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Gallery on Wells Deck

Even among the plethora of art galleries and luxurious studios in River North, one building stands above the rest, quite literally. The Gallery on Wells, located at Wells and Ontario, is the new apartment complex that reaches thirty-nine stories, dwarfing its neighbors not only in height, but in its luxurious design as well. Each unit offers hand-picked and custom made finishes with details to give each space a unique feel.

The building was designed by Loewenberg Architects and features an eight-floor-high red-brick base, topped by a 31 floor sparkling glass construct that pierces the sky. Magellan Property Management Company currently manages the building, made up of 442 apartments, which vary from studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms, and three

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Pet owners are a funny breed. They lavish attention and treats on their furry friends and shower them with love but, when it comes to buying a new home, they want to see no sign that a dog, cat, potbellied pig, or hamster lived in a property they're considering purchasing. On one hand it's a humorous form of hypocrisy; on the other, it's a perfectly understandable concern for someone worried about making such a huge financial investment. A urine-stained carpet, scratched baseboards, clumps of hair in the corners, or torn-up furniture may indicate a damaged house that’ll require a buyer to finance repairs. Prospective buyers are apt to see such signs as characteristic of a dirty, poorly maintained property. That can be a real deterrent for even the

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We can't be the only ones who used to dream of buying a big mansion to live in with all our friends. Is that even possible in Chicago Real Estate? Why, yes it is! While this mansion doesn't come with a slide from the bedroom straight into a pool (bummer!) it does offer six bedrooms and six bathrooms, amazing views, and a ton more! So, get your friends together and make that childhood dream an amazing reality in the Gold Coast!

 


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Some real estate agents have more on their hands than others. Thank goodness no one at reside360 has ever had to handle nightmare real estate listings like these!

1)Why yes, that is a see-through shower and toilet in the middle of the KITCHEN. How is this sanitary??

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2) Welcome to the attic, how would you like to be murdered? I mean, nice day!

3) High ceilings, just needs a fresh coat of paint!

4) This listing..... rocks? We're sorry, we will see ourselves out.

5) Whoever staged this really hit existentialism on the head.

6) Wild, Wild, Houses

7) Mermaid, more like mer-maybe-don't.

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Yea, yea, Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark Holiday created as a by-product of consumerism. Are we done being a negative Nancy now? Cool! While complaints about the holiday, from cynics to singles, may have their place, one of the other downfalls of this romantic celebration is falling into the same routine: wine, steak, and a cute couple’s dessert – from aw to yawn. So this Valentine’s Day may we suggest spicing things up? Skip the humdrum and try something new by checking out one of the proposals below!

1) Sushi Making at Kamehachi

For your first date the two of you went to that new and happening Indian Barbeque meets Ethiopian Fusion place, and it was love at first bite. Keep that flavor fresh with a sushi making class at Kamehachi in Old Town.

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Point and Feather, River North’s new dart-centered bar, is the perfect venue to unwind and forget your woes for an evening. There’s something remarkably therapeutic about throwing a small missile at a target, hearing the loud thwack as it strikes the board, occasionally scoring a bullseye (probably by accident).

Unlike ping-pong, the latest gaming phenomenon that’s recently gripped Chicago, darts is an experience you can enjoy alone or with your friends. It’s also a game that provides plenty of downtime between turns to socialize with others or grab one of Point and Feather’s gin-based cocktails (try the Queen of Thorns, a beefeater gin-based cocktail made with pineapple, lemon, and dried rose, if you’re looking for a new addiction). The venue

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It seems like you can’t blink without hearing something new on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and its potential. Bitcoin is now slowly infiltrating into the real estate market as well, which is notorious for some of its more antiquated practices. Yet, purchases in Austin and Manhattan were brokered with Bitcoin as the sole source of currency.

Some real estate agencies across the US are becoming more open to accepting cryptocurrency for purchasing a home, as well as agents accepting it as their commission. In areas where the real estate market is slow brokerages hope cryptocurrency is the answer to giving their firm more of an edge by offering different purchasing options. They are taking note from foreign markets that already accept cryptocurrency

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We’re sure you’ve noticed the plummeting temperatures, and while the weather is unpredictable, you can plan ahead. Below are some quick tips to avoid a pipe burst, flooding, and more while winter gives us its worst.

  • If you plan on heading to warmer temperatures (and we don’t blame you) make sure to ask a friend to check in on your place at least once a week.
  • As much as turning the heat on seems like a waste if you’re out of town, it could save you later in the form of avoiding bursting pipes. Keep your heat at 68 degrees!
  • Expose your plumbing to the warm air within your home by keeping cabinets open, this will help the warmth circulate around the pipes, and help prevent bursting pipes and potential flooding.
  • Turning your taps on a
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'Tis the season to get your craft on! With the holiday season in full swing, you may be in need of some décor to spruce up your home. Make your holiday season festive with these clever holiday DIY ideas. It's the most wonderful time of year to go all out on decorations, and spend quality time with family and friends while doing it!

1. Wooden Ornaments

Sick of using the same store-bought ornaments year after year? Freshen up your Christmas tree with hand-painted wooden ornaments! Stop by your local craft store, grab a few wood slices, and embrace your inner-artist. Paint a simple design or word,  drill a hole, and string a ribbon through for hanging!

2. Glass Bottle Menorah

Start collecting empty glass bottles to create this simple

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If you're looking for a new place to own and don't want to dish out your life savings, you may want to look into a co-op. Co-op, short for "cooperative," is a unique way to obtain property. For an apartment in a co-op building, you are buying shares instead of buying the property itself. A co-op is owned and controlled by a group of individuals who have equal shares and occupancy rights to the housing. Buying a share gives you access into the shareholder group and the rights of the co-op corporation.

Co-ops can come in all shapes and sizes:

  • single family homes
  • townhouses
  • mid and high-rise apartment complexes
  • garden apartments
  • senior housing
  • and more!

Advantages

One of the biggest advantages of living in a co-op

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