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Uptown Chicago Lofts For SaleWhile several downtown neighborhoods like River North, Printer’s Row, and the West Loop are well-known for their residential loft conversions, buyers can also find some pretty unique loft opportunities up on Chicago’s north side as well. And while options may be a little more scattered throughout the area, here are three great buildings to consider if you won’t settle for anything less than a sweet new loft just outside of downtown. 

Lofts at 1800

If you’re already familiar with The Lofts at 1800, you might agree that’s it’s arguably one of the most desirable loft conversions on the north side of town. Interior finishes are highly upgraded, and the wide range of floor plans ensures plenty of different options at various price ranges. 

1000 W.

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Vista Tower Condos Chicago’s highest-profile condo development under construction has officially reached its half-way point, according to a new report out from Curbed. Earlier in the month, constriction crews poured the concrete slab to the building’s 50th floor, which is just shy of 20 months since the official ground breaking ceremony.

Once finished Vista Tower will reach 1,198 feet high and rise 101 stories above ground. It’ll also be Chicago’s 3rd tallest tower when completed, although that ranking may not last should the super-tall 1,422-foot tower next to the Tribune Tower be built.

Vista Tower was designed by renowned Chicago architect Jeanne Gang in collaboration with bKL Architecture and Hirsch Bedner Associates. The building is slated to include luxury

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South Loop DevelopmentAs widespread development continues over on the West Loop, Chicago’s South Loop also seems to be booming right now, especially as progress is made on The 78, Riverline, and Southbank projects.

Just recently, though, another major apartment development was announced for the area, which would include two 14-story towers that would stand at the southwest corner of Wells and Harrison streets.

The development is officially being called Alta Grand Central and is a joint-collaboration between D2 and Atlanta-based Wood Partners. The sleek glass design, which can be viewed on the construction blog Building Up Chicago, is from Chicago-based

Pappageorge Haymes Partners.
Further details don’t yet appear to be available, although equipment already appears to

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Chicago Condo Buildings with Lake ViewsIf sprawling, unobstructed views of Lake Michigan are at the top of your wish list, we have a few condo buildings in mind that present buyers with exactly that.... 

1500 N. Lake Shore Dr.

With direct views of Lake Michigan, you certainly cannot go wrong with 1500 N. Lakeshore Drive. This 1920s era building offers up a variety of unique floor plans, with multi-million dollar units just as jaw-dropping on the inside.

189 E. Lake Shore

Also featuring the luxury of lake views, 189 E. Lake Shore capitalizes on its location with an array of upscale additions. The full-service building also allows for the convenience of parking.

1540 N. Lake Shore

Fantastic lake views are additionally possible from within 1540 N. Lake Shore. The building

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Looking for a luxury condo in Chicago with the best views money can buy? Several high-profile buildings currently have a penthouse unit currently on the market right now, which are all must-see for any serious buyer who only wants the best of the best...

Waldorf Astoria

With the luxury of private elevator access and a full floor of living space, 11 E Walton currently lists a spectacular penthouse unit. The gracious unit boasts soaring ceilings and a large amount of outdoor space. 

Four Seasons Chicago

With an exclusive address topping the Four Seasons Hotel, 132 E Delaware enjoys a prime setting with admirable, hotel amenities. A luxurious corner duplex unit on the market presents its own art theatre, wine room and dramatic ceilings and

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There's no better way to experience downtown Chicago living than inside an extravagant, new construction loft or condo building. And if you're planning to be in the market for a newly built condo sometime in 2018, here's a closer look at where we recommend you begin your search.

The Ronsley

Much like the weather, the real estate market is heating up in Chicago, with some impressive new construction condos on the market, including those within The Ronsley. Luxury options exist within the trendy new River North property, providing for loft units joined by high ceilings and outdoor terraces.

351 W. Huron

Also in River North, 351 W Huron delivers spacious, full-floor condos with direct elevator access. The luxury extends to private terraces and

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West Loop Construction It doesn’t appear that large-scale development in the West Loop will be slowing down anytime soon, especially as several more major projects get ready to break ground in this rapidly-growing part of the Windy City.

Earlier this spring, developers behind Gr333n, a 19-story office tower at 333 N. Green Street, secured a building permit, and foundation work for the project has already gotten underway. Look for Gr333n to be wrapped up sometime in early 2020, at which point London-based advertising firm WPP will officially open its new Chicago offices.

Union West is also another high-profile project in the works for the West Loop, which will stand 15-stories high and include 358 apartment residences, parking for just 255 vehicles, and 12,000 square feet

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Chicago Condo Towers with Rentals AvailableSummer in Chicago is a busy time for the rental market, which means anyone looking for a new apartment in the coming weeks and months should face plenty of competition. But if you know where to look and also consider a location that has lots of different options, your quest to find the perfect new downtown apartment may be a little easier, and a whole lot less stressful. So as you begin your search, here's a quick look at 3 top buildings that all have strong rental inventory heading into this year's busy season...

8 E. Huron

Once such location is the boutique tower of 8 East Huron. The building provides sophisticated rentals ranging from junior one-bedrooms to three-bedroom residences, with sleek designs and impressive skyline views.

340 E.

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Chicago Lofts Under $400KLofts in Chicago are often some the fastest moving properties on the market, which is especially true for mid-level units priced somewhere between $300,000 and $400,000. In neighborhoods like the West Loop, condos and lofts at nearly every price point are selling faster than ever, and even in other parts of the city like River North and the South Loop, you’ll find that a well-priced loft-style condo won’t last long. So if you’re working somewhere inside of that $300,000 to $400,000 budget, jump start your loft search by seeing what’s currently available inside these top loft conversions.

520 S. State

Also known as Library Tower, 520 S State offers a wide variety of floor plans within a desirable setting. It’s possible, too, to find a one or

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Chicago Housing Market NewsIt’s no secret that the spring season is usually the busiest time of the year for the housing market, and while that certainly isn’t expected to change in 2018, some industry pros feel this year could be one of the most competitive markets we’ve seen in years.

According to recent data from realtor.com®, inventory has been on a downslide for 42 consecutive months, and also already down 8.5% compared to just one year ago. Furthermore, homes are also selling faster all across the country, even as home prices continue to increase. In fact, compared to last February, home prices across the U.S. have already jumped another 10%, and this upward climb isn’t expected to drop anytime soon given buyer demand remains strong heading into the busy season.

Along with

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