Dream Town Real Estate Listing Featured in Chicago Open House Tour

Dream Town Realty combines forces with other Chicago real estate agencies for an open house tour this Sunday. Over a dozen condo and loft units for sale on Clinton Street and the surrounding blocks will be open for the event on March 28th.

Chicago, IL, March 27, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Chicago's leading online real estate company, Dream Town Realty, has organized an open house tour of properties for sale along Clinton Street and other nearby blocks. The "Clinton Street Tour of Homes" is a collective effort by some of the city's most recognized real estate brokerages. Homes on the tour are concentrated around North and South Clinton Street in the Loop and Fulton River District neighborhoods. There are more than a dozen listings available to visit during the one-day tour, which runs from 12pm to 3pm on Sunday, March 28th.

Dream Town listing agent Pamela Plotkin is representing two properties for the special open house event. One is at the Clinton Street Lofts, where several of the listings on the tour are located. Ms. Plotkin will be showing a one-bedroom, one-bath unit in the recently rehabbed all-brick building at 226 N. Clinton Street. The structure was originally built in 1890 and has since been renovated into loft-style residences. With a price of $259,900, Ms. Plotkin's listing features exposed brick and timber, hardwood floors, a fireplace, in-unit washer/dryer and parking included. Her other listing is a south-facing 700 sq. ft. studio loft with parking included at 500 S. Clinton Street in the Loop. The property, which has a built-in Murphy bed, granite kitchen counters, walk-in closets, and in-unit laundry, is listed for $179,000. More details at www.dreamtown.com/properties/1620-w-edgewater-1w.html and www.dreamtown.com/properties/500-s-clinton-307.html

"This part of Chicago has reinvented itself into a chic, well-established place to live with great real estate opportunities in converted industrial buildings and rehabbed loft spaces," Ms. Plotkin said. "Public transportation and expressways are close by, there are plenty of restaurants in the vicinity and Chicago's financial sector is right across the river."

Agents involved in the Clinton Street Tour of Homes hope to create a buzz around the housing market in this area, which has a similar vibe to its adjacent West Loop neighborhood. "Hosting an open house tour in the Fulton River District not only invites buyers to check out properties outside the popular West Loop community," Ms. Plotkin explains, "it also encourages them to stroll the sidewalks and explore the landscape on their own to see what this section of town is all about."

This Sunday's open house tour includes a sampling of attached units for sale in the Fulton River District and the far northwestern edge of the Loop. The price point for properties on the Clinton Street Tour of Homes ranges from $100,000 to just under $1 million. There are multiple units in the tour at the aforementioned Clinton Street Lofts and The Clinton Complex, a mid-rise residential development located at 500 S. Clinton Street.

Clinton Street is a north/south road that runs parallel with the Chicago River. It is two blocks west of the waterway and goes through the Loop's western quadrant. Most of the stops on the open house tour extend north into Fulton River District, which is bordered by Lake Street to the south, the Kennedy Expressway to the west, Grand Avenue to the north and the Chicago River to the east. The neighborhood is fairly industrial but is peppered with hot nightspots and a handful of dining options.

"The property at 500 S. Clinton is close to the Blue Line L train, theaters and shopping," Ms. Plotkin said of her listing in The Clinton Street Complex. "There is an exercise room in the building, dry cleaners on-site, and a doorperson on duty 24 hours a day."

All of the units featured in the Clinton Street Tour of Homes are attached properties, mostly in mid-sized condo or loft developments. Dream Town has three listings in the tour. Two are represented by Pamela Plotkin and a 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 550 W. Fulton is represented by residential specialist Ben Shalom (See listing at www.dreamtown.com/properties/550-w-fulton-401.html). For more information, tour details and a list of open house addresses, contact Ms. Plotkin at www.dreamtown.com/agents/pamela-plotkin.html

About Dream Town Realty
Dream Town is largely recognized as the leader in online Chicago real estate. Its top-ranked website receives tens of thousands of unique visitors weekly. The company has developed proprietary technology and applications to improve online house hunting and offer the most advanced Internet home search available to Chicago buyers today. Dream Town Realty provides residential buyer and seller services, as well as commercial and international divisions and REO sales. The company also has a new home construction and renovation branch called Dream Town Builders and Remodeling.

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Kate Hoffman