Monthly ArchiveSeptember 2009



chicago-condos & Chicago Real Estate pcherry on 23 Sep 2009

Almost 100 Condos Left For Sale At 1600 Museum Park

September 23, 2009 - There is still a pretty good selection of Chicago condos left for sale at 1600 Museum Park. The 32 story high-rise has a total of 268 one to three bedroom units that sport some picturesque views of the lake, city skyline and nearby Grant Park. A profile in Chicago Magazine stated that about 94 condos are available right now at this Chicago real estate development.

According to the article, the units that are still up for sale from developer Enterprise Companies include a $311,500 one bedroom with 914 square feet of living space. A much larger three bedroom condo with 2,100 square feet is currently listed for $750,000. The profile also points out that you also get upgrades worth from $15,000 to $20,000 with these units and a free parking space is also thrown in with every condo.

Condo finishes include floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies, hardwood floors and wall-to-wall carpeting, designer vanities and marble tile in the baths, separate shower and soaker tub, gourmet kitchens and open floor plans.

The penthouse club room at 1600 Museum Park features a full service kitchen and party room. The building also has a sun deck, swimming pool, fitness center with separate men’s and women’s locker rooms.

If living close to Soldier Field and Museum and Grant Parks is appealing to you, these condos might be worth checking out. Or you may find something you like in all of the Downtown Chicago Condos for sale.

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chicago-condos & Chicago Real Estate pcherry on 22 Sep 2009

Small Price Reductions At 1400 Lake Shore Drive

September 22, 2009 - The unsold Chicago condos at 1400 Lake Shore Drive have joined in the price reduction frenzy, but at a slower or lower pace than a lot of other developments. These units are being advertised as upgraded and a developer’s closeout.

The units are showing a less than 10% drop, with studios starting at $149,900 and the one bedroom condos starting from $218,500. You can now purchase a two bedroom unit from the developer from $309,900 and up, and for a three bedroom condo you can expect to pay from $449,000 and up.

There are a total of 398 condos in this renovated tower. The efficiency units at 1400 Lake Shore Drive have from 421 to 522 square feet. The one bedroom condos range in size from 360 to 768 square feet. The two bedroom, two bath units have from 1,057 to 1,207 square feet and the three bedroom, two bath condos have 1,540 square feet.

The building sports $20 million in improvements including a fully equipped fitness center and multi-tiered roof top deck with gas grills for residents to use. The high-rise is actually listed in the National Register of Historic Places and most of the original architectural details have been left in place and improved.

Discounts are showing up in both new construction developments and renovated towers, so don’t limit your home search and keep checking back here to Find Chicago New Condos.

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chicago-condos & Chicago Real Estate pcherry on 21 Sep 2009

Lower Prices Have Scored Triple Digit Sales For R+D659

September 21, 2009 - At R+D659 more than 100 Chicago condos have gone under contract since the developer decided to lower prices on the unsold units in the building. Their most recent flier advertised “massive price reductions,” and a free parking space was also thrown in for good measure. The copy on the advertisement also claims that, “This is the deal of a lifetime.” While that may be hard to prove with all the discounts being offered at Chicago real estate developments lately, the pricing certainly is competitive and over 100 units have gone under contract since the new prices went into effect.

The one bedroom condos at R+D659 had been priced at $308,000 and have since been lowered to $213,000. The one bedroom plus den units that previously were listed for $406,000 are now at $291,000. And the two bedroom condos that had been marketed for $440,000 are now selling for $336,000.

The 17 story tower has 236 condos with 20 floor plans available. Most of the units have 9′ ceilings except the penthouse condos which are 12′ high. Open layouts, European kitchens with the standard luxury finishes and hardwood floors are included. The building is pet-friendly and has a dog run, resident lounge with pool, flat screen television, kitchen, dining room and business center. Outdoors you’ll find a sun deck, swimming pool, gardens and BBQ area.

Be sure to check back here with us and we’ll keep you updated with pricing information about Chicago Condos for Sale in R+D659 and other new developments.

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