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March 26, 2019

The Best Streets for Luxury Real Estate in Chicago are Found in Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast

There are streets around the world that you know by name—Bourbon Street, Rodeo Drive, Madison Avenue. These blocks have gained notoriety thanks to rich history, acclaimed architecture and notable destinations. In real estate, there are also buzzworthy blocks, known simply for being a hub for high-end properties. Chicago has its own brand of city-famous streets […]
March 5, 2019

The 10 Most Important Things To Help Sell Your Chicago Luxury Home In 2019

As we head into 2019, luxury real estate may be poised for a bit of a softening. In Chicago and other major areas, numbers indicate that the supply of luxury homes is outpacing demand, causing a slowdown in the market for high-end real estate. At the same time, the cost of luxury living in Chicago […]
March 1, 2019

Luxury Chicago Condo in the Fordham is a Modern Aficionado’s Dream Home

While Chicago has much to offer in the way of architecture and design, a pure modern aesthetic isn’t as prevalent in real estate—which makes this luxury condo in the Fordham ultra-unique. This, 3,700 square foot, penthouse-level condo was renovated and designed for the most discerning modernist in ways that showcase its 180-degree views and deliver […]
December 14, 2018

Luxury Chicago Single-Family Sales in November Take a Dive

‘Tis the season for real estate to start seeing its typical slowdown, and we certainly saw that in November as the Chicago weather moved straight into winter temperatures. But if you can handle the turning of the seasons, this time of year is a great one for buyers to get a real estate deal. I […]
December 14, 2018
2550 N Lakeview Lincoln Park

Luxury Chicago Condo Sales Down Considerably in November

Chicago luxury real estate has largely thrived in 2018, as we’ve reported with each month’s recap. But, the seasonal shift in the market became apparent in November sales, which saw just 33 sales of luxury condos (those sold for $1 million-plus). Sale prices of Chicago condos in November went all the way up to $6 […]
October 31, 2018

Chicago Luxury Single Family Home Market Continues To Be Strong In September

Whether it’s the time of year or the market experiencing a slow down, luxury real estate is slowing down in many parts of the country. But here in Chicago, the high-end market is certainly holding its own, as evidenced by the fact that 14 homes closed for more than $2 million in September. The top […]
October 21, 2018

Chicago New Luxury Construction in Prime Locations on a Tear in September

Even as we close in on the end of the year, the luxury real estate market doesn’t seem to be going into hibernation. New and newer luxury condos sold at a fast pace in September, which seems to be an anomaly compared to many other major cities in the U.S. Chicago continues to be one […]
October 2, 2018

Bigger is Better in August’s Single Family Luxury Home Sales in Chicago

As the saying goes: “Go big or go home.” Luxury home buyers in August did both, as the top homes sold during the month each stretched over impressive square footage and lot sizes. The most expensive sale for August sits on not one, but three oversized city lots. It’s clear that home and lot size […]
October 2, 2018

Chicago Luxury Condo Sales Were Sizzling in August

Summer weather brought the heat during the dog days of summer—and so did the Chicago luxury real estate market. The hottest building in the city was new construction darling 9 W Walton, which occupied 7 out of 10 of the most expensive sales for the month. August is typically a slow month for real estate […]
September 18, 2018

The 5 Most Expensive Luxury Homes in Chicago Sold In July Were On Larger-Than-Standard Lots

The luxury market for single-family homes continued to move in July, though the price range has tempered a bit compared to what we’ve seen in recent months. July’s sales were largely in the $3 million range, whereas the top sales for much of early summer ranged from $5 million all the way up to $8 […]
November 7, 2014

Chicago Luxury Homes Right Around The Corner From Culture & Great Restaurants

One clear reason that Lincoln Park is a favorite neighborhood in Chicago is that there is no lack of things to do. This is a hip, happening area day and night, with all of the comfort of a residential block in the ‘burbs. And the “places to go, people to see,” in Lincoln Park is […]
July 8, 2014

Luxury Chicago Real Estate Continues to Move Briskly with May Single-Family Home Sales

With inventory still fairly low in the Chicago real estate market, luxury properties with much to offer are moving quickly. The location of May’s single-family home sales are no surprise: Lincoln Park, the Gold Coast and Lakeview all topped the list of the most expensive homes sold in May. These neighborhoods are a dream for […]
June 30, 2014

Excellent Schools Bring Premium Prices for Luxury Chicago Homes

Whether you’re raising preschoolers, high schoolers, or even just thinking about building a family, there’s a good chance you’ve thought about where they’ll go to school. Being in the right district has become an incredibly important factor of Chicago real estate, with proximity to well-rated schools correlating with quick sales and higher prices. Today in […]
February 25, 2014

January Weather Was Icy Cold, but Chicago Luxury Home Sales Were Sizzling Hot

Much like last month’s condo market, Chicago single-family home sales paid no attention to the weather in January, bringing in another strong month with luxury sales (homes $1 million an up) totaling $55 million. About 1/3 of the homes sold were priced over $2 million, with the highest price sale coming in at $4.1 million. […]
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 […]
October 21, 2013
Trees in Chicago neighborhoods

Consider Street Landscaping when Purchasing a Chicago Luxury Home

There’s plenty of things to consider when shopping for a home. From the proximity to schools, the size of the property, the potential resale value—the list goes on and on. But I encourage buyers (especially those purchasing luxury real estate in Chicago) to consider a few of the most overlooked aspects of buying a home, […]
August 29, 2013
Downtown Chicago Condos

Baby Boomers Coming Back to the City for Chicago Real Estate

Chicago has no shortage of “it” neighborhoods—from Bucktown to River North, the Gold Coast to Lincoln Park, these are communities rife with great real estate and things to do, particular for the young professional crowd. But there’s another group gravitating toward these young, hip neighborhoods: Baby Boomers. And not just in Chicago—major cities across the […]
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 […]