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Chicago Holiday Season EventsIt’s not too late to get in on holiday fun in Chicago. From live holiday entertainment to ice skating, it’s all happening in Chicago this holiday season. Take a closer look below at just some of the fun things going on around town that we're excited about most.

Christmas Around the World-Museum of Science+Industry

Now-Late December

The holidays are in full swing at the Museum of Science+Industry in Chicago. The museum’s Christmas Around the World celebration includes some live performances and even ornament making the weekend before Christmas.

ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo

 Now-Jan 6

Even the Lincoln Park Zoo is getting in on the holiday spirit. If you haven’t made it out to ZooLights you still have time. With millions of lights to take

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Lakeshore East CondosChicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood is where you’ll find some of the Windy City’s most mesmerizing residential high-rises, which often feature incredible living spaces and even better views. Not surprisingly, condos for sale in Lakeshore East can often get a bit pricey, especially in high-profile buildings like Vista Tower and Aqua. 

If you know where to look, however, Lakeshore East can still be a place buyers will find great deals on condos listed under $500,000. And to prove it, take a closer look at what's currently on the market inside these Lakeshore East buildings and see for yourself!

400 E. Randolph 

Although 400 E. Randolph is one of the neighborhood’s older buildings, it’s a great place to start a condo search under $400,000 because

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New Condo Listings in Downtown ChicagoTired or browsing the same luxury condo listings in Chicago? Take a closer look at what's available inside these spectacular buildings, which all have newly listed units now on the market. 

The Chandler

With views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier, 450 E Waterside Drive presents some impressive options in condo living. The Chandler tower also offers up a rooftop swimming pool, a fitness center and available parking. New listings in the building include both one- and three-bedroom units.

2 E. Erie

In comparison, 2 E Erie offers up a full-service building with a modern, high-rise setting. New on the market is a renovated three-bedroom, three-bath unit, with more than 2,100 square feet of living space 

Ritz Carlton Residences

Presenting an

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Edgewater Chicago CondosIf a sprawling, unobstructed view of Lake Michigan is high up on your condo buying wish list, Chicago's highly underrated Edgewater neighborhood must be a location you consider. Providing residents with easy access to the beach and lake views that are arguably better than anywhere in town, here are just several Edgewater condo buildings that won't disappoint in the views department. 

5415 N. Sheridan 

Floor-to-ceiling windows accent the views from 5415 N Sheridan. The building overlooks the lake, with open floor plans, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, racquetball courts and a location close to everything.

6101 N. Sheridan

Not to be outdone, the condos of 6101 N Sheridan also offer up some stunning views of Lake Michigan, as well. This

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Lakview Chicago Condos Best ViewsLooking for a Lakeview condo that not only features a beautiful living space but also views that will blow your guests away? We have a few buildings in mind that may just offer exactly that.

3500 N. Lake Shore

With sweeping views of Lake Michigan, Lincoln Park and the city, 3500 N Lake Shore delights in a prime Chicago setting. Just two units per floor give new buyers an advantage, while a roof deck certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the surrounding area.

3150 N. Lake Shore

Perched high above the Lakeview neighborhood, 3150 N Lake Shore allows for impressive views of the park, the lake and Belmont Harbor. This established building supplies large floor plans, along with amazing access to the city below.

3330 N. Lake Shore

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Halsted Flats Building For SaleOne of Lakeview’s most prominent luxury apartment buildings has hit the market, according to a new report from Crain’s.

Developed as a joint venture between JDL Development and Harlem Irving, the luxury apartment building dubbed Hasted Flats, which is located at 3740 N. Halsted and houses 269 apartment residences, is just the latest high-profile rental building to hit the market as competition throughout Chicago continues to increase.

According to data from Integrea Realty Resources, more than 15,000 apartment units have been delivered over the past five years and developers will also be completing another 11,600 units through 2020.

It’s still uncertain what the asking price for Hasted Flats is right now, but the average rent inside the building is $2,499

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An impressive new rental project could be making its way to the northwest corner of Barry and Ashland, replacing a surface parking lot, small playground, and part of a small retail strip that currently occupies the site.

In order for the project to move forward, however, a zoning change will reportedly be required from the city.

As submitted, two different versions of the proposal have been made public, which show a six-story building that include either 65 or 79 apartment units, as well as garage parking for 77 cars, and two retail bays that feature 6,700 square feet of commercial space combined.

According to a report from Curbed, the proposal may be a but too dense given the surrounding area and distance from the “L,” but nothing has been ruled

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808 Wells ApartmentsAmli Residential is prepping to build an impressive 17-story, 297-unit apartment tower in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, according to Crain’s. If approved, the project will be built at 808 N. Wells, the northwest corner of Chicago Avenue and Wells Street.

Per the Crain’s report, Amli acquired the site from Smithfield Properties, which originally planned 23-story, 58-unit condo tower prior to the company’s owner passing away a couple years ago.

For now, the plan is to have apartments at 808 N. Wells average about 548 square feet and target millennials who are willing to give up more living space in exchange for lower rent and the ability to live close to work.

Amli currently owns over 20,000 apartment residences across the U.S. and currently has two

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Divvy bike sharing The Divvy bike sharing service still seems to be thriving as plans to add 36 more stations to accommodate more riders were just recently announced. 

Most recently, Divvy launched a new station at Malcom X College over on Chicago’s west side, and additional stations will reportedly be added in River North, Englewood, Ukrainian Village, and the Near West Side over the coming weeks and months. 

Divvy also released new and improved app features this year, which include better maps that highlight bike friendly roads and suggested routes rides may want to take based on station location. In addition, increased ride time for members from 30 minutes to 45 minutes and unveiling bike trains to move more bikes without carbon emissions were also on Divvy’s to-do

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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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