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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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Chicago Condo Buildings with Indoor PoolChicago's cold weather climate makes swimming outside year round impossible. Luckily, many of Chicago's most highly sought-after condo buildings have a private, indoor swimming pool available to residents. Here's a closer look at just a few of those options...

Heritage at Millennium Park

Found at 130 N Garland Ct, Heritage at Millennium Park is just steps away from some of Chicago’s best attractions. With dozens of different floor plans to choose from, the building additionally offers deeded parking, lower level retail space and such top amenities as an indoor swimming pool and garden terrace. 

 474 N. Lake Shore

Not only does 474 N Lake Shore offer an impressive setting with lake, river and city views, but also some top amenities. New

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Chicago Housing Market NewsAs we transition from the spring market to the summer market, many of us are still wondering what the housing market will look like during the rest of 2020 and heading into 2021. While still it’s impossible to know how COVID-19 will change market conditions over time, realtor.com's Weekly Housing Recovery Report is showing some positive signs. 

Not surprisingly, there’s been substantial growth in online home searches since the beginning of the pandemic, and asking prices have also surpassed pre-COVID levels too. 

But according to economists at realtor.com, movement in supply is still expected to be well below seasonal levels. 

Also noted is that cities and markets with a strong technology sector are better-equipped to weather the storm thanks to

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South Loop Townhomes For SaleIf you're actively searching for a new place in Chicago and prefer the space of a single-family home but also hope to be close to downtown, the South Loop features a pretty strong mix of townhouses that might be the perfect solution. And while available inventory may not always be strong, here's where you might have some success finding the perfect South Loop townhome. 

Museum Park

A prestigious address is just one of the reasons to consider buying a townhouse in Museum Park. The address also gives buyers the advantage of multiple levels of living space, some fantastic views and an easy walk to some of the best sites and attractions in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. 

Prairie Place 

Another place to search in the South Loop for a townhouse

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Chicago Mid Century Modern HomesMid century modern architecture has always been a popular style but it’s become especially trendy over the last couple years, especially among suburban home buyers in Chicago. As you probably already know, Chicago’s North Shore is where you’ll find an impressive collection of classic mid century modern homes. From Evanston and Wilmette all the way up to Glencoe and Highland Park, there’s really no shortage of desirable mid century modern homes in the area that are ideal for any true mid century modern enthusiast. 

Not surprisingly, though, the North Shore isn’t the only area you’ll find authentic mid century modern homes in Chicago’s suburbs. Oak Park and River Forest are two communities that come to mind in the West Suburbs, and the list goes on from

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