January 2017

Found 5 blog entries for January 2017.

One of the best things about living in a big city is that you don't need to own a car - or if you do, you can drive it at your leisure. After all, driving on the open road in a fabulous vehicle can be a blast, but commuting is a chore. Besides, having multiple transportation options available to you at any given time might be the greatest luxury of all.

Which leads us to another reason why living in Chicago is amazing - depending on where you live, you don't need to drive on a regular basis, thanks to a high degree of walkability, excellent public transit including the El, the Metra, and CTA buses, lots of bike paths, and a plethora of cabs, Ubers, Lyfts, and more.

For instance, almost every neighborhood is served by a CTA line or two, and the

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Every city has a distinct personality. It comes from the companies and industries based there, the style of the art, fashion, and cuisine that's unique to the locale, and even the personality of it citizens. And if every city has its special characteristics, that goes doubly true for its architecture and real estate. 

The Movoto City Personality Index describes Chicago as ingenious, stimulating, quick, alert, and outspoken - and we tend to agree! Our powerful, sturdy skyscrapers certainly make a statement, and our many styles of architecture combine to make a creative and compelling blend that echoes the many cultures and backgrounds of our residents.

The city personality index also says Chicago is resourceful and good at solving new and

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The heart of any major city is always an exciting place - so much is happening, there are tons of things to do and see, and there's always . In fact the energy, the commerce, the culture, and the general vibe of an urban environment like downtown Chicago is especially compelling at the moment due to all the new construction rising upwards and all the excitement associated with that growth.

Much of the change is centered around Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park and Grant Park - which is hardly surprising, considering the North Michigan Avenue retail corridor is home to some of the city's most coveted real estate and dozens of popular shops and restaurants, and the lakefront parks along with the accompanying Museum Campus make for some of most

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It's a new year and therefore it's about time we take a look at what's happening on the Chicago real estate market. After all, whether you are planning on buying, selling, or you're just interested in where the market is heading in the upcoming uer, it's important to stay aware of the trends. So without further adieu, here's what happening in the Chicago real estate scene in 2017.

A Focus On The Urban Core. While Chicago is indeed a city of neighborhoods, the Loop and nearby areas are perpetually in demand, in at least when it comes to real estate. So if you're thinking of investing, it might be a good call to stick close to the heart of the city in 2017.

Up, Up, And Away! As new skyscrapers start rising to their full heights, the popularity of

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What is surban living, and why should you care? You definitely should if you're thinking of buying or selling real estate in a major metropolitan area in 2017. Characterized as a mix of urban and suburban living styles, surban style communities aim to capture the best of both worlds.

For instance, surban developments typically offer proximity to public transit, lots of walkability with entertainment and recreation options nearby along with shops, banks, and fitness centers. Of course, the suburban aspects like relative affordability and excellent schools along with wide open green spaces are also included. Usually there is an easy commute to work in a more urban or downtown environment, along with a fair number of employment options nearby.

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