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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
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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 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 […]