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September 12, 2018

The Best Of The Best Chicago Luxury Condos Closed In July

July was another banner month for the latest darling on the Chicago luxury condo market: 9 W Walton. This new construction building has been wooing buyers for the last several months, often among the highest priced sales in the luxury market. In July, 9 W Walton took 3 of the top 5 spots for most […]
September 7, 2018

On the Market: One-of-a-Kind Contemporary Luxury Condo on Penthouse Level in Chicago’s Near North

Sophisticated, contemporary and carefully curated, this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath unit at The Fordham is a paradigm of modern luxury living for the discerning modernist. The 3,700 square foot penthouse-level condo was renovated and designed to showcase its pure modern aesthetic, its 180 degrees of sweeping views and lengthy list of extraordinary features. Address: 25 […]
July 31, 2018

Chicago Luxury Condo Sales Were Awesome In June

June continued to show strength in Chicago’s ultra-luxury condo market, with 13 sales topping $2 million. And five of those sales were over $5 million, including the most expensive closing of the month—a raw penthouse space atop the Ritz-Carlton Residences. The trend we continue to see among luxury condo sales is that the top sales […]
July 30, 2018

Chicago Luxury Home Sales on a Tear in June

The Chicago luxury home market hasn’t show signs of slowing down, and June was no exception. The month saw 75 closings on luxury single family homes (luxury defined as a closing price of $1 million or higher) for a total sales volume of $128 million. And for the ultra-luxury market (sales prices of at least […]
July 14, 2018

10 Chicago Luxury Homes Sold in May for More than $2 Million

Summer might have just been getting started, but May was one hot market for Chicago luxury real estate. The month saw 81 sales of luxury homes (sold for more than $1 million) for a total sales volume of $120.5 million It’s no surprise that the top three most expensive sales were in Lincoln Park, two […]
July 12, 2018

May Sales Report: An Amazing 14 Chicago Luxury Condos Close for More Than $2 Million

The ultra-luxury market is alive and well this summer, with new construction properties popping up alongside some of the city’s most iconic, established buildings. In May, total sales volume was more than $100 million, with 8 Chicago condos closing at a sales price over $3 million. The most expensive condo sold in May was in […]
May 20, 2018

The Name to Know From Chicago Luxury Condo Sales in April: 9 W Walton

The new construction luxury market is alive and well, as April’s condo sales made clear. Sales were strong last month, with a healthy number of ultra-luxury prices. Eleven properties closed for more than $2.5 million. For the luxury buyer, a high price point of several million is not an issue for the luxury buyer when […]
May 15, 2018

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 […]
May 4, 2018

New Construction Condos at 9 W Walton Accounted for Nearly Half of the $2M-Plus Closings in March

Looking at each month’s condo sales, we can generally see some common denominators or indicators of what’s to come in Chicago real estate: a trend that buyers are gravitating toward, a hot neighborhood or even negotiating tactics between buyers and sellers. And March’s closings definitely point to something worth watching in Chicago real estate: 9 […]
April 1, 2018

February Closings for Luxury Chicago Condos Were All About Square Footage

Square footage is something I bring up with my clients a lot. Whether you’re moving into the city from the burbs, or are a recent empty nester, buyers are often drawn to the convenience of amenities, services and location of a Chicago downtown luxury condo—but they don’t want to sacrifice space and square footage to […]
June 25, 2013

Purchase a Chicago Home Now as Rates are Creeping Up

As home prices and the number of sold Chicago homes continues to rise each month, another metric is moving on up as well: mortgage rates. The Wall St. Journal reported last week that mortgage rates rose above 4% for the first time in about a year. Rates hit 4.15% the first week of June, up […]
January 21, 2013
461 W Superior St

Check Out the Stats for the Most Expensive Chicago Home Sales in December

I’ve said before that, despite the volatility in real estate markets across the country, luxury real estate in Chicago has done relatively well holding its own. And despite the ups and downs, high-end buyers seem to be driven to the same features in luxury properties: lots of square footage, large lot sizes and great neighborhoods. […]
August 14, 2012

Chicago Luxury Home Sales for the First Half of 2012: 141 Homes Totaling $228 Million

At the beginning of this year, there were a lot of expectations for Chicago real estate in 2012. And it’s been volatile–one week looking up, the next looking down. But one thing that has held pretty steady for the first half of the year is the luxury market–homes priced at $1 million all the way […]
July 25, 2012

Streets, Lot Sizes, Architecture and More Help Chicago Homes Stand Out from the Rest

Sellers are regaining an edge in some top Chicago neighborhoods, thanks to properties with coveted features that help certain homes for sale differentiate themselves from the pack. More and more, I’m seeing a trend of homes with certain key features move quickly on the market–Chicago’s Lincoln Park is a great example of where this is […]
April 19, 2012
Chicago Lincoln Park Condo 1

On the Chicago Real Estate Market: Lincoln Park Vintage Condo Reduced $25,000

A vintage condo in one of Chicago’s most coveted neighborhoods has just been reduced in price by $25,000. Located in the heart of Lincoln Park, this Chicago condo is located just steps from Lake Michigan, parks, restaurants, nightlife and public transportation. The substantial price reduction just occurred this week, so this is a great deal […]
March 1, 2012
1521 N State Parkway

Chicago Single-Family Luxury Home Sales Totaled $24 Million in January

We recently looked at the number of Chicago condo sales for the month of January, finding some common denominators among the types of luxury buildings that buyers are purchasing units in. When it comes to single-family luxury homes, we also find that the homes sold during January 2012 share some key characteristics as well. Single-family […]
January 20, 2012
Chicago condo for sale on N Lake Shore Dr

Chicago Condo for Sale on Lake Shore Drive Reduced More Than $10,000

A Chicago condo for sale with stunning views and in a covetable location was just lowered in price by more than $10,000. Located on Lake Shore Drive, this unit has a great location close to transportation, restaurants, Lake Michigan and more. 2 bedroom/2 bathroom Address: 3200 N Lake Shore Dr., Unit 2708 Listing price: $298,500 […]
October 7, 2011
1555 N Sandburg

On the market: Chicago Condo with Huge Terrace, Space for Entertaining

If you’re a buyer searching for a condo, you may have found that ample space isn’t always a given among Chicago real estate. Many buyers are in search of a home with not only enough space for living, but enough to entertain, as well. This Chicago condo nestled next to the Gold Coast and Old […]