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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 […]
January 28, 2014

Chicago’s Luxury Single-Family Home Sales Were Gangbusters in December

The weather may have been cold, but the luxury home market was hot, hot, hot last month. The Chicago real estate market saw 43 single-family luxury homes (those priced at $1 million and higher) close for a total of $74.7 million. And those homes didn’t skimp on luxury. The most expensive home sale clocked in […]
January 22, 2014

Amazing Number of Chicago Luxury Chicago Condos Closed in December

It’s rather typical for me to see a significant slowdown in Chicago condo sales in December. With the holidays and cold weather at work, real estate often isn’t top of mind. But last month was certainly an anomaly, with a surprising 45 luxury condos (those priced at $1 million and higher) sold in Chicago for […]
January 14, 2014

Bring Fluffy: Pet-Friendly Chicago Condo Available for Lease in Trump Tower

It’s everything you can imagine in luxury living: a five-star staff, breathtaking views, a coveted location, and better yet–the ability to share it all with your four-legged friend. A luxury condo is available for lease in Chicago’s Trump Tower, one of the city’s finest high-end buildings. It’s also pet-friendly for a potential tenant with a […]
January 13, 2014

Cutting-Edge Appliances for Your Chicago Luxury Home or Condo

If you’ve been reading my blog over the last year, you’ll know that I like to stay abreast of the latest and greatest trends in luxury homes. The most cutting-edge appliances are evolving fast, and I always like to keep my readers informed about what could differentiate your home when it comes time to sell […]
December 31, 2013

Consider Your Lifestyle When Building a Luxury New Construction Home in Chicago

When I first meet with clients who plan to build a new construction home from scratch, the first thing I suggest is that they document on paper their current lifestyle—what they like to do, their favorite at-home activities, what their weekends look like. I also suggest they do the same for what they envision in […]
December 13, 2013

Luxury Chicago Single-Family Homes Continue to Sell in November

November’s single-family luxury sales in the Chicago real estate market maintained their momentum, even as Chicago cooled off and snow began to fall. With 29 homes sold, 24 of them sold for just under $2 million, and total sales reached $51 million for the month. The most expensive sale topped $7 million—certainly one of the […]
November 25, 2013

October’s Most Expensive Luxury Chicago Condo Sale is at Iconic Boutique Building

There’s been a fairly obvious trend we’ve seen in recent months among Chicago condo sales—buyers are gravitating toward new or newer properties in a great location with spectacular views. They also want a building that’s unique—not a run-of-the-mill condo building, but often a smaller, boutique-esque building with a small number of units but ample space […]
November 4, 2013

Restaurant, Cultural Scene and Affordable Luxury Real Estate Make Chicago a World-Class Destination

While Chicago certainly ranks among the world’s most famous urban areas, it’s also one of the best. There’s no shortage of the bells and whistles you find in major cities around the globe—five-star dining, world-class shopping, an exhaustive cultural scene and award-winning entertainment. The wide range of offerings has easily made Chicago a great place […]
September 23, 2013

Hot Buildings for Chicago Luxury Condo Sales in August Were Found in Gold Coast, Lincoln Park

August was a terrific month for condo sales among some of my favorite buildings in the city. One is 30 West Oak,—and judging by last month’s Chicago condo sales, I’m not the only one. This Gold Coast building had the top sales (in volume) in August, totaling $9.6 million. Another favorite building of mine is […]