Chicago is a good place to be for home-hunters in search of a bargain.

A recent report by Zillow named the Chicago area as the nation's top real estate market for buyers, meaning that many properties are being sold at lower prices as they struggle to move, the Chicago Tribune reports.

There is a downside, of course, to the Windy City's top ranking for homebuyers, of course: The local housing market is struggling to recover and many homes are falling into foreclosure. The Chicago area saw a 27 percent increase in foreclosures last month compared to June 2011.

Taking the good with the bad, we've featured 10 of the hottest recently listed properties in Chicago. Given the city's recent distinction as great for homebuyers, you might just be able to snag a good deal on one of these homes -- though for most, they remain purely aspirational for the majority of us city dwellers.

All photos appear courtesy of Realtor.com. Under each property image are some essential stats, plus a link to additional information and more photographs.

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  • 1500 North Lake Shore Drive Unit: 7-8b

    Listing Price: $4.545 million <br> 4 Bed/5 Bath <br> <em><a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1500-N-Lake-Shore-Dr-7-8b_Chicago_IL_60610_M84894-16580?mlslid=08110075" target="_hplink">More photos</a>.</em>

  • 60 East Monroe Street Unit: 3301

    Listing Price: $3.5 million <br> 4 Bed/6 Bath/4,400 Sq Ft <br> <em><a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/60-E-Monroe-St-Unit-3301_Chicago_IL_60603_M75964-34077?mlslid=08109943" target="_hplink">More photos</a>.</em>

  • 863 North Lasalle Street

    Listing Price: $2.98 million <br> 3 Bed/4 Bath/5,000 Sq Ft <br> <em><a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/863-N-La-Salle-Dr_Chicago_IL_60610_M80650-13319?mlslid=08109557" target="_hplink">More photos</a>.</em>

  • 2020 North Clifton Avenue

    Listing Price: $2.8 million <br> 5 Bed/6 Bath/5,600 Sq Ft <br> <em><a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2020-N-Clifton-Ave_Chicago_IL_60614_M77826-83849?mlslid=08110993" target="_hplink">More photos</a>.</em>

  • 800 North Michigan Avenue Unit: 4402

    Listing Price: $2,799,900 <br> 3 Bed/4 Bath/3,024 Sq Ft <br> <em><a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/800-N-Michigan-Ave-Apt-4402_Chicago_IL_60611_M77017-79701?mlslid=08109480" target="_hplink">More photos</a>.</em>

  • 1854 North Burling Street

    Listing Price: $2.595 million <br> 4 Bed/5 Bath/5,000 Sq Ft <br> <em><a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1854-N-Burling-St_Chicago_IL_60614_M80121-44319?mlslid=08107051" target="_hplink">More photos</a>.</em>

  • 415 East North Water Street Unit: 2703

    Listing Price: $2.2 million <br> 3 Bed/4 Bath/3,917 Sq Ft <br> <em><a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/415-E-North-Water-St-Apt-2703_Chicago_IL_60611_M75866-05651?mlslid=08107955" target="_hplink">More photos</a>.</em>

  • 10 East Delaware Street Unit: 18b

    Listing Price: $1,899,999 <br> 3 Bed/4 Bath/2,715 Sq Ft <br> <em><a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/10-E-Delaware-Pl-Apt-18b_Chicago_IL_60611_M79961-73156?mlslid=08110109" target="_hplink">More photos</a>.</em>

  • 100 East Huron Street Unit: 4503

    Listing Price: $1.729 million <br> 3 Bed/3 Bath/4,354 Sq Ft <br> <em><a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/100-E-Huron-St-Apt-4503_Chicago_IL_60611_M87372-56804?mlslid=08111153" target="_hplink">More photos</a>.</em>

  • 1201 East 56th Street

    Listing Price: $1.55 million <br> 5 Bed/4 Bath/3,564 Sq Ft <br> <em><a href="http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1201-E-56th-St_Chicago_IL_60637_M88409-16594?mlslid=08109359" target="_hplink">More photos</a>.</em>

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