9 Years Later, Will 2017’s Hot Market Finally Bring the Sale? 2944 N. Broadway in Lakeview

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This 2-bedroom at 2944 N. Broadway in Lakeview just came on the market.

But if it looks familiar, that’s because we’ve chattered about this building several times over the years, including all the way back in September 2008.

See the 2008 chatter here including interior pictures.

This unit has been on and off the market several times over the last 9 years. It has never sold.

If you recall, this is a vintage building but it has the amenities buyers look for including central air, washer/dryer in the unit and parking.

The kitchen has wood cabinets, granite counter tops and mixed black and white appliances.

There’s a wood burning fireplace in the living room along with bay windows.

This unit has come back on the market for less than when we last chattered about it in 2013.

Redfin has labeled this a “hot home.”

At $299,900, will this price and the hot market FINALLY produce a sale?

Jeremiah Fisher at Jameson Sotheby’s has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #2N: 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1000 square feet

  • Sold in May 1999 for $159,000
  • Sold in March 2002 for $255,000
  • Sold in June 2005 for $295,000
  • Was listed in September 2008 for $308,800 (parking included)
  • Withdrawn
  • Was listed in June 2013 for $305,000 (parking included)
  • Withdrawn
  • Currently listed at $299,900 (parking included)
  • Assessments were $163 a month in 2008 and in 2013 but are now $216 a month (includes exterior maintenance, snow removal and scavenger)
  • Taxes are now $5031 (they were $5410 in 2013 and $2724 in 2008)
  • Central air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Bedroom #1 now 13×10 (it was 12×9 in 2013)
  • Bedroom #2 now 12×10 (it was 10×11 in 2013)

Get 3 Bedrooms For Under $400,000 in Pilsen: 1621 S. Halsted

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This 3-bedroom at 1621 S. Halsted in Pilsen came on the market in March 2017.

This building was constructed in 2002 and has 32 units with a parking garage.

This is a south and east facing top floor unit.

The kitchen/living and dining rooms have hardwood floors and the listing says the bedrooms have new carpet.

The third bedroom is open to the other living space and could be used like a den.

The kitchen has light wood cabinets, granite counter tops, including a breakfast bar, and stainless steel appliances.

There is a master suite with a stone double bowl sink in the bathroom.

It has central air, washer/dryer in the unit and garage parking is included.

This unit has only had one owner since it was built.

It has come on the market for $32,000 more than the 2003 purchase.

Has Pilsen lived up to the hype from earlier this century that it would be one of the next hot neighborhoods?

Or is the “hotness” still to come?

Pasquale Recchia at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #602: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1600 square feet

  • Sold in May 2003 for $357,000 (included parking)
  • Originally listed in March 2017 for $389,000 (includes parking)
  • Currently still listed for $389,000 (includes parking)
  • Assessments of $470 a month (includes cable, Internet, exterior maintenance, lawn care, scavenger and snow removal)
  • Taxes of $4470
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 16×13
  • Bedroom #2: 13×10
  • Bedroom #3: 13×10

“It Feels Like Paris” in This 2-Bedroom East Lincoln Park Duplex at 317 W. Webster

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This 2-bedroom vintage duplex at 317 W. Webster in East Lincoln Park came on the market in March 2017.

It went under contract within days but recently was re-listed.

This complex was built in 1892 and has 8 units.

We chattered about another first floor unit next door at 319 W. Webster in 2012. That was the low of the market, however, and many of you thought a 2 bedroom with just 1.5 baths would sell for around $400,000. Anonny argued it was hard to find a 2-bedroom with parking at that price point in “real” East Lincoln Park.

See our 2012 chatter here.

The listing for this unit says it “Looks like Paris” and “Feels like Paris” with high ceilings and new windows.

The first floor contains the two bedrooms and the den.

The second floor is the living/dining and kitchen area.

The listing says it is a “completely redone new kitchen” with gray cabinets, back splash, a big island and high end appliances open to the dining room.

Are those tile herringbone floors? (not wood?)

The kitchen leads to an outdoor terrace and a shared, with one other unit, 20×19 deck.

The fireplace is wood burning.

It has the features buyers look for including central air, washer/dryer in the unit and a garage parking space.

