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  • Open House: Bucktown Beauty

    Open House: Bucktown Beauty
    Bucktown, Just Listed
    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Open House Saturday, June 23rd | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sunday, June 24th | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Great Bucktown Value! Very large duplex down with plenty of storage! Steps from 606 trail entrance and walking distance to Damen and North shopping, dining and nightlife. Conveniently located for highway and Metra access. 3 Beds, 2.1 Baths, separate dining room and living room with tall dramatic ceilings. Two separate outdoor spaces. Ample storage throughout...
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  • Fantastic Corner Unit Just Listed

    Fantastic Corner Unit Just Listed
    Just Listed
    Monday, June 11, 2018
    Just Listed High floor! Prime south/east corner upgraded one-bedroom unit with huge balcony overlooking the city. Building has outdoor pool, sauna, fitness facility, dry cleaner, very close to restaurants and stores. Great night life. Indoor parking space deeded available for $30k. Over $100k in upgrades! View more photos and property details here!
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  • Charming 2 Bed/2 Bath Just Listed

    Charming 2 Bed/2 Bath Just Listed
    Just Listed
    Wednesday, June 06, 2018
    Just Listed Spacious 2bed/2bath end unit condo in private and picturesque Plum Creek. This 4th floor unit's open floor plan has a comfortable living and dining space that leads into the kitchen. The open kitchen features stainless steel appliances, ample counter space and storage as well as room for table. The master suite has its own private bathroom and oversized walk-in-closet...
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  • Justin Oliver Testimonials

    Justin Oliver Testimonials
    Justin Oliver
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    "Quite simply, Justin is the best broker we've ever worked with. He is professional, strategic, thorough, responsive, creative, and persistent. Justin is a really nice and likeable guy who was a pleasure to engage for both our purchase and sales transactions. He very capably guided us through some unexpected challenges, producing results that have made us very happy. We will recommend Justin and use him again ourselves without hesitation." -- Pat A. and Bill M...
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  • Crain's reports Chicago is attracting more "young, well-off residents"

    Crain's reports Chicago is attracting more "young, well-off residents"
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Accordiing to Crain's Chicago Business, "Between 2010 and 2016, the city of Chicago gained more households in a key category—total income of more than $100,000 with the head of household under age 45—than any city in the country except for far larger New York, according to newly analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data." The news is tremendous as the city continues to attract new businesses and Silicon Valley's major players. Read more about the trend here .
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  • Magnificent Mile Condo Just Sold

    Magnificent Mile Condo Just Sold
    Just Sold, Streeterville
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Just Sold Best of Michigan Avenue luxurious completely renovated, south east corner, high floor unit with lake view! Spacious floor plan with wide plank Brazilian walnut hardwood floors throughout. Gorgeous open kitchen with 42 in cabs, granite counters, large island, all stainless apps, Thermador cooktop & range, Bosch + rare in unit washer/dryer. Abundant closets. Full amenity building: 24hr doorman, sundeck w/pool, new fitness and party rooms...
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  • Contemporary Home Just Sold in Prairie District

    Contemporary Home Just Sold in Prairie District
    Just Sold
    Thursday, May 24, 2018
    Just Sold Amazing East Facing Corner unit flooded with natural light in Historic Prairie District. Open floor plan, Floor to ceiling windows, including the bedrooms, concrete loft w/13ft ceilings give this unit a dramatic open and spacious feel. Expansive 15ft deck east facing. Unit has recently been updated with hardwood floors and cabinets. Large kitchen island, granite counter tops, fireplace, washer/dryer in unit...
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  • Stunning South Facing Unit Just Sold at Gallery 400

    Stunning South Facing Unit Just Sold at Gallery 400
    Just Sold, River North
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    Just Sold Enjoy skyline views day and night from the expansive south-facing windows of your "Gallery 400" 2BR/2BA condo. The private balcony off of the Living Room and Second Bedroom is the perfect place to relax. Hardwood floors throughout and an open kitchen with breakfast bar, 42'' cabinets, full backsplash, and granite counters. Master Bedroom has bath ensuite and large walk-in closet. Pet friendly and close to the dog park on Erie...
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  • Uniquely Combined Condo Just Listed at The Buckingham

    Uniquely Combined Condo Just Listed at The Buckingham
    Just Listed, New Eastside
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    Just Listed Combined units affording you 2300 sqft of living space and fabulous views facing north, east, west and south. Excellent use of space adding functionality to design. Over-sized kitchen and breakfast area looking out on to Maggie Daley park and south city skyline. Large living / dining room with views east of Navy Pier and north. Wood shelved library takes you from one unit into the other, where you have an office with a view...
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  • Just Sold in the Heart of Edgewater Glen

    Just Sold in the Heart of Edgewater Glen
    Edgewater, Just Sold
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    Just Sold Over Asking Price with Multiple Offers Beautiful, sunny, two-bedroom soft loft in the heart of Edgewater Glen. Corner unit with a huge master bedroom that fits a king and has a sunroom/office too. High ceilings, exposed brick, tons of sunlight, hardwood floors throughout, in-unit laundry, professionally-organized closets, central heat and air, beautiful kitchen with breakfast bar and a fantastic deck off the living room, perfect for lounging and grilling...
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  • Jr One Bedroom Just Listed

