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Mark Lale Is Our Broker Associate for January 2016

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Mark Lale, Broker Associate at Best Chicago Properties shares his real estate expertise with clients.

Congrats to Mark Lale for earning the Best Chicago Properties Broker Associate of the Month Award for January 2016. Mark did a great job helping his clients find the best Chicago rental condos to meet their needs. Each month we recognize the Broker Associate with the highest performance and Mark has started the year strong!

Ryan & Alba – Jefferson Park Home Buyers

My wife and I recently purchased a new home and we couldn’t have gone through the whole process if it wasn’t for the help of Chuck Gullett and his team.

I strongly recommend Best Chicago Properties to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. We’ve known Chuck a long time. He helped us find a couple of different rental properties in the past and when we were finally ready to buy, he was there every step of the way.

When I say every step of the way, I mean Every Step. Chuck not only helped us find and secure our perfect home, he also provided great references throughout the buying process. Our lender, attorney, & home inspector were all referred to us by Best Chicago Properties. All of them were great people!

Buying a home is a stressful, complicated, sometimes frustrating process. Chuck minimized all of these issues for us and was there to answer any questions and offer solutions. If you want a team that is thorough, responsive, and supportive – choose Chuck Gullett and Best Chicago Properties!

Photo of the large private patio area at this Lakeview townhouse for sale.

For Sale: Spacious Lakeview Townhouse With Private Courtyard Patio $479,000

Lakeview Townhouse Under $500,000 – Spacious 2 – 3 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bath – A great find!

Photo of the large private patio area at this Lakeview townhouse for sale.

Enjoy your own private patio!

If you’ve been trying to find a spacious and well-located Lakeview townhouse with two or three bedrooms then Unit 5 at Hawthorne Court Townhouses might just be the townhouse for you. This corner unit townhouse lives like a single family home. You’ll enjoy three levels of living space including a finished lower family room which could be used as a third bedroom. There are hardwood floors, a granite and stainless kitchen, skylights, a cozy wood burning fireplace for winter and an 18 ft. x 18ft. private outdoor patio for summer gatherings. The laundry room and outdoor parking spot make your life even more convenient.

Super convenient kitchen opens to living space which in turn opens to your own private patio!

Bright and convenient kitchen opens to living space which in turn opens to your own private patio!

Located in the intimate eight unit Hawthorne Court Townhouses which was constructed in 1963, this townhouse has a special style appreciated by those in the know. Architect Ralph David Anderson states “the entire project was enclosed behind walls, as a deteriorating neighborhood was located a short distance away.” These days those walls provide rare private garden / patio space for residents – a feature nearly impossible to find in this area without buying a single family home at four times the price. And we all know that now this Lakeview location is just terrific; just one block to the lake, excellent schools, Whole Foods, Treasure Island, Jewel and Express busses are all nearby. If you’re into history and want to learn more and see original photos of the project check out Ralph David Anderson’s website.

You can see the advantages of owning this beautiful townhouse are abundant. The question is why buy a small new Lakeview condo with limited square footage, no outdoor patio / garden and high assessments when you can own this spacious Lakeview townhouse, pay only $66 a month in assessments and own a place that really lives like a single family home.

To schedule a viewing please contact Best Chicago Properties listing broker Mark Lale.

588 W Hawthorne Place ,Unit Number 5, CHICAGO, IL 60657 (MLS # 09105983)

(all data current as of 2/8/2016)
Price $479,000
Beds 2
Baths 2 full, 1 half
Home size 1,900 sq ft
Lot Size n/a
Days on Market 45
BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM CORNER TOWN HOME - 2.5 BATHS - 3 LEVELS, FINISHED LOWER FAMILY ROOM OR EXTRA BEDROOM, HARDWOOD FLOORS, GRANITE AND STAINLESS KITCHEN, SKYLIGHTS, WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE, HUGE OUTDOOR PATIO SPACE, LAUNDRY ROOM - ONE OUTDOOR PARKING SPOT - LIVES LIKE A SINGLE FAMILY HOME. ONE BLOCK TO THE LAKE. EXCELLENT SCHOOLS. WHOLE FOODS, TREASURE ISLAND, JEWEL , - EXPRESS BUSSES CLOSE BY. VERY RARE - EIGHT UNIT COMPLEX - MONTHLY ASSESSMENT ONLY $66.

Property Type(s): Attached Single, Type of House / Townhouse-TriLevel

Last Updated 1/30/2016 Tract n/a
Year Built 1963 Community Lake View
Garage Spaces n/a County Cook
Total Parking 1

Location

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listed with Best Chicago Properties, LLC

(view all details for MLS #09105983)

 

Photo of the living area in a two bedroom condo at River Place On The Park. Photo shows the floor to ceiling windows, exposed concrete ceiling, fireplace with creme color marble surround, gleaming hardwood floors, a modern black leather couch all set against the floor to ceiling windows over looking the Chicago River.

Four Things That Make This River North Condo The Best For Sale At $485,000

River North condos as lovely this one at River Place On The Park are seldom listed for sale. If you want to buy a River North condo then this one deserves your immediate attention.

