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Found 8 entries for September, 2014.

Gold Coast & Streeterville MLS® Listings with a Recent Price Change

While a price reduction on a home or condo may not be ideal for sellers, it’s usually music to a buyer’s ears, especially in a market as hot as Chicago’s. Whether there’s a swift change in market conditions, the property has been sitting longer than other comparable listings, or something entirely different, there can be any number of reasons why a price reduction is made, and if you’re a savvy home buyer currently looking for a new place in downtown Chicago, you might just want to start your new home search by only browsing properties with a recent change in the listing price.

Listed below are active MLS® listings with a recent price change in two of the downtown neighborhoods in which I specialize: Streeterville and the Gold Coast. Arranged from

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Chicago Events

Although summer has officially come to a close, the forecast for this weekend looks promising and there’s still plenty to do outside all around town. So if you’re like us and want to take full advantage of one of the few weekends we have left of gorgeous sunny skies and relatively mild temperatures, here’s just a few things to do in Chicago the weekend of September 26th-28th:

Chicago Gourmet –Downtown

Presented by Bon Appétit magazine, Chicago Gourmet is a true celebration of food and wine, and one of our favorite foodie festivals of the year. Happening over in Millennium Park all weekend long, this year’s event will feature more than 150 of Chicago’s best restaurants and chefs, not to mention hundreds more vintners, spirit companies, and premium

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What's For Sale on Oak Street in Chicago's Gold Coast

Oak Street is one of the defining roadways in Chicago’s Gold Coast for a number of different reasons. Along with acting as the neighborhood’s southern boundary line, Oak Street is also home to a wide-range of high-end retailers, as well as some of the neighborhood’s most desirable real estate for sale.  From the chic contemporary condos over at 30 W. Oak Street to all kinds of vintage low- and mid-rise buildings that complement the neighborhood’s character, if you’re looking for a new place to call home in what’s widely considered to be the most affluent part of the city, there may be no better place to begin your search than right here on one of the neighborhood’s most active thoroughfares.  

Another added benefit to living on Oak Street in the Gold

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4 E. Elm Condos For Sale, Chicago IL Real Estate

As an agent who specializes in Gold Coast real estate, it’s always exciting when a new development in the area is either announced or finally comes to market. Back in January of this year, plans for 4 E. Elm—a luxurious 25-story condo tower situated in the heart of the neighborhood—were approved by the Chicago Plan Commission, and earlier this month, construction officially began.

Believe it or not, it’s been more than a decade since the Gold Coast has seen a new condominium high-rise under construction, and in an area that’s known specifically for exclusivity, it’s safe to say condos for sale at 4 E. Elm will be among the most highly-sought after by luxury home buyers looking for a stylish new condo in one of downtown’s most desired locations.

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New Chicago Condos to Hit the Real Estate Market

Friday is finally here, but for home buyers currently in the market for a new home or condo in Chicago, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time for some rest and relaxation. In a market as hot as downtown Chicago’s has been over the past 6-8 months, keeping up with market trends, new listings to hit the MLS, and everything else there is to know about the Chicago real estate landscape is almost mandatory if you’re hoping to secure a place that meets or exceeds all your living and lifestyle expectations.

While it’s almost impossible to estimate, some studies have shown home buyers search for 12 weeks before finding or making a decision on a new home, while those same studies claim buyers see 12 different properties before coming to that conclusion. To

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Magnificent Mile Condos For Sale, Chicago IL

When outsiders think of Chicago, often what first comes to mind is a stretch of Michigan Avenue most commonly referred to as the Magnificent Mile. Home to some of the best shopping in the city, as well as a wide-range of five-star restaurants and hotels, Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is one of the most visited and famed attractions in town.

But for those already living in downtown Chicago however, this particular section of Michigan Avenue is certainly more than just a popular tourist destination filled with shopping, dining, and entertainment. In fact, along with all its retail storefronts and mouth-watering eateries, the Magnificent Mile is also home to many of the most lavish and luxurious condominium buildings in all of Chicago.

Buildings like

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River North Restaurants, Chicago IL

While there’s certainly a lot to love about living in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, part of the appeal is having many of the city’s best and most critically acclaimed restaurants right in your own backyard, so-to-speak. As one of the nation’s best cities for foodies and fine dining, dozens of mouth-watering restaurants, eateries, and cafés fill the streets of downtown Chicago, especially here in River North.
 
Like the River North real estate market however, the River North dining scene is always changing and evolving, with new restaurants opening at what seems like a mind-blowing rate. So, if you’re a little bit behind on where some of the best places are in the neighborhood to see, and be seen at, here’s a look at some of the hottest River North

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Chicago Lofts For Sale

While Chicago lofts for sale have been a somewhat trendy housing option for quite some time, it seems the popularity of loft living continues to grow more and more with each passing year. From classic old warehouses to repurposed school buildings that were originally built in the early 1900s, there’s just something special about being able to call one of the dozens of stylish loft conversions found all over downtown Chicago home.

Above all, most home buyers looking for a loft condo love the aesthetic design of most Chicago loft conversions. Exposed brick walls, high timber or concrete ceilings, and huge industrial sized windows are just some of the appealing characteristics you’ll find associated with most authentic lofts for sale in Chicago, while

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