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Found 12 blog entries tagged as "real estate".

River North's Newest Luxury Development

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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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The Best One and Two Bedroom Co-ops for an In-town

As nice as a five-star hotel may be, you may enjoy the privacy and comforts of your own in-town co-op apartment. Here are four Gold Coast buildings with excellent one and two bedroom choices – shockingly priced between $230,000 - $495,000

1242 N Lake Shore Drive 6N - Renovated two-bedroom co-op $495,000 

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Re-imagined and renovated for today’s lifestyle, a rare two-bedroom 1,850 square foot co-op  with a high-end kitchen now open to the dining room. Expansive east exposures offer stunning lake views and natural light enjoyed from the living, dining or family room, and kitchen. There are two en-suite bedrooms, a washer/dryer, and SpacePak air conditioning.

 

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 ExpensiveChicagoPenthouses

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.

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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

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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.  

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

Chicago Tribune Condos for Sale

 Scheduled for occupancy the fourth quarter of 2020, the Tribune Tower Condos are already 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

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The Millennial Influence on the Luxury Real Estate Market

 

Millennials Influence on the Luxury Real Estate Market

As we study the country's buying trends, we can't overlook the millennial influence on the luxury real estate market. 

Millennials are categorized as individuals born between the years of 1981-1996. Most are out of college at this point, and many are well established in their careers. Due to a period of economic hardship, many millennials chose to rent for the majority of their 20s, as opposed to securing a loan. As a result, this generation is choosing to bypass the starter home and have set their eyes on something more advanced—the luxury home.

Bloomburg reported that in 2017, 23% of a luxury home building company’s customers were under the age of 35. As millennials grow older,

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A Fall Weekend in Streeterville

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 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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Lake Shore Drive Co-op - The Perfect Gold Coast In-Town Apartment

1448 North Lake Shore Drive is a co-op apartment building in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast on the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Burton Place, one block east of Astor Street. Featuring a mixture of mansions, architecturally significant greystones, and luxury lakefront condos and co-ops, the Gold Coast has been a destination for prominent Chicago families since the 1880s. In that Golden Age, developer millionaire developer Potter Palmer commissioned the most prominent architects of the day to design the Gold Coast’s finest residences. In 1978, the district was added to the National Register of Historic Places and the Gold Coast has repeatedly been included among the richest

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