As Anonny has argued over the years, it’s hard to get all these features in a true East Lincoln Park location (i.e. actually near the zoo and the park.)

It’s listed for $599,000.

Will they get full price in this hot market even though it’s just a 1.5 bath unit?

Suzanne Gignilliat at Coldwell Banker has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #1: 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1782 square feet, duplex

  • Sold in August 1997 for $295,000
  • Sold in November 2004 for $410,000
  • Originally listed in March 2017 for $599,000
  • Under contract in April 2017
  • Re-listed at $599,000
  • Assessments of $365 a month (includes exterior maintenance and snow removal)
  • Taxes of $7317
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Garage parking included
  • Bedroom #1: 14×12 (lower level)
  • Bedroom #2: 10×14 (lower level)
  • Den: 14×5 (lower level)
  • Shared deck: 20×19

Case Study Penthouse With a 1200 Sq Ft Terrace Is Available Again: 156 W. Superior in River North

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This 2-bedroom penthouse in Case Study at 156 W. Superior in River North recently came on the market.

Some of you may remember this property because we chattered about it in 2013. You can see our chatter here.

If you recall, Case Study was designed by Miller Hulls in 2006 and has just 11 units.

This penthouse is a duplex with the living areas on the main floor and the private rooftop terrace on the upper floor.

It has a private keyed elevator and 3 outdoor spaces, including the 1200 square foot terrace.

The kitchen has Arclinea high gloss white cabinets, Gaggenau appliances and a 14-foot kitchen island.

Are those concrete floors throughout?

There is also an Elan G smart home system with central remote.

For those with cars, a rare 2-car garage is included in the price.

In 2013, Case Study was in its own little world with an old motel across the street and empty parking lots nearby. But in 2017, there is new construction everywhere.

The old motel is gone and has been replaced by a high rise apartment building directly south of this unit and its rooftop deck. See the picture below.

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In 2013, this unit went under contract in just 3 months.

Will the change in views be an impediment to the sale this time around or will city dwellers shrug and go with the flow?

Brooke Venderbok at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here– with plenty of pictures of the rooftop terrace and views.

Unit #PH: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3000 square feet, duplex, 2 car garage

  • Sold in August 2006 for $1.635 million
  • Sold in November 2013 for $2.4 million
  • Currently listed for $2.495 million
  • Assessments now $910 a month (they were $639 a month in 2013) includes exterior maintenance and snow removal
  • Taxes are now $29,927 (they were $21607 in 2013)
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Private rooftop deck that is 1200 square feet
  • Bedroom #1: 21×13 (main level)
  • Bedroom #2: 19×13 (main level)
  • Gallery: 26×5

 

The First Look Inside the Newest Luxury River North Condo Building: 400 W. Huron

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Do you have $8,900 a month to spend on rent?

This 3-bedroom on the 9th floor of the new luxury mid-rise at 400 W. Huron in River North is the first property to come back on the market either for sale or as a rental in the building.

These are the first interior pictures of the units.

Built by Smithfield, builder of the uber-popular contemporary 30 W. Oak in the Gold Coast, it has just 26 units.

The building has a doorman, fitness center, dog run and wine storage.

This unit has east views with a large terrace.

It has 10 foot ceilings and gray slate floors in the main living space.

The open kitchen has modern white Valcucine cabinetry and Miele stainless steel appliances.

The other rooms have stone floors and the baths are done in Carrara marble.

It has other features that buyers and renters look for including a side-by-side washer/dryer and rare 2-car garage parking.

The rental listing says they prefer a 2-year lease.

The building is sold out. Several other new luxury mid-rises are going up in the blocks nearby.

Will this building do for River North’s luxury scene what 30 W. Oak did for the Gold Coast?

Will it take it to another level?

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Berkshire Hathaway KoenigRubloff has the rental listing. See the interior pictures here.