Here are the four things that make this River North condo the best one for sale between $450,000 and $500,000.

Photo of the living area in a two bedroom condo at River Place On The Park. Photo shows the floor to ceiling windows, exposed concrete ceiling, fireplace with creme color marble surround, gleaming hardwood floors, a modern black leather couch all set against the floor to ceiling windows over looking the Chicago River.

Views of the Chicago River and sunsets!

 First, the amazing Chicago River views!

The fourth floor height of this condo provides you with spectacular views of the Chicago river, trees and landscaping – with gorgeous sunset skies.

Second, it’s a bright and sunny corner unit!

Corner unit condos are almost always a better investment: best light, best views and best resale value! And this one is no exception. The great room in this sunny River North corner unit condo has massive floor-to-ceiling windows (10 ft ceilings!) overlooking the Chicago River and there is balcony access from both the great room and the master bedroom.

Third, it’s got a split 2 bedroom floor plan!

This River North condo features a convenient, practical and always popular split two bedroom layout. Perfect for roommates and guest privacy or just everyday living and again great when it comes time to sell.

Lovely upgraded kitchen has what you want, quality cabinetry, stainless appliances, lovely granite countertops!

Lovely upgraded kitchen has what you want, quality cabinetry, stainless appliances, lovely granite countertops!

Forth, this unit has upgrades galore and is spotless!

There are so many lovely upgrades in this lovely River North Condo; hardwood floors, granite and stainless kitchen plus new remote shades (darkening and sheer layers) to name a few.

Here are a few more reasons this River North condo is just the best.

The west elevator for this unit services only 12 units, there’s a fantastic same floor garage space just outside your door – a phenomenal convenience and parking is included in the price.

This is indeed a rare find in River North and it will not last so contact Best Chicago Properties listing agent Mark Lale today for a viewing and…Go Home Happy!

700 N Larrabee Street ,Unit Number 201, CHICAGO, IL 60654 (MLS # 09115984)

(all data current as of 2/8/2016)
Price $445,000
Beds 2
Baths 2 full
Home size 1,200 sq ft
Lot Size n/a
Days on Market 26
Amazing, sunny corner two bedroom - split layout. Balcony access from great room and bedroom. Fourth floor height spectacular views of the river, trees and landscaping - with sunset skies. Unit is spotless. Hardwood floors, granite and stainless kitchen. Ten foot ceilings with floor to ceiling windows. New remote shades (darkening and sheer layers) in the unit. West elevator for this unit services only 12 units. Fantastic same floor garage parking space outside your door! 35K must sell with property. Unit is a rare find - Go Home Happy -

Property Type(s): Attached Single, Condo

Last Updated 2/7/2016 Tract RIVER PLACE ON THE PARK
Year Built 2006 Community Near North Side
Garage Spaces 1.0 County Cook
Total Parking 1 Walk Score ® 91

Location

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listed with Best Chicago Properties, LLC

(view all details for MLS #09115984)

 

 

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Best Chicago Properties MVP For 2015 Goes To…

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Doug Stachowiak – 2015 MVP / Broker of the Year!

We’re very pleased to announce that Doug Stachowiak has once again earned the Best Chicago Properties’ Broker of the Year / MVP Award. This is the third year in a row that Doug has earned this award…the perfect “hat trick” for this outstanding Chicago Realtor and avid hockey fan!

Each year Best Chicago Properties recognizes the Broker Associate (non-principal) with the highest sales volume for the year with the MVP Award. Doug’s success in 2015 is a direct result of his work ethic, client focus and exceptional knowledge of the Chicago residential real estate market.

In addition to working with new clients who stop by our West Loop office and many who find us via our website and social media, Doug’s success can be accredited to his many loyal past clients who have hired him again to help with their real estate needs plus those who have also referred friends and family.

So if you’re considering buying or selling a home, condo or loft in the city of Chicago, and you’re looking for a real MVP to represent you – give Doug a call!

 

 

Photo of the exterior of a newer Chicago West Loop brick three story townhouse in November with a bare tree in front and a dusting of snow on the ground.

For Sale: West Loop Townhouse End-Unit $749,999

Photo of the exterior of a newer Chicago West Loop brick three story townhouse in November with a bare tree in front and a dusting of snow on the ground.

This desirable West Loop townhouse is a bright and spacious end-unit.

Hurry, this is the West Loop Townhouse you’ve been searching for!

This bright and spacious end-unit townhouse is situated in a prime West Loop location at 1229 W. Madison Street. It’s a lovely three bedroom + den, three bath townhouse and has everything you’ve been looking for; great location, plenty of space and a corner unit with quality construction. Just imagine pulling into your two car attached garage and enjoying your large home nestled in the quiet, landscaped courtyard and set back from hustle of the vibrant West Loop….perfect!

The master suites an entire floor and offers an attached nursery / den area, a large walk-in closet, a spa-like bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower.

Photo of a kitchen in Chicago West Loop townhouse shows Open kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances and cherry cabinetry plus a breakfast bar!

