February 2019

Found 5 blog entries for February 2019.

 With views like this, you may never want to leave home. Rarely available, the striking combination of beautifully updated B and C units command the very best this premier building at 161 East Chicago Avenue has to offer. You’ll find expansive and unobstructed views to the east and south that deliver sweeping vistas of the Lake, Lake Shore Drive, Navy Pier, Michigan Avenue and downtown Chicago’s iconic architecture. At 4,000-square-feet, the thoughtful floorplan is punctuated by exquisite finishes and handsome fixtures. At its very essence, the home is a splendid single family estate in the sky.

Soaring forty-eight floors above Chicago’s bustling streets, you’ll enter the residence through a grand gallery. The spectacular three bedroom, four full and

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It definitely feels like winter in Downtown Chicago right now, but spring is just around the corner. There’s plenty of fun on tap, from kites and flowers to the zoo.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier- March 20-24 

Things are really blooming at Navy Pier this spring with the Chicago Flower & Garden Show. The event brings in more than 700 flowers and plants, plus some inspiration from landscape designers to create your own garden or green space at home.

Chicago Wine Fest at Lincoln Park Zoo- April 27

The Lincoln Park Zoo is fun any time of the year, but Chicago Wine Fest only comes to town in April. The annual event offers up wine tastings and live entertainment. 

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival in Lincoln Park- May 4

Staying in

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The median price for an existing single-family home began to slow down in the fourth quarter of last year, according to recently released stats from the National Association of Realtors. 

While the third quarter of 2018 saw home prices rise about 4.8-percent year-over-year, that was down to four-percent year-over-year by the end of 2018. The median price now sits at just over $257,000.

Home prices rose in most markets last quarter, but just 14 of the 178 metro areas studied saw a double-digit increase. That’s a few markets less than what was reported in the third quarter of 2018.

Economists credit the slower rise in home prices to a steadily increasing inventory. Reports suggest home sales are falling as price gains outpace wage growth. More than

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West Town CondosLooking for the right West Town condo heading into the busy spring market? Start your search here...

1255 N. Paulina

One such building is located at 1255 N Paulina. This new construction property has some hot new options coming in the future, including private balconies and the ability to work with a designer for the finishes. Set in Wicker Park, the property is also close to public transportation, shops and area dining.

915 N. Hoyne 

Another hot building for spring is found at 915 N Hoyne. Academy Hall is actually a re-imagined school building, now home to nine private residences. New buyers can expect to find such desirable extras as exposed beams and brick, large windows and soaring ceilings.  

1300 N. Artesian 

Not to be overlooked

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If you’re in the market for luxury new construction on Chicago’s New Eastside, Vista Tower offers plenty of options and opportunities. When finished, Vista Tower will bring with it more than 400 new luxury condos, around 200 hotel rooms, parking and upscale amenities.

While its massive ballroom, on-site restaurants and a full service spa serve up plenty of options, it’s the private residences that promise to deliver a true upscale experience. It’s still possible to find a one-bedroom unit with around 1,000 square feet and a one-car garage for under $1 million.

You’ll also still find some two-bedroom, two-bath units at Vista Tower. With up to around 2,200 square feet of living space, several of these units are priced less than $2 million. 

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