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So many exciting new projects are coming to downtown Chicago. One of our favorite projects estimated to be delivered 2019 is 333 North Green Street. It's a ground-up new construction with 555,524 square foot creative office and prime retail building located in Chicago’s most dynamic neighborhood, Fulton Market! Developed by Sterling Bay, designed by Gensler and will be 19 stories tall!

This new construction will include a Skydeck overlooking the city, onsite parking for over 300 cars, a tenant lounge with grab & go food service, fitness center, bar, gaming area and more! There’s about 253,631 SF of office space remaining, the building will also provide 35,000 Square feet of prime retail.

This location is also perfect for just about anyone. The

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1. 333 North Green Street | $100 million

333 North Green Street is one of our favorites. It is a ground-up new construction with 555,524 square foot creative office and prime retail building located in Chicago’s most dynamic neighborhood, Fulton Market!  More information on this property can be found on the 333 North Green Street Development blog.

2. 355 East Wacker Drive | $58 million

BKI Architecture is the brains behind 355 East Wacker Drive. It will be 13 stories high accommodating 1440 middle and high school students in Lakeshore East. It’s expected to be finished by late 2019. The site will include a two-story library and an auditorium that can seat 500 people. A rooftop deck will be included as well that provides a full view of the Vista

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Lincoln Yards is an ambitious project that will include a 70-story skyscraper, create 23,000 jobs, 6200 parking spaces, and 5,000 homes for Chicago residents on the north side. The entire project will cost approximately $5 billion dollars.

The development will be 70 acres and located along the river between Lincoln Park and Bucktown. This site was home to Finkl & Sons steel plant for 112 years, and other industrial businesses. According to Gloor and Erin Lavin Cabonargi, the firms director of development, Sterling Bay plans to split the space between commercial buildings and residential space.

Like many developments, there are always challenges. Some of the challenges consist of congestion in the area, and parking. Zoning approval is still needed to

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When you’re selecting a broker, there’s no doubt that you want the very best that suits your needs. With there being so many online ads, postcards, billboards, and more, it’s hard to fight through the noise and find someone who has your best interests at heart. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Check out the 6 tips below that can help you with this process!



Experience goes a long way when choosing the correct agent. It’s better to hire an agent who has 20+ years of experience in the market than one who only has 5+ years. 


Testimonials are huge when it comes to picking an agent. You can begin your search by searching on popular social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn,

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Streeterville is well known for its large number of high rises and luxury condo buildings. Streeterville is surrounded by Lake Shore Drive, the Chicago River, Michigan Avenue and Lake Michigan. What's even better is the incredible attractions within walking distance that residents can choose to visit. Take a look at some of them below!  

Navy Pier

One of Chicago’s most popular spots for tourism, Navy Pier attracts approximately 9 million visitors annually making it the top leisure spot in the Midwestern America. The pier encompasses more than fifty acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, family attractions and exhibition facilities. Some attractions on the actual Pier consist of the huge Ferris wheel, the Shakespeare Theater, Chicago’s children

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Selling your home can bring on an abundance of mixed emotions. You may have memories there of family and other loved ones. But, there’s a side of you that may be ready to move on to something bigger and better. One things for sure, selling your home can be stressful sometimes, which is the last thing you need on your plate. Because of this, we’ve compiled a list to make this process a lot quicker and easier. Here are 7 tips that will help you sell your home as quickly as possible, even when the peak time for home sells has passed.


Better your curb appeal

First impressions are everything. This general rule applies to all areas of your life, especially your home when it comes time to sell. Most buyers will drive by your home after seeing it

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Ranked one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the world, the Gold Coast has a lot to offer in terms of residences and attractions to visit while touring or residing in the area. Below are 8 attractions that we find very appealing to the average tourist and residence who resides in the Gold Coast.

Charnley-Persky House

This historic house museum is located on 1365 North Astor Street in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Designed by Frank Llyod Wright and Louis Sullivan, famous architects, this residence is known to be a very important part of modern American architecture. Visitors can receive guided tours of this masterpiece every Wednesday and Saturday. What’s even better is that admission is FREE on Wednesdays for individuals.

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South Loop is one of Chicago's first residential districts. Its recent development transformed the South Loop back into a residential neighborhood. On top of its recent developments, South Loop has many attractions that makes it worthwhile to visit or live there. Some of the most popular attractions are listed below.

Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium is the first planetarium in the western hemisphere that’s open to the public. Founded by Max Adler, more than 1.2 million people were in attendance during the first two years Adler was open. Visitors can expect to learn more about space science and space exploration. This is a perfect spot for a family outing!

Chicago Women's Park and Gardens

Women have made many contributions to the city

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***Before air-conditioning. When we moved into our homestead we brought our wooden ice chest with us.  Every day a horse drawn wagon came down our street. When it stopped, we took a look. A dirty tarpaulin covered the ice inside. The ice monger was expert at cutting a block, gripping with ice tongs and carrying it into our kitchen. The chest was attractive, with beautiful hinges &  tight handles. A big pail went underneath to catch the water as the ice melted. We checked it before it overflowed onto the floor.

  Summer was pleasant. My folks had storm windows installed, with glass and screens. We switched their positions as the seasons changed. The windows had shades, curtains and draperies.The basement was deep, the floors cool.    My…
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Sometimes, school was not an issue, but forced confinement was! It was summer when all 4 of us came down with scarlet fever! Visiting nurses nailed a quarantine sign on our front door. Seeing it was too much for my mother to cope with, ordered my brothers hospitalized..My sister miraculously had it for one day, and her symptoms disappeared! I was the only patient at home.  My friends would visit me through the three open dining room windows. There were pocket doors on two sides of the room with ropes tied across  so only visiting nurses, the doctor and my mother were allowed in. When it was over, my mother was told to burn everything I had touched, my…
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