths, top rated appliances, heated, hardwood flooring and custom crown molding.

The residential units are complimented by an array of amenities and services, from an indoor lap pool, steam room and hot tub to a full fitness center and available

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In a city where luxury condo units can command top dollar, it’s no wonder that affordable condos are extremely hot right now. That has prospective buyers eager to get into certain developments, especially those offering one-bedroom units.

In popular areas such as Old Town, the proximity alone puts condo buyers close to an eclectic mix of shops, locally owned restaurants and vibrant entertainment. If you’re in the current market for a one-bedroom in Old Town, you cannot go wrong with the affordability, views and amenities that come with a certain selection of area buildings.

1540 N. LaSalle

In particular, LaSalle Terrace provides the luxury of nearly 150 spacious condos in Old Town. Found at 1540 N LaSalle, the condos reside in a 19-story building

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Boutique Lofts ChicagoWith the advantage of open floor plans, soaring ceiling heights and unique design elements, the loft buildings of Chicago invite a unique option to condo living. Some of the top boutique buildings cater to buyers in search of stunning views, convenience and a blend of old and new features, surrounded by modern luxury.

223 Lake Street

With the enjoyment of new construction, the 223 Lake Lofts supply industrial, yet modern style elements in a sophisticated setting. Complimented by direct elevator access to each condo, the loft-style development also adds in heated, garage parking. The Loop location is close to everything too, with upscale dining, shopping and transportation easily within reach. 

With open concept floor plans and up to 3,300 square

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A major development story is unfolding on Chicago’s south side that once again involves the 440-acre U.S. Steel site that closed roughly 25 years ago. Most recently, Chicago-based McCaffery Interests unveiled a 12-year attempt to build a sprawling master-planned community that would’ve included thousands of homes and millions of square feet of commercial space and a marina. But with that plan no dead, two European firms are set to bring their own ideas for the site to life.

According to a comprehensive report from The Tribune, Emerald Living and Barcelona Housing Systems have a deal in place to buy the site, though details surrounding that deal are still unknown. Regardless of the specifics, the new plan reportedly involves building as many as 20,000

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The new 223 Lake Lofts development is one of the hottest loft conversions to hit the Loop in quite some time. Earlier, we introduced the fabulous penthouse south unit, which features three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and well over 3,300 square feet of living space. 

Now, just a couple days later, we thought we’d give our loyal readers a glimpse into the penthouse north unit, which as you’ll see from the photos below, is equally as impressive. 

Much like penthouse south, penthouse north at 223 Lake Lofts has many of the same premium finishes, including a huge open layout, ultra high-end kitchen features, spa-quality bathrooms, and of course a three-bedroom/three-and-a-half bathroom floor plan. 

But rather than talk about just how

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The new 223 Lake Loft development is one of the most impressive loft conversions I’ve seen in Chicago, and its premier location in the Loop puts eventual residents right in the middle of all the downtown action. 

But with just 8 new construction units available, options and opportunities at 223 Lake Lofts are limited, especially if you’re interested in one of the 2 lavish penthouse residences that feature all the bells and whistles. 

Featuring three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, penthouse south, the largest of the two, boast over 3,300 square feet, providing an insane amount of living space that’s spread out over a sprawling open concept floor plan. 

As you’ll see from just some of the listing photos below, the finishes all throughout

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A fancy new apartment tower at 1326 S. Michigan Avenue is full-steam ahead after it was just granted a full construction permit. As already noted by Curbed Chicago, the project was originally approved by the city of Chicago back in early 2016, and foundation work even started back in April. But with permits in place, construction is set to begin, and when finished, 1326 S. Michigan will include 500 new luxury apartments, 7,5000 square feet of ground level retail space, and parking for 188 vehicles. 

It’s estimated that 1326 S. Michigan will cost about $119 million to build, and for now, the plan is to have occupancy begin sometime in mid-2019. 

1326 S. Michigan Avenue is a collaboration between the Murphy Development Group and CIM Group, which is

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When it comes to luxury condos, the Gold Coast is one of the most sought after locations in the Chicago area. This affluent and historic neighborhood is home to not only sprawling mansions, but also a rich collection of vintage condo buildings, with ultra-luxurious features to match.

1200 N. Lake Shore Drive

One of these buildings is located at 1200 N Lake Shore Drive. This exceptional building offers 12-floors, containing a total of 55 condos within its walls. The condos for sale at 1200 N. Lake Shore range from one- to two-bedroom designs.  Sophisticated, with old-style elegance, the homes commonly include original and restored hardwoods, plus upgraded appliances and finishes.

Constructed in the early 1900s, the high rise was the first of its kind

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