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This Week's Open House List

Each weekend across the city, agents put up their A-frame signs and point buyers in the direction of open houses.  Below is a list of some Open Houses hosted by RLCR agents. You can also find open houses using the Open House Finder. This tool allows consumers to search for open houses throughout the Chicagoland area.

 

913 W. Sunnyside Ave., Unit #1, Chicago, IL. 60640 

 

Great updated, end-unit, duplex condo close to lake! Unit features private entrance shared with only one neighbor, new kitchen cabinets, new hardwood floors, new moldings, updated bathroom, lots of light, professionally painted just before listing, living room gas fireplace, large 8x14 extra storage unit right out the back door, & washer/dryer

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The sleek and sophisticated One Museum Park

One Museum Park, located in the Near South Side community area of Chicago, is a 62-story skyscraper designed by Chicago-based architecture firm Pappageorge Haymes, Ltd. Currently it is the tallest building in the Central Station development, the tallest building on the south side of Chicago and the tallest in Chicago south of Van Buren Street.

Museum Park is a complex of multiple residential towers within the development called the Central Station, at the southern edge of Grant Park, across Lake Shore Drive from Chicago's Museum Campus. Construction of One Museum Park was followed by the 54-story The Grant (formerly One Museum Park West), directly to the west at the corner of Roosevelt Road and Indiana

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The sleek and sophisticated One Museum Park

The New York is a popular 49-story residential high-rise built in 1987. This huge building houses 594 units, most with balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows. The building has a roof-top deck, fitness center and deeded garage parking. Pets are welcome. This Chicago condo development offers 594 individual units with a number of layouts and assigned/deeded parking for residents' vehicles. 

Building Facts

  • The building's footprint zigzags to maximize both the variety of views and total window space. The common hallways also zigzag, with 4 turns on each floor.
  • Third-tallest building in Chicago outside the downtown area.
  • The structure's facade is made of brick, emulating the common construction style
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Smart Life Investment

Did you know that you can actually live in your real estate investment property?

Owning a rental property and living in it can be an excellent way to reduce your monthly mortgage payment outlay, while building home equity for your future. And, you can even do it as a first-time home buyer, if you plan ahead. The key is to purchase a home with 2-units, 3-units, or 4-units -- none more, and none less.

Homes with 2-4 units can be financed as residential mortgages, which means you get access to "regular" mortgage rates; and properties can be purchased no matter if you're currently renting a home or owning one.

You'll also get access to larger loan sizes because loan limits for multi-unit homes are higher than for 1-unit

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Lincoln Park 2550

Super Luxury, Super Views—Lincoln Park 2550. This brand new, ultra-luxury high-rise development located at 2550 N. Lakeview Avenue in Chicago's Lincoln Park is in a class of its own. Designed by none other than the infamous Lucien Lagrange (other Chicago projects include the Park Hyatt, The Elysian, and Ritz Carlton Residences) consists of 39 stories, 218 residences and rests on a one-acre private park overlooking the beautiful and majestic Lincoln Park.

Lincoln Park 2550 condos offer buyers a wide range of layouts to say the least. Choose from a 900 sq. ft. one bedroom or jump into a 8500 sq. ft. 3 bedroom. If full service is your cup of tea then you will feel right at home, as Lincoln Park 2550 offers a concierge, a fitness

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The Contemporaine

Luxurious, award-winning, and dramatic are just a few words to describe the breathtaking condos at 201 W. Grand, also known as the Contemporaine, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Finished in 2004, the condos at 201 West Grand boast an all glass and concrete exterior, which provides for a super-chic, contemporary design. Also in 2004, 201 West Grand-the Contemporaine won an Honor Award for distinguished architecture from the American Institute of Architects-Chicago Chapter. Similarly, the condo building at 201 West Grand also won an Honor Award for Outstanding Architecture from the same institution in 2005, only on a national scale.

Condos at 201 W. Grand have balconies and an average ceiling height of 10 feet, however, many

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Many people have bought into the myth that now isn’t a good time to put your home on the market, but once you learn these 10 facts about this season’s homebuyers, you might consider opening your door to a different kind of holiday guest! Each market is different, and talking to our sales professionals will give you the most positive outcome.

 

Here are 11 advantages to selling around holidays:

  1. Buyers who are actively searching for properties during the holidays are serious. And they're very unlikely "just looking".
  2. There are fewer properties listed during the holidays. Which means less competition for your home.
  3. Usually, the inventory of homes for sale rises in January, putting more homes up against yours. Now is the time to act.
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Northcenter has grown since the 1870s when the area was only accessible by the Chicago River and Little Fort Road (now known as Lincoln Avenue).  

In North Center, most of the action centers at the six-way intersection where Irving Park Road meets Lincoln and Damen Avenue. Spread all around are options to suit just about any fancy: casual pubs where locals gather for drinks and sports, theater if you're a fan of the stage or live music at a club that books both small weekly gigs and nationally-known artists. And for every cuisine, try one of the neighborhood standbys for your fill of Irish, German, Chinese and more. Bakeries, coffee shops and delis round out the offerings.

Influenced heavily by the early European immigrants that settled here, the

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One Museum Park, located in th Near South Side community area of Chicago, is a 62-story skyscraper designed by Chicago-based architecture firm Pappageorge Haymes, Ltd. Currently it is the tallest building in the Central Station development, the tallest building on the south side of Chicago and the tallest in Chicago south of Van Buren Street.

Museum Park is a complex of multiple residential towers within the development called the Central Station, at the southern edge of Grant Park, across Lake Shore Drive from Chicago’s Museum Campus. Construction of One Museum Park was followed by the 54-story The Grant (formerly One Museum Park West), directly to the west at the corner of Roosevelt Road and Indiana Avenue.

Admired for its design, One Museum

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First Time Home Buyers

Owning a home may be your dream, but in order for the purchase to be the happy and satisfying experience it was meant to be, you need to ensure that you are financially and mentally prepared for the responsibilities that come with it.

 

 Are You Ready For Home Ownership? Some people have a notion that home ownership is like renting, but with the power to have pets and paint the walls whatever color you like. However, while these privileges are available to homeowners in most municipalities, they come with the responsibilities of a mortgage, taxes and home maintenance. Preparing for home ownership requires you to take critical stock of your finances and your expectations.

Search now for homes in the area.

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