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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
Price Change
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
711 South Dearborn Street #404
Chicago, IL 60605
 
New Listing - 9 hours online
$850,000
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,500
SQFT
120 East Cullerton Street #504
Chicago, IL 60616
 
New Listing - 10 hours online
$1,300,000
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,610
SQFT
1000 West Washington Boulevard #501
Chicago, IL 60607
 
Open House 06/22 at 1PM
$325,000
Condo For Sale
New
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2210 West Wabansia Avenue #404
Chicago, IL 60647
PINNACLE LOFTS Subdivision
New Listing - 12 hours online
$355,000
Condo For Sale
New
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
900 North Kingsbury Street #823
Chicago, IL 60610
 
New Listing - 14 hours online
$1,200,000
Condo For Sale
New
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
3,000
SQFT
758 North Larrabee Street #902
Chicago, IL 60654
ONE RIVER PLACE Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$439,500
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,300
SQFT
616 West Fulton Street #318
Chicago, IL 60661
 
New Listing - 2 days online
$2,875,000
Condo For Sale
New
3
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,500
SQFT
900 North Kingsbury Street #950
Chicago, IL 60610
 
New Listing - 4 days online
$279,000
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,100
SQFT
3963 West Belmont Avenue #334
Chicago, IL 60618
Shoemaker Lofts Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$599,900
Condo For Sale
New
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1235 West George Street #214
Chicago, IL 60657
 
New Listing - 4 days online
$490,000
Condo For Sale
New
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,590
SQFT
1033 West 14th Place #339
Chicago, IL 60608
UNIVERSITY COMMONS Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$295,000
Condo For Sale
New
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
700
SQFT
521 West Superior Street #428
Chicago, IL 60654
 
New Listing - 4 days online
$700,000
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,700
SQFT
2435 North Sheffield Avenue #3
Chicago, IL 60614
 
Open House 06/22 at 10AM
$520,000
Condo For Sale
New
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2201 West Wabansia Avenue #7
Chicago, IL 60647
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$249,500
Condo For Sale
New
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
817
SQFT
1150 West 15th Street #209
Chicago, IL 60608
UNIVERSITY COMMONS Subdivision
Open House 06/18 at 4:30PM
$305,000
Condo For Sale
New
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
824
SQFT
333 West Hubbard Street #502
Chicago, IL 60654
UNION SQUARE LOFTS Subdivision
New Listing - 5 days online
$359,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1800 West Roscoe Street #418
Chicago, IL 60657
 
New Listing - 5 days online
$325,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,300
SQFT
1110 West 15th Street #319
Chicago, IL 60608
 
New Listing - 6 days online
$465,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,500
SQFT
728 West Jackson Boulevard #1204
Chicago, IL 60661
HABERDASHER SQUARE 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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