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Everyone knows that Chicago is at its absolute best in the summer. The perfect weather, the gorgeous lakefront, and all of the many festivals and other special events mean that you're never at a loss for something to do; plus, even just being outside in one of the city's vibrant neighborhoods is a treat after a long chilly winter. In addition to the obvious reasons that Chicago is fantastic in the summer, however, there are plenty of secrets that only long term residents are privy too - but we're sharing them with you in this post because we hope everyone loves this season and this city as much as we do.

1. Visiting The Smaller Museums. While everyone checks out the Art Institute, Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium, and the

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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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Planning on moving to the Windy City with your pet? While find a new condo with cats or other smaller pets is relatively easy, choosing a place that has all the amenities you desire and also allows a dog or two can be much more complicated.

While newcomers to Chicago may believe that its difficult to live downtown and still have dogs (especially larger breeds), it is more than possible at Lakeshore East - it's ideal!

Not only does Lakeshore East have an amazing dog park, there are plenty of other entertainment options for pooches living in downtown Chicago. Most of the units are dog-friendly (with some breed restrictions) and the community itself is wonderful spot for dogs and their owners alike. And if you live in downtown Chicago or the New

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When you're looking at a property with an eyes toward a purchase, you're looking at an investment in your future - whether you want to create your ideal living space, you're trying to find a place that will increase in value, or some combination of both. And while it is easy to focus solely on the major elements like location, square footage, and the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, it is also essential to pay attention to the smaller things. For instance, raised counters in the kitchen and bathrooms can be incredibly comfortable if you're tall, or having a window that lets in the morning light in the bedroom can help you wake up naturally without an alarm. Here are some our favorite value-increasing details to look for when you're in search of

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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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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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