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Around here, we know that Terri McAuley is a great broker. Just listen to what her clients have to say.

But did you know that Terri recently received special recognition from Crain's Custom Media, which named her One of the Most Influential Residential Real Estate Brokers of 2018?


It's true. Terri was awarded the honor alongside of 95 other brokers who represent a broad cross-section of the Chicago real estate community. To be included in this prestigious group of realtors, she needed to have closed at least $10 million in 2017, with a minimum of eight transactions. As you can see from her 2017 Year in Review, Terri did much more than that! Her impressive accomplishments are always in service of her clients, for whom she works tirelessly.

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Moving to Chicago? Things to Know

If you're relocating to Chicago, you're in for a treat. Chicago has so much to offer, from sports to food, music, attractions, and not to mention some gorgeous lakefront views. Before you move to the Windy City, though, there are some things you need to know:

1. Chicago weather may throw you off

They don't call it the Windy City for nothing -- it gets chilly here. Be sure to pack a heavy winter coat and gloves, because winter temperatures can drop below freezing.

But even though the winters are cold, the weather is very comfortable during the other seasons.

This might surprise you, but the beaches in Chicago will send you on a vacation in your own backyard. Located right on the coast of Lake Michigan, there are 26 miles of sand along the lake.


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#2103 - The Montgomery Condos For Sale

Unit #2103 is one of the stunning condos in The Montgomery. With 2,500 square feet of spacious design, opulent features, and comfortable sky-high living, this unit is truly special. Spectacular south-facing views showcase the captivating Chicago skyline, an exceptional complement to the unique details and luxury fixtures you can expect inside. 

Book an exclusive viewing of this masterful condo today or register to stay up-to-date with all the latest listings and receive instant notifications when other condos in The Montgomery become available. 

When it comes to Chicago luxury condos for sale, The Montgomery is a highly sought-after development that is perfect for buyers with exceptional taste. The building contains some of the most luxurious

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What Is Condo Curb Appeal

If you think that curb appeal is something that only applies to houses, you would be incorrect! Curb appeal is just as relevant when discussing Chicago condos for sale. Although condos don’t get the same sort of foot traffic that houses do, there is a way to increase your condo curb appeal. Here’s how:

First, What Exactly is Condo Curb Appeal?

Although your condo may not stand out from the street, there are still many things that impact the curb value. For example, a cluttered, dirty balcony will deter buyers. Additionally, a boring façade, untidy building, or sloppy neighbors can also impact your condo curb value.

How Do You Control the Common Areas?

If your condo building has common areas used by neighbors, it’s a good idea for you to

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Tips For Selling a Chicago Condo

In many ways, selling a condo can be a little more challenging than selling a detached home. For starters, you don’t get the same foot traffic that you would with a traditional home. However, there are also many factors that make selling a condo easier, and one of those would be the fact that condos are highly popular in Chicago right now.

When it comes to selling your Chicago condo, here at six tips to get you prepared:

1 - Find Out if there are Specific Condo Association Rules

You probably have a good idea of any condo association rules that apply to making changes or improvements to the condo, but did you know that there may also be rules that apply to the selling of your property? Understanding these rules is a vital first step in selling

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Unit 2206 is a fantastic property that is in the gorgeous Montgomery building. What makes This unit stand out amongst some other Chicago luxury condos for sale? The 1,100 square feet of elegant living space at an affordable price of course! Views from this two bedroom and two bathroom unit give you an expansive cityscape vista, with the stunning Lake Michigan in background. It truly is a picture-postcard scene framed by your full wall of floor to ceiling windows.

To book your exclusive viewing of unit #2206 at 500 West Superior Street, contact me today. Or alternatively, register today to receive instant notifications when other homes at The Montgomery become available.

The Montgomery condos for sale are highly sought after units that offer

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The Montgomery condos for sale offer home buyers a chance to own a luxurious residence at an affordable price. Unit 1102 offers you 1,165 square feet of open plan living, with two large bedrooms and two full bathrooms. This light, bright, and airy unit faces north, with gorgeous views of the city and the lush foliage below. Imagine waking up in the morning and sitting in your favorite chair with a good cup of coffee watching as the city starts to come alive.

To book your exclusive viewing of unit #1102 at 500 West Superior Street, contact me today. Or alternatively, register today to receive instant notifications when other homes at The Montgomery become available.

Before even entering the unit, you'll be impressed by the sheer presence of The

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The West Loop area is in very high demand. With constant proposals for new developments it is hard to keep track of what projects are actually on the go at what time in this area. Recently, companies such as MacDonald's and Google have moved offices into West Loop. It is a desirable place to work and an even more desirable area to purchase a condo in. The competition for units is high, as are the number of developers scrambling to get their construction proposals put forward to gain that very lucrative building permit.

Whether you are looking for a boutique style building or a larger complex that may offer a few more amenities, you'll be pleasantly surprised as to what you find in this part of town. Let's take a look at some of the more recent

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Terri McAuley Open House

You've missed out on this open house, but Terri's happy to show you these wonderful properties at the time of your choosing. Contact her today to make arrangements or sign-up to be notified when the next open house occurs.

This Sunday please join us for an exclusive open house for three stunning must see properties. The first two homes are in the much sought after building The Montgomery. Please note that there's parking available in front of the building, so you can take as long as you like to tour these beautiful suites and check out the amenities available to all owners in the fantastic 500 W Superior Street condos for sale.

The third open house will be at the penthouse home at 1212 N Lake Shore Drive, which has incredible views of the lake.

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As many Chicago residents already know, the River North area is a chic urban area bordering the iconic Magnificent Mile. Lovers of fine art and design flock to this part of the city to admire the many galleries and museums along with the stunning existing and newly anticipated architecture. By night this neighborhood is a go to spot for dining and lounges, offering some of the most famous pizzerias in the city. With all this culture and fabulous food, it's no wonder why developers are scouring this area to resurrect the next latest and greatest condo development.

The top three developments that have been creating some buzz are Superior House, Three Sixty West, and One Chicago Square. The first two are smaller condo buildings offering home buyers a

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