Urban Real Estate

2017

  • Well Appointed Duplex Just Sold in West Town

    Well Appointed Duplex Just Sold in West Town
    Just Sold, West Town
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    JUST SOLD! Deluxe High First Floor Lower Level Duplex. 3 Br (2up & 1 Down) Very Bright & Open Space. Well Appointed With New Oak Floors (ll) Incl. Cherry Border Throughout Main Level. Granite & Stainless Kitchen With Over-sized Island. Luxe Master And Marble Baths. Wood-burning Fireplace With Gas-log, Custom Closets & Huge Family Room. South Facing Home Capturing Sunlight. Ll Bedroom With French Doors To An Open Gracious Family Room...
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  • Tips And Ways to Check Out A Neighborhood Before Making It Home, CNBC Discusses

    Tips And Ways to Check Out A Neighborhood Before Making It Home, CNBC Discusses
    Walk the neighborhood, grab lunch, and even go through during odd hours and garbage pick-up, just to get a better sense of where you'll be living, entrepeneur and real estate mogul Sidney Torres, host of CNBC's "The Deed", discusses. Urban Real Estate brokers often urge clients to do the same if they are moving to new neighborhoods, especially if moving from the suburbs to the city, or from one neighborhood to a totally different part of town...
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  • Monday Real Estate Round-Up

    Monday Real Estate Round-Up
    Industry News
    Monday, March 20, 2017
    Rising home equity is putting more homeowners into a good position for refinance or pursue additional purchases. According to a new report from the Federal Reserve, household equity rose 10.9 in 2016, or $1.317 trillion to a total of $13.349 trillion. The current level exceeds to the previous peak level of equity ($13.27 trillion) set in 2005. Following the real estate crash, equity fell by 54 percent to $6.16 trillion in 2010 before the current recovery...
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  • Chicago's Top-Selling Neighborhoods - February 2017

    Chicago's Top-Selling Neighborhoods - February 2017
    Industry News
    Monday, March 20, 2017
    The latest numbers are in and the top selling neighborhood in Chicago for the month of February was the Near North Side, which saw a total of 165 sales and a median price of $425,000. It was followed by Lincoln Park with 96 sales and a median price of $537,000 and West Town with 78 sales and a median price of $447,000. For single family homes, Ashburn was first with 31 sales, followed by Ausin with 28 sales and Dunning with 22 sales...
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  • Open House in Lovely Lincoln Park | Sun. Mar. 19th | 12pm-2pm

    Open House in Lovely Lincoln Park | Sun. Mar. 19th | 12pm-2pm
    Lincoln Park
    Saturday, March 18, 2017
    OPEN HOUSE - 843 W Diversey, Unit 1 | Lincoln Park Sunday, March 19th - 12:00pm to 2:00pm Stunning, three bedroom three full bathroom Lincoln Park duplex with unrivaled finishes. Solid oak floors in a spacious floor plan which features a chef’s kitchen with viking appliances and wolf range. Designer granite and walnut cabinets. Luxurious spa quality bathrooms including steam shower in master, air tub and heated floors...
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  • Open House | Sat. March 18th | 12pm-2pm

    Open House | Sat. March 18th | 12pm-2pm
    New Eastside
    Friday, March 17, 2017
    OPEN HOUSE - 400 E Randolph, Units 2324 & 2408 Saturday, March 18th - 12:00pm to 2:00pm Come see two stunning 1 bed/1 bath units at 400 E Randolph. This amenity rich building has a massive gym, spa facility, geodesic domed indoor pool and 2 level sundeck. The building's amenities also include onsite management, 24hr doormen and a shuttle bus into the loop. Located just within a short walk to Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, Lake Front and Loop...
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  • Chicago-area's Most Expensive Zip Codes

    Chicago-area's Most Expensive Zip Codes
    Friday, March 17, 2017
    According to the latest home sales numbers the ten most expensive zip codes in Illinois are all in the Chicago area. The most expensive was Kenilworth, with a median sale price of $1,212,500 for a home sale. It was followed by Winnetka with a median sale price of $890,000 and Glencoe right behind with $882,500. One city zip code made the list, 60603. That's a Loop zip code that ecompasses an area immediately east and south of Millennium Park...
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  • Open House This Weekend at The Heartbreak Lofts

    Open House This Weekend at The Heartbreak Lofts
    Kelly Smith
    Friday, March 17, 2017
    OPEN HOUSE - 17 N Loomis, Unit 4J - Near West Side Saturday, March 18th - Sunday, March 19th - 12:00pm to 2:00pm Sought-after south facing Heartbreak Lofts Penthouse with Private roof deck. This amazing 2bed 2.1 bath unit is over 2000 + sqft of loft space with 12ft ceilings. Both bedrooms have attached bathrooms and walk in closets. Currently, 2nd fl master suite is being used as studio space and closet is being used as a guest bedroom...
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  • Chicago's Foreclosures Return to Pre-Crash Levels

    Chicago's Foreclosures Return to Pre-Crash Levels
    Thursday, March 16, 2017
    The latest data shows that Chicago's housing market has largely returned to it's pre-crisis level, with foreclosures representing a very small component of the overall market. Only eight of the Chicago-area's 250 zip codes had more than a very small percentage of their houses in foreclosure last month, largely concentrated in the south suburbs. In 98 of those zip codes, there were no homes in foreclosure...
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  • Look Inside the West Loop's Landmark

    Look Inside the West Loop's Landmark
    Industry News, West Loop
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    Related Midwest has unveiled a new set of renderings showing the amenity spaces at the up-coming tower that will be a "landmark" addition to the West Loop. Known as "Landmark West Loop," the building is expected to be completed by August and will ultimately host 300 units and 12,000 square feet of amenity space in a 30-story building at 1035 W. Van Buren. It will include a game room, fitness center, yoga studio, demo kitchen, lounge, shared work space and library...
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  • Stylish Condo Just Listed at The Legacy!

