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Chicago Op-Op ApartmentsLooking for the right Chicago co-op apartment? Check out our short list of co-op buildings to consider in 2020...

3500 N. Lake Shore

A good place to begin the search is in the vintage high-rise located at 3500 N Lake Shore. The building was first constructed in the 1920s and comes with its own fitness center and roof deck. Current options on the market in the building range from two- to four-bedrooms and include at least 2,500 square feet of living space.  

2430 N. Lakeview

Another location to search for a co-op apartment is 2430 N Lakeview. This building was also constructed in the 1920s and serves up views overlooking the lake and park. If a large amount of space is what you need, the building offers some generous floor plans, including the

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Planning to be in the market for a condo or loft in Chicago's hottest neighborhood this spring? Here's where you'll find some of the West Loop's most impressive living spaces in 2020...

Peoria Green

One fantastic option sits at 128 S Green. Also called Peoria Green, the boutique building offers a total of 15 residences, with private elevator entry and some private terraces. The mid-rise building sits just across from popular Mary Bartelme Park too with a farmer’s market, dog park and tot lot. It’s also just blocks away from several popular locations in the area. 

900 W. Washington

The spring season also ushers in the possibilities of 900 W. Washington. The new luxury building contains space for 22 large residences, including some of the

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It’s been a big year for new construction filings in Chicago. From Lakeshore Drive to Fulton Market, millions of square feet of new construction is proposed for the city. The square footage is based off of rezoning requests.

400 N. Lake Shore Drive

The largest filing for Chicago this year in terms of square footage belongs to a megaproject from Related Midwest. The developer filed plans earlier this year for a two-tower project at the former Chicago Spire site on Lakeshore Drive. The original proposal called for a large amount of office, residential and hotel space, but the developer is reportedly now in the process of reworking its proposal due to pushback.

1409-1471 N. Clybourn Ave.

The next largest filing for the year includes a

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Just two condos remain available to buyers at the new Menomonee Row development of East Lincoln Park. This single-family development offers the luxury of upscale rowhomes just blocks from such sites and attractions as the Lincoln Park Zoo, retailers, dining options, theaters and the lake.

This elegant new construction property features private entrances and private underground parking. With a total of five rowhouses to choose from, Menomonee Row offers up to 4,500 square feet of living space.

The homes of Menomonee Row additionally offer access to large private rooftop terraces and custom accents throughout the homes. Elegantly appointed with luxurious modern features and finishes on the inside, the outside of the property appeals to the historic

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Lathrop Apartments ChicagoBrand new, modern apartments accent Chicago’s Lathrop apartment complex. While the apartments themselves are certainly impressive, the amenities of this North Side property truly put it over the top.

Made up of a full eleven acres of open space and green space, the property includes on-site residential parking and the convenience of a children’s playground. It also provides outdoor recreational possibilities including a boat house and direct Chicago River access via the kayak and boat launch.

This is on top of a nearby nature trail, a riverfront dog park, landscaped gardens and a great lawn. In addition, residents of Lathrop are offered the option of available on-site storage and bicycle storage. 

With easy river access, residents of Lathrop are

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Union Station Chicago DevelopmentConstruction in Downtown Chicago certainly isn’t slowing down as crews push ahead with work on a new tower close to Union Station. When complete, the 50-story tower will be the tallest west of Canal Street.

Dubbed Union Station Tower, the new building is going up right next door to Union Station’s transit center. The glass and steel designed tower will likely stand out in the neighborhood for now as it transitions from a former railway hub to a business and tech hub of the future.

Plans call for the new project to include room for high-end office space, a 400-car parking garage and also a publicly accessible park. Construction should wrap up in about two years.

Union Station Tower replaces an old Amtrak-owned parking garage in the neighborhood.

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From a convenient address to ample amenities, you’ll love living at the Sienna Flats in Downtown Chicago. There are plenty of things to enjoy about living at Sienna, but in this case, we’ve narrowed it down to just three, including its features, its amenities and its location.

To begin with, this boutique property is exclusive to just 50 rentals. Residents can expect to find such desirable features within the apartments as high ceilings, large windows and large floor plans.

The building’s amenities are also desirable. Residents are provided access to a fitness center, bicycle storage and a dog run. The property also offers a rooftop deck with room for lounging and grilling. 

Located in downtown’s Streeterville neighborhood, Sienna makes it easy

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Chicago’s West Loop is one of the most exciting areas to eat, drink, and experience the best the city has to offer. But as you probably already know, the neighborhood has a number of new construction condo opportunities that are moving faster than ever. One such development is the Residences on Racine, which is a building that, as you'll see below, features some of the most desirable units you'll find anywhere in town...

Located at 236 S. Racine Ave, the Residences on Racine is a boutique building in the West Loop featuring 20 amazing condominium units. The units feature open floor plans, hardwood floors, contemporary interior design, modern finishes, and spacious balconies. There are units ranging in size from 2-4 bedrooms which provides a price point

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Chicago Area Home Prices Recent months have been up and down with regard to home sales in Chicago. October was a slower month overall for home sales in the Chicago area, but despite the dip in sales activity, home prices remained strong in the 9 counties making up the metro area, according to the latest figures. The average price of home sold in October in Chicago was $275K up about 1.4 % over 2018. If you compare that to the metro area, the average price of a home in October was about 240K which is an increase of 4.3% over last year. This is the strongest growth in prices of any month since February 2018.

According to a national report by the National Association of Realtors, home prices nationwide were up 6.2 percent in October from a year earlier. Chicago's volume of home

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Real estate experts say Chicago’s downtown apartment market appears in balance, at least for now. While they’re not projecting big rent growth, they’re also not projecting problems with supply.

Rent growth and leasing activity slowed some in the third quarter. Despite a prolonged wave of construction, the market seems to be holding up. For Class A apartment buildings, the average net rent was $3.10 per square foot for the quarter.

That’s up more than 1.5-percent from a year ago, but the smallest year-over-year rent increase since late 2017. The Class A occupancy rate in the downtown area fell just slightly for the third quarter year compared to the same time last year.

Analysts say that suggests more of a slowing than a downturn. The area still remains a

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