Archive for the 'Single family homes' Category

Get a Historic 3-Bedroom West Town Bungalow For Under $180,000: 844 N. Damen

  This 3-bedroom brick bungalow at 844 N. Damen in West Town just came on the market listed at $178,900. It is a Freddie Mac Homesteps property. The listing says “property needs repairs.” Built in 1900, it is on a smaller than standard 25×104 lot. It doesn’t have a garage but the listing says there […]

Summer is Coming, Time to Get the Pool Ready: 850 W. Willow in Lincoln Park

This 4-bedroom single family home at 850 W. Willow in Lincoln Park has a secret you rarely see in the dense neighborhoods near the lake. It has a heated in-the-ground pool in the backyard. It’s able to have that because the house is built on a double lot measuring 50×99.56. As you can see from […]

Will Someone Save This Vintage Victorian From The Wrecking Ball? 2666 N. Orchard in Lincoln Park

This 5-bedroom vintage Victorian at 2666 N. Orchard in Lincoln Park recently came on the market. It is being marketed as a teardown as the listing says: “Developers: Build a dream home or condos.” It’s being sold “as-is”. But the house, built in 1891, has some unique features including knotty pine wood paneling and stained […]

4-Bedroom SFH in Buena Park Sells For 22% Under the 2006 Price: 4315 N. Hazel

We last chattered about this 4-bedroom single family home at 4315 N. Hazel in the Buena Park neighborhood of Uptown in September 2011. See our prior chatter here. The house had sold in 2006 for $850,000. Many of you questioned why anyone would pay that price in Uptown (even if it was the boom.) You […]

3-Bedroom Peterson Woods Tudor Returns To Test The Hot Spring Market: 5761 N. Virginia

We last chattered about this 3-bedroom Tudor at 5761 N. Virginia in the Peterson Woods neighborhood of West Ridge in October 2011. See our October 2011 chatter here. Many of you liked this house but thought it was priced too high for only being a 3/1.5 (especially when it was originally listed over $500,000). Some […]

4100 Sq. Ft. Lakeview SFH Is Reduced to Just $850,000: 1253 W. Wellington

We last chattered about this 4-bedroom single family home at 1253 W. Wellington in Lakeview a year ago. See our April 2011 chatter here. Back then, many of you thought it was overpriced given its layout and lack of much of a backyard. Since then, it has been reduced another $145,000 to just $850,000. If […]

Blago’s House Is Off the Market, But This One Remains: 4443 N. Mozart in Ravenswood Manor

This 4-bedroom single family home at 4443 N. Mozart in Ravenswood Manor has been on the market for 11 months. We last chattered about it in October 2011, when former Governor Blagojevich’s house came on the market just two blocks away. See our chatter here. Some of you thought at $1.235 million that that was too […]

4-Bedroom SFH on a Huge Lot Goes Under Contract Within 3 Days in Kenwood: 4933 S. Ellis

I didn’t even get a chance to go to Kenwood to get a picture of this 4-bedroom one story home at 4933 S. Ellis before it went under contract. (If I even could- as I don’t know how close this is to the President’s house.) It went under contract in just 3 days. Built in […]

Love Big Lots? Get Out the Lawn Mower For This 5-Bedroom: 6139 N. Northcott in Norwood Park

This 5-bedroom single family home at 6139 N. Northcott in Norwood Park (does this qualify as Old Norwood Park in this location?) has been on the market since February 2012. Built in 1904, the house is on an oversized lot measuring 49×202. There’s a chef’s kitchen with cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. The […]

Forget the Duplex Down- Buy a 3-Bedroom SFH in Lincoln Park Instead: 1513 W. Montana

This 3-bedroom single family home at 1513 W. Montana in west Lincoln Park has been on and off the market nearly 5 years. First listed in June 2007 for $949,000 it has been reduced to $699,000. It has a contemporary interior with a vaulted ceiling and skylights. The listing says there is a custom kitchen […]