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If having your own private balcony with a spectacular view of downtown Chicago is high up on your wish list, check out several of Streeterville's top luxury condo buildings that feature private balconies.  

530 N. Lake Shore

Overlooking the lake and nearby Navy Pier, 530 N Lake Shore provides an ideal location for admiring views of the surrounding area. It’s made even easier with the addition of floor-to-ceiling windows and the enjoyment of spacious private balconies. 

840 N. Lake Shore

Additional views of the lake are possible from 840 N Lake Shore. The high rise also offers up some private balconies, with a premier location that’s found just across from Lake Shore Park. 

RiverView

For luxury condos overlooking the river, consider the

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Palmolive CondosDating back to the late 1920s, the Palmolive may just be the coolest condo high-rise in all of Chicago. The vintage building gains its namesake from none other than the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Corporation. 

Not long after the building opened, crews added a rotating beacon to its very top, used to help guide in airplanes to a safe landing at Midway Airport. Named to honor aviator Charles Lindbergh, the site became one of the city’s most visible landmarks.

Then, around 1960 Playboy moved into the building, setting up its very first Playboy Club on the ground floor. Within a few years the company expanded, setting up its headquarters in the tower and changing its name to the Playboy Building, in huge illuminated lettering.

In more recent years a new

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River North PenthousesIf you're looking to live at the top of the world, or at the very least pretty dang close to it, here are 3 River North condo buildings with a penthouse unit currently on the market. 

645 N. Kingsbury

Found at 645 N Kingsbury, the Admiral’s Pointe Condos delight with a River North address and some impressive skyline, river and park views. Right now, a penthouse with a private balcony, hardwood floors and a large master suite is available in this prime building.

720 N. Larrabee

A corner penthouse unit is also available right now at 720 N Larrabee. The three-bedroom, 2.5-bath condo offers 2,700 square feet of living space and incredible 180-degree views. You’ll also find floor-to-ceiling windows, upscale appliances, continuous bamboo flooring

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Chicago Apartment NewsWith a range of amenities and the desirability of newer construction, 600 N Lake Shore Drive provides an enviable location for prospective residents to call home. Currently the building has a number of units on the market, including some rentals.

The largest rental right now at 600 N Lake Shore is a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath unit. This particular home includes 2,100 square feet of living space with a newly remodeled kitchen and private living space.

The building also offers several two-bedroom, two-bath units for rent. The two-bedrooms for rent start at nearly 1,300 square feet of living space, while the largest offers 1,700 square feet of space with plenty of upgrades and fantastic views.

The most affordable rentals currently on the market in the

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Ontario Place Condos For SaleFound at 10 E Ontario, Ontario Place presents plenty of options for renters in 2019. While there are several good reasons to rent in the building, we’ve narrowed it down to just three.

The Amenities

The first great reason to rent at Ontario Place is its amenities. The high-rise building offers an outdoor swimming pool and sundeck, a rooftop park, a fitness center, a doorman and more.

The Floor Plans

The building also offers some fantastic floor plans. Renters have the option of a one- or two-bedroom unit, although there are also some junior one-bedrooms in the building, as well.

The Location

Yet another great reason to choose the building is its location and its views. Found in River North, all condos in the building have private

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What's For Rent at Waldorf AstoriaThe fashionable Waldorf Astoria Residences not only provide an exceptional address, but also the appeal of high-end amenities and impeccable style. Right now, you’ll find a small, yet enviable collection of residences for rent in the building.

This includes two units featuring three-bedrooms and 3.5-baths. One of these condos offers around 2,600 square feet of living space. 

The other three-bedroom, 3.5-bath condo on the market in the building provides for 3,500 square feet of living space. It also includes two balconies, a fireplace, a gourmet kitchen and lake views.

The largest unit currently available for rent at Waldorf Astoria is a four-bedroom, 4.5-bath unit. This particular home includes 4,000 square feet of living space, with both city

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Luxury Chicago LoftsIf you're in the market for a lavish and luxurious loft in Chicago, we have a number of places that may just be the perfect fit. And lucky for you, each currently has available inventory - but probably not for long!

The Ronsley

A seven-figure budget makes The Ronsley a great place to begin your search. The property currently has several three- and four-bedroom units on the market, many of which are in the multi-million-dollar range. The stunning penthouse units here command a large amount of square footage in a tri-plex design.

Union Square Lofts

Found at 333 W Hubbard, the Union Square Lofts also present a great location with some units topping $1 million. This price point easily affords a three-bedroom condo with high ceilings, a large deck

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Chicago Multi-Family HomesLooking to invest in a 2-flat multi-family home in Chicago in 2019? Here's our short list of where to start your search.

Portage Park 2-Flats

The Portage Park neighborhood is filled with a large number of two-flats, providing plenty of options for those moving to the area. Some of these residences date back to the early 1900s, filled with charming attributes. Popular with young families, Portage Park is also home to a large park of the same name.

Logan Square 2-Flats 

More options can be found in the historic Logan Square neighborhood. You’ll find a number of delightful two-flats in this neighborhood, some nicely updated to incorporate the charm of older construction with more modern inclusions. Many of these residences are just a short

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Chicago Apartment Buildings For SaleIf you’re looking for an investment opportunity in Chicago right now, the south side may be the place to look in 2019. Investors are finding a number of great reasons to invest in area apartment buildings, and it's a trend doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

The opportunity for cash flow is one of the best reasons. While it may be rare in most big cities, investors in the south side are said to be consistently finding between eight to 12-percent cap rates.

Another reason to invest in south side apartments right now is the potential for appreciation. A majority of south side neighborhoods are seeing high apartment building appreciation, with some buildings appreciating more than 100-percent.

This part of Chicago is also luring in a

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Rent in Chicago PricesIf you’re looking for a rental in Chicago, the price you pay may depend on what time of year you do your search. According to a recent report from Renthop, Chicago rental prices peak in the fall.

While rent prices in Chicago are often the highest in September and October, you may be able to get a better deal. Prices in the Windy City typically tend to dip the most in March and April. According to Renthop that may be tied to the city’s typically cold winters.

The apartment ranking website looked at ten of the nation’s most populous cities and found Chicago had some of the biggest shifts in rental prices tied to the season, particularly in terms of two-bedroom apartments. It could mean shelling out an extra $176 per month. When it comes to

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