    Stylish Condo Just Listed at The Legacy!
    Just Listed, Loop
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    Enjoy the views of city architecture, the lake, and Millennium park from the balcony as well as from each room of this stylish & inviting high floor home. This bright condo features quality upgrades: in the open kitchen - Subzero fridge, Bosch gas range, microwave oven, and dishwasher, full granite backsplash, Brookhaven cabinets. The living room/dining room & kitchen feature maple hardwood floors...
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  • Proposed River North Skyscraper Unveiled

    Proposed River North Skyscraper Unveiled
    Industry News
    Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    A 60-story skyscraper, the highest proposed for River North in a decade, was officially unveiled to residents of the neighborhood at a community meeting yesterday. Named the Carillon, the 725-foot tower would contain 216 hotel rooms, 120 timeshares, 246 condos and 30,000 square feet of retail space...
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  • Monday Real Estate Round-Up

    Monday Real Estate Round-Up
    Industry News
    Monday, March 13, 2017
    A new micro apartment development in River North is officially moving forward. From Developer Cedar Street Cos. the building was designed by Booth Hansen and will bring 149 new apartments to a vacant lot and vintage office building at the southwest corner of LaSalle and Huron. The project will also have 10,000 square feet of retail space to the ground level. The city has officially granted them their permits to begin foundation work on the new building...
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  • Making News This Week: Urban's Giancarlo Chavez and his Client's Contract for an $8.6 Million Condo in Highly-Anticipated Vista Tower

    Making News This Week: Urban's Giancarlo Chavez and his Client's Contract for an $8.6 Million Condo in Highly-Anticipated Vista Tower
    Urban Real Estate broker Giancarlo Chavez and his client's contract for an $8.6 million a full-floor penthouse residence at Chicago's Vista Tower, made news locally and across the country, as it joins the ranks of Chicago's most expensive homes listed for sale. See what local and national media had to say: Major Chicago Stories from the News: Front Page Story, New Eastside News Chicago Tribune: Wanda Vista developers see high-end demand; $8...
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  • Developers Propose Two Bucktown TODs

    Developers Propose Two Bucktown TODs
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    With the Milwaukee Avenue corridor on Chicago's northwest side adding more than 3,000 new units in the last two years, it's no surprise that additional developers are flocking to the hot area. Two developers are proposing transit-oriented developments (TODs) for the 1800 block of Milwaukee. Developer Michael Cordaro has proposed a 40-unit building at 1868 N. Milwaukee with ground floor retail. It will fill a currently vacant parcel...
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  • Open House in North Center | Sun. March 12th | 12pm-2pm

    Open House in North Center | Sun. March 12th | 12pm-2pm
    Friday, March 10, 2017
    OPEN HOUSE - 3900 N Claremont, Unit 403 | North Center Sunday, March 12th - 12:00pm to 2:00pm Bring the moving truck! Beautiful, 2-story loft penthouse. Gorgeous brick throughout, a private roof deck with 360˚ views. Refinished gleaming hardwood floors and separate dining area. Large eat-in kitchen, with thick granite island, and stainless steel appliances. In-unit washer/dryer, fireplace...
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  • High-rise coming to Evanston?

    High-rise coming to Evanston?
    Industry News
    Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    Could a new skyline-altering high-rise be coming to Evanston? Yesterday developers unveiled a proposal for a 33-story glass and steel building that would replace a a bank drive in. These same developers, Vermillion Development, proposed a 27-story building for this site almost two years ago, but the new proposal would bring 318 new apartments, 179 parking spaces and 6,700 square feet of ground floor retail to the downtown site...
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  • Just Listed! Stunningly Renovated, Rarely Available New Eastside Condo

    Just Listed! Stunningly Renovated, Rarely Available New Eastside Condo
    Just Listed
    Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    Rarely available spectacular south views from this high floor, stunningly contemporary 1 Bed / 1 1/2 Bath. Large balcony overlooking Lake Michigan, Monroe Harbor, Grant Park, Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, & the Chicago skyline. Complete high-end renovation with Hickory Nutmeg hardwood. Open spacious kitchen with solid cherry, Amish built cabinetry. Natural quartzite counter tops, well-appointed appliances, fixtures, & lighting throughout...
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  • Millennials Looking For Bigger Houses

    Millennials Looking For Bigger Houses
    Industry News
    Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    When it comes to housing, it seems that each generation wants something different. Take Millennials: according to a recent study by real estate website Trulia, the generation really wants to own a bigger house. Their survey revealed that even those who had homes over 3200 square feet still wanted more space. Older generations had the opposition reaction. Only those living in the smallest houses (those under 800 square feet) wanted more space...
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  • Monday Real Estate Round-Up

    Monday Real Estate Round-Up
    Industry News
    Monday, March 06, 2017
    A New York developer has proposed the tallest tower to be constructed in River North in a decade. Symmetry Property Developments is planning a 60-story hotel and condo tower that would rise to a total of 725 feet at the northeast corner of Superior Street and Wabash Avenue. It would include 216 hotel rooms, 120 timeshares and 246 condos. The ground floor would have around 30,000 square feet of retail space...
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