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November 30, 2007

New Construction – The Chicago Spire

The Chicago Spire is sure to put Chicago on the world stage as the building, designed by Santiago Calatrava S.A. will be the tallest one in the United States and the Western Hemisphere. What is real exciting about the building is that there will be 1,200 residential units in the building with the most spectacular […]
November 15, 2007

New Construction Single Family Homes In Bell School System

If you have kids and want them to go to one of the best public schools in the city you should consider living in St. Ben’s within the respected Alexander Graham Bell Public School System. Bradley Place 2 is the place to be and the homes are within the enrollment boundaries of the school. The […]
November 8, 2007

Home Applicances for Rehabs or New Construction

I just finsihed attending a meeting with David Drew of Drew Development, Inc. He has been responsible for developing high-end homes on the North Shore and major renovations in dowtown Chicago since 1993. What was very exciting about the meeting is finding out about new cutting edge appliances for the kitchen to be released in […]
November 7, 2007

The Ritz-Carlton Residences

Construction is to begin November 2007. Already, 40% of the units have sold. The ultimate in luxury and amenities, the units will have coved ceilings in the entry and foyers plus 10 to 12 foot ceilings in the units. There will be only 86 residences within the 40 floors. The residences will be managed by […]
November 7, 2007

Luxury Homes For Sale

When you are looking for a Chicago luxury home, check out the blocks that Frobes.com indicated are the most expensive blocks in the city. Your budget should probably be between $3.0 million to over $5.0 million. But then again you may find something less expensive so make sure you keep your eye on Willow, Howe, […]
October 31, 2007

Cool Cottage in Michigan

Don’t miss your chance to call this charming cottage your home. 1 Block to Paw Paw Lake, 2 Blocks to Interlochen Lake, less than a half mile to Little Paw Paw Lake, and one block to Deer Forest. This home sitting on a beautiful wooded double lot was completely renovated by Green Towne Builders. New […]
October 29, 2007

Ulta Luxury Single Family Chicago Homes

Just take a drive down the 1800 to 1900 blocks of Howe, Orchard and Burling Streets and you are sure to be in another world. And, you’re in Lincoln Park not the Gold Coast. You will find some of the most luxurious newer single family homes in Chicago that are on 30 foot wide sites, double lots- 50 feet […]
October 29, 2007

Chicago Townhome Information

When a realtor quotes the square footage of a townhome keep in mind that the actual liveable square footage is less than quoted by 200 square feet for a one-car attached garage and 400 square feet for a two-car attached garage townhome.  In Chicago, square footage on a listing sheet includes the garage space for […]
October 25, 2007

Chicago Condo Commission Tip For Buyers

Sellers in the Chicago market are using a multiple of marketing techniques to sell their homes in order to avoid reducing prices substantially. One of these techniques is to offer realtors extra money to push their homes in the form of higher commissions. It is important to know this trend as your realtor should be […]