Unit #903: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2370 square feet

  • Originally listed from the developer for $1.4 million (don’t have the closing prices yet)
  • Available for rent for $8,900 a month (includes 2-car garage parking)
  • Assessments as listed from the developer for this unit are: $1,863 a month (includes cable, Internet, doorman, heat, air conditioning, gas, exterior maintenance, snow removal, scavenger, fitness room)
  • Prefers 2-year lease
  • Central Air
  • Washer/dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 18×14
  • Bedroom #2: 13×12
  • Bedroom #3: 13×12
  • Laundry room: 7×8
  • Terrace: 8×44

A 1-Bedroom Vintage Beauty in Benjamin Marshall’s 1200 N. Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast

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This 1-bedroom in 1200 N. Lake Shore Drive in the Gold Coast recently came on the market.

Built in 1914 by Benjamin Marshall, the building has just 13 units.

This 950 square foot unit faces north and west, so there aren’t lake views.

It has been renovated with top of the line finishes.

There are 10 foot ceilings and all new Marvin windows. The hardwood floors are original.

The kitchen was chef designed with a custom tile backsplash, white cabinets, leathered quartzite counter tops with bar seating and Viking, Bosch, Sharp and Fisher & Paykel appliances.

There is a marble bar and office niche in the hallway along with white cabinets.

The bedroom is en suite.

The bathroom has a heated floor and towel rack and a Villeroy & Boch sink and vanity.

The listing says the electrical and plumbing have been updated. There’s space pac cooling.

There’s no parking with this building, but valet parking is available next door. There’s also no washer/dryers in the units. There’s a laundry room in the building.

This unit sold just 5 months ago for $215,000. It has come back on the market renovated at $449,888.

Is this a vintage lover’s dream?

Christine Morgan at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #705: 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 950 square feet

  • Sold in February 1998 for $190,000
  • Sold in November 2016 for $215,000
  • Currently listed for $449,888
  • Assessments of $1084 a month (includes heat, doorman, exterior maintenance, scavenger and snow removal)
  • Taxes of $1153 (this was a senior exemption)
  • Space pac cooling
  • No in-unit washer/dryer
  • No parking- but valet parking is available next door
  • Bedroom: 16×12

 

Buy the Original 1971 Owner’s Duplex Penthouse at 100 E. Walton in the Gold Coast

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This 2-bedroom duplex penthouse in the Walton Colannade at 100 E. Walton in the Gold Coast just came on the market.

According to the listing, it is the unit originally configured for the original owner of the building in 1971.

It has south and east views of the Lake and the skyline.

A spiral staircase links the two floors with the living/dining and kitchen on the main floor and the 2 bedrooms and den on the second floor.

The living room has 21 feet of custom built bookcases.

The dining room has a pass through to the kitchen which the listing says was gut renovated in 2014. It has custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances and Brazilian granite counter tops.

The 2 bedrooms on the second floor are en suite and there’s also an office with cherry wood floors.

Another unique feature is a 13×10 sunroom on the main level, just off the dining room with tile floors.

The unit has central air and a Bosch washer/dryer. Parking is leased in the building.

The 2474 square foot property has come on the market for $789,000.

Is that cheap given the location and square footage?

Eudice Fogel at Berkshire Hathaway KoenigRubloff has the listing. See the pictures here.

  • Sold in August 1994 for $422,500
  • Sold in March 2004 for $675,000
  • Sold in July 2013 for $595,000
  • Currently listed for $789,000
  • Assessments of $2457 a month (includes heat, a/c, cable, doorman, exercise room, pool, exterior maintenance, lawn care, scavenger and snow removal)
  • Taxes of $10,892
  • Garage parking is leased
  • Bedroom #1: 17×14 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 15×14 (second floor)
  • Office: 10×7 (second floor)
  • Sunroom: 13×10 (main level)

Will All the Older Condos Get Renovated? A 2/2 at 21 W. Chestnut in the Gold Coast

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This 2-bedroom in Chestnut Place at 21 W. Chestnut in the Gold Coast just came on the market.

Built in 1999, the building has 124 units and a parking garage.

This unit sold less than a year ago and has now been renovated.

It has brand new wide plank quarter sawn white oak hardwood floors.

The kitchen is new with gray toned Shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances and quartz counter tops with a breakfast bar.

The master bathroom has a quartz double vanity.

There’s a south facing balcony and a rare side-by-side washer/dryer.

The unit has central air and parking is included in the price.

