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Residential DevelopmentMore than 860 new residential units are coming to Lakeshore East. Crews recently broke ground on the new Cirrus and Cascade buildings, which will eventually rise up separately from a shared parking podium and landscaped park, connecting up to the Chicago Lakefront Trail and lower Lake Shore Drive.

The 47-story Cirrus building promises more than 360 condos priced starting in the $400,000s. Meanwhile, the neighboring Cascade building will stand 37-stories high, complete with around 500 rental apartments.

It’s expected the first residents of Cascade will move in sometime in the summer of 2021. New residents should move into Cirrus later that year. Eventually plans also call for a third residential tower on the north side of the property, which for now

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New Construction Condos ChicagoLarge floor plans and a great location are just a couple of reasons you’re sure to fall in love with the new 3150 N Southport Ave condos. While the property has some exceptional qualities, we’ve narrowed it down to just three. 

Spacious Floor Plans 

If you’re looking for more square footage, the building is a great choice. The single floor condos range in size from around 1,300 to 2,500 square feet of living space, including both two and three-bedroom designs. Some units also come with private balconies or roof decks for outdoor space.

Luxury Finishes 

The building also offers some impressive finishes. New buyers have their choice of some of the latest luxury designs, including flooring, countertops, lighting and more. 

Prime Southport

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Tribune Tower ResidencesFrom the most expensive unit to the building’s most unique space, the Tribune Tower Residences are full of surprises. Before you buy, here are three things to know about living at the former home of the Chicago Tribune. 

Prices at the Chicago landmark starting in the $700,000s, but only go up from there. Residential options top out at around $7 million, with the priciest 22nd floor unit including four-bedrooms, dramatic windows and soaring ceilings. 

Of course, the amenities are outstanding. The building includes a golf simulator, plus a gym and spa topped by meeting rooms, a landscaped courtyard and event space. A higher level of the building also includes an indoor swimming pool, sundeck, and outdoor terrace. 

If you’re looking for spectacular

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Just a few short steps away from everything you need and desire in West Town, the new Paulina Collection condos provide a great addition to one of Chicago’s most desirable neighborhoods. Close to shopping, dining and public transportation, the new condos also sit close to local parks and schools. 

Made up of three separate buildings, the property includes just 17 homes, including both two- and four-bedroom floor plans in either a duplex, simplex or penthouse suite design. Every home in the development comes with coveted outdoor space, plus garage parking is also included with each home. While some units are already sold, there are still some desirable units available to choose from.

New buyers can expect to find such high-end additions as quartz

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Printers Row Lofts For SaleIf you're looking for the ultimate urban loft in Chicago's Printer’s Row, here are 3 options to consider if your budget tops out around $400,000.

The Pope Building

Located in the heart of eclectic Printer's Row is the Pope Building. The Pope rises 12 stories high and features units ranging in size from studios up to 3 bedrooms. Interior features include central air, hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, and plenty of extra storage space. Common amenities at The Pope include a bike room, coin laundry for those without in-unit machines, an elevator in-building, and extra storage area. The historic Pope Building is also just a few steps away from CTA bus and train stops, a bike shop, a theatre, and a number of chain retailers. 

The Transportation

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Luxury Chicago Apartments Are you planning to be in the market for a new Chicago apartment soon? If so, we have a few buildings in mind that may be the perfect place to start your search...

The Parker Fulton Market

Also known as The Parker Fulton Market, 730 W Couch Place has plenty of deals to offer renters this fall. Options include a studio floor plan with around 522 square feet of living space, or a great deal on a one-bedroom plan in this highly sought-after building.

NEMA Chicago

With a prime location on Grant Park, NEMA Chicago delivers plenty of luxurious amenities and some great deals. For the fall consider several different floor plans, including studios, one and two-bedroom designs. 

1140 N. Wells

Located at 1140 N Wells, Old Town Park is a newer

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Luxury Chicago ApartmentsLooking for a lavish and luxurious apartment in the heart of Downtown Chicago this fall? Here's where you'll find some of the city's most impressive apartments currently on the market...

61 E. Banks

61 Banks Street is ideally located on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago’s distinguished Gold Coast. This property is an ultra-luxury boutique building designed by award-winning architect Booth Hansen. There are units for rent ranging in size from a studio all the way up to a massive 3000 sq. ft. 4-bedroom apartment. Interiors are made extremely spacious with the high ceilings and large windows that let in plenty of natural light. Residents here will enjoy a number of amenities as well, including a 24/7 concierge, secured entry, huge rooftop terrace area,

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New Eastside Condos For RentLooking for a new condo for rent in Chicago's breathtaking New Eastside neighborhood? We've got you covered! Here's a look at a few buildings with amazing rentals currently on the market.

340 on the Park

With views overlooking area parks, the lake and the river, 340 on the Park provides the ultimate location for condo renters in the New Eastside. The property offers up private terraces, plus building amenities extending from the indoor lap pool and winter garden to a fitness center. Current rentals include everything from one- to three-bedroom floor plans.

Aqua Chicago

 Aqua, meanwhile, offers options ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. New tenants can expect to find sweeping floor to ceiling windows, balconies and some incredible lake and

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Chicago Home SalesHome sales in Chicago took another dive in June, marking the 12th month in a row for declines. While more than 2,700 Chicago homes sold this past June, that’s about 13.3-percent lower than a year ago.

Broadening it out to the nine-county metro area, around 12,000 homes sold in June. That’s down 11.6-percent when compared to June of last year.

Both figures represent a much higher drop than we’ve seen with home sales across the country. When looking nationwide, home sales fell a reported 2.2-percent in June over a year ago. Some experts suggest the drop could be linked to a current lack of confidence in the economy.

Home sales year-to-date are also down 7.7-percent in Chicago when compared to the first half of 2018. As for the larger metro area,

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If you’re searching for a new multi-family investment in Chicago you may want to consider looking in the Pilsen neighborhood. Although hardly ground-breaking news, Pilsen is still an especially great choice right now for investors for a variety of reasons.

Many of the city's most savvy investors have all reported buying multi-family properties in the area a few years back, fixing them up, and selling them in more recent months at a considerable profit. In some cases, buyers say they’ve cashed in at a return of 36 to 51-percent higher than their original investment, which could be sustainable for just a bit longer. 

These aren’t unique cases, either. Many property owners in Pilsen and other neighborhoods to the west also say they’ve been able to

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