February 2015

Found 4 blog entries for February 2015.

Chicago may be the next major global tech hub - the next Silicon Valley. After all, we are a hotbed of innovation, with a large number of leading companies, start-ups, and plenty of young and hungry talent; what's more, we have the wonderful culture and environment to keep them happy, along with a thriving and comparatively affordable but just as luxurious real estate scene. Read more about why Forbes says that Chicago is perhaps the next hotbed of innovation, or contact us to learn more about the possibilities here.

It Starts With Location, Location, Location

Where you should move if you're working in the tech industry (or just want to invest early?) Most of the bigger companies are located in the River North, River West, and the West

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There are plenty of unique things about living in Chicago that most people are aware of - even if they haven't bought real estate or moved here yet. For instance, the iconic skyline, the icy winters but amazing summers, the remarkable architecture, and world class dining are all pretty well-known, but there are plenty of idiosyncratic aspects to living in the Windy City that you only learn about once you move here.

Here are our real estate team's top ten:

1. Chicago is home to 552 parks and fifteen miles of beaches. You can't quite appreciate the sheer amount of natural beauty and public green spaces we have until you check it out in person.

2. Our Art Institute is home to more Impressionist works (and other masterpieces) than any other

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An $800,000 budget will go far in Chicago, even if you are looking for a luxury condo in a downtown high rise or a property in one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods. Here are some of our favorite recent listings:

310 South Michigan #2203: This elegant two bedroom, two bath condo is located in an architecturally significant full amenity building on Michigan Avenue in the southeastern area of Chicago's Loop. With upgraded finishes throughout and amazing lake views from the Juliet balcony, built in bookshelves, and custom cabinetry, this is the perfect downtown Chicago home in the sky.


505 North Lakeshore Drive #5706: This three bedroom, three bath condo has unsurpassed views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier, along with a spacious

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$350,000 can get you a lot of value for your money in Chicago - even in desirable neighborhoods like the Near North Side, Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Kenwood Park, the Loop, the Gold Coast, and the River North. But we particularly love Lakeshore East - not that we're biased or anything, but we have to represent for our own favorite neighborhood! And of course, if you are interested in any of these properties, contact us today!

4950 South Beach Drive #19B: A 3000 square foot three bedroom, three bath residence located in an architecturally significant Art Deco building in Kenmore Park, this is one of the most interesting properties currently on the market in Chicago in this price range. The unit itself has elaborate crown molding, high

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