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The Historic "Ambassadors" and Lincoln Park's Friendly Statues!

Loving the history of Chicago’s older buildings as I do, I was thinking about the long history of the Ambassador West and Ambassador East, two proud buildings in Chicago’s famous Gold Coast, (though, truth be told, they were also the playground of Chicago’s Astor Street citizens! Dennis Rodkin, a great real estate writer over the... Read more »

Some West Loop History and Honoring Ashley Wheater!

There is so much excitement going on in the Chicago Real Estate market I hardly know where to begin, but it is hard to beat the West Loop for an amazing success story. I played a part, serving as lead broker in the early phase of the CA23 development, which was completed by the very... Read more »

Spring Brings Real Estate Excitement and the Joffrey Ballet!

The Spring market has opened with lots of activity!  I have a new listing at 2335 N. Commonwealth, a classic building with elegant, roomy layouts in each unit, just go to http://www.melindajakovich.com to see it.  The building is just steps from the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Lake.  You can see how spacious the units... Read more »
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It's a Hot Winter for Real Estate Sales and "Mergers"!

I’ll take a quick break from all things Real Estate and share a picture that shows my Shih-a-Poo Frankie having fun in the huge snows we have been having!  She almost disappears when she runs, we’ve had over a foot of snow! Now on to business:  The beautiful home I listed at 1440 N. Dearborn... Read more »

No More Deep Freeze - Bring on the Joffrey Spring Gala!

Before I go on to lighter topics, I wrote a year ago about Anti Gliboti, a good friend of my fiancé Lucien Lagrange for 30 years.  He is a true “freedom fighter” for Croatia – he was imprisoned by the Communists in 1972, yet survived to become a leading intellectual and writer in his country... Read more »

My Move to Coldwell Banker and Benjamin Marshall Lives On!

Before plunging ahead I would like to announce that my Melinda Jakovich Team has moved from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services back to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage!  I enjoyed my time at Berkshire Hathaway and was their #1 Broker for bringing in new listings in 2016 and earned a Top 1% Ranking from the Chicago Association... Read more »
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Beautiful Listings and a Special Joffrey Ballet Luncheon!

The Spring and Summer real estate markets in Chicago were very active.  In fact, I had two projects line up and close on the very same day!  One was an elegant 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath home in the outstanding Lincoln Park 2550 building.  This building continues to rank as one of the top addresses in... Read more »

Winnetka Comes Alive and a New Development "Backstory"!

Long before the One Winnetka project (Developer David Trandel, Architect Lucien Lagrange) got the go ahead from the Village board, I enjoyed visiting Winnetka, and now there’s even more to like.  Yes, the Winnetka Music Festival www.winnetkamusicfestival.com is expected to be one of the top neighborhood fests of the entire Summer!  There will be multiple... Read more »

Lucien Lagrange, Chicago's Architect!

With over Twenty prominent buildings in the striking skyline of Chicago to his name, Lucien Lagrange can truly be called “Chicago’s Architect”!  Even after 40+ years in Chicago he is still going strong, with two new large projects approved and about to be built.  And recently he gathered several of his renowned colleagues from the... Read more »
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Introducing The WINN at Lincoln and Elm

Welcome to The WINN at Lincoln and Elm, formerly known as One Winnetka.  A beautiful addition to the Village of Winnetka, designed by my partner and renowned architect Lucien Lagrange.  There have been enough changes to the plans that the developer, David Trandel of Stonestreet partners, decided a new identity was in order.  I am... Read more »