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LIVING ON LAKE SHORE DRIVE CHICAGO – NOT AS EXPENSIVE AS YOU MAY THINK!

By Marla Forbes | July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Balcony at 1212 North Lake Shore Drive

Many people think that the priciest real estate in Chicago is lakefront real estate. That is a fair assumption, considering that in most communities, limited access to a resource, natural or otherwise, drives up the price of that access. Not so on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. A recent analysis that I did, shows that many of the buildings along one of the finest stretches of Lake Shore Drive – from 900 north to 1400 north, are priced to reflect aging inventory, more so than the prime piece of real estate on which these buildings sit. Let’s take 990 North […]

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TOP 5 REASONS TO LIVE ON CHICAGO’S GOLD COAST

By Marla Forbes | June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Living on Chicago's Gold Coast

Proximity to Lake Michigan, shopping, dining and entertainment Broad choice of housing stock ranging from single family homes to high rises Charming and often quiet neighborhood streets Quick commute to Chicago’s “Loop” and/or River North centers of commerce Proximity to Lincoln Park Chicago’s Gold Coast starts at North Avenue, ( 1600 north), extends south to Oak Street (1000 north) and is bounded by the lake on the east and Dearborn/Clark Street to the west. While the Gold Coast is defined by the stately mansions found along Astor Street, north Dearborn and State Parkways, there are numerous housing choices including vintage […]

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TOP 5 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SELLING YOUR GOLD COAST CONDO

By Marla Forbes | June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Gold Coast Condo Staged to Sell

1) How do I price my Gold Coast condo ? Your broker should perform a very in depth analysis specific to the Gold Coast, your building, and nearby Gold Coast buildings that includes past sales as well as current properties on the market. Your condo will be compared to these, to arrive at a market based price. It may not be the price you have in mind, but if your broker is good and honest, and knows the Gold Coast well, it will be the price at which your home is most likely to sell quickly. It is important that […]

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