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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

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Chicago Lofts For Sale

$525,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,640
SQFT
711 S Dearborn Street #404
Chicago, IL 60605
 
$2,950
Condo For Rent
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
758 N Larrabee Street #410
Chicago, IL 60654
ONE RIVER PLACE Subdivision
$1,850
Condo For Rent
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
810
SQFT
500 S Clinton Street #440
Chicago, IL 60607
 
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,599
Condo For Rent
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
61 E 21st Street #607
Chicago, IL 60616
 
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,175
Condo For Rent
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
61 E 21st Street #314
Chicago, IL 60616
 
New Listing - 3 days online
$3,000
Condo For Rent
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
1872 N Clybourn Avenue #406
Chicago, IL 60614
 
New Listing - 3 days online
$2,000
Condo For Rent
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
830
SQFT
807 Church Street #308
Evanston, IL 60201
EVANSTON GALLERIA Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$2,100
Condo For Rent
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,041
SQFT
500 S Clinton Street #542
Chicago, IL 60607
 
New Listing - 3 days online
$475,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
659 W Randolph Street #601
Chicago, IL 60661
 
New Listing - 3 days online
$2,290
Condo For Rent
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,050
SQFT
1033 W 14th Place W #135
Chicago, IL 60608
 
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,050,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,650
SQFT
400 N Racine Avenue #219
Chicago, IL 60642
 
New Listing - 3 days online
$450,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
3245 N Ashland Avenue #4E
Chicago, IL 60657
 
New Listing - 4 days online
$2,300
Condo For Rent
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2101 W Rice Street #109
Chicago, IL 60622
 
Open House 08/24 at 11AM
$394,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,908
SQFT
2620 N Clybourn Avenue #103
Chicago, IL 60614
 
New Listing - 4 days online
$99,500
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
500
SQFT
2065 W Farwell Avenue W #2S
Chicago, IL 60645
 
New Listing - 4 days online
$265,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
800
SQFT
525 N Halsted Street #315
Chicago, IL 60642
CITY TOWNE LOFTS Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$649,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,700
SQFT
522 N Western Avenue #402
Chicago, IL 60612
 
New Listing - 4 days online
$649,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,640
SQFT
522 N Western Avenue #401
Chicago, IL 60612
 
New Listing - 4 days online
$1,625
Condo For Rent
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
633 S Plymouth Court #1207
Chicago, IL 60605
POPE BUILDING LOFTS Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$369,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,150
SQFT
1307 S Wabash Avenue #312
Chicago, IL 60605
 

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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