One of the real estate questions that we field frequently when people are looking at spaces in the city is: What’s the difference between a co-op and a condo? Buying in a cooperative (or co-op) building has distinctions from buying in a condo building.
When it comes to condos, Chicago has nearly endless options. Whether you’re looking for a condo in a full-amenity, high-rise building or one in a small building on a shaded, tree-lined street; whether it’s new construction or a vintage building you desire; whether you need one bedroom or four bedrooms; whether you are looking for full luxury or budget-conscious options, there is a Chicago condo to match your desires.
Chicago has a nearly limitless supply of single-family homes located throughout all of the city’s neighborhoods. Common architectural types include workers’ cottages, bungalows, classic four-squares, ranch houses, Dutch colonials and Victorian frame houses, but new construction means that single family homes can take just about any style and shape.
Townhomes are a popular living option in Chicago, and they are particularly prevalent in Lincoln Park, River North and the South Loop. Chicago’s townhome developments generally operate much like condo associations, with a home-owners’ association, assessment fees and collective rules and regulations.
Two- and three-flats are extremely common throughout the city and are similar to single-family homes in that owners own them outright and are responsible for all interior and exterior care and maintenance. Most of these buildings are frame houses that were built between 1900 and 1920.
We’ve found that schools can be a big concern for families contemplating a move. At The Apostal Group, our family has grown up in Chicago, and we’ve helped hundreds of families find a corner of the city to call their own.
From the famed Magnificent Mile to the Theater District to Lincoln Park and beyond, Chicago offers limitless opportunities for fun and adventure. The city is home to several professional sports teams, including the White Sox, the Cubs, the Fire, the Bears, the Bulls and the Blackhawks.
Relocating can be an overwhelming experience. At The Apostal Group, all of our team members are passionate Chicagoans who love sharing our knowledge of the city and the local real estate market.Our team will help you identify your goals, foresee the opportunities and work with you to find the perfect housing options.
It is our goal to provide a high-touch scope of service to all of our clients. If you are selling your home, we bring in a professional interior designer/stager and a professional photographer to take magazine-quality photos at no additional charge as a standard of our service.
The Apostal Group has been a family business in Chicago since 1974. Founder and principal broker Niko grew up in Chicago watching his parents develop and grow their real estate business. Co-founder and broker Edie has been a real estate broker for four decades.