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When you decide to buy a condominium, remember it’s a different process from buying a single-family home. There are a few things to keep in mind before buying a condominium in Chicago.

Buyers are attracted to condo living because of the convenience to area shopping, dining, and amenities. If a repair is needed, the building maintenance team handles it, not the unit owner. Not everyone wants to mow a backyard lawn every weekend or tend to unruly shrubbery, so condo living appeals to people with fast-paced busy lifestyles who want to live in downtown Chicago where all the dining, shopping, and nightlife are a few steps away. 

Keep a proactive outlook when selecting a unit. Think about how your family or living situation may change in the

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When you think of buying a brand new home built the way you want it, you expect the process to be easy without obstacles like repairs and contingencies. However, there are things you should keep in mind when buying a new construction condominium in Chicago. This is a list of tips to help you get the most for your money and what to expect when you buy a new construction condominium in Chicago. 

Be Patient and Get Upgrade Costs in Writing

When you buy an existing home, you can expect to move into your home in a couple of months or sooner. However, new construction condos can take longer depending on how far along the developer is in the construction process.

Make sure the estimated completion date works for your schedule. Be prepared for

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Market Watch

Home buyers should keep an eye on the ebb and flow of the 2019 real estate market and trends. The housing market of 2019 may be one of changing tides. Predicting them is almost impossible. Before starting a search for your next apartment, loft, co-op, penthouse, townhouse, or condominium in Chicago, it’s a good idea to get a sense of the forces that sway the market.

Realtor.com compiled some data about housing market predictions and determined that both buyers and sellers may face challenges in 2019. You can see the full Realtor.com Housing 2019 Forecast here.

Below, is a collection of highlights from the report and other sources about 2019 trends and forecasts for the U.S. real estate market, with special emphasis on Chicago properties.

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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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