    Jr One Bedroom Just Listed
    Just Listed
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    Just Listed This Jr one bedroom home is among the very best at 400 E Randolph. The view is wide open, overlooking the New East Side park. The kitchen was remodeled last summer, and two years are remaining on the warranty for the appliances. New hardwood flooring in the living area. New windows as well. Wall mounted TV in the bedroom will be included with the sale. Bathroom has a whirlpool tub...
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  • There Really Is a Strategy to the Day of the Week Your House Gets Listed

    There Really Is a Strategy to the Day of the Week Your House Gets Listed
    Michael Emery
    Thursday, May 10, 2018
    Survey says... A CNBC story looking at "best day of the week" to list a house suggests Thursday is most popular. (At Urban, Tuesday or Wednesday is popular as part of a strategy to ensure a listing is live with enough time for a buyer to preview the home online, and plan for an in-person showing over the weekend.) Either way, there is a method to the madness. Of course, mad props for the Urban Real Estate "For Sale" sign used in the story...
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  • Just Sold! Beautifully Upgraded 1 Bed/1 Bath Condo

    Just Sold! Beautifully Upgraded 1 Bed/1 Bath Condo
    Just Sold
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    Just Sold Beautifully upgraded 1 Bed/1 Bath Condo with Deeded Parking INCLUDED, in sought after East Lakeview. This unit features an open floor plan with a magnificent kitchen featuring Granite Countertops, 42" Cabinets and stainless appliances. The kitchen opens into your dining space & living room featuring custom blinds that both raise and lower and hardwood floors. There is a charming tile & granite bathroom, and the unit also benefits from in unit laundry...
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  • Single Women... Are Buying More Real Estate Than Men

    Single Women... Are Buying More Real Estate Than Men
    In The News, Near North, New Eastside, Streeterville
    Wednesday, May 09, 2018
    Single ladies got the gentlemen beat in real estate. Census and survey data indicates single women account for more real estate purchases than single men, says the Washington Post. According to the studies referenced, patterns indicate that "the share of home purchases by single women in 2017 — including never-married individuals, widows and divorcées — hit 22.8 percent, the highest on record...
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  • Charming 1 Bedroom Condo Just Listed

    Charming 1 Bedroom Condo Just Listed
    Just Listed
    Monday, May 07, 2018
    Just Listed This home has lovely views of Navy Pier, DuSable Harbor, the river and Streeterville to the north. Separate dining area is great for dinner parties. Recently updated kitchen with stylish black appliances. Large utility closet conceals the washer/dryer when not in use. Carpet was updated in the last year. Floor to ceiling storage locker is included in the price...
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  • South Facing 1 Bedroom Just Listed

    South Facing 1 Bedroom Just Listed
    Monday, April 30, 2018
    Just Listed Bask in spectacular south facing views from this high floor unit at the iconic Outer Drive East. This unit boasts unobstructed views of Millennium & Grant parks, Lake Michigan & the south Michigan Ave skyline from 18’ balcony. Oak wood flooring guides you throughout the largest one-bedroom unit. The redesigned kitchen comes with new cabinets, granite counters, new kitchen appliances in addition to an elegantly remodeled bathroom...
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  • Spacious 2 Bedroom in Avondale Just Listed

    Spacious 2 Bedroom in Avondale Just Listed
    Just Listed
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    Just Listed Hot Avondale Neighborhood and condo building. Must see newly remodeled unit. New hardwood floors throughout. Stainless Steel appliances and Quartz Counter tops with large Kitchen island. 42in White Shaker Style cabinets. European and Elegant style bathrooms. +10ft ceilings allows tons of natural light with designer shades. Plus size Bedrooms with master bathroom and abundance of closest space and extra storage in building. Everything at your fingertips...
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  • Just Listed Chic Home Located in Old Town

    Just Listed Chic Home Located in Old Town
    Just Listed
    Tuesday, April 24, 2018
    Just Listed A rare opportunity to own an incredible home in fabulous Old Town! This chic 4 bedroom-3½ bathroom home is situated on the best tree lined block. A thoughtful and open floor plan on main level has you enter into a serene & peaceful environment. Wood floors guide you through & around a private courtyard. The bay window allows for tranquility. The wide openness in the kitchen and family room lends itself for entertainment or quality family time. Wo
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  • Open House on April 15th

    Open House on April 15th
    Friday, April 13, 2018
    Open House Sunday, April 15th | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm It's all about the view. Sit on your balcony and enjoy wonderful vistas of Grant Park, Monroe Harbor and the south city skyline. Unit has solid wood floors with good marquetry feature. Kitchen has been opened up to allow for large dinning/work counter top. Tile entry way and bathroom. Original closets and storage...
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  • Newly Remodeled 1 Bed at The ParkShore

    Newly Remodeled 1 Bed at The ParkShore
    Just Listed
    Wednesday, April 04, 2018
    Just Listed Rarely available 1-bedroom condo at The ParkShore. Totally renovated: new kitchen cabinets, backsplash, counters & appliances; new bathroom clad in marble with shower & frameless glass door; hardwood floor throughout; solid panel doors; in-home washer and dryer...
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