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Condos on East Lake Shore Drive in ChicagoLake Shore Drive is home to some of Chicago’s most highly sought after condo buildings. Breathtaking unobstructed views of Lake Michigan certainly top the list of why so many home buyers specifically want condo space directly on one of Chicago’s most famed thoroughfares, but many buildings on Lake Shore Drive actually offer more than just that coveted million dollar view.

There’s no doubt that if you live on Lake Shore Drive, you’re in a prime downtown location. Access to transportation, fine dining, fun-filled entertainment, and all the best shopping downtown Chicago has to offer is likely just blocks from your front door, but among the dozens of condo buildings that make up the Lake Shore Drive landscape, exactly what part of ‘The Drive” is the most

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Chicago Lofts For Sale

If you’re even the least bit familiar with our top-notch team of Chicago real estate agents, you likely know that lofts for sale in Chicago are among our favorite properties to show clients and potential home buyers looking for the perfect place in the Windy City. Along with all the antiquated finishes and features typically seen in a loft conversion, what makes showing a loft for sale different than an ordinary condominium residence in downtown Chicago is the uniqueness to each layout, as well as the history behind most loft buildings situated all across the downtown area. From former warehouses and manufacturing plants to some of the most stylish real estate found in Chicago, there’s nothing quite like an authentic loft-condo situated in the heart of

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Transportation-Oriented Development in ChicagoIt wasn’t long ago that living adjacent to an “L” line in Chicago would’ve only been considered as a last resort. Today however, things are a bit different and there seems to be a new movement in residential real estate that’s focused on transportation-oriented development.  In short, the idea is to form a more urbanized atmosphere where local residents will be able to shop in the neighborhood, dine-out in the neighborhood and use public transportation in the neighborhood as opposed to relying on a car and going elsewhere in the city. As a result, more and more Chicagoans are ditching their cars and finding places to live with quick and easy access to the city’s major transportation hubs.

Preliminary plans for two transportation-oriented developments

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 10 best things to do this winter in Chicago

  1. MACY'S WINDOWS. Once the historical Marshall Fields, Macy's has continued the traditional holiday window displays, with beautiful décor that all ages can enjoy. This year's theme, The Magic of Christmas, takes a look at the State Street store's history. You'll feel all the nostalgia of Chicago Christmas as you enjoy the decorations (and make sure to check out the beautiful tree inside in the Walnut Room!).
  2. HOT CHOCOLATE RUN. Plan ahead for next year – this early November tradition is a great way to kick off winter in Chicago.  The annual 5k/15k race through Grant Park culminates in delicious hot cocoa to celebrate your running success. The race also partners with The Ronald McDonald House Charities
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Chicago Real Estate Near Top-Ranked SchoolsAccording to a new study that was mentioned in REALTOR® Mag, home buyers are willing to pay a premium for living within a highly-rated school district. Although not terribly surprising, especially for real estate around Chicago, the study, which was conducted by Redfin, looked at median sales prices for homes within certain school districts and comparable homes in the same area served by other, less-notable school systems.

The results of the study are showing that home buyers across the country are willing to spend an average of $50 more per square foot for a home that’s situated in a high-ranking school district than for a home located outside that school or district’s boundary lines. While some claim many other factors go into a home’s purchase price,

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Chicago's Most Expensive Loft For SaleIt’s not uncommon that we write about lofts for sale in downtown Chicago, as this specific property-type is among the hottest on the entire real estate market. One of the great aspects about residential lofts in Chicago is that buyers have the option to be searching anywhere from the West and South Loop to Lakeview and Lincoln Park and plenty of historic and desirable options will be sitting on the market just waiting for the next buyer to act. Dozens of great deals and affordable prices are out there once you begin your quest to find the ultimate loft space, but what about those lofts in downtown Chicago that are ultra-high-end and boasts unique, one-of-a-kind features and finishes? For us working in the real estate industry, Chicago’s luxury lofts are

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West Loop LoftsWEST LOOP LOFTS:

Perhaps downtown Chicago’s best known location for loft real estate, the West Loop is now one of the trendiest neighborhoods for eating, drinking, and enjoying the vibrant Chicago lifestyle. Home to dozens of highly-touted restaurants and cafés, if you’re looking for the best in what the Windy City has to offer in terms of a restaurant scene, Randolph Street is the place for you. Because of all the recent development, and now Google’s plan to move to nearby Fulton Market, the demand for West Loop lofts is through the roof. So if you’re interested in a classic Chicago loft that features all the historic charm with upgraded modern amenities, consider a West Loop for the next place you call home.

Chicago Loop LoftsCHICAGO LOOP LOFTS:

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Old Town Chicago Real Estate For SaleIn recent weeks, there’s been quite a bit of hype about the West and South Loop real estate market. First it was the rapid sales pace Related Midwest has seen since re-launching its recently acquired 500 condo units down in the South Loop part of town; then last week Google officially announced it would be moving from its Merchandise Mart location in River North to the new 1KFulton building near the West Loop.

However, despite the upward trends these trendy downtown Chicago neighborhoods have been seeing lately, traffic on our network of real estate websites has started to see a significant increase in home buyers searching Old Town. Conveniently located just west of the Gold Coast, what makes Old Town attractive to so many home buyers is the close

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Chicago Tech-Start Up CompaniesMany outsiders generally associate Chicago with deep dish pizza, hot dogs with an obnoxious amount of toppings, and overwhelmingly bad baseball teams. But as the New York Times pointed out last year, downtown Chicago is also generating strong momentum for being a revitalized hotspot for both large-scale and small-time technology companies to call home. River North, one of Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods for trendy new restaurants and chic condominium and loft spaces, is now home to the mega daily-deal website company Groupon, the Chicago offices for Google, and dozens of other tech-related businesses.

The transformation of empty warehouses and Chicago’s famed Merchandise Mart building into desirable new loft-style office space has paved the way for

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Downtown Chicago Real EstateLately we’ve been sharing with our readers how hot the downtown Chicago real estate market has become—see More West Loop Development on the Way & Condos in Chicago’s Trump Tower Continue to Sell at Rapid Pace—and today, we’re going to continue that trend. Here at the See Chicago Real Estate Network, we work hard to match home buyers searching the Chicago real estate market with agents and brokers specializing in each specific area, and it’s because of this philosophy that puts the fun back into what’s often a complex and stressful financial decision.

In the first 3 weeks of April, our network of Chicago real estate agents have closed 19 transactions overall and we’re working on several more deals as we speak. Agents like Susy Grossman and Susie

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