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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 […]
October 28, 2009

Experience Luxe Living Beyond Chicago Real Estate—The City’s Private Clubs

A Chicago lifestyle has much to offer by the way of first-class entertainment, exceptional dining and superior Chicago homes and condos. But if you’re looking to take it up a notch, Chicago private clubs offer the best of the best for amenities and associations. In fact, the Union League Club of Chicago was named the […]
September 14, 2009

Chicago Condos Best Of Both Worlds: Green Spaces Without The Hassle

Having a private lawn can be a major benefit to owning a single-family home, offering you a place to play with the kids, relax, and enjoy our great city, Chicago. But owning your own stretch of green space comes with its fair share of stresses, too. A nice lawn requires maintenance. And as such, many residents turn to a Chicago condo […]
August 27, 2009

Chicago's Gold Coast Comparable to New York's Upper East Side

I know, it’s sacrilegious to compare Chicago to New York, but humor me for just one moment. There’s no doubt Chicago is just an all-around better place to live and be. I’ve been told on many occasions that Chicago holds all of New York’s best qualities and none of the bad. But Chicago’s Gold Coast […]
August 22, 2009

Discover the Beauty of Chicago at Night

Living in such a fast-paced city, it’s easy to get distracted. But ever so often, I take a break from my hectic schedule to simply enjoy Chicago. There’s just something so amazingly gorgeous about our city. This is especially true at night. Forget New York. Forget L.A. Chicago’s where its at. If you’re in the […]
August 5, 2009

Creating A Beautiful Deck Space For Your Chicago Home

The warm weather may have taken its time getting here, but now that it’s here, nothing says summer like relaxing on your Chicago deck. Whether you love laying low with a good book or entertaining friends, your outdoor haven should be just as fabulous as the rest of your abode. A truly magnificent deck should […]
July 15, 2009

Ten Reasons To Make the Move – Relocate to Chicago

Summer is in full bloom in Chicago and the city looks especially beautiful this time of year, making it the ideal time to buy Chicago real estate, particularly if you are a first time buyer (there’s an $8000 tax credit!).  If you need a few more reasons to be persuaded as to why Chicago is […]
July 1, 2009

Make Sure the Porch is Solid Before Purchasing a Chicago Home

Monday marked the sixth anniversary of a Lincoln Park porch collapse that killed 13 people and injured more than 50 others. While an excessive amount of people (100) were congregated on the porch the night of June 29, 2003, a city investigation revealed that the third-story porch at 713 W. Wrightwood Avenue had not been […]
June 12, 2009

There’s Nothing Like Summer In The Second City: The Best Reason To Relocate to Chicago

Considering a move to Chicago?  While the city is home to some amazing luxury properties, excellent schools, world class galleries and museums, and a fantastic entertainment scene, perhaps the number one reason to relocate here is the summer months – the beautiful weather, the festivals, concerts, and other special events, and all the fun that […]
June 9, 2009

Chicago Summer Guide: June 2009 Festivals

Let’s face it, Chicagoans live for the summer. We make the most of the warm weather. When looking for a Chicago home or Chicago condo, be sure to check out the summer festivities so you’re only a step away from the action. Check out the map/guide below so you know what to expect as you’re […]