- 7.25.15 Median Sale Price for Condos in Chicago Climbs to $324,000 The median sale price of a condo in the city was $324,000 in June, some 4.5 percent higher than a year ago, a new report finds. The single-family home median price was $226,000 in June of 2015, up 7.6 percent from June of 2014. [DNAinfo]
- 7.20.15 You won't believe this over-the-top condo in a historic Lake Geneva mansion The 50-room mansion called Younglands, built in 1901 by Chicago retail and real estate magnate Otto Young, was one of Lake Geneva's most palatial summer "cottages," complete with 16 bedrooms, a rooftop miniature golf course and a bowling alley in the basement. [Crain's Chicago Business]
- 7.13.15 Condo listed in Gold Coast's Patterson-McCormick mansion A three-bedroom condominium on two levels in the landmark Patterson-McCormick mansion was listed this week for $1.55 million. [Crain's Chicago Business]
- 7.8.15 Condo smoking bans catch fire around Chicago A handful of Chicago condo buildings have recently decreed that smoking isn't allowed anywhere indoors—no ifs, ands or butts—even in a resident's own home, and several more buildings are considering similar prohibitions. [Crain's Chicago Business]
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