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Point of view

909 Washington highlight W. Loop location with expansive glass There are those who prefer lake views, but anyone who's ever stood on a balcony in the ...

Bulk of condo problems found in common areas, not units

One of the questions I mulled over while preparing the final exam for students in my home inspection class was what percentage of building problems ar ...

Incentives, quick delivery abound in buyer's market

When it comes to new-construction condominiums in Chicago, the idea of "immediate delivery" is almost mythical. But 2003 appears to be a magical year ...

Return of the loft

Winthrop offers rare find at Printers Row Lofts It was not so long ago that if a development didn't have "loft" in the name, Chicago home buyers were ...
RDM brings vision to Venetian

RDM brings vision to Venetian

Standing in the center of the nearly complete penthouse at the Neapolitan, his brand new highrise in Old Town, developer Robert Mosky, waves a hand at ...

Hidden costs can lurk around doors and windows

The fact that everything you can see looks good in your new condo or townhouse does not mean that all is well. Two of the places you probably haven't ...

Big housing developments planned in Chicago's future

The "City of Big Shoulders" looks as if it's about to flex its development muscles – again. Seven major new residential and mixed-use developme ...
Great expectations

Great expectations

Homeowners, builders adjusting to buyer's market in '03 "Is this a bad market?" asked Harry Huzenis, of Jameson Realty Group, at a recent forum spons ...
Room with a view

Room with a view

Vue 20 focused on innovation, affordable prices Architect David Brininstool rarely likes the overwrought names developers tend to attach to their pro ...
Breaking the rules

Breaking the rules

RCR/DC's modern designs have wide appeal Meeting a visitor outside a recent East Village project, at 839 N. Hermitage, developer Bob Ranquist correct ...

Shop around, use caution in buying new construction

After 19 years as a home inspector, I've seen everything imaginable during the home buying process, including once suicide and a homicide. We'll leave ...

Condominium conversions are Chicago's great housing bargain

Smart home shoppers this autumn are scanning the Chicago lakefront for condominium conversions, which experts say are the best housing bargains in the ...

Fall is important time for maintenance, repairs

Here it is the start of September and most of you are probably wondering what happened to the summer. From a building maintenance perspective, we are ...

Average home price hits $1 million along lakefront

The lure of lakefront breezes has had an uplifting effect on resale home prices in four key Chicago lakefront neighborhoods, boosting the average sale ...
A Sterling address

A Sterling address

Invsco's gateway tower designed from inside out Take a quick look at the Sterling, American Invsco's new-construction condo tower in River North, and ...

On the Block

De Maria finishing landmark project, starts firm in W. Loop The Thrush Companies' Block Y development is more than just another project in a neighbor ...

The real estate professional is not always in your corner

The single largest purchase that most people make in their lifetimes is a home, and the importance of the buying process is reflected in endless safeg ...

With housing values rising property offers top return

With the stock market spiraling lower and interest rates nearing a 40-year low, real estate is looking more and more like the best investment opportun ...
Chicago's hottest neighborhoods 2002

Chicago's hottest neighborhoods 2002

Some areas are staying warm even as market cools For a couple of years there, even veteran real estate investors, guys who have had as many ups and d ...
Pilsen both wary and welcoming as development moves southwest

Pilsen both wary and welcoming as development moves southwest

When Teresa Fraga moved with her family to the Lower West Side neighborhood of Pilsen 36 years ago her apartment did not have a bathroom, much less a ...
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