Urban Real Estate

2014

  • Out with the Old, In with the NEW YEAR!

    Out with the Old, In with the NEW YEAR!
    Wednesday, December 31, 2014
  • *Just LISTED* Mornings Just Got a Little Easier...

    *Just LISTED* Mornings Just Got a Little Easier...
    Just Listed, River North
    Tuesday, December 30, 2014
    East Facing / Park View Convertible One Bedroom with Large Balcony! Great Hall Entry Closet! Makes Great Investor Purchase! No Cap on Rentals! Indoor Deeded Parking space available for $35K.
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  • High Floor One Bedroom JUST LISTED in River North!

    High Floor One Bedroom JUST LISTED in River North!
    Just Listed, River North
    Monday, December 29, 2014
    Deluxe One Bedroom with Open Kitchen, Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counter Tops, Hardwood Floor in Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen. Floor-to-ceiling Windows and Large Balcony. High Floor with Awesome South Facing Views of Chicago Skyline.
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  • Monday Real Estate Round-up

    Monday Real Estate Round-up
    Monday, December 29, 2014
    The West Loop will be getting a new 93-unit apartment building in the new year. Northbrook-based developer Michigan Avenue Real Estate Group has obtained an approximately $21 million construction loan for the development, which is set for a parcel at 1241-45 W. Jackson Blvd. Read more on the project from Crain's here. Photo via Alderman Ervin's Office...
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  • Monday Real Estate Round-up

    Monday Real Estate Round-up
    Monday, December 22, 2014
    New renderings emerged last week of a newly proposed supertall tower from Chicago's own Jeanne Gang that may be destined for the New Eastside. The Wanda Vista tower has been chopped down from 89 stories to 88 (supposedly due to a Chinese superstition about the number 8). Various published reports confirmed Gang is the architect...
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  • Happy Holidays From Urban!

    Happy Holidays From Urban!
    Saturday, December 20, 2014
  • Another Downtown Skyscraper

    Another Downtown Skyscraper
    Friday, December 19, 2014
    Another day, another announcement of a downtown skyscraper for Chicago. Various media outlets reported today that the Robert A. M. Stern-designed, 67-story tower for 451 E. Grand in Streeterville was approved yesterday afternoon by the Chicago Plan Commission. The tower will be clad in pre-cast concrete and will have 350 residences, a mix of condos and rentals, 900 underground parking spaces and will include a 70,000 square-foot park located next to the building...
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  • New Supertall Tower For New Eastside?

    New Supertall Tower For New Eastside?
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    The Chicago Tribune is reporting on rumors that have been circulating since July that a new supertall tower is coming to the New Eastside. At 89 floors, the tower, that was originally released via the website of the Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group, would dramatically change the Chicago skyline. It would actually be constructed as three separate towers and is, reportedly, designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang...
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  • Monday Real Estate Round-up

    Monday Real Estate Round-up
    Monday, December 15, 2014
    The Chicago Tribune Company is considering a redevelopment of its world famous and landmark Tribune Tower on North Michigan Avenue. Built in 1925, the tower was the result of an architectural competition won by Raymond Hood of New York and has been a fixture on the skyline ever since it's construction...
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  • *Just LISTED* Multiple Upgrades & Finishes in the New Eastside

    *Just LISTED* Multiple Upgrades & Finishes in the New Eastside
    Just Listed, New Eastside
    Friday, December 12, 2014
    High floor, two bedroom corner unit with sunny east facing balcony. View of Navy Pier, Lake Michigan and New Eastside Park. New wood flooring. Newly remodeled kitchen and new appliances. Separate dining area. Attached Murphy bed in 2nd bedroom. Excellent closet space and spacious bedrooms. Resort style amenities. Geodesic domed indoor pool and spa, two tiered sun deck, half court basketball, steam and sauna.
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  • Chicago-area Asking Price Increases Slowing

    Chicago-area Asking Price Increases Slowing
    Thursday, December 11, 2014
    That's a fun and confusing title - asking prices are up in the Chicago area in every metric, but the increases, year-over-year, quarter-over-quarter are slowing. So the asking price increases are slowing. Data from real estate website Trulia's Price Monitor was recently released for the month of November shows that asking prices were positive but showing signs of slowing. Year-over-year pricing in November was up 9...
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  • *Just LISTED!* Stylish and Stately Await You at The Churchill

