August 2016

Found 4 blog entries for August 2016.

When is a real estate purchase about more than simply buying a home or making an investment?

When you buy a luxury property, it definitely can be - you're not just buying a home, you're choosing a lifestyle. After all, a high end home or condo is often a physical manifestation of the fact that you've reached a certain level or achieved a certain status; it can also be a realization of dreams thanks to its design, location, amenities, and surrounding community. Here's why choosing to purchase a high end home or condo in downtown Chicago is a lifestyle decision as well as a real estate one.

Design. Aesthetics matter, and the properties represented by or recommended by our team of real estate agents are all remarkable in this regard. From the

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Living in Lakeshore East - Chicago's most desirable urban oasis - is its own reward in many ways. The spectacular architecture, the lush green park, the excellent variety of restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, and other businesses nearby, the proximity to the Loop, Lake Michigan, and Grant Park, and all the amenities in the various residential buildings make this neighborhood a wonderful place to be. 

However, perhaps the best part about owning real estate in Chicago's Lakeshore East is the community. Not only is the area filled with a vibrant group of professionals, families, students, and empty nesters who have all realized that living in a planned community in a world class near a cosmopolitan epicenter means that you get the best of all

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Chicago is known worldwide for its spectacular skyline and its glass and steel skyscrapers - and for good reason. Our stunning architecture has become downright iconic, and more remarkable buildings are being constructed all the time. However, the Windy City isn't all concrete; we have plenty of lush green spaces and gorgeous parks along the lakefront, the Chicago river, and elsewhere throughout the city. In fact, we have the largest municipal park system in the country, and our city's official motto is Urbs in Horto - literally, a "city in a garden".

Here are some of our favorites...

Lakeshore East. Of course we have to start with the amazing park that is surrounded by some of our favorite buildings - the Park at Lakeshore East (surrounded by

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Luxury is a word that is so overused in real estate it has practically lost all meaning. The dictionary defines luxury as being in "rich, pleasant, or comfortable surroundings" or "something desirable, expensive, and hard to get", and while those descriptions certainly can apply to luxury real estate, we think that a truly luxurious home is so much more than that.

 

Location, location, location. The most stunning home in the world might not be truly luxurious (in your eyes) if it is not in a desirable location. Whether you want to be in the center of a major cosmopolitan city, near the coastline with a spectacular private beach, or up in the mountains with ski resorts nearby, the home that will be the biggest luxury for you is most likely the one

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