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Chicago Real Estate Blog

Though the majority of high-rise buildings being built in Chicago are apartments, the condominium market is beginning to heat up again too. Certainly, those looking for luxury living in a new or reinvigorated tower will appreciate the many unique opportunities to own in some of the city's best neighborhoods. These range from awe-inspiring luxury penthouses to one-bedroom homes that are perfect for young professionals looking to live where the action is. Over the next few years, we'll be seeing a number of exciting new high-rise constructions appearing across the city, but we've selected the best. Read about each of them below.

One Bennett Park

The stunning masonry and glass facade of One Bennett Park makes it a striking—yet classic—addition to

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5 Reasons to Leave the Suburbs for a Downtown Chicago Condo

Do you ever find yourself wishing that you could live in downtown Chicago? Are you considering moving away from your home in the suburbs? While it might seem like an impractical dream to you, there are some good reasons to make it a reality!

New condo buildings are going up in Downtown Chicago every day, but the demand keeps growing too. Why? Because living downtown puts you close to all the best parts of the city, and living in a condo can save you tons of time and even money.

So is it time for you to make the move back to the city? Here are 5 reasons why it might be!

1. You Spend All Your Time Commuting to the City

Do you work in the city? What about on weekends—do you drive downtown for fine dining, live music, or other cultural

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The Best Up-and-Coming Communities in Chicago real estate.

Approximately 40 million people visit Chicago every year, but those who consider living here are sometimes scared away by the high prices and limited real estate for sale in popular areas. But if you're determined to live in the Windy City, there are a few up-and-coming neighborhoods that might just be perfect for you. 

Whether you're a first-time homeowner or on your fourth house, these neighborhoods offer better pricing and a great community. 


Near West Side 

While West Loop is incredibly popular, it's sometimes too popular and expensive for first-time homeowners. If you love the West Loop but don't want to pay West Loop prices, Near West End is going to be a great fit for you. It's close enough to West Loop that it has the same offerings,

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If you are looking for a three bedroom condo option in the city, consider one of the following residences as possibilities for your next home.

To schedule an appointment to tour one of these spectacular homes or for more detailed information please contact or call Terri McAuley at 312-330-3211.

25 E Superior Street Residence | 2901  -  $1,469,500

This highly upgraded three bedroom / three bath home at The Fordham is approximately 2,610 square feet and feels like a single family home!  This condo offers stunning views to the south and west, bright and sunny by day and dramatic and sparkling skyline views in the evening.  The current owner has totally updated the master bath, opened the kitchen and added a gas fireplace and so much more. With so

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Luxury Chicago Condo at W Superior Street 

Enter into unit #2506 and be blown away by the 42 feet of windows that span across the living and dining rooms. The elegant luxury condo at the much-coveted The Montgomery is situated in between Chicago's River West and River North districts. With eclectically-styled interiors, the true magic of this luxury apartment is the view of the blue waters of Lake Michigan and of the City below. The perfect full-time home or part-time residence, Unit 2506 boasts amazing interior design, ample space and a sublime view that will make all of your friends jealous.

To book your exclusive viewing of unit #2506 at 500 West Superior Street, contact me today. Or alternatively, register today to receive instant notifications when other homes at The Montgomery become

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Luxury Penthouse For Sale in Chicago at 1212 N Lake Shore Drive

Brand new to the Chicago real estate market, 1212 N Lake Shore Drive is an elegant penthouse suite that spans over 2,100 square feet. Enjoy 180-degree views of Lake Michigan from the private terrace on the 34th floor in a sought-after building that has top-tier facilities.

To be one of the first to see this stunning lakefront penthouse, contact me today. Or register today to be notified immediately when properties just like Unit 34AN become available on the Chicago real estate market.

 

Whether you plan to make this your full time home in Chicago or a temporary abode in the heart of the Windy City, every time you enter 1212 N Lake Shore Drive, your breath will be taken away. Upon entry, the apartment feels light and airy, in large part to the

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The terrace with a view of downtown chicago at 330 N Jefferson

Welcome home to the luxury 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom penthouse duplex at 330 N Jefferson Street, Chicago. Listed at under $1 million, enjoy the spectacular views from the private terrace that is over 550 square feet. Enjoy the sun while taking photos from the private terrace that has close to 270 degree views of downtown Chicago, including Willis Tower and the Chicago River.

Get your private tour of this amazing two-storied penthouse duplex today by contacting me. Or find properties like Unit 2301, 330 N Jefferson Street, the moment they become available by registering today.

Kitchen with high-end appliances  330 N Jefferson Unit 2301

As you step into the property, you will instantly notice the open concept kitchen and living room as well as the wall of floor-to-ceiling windows on one side. The high-end

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Welcome to the new WeKnowChicagoRealEstate.com! Our new website will offer increased search functionality and more information than ever before. Detailed information on luxury real estate properties, new construction updates, top buildings in downtown Chicago and so much more is right at your fingertips. WeKnowChicagoRealEstate.com is an in depth resource to navigating both selling and buying a home.

For home buyers the new website also allows for a more detailed home search of the MLS to allow the user to search by neighborhood, street address, price and even more detailed. No matter what type of home you are looking for or what stage of the home buying process you’re in, WeKnowChicagoRealEstate.com will be an invaluable resource.  For home sellers,

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New Construction Luxury Real Estate is really booming in Chicago.  Currently being discussed in River North is one of the largest developments proposed to date.  In the new proposal, Symmetry Property Development has proposed a sixty story tower located at the intersection of Wabash, Superior and Rush. The mixed use development would contain 216 hotel rooms, 120 hotel time shares, 246 luxury condos, almost 30,000 square feet of retail space and parking for 325 vehicles. 

In the lot currently there are three Victorian buildings that are not currently protected as historic landmarks by the city of Chicago.  These structures are currently designated as orange-rated.  This designation means that the buildings possess architectural feature or another

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5 Tips for Staging Your Home
Are you in the market to sell your home? Maybe you're looking to downsize and are interested in some of Chicago's luxury condos for sale? Or maybe you want to get your feet wet in the real estate market? No matter what your goal is, most real estate agents will tell you that it's important that you stage your home correctly in order to appeal to prospective buyers.

As of 2013, 65.2% of all families owned their primary residence. This is fantastic to keep in mind when you go to sell, as you are able to have full creative inspiration when it comes to staging. Here are five staging tips—Chicago real estate agent approved—that you should forget when it's time to put your house on the market.

First things first...

Don't forget the curb appeal of your

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