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Discover the Charm and Elegance of Winnetka: A North Shore Gem


Nestled on the North Shore of Chicago, just 16 miles from downtown, Winnetka is a picturesque community known for its diverse homes, beautiful beaches, and vibrant village life. With an array of historical lakefront estates, traditional village homes, and contemporary residences with dramatic ravine views, Winnetka offers something for everyone.

A Home for Every Taste

Winnetka’s real estate market is as varied as it is appealing. Home buyers can explore significant center hall brick Colonials, elegant English Tudors, majestic lakefront stone manor homes, charming Victorians, and modern classics by renowned architect Tony Grunsfeld. The architectural legacy of prominent figures

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The iconic Michigan Avenue building is home to 162 luxury condos and five-star amenities


The Tribune Tower Condos are the talk-of-the-town. First of its kind to offer Chicago’s luxury real estate market the high-end interior finishes and world-class amenities it demands, clad in a 1920s Neo-Gothic exterior dripping with local history. When the Chicago Tribune vacated its headquarters in 2018, the iconic Tribune Tower was bought by Chicago developers Golub & Co and Los Angeles-based CIM Group to be promptly redeveloped into luxury condos worthy of a Gotham City movie set. Units range from $700,000 to more than $7 million for dramatic penthouses. 

 The location at 435 N Michigan couldn’t get any better, right on the riverfront with plazas on both

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River North's Newest Luxury Development


One Chicago....One City Block

One Chicago is a mixed-use development located on a full city block at 1 W Chicago, three blocks west of prime Michigan Avenue shopping and across from Holy Name Cathedral. A walkable location to the business district in the Loop, the multiple outdoor venues on the Riverwalk, the highest concentration of restaurants in the city of Chicago, and the greatest concentration of art galleries in the country, outside of Manhattan. But just as impressive as the nearby urban amenities, is the quality of life you will find in One Chicago’s luxury condominiums and rental apartments. More than a home, One Chicago is paying as much attention to the health, wellness, dining, and

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They evoke visions of luxury and status. Find out why penthouses remain so popular, both in Chicago and across the country.

 Mention the word “penthouse” and you immediately think of prestige and exclusivity. A penthouse is commonly considered the most desirable part of any residential building, both because of its view and because of its unique layout and features. If you’re in the market for a Chicago penthouse -- or one in another in-town luxury market around the country -- it’s important to understand what you can expect and what you should consider

Your Guide to Chicago Penthouses

Life in a luxury building is already great; why choose a penthouse? A penthouse offers many advantages over even the most upgraded units in many residential

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While you are not required to provide a mortgage pre-approval letter in order to make an offer on a property, it vastly improves your chances of having your offer accepted. This is because a pre-approval assures the sellers and their broker that you are serious about buying their home, financially qualified to buy their home, and that there will not be extensive delays to closing since you have already begun the process of working with a lender.


When you think about buying a new home, you probably think about square footage, fixtures and finishes, along with the right neighborhood or local schools. However, one of the most important things to consider early in the process is your mortgage application. When should you apply for a mortgage

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The term HOA  or Homeowner’s Associate Fee, refers to the monthly fee an owner pays for the use of a condo building's common amenities, including the exercise room, the pool and sun deck, the services of the building's staff, a professional  property management company, if the building has one, water (in Chicago), and, in most cases, the building’s common insurance


However, there is so much variability among condo buildings and townhome communities,  it s recommended that you become familiar with the various HOA fee structures before you begin your property search. Ask your realtor,  what is and isn’t included, so you can accurately determine whether or not a property is within your budget.

Types of HOA Association Fees

Townhome HOA Fees

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Your lender will look at scores from each of the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Most lenders will then drop the highest and lowest and use the middle score in making their determination. Your credit score is affected by a number of different factors and plays different roles in different loan scenarios.  



How are credit scores calculated?

Credit or FICO scores are based on a combination of the following factors:

  •        Payment History (35%)
  •        Amount of Credit Used (30%)
  •        Age of Credit (15%)
  •        Mix of Credit Types (10%)
  •        New Credit Inquiries (10%)

Credit Scores for All Types of Mortgages

Your credit score is affected by a number of different factors and plays different

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A Fall Weekend in Streeterville

Streeterville Neighborhood

 As fall breaks, Chicago's Streeterville  neighborhood bustles with residents and visitors exploring great views of Lake Michigan and the richness of our lake-adjacent neighborhood. Our three topics for fall include Streeterville parks, food and activities, and finally, a few notes on several contemporary and vintage home possibilities. 

 The Chicago Lakefront Trail is 18.5 miles long, with Streeterville in its pathway. In fall, the trail will continue to host a stream of cyclists, joggers, walkers and dog walkers. Adding to the wealth of parks and green space within Streeterville’s boundaries is the newly opened Bennett Park. The two acres are publicly accessible green space next to the luxury condo building One

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Chicago Cathedral District CondosThese luxury condos in River North's Cathedral District are Chicago's hottest buys. Read more for a brief overview of this prime location.

Chicago's Cathedral District is a walkable location that will appeal to pied-a-terre buyers and full time residents who want urban amenities at their door.

The Cathedral District is a niche pocket neighborhood  with one, two, and three bedroom luxury condos for sale. The popular River North: location is south of Delaware Place to Ontario Street, east to Michigan Avenue, and west to LaSalle Street. Drawing its name from three iconic churches in the area, Holy Name Cathedral, Fourth Presbyterian Church, and St. James Cathedral, this prime community of less than two square miles, is home to many of Chicago’s

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Renelle on the River Chicago River NorthRenelle on the River

403 N Wabash Chicago



Renelle on the River Condos for Sale


Renelle on the River, the newest development by Chicago’s acclaimed Belgravia Group, is a collection of 50 three and four bedroom luxury condominiums with a riverfront location offering spectacular views in every direction from expansive windows.

The refined interiors of these modern residences offer 10’ ceilings throughout the main living spaces and bedrooms, and 9’ ceilings in the luxurious baths. The fine kitchen and bath cabinetry is designed by Snaidero and top-of-the-line appliances include Subzero and Wolf, and Waterworks faucets in the baths  A Victoria & Albert freestanding soaking tube is a lovely addition in  the master bath which

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