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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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Now that the winter is waning and the sun is coming back out, it's time for a refresh! Whether that means its time for an interior design update, a thorough spring cleaning, or perhaps even time to sell your place and/or look for a new one, spring means it's time to start everything fresh.

And wouldn't it be lovely to have a refreshingly new place to live for the new season? If you're not ready to buy something new, consider using a local cleaning service for a deep clean and organization - it might make your current home feel positively different, and if you're considering selling, it's a good way to get ready for the staging, open houses, and visits from potential buyers that are coming up. And perhaps it's time for a design refresh as well! New

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One of the many wonderful things about living in Chicago is the fact that it is truly a city of neighborhoods, each with its unique personality and quirks. In fact, this makes the city wonderful to explore as well as allowing you to determine which neighborhood is truly the best one for you (and your family, as the case may be). Here are some of our favorite Chicago neighborhoods and why you should consider investing in real estate in each of them:

Lakeshore East - Of course, we're going to start with our real estate agency's home neighborhood of Lakeshore East, a true urban oasis featuring some of the city's most remarkable skyscrapers as well as townhomes that live like single family homes, a gorgeous park, a high grocery store, a world class

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Spring is (almost) here, the birds are chirping, the flowers will be blooming soon, and the "for sale" and "sold" signs are going up, at least figuratively. And while Chicago's many neighborhoods all possess their own charms, the most consistently popular areas are almost always the neighborhoods centered around the Loop. The heart of the city both geographically and economically, Chicago's downtown properties are pretty remarkable investments - and they can be pretty amazing to live in too!

Lakeshore East. We might be a little biased, but we think this urban oasis just east of the Loop, next to the river and the Lake might be the best location in the city. Not only do you have easy access to downtown, it's a quick trip to visit nearly any

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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 amazing 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. Get the d

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The Vista tower might be the most exciting new building being created in Chicago, and perhaps the most new real estate opportunities in this unparalleled building are the luxury condos that will be located on the top twenty floors of this stunning new high rise located on the banks of the Chicago River where it meets Lake Michigan. These amazing homes will set a new standard for luxury in Chicago - they are true mansions in the sky.

The Sky 360 Residences are the units located on floors seventy-three through ninety-three of the Vista Tower, and they are truly magnificent. Featuring unmatched and uninterrupted 360 degree views of Chicago along with some of the most opulent amenities, high end finishes, and every upgrade you could possibly desire or

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An increasingly popular feature of high rise real estate in major cities around the world is the combination of luxury condos and high hotels - and we think that it might be a match made in heaven. Not only do residents get to enjoy their own condo and customized space, they get all the perks of a top hotel, such as...

Fitness facilities. Fantastic hotels usually have equally fantastic gyms, so you'll be able to stay in shape in style.

Spas. There's nothing wrong with treating yourself, and if you live in a high rise that's also home to a premier hotel property, you most likely can enjoy being pampered at an amazing spa without leaving the building. Now that's luxurious!  

Pools. A beautiful pool(s) and/or hot tubs are usually part of the

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Making New Year's resolutions is a great way to start off the New Year off right, whether they are the standard ones like "get in shape", "learn something new", "start a new business"or "spend more time with friends and family". However, there are plenty of other things that you might want to work on in 2019, from the small (such as re-arranging your home to make a more cozy living environment), to the large (buying a new piece of property whether you plan to live in it or use it as an investment).

What are your resolutions for 2019? We'll start by sharing ours. In 2019 we resolve to...

1. Keep our (and our clients') homes staging ready. The easiest way to do this is by updating your interior decor with new paint colors, curtains, pillows,

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We all do (nearly) everything from our phones, and that probably includes searching for real estate! If you're in the market or just interested in the real estate scene in general, you probably already have the obvious property-seeker options like Zillow and Redfin. However, there are some apps that are unique to Chicago that you might find particularly useful. here are a few of our real estate team's favorites..

312go - All sorts of fun facts and trivia about Chicago, delivered as you move about the city. You can get to know Chicago detail by detail, and block by block.

Houzz - Once you find that beautiful piece of real estate to call home, you have to decorate it! This interior design app helps you source everything from the perfect pillows to

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As a discerning home owner there's no doubt that you appreciate beauty and creativity in all its forms - and that shows in your personal style, your wardrobe, your vacation destinations, the way you decorate your home, and perhaps most importantly, in your art collection.

So naturally, you want your art collection to be showcased properly in your place - simply hanging things up wherever you've got some blank space on your walls won't cut it. And while an interior designer can help you arrange what you've got, sometimes it makes more sense to choose a home with your artwork in mind. This is where working with a real estate agent who understands your collection and your goals might be the smartest decision you can make when seeking a new property to

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