March 2014

Found 5 blog entries for March 2014.

Chicago Penthouse Condos For Sale

If there’s one thing about Chicago penthouses for sale, the views from most rarely disappoint. High-rises all over the city boasts some of the most spectacular real estate you’ll find anywhere, and if you’re in the market for a new luxury home here in the Windy City, why not consider a stunning Chicago penthouse for sale?

There’s little doubt the penthouse condo over at Trump Tower is the most well-known penthouse unit currently on the market, but for those of us who don’t quite have a $32 million budget, dozens of other penthouses are available in high-end buildings all over the city. From Lincoln Park all the way down to the South Loop, downtown Chicago is loaded with modish penthouses with style, glamour, and prestige.

To help get your

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Modern Homes For Sale in Chicago

Contemporary architecture seems to be hotter than ever here in Chicago and whether it’s the clean, fresh look of a modern home or the functionality and efficiency often associated with this up-and-coming design trend, more and more homes in Chicago are starting to boasts a modern-contemporary look and feel.  

Whether it’s totally new-construction or the renovation of a historic home in which contractors are incorporating a bit of a modern-day flair, modern homes in Chicago are certainly trending upward; and to prove it, simply take a closer look at some of the stunning home listings currently on the market. Although the price tag for the homes listed below may be a bit on the high-side, the listing photos certainly do these asking prices justice...

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Chicago Outdoor Patios and Rooftops

Although we’ve officially entered the spring season on the calendar, the weather outside still feels a bit like winter. On the flip side however, because of all the long, dark days of heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures we’ve seen over the course of this past winter, the mid-30s and sunshine we’re seeing today actually feels a bit mild, and perhaps warmer weather really is just around the corner. In any case, the worst is certainly behind us at this point and when the weather finally does break, you can bet the dozens of Chicago restaurants with outdoor patios and rooftops will be bustling with local residents looking to take full advantage of the spring and summer months after what many consider to be the worst winter in history. So, to get you

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Park Chicago Mobile AppParking in Chicago is a hassle. And if you’re a real estate agent in the city, chances are, you know this all too well. A quick 15 minute showing can turn into a 45 minute conversation with clients eager to find the perfect home and pretty soon, meter maids are bound to notice those flashing lights sitting in front of a fire hydrant or no parking zone.

A new smartphone app the city of Chicago is about to roll out could resolve this every-day issue for real estate agents and drivers all over the city, however, as locals will soon be able to pay the [OUTRAGEOUS] meter fees from the convenience of their own handheld device. The mobile app, which was part of Mayor Emanuel’s renegotiated parking deal, will allow those parking in the city to enter their meter

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New Rental Complex Replacing CarmichaelsFor years, Carmichael’s Steakhouse at 1052 W. Monroe has been a favorite dinner spot for both West Loop residents and local Chicagoans all over the city who appreciate a good old-fashioned steak dinner. The structure itself was originally built back in 1947, but it wasn’t until 1997 that Mel Bechina, also the owner of Carmichael Truck Repair, opened up what’s been considered a neighborhood staple for nearly the past 20 years.

All that, however, is about to change as reports are starting to surface about the building and surrounding property being sold and plans for a new 131 rental complex taking its place. The developer, Michigan Avenue Realty Group, plans to raze Carmichael’s and construct two 4-story buildings—one housing 57 new rentals and the

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