September 2014

Found 4 blog entries for September 2014.

Every year, Money Magazine creates a list of the best places to live in America, and this year Chicago made the cut as a "big city bargain". Although the list typically focuses on smaller communities (several Chicago suburbs were included), we're proud to be included as one of the best urban centers in the U.S. The rankings are based on livability, housing prices, and overall economic strength.


We have no doubt that the thriving business and tech communities, wonderful entertainment and culinary scenes, richly varied neighborhoods and of course the amazing real estate market that runs the gamut from glittering high rises to classic graystones and brownstones to elegant Art Deco mansions (and everything in between) helped ensure that Chicago made

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Home to some of Chicago's most exclusive real estate with properties ranging from palatial mansions with rich historical details to fully renovated modern lofts with industrial touches and luxurious contemporary high rise residences that soar above the city, the Near North side has a little something for everyone - if you have the cash, that is. Here's what $3 million real estate looks like in the desirable neighborhoods just north of the Loop, including the Gold Coast, Old Town, and Lincoln Park. Interested in any of these properties, or similar Near North Chicago homes? Contact our agents today!

401 North Wabash Avenue #53A: No list of high end Chicago condos would be complete without including the Trump! This three bedroom, four bathroom condo in

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The market for high end real estate in various downtown Chicago neighborhoods is definitely on the rise, with luxury condos located in and around the Loop leading the way. There many factors that contribute to the strong real estate market in the heart of the city, but the unique blend of urban living and convenience, amazing building amenities, and all sorts of entertainment right at one's fingertips all come into play. And the condos themselves aren't bad either - premium finishes, stunning reviews, and striking modern layouts tend to characterize these properties. Accordingly, here are a few examples of what $1.5 million will buy you in downtown Chicago - and if you are ready to start your own search, contact our real estate team today!

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While living in the dorms is a right of passage for most college students, some of them (and their parents, grandparents, or other relatives are choosing to skip the dorms and live in investment properties instead. Or sometimes the student makes the condo purchase themselves - this is particularly likely in the case of grad students or adults going back to school to make a career change.


It is a nice move if you can swing it. Not only will the student son or daughter get to live somewhere that's likely more comfortable, private, and spacious than a dorm room, the parents will reap the benefits of their real estate investment in the future. That said, it is important to remember that the student will likely only live in the place for four to

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