September 2013

Found 13 blog entries for September 2013.

Streeterville's 3 Most Expensive Condos For SaleThe Streeterville real estate landscape is dominated by spectacular high-rise condo buildings boasting breathtaking views and full-service amenities. From 24-hour door service and valet parking to in-building exercise facilities and indoor pools, Streeterville real estate is definitely the place to go for Chicago home buyers seeking an upscale, big city lifestyle.

While the list of high-end Streeterville condo buildings seems to go on and on, some of the most sought after locations for a luxury unit in the neighborhood include 161 E. Chicago Avenue, 840 N. Lake Shore Drive, 800 N. Michigan, 159 E. Walton, and just about every building situated on East Lake Shore Drive. Condo at these and other exclusive Streeterville locations can price anywhere from

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Condos at 65 E. Monroe Chicago IL The Loop: Chicago’s main business and financial hub that houses thousands of condos and rentals, millions of square feet in commercial office space, and some of the Windy City’s best and most-visited attractions. When it comes down to it, it’s easy to see why Chicagoans love living in or around the Loop. Having the ability to walk to work, enjoying some of the best views of downtown in all of Chicago, and being situated near all sorts of delicious restaurants, fun-filled entertainment, and world-class shopping provides for perhaps the most vibrant lifestyle of any other neighborhood in the city—who wouldn’t love that?

But what arguably makes being a Chicago Loop resident truly special are the fabulous housing and real estate options found all throughout

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Gold Coast Coffee Shops ChicagoChicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is known for its fine dining, upscale shopping, luxury housing, and….great coffee? While many flock to the Gold Coast for the expensive homes, the one-of-a-kind restaurant scene, or the array of fashionable boutique shops, those who already call the Gold Coast home love this affluent part of downtown for the wide range of quaint cafés and coffee houses that play such a big role in getting each day started.

Being close to Oak Street Beach is fun in the summertime, the public transportation is convenient, and the community atmosphere surrounding the Gold Coast is unlike anything else in the city, but for the locals who rely on a good cup of Joe to really get movin’ in the morning, there’s nothing better than being able to

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Streeterville 2 Bedroom Condos For SaleWhat’s not to love about Streeterville? It’s hip, it’s lively, and so many of Chicago’s distinguished attractions, high-rises, and icons call Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood home. When it comes to the real estate market, there’s no doubt condos here are plentiful, but finding the right place that suits all your needs and wants in a new home can often be a challenging and daunting task.

Many home buyers searching Streeterville condos will sacrifice a lot of things, but space is rarely one of them. Studios only fit a select demographic and one-bedrooms don’t provide that extra room for an office, additional entertainment space, or having guests stay overnight. Streeterville 2 bedroom condos for sale, however, are often the perfect size, give you that

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Must See Museum Exhibits This Fall 2013Although you might not be able to tell after the warm weather we saw today, the fall season in Chicago is here and it’s time to trade in the beach for some fun indoor entertainment in and around downtown. Taking in a Bears game or making an appearance at some of the last outdoor festivals of the season is always a good idea, but one thing you may want to consider when you have some free time is to visit one of Chicago’s many renowned museums. Plenty of new exhibits are on display all around Chicago, so here’s our list of all the 2013 must-see museum exhibits this Fall in Chicago:

1)      Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair

Launching this fall at the Field Museum, this one is definitely a ‘can’t-miss’ for all you history buffs. Check

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Park Tower Condos 800 North MichganChicago condos have been hot in 2013, with inventory low in this market full of incredible residences. That's why it's exciting for potential Chicago condo buyers when they hear about top-tier condos available in the city's most desirable locations, and no where could that be more representative than in the amazing array of condos available at 800 North Michigan – Park Tower, a grouping of 117 condos on 67 floors that sit atop the world-famous Park Hyatt Chicago Hotel.

Lucien Lagrange Architects designed this building back in 2000, and ever since, it has been one of the most sought-after condo spaces in the Windy City, and in addition to the stellar architectural and interior qualities of this building, much of its desirability has to do with location.

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Search Chicago Condos For SaleWhen it comes to buying a condo in Chicago, some home buyers have a general idea of what neighborhood they prefer, while others even have a designated list of buildings in which they hope to find a new place. Whether it’s a community’s general feel and atmosphere or the location and amenities of a particular downtown Chicago condo building, it’s not uncommon in the world of Chicago real estate for buyers to have predetermined choices in mind before even beginning the home buying process.

For those Chicago home buyers in particular, our website is specifically designed to make the search for your dream condo and easy and efficient as possible. Are you searching for a Chicago condo for sale in a specific neighborhood? No problem! All you have to do is

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Chicago condos flying off the marketThe Chicago condo market continues to benefit from increased competition and buyer demand, as prices hit a 32-month high in June, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

Prices for both condos and single family homes reached high levels to begin the summer buying season, with condo prices up an additional 4.6 percent to the single family homes’ 3.3 percent rise in prices on a month-over-month basis.

This data puts Chicago condo prices back to where they were in April 2002, signaling a return to normalcy for the condo and housing market in the greater Chicagoland area. Also eye-popping is the fact that condo prices are 23.5 percent higher than where they were from the low experienced in March 2012.

“Other housing news is

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River North Condos For SaleWhether you’re an established Chicagoan living in the city full time or are just looking for a stylish in-town condo you can call home several times a year, River North may offer some of the best 1-bedroom options in all of downtown. Most people know River North for its upscale restaurants, unique culture and the exquisite River North Gallery District, but when it comes to finding a great deal on chic, fashionable condos housed in high-end full-service residential buildings, there’s no other place in Chicago quite like north of the river.

Dozens of well-known condo buildings are situated in River North with perhaps the most recognizable being Trump Tower Chicago at 401 N. Wabash. But if you happen to be looking for a great River North 1 Bedroom condo

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Streeterville Short Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although Chicago’s real estate market has improved significantly over the past 18 months, home buyers and real estate investors still want to find great deals on available homes and condos for sale in the downtown area. To do so, many often turn to short sales in neighborhoods like Streeterville and the Gold Coast, and while the Streeterville short sale market isn’t as active as it was this time last year, there are still a few short sale condos on the market that hold an exceptional value.

Many home buyers often avoid short sale transactions due to the complexity and uncertainty of such a transaction, but in some instances, short sales are far less difficult than some initially anticipate. In short, a short sale

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