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City of Chicago Transfer Tax Calculator

Both the buyer and seller are required to pay a portion of the City of Chicago Transfer Tax. Use the calculator below to determine your liability based on your estimated sales price. In most real estate sales in Chicago, a transfer tax...

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Condos for sale in Lincoln Park Chicago

Sales of luxury homes for sale in Lincoln Park surge

Luxury homes for sale in Chicago | Lincoln Park There's more good news for seller's in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood! Million dollar condos in Lincoln Park According an article on Patch.com: “Luxury home sales have skyrocketed in...

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5 Places Where the Old Chicago Gangsters Ate

Once known for its famous gangsters and mob affiliations, Chicago has calmed down noticeably in recent years. Even so, there are still several popular restaurants and bars that have a long history of serving the shadier side of Chicago. The...

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“Architecture Without Architects”

Chicago architecture is best known for its skyscrapers downtown, but the city also has an incredibly unique culture of “vernacular architecture” or “architecture without architects.” The smaller homes that fill the city’s resident...

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Community Landmark: The Lincoln Park Zoo

Community Landmark: The Lincoln Park Zoo One of Chicago's most iconic community landmarks, the Lincoln Park Zoo is a definite must-visit for all residents (old and new) and tourists alike. Here are a few things you need to know about this hi...

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Neighborhood guide: The Best Eats in Lakeview

The Best Eats in Lakeview Widely regarded as one of Chicago's most vibrant and accessible neighborhoods, Lakeview is also home to what could be some of the best eats in all of the Windy City. Needless to say, the following restaurants defini...

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Deeded Parking for Sale | 38 Spaces for $1,330,000

Deeded Parking for Sale, 38 Spaces LAKESHORE EAST - Total package is priced at $1,330,000. Also available in smaller segments for $35,000 per parking space. On site management in place. Current rents (~$180/month) generate $82,000 in gross ...

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The Merchandise Mart in River North

The Merchandise Mart in River North Completed in 1930, the stately Merchandise Mart has been one of the most iconic structures along the Chicago River, covering over 4 million square feet (about 372,000 square meters), which is roughly the...

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The Impact of Rising Home Prices on Home Appraisals

If you own a home or condo in Chicago, the fact that prices are increasing is great news. However, if you are considering selling your home or condo, make sure you realize the major challenge that a sellers market creates when it comes to b...

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What’s rising in Streeterville

Like most of Chicago’s bustling downtown neighborhoods, Streeterville is currently undergoing a development boom – several apartment towers, high-rise hotels, recreational trails, and other new developments are currently underway. Le...

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Thinking of Selling? Now Is the Time to Act

Thinking of Selling? Now Is the Time to Act If you have been thinking about selling your home this year, now may be the time to do it. The inventory of homes for sale in Chicago is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. ...

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Chicago Home Buyer’s Guide, PDF

Home Buyer's Guide to Chicago Considering a purchase of a new Chicago home or condo? Whether you are a first time home buyer or a seasoned homeowner, Ryan's home buyer's guide will walk you through every step of the process. It doesn't mat...

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Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course Lakeview Chicago

Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course Lakeview Chicago The Chicagoland area is home to some of the best most beautiful golf destinations in the country. While most fairways and PGA Tour-worthy greens like Conway Farms, Olympia Fields, and Medinah a...

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Top 5 best coffee places in Wicker Park

Wicker Park is home to an amazing array of shops and restaurants – including some of the best cafés in the city. Here's a list of some of the top-rated coffee places people are enjoying in the neighborhood Fairgrounds Coffee and...

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Low inventory home sales

15,014 Homes Sold Yesterday… Did Yours?

Some homeowners have been waiting for months to get the price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they might want to consider is... If it hasn't sold yet, maybe it's not priced properly. On avera...

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West loop Chicago Real estate

Chicago Neighborhoods: West Loop

Chicago's West Loop Neighborhood In 1914, Carl Sandburg famously described Chicago in a poem.  The poem, aptly titled "Chicago" begins: Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation's Fre...

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7 of the best employers in Chicago in 2017

The interior of Chicago’s Cloud Gate sculpture, better known by the nickname Bean, was used as an offsite work space while it was under construction in Millennium Park. Remember that old saying? That if you choose a job you enjoy, you...

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3 Charts That Shout ‘List Your Home For Sale!’

Chicago has a significant lack of inventory at almost every price point. In school, we all learned the theory of supply and demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise. SUPPLY Th...

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Buyer’s: How Fast Can You Save for a Down Payment?

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take you to save for a down payme...

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Millionaire to Millennials: Buy Now!

We all know that Gold Coast Chicago real estate has stood the test of time, but there are more reasons to buy besides the great location... Millionaire to Millennials: Buy Now! Self-made millionaire David Bach was quoted in a CNBC art...

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Home Sellers Guide

Ryan Hardy's tried and true marketing methods will take the guesswork out of selling and make sure your home gets the best exposure and reaches the right buyer—whether they’re out of state, out of country, or right around the corner. ...

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Home Seller’s Guide | STEP #1: Prepare

Before you begin interviewing realtors in Chicago, read this Sellers Guide to familiarize yourself with the process.    SELLERS GUIDE, STEP #1: PREPARE  A goal without a plan is just a wish. Developing a plan and preparing your home...

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Home Seller’s Guide | STEP #2: Price

If you’re considering selling, please fill out the Home Valuation form and Ryan will run a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for your home. STEP #2: PRICE When attempting to sell your home in today’s competitive real estate market,...

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Home Seller’s Guide | STEP #3: Market

Luxury Real Estate Broker, Ryan Hardy, serves sellers & buyers of Gold Coast Chicago Real Estate, River North, Lincoln Park & other top Chicago neighborhoods. STEP #3: MARKET  Gold Coast Realty’s comprehensive marketing plan em...

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Home Seller’s Guide | STEP #6: Close!

  STEP #6: CLOSE! From start to finish Ryan Hardy will guide you though every step of the sales process. When you’re ready to take the next step towards selling your home, Ryan is ready to help. His tried and true marketing meth...

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River North Condos for Sale

Top 5 must-try restaurants in River North Chicago

River North Chicago Located just across the Loop and bordering Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile, River North is a neighborhood that has plenty to offer. In addition to being a hotspot for art and design aficionados, the trendy neighborhood...

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Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Most homebuyers start the process anxious, excited, nervous, and some are downright terrified. It’s natural. A home is the largest and most expensive purchase that most people will make in a lifetime. It can either turn out to be a comple...

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Signs that Now is the Time to Sell Your Home

There are many reasons why it may be time to sell your home. You may need more space to make room for a growing family or you need to downsize after your kids leave the nest. Whatever your motivations, you want to make sure that you’re ti...

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