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Design & Decor in Chicago : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Heather Lamp answered:
It appears to be an abandoned building.
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Andy Ogorzaly answered:
I know a high end general contractor that works with many different architects including modern if interested.

Be sure to interview and research all the professionals you will be using for this project because building a home can be one of the most exciting and stressful events in your life! You want to watch out for fly by night home builders/contractors. Ask for licenses, insurance, and portfolios to make sure they are legit. ... more
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Andy Ogorzaly answered:
Do you mean build a single family home or are you looking for new construction high rises? Building a SFH downtown loop is pretty impossible. But there may be options in South Loop, West Loop, and Near North. However, these areas would still be pretty expensive because land is scarce. If you are willing to do a little outside of downtown, I know some nice neighborhoods where you could acquire a tear down.

If you can get a little more specific, I think we could help you better. Acquiring a lot in Gold Coast will be in the millions, whereas getting a lot in Bucktown could cost as little as $300K. Both great neighborhoods, but just let us know where you want to be!
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Erik Sachs answered:
For modest finishes you should be +/- $120/sf for this size/scope of home. I know a few builders in the Wheaton/Glen Ellyn/Downers Grove areas that are building nice homes in this price range. Please let me know if you want more info.

Erik Sachs
RpV Realty LLC
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Sat May 14, 2011
Ross Neag answered:

I had a friend who did some of their architect drawings for their build outs and it seemed like they ran a pretty legit operation. What you are paying for is their marketing, overhead, and care of their employees. Its just a larger operation with increased costs. We always recommend to our clients that are building out or undertaking a similar project, hire someone to do the QA or phased inspections. It is SO MUCH EASIER to stop or correct problems before everything is buttoned up. It is truly pennies on the dollar and money well spent, in my opinion and not a plug, to nip any issues in the bud. Projects run smoother, last longer, perform better. ... more
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Wed Mar 4, 2009
Christopher Thomas answered:
Dear Lynne,

I do have a property available for sale (and possibly rent as well) at 1000 E. 76th Street. This is a storefront with a 3BR 1BTH rental unit above that is currently rented on a month to month lease. There are a few parking spots out back as well. Let me know if you'd like to see the building. The virtual tour is listed below as well.

Christopher Thomas
Broker Associate, Sudler Sotheby's International Realty
773-418-0640 (cell)
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