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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 […]
April 24, 2014

Lincoln Park was Hot in March, with the 5 Most Expensive Chicago Homes Sold

Cash: in real estate, it is king. And in last month’s sales of Chicago luxury homes, it certainly ruled the roost. There were 33 closings of luxury Chicago homes in March (meaning single-family properties that sold for $1 million or higher). Luxury homes sold totaled $52 million, with the most expensive sale ringing up for […]
February 24, 2014

January Luxury Condo Sales Demonstrated That Buyers Want Square Footage

A common misconception about condo living is that condo means small. Apartment-like. A downgrade from a single-family home. But Chicago condos often defy that idea, and last month’s top luxury sales are no exception. Condo buyers were on the hunt for serious square footage, and square footage was certainly what they got. Since many condo […]
November 26, 2013

October Sees Outstanding Sales for Chicago Luxury Homes

October’s top Chicago real estate sales for single-family homes certainly paid tribute to the age-old real estate saying of location, location, location. The top 5 sales were found exclusively in two of the city’s most coveted neighborhoods: one in the Gold Coast and the other 4 in Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park is one of those […]
October 31, 2013

September’s Most Expensive Chicago Homes Sold in The Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview

A few of the city’s favorite neighborhoods continued to be where the action was in September, which saw $74 million in sales of 47 single-family luxury homes (those sold at $1 million and above). The range for September’s home sales started at $1 million and went up just shy of $3 million. Similar to what […]
August 19, 2013
Chicago luxury home sales July

Is an Unusual Trend Developing in Chicago Luxury Home Sales?

Looking at last month’s sales number for homes sold on the Chicago real estate market, there’s an interesting shift in the properties that closed. With 56 luxury homes (those priced over $1 million) sold, 93% of them were sold for under $2 million—only 4 sales surpassed the $2 million mark. In recent months we’ve seen […]
July 29, 2013

Lincoln Park Was Hot in June, Where 7 of 11 Most Luxurious Homes Sold

The numbers are in for Chicago luxury home sales in June, with 60 single-family homes closing for a total of $87.6 million. The top 11 sales ranged from $2 million up to the most expensive sale at $4.2 million–and not surprisingly, 7 of those 11 were found in Lincoln Park, one of the city’s most […]
April 29, 2013
Single-family Chicago home sales in March

March Sales of Chicago Luxury Homes Total $41.6 Million

Although the luxury Chicago real estate market is continuing to charge forward, the month of March saw 27 luxury homes sold, with prices ranging from $1 million up to $2.5 million. When compared to the previous month’s sales, the biggest difference in March was that the top five most expensive homes were in the $2 […]