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Top 5 Most Unique Chicago Properties on the Market Today

1. 1140 W Monroe St – $5,650,000

What We Love: Talk about space! This home boasts a total of 15,000 square feet, with the first floor acting as a garage able to accommodate 15 cars, a casino room, and a bedroom suite. Need more? Head on up to the second floor where you’re greeted with 7,000 square feet of open space, so go ahead and pre-order that huge couch you’ve always wanted but never had the space for. Oh, and did we mention there’s a huge patio with a hot tub? Look no further, because your dream home has arrived.

2. 11 E. Walton St – $5,350,000

What We Love: Everyone loves a good view, and this one will not disappoint. You’re guaranteed to feel like you’re looking out over the ocean in California, but instead you get all the city fun of Chicago! With modern finishes and an exquisite walk in closet, this luxury apartment makes us feel like we’re on top of the world.

3. 60 E. Monroe St – $4,500,000

What We Love: Endless windows. Forget about watching TV, watch the hustle and bustle of the city-goers high above the ground! You’ll be able to catch every sunrise if you’re a morning bird and, not to mention, you’ll have a world-class view to the summer fireworks launched from Navy Pier. All the adventure of the city without having to leave home!

4. 1848 N. Paulina St – $3,675,000

What We Love: They always say history repeats itself, right? Well Mid-Century Modern is back, baby! the layout of this home is absolutely stunning, but our favorite room might have to be that wood-finished office with floor to ceiling views out into the tree-lined neighborhood. From the sleek stylings, brick accent walls and sprawling patio, this home is perfect to fulfill all your Don Draper party dreams. We can already see a Mad Men party happening!

 

5. 1257 W Wrightwood Ave – $3,290,000

What We Love: Don’t be fooled by this being last on this list. This is by far our favorite home on the market right now, and we only have one thing to say: decks on decks on decks! Sure, the inside space is magnificent, but it’s hard to resist an outdoor patio and extended deck, perfect for those stifling Chicago summer days. Kick back, relax, host your Cubs viewing party and take in Chicago’s outdoors in the comfort of your cozy neighborhood. Who says cities are all concrete jungles? This bungalow is sure to make you appreciate the greenery!

 

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Modern Northside Chicago Townhouse

Fully Updated Chicago Townhouse: $259,900

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From Keller Williams:

This is a must see. Your buyers will definitely be impressed with this three bedroom two full bathroom condo. Master bathroom has been completely renovated with features that will leave your buyers falling in love with the unit. Kitchen is beautiful with its granite counter tops including an over sized island with gorgeous cabinets and all stainless steal appliances which are included. Washer and dryer are also included. Unit also features two balconies, one in front in the living room and one in the rear in the over sized master bedroom. Hard wood floors through out the unit. Parking in the rear of the building with a private assigned parking spot. This unit has the parking spot nearest the back door. Elevator is located in the rear of the building. This unit takes the prize for being the most updated gorgeous unit of the building and sits on the top fourth floor. Owner is willing to refinish the hardwood floors and give credit for new window treatments.

 

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These Are The 25 Biggest Renovating Mistakes You Want To Avoid

There is nothing more exciting than renovating your home. Yes, it is normal to be completely sick and tired of seeing the same thing every day.

Before you go spending all of your money, make sure you know the 25 biggest renovating mistakes that you want to avoid.

Check them out below:

  1. Buying cheap materials – You are going to get what you pay for
  2. Inaccurate measurements – Even an inch makes a difference!
  3. Skipping the prep work – You want to make it right from the beginning
  4. Gutting everything – Don’t give yourself more work than you need. You might be able to work around a few things
  5. Excessive use of duct tape – Duct tape is not supposed to be used as decoration
  6. Using the wrong tools – Sounds stressful!
  7. Building a small bathroom – if you are going to build a small bathroom, use the right fixtures. Don’t try to fit everything in to a little cramped bathroom.
  8. Ignoring lighting – Take lighting in to consideration. This completely changes your home style
  9. Going too trendy – Trends are good for a short term
  10. Building small doorways – Build doors big enough to let multiple people pass through
  11. Failure to anticipate chaos – Plan your renovation
  12. Incorrect storage of materials – You should store tools in a cool, dry place
  13. Not using green materials – Going green is a very smart investment
  14. Using the wrong paint type – There are different types of paint for every surface
  15. Building narrow hallways and staircases – When renovating, bigger is always better
  16. Choosing the wrong windows – Do not skimp on quality
  17. Forgetting about safety – Wear goggles to protect your eyes, ear protection to protect your hearing and gloves to protect your hands from splinters and nails
  18. Not doing your homework – You have to know what you are getting yourself in to
  19. Forgetting to update the electrical system – Walk through the house with an electrician before you start
  20. Ignoring your home style – Keep your styling consistent
  21. Avoiding permits – You don’t want insurance to not pay for anything serious that happens
  22. Hiring the wrong contractor – When do you background checks, make sure you ask how long it takes for these contractors to call you back. The sooner, the less they have to hide
  23. Taking on more than you can handle – This is a biggie!
  24. Overbuilding for your neighborhood – You spend $100,000 on a house. You spend another $100,000 to renovate it. You now have a house $200,000 house in a $100,000 neighborhood.
  25. Setting an unrealistic budget – Being broke over renovating is not worth it

Take these tips in to consideration when renovating your home!

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