Archive for the 'Single family homes' Category

Has 18 Years of Price Appreciation Been Wiped Out in Montclare? A 2-Bedroom Cottage at 2421 N. New England

This 2-bedroom vintage cottage at 2421 N. New England in Montclare just came on the market. It is bank owned. The listing says it is “eligible under Freddie Mac First Look Initiative until 5/25/2012.” Built in 1916, it is just 835 square feet. There is no lot size listed but it has a big enough […]

Itching To Live Close To Your Beloved Wrigley In a 2-Bedroom SFH Under $500K? 1308 W. Addison

  We last chattered about this 2-bedroom single family home at 1308 W. Addison in the Southport neighborhood of Lakeview in June 2009 when it was listed at $499,000. It sold just a few months later, in August 2009, for $470,000. See our prior chatter here. Most of you thought someone would be crazy to buy […]

One of Riverside’s Original 5 Houses Is Listed $26K Under the 1991 Price: 185 Michaux

As many of you know, I normally don’t cover suburban properties but for a historic house like The Mundy House at 185 Michaux Road in Riverside, I will break my own rule. Built in 1868 and designed by William LaBaron Jenney, a Chicago architect who specialized in commercial structures and is now known as the […]

Now Just $489K and Still No One Is Biting on this 3-Bedroom SFH at 1911 W. Berenice in North Center

When I originally took the picture of this 3-bedroom single family home at 1911 W. Berenice in North Center, I thought it might be under contract before I even had a chance to post on it. It was, after all, a single family home with a garage in the Bell School District listed for $545,000. But […]

Get a 3-Bedroom SFH in the Heart of Bucktown for Under $800,000: 2023 W. Cortland

This 3-bedroom single family home at 2023 W. Cortland in Bucktown came on the market in February 2012. Built on a smaller than average Chicago lot of 24×100, it has 4 outdoor spaces including a walled in front terrace. The house has an open floor plan. The listing describes the kitchen as a “chef’s kitchen” […]

Lakeview House With “Underground Tunnels” Reduces $11K: 3526 N. Marshfield

We last chattered about this 4-bedroom home at 3526 N. Marshfield in Lakeview in March 2012 See our prior chatter here. I thought this house might sell quickly given its price and location. However, after 48 days on the market it has reduced $11,000. If you recall, the house was built in 1889. It is […]

Get a 3-Bedroom SFH For the Price of a Townhouse: 712 N. Throop in West Town

This 3-bedroom single family home at 712 N. Throop in the Noble Square neighborhood of West Town came on the market in February 2012. The house has a lot of features buyers look for. Built in 1999 on a 25×100 lot, it has a 2 car garage attached garage and central air. The master suite and […]

13 Months Later And Still Waiting For a Buyer For This 3-Bedroom Portage Park Bungalow: 4054 N. Lawler

We last chattered about this 3-bedroom vintage bungalow at 4054 N. Lawler in Portage Park in August 2011. See our prior chatter here. No surprise, but most of you thought the house was overpriced for a property that still needed some work (especially going up against rehabbed foreclosures with everything “new.”) Many thought it should […]

Want a Big Lot in Roscoe Village Under $1 Million? Buy This 4-Bedroom Victorian at 1805 W. Cornelia

This 4-bedroom Victorian at 1805 W. Cornelia in Roscoe Village in North Center just came on the market. It is built on a double Chicago lot of 50×125. The house has a koi pond, a pergola with fire pit and a dog run. However, there doesn’t appear to be a garage or any off street parking. Two […]

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 […]