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Park Tower Condos 800 North MichganChicago condos have been hot in 2013, with inventory low in this market full of incredible residences. That's why it's exciting for potential Chicago condo buyers when they hear about top-tier condos available in the city's most desirable locations, and no where could that be more representative than in the amazing array of condos available at 800 North Michigan – Park Tower, a grouping of 117 condos on 67 floors that sit atop the world-famous Park Hyatt Chicago Hotel.

Lucien Lagrange Architects designed this building back in 2000, and ever since, it has been one of the most sought-after condo spaces in the Windy City, and in addition to the stellar architectural and interior qualities of this building, much of its desirability has to do with location.

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Search Chicago Condos For SaleWhen it comes to buying a condo in Chicago, some home buyers have a general idea of what neighborhood they prefer, while others even have a designated list of buildings in which they hope to find a new place. Whether it’s a community’s general feel and atmosphere or the location and amenities of a particular downtown Chicago condo building, it’s not uncommon in the world of Chicago real estate for buyers to have predetermined choices in mind before even beginning the home buying process.

For those Chicago home buyers in particular, our website is specifically designed to make the search for your dream condo and easy and efficient as possible. Are you searching for a Chicago condo for sale in a specific neighborhood? No problem! All you have to do is

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Chicago condos flying off the marketThe Chicago condo market continues to benefit from increased competition and buyer demand, as prices hit a 32-month high in June, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices.

Prices for both condos and single family homes reached high levels to begin the summer buying season, with condo prices up an additional 4.6 percent to the single family homes’ 3.3 percent rise in prices on a month-over-month basis.

This data puts Chicago condo prices back to where they were in April 2002, signaling a return to normalcy for the condo and housing market in the greater Chicagoland area. Also eye-popping is the fact that condo prices are 23.5 percent higher than where they were from the low experienced in March 2012.

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River North Condos For SaleWhether you’re an established Chicagoan living in the city full time or are just looking for a stylish in-town condo you can call home several times a year, River North may offer some of the best 1-bedroom options in all of downtown. Most people know River North for its upscale restaurants, unique culture and the exquisite River North Gallery District, but when it comes to finding a great deal on chic, fashionable condos housed in high-end full-service residential buildings, there’s no other place in Chicago quite like north of the river.

Dozens of well-known condo buildings are situated in River North with perhaps the most recognizable being Trump Tower Chicago at 401 N. Wabash. But if you happen to be looking for a great River North 1 Bedroom condo

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Although Chicago’s real estate market has improved significantly over the past 18 months, home buyers and real estate investors still want to find great deals on available homes and condos for sale in the downtown area. To do so, many often turn to short sales in neighborhoods like Streeterville and the Gold Coast, and while the Streeterville short sale market isn’t as active as it was this time last year, there are still a few short sale condos on the market that hold an exceptional value.

Many home buyers often avoid short sale transactions due to the complexity and uncertainty of such a transaction, but in some instances, short sales are far less difficult than some initially anticipate. In short, a short sale

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Chicago condo real estate newsMuch of the nation’s housing market has gained momentum over the past year due in part to a diminishing inventory ramping up buyer demand and boosting competition, creating a seller’s market. In Chicago, that trend has been exemplified by the area’s condo market.

According to a recent report from Crain’s Chicago Business, downtown Chicago condo sales are up by more than half this year compared to last and that increase has put a serious dent in the inventory of unsold units. This has led to developers pondering their next move for the next major city condo project to satisfy hungry condo buyers.

Everyone is still waiting to see exactly who steps up and gets underway with the next huge condo development.

“The reason to be first is while you're out

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Condos at 250 E. Pearson in ChicagoWith the Streeterville neighborhood being filled with so many extravagant high-rise condo buildings, it’s sometimes easy to overlook one that’s loaded with desirable features, first-rate living amenities, and of course a great overall value. And while numerous Streeterville condo buildings may not get the appreciation they deserve, one particular address that seems to be a bit more underrated than it should be is 250 E. Pearson. The condos at 250 E. Pearson, which is also simply known as The Pearson, truly are exceptional and aside from all the spectacular interior features each unit possesses, 250 E. Pearson is conveniently positioned in one of the best locations in all of Streeterville.

Situated directly across the street from Lake Shore Park,

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Lake Shore Drive Real Estate in ChicagoLiving on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago can be compared to living on Madison Avenue in New York or Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. Despite being downtown Chicago’s busiest and most used thoroughfare, Lake Shore Drive real estate is still at a premium and is all about status and prestige. For home buyers searching the downtown Chicago real estate market from out of town, Lake Shore Drive may just seem like nothing more than a noisy, heavily traveled highway built to funnel drivers in and out of the city. But for those who know and love Chicago for what it is, real estate along Lake Shore Drive is a status symbol that’s understood well by locals and something that’s particularly sought-out by luxury home buyers who want the best of what the Windy City has to

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Chicago condosCombining elements of classic architecture with state-of-the-art modern amenities that would entice any condo buyer, the residences at Ten East Delaware truly represent the best of both worlds when it comes to Chicago condo living. Located just blocks from beautiful Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile, this building in the heart of the Gold Coast is home to some of the most refined and sought-after Chicago dwellings available.

The huge windows in this building offer amazing views of the downtown Chicago skyline, and apartments are equipped with superbly upkept hardwood floors, not to mentioned over sized ceilings and large floor plans. And if culinary excellence factors into the equation for your Chicago condo purchase, the residences at Ten East

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With world-renowned eateries like Alinea and Avec, Chicago has made its way to the forefront on national culinary excellence over the past decade or so. For Chicago condo owners and the city's residents, living in areas like River North, the Gold Coast, Streeterville and Lincoln Park often means quick and easy access to some of the finest dining and libations in the nation, and a recent report from Crain's Chicago Business gave the details on some stellar additions to this fine city's bustling food and beverage culture.

First off, there's Three Dots and a Dash, located beneath Lettuce Entertain You's Bub City at 435 N. Clark Street in River North. What is it, you ask? Why only the city's most hip tiki bar, with Polynesian and Hawaiian-style drinks and

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