Archive for December, 2014

Crowdfunding: The Next Big Thing in Real Estate?

Crowdfunding has become a popular way for those with big ideas and small bank accounts to find needed funding. Websites such as Kickstarter have made the practice increasingly popular, as it allows entrepreneurs to connect with a large pool of potential backers through the Internet. The most recent industry to take advantage of crowdfunding is [Read More]

December 31, 2014 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News

Hotel Boom Town: London Guarantee Hotel Renovation Now Has a $66M Price Tag

A recent permit issued for renovation work at the London Guarantee Building at 360 North Michigan Avenue places a $66 million price tag on the transformation of the 23-story historic building. Oxford Capital’s plans for one of the original Michigan Avenue Bridge anchors, a Beaux Arts beauty by Alfred Alschuler, includes retail and a lifestyle [Read More]

December 31, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Condo, Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Locations

Preservation Watch: Dilapidated Historic Oscar Mayer Mansion Lists for $1.75M

It may not be the Wienermobile, but here’s a chance to own the historic home that once belonged to Oscar G. Mayer Sr., the former chairman of the famous Oscar Mayer company. According to the listing, Mayer lived in the home from 1927 until his death in 1965, however it has sat vacant for many [Read More]

December 31, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Cook County, Locations, Single Family Homes

On the Market: If You Get Your Girl a Horse, Pony Up for This $6.4M Estate

If you want to take wish fulfillment further for anyone pining for a pony this Christmas, this equestrian estate in Maple, Illinois, would be quite the last-minute gift. It goes without saying that despite the $6,350,000 price tag for this “world-class professional dressage and equestrian center,” you would need to provide your own horses. But [Read More]

December 30, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Kane County, Locations, Single Family Homes

Then & Now: Revisit Home Alone’s Iconic Suburban House 24 Years Later

Home Alone is one of the greatest Christmas movies of our generation, and it’s also probably the greatest Christmas movie to be filmed in the Chicago area. Written and produced by the legendary filmmaker John Hughes, Home Alone follows Hughes’ reoccurring trope of filming on location in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs. The movie’s backdrop was [Read More]

December 30, 2014 | Author: Curbed Chicago | Comments: Comments Off | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Interior Design, Locations, North Shore, Single Family Homes

How the Days of Dreaded TV Glare Are Finally Over

Cast your mind back several years ago and there was one problem blighting half of the country; and it usually came on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Many a relaxing weekend was ruined by the sun’s glare, which was thrown onto the TV, making it unwatchable. Obstacles were put in the way to try and [Read More]

December 29, 2014 | Author: Guest Blogger | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Interior Design, Locations
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