The listing says this unit is “almost 1500 square feet” but the 2016 listing said it was 1384 square feet.

We’ve chattered about several of these 1990s condos that have been renovated recently.

This unit sold last year for $520,000. It has come on the market for $179,000 more, at $699,000.

That would make it among the most expensive 2 bedroom units to sell in the building over the last 2 years.

How much are you willing to pay to have the rehab done for you?

Mario Greco at Berkshire Hathaway KoenigRubloff has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #1510: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, no square footage listed but listing says it’s “almost 1500 square feet”

  • Sold in July 1999 for $328,500 (included the parking)
  • Sold in July 2000 for $454,000 (included the parking)
  • Sold in August 2002 for $500,000 (included the parking)
  • Sold in July 2009 for $504,000 (included the parking)
  • Sold in June 2016 for $520,000 (included the parking)
  • Currently listed for $699,000 (includes the parking)
  • Assessments of $971 a month (includes heat, a/c, gas, doorman, cable, exercise room, exterior maintenance, scavenger and snow removal)
  • Taxes of $10,184
  • Central Air
  • Washer/dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 15×13
  • Bedroom #2: 15×13
  • Laundry room: 7×5

 

Is This Your Dream Loft? A 2-Bedroom Penthouse Duplex at 411 W. Ontario in River North

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This 2-bedroom penthouse duplex loft at the Ontario Street Lofts at 411 W. Ontario in River North just came on the market.

This is an authentic loft with exposed brick walls, concrete pillars and concrete ceilings.

It has industrial south facing windows and 12 foot ceilings on the first floor with 10’4 on the second floor.

The kitchen has white Brilliante cabinets with stainless steel appliances.

The listing says all bathrooms have fully integrated stone details, including a full height Crema Marfil shower in the master bathroom.

There are two wood burning fireplaces, in the living room and the family room.

The 2 bedrooms and family room are on the second floor along with the private deck.

But the big feature of the loft is the unique, custom iron staircase, complete with skylights, dominating the middle of the loft.

It has central air, washer/dryer in the unit and 2- car parking is included.

They’re holding an Open House today, from 12 – 2 pm.

It’s unusual to have open houses on weekdays, for obvious reasons.

Is that to handle all the requests for showings?

Will this sell within days?

Nancy Nugent at Jameson Sotheby’s has the listing. See the pictures here.

Or go to the Open House on Tuesday, April 11 from 12-2 pm.

Unit #723: 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2400 square feet, duplex

  • Sold in December 1997 but no price listed
  • Listed in October 2015 for $1.1 million
  • Withdrawn from the market in March 2016
  • Currently listed for $949,000 (includes 2-car parking)
  • Assessments of $927 a month (includes doorman, cable, Internet, exterior maintenance, lawn care, scavenger, snow removal)
  • Taxes of $10,707
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Private deck: 15×10 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #1: 15×12 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 11×10 (second floor)
  • Gallery: 11×10 (main floor)
  • Family room: 18×11 (second floor)

 

Want to Live and Breathe the Cubs 24/7? A 2-Bedroom at 817 W. Addison in Wrigleyville

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This 2-bedroom at 817 W. Addison in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Lakeview came on the market in October 2016.

It’s been about 7 years since we chattered about this building.

Built in 1915, it was converted into condos during the condo boom in 2005. It has 16 units with no parking.

Because it was part of the condo conversion craze, the finishes are from that era including wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops.

Even though its vintage, it has modern features including central air and washer/dryer in the unit.

It also has a bay window.

The two bedrooms each have windows although they measure just 12×9 and 10×10.

But you can’t get much closer to the Cubs action than this location. You’ll certainly hear the roar of the crowds.

This seller was an original buyer in 2006.

Is it time for those who bought during the 2005-2007 boom, and have been hanging on, to get out?

Christopher Reardon has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #2R: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, no square footage listed

  • Sold in April 2006 for $272,000
  • Originally listed in October 2016
  • Currently listed at $268,000
  • Assessments of $328 a month (includes cable, exterior maintenance)
  • Taxes of $4016
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • No Parking
  • Bedroom #1: 12×9
  • Bedroom #2: 10×10
  • Living room: 13×13
  • Kitchen: 6×8