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June 30, 2017

May Luxury Chicago Condo Sales Were All About Chicago’s Gold Coast

Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is no stranger to luxury real estate, or the wish lists of high-end buyers. Nestled just blocks from the Magnificent Mile, residents of the Gold Coast are just blocks from everything they need: Shopping: The boutiques along Oak Street are of world-class caliber: Harry Winston, Hermes, Jimmy Choo and many other […]
June 12, 2017

Over-The-Top Kid’s Closets For Chicago Luxury Homes and New Construction

Luxury homes are no stranger to lavish master suites that include expansive dressing and vanity areas. But there’s a new suite in the house getting major design attention—the children’s closet. Homeowners are beginning to make investments into this oft-forgotten storage space to create a big-time closet design that combines a unique aesthetic and necessary function […]
May 22, 2017

Single-Family Luxury Homes Sell Well in April

Looking at the April numbers, Chicago’s luxury market sales are up, and I’d predict that the rest of spring should continue to be a “seller’s market.” Last month, 11 of the properties sold were in the “ultra-luxury” class, meaning luxury single-family homes that sold for $2 million up to $4.775 million. Of the top five […]
May 18, 2017

11 Upper Bracket Chicago Condos Sell in April

When I refer to the “upper bracket” of Chicago luxury condos, I am referring to properties that sold upwards of $2 million up to $4.2 million, as was the case last month with 11 upper bracket condos sold in this range. April’s sales certainly indicate that sales in the $1 million-plus market should be strong […]
May 17, 2017

The Future May Soon Be Here with Artificial Intelligence for Chicago Luxury Homes

We’ve all had these days: Returning home after too many hours in the office or on the road, hungry for dinner but lacking the energy to actually cook something. If only there were a machine that could do it for you… Those days could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the June […]
April 17, 2017

Five Chicago Luxury Homes Sold for More Than $2 Million in March

March was a very interesting month for Chicago luxury real estate, particularly with single-family home sales. The top five sales all fell into the “ultra-luxury” category, selling for more than $2 million each. Time will tell if the surge of ultra-luxury sales is an isolated situation, or if it could be the beginning of a […]
April 12, 2017

4 out of the 5 Most Expensive Luxury Condos Sold for Cash in March

Last year when the luxury real estate market in Chicago was experiencing a major surge, it was common to see many homes being sold to cash buyers, even into the ultra-luxury, multi-million dollar price range. When the luxury market becomes competitive for buyers, cash is king for standing out to a seller as the buyer […]
March 28, 2017

Luxury Single-Family Homes Sales in Chicago Weaker in February

For buyers who were ready to make a purchase last months, deals were certainly to be had. Looking at the February sales for luxury single-family homes in Chicago, it’s clear that sellers who have had their properties on the market for some time opted to sell at a reduced price and not hang on further. […]
March 28, 2017

Chicago Luxury Condo Sales in February Included Great Locations, Large Square Footage and Amazing Views

When I meet with a client looking to purchase a Chicago condo, a key part of our initial interview is to discuss their needs and wants when it comes to real estate. I most often find that clients are in search of specific locations, a minimum of 3,000 square feet of space, and amazing views. […]
March 7, 2017

Plenty of Chicago Luxury Condo Deals to be Had in January

Plenty of Chicago Luxury Condo Deals to be Had in January When it comes to purchasing Chicago luxury real estate, there are a number of variables that can help a buyer get a great deal. One of those is as simple as a page on the calendar: specifically, January. Obviously, January is one chilly month […]
August 25, 2017

July Luxury Condo Sales in Chicago Were Hotter than the Weather

When July sales statistics come in strong, it’s a clear sign that the Chicago luxury condo market is on a tear. Last month, total sales volume for luxury condos was $92 million. Thirteen of the 59 sales for the month fell into the “ultra luxury” category—selling for more than $2 million. Sale prices went all […]
August 9, 2017

Strong Luxury Chicago Condo Sales in June, with 13 Units Selling for Over $2 Million

We’re well into a strong summer for Chicago luxury real estate sales, and the high-end condos that sold in June show it. The month saw $107 million in total sales volume for high-end ($1 million plus) condo sales, and 12 of those properties closed at a price of $2 million or more. The most expensive […]
July 28, 2017

Chicago Luxury Most Expensive Homes Sold Quickly In June

Looking back at the Chicago luxury real estate market in June, there seemed to be a real need for speed. The top homes were off the market nearly as quickly as they were on—two of the most expensive properties sold within just 10 days of being on the market. So what has buyers closing deals […]
July 14, 2017

Luxury Home Sales in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Were on a Tear in May

When it comes to on-fire real estate in Chicago, Lincoln Park is where it’s at, especially if sales in May were any indication. Luxury home sales (those sold for $1 million or more) were very strong in May, with 82 homes sold for a total of $128 million in sales volume. The highest price for […]
June 30, 2017

May Luxury Chicago Condo Sales Were All About Chicago’s Gold Coast

Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is no stranger to luxury real estate, or the wish lists of high-end buyers. Nestled just blocks from the Magnificent Mile, residents of the Gold Coast are just blocks from everything they need: Shopping: The boutiques along Oak Street are of world-class caliber: Harry Winston, Hermes, Jimmy Choo and many other […]
June 12, 2017

Over-The-Top Kid’s Closets For Chicago Luxury Homes and New Construction

Luxury homes are no stranger to lavish master suites that include expansive dressing and vanity areas. But there’s a new suite in the house getting major design attention—the children’s closet. Homeowners are beginning to make investments into this oft-forgotten storage space to create a big-time closet design that combines a unique aesthetic and necessary function […]
May 22, 2017

Single-Family Luxury Homes Sell Well in April

Looking at the April numbers, Chicago’s luxury market sales are up, and I’d predict that the rest of spring should continue to be a “seller’s market.” Last month, 11 of the properties sold were in the “ultra-luxury” class, meaning luxury single-family homes that sold for $2 million up to $4.775 million. Of the top five […]
May 18, 2017

11 Upper Bracket Chicago Condos Sell in April

When I refer to the “upper bracket” of Chicago luxury condos, I am referring to properties that sold upwards of $2 million up to $4.2 million, as was the case last month with 11 upper bracket condos sold in this range. April’s sales certainly indicate that sales in the $1 million-plus market should be strong […]
May 17, 2017

The Future May Soon Be Here with Artificial Intelligence for Chicago Luxury Homes

We’ve all had these days: Returning home after too many hours in the office or on the road, hungry for dinner but lacking the energy to actually cook something. If only there were a machine that could do it for you… Those days could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the June […]