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A new 47-story tower could be coming to Michigan Avenue. Sterling Bay recently announced plans for a mixed-use tower at 300 N. Michigan Avenue. According to local leaders, the proposed project includes plans for 290 residential units topping 280 hotel rooms.

The new tower is planned for the space currently occupied by a four-story building the developer already owns at East Wacker Place and Michigan. While the smaller building is vacant right now, it once housed a Walgreens, RadioShack and Subway.

Sterling Bay is the same Chicago developer currently pushing a massive new project at Lincoln Yards. The developer is close to gaining final city approval for that project. The $6 billion development sits along the Chicago River’s north branch. 

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River North Condos For RentLooking for a luxury condo rental in one of Chicago's trendiest neighborhoods this spring? Here are 4 River North buildings that might just be the perfect place to begin your search.

747 N. Wabash

For upscale possibilities in River North, consider the rentals of The Bernardin. Just steps from what you want and need in the area, the property also offers up access to garage parking, a lap pool and a rooftop sky club.

30 E. Huron

Located at 30 E Huron, Huron Plaza serves up amenities ranging from a fitness center to a swimming pool and sundeck. The established building also sits just a short stroll away from the Magnificent Mile.

Trump Tower

For an ultra-luxury rental in River North, Trump Tower certainly delivers. The high-end building

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West Loop RentalsPlanning to be in the market for a new Chicago apartment this spring or summer? Here's where you might have some success finding something in Chicago's red hot West Loop neighborhood.

737 Washington 

For high-rise loft living in the West Loop, consider the rentals of 737 Washington. Residents of the Skybridge Lofts enjoy access to a rooftop deck, fitness center and dog run. Currently the building offers some two- and three-bedroom rentals. 

740 Couch Place 

Choose from some of the area’s most desirable floor plans with a rental right now at 740 Couch Place. This building also offers its new residents a coveted location in the West Loop.

1645 W. Ogden

With tall ceilings and hardwood floors, the rentals of 1645 W Ogden offer plenty of

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West Loop New DevelopmentNew construction condos in the West Loop are moving faster than ever but here's a closer look at a few projects where active listings are still listed and available NOW! 

14 N. Bishop

With nearly three-dozen condos to choose from, EVEQ West Loop enjoys private balconies and the addition of some large terraces, too. New residents of the building at 14 N Bishop are also treated to quartz countertops, hardwood flooring and Italian cabinetry.

1000 W. Monroe

The Mille at 1000 West Monroe offers up contemporary-style new construction in the West Loop. With only 12 units to choose from, buyers have the option of a three-bedroom condo or a penthouse duplex with a private rooftop deck.

111 S. Peoria

Found at 111 S Peoria, the condos of Illume

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Lakeview Condos ChicagoLooking for an affordable condo in one of Chicago's most sought-after neighborhoods this spring? Here's our short list of high-rises with affordable condos in Lakeview. 

Lake Park Plaza

Found at 3930 N Pine Grove, Lake Park Plaza is a more established high-rise with access to an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center. The more affordable building is perfect for first time buyers, with several one-bedrooms currently on the market.

Harbor House

Harbor House is another more affordable and established high-rise to consider. Located at 3200 N Lake Shore, the property starts with one-bedroom floor plans, offering up amenities ranging from a swimming pool and library to a bike room and fitness room.

3900 N. Lake Shore

Not far away, 3900 Lake

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Luxury Condos Chicago 56 HuronWith the luxury of a boutique-like setting, 56 W Huron offers exclusivity to condo buyers in River North. This unique Chicago property makes room for a total of just ten full-floor residences and one duplex penthouse unit with easy access to the neighboring Gold Coast.

The ground level of the property supplies space for the building’s lobby and garage parking for an added fee. Meanwhile, the upper levels present residential options starting at around 2,100 square feet of living space. The two-level penthouse unit, meanwhile, commands more than 4,300 square feet of living space, a private terrace and elevator access. 

Currently, a handful of available units remain for sale within the building. New buyers are treated to sweeping views of the city from

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 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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