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Downtown Chicago condo market posts strong rebound

Slowed by 9/11 terrorism and a sluggish economy for the past three years, the downtown Chicago condominium market finally is roaring back in 2004, rea [...]
Century of progress

Century of progress

Is thoughtful residential design gaining ground in Chicago? Few cities are more obsessed with themselves than Chicago, and Chicagoans obsess about fe [...]

Mortgage rates remain low

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage stood at 5.72 percent this week, up slightly from last week when it averaged 5.7 percent, according to Freddie [...]

No. Ten Lofts opens 2nd phase

Developer Michael Lerner has seen more than his share of Chicago loft buildings, so when he praises the new No. Ten Lofts, 1040 W. Adams, as a rare fi [...]

Blackstone Hotel eyed for restoration

A Denver company that resurrects historic hotels is buying the Blackstone, the beautiful 1908 Marshall & Fox hotel at 636 S. Michigan that was slated [...]

Checkerboard finds new home in Hyde Park

The owner of the legendary Checkerboard Lounge, where everyone from Muddy Waters to Mick Jagger has taken the stage, plans to reopen the South Side cl [...]

Optima plans 3 Skokie towers

Optima, Inc., the development and design firm behind a sizeable chunk of Evanston's mini-skyline, plans to build three of its cool modern towers in Sk [...]

Polo Tower on the block

DJM Asset Management has been hired to sell Polo Tower, a 189-unit condo conversion at 4180 N. Marine, where 159 of the units remain unsold. The court [...]

Office Depot eyes State Street site

The former Toys 'R' Us store that has been a glaring gap on State Street for the last two years is slated for a new Office Depot, according to reports [...]

SOM, Sasaki picked for South Works site

Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Sasaki Associates Inc. have been picked to design the master plan for redevelopment of the 284-acre site that was home t [...]

950 W. Monroe hits 70% sold

MR Properties has sold more than 70 percent of the units at 950 W. Monroe and with construction proceeding at a rate of two floors a month, the West L [...]

Thrush nears a sellout at Shakespeare Court

Only five condominiums and two townhomes remain for sale at Shakespeare Court, a new development by the Thrush Companies in North Kenwood-Oakland, on [...]

State Place 65% sold, nears delivery

State Street Associates, LLC has sold 65 percent of the units at State Place, a block-long mixed-use development in the South Loop, and expects first [...]

Attention condo shoppers: Metropolitan Tower open

The original directional beacon atop Britannica Center, 310 S. Michigan, was meant to convey the global reach of S. W. Straus & Co., which built the s [...]

Catalpa Gardens marks Edgewater's rebirth

Edgewater already was an affluent community of large houses and peaceful beaches when the Edgewater Beach Hotel opened in 1916, but the exclusive inst [...]

Pointe 1900 offers "turret tours"

Condominium buyers have a rare opportunity to take a "turret tour" at Pointe 1900 on State, a 101-unit mixed-use development in the South Loop. "With [...]

River Park North townhouse nearly complete

A townhome model is nearing completion at River Park North, a development of 56 luxury residences by Rezmar Development Group along the north branch o [...]
Playing to the gallery

Playing to the gallery

CMK's 630 N. Franklin fits contemporary style into traditional River North It took just two months of modest marketing to sell two-thirds of the cond [...]
Invsco's Plaza 440 offers big amenities, views in River North

Invsco's Plaza 440 offers big amenities, views in River North

No Chicago developer has converted more condominiums than American Invsco, and currently, no builder is selling more homes in hot River North. Nichol [...]

Shortcuts in townhouse building often mean compromised safety

Townhouses are popular because they supply more privacy than condominiums but have lower construction costs than freestanding single-family homes. But [...]
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