    *Just LISTED!* Stylish and Stately Await You at The Churchill
    Gold Coast, Just Listed
    Tuesday, December 09, 2014
    Elegant 1 Bedroom At The Churchill. Unit Features Southern Exposure, In-unit Washer/Dryer, Hardwood Floors, Crown Moldings, 9' Ceilings, New Stainless Steel Appliances, Newer Windows, Separate Dining Room, and Extra Storage. Assessments Include Everything Except Phone. 24 Hour Door Staff, Sun Deck, Laundry, Bike & Storage Room. No Pet Restrictions. Parking Across Street. Great Location! Bath Redone 2012!
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  • Monday Real Estate Round-up

    Monday Real Estate Round-up
    Monday, December 08, 2014
    A new 41-story tower has been proposed for a surface parking lot in the West Loop, located at 590 W. Madison. The tower would house a hotel and office building. Designed by Goettsch Partners, the same firm behind the tower under construction at 150 N. Riverside, the plan calls for a four-star hotel with 350 rooms and about 600,000 square feet of office space. Read more about the proposal at Crain's here...
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  • Tour A Chicago Landmark Under Conversion

    Tour A Chicago Landmark Under Conversion
    Thursday, December 04, 2014
    Chicago has been making headlines all over the world for its great architecture generation after generation. The city's architects lead construction of ground-breaking projects all over the world and our locally built skyscrapers grab attention too...
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  • *JUST SOLD in the New Eastside* A Beautiful Unit in an Impeccable Building

    *JUST SOLD in the New Eastside* A Beautiful Unit in an Impeccable Building
    Just Sold, New Eastside
    Wednesday, December 03, 2014
    Gorgeous northwest corner 2 bed/2 bath with magnificent views of the parks, Lake Michigan and the City. Contemporary designer kitchen with Bosch and Miele appliances and granite counter tops. Washer and dryer in the unit. Garage space for $40K. Great building in the hot New Eastside!
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  • Monday Real Estate Round-Up

    Monday Real Estate Round-Up
    Monday, December 01, 2014
    The Landmark Bush Temple of Music in Chicago's Gold Coast will soon be transformed into micro apartments by Cedar Street Companies' FLATS brand. Both Curbed Chicago and Crain's are reporting that the rents will be approachable and apartments will be sized in the 350 to 450 square foot range. Because the building is a Chicago landmark, the city's Landmarks Commission will have to review and approve the proposal...
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  • Starting The Season Off Right

    Starting The Season Off Right
    Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :)
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  • Monday Real Estate Round-up

    Monday Real Estate Round-up
    Monday, November 24, 2014
    The Near North Side is top of the heap for October 2014 . Chicago Agent Magazine crunched the numbers and found that the neighborhood was the top-selling one in the city last month. The neighborhood had a total off 190, nearly twice as many as the second and third place neighborhoods, respectively Lincoln Park with 98 and Lakeview with 96. The list shakes out a little bit differently if it's adjusted for single family homes, of course...
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  • Chicago The 2nd Most Affordable Metro

    Chicago The 2nd Most Affordable Metro
    Wednesday, November 19, 2014
    Chicago is the second most affordable metro area for middle class buyers, according to a new report out from the real estate website Trulia. Chicago Agent Magazine examined the report and touted that, while the area's affordability has fallen six percentage points from 2013, it's still among the country's most affordable, ranking above metros like Dallas, Houston and Phoenix. Read the full report, with nifty graphs, at Chicago Agent Magazine here .
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  • Monday Real Estate Round-Up

    Monday Real Estate Round-Up
    Monday, November 17, 2014
    Greektown's newest apartment building is now leasing its units, but you can't move in for a few months yet. The 33-story luxury highrise called "Arkadia Tower," is now leasing its 350 apartments for March 2015 occupancy, according to a recent report in DNAinfo. The West Loop building also acknowledges its Greektown location with an image of the Parthenon on the base. The first unit was rented one week ago...
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