October 22, 2015

Lincoln Park Takes The Number One Spot For Chicago Luxury Home Sales

Chicago is a city known for its neighborhoods, and there are certainly a few that stand out. One of those is Lincoln Park, which saw a lot of action in last month’s luxury home sales in Chicago. Lincoln Park is a hub for high-end homes, with several well-known blocks that are renowned for the beautiful […]
July 17, 2013

New Day, New Rules: Navigating the Strong Chicago Real Estate Market

The Chicago real estate market is on a tear–which means navigating the road to a home purchase is changing quickly. The strengthening market means buyers and sellers alike need a new strategic approach. A few things have changed: Homes in sought-after neighborhoods are selling in a fraction of the time they were not long ago. […]
July 1, 2013
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Top Seven Chicago Homes Sold in May are the Ultimate in Luxury

When we talk about luxury real estate, it’s often about the price tag–properties priced at $1 million and above. But true luxury homes are all about the details that set them apart from anything else on the market. The most expensive home sales in May are a great example of going above and beyond simple […]
October 29, 2012

Obtain the List and Photos for Top 20 Luxury Chicago Home Sales in September, Totaling $35 Million

For buyers who are interested in luxury Chicago real estate, there’s always one great place to start: Look at previous sales. Even though these are properties that have moved on the market and aren’t available for a current buyer, they are a key way to outline what types of properties are selling and at what […]
May 31, 2012

Historic Farwell Building Part of the Most Prestigious Condo Building in Chicago

Not every Chicago real estate building has a story behind it, but the architectural history behind what is now The Ritz-Carlton Residences is special. While these may be the newest downtown Chicago condos, the building and the location have deep historical roots in the city. The location of The Ritz-Carlton Residences on the corner of […]
January 26, 2012

Chicago Luxury Detached Home Sales Anticipated to be Better in 2012

Despite the volatile market that the Chicago real estate market experienced throughout much of 2011, luxury real estate in Chicago continued to sell. Added evidence of this comes from the sales numbers from December—homes continued to sell in some of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods like Lincoln Park, Lakeview, North Center and Bucktown. These numbers […]
January 17, 2012

Building Chicago New Construction: The Decision-Making Process

Once a client has chosen an architect for a Chicago new construction project, it’s important to understand the decisions that will need to be made and what to expect from everyone involved. The client and architect work closely together to ensure the home is exactly what the client is looking for. I asked Chicago architect […]
January 16, 2012

Building Chicago New Construction: Working with the Architect

If you’re looking to build a Chicago new construction home, it’s important to find an architect who has the same expectations that you do. You likely want to work with a detailed, client-oriented architect that will personally see the new construction project all the way through to completion. A crucial piece in the new construction […]
January 13, 2012

Building Chicago New Construction: Choosing an Architect

I recently wrote about the different types of Chicago new construction properties and the nuances of each. As discussed in that post, the most involved type of new construction purchase is starting and building a home from scratch—this is the biggest undertaking in terms of time, money and decision-making. But building your own home, literally […]