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Half of Grand Plaza going condo

Half of Grand Plaza going condo

Terrapin Properties and Jaeger Equities are converting the 37-story west tower of Grand Plaza, at 545 N. Dearborn St., in River North, to condominiu [...]
Fairbanks starts with big base of sales

Fairbanks starts with big base of sales

Developer Centrum Properties hit the 25 percent sold mark during its first weekend of sales at the Fairbanks at CityFront Plaza, a 31-story condo deve [...]
Boul Mich gem converting to condos

Boul Mich gem converting to condos

The environs of Millennium Park can count another adaptive reuse project among their budding ranks of residential buildings. At press time, develope [...]
Falor opening Hotel 71 units in August

Falor opening Hotel 71 units in August

The Falor Companies plans to begin selling hotel condos in August at what is now Hotel 71, a boutique riverfront hotel at 71 E. Wacker Drive, on the [...]
Good as gold

Good as gold

RDM converts grand Gold Coast tower at 1400 N. Lake Shore to condos RDM Development's Robert Mosky firmly believes that the secret to success in real [...]
Terrapin's 909 Washington brings sleek modern look to lofty West Loop

Terrapin's 909 Washington brings sleek modern look to lofty West Loop

When he was in high school, Terrapin Properties partner Michael Ezgur had a summer job detailing cars, so it did not come as a total shock to anyone w [...]

Electrical, plumbing systems not always new in conversions

Most vintage condominium conversions in Chicago these days are "gut rehabs." This means that the developer keeps only the shell of the old building an [...]

City likely to see biggest condo conversion market in 25 years during '05

With home-loan rates hovering at historic lows, experts say now is a good time to purchase a condominium conversion residence for quick occupancy and [...]
Finding housing deals

Finding housing deals

Even a hot housing market has its share of bargains Perhaps the heat index should be used to measure Chicago's housing market, which remains as hot as [...]
The softer side of West Loop living

The softer side of West Loop living

As I headed south on Green Street one recent Tuesday evening to try a new West Loop restaurant, a pleasant flow of foot traffic stomped west on Madiso [...]

Victoria Place: new condos in Bucktown

Bucktown, which went from an artsy, edgy enclave with Polish roots to an expensive neighborhood of popular boutiques and bars during the '90s, has lit [...]

River Village Pointe hits 35% sold

The Enterprise Companies has sold about 35 percent of the 100 condos at its planned River Village Pointe development, the latest in a long series of n [...]

Chandler opens in Lakeshore East

The developers of Lakeshore East opened sales for the Chandler – the fifth new highrise to be announced in the $4 billion mixed-use community &# [...]
Gaining converts

Gaining converts

American Invsco's Ontario Place sees quick sales in River North The lightning pace of sales at Ontario Place, the new River North conversion by devel [...]
A green thumb for building

A green thumb for building

Frankel & Giles touts loft design, environmental perks at Lakeside Lofts Robbie Frankel and Keith Giles, partners in Frankel & Giles Real Estate, a [...]

Downtown's record building matched by record buying in 1st quarter of '05

If 2004 was a big year for new housing in downtown Chicago – and hefty sales figures and ubiquitous construction cranes leave little doubt &#821 [...]

Brick veneer can present problems in new masonry homes

In recent years masonry problems have been cropping up in new construction all over the city. The trend is ironic given Chicago's history. After all, [...]

Historic conversions offer landmark savings at both ends of price spectrum

All adaptive reuse condominiums in the city are not created equal. According to Appraisal Research Counselors' latest "Downtown Chicago Residential B [...]
Chicago's best new homes 2005

Chicago's best new homes 2005

The experts choose the top city developments of 2005 The most difficult choice for this year's New Homes Awards was in the category of best new highr [...]

Affordable vision on State Street

During the '80s and much of the '90s, the South Loop was known as the downtown community where buyers could find affordable new homes close to the Loo [...]
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