Open kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances and cherry cabinetry plus a breakfast bar!

The kitchen features lovely granite counter tops, cherry cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar / island plus it opens comfortably into the contemporary dining / living room spaces, making this the perfect home for entertaining friends and family.

The top floor includes a family room, a second bedroom, a full bath, skylight and entry to the private walk-out deck with Chicago skyline views. The main level has the third bedroom with ensuite bath that gives guests their own private space. Great for when you want to send your mother in-law to her room for misbehaving (just kidding!)

Photo of a bright and spacious living area in a Chicago West Loop townhouse shows a fireplace with large flat screen tv mounted on the wall and light wood floors, white walls and a stairway up to the next level.

Enjoy this bright and spacious living area!

This West Loop townhouse is located in Skinner school district, close to transportation, I-90/94, I-290 and steps from all the West Loop restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs and shopping along Madison Street, Randolph Street and Fulton Market. Neighborhood shopping includes the convenience of Whole Foods, Marianos and Target. Take a 3D Virtual Tour here.

This one went under contract in one weekend after 15 showings. West Loop townhouses are in high demand so the best way to find a good one is to contact us now and let us know what your seeking. Given our office has been the West Loop for over 10 years, we often know about West Loop townhouses before they are listed on the Chicago MLS.

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Mark Lale Is Our Broker Associate for November 2015!

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Mark Lale, Broker Associate at Best Chicago Properties shares his real estate expertise with clients.

Congrats to Mark Lale for earning the Best Chicago Properties Broker Associate of the Month Award for November. Mark did a great job helping his West Loop and Lincoln Park clients with their real estate needs. Each month we recognize the Broker Associate with the highest sales and this is the second month in a row that Mark has come out on top. Go Mark!

 

 

Photo of the exterior of a loft building at 770 W Gladys against a clear blue sky in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood.

For Sale – West Loop Brick And Timber Loft $231,000

This West Loop brick and timber loft is bright and sunny!

This West Loop brick and timber loft is bright and sunny!

This West Loop brick and timber loft faces south and is bright and sunny. It’s a one bedroom one bathroom loft condo in 770 Lofts at 770 W Gladys, in the Greektown section of the West Loop neighborhood. Features include hardwood floors, stainless appliances, granite counters an in-unit washer/dryer, high ceilings, exposed timber beams, exposed brick and a large balcony overlooking Greektown’s impressive National Hellenic Museum.

This loft condo is well located steps from shops, restaurants of the West Loop including Meli, Starbucks, Whole Foods and Walgreens.

There is super easy access to 90/94 and 290 highways not to mention public transportation which includes the blue line and bus lines on Halsted.

If you’re looking for an authentic West Loop timber loft that’s well located, feels cool inside and allows pets then you should check out this loft…yes dogs and cats are allowed!

For more information on this listing, please contact Best Chicago Properties listing broker, Doug Stachowiak. To see Chicago neighborhoods on a map and learn more about all the various neighborhoods try our Chicago Neighborhood Guide.

770 W Gladys Avenue ,Unit Number 210, CHICAGO, IL 60661 (MLS # 09084667)

(all data current as of 2/8/2016)
Price $231,000
Beds 1
Baths 1 full
Home size n/a
Lot Size n/a
Days on Market 89
Sun-filled south facing timber loft in the West Loop. Attractive, freshly painted, one bedroom condo has hardwood floors, stainless appliances, granite counters, and in-unit washer/dryer. Large balcony overlooks National Hellenic Museum. Easy access to highways and public transportation.

Property Type(s): Attached Single, Condo, Condo-Loft

Last Updated 2/4/2016 Tract n/a
Year Built 2006 Community Near West Side
Garage Spaces n/a County Cook
Total Parking n/a Walk Score ® 91

Location

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listed with Best Chicago Properties, LLC

(view all details for MLS #09084667)

 

Photo of a lovely courtyard garden entrance and yellow brick and aluminum sign for 1430 S Michigan Ave a modern Chicago loft building.

For Sale: Spacious South Loop Condo 2 Bed 2 Bath $328,000

Living Area

You’ll love this bright and spacious living area overlooking the lovely landscaped courtyard!

Best Chicago Properties is pleased to offer for sale this bright and spacious two bedroom two bath South Loop condo!

This condo just feels great from the moment you walk in the door. It features a front east-facing balcony that overlooks a lovely landscaped courtyard. And you’ll appreciate the open floor plan with the kitchen opening to the living area; perfect for entertaining. Plus, thanks to the west-facing floor to ceiling windows both bedrooms have plenty of natural light.

Kitchen

The kitchen opens to the living area… just perfect for entertaining!

This condo has an excellent South Loop location, offering easy access to Grant Park and all the lakefront activities. Plus it’s close to public transportation and one garage parking spot is included in the price! Want to learn more about life in the South Loop? The Chicago Neighborhood Guide shows the location of the South Loop as well as information on it and many other nearby neighborhoods.

This South Loop condo has been sold. Please contact us for help finding a similar one!