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Aug. 17, 2021

One Bennett Park: New Luxury Condos in Streeterville

One Bennett - Chicago Luxury Condos

(Original post 04/2016)

In Chicago’s energetic and desirable Streeterville neighborhood, luxury condos at One Bennett Park provide exclusive location and new, energy-efficient construction. Let’s look closer at One Bennett Park and see why this new Chicago building is one of the hottest places to buy and live in the city.

One Bennett Park -- Construction and Amenities

One of Chicago’s finest residential towers, One Bennett Park allows residents the opportunity to live right in the heart of the city in luxury. Completed in 2019, this building is Chicago’s 13th highest skyscraper and overlooks Lake Michigan, Navy Pier, and the dazzling Chicago skyline.

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Aug. 4, 2021

Exploring the Gold Coast’s Best: 10 E. Delaware Condos for Sale

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In the market for a condo offering the very best of Chicago residential real estate? Look no further than 10 East Delaware, the shining gem of Chicago’s central Gold Coast neighborhood. These luxury condos are some of the most desirable on the market. Let’s look at the details and accessibility that these state-of-the-art units have to offer.

The Building

10 E Delaware Place is a 35-story, 121-unit residential tower in the heart of Chicago’s premiere Gold Coast neighborhood. Designed by luxury architect Lucien Lagrance in 2009, this building offers top-of-the-line condos and immediate access to the very best parts of the city: the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, Grant Park, the lakefront, and so much more.

Residents at 10 E. Delaware have access to unparalleled amenities: a rooftop garden terrace and outdoor pool, climate-controlled indoor private parking, a private owner’s club with full kitchen and fireplace, state-of-the-art fitness center, and 24-hour door staff. Both housekeeping and room service are available from the neighboring world-renowned Talbot Hotel.

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Aug. 3, 2021

Lincoln Park 3-flats: Buying and Selling in one of Chicago’s best neighborhoods

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(Original post date 01-2018)

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a 3-flat flat in Chicago, Lincoln Park is a good place to be. This timeless Chicago neighborhood has beautiful architecture, lakefront access, and some of the best shopping, dining, and local culture in the city.

Lincoln Park 3-flats

Lincoln Park 3-flats hit a sweet spot for investment potential: stable income from a competitive rental market and the ability to enjoy owner-occupancy in one of Chicago’s best neighborhoods.

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July 24, 2021

Selling a Home in a Divorce: What are Your Options?

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There’s no point in sugarcoating it: deciding what to do with a home during a divorce can quickly become stressful and complex. A home is not only one of the biggest financial assets that has to be divided between you and your spouse in a divorce, but an emotional asset as well: one that you both have most likely spent part of your life in and worked hard to pay for over the years. 

Divorce is complicated enough; deciding what to do with the home on top of the divorce can be a messy process if you’re unsure how to proceed. Here we’ll break down your best options  in this scenario and some ways to begin the process of selling a home in a divorce.

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July 23, 2021

Why Is A Home Inspection So Important?

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A home inspection gives buyers the opportunity to examine every inch of a prospective property. Here’s how home inspections work, why they’re so important, and how you can use your inspection to help you make the critical decision on whether or not to buy a home.

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June 2, 2021

1% Listing fee: The Disadvantages of Working with Discount Agencies

1% listing fee

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, you’ve probably considered working with a real estate company or platform that offers a discounted rate or cash back at closing. Discount agencies offer helpful tools and deals that you can access from your own computer and promise to save you money (and when it comes to real estate, that’s always a good thing to hear). 

But while these agencies offer today’s online customers efficiency and a chance to save money, there are some disadvantages to the process as well. Depending on what market you are selling in and how knowledgeable you are about buying or selling a home already, it might be wise to work with a traditional brokerage instead. 

Here we’ll cover some of the pros and cons that come with working with discount realtors, so that you have full disclosure of what will work in your favor as a buyer or seller and what won’t.

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May 7, 2021

Cap Rate Valuation in Multifamily Properties

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What are cap rates and how do they work? How can I use cap rates to help me find a good real estate investment? Here we’ll discuss the role cap rates play in real estate investing and what other factors are important to consider.

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Feb. 4, 2021

FHA 203k Rehab Loan in Chicago

Buying a home using a 203k rehab loan

203k rehab loan in chicago

Have you ever turned down a near-perfect house because the renovations look too big to handle? There’s a loan option that not many buyers know about that can change their search for a home or investment property: the FHA 203k rehab loan. The FHA 203k loan allows buyers to roll renovation costs into their mortgage loan instead of paying for the grand total of repairs in cash, streamlining costs and minimizing upfront expenses. 

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Dec. 4, 2020

What is a Buyer’s Agent, and Why Should You Work with One?

Chicago Buyer's Real Estate Agent

How important is a buyer’s agent, and why do you need one to help with your home buying process? A designated buyer’s agent actually offers some distinct advantages that can help you make smart decisions in the search for your next property. Finding a committed realtor before you start looking for a property can save you time and money and streamline the process to work for you.

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Nov. 9, 2020

Selling a Multi-Family Home: 3 Most Common Mistakes to Avoid

mistakes when selling a multifamily home in Chicago

Selling your multi-family property can be a complicated process. It requires knowledge of the property’s zoning history and of how to list and show units occupied by tenants. Without guided expertise, a seller can suffer financial loss and delays in the sale of their property or can even become subject to liability. 

Throughout our years of experience, we’ve seen a lot of mistakes made when selling residential multi-family properties. Thankfully, you can easily avoid these pitfalls by working with an experienced agent and making careful decisions. Here are the three top issues to watch out for when selling your multi-family home.

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