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If you’ve been looking to find all Chicago lofts for sale in one convenient place plus valuable information about how to buy a Chicago loft this is it!

Here you’ll find all types of loft conversions: artist, brick & timber, concrete, historic, industrial, raw spaces vintage lofts. An excellent source of information to prepare you to buy a Chicago loft.

Plus information on what to look for in a Chicago loft, the best loft neighborhoods and expert advice on buying, selling or renting a loft.

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What To Look For In A Chicago Loft

Best Chicago Neighborhoods For Lofts

Expert Loft Advice

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Chicago Lofts For Sale

$429,950
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
758 North Larrabee Street #410
Chicago, IL 60654
ONE RIVER PLACE Subdivision
$540,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
711 South Dearborn Street #404
Chicago, IL 60605
 
New Listing - an hour online
$234,900
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
327 Front Street #2403
Lemont, IL 60439
 
New Listing - 3 hours online
$399,000
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,260
SQFT
6 South Laflin Street #607
Chicago, IL 60607
 
Open House 06/22 at 2PM
$549,900
Condo For Sale
New
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,745
SQFT
1849 West North Avenue #3
Chicago, IL 60622
 
Open House 06/22 at 12PM
$275,000
Condo For Sale
New
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
800
SQFT
728 West Jackson Boulevard #1210
Chicago, IL 60661
 
Open House 06/22 at 1:30PM
$489,000
Condo For Sale
New
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,743
SQFT
2303 South Michigan Avenue #318
Chicago, IL 60616
Motor Row Lofts Subdivision
New Listing - 6 hours online
$175,000
Condo For Sale
New
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
808
SQFT
633 South Plymouth Court #305
Chicago, IL 60605
 
New Listing - 22 hours online
$424,900
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,300
SQFT
1040 West Adams Street #325
Chicago, IL 60607
 
New Listing - 23 hours online
$299,000
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
900
SQFT
1620 South Michigan Avenue #1110
Chicago, IL 60616
 
Open House 06/23 at 12PM
$825,000
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
411 West Ontario Street #721
Chicago, IL 60654
ONTARIO STREET LOFTS Subdivision
Open House 06/22 at 1PM
$450,000
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
758 North Larrabee Street #822
Chicago, IL 60654
 
New Listing - 24 hours online
$575,000
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,700
SQFT
360 West Illinois Street #111
Chicago, IL 60654
 
Open House 06/22 at 1PM
$536,500
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,250
SQFT
900 North Kingsbury Street #822
Chicago, IL 60610
 
New Listing - yesterday
$149,000
Condo For Sale
New
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
900
SQFT
1000 East 53rd Street #407S
Chicago, IL 60615
Renaissance Place Subdivision
Open House 06/22 at 12:30PM
$399,000
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,450
SQFT
420 West Ontario Street #206
Chicago, IL 60654
 
Open House 06/22 at 2PM
$459,900
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,500
SQFT
1803 West Huron Street #3
Chicago, IL 60622
 
Open House 06/22 at 12:30PM
$350,000
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,326
SQFT
161 West Harrison Street #405
Chicago, IL 60605
MARKET SQUARE LOFTS Subdivision
Open House 06/22 at 11:30AM
$389,888
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1735 West Diversey Avenue #406
Chicago, IL 60614
 
Open House 06/22 at 11AM
$359,000
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
1601 South Michigan Avenue #300
Chicago, IL 60616
Skyline Lofts Subdivision

What To Look For In A Chicago Loft

Some lofts are just far better than others. Before you buy a Chicago loft, it’s important to delve into the factors that make the space work with your needs.

For example, location, ceiling height, natural light, noise and the exterior condition of the building.

Great Location

A building with a great location that works for you is of course paramount. Public transportation, highway access, parking, restaurants and shops, parks and safety are a few important considerations. But the importance of location doesn’t stop at the doorstep.

It’s important to also look at location within the building. Is it close to an elevator? A mile walk to the lobby? Where is your parking spot in relation to the unit? Day-to-day this kind of stuff matters.

Solid Building

The physical condition of the loft building itself is often overlooked but in fact is just as critical or even more so than the condition of the unit itself.

Older loft conversions can be high maintenance. You’ll of course want to be aware of any special assessments and building issues early in the process. Your Best Chicago Properties broker will help you get the information you need so you don’t waste time looking at units in problematic buildings.

The financial health of the association is just as important as the condition of the building. You’ll have the opportunity to review the association’s financial statement, declaration, bylaws and minutes of the board before you buy.

Windows, Light, View

Because many of Chicago’s old warehouses were built on a city block thus quite square, many loft conversions are long and narrow with windows at one end providing limited light.

We advise our clients to consider an end unit with windows on two sides to bring more light in for the long Chicago winters.

Plus, look for “protected” view corridors – those overlooking a park, canal, or facing down a street, where new construction will have a minimal impact. A nice view is always a bonus but don’t pay more for it as in Chicago views can disappear with new construction!

Potential For Improvement

It’s always good to buy a loft condo that has some room for minor improvements that can translate into a higher sale price when the time comes to sell.

Best Chicago Neighborhoods For Lofts

The neighborhoods we serve with the most Chicago lofts for sale are the West Loop, Fulton Market, South Loop, Printer’s Row and River North. There are of course others but these are former industrial areas and thus there are many interesting old buildings that are now Chicago loft conversions.

Expert Loft Advice

It’s also important to work with a knowledgeable broker. After over a dozen years helping clients selling, renting and buying Chicago lofts, we know how to help you avoid pitfalls and make the right choice.

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