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Kingsbury Plaza Lofts Chicago High ceilings, oversized windows and fantastic river views are just part of the appeal of living at 1000 N Kingsbury. The property not only offers a prime location near the Riverwalk, but also plenty of impressive offerings.

Close to area restaurants, grocery stores and public transportation, the building is also home to dozens of private units. New and prospective residents can expect to find plenty of upgrades throughout, including open floor plans that make the property ideal for both quiet living and entertaining. 

The varying floor plans of 1000 N Kingsbury often include either one- or two-bedrooms. You will likely find features such as hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances and private balconies for enjoying some extended living

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Parks near Kingsbury Plaza condos ChicagoWhile easy river access is certainly appealing, the condos of 1000 N. Kingsbury also sit close to several area parks. In fact, many are within walking distance of the condos. 

Durso Playground Park

One especially appealing option for young families is Durso Playground Park. This popular park is full of options, from a playground to a sandbox to basketball courts. At nearly 1.5-acres in size, Durso is a great place to spend a couple of hours or even an afternoon.  

Stanton Park

Another nearby option is Stanton Park. The park’s close to the condos, plus you’ll find around 6.5-acres of fun including an indoor swimming pool, meeting rooms and a gymnasium. The large park also includes a playground, a multi-purpose athletic field, basketball courts

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Restaurants near Bellevue ParkThinking about buying a condo at Bellevue Place in Chicago's Gold Coast? Take a closer look at just some of the top restaurants within blocks of the building's front lobby. 

Tavern on Rush

Many of the best options are only a block away, including Tavern on Rush. The contemporary steakhouse is located right on Rush Street. The place to go for steak, seafood and fresh fish, Tavern on Rush offers carry-out, delivery and outdoor dining. 

The restaurant serves up an exciting dinner menu every day of the week, lunch during the week and brunch on the weekends. It also features a nice dessert and drink menu.

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

If you like steak, another great place to try is Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse. In business for about three decades,

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100 E. Bellevue condosIf you’re searching for a new place to call home, 100 E. Bellevue offers some enticing options. This established high-rise sits in the Gold Coast, with some desirable inclusions for Chicago condo buyers.

Originally built in the early 1970s, 100 Bellevue Place offers such impressive building amenities as a rooftop swimming pool and an exercise room. The high-rise also provides its residents with valet parking, guest parking and a 24-hour doorman. 

New buyers can expect to find light-filled units with sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows for taking in views of the lake and the city. You will also find open concept floor plans with a large amount of living space. 

Many of the units in the building have been nicely updated over the years to include more

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1601 W. Ohio Condos Chicago ILFor elevated new construction in West Town, take a look inside the sophisticated new 1601 W Ohio Street condos. This intimate building only offers three residences for sale, but it easily rivals some of the most luxurious offerings in the Chicago area. 

Not only are buyers treated to a heated parking garage, but also direct elevator access into the private residences. Expect to find such high-end features and finishes inside as floor-to-ceiling windows, private outdoor space and elegantly outfitted kitchens and baths.

Further additions include stone countertops, custom European cabinetry and high-end appliances. These condos are designed for upscale living and entertaining.

The top-level unit of the building additionally serves up access to an

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Lakeview Lofts ChicagoLooking for an authentic urban loft in one of Chicago's most desirable north side neighborhoods? Take a closer look at these top Lakeview loft buildings...

3151 N. Lincoln

Located at 3151 N Lincoln, Lincoln Lofts offers soaring ceilings, hardwoods, large windows and some incredible skyline views. The building also enjoys a large rooftop deck, plus it sits next to a Whole Foods Market and just steps away from dining, shopping and nightlife. 

3245 N. Ashland

Another great option is 3245 N Ashland. The LV Lofts is a boutique-style building with its own common roof deck. Buyers can also expect to find high concrete ceilings, granite countertops and some outdoor space.  

Cinema Lofts

For a modern twist on history, consider 1635 W Belmont.

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West Loop Condo Buildings with Bike StorageIf you're looking for a new place in the West Loop and need a safe place to store your bike, here's our short list of top West Loop condo buildings with bike storage.

659 W. Randolph

Bike just about anywhere you need to go from 659 W Randolph. This West Loop property is a full amenity building with a fitness center, swimming pool, and the convenience of bike storage.

Skybridge Lofts

Located at 737 W Washington, Skybridge is another good choice for those looking for bicycle storage in the West Loop. The newer property additionally offers a rooftop deck, fitness center and a dog run.

No. Ten Lofts

No Ten Lofts is a courtyard loft building that’s close to Greektown. Found at 1040 W Adams, the West Loop property is not far from a park,

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Mortgage Refinancing MistakesWhile mortgage rates are currently at an all-time low, if you’re considering refinancing you need to be wary of some common mistakes.

Mistake #1- Just the rate

The first mistake has to do with just considering the rate. While a rate may look low you also have to factor in whether you’re being charged more in mortgage points to gain that rate.

Mistake #2- Mortgage extensions

Another mistake comes into play if you’re considering whether to extend your mortgage. If you’ve already made payments for five years you may want to consider refinancing with a 25-year loan instead of a 30-year loan. Even with a reduced interest rate, a longer loan likely means you’ll pay more in interest charges.

Mistake #3- Not comparing options

The final mistake

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Chicago Condo Buildings with Rooftop PoolLooking for a condo building in Chicago with a fabulous rooftop swimming pool? Look no further...

720 W. Gordon Terrace

Enjoy some spectacular city views from high above 720 W Gordon Terrace. A short distance from the lake, the condo building offers a rooftop swimming pool and sundeck, plus a barbeque area, tennis courts and a fitness center. 

1400 Museum Park

Also called 1400 Museum Park, 100 E 14th is a full amenity building in the South Loop with an indoor rooftop swimming pool. The building additionally offers some garage parking, an exercise room and a party room. 

Fairbanks at Cityfront Plaza

Located at 240 E Illinois, Fairbanks at Cityfront Plaza includes a ground level Whole Foods Market, an exercise room, plus a rooftop swimming

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Riverfront condos in ChicagoLooking for a new Chicago condo along the river? We've devised a short list of the best riverfront condos in Downtown Chicago. Check it out below..

River Place on the Park

Enjoy incredible views close to everything at River Place on the Park. This riverfront condo building is part of Chicago’s River North neighborhood, with its own fitness center, available garage parking and plenty of living space.

Park Place

Also called Park Place, 600 N Kingsbury is another River North building with a prime location. This riverfront condo building offers easy access to area parks, plus the added bonus of an exercise room and a swimming pool. 

The Residences at Riverbend

Chicago's one-and-only Residences at Riverbend is a riverfront condo building that

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