January 2016

Found 4 blog entries for January 2016.

While spring showers, flowers, and sunshine might seem all too far away at the moment, but we're really only about two months from the first warm temperatures and all of the many fun springtime activities that you can enjoy with your friends, family, or simply treasure the moments by yourself. Plus, lots of new listings and new construction come on the market around this part of the year, so it is a fantastic time to be in real estate in a thriving city

As lifelong (or near lifelong) Chicago veterans, our real estate team wants to share the reasons why we deal with Chicago winters every year - we're looking forward to spring!


1.Opening Day! Whether you are a Cubs or White Sox fan, there's nothing like the excitement of opening day at Wrigley

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There are plenty of properties in and around the $400,000 price point in the Chicagoland area, from spacious single family homes in the city's outlying neighborhoods to chic downtown lofts. Here are some of our favorites:

2409 West Catalpa Avenue #104: Located in the trendy yet family friendly Lincoln Square neighborhood, this four bedroom, three bathroom condo has an elegant contemporary layout, hardwood floors, two private decks, huge closets, marble baths, and extra-high ceilings.

1924 West Diversey Parkway #3E: This three bedroom, two bedroom penthouse situated on a cozy tree-lined street in Lakeview features custom mouldings and millwork, Brazilian hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace, a Juliet balcony and a wrap around balcony, a

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With so many gorgeous, elegantly designed and finished luxury properties on the Chicago real estate market, it is easy to be dazzled by a stunning interior or a building with tons of amenities. However, whether you are buying a home to live in or an investment property, there are some key elements that you should look for in order to maximize the condo or town home's value. Here are the key questions that our real estate team suggests you ask the agent and yourself before you sign on the dotted line.


1. Will these views stay unobstructed? Or is there construction planned nearby? After all, it would be a shame if your new place's sweeping views from a terrace, balcony, or floor to ceiling window only lasted a year or so.

2. Details on all the

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Happy New Year! Now that it is 2016, it is time to start planning out the rest of the year - especially any real estate related decisions you might make, whether you are buying, renting, selling, or simply investing in the Chicago market. Here are some of our agents' predictions for the upcoming year and beyond...


Foreign investment in Chicago properties will continue. The Windy City has been darling of international investors for a while, particularly from China, the Middle East, Russia, and the rest of Asia. That trend will be on the rise in 2016 and beyond, especially in the city's high end condo buildings in hip neighborhoods and near colleges and universities.

New construction will remain on the rise. With a near endless supply of

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