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Lofts Chicago Timber lofts are some of the coolest properties you’ll find on the Chicago real estate market. Often housed inside old warehouses and re-vamped industrial buildings, most timber lofts for sale in Chicago also feature huge open layouts, sprawling exposed brick walls, and expansive industrial-size windows that let in plenty of natural light. But because of their uniqueness and high-level of desirability, timber lofts in Chicago are often quite pricey, unless you’re lucky enough to find an available unit inside one of these fabulous buildings…

701 W. Jackson

Finding an available loft in or around the West Loop for under $400,000 has become increasingly difficult, but every now and then you might find something here at 701 W. Jackson. Close to the

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Back in late July, an offer to turn 1400 N. Lake Short Drive back into apartments was denied by owners of the building, narrowly missing the 75 percent approval requirement set forth by Illinois law. Now, just over a couple weeks later, a second vote has reportedly been approved and New York-based developer ESG Kullen will in fact move forward with its original condo deconversion plan for the 391-unit vintage high-rise on Chicago’s lakefront.

According to Crain’s, the deal is nearly identical to the first offer and will pay owners around $425 per square foot, which is a significant jump from recent sales in the building that tallied just $300 per square foot.

Despite the increase, however, condo owners against the deal are worried they won’t be able

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Chicago Condo NewsResidents at 1400 N. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood recently rejected a de-conversion offer from a New York-based investor, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.

As mentioned in the report, ESG Kullen offered $111 million for the building, which if approved by owners, would’ve been Chicago’s most expensive de-conversion deal to date. In order for such a deal to be approved, 75 percent of condo owners much approve the offer under Illinois law, and the final vote of 74.6 percent came up just short.

Also noted by Crain’s, ESG’s offer would’ve paid owners close to $410 per square foot, which is quite an increase from the roughly $300 per square foot some units inside the building sold for most recently.

Condo building de-conversions in

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Chicago New Construction Condos Many of Chicago’s most spectacular new construction condo developments are scattered throughout the heart of downtown in neighborhoods like Streeterville, River North, and even the Loop. But if you’re looking for a newly built condo somewhere outside of the hustle and bustle of Chicago’s city center, here are a few desirable options that may just fit your needs…

Alcove MDP

One of the most anticipated developments is Alcove MDP. Named for its location between Milwaukee, Division and Paulina, the new property aims to bring more than 40 new condos and a dozen townhomes to the area of Wicker Park. Set for a 2020 delivery, options will range from two- to five-bedrooms.

Norweta Row

More fantastic new construction options exist within Norweta Row.

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Looking for a new construction condo in Lakeview this fall? We have several buildings in mind that might just be the perfect fit.

707-711 W. Buckingham

The luxury condos of 707-711 W Buckingham offer up custom cabinetry and high-end appliances. This boutique property includes several three- bedroom, two-bath units, many with at least 1,800 square feet of living space and a desirable address.

3342 N. Sheffield

Meanwhile, another new construction condo building in Lakeview worth checking out is at 3342 N Sheffield. Options here include a three-bedroom with high ceilings or a top floor penthouse unit. New buyers can expect to find such extras throughout the building as custom cabinetry, wide plank flooring, dual decks and some garage parking.

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Lincoln Yards ChicagoMore details were recently announced regarding Sterling Bay’s massive new Lincoln Yards development, which if completed will transform nearly 53 ares along the north branch of the Chicago River. 

According to a report from Curbed, Sterling Bay is planning to add a jaw-dropping 12 million square feet of residential, commercial, and retail space in all, which would bring 5,000 residential units, 23,000 on-site jobs, and roughly 6,200 parking spaces to the former industrial site. 

The average building height at Lincoln Yards is planned to measure just 300 feet, although some of the development’s largest towers could reach 700 or 800 feet, according to developers.

Renderings for the project have also been released, but final designs could change

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Uptown CondosWith the recent makeover to the Wilson CTA station, the recent announcement of the Uptown Theatre renovations, and of course the neighborhood’s prime lakefront location on Chicago’s highly desirable north side, Uptown is quickly become a great place to search for a new condo. Filled with both vintage rehabs and a growing number of boutique new construction condo developments, there’s also something for everyone in Uptown, making it an even more attractive location to consider. So to hep get your condo search started, here are three Uptown buildings that recently caught our eye that we think might fit your needs…

4627 N. Beacon

One of Uptown’s newest additions, 4627 N. Beacon has a chic contemporary feel that screams luxury. Units are equipped with

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River West Condos ChicagoLooking to buy a Chicago condo just outside of downtown? If so, here's where we recommend starting your search in the rapidly growing River West neighborhood.

Caden James

At seven stories high, the Caden James offers up newer construction condos in a boutique setting. The building provides for three- and four-bedroom units with private balconies and a more affordable price point.

950 W. Huron

Meanwhile, 950 W Huron allows for a variety of floor plans with such extras as private balconies and a rooftop deck. Expect to find plenty of upgrades here too, including some granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and wood flooring.

859 W. Erie

Yet more options exist within 859 W Erie. The property provides large units with access to a

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Printers Row Lofts For SaleLofts for sale in Chicago can get expensive, especially in some of downtown's hottest neighborhoods. In the South Loop, Printer's Row certainly qualifies as a top place to call home, but not every loft here has to break the bank. And to prove it, here are just a few examples of where you might find units under $400,000...

600 S. Dearborn

The lofts of 600 S Dearborn offer up outstanding city and lake views, with spacious units priced under $400,000. The price point also allows for an exercise room, doorman, and sits within a short stroll of shopping, dining and entertainment.

161 W. Harrison

Meanwhile, it’s also possible to find a two-bedroom unit at 161 W Harrison priced under $400,000. This building includes large windows, plentiful upgrades

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Chicago Edgewater CondosEdgwater’s location right alongside the lakefront means many condo towers in the neighborhood offer sparkling, panoramic views of Lake Michigan. And while the list goes far beyond just a few buildings, here are a few that we’ve identified as offering some of the best lake views on Chicago’s far north side. 

5555 N. Sheridan 

Widely thought of as being Edgewater’s most iconic building, condo residences at the Edgewater Beach Apartments tower also feature exceptional views of the neighborhood and lakefront. Originally built back in 1928, it’s also the perfect place to begin a condo search if you’re someone who appreciate vintage charm and character. 

6007 N. Sheridan 

If you love the high-rise lifestyle but don’t necessarily prefer a building

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