NEW LISTING ALERT! 1111 S. Wabash Avenue

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on November 23, 2010

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NEW LISTING ALERT! 3Bed/2Bath Single Family near O’Hare!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on July 31, 2010

Just listed and ready for a quick closing.  This 1.5 story English style single family home, located at 3636 N. Page Avenue has three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  If you’re looking for a ton of living space, you’ve got it here.  Large living room and large family room great for your family and friends.  Tons of storage space, a large basement with finished walls and ceilings, a great two-car garage, and a fenced in backyard.  All for $250,000.  You’re close to country clubs, a forest preserve, parks, schools, tons of shopping, transit, and even places of worship.  If you or someone you know are looking for a great home, just message me!

Check out the photos and full virtual tour HERE!

If you’re ready to buy a home, sell your current place, find a rental apartment, or rent you home in Chicago, contact me and we can get started!

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Three years behind schedule, Green Exchange close to signing a major tenant.

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on July 30, 2010

Have you noticed that hulking, huge, vacant, massive, old, other adjective warehouse that backs against the Metra tracks, I90, and Diversey?  Well that’s the Green Exchange, located at 2545 W. Diversey Pkwy.

Originally planned as loft condos, the neighborhood had major issues with the plans so the development was halted.  Does anyone know why there was an issue with an old delapidated lamp factory being turned into nice, new condos?  Now being advertised as the nation’s biggest showcase for environmentally friendly businesses, it’s been quite the elephant in the room for the neighborhood because the Green Exchange is three years behind schedule.

The developers are currently in talks to land a major lease with Coyote Logistics LLC which will take 18-31% of the 227,450 square feet of available space making the building over 70% leased.  Some would say Coyote Logistics isn’t much of a green buiness but Coyote is a trucking company that works to minimize the number of trucks traveling empty, which in turn reduces energy consumption and emissions.

Check out the full Crain’s Chicago Business article AND video HERE!

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Alinea creators coming to Fulton Market with Next Restaurant and The Aviary!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on July 29, 2010

Brought to me by the weekly Fulton River District Association bulletin, the creators of the world-famous restaurant, Alinea, are making their presence known in the Fulton Market.  Currently under construction, two new businesses are taking shape at 953-955 W. Fulton Market.  

Next Restaurant will explore world cuisine and instead of taking reservations, your booking will be made more like a theater or a sporting event where your tickets will be fully inclusive of all charges, including dining service.  Obviously, ticket prices will depend on the time and day of your visit. 

The Aviary won’t technically be defined as a bar or a lounge, really.  They’ll have chefs producing the drinks so not only will they have the classic cocktails, but you can bet they’ll have some amazing and beautiful cocktails to compliment the menu at Next Restaurant

Both Next Restaurant and The Aviary are slated to open later this year. 

Chef Grant Achatz of Alinea and one of his food creations.

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New 427-Unit Apartment Tower Set for River North

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on July 28, 2010

According to this ChicagoRealEstateDaily article, AMLI Residential is partnering up with developer Friedman Properties to build a 49 story apartment building in the Southeast corner of Clark and Hubbard.  The building isn’t slated to begin until spring of 2011 at the very earliest but a completion date of 2013 seems to be a good bet.

Taking advantage of having the Greenway Self Park right next door, the AMLI building’s residents will enjoy a large landscaped roof deck on top of the garage. Amenities will include a swimming pool, a jogging path and dog runs.  Pretty cool!

As long as they keep saving the old three story buildings in River North and keep building on surface parking lots, I’ll be a happy camper.

Check out the full ChicagoRealEstateDaily article by clicking HERE!

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Over 75,000 Hits for ChicagoismynewBlog! New Milestone!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on June 9, 2010

Just in time for my actual birthday which falls on June 9th, ChicagoismynewBlog! gets to celebrate a milestone by surpassing 75,000 hits!  I think this deserves a cake in celebration.  Thanks to all who have visited ChicagoismynewBlog! in the past year.  My mid-year resolution is to be more persistant with creating posts and finding more construction projects to blog about.  Even though Chicago’s new construction projects have plummeted, there are still plenty of buildings going up!

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Randolph Street Market today and tomorrow. Go check it out!

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on May 29, 2010

If you have some time today from 10 – 5PM or tomorrow from 10 – 4PM head on over to the West Loop at 1350 W. Randolph Street for the Randolph Street Market.  If you have the slightest desire to see a bunch of art, fashion, antiques, food, music, and drinks then you won’t be disappointed!

Check out Randolph Street Market’s website!

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JUST RENTED! Great 1Bed+Den on South Michigan Avenue in South Loop

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on May 29, 2010

Just helped my @properties renter find this 1Bed+den gem in the South Loop, located at 1430 S. Michigan Avenue…AND signed a 2 year lease.  These renters were great and I definitely think they picked a good place.  This apartment comes with lots of storage space, a nice sized balcony off the living room, and includes a parking space.  Even the living space is a really good size with the perfect space for an office.

Check out the full virtual tour HERE!

If you’re ready to buy a home, sell your current place, find a rental apartment, or rent you home in Chicago, contact me and we can get started!

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What’s your favorite Top 10 building in Chicago?

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on May 28, 2010

Don’t see yours on the list?  What’s your favorite building?

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Piece of World Trade Center now part of Tribune Tower.

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on May 27, 2010

I wonder how often the Tribune Tower on Michigan Avenue inserts these pieces of other buildings into its exterior.  This one is a jagged piece of the World Trade Center obviously from after September 11th.

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