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Old Town Park ChicagoThe final Old Town Park apartment tower is now under construction. Crews recently began work on the new high-rise on Chicago’s Near North Side.

Phase three of Old Town Park consists of a 41-story building complete with more than 450 rental units. The building will also provide space for offices on its lower levels, a parking garage and a sixth-floor amenity deck.

The new tower joins the already complete phase one high-rise and the phase two tower, which is currently still under construction at the corner of Hill and Wells streets. The second tower plans to open up early next year and is already pre-leasing units to prospective new tenants.

It’s all part of a plan to turn the old Atrium Village housing complex into a new, redeveloped site. An

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Residential DevelopmentMore than 860 new residential units are coming to Lakeshore East. Crews recently broke ground on the new Cirrus and Cascade buildings, which will eventually rise up separately from a shared parking podium and landscaped park, connecting up to the Chicago Lakefront Trail and lower Lake Shore Drive.

The 47-story Cirrus building promises more than 360 condos priced starting in the $400,000s. Meanwhile, the neighboring Cascade building will stand 37-stories high, complete with around 500 rental apartments.

It’s expected the first residents of Cascade will move in sometime in the summer of 2021. New residents should move into Cirrus later that year. Eventually plans also call for a third residential tower on the north side of the property, which for now

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New Construction Condos ChicagoLarge floor plans and a great location are just a couple of reasons you’re sure to fall in love with the new 3150 N Southport Ave condos. While the property has some exceptional qualities, we’ve narrowed it down to just three. 

Spacious Floor Plans 

If you’re looking for more square footage, the building is a great choice. The single floor condos range in size from around 1,300 to 2,500 square feet of living space, including both two and three-bedroom designs. Some units also come with private balconies or roof decks for outdoor space.

Luxury Finishes 

The building also offers some impressive finishes. New buyers have their choice of some of the latest luxury designs, including flooring, countertops, lighting and more. 

Prime Southport

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Luxury Chicago Apartments Are you planning to be in the market for a new Chicago apartment soon? If so, we have a few buildings in mind that may be the perfect place to start your search...

The Parker Fulton Market

Also known as The Parker Fulton Market, 730 W Couch Place has plenty of deals to offer renters this fall. Options include a studio floor plan with around 522 square feet of living space, or a great deal on a one-bedroom plan in this highly sought-after building.

NEMA Chicago

With a prime location on Grant Park, NEMA Chicago delivers plenty of luxurious amenities and some great deals. For the fall consider several different floor plans, including studios, one and two-bedroom designs. 

1140 N. Wells

Located at 1140 N Wells, Old Town Park is a newer

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Chicago Home SalesHome sales in Chicago took another dive in June, marking the 12th month in a row for declines. While more than 2,700 Chicago homes sold this past June, that’s about 13.3-percent lower than a year ago.

Broadening it out to the nine-county metro area, around 12,000 homes sold in June. That’s down 11.6-percent when compared to June of last year.

Both figures represent a much higher drop than we’ve seen with home sales across the country. When looking nationwide, home sales fell a reported 2.2-percent in June over a year ago. Some experts suggest the drop could be linked to a current lack of confidence in the economy.

Home sales year-to-date are also down 7.7-percent in Chicago when compared to the first half of 2018. As for the larger metro area,

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If you’re searching for a new multi-family investment in Chicago you may want to consider looking in the Pilsen neighborhood. Although hardly ground-breaking news, Pilsen is still an especially great choice right now for investors for a variety of reasons.

Many of the city's most savvy investors have all reported buying multi-family properties in the area a few years back, fixing them up, and selling them in more recent months at a considerable profit. In some cases, buyers say they’ve cashed in at a return of 36 to 51-percent higher than their original investment, which could be sustainable for just a bit longer. 

These aren’t unique cases, either. Many property owners in Pilsen and other neighborhoods to the west also say they’ve been able to

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Looking for the right high-rise condo to rent in Chicago's fabulous Lincoln Park neighborhood? Here's where we recommend starting your search right now....

930 W. Altgeld 

One of those top buildings is Elevate Lincoln Park. This 10-story building sits at 930 W Altgeld, with high-rise rentals topping the availability of ground-level retail space. The pet-friendly building also offers its residents access to a fitness center, plunge pool, a courtyard and a rooftop deck. 

2550 N. Lakeview

Located at 2550 N Lakeview, Lincoln Park 2550 offers some impressive views overlooking the lake and the harbor. Residents of the building are also treated to a private park, fitness center and an indoor lap pool, along with a movie theater and a dog exercise

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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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