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For Sale: Printers Row 2 Bed / 2 Bath Condo, A Deal At $235,000

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This spacious two bedroom, two bath condo is located at The Terraces on South Plymouth Court Chicago’s popular Printers Row. This unit has tons of potential and is a blank slate ready for your remodel. It features a great layout with separate master suite, large dining area, tons of storage and a courtyard view.

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West Loop Restaurants & Real Estate!

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With the explosion of new restaurants on Randolph and Madison Streets, those visiting, living or thinking of living in the West Loop need a helpful resource for checking out the latest neighborhood eateries. And that’s what we’ve provided here and we’ve even included our Staff Picks to make it easy for you to find a great place. And in case you’re curious about area real estate (and we all are!), using the GPS on your phone we’ll quickly show you all the nearby lofts and condos listed for sale in the Chicago MLS. Sweet!

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West Loop Condo Buyers Might Have New Low Down Payment Option Soon

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Good news for First-time home buyers in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. Soon there will be a new 3% down payment mortgage option to consider. Home buyers often don’t have enough cash for a down payment to buy a home, condo or loft with the conventional 20% down mortgage or they don’t want to pay the mortgage insurance premiums associate with an FHA loan so they’ve had to be content to rent. Today’s New York Times reports that now the Fannie Mae is planning a new low-down-payment mortgage option that will allow home buyers to buy with only 3% down and without the expense involved with the other low-down-payment option backed by the FHA (Federal Housing Administration). Read more…

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Doug Stachowiak Is Our Broker Associate For October!

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Best Chicago Properties congratulates Broker Associate Doug Stachowiak for having the highest real estate production for October, 2014. Doug truly enjoys helping his Chicago real estate buyers and sellers in the markets he knows best like Chicago’s very hot West Loop neighborhood. If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell a Chicago condo, loft, townhouse or single family home we encourage you to contact Doug today!

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Five Reasons To Buy Rather Than Rent In Chicago

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Rent versus buy? A tough question for some and an easy one for others. For the older generation who grew up in the owning a home is the American dream era, there is no question that owning is the way to go. Millennials do not want to be tied down or to have the responsibility and tend to rent. The truth is somewhere in the middle, but for most people buying makes more sense. Here are the five reasons to buy Chicago real estate instead of renting…

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For Sale: West Loop 1 BR / 1 BA Concrete Loft Condo $233,500

Best Chicago Properties lists West Loop 1 BR loft for sale

Doug Stachowiak’s latest West Loop loft condo listing is this gorgeous one bedroom / one bathroom concrete loft condo at 565 W Quincy. It’s a lovely Chicago loft featuring hardwood floors, granite counters, and stainless appliances. You’ll love the uncommonly large recessed / covered private balcony with great city views.

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Tune In Monday, October 13th To See Chuck And His Buyers on House Hunters!

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Just a reminder to tune in Monday October 13 at 9pm CST / 10pm, E/P to see Best Chicago Properties Managing Broker Chuck Gullett and his West Loop condo buyers Ebbin and Brianne clients on HGTV’s House Hunters! You don’t want to miss this! The HGTV House Hunters episode, entitled “Contemporary vs. Traditional in Chicago” follows Ebbin and Brianne’s journey as they buy their first Chicago condo. Do sparks fly? Which condo will they choose? Traditional or contemporary? Which condo do YOU think they should buy?

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West Loop Real Estate – Three Reasons It’s Stronger Than Ever

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West Loop real estate is stronger than ever and a great value going forward. The area is riding high and the neighborhood is far from the “skid row” it once was a quarter century ago and light years ahead of the sometimes struggling neighborhood it was just five short years ago. From our office at 847 W. Monroe Street in the heart of the West Loop, we’ve witnessed the ebbs and flows of our neighborhood economy including of course the real estate market. We’ve seen the West Loop morph from an area to avoid into one of downtown Chicago’s best live / work neighborhoods with what we see as a vibrant and sustainable real estate market. Here are three reasons for the growing popularity of the West Loop and it’s real estate, and why our neighborhood will be stronger than ever going forward.

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Nice Job Doug Stachowiak, Our Broker Associate For September!

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Each month Best Chicago Properties recognizes our Broker Associate with the most production. For September 2014, we’re pleased to announce that Doug Stachowiak takes the prize….yet again! This is Doug’s 5th win this year. Congratulations Doug on a successful September of real estate sales and a strong 2014! Doug really knows Chicago real estate and helps buyers and sellers in Chicago’s hottest markets ranging from the West Loop to Logan Square. So if you’re looking to buy or sell your Chicago condo, loft, townhouse or single family home contact Doug today!

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For Sale: Well Maintained Chicago 3 Unit Rental Investment Building $425,000

Chicago 3 unit investment property listed by Doug Boehm of Best Chicago Properties

Have you been looking for a solid Chicago three-flat investment property? If so then you’ll want to check out Doug Boehm’s new investment property listing. This updated and well maintained 3 unit rental building is a great investment and just want you want. It’s fully rented and all units include hardwood floors and back decks. For more information contact Doug today.

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