Archive for the 'Single family homes' Category

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 […]

After Trying For Over 3 Years, Will This 4-Bedroom Finally Sell? 1030 W. Roscoe in Lakeview

We last chattered about this 4-bedroom Victorian at 1030 W. Roscoe in Lakeview over 2 years ago, in March 2010. See our March 2010 chatter here. At that time, the house was listed for $599,000 and we chattered about whether it was a deal. Yes- that is the El directly behind the house. In 2010, […]

4-Bedroom Victorian in Lakeview Has a Rare 3-Car Garage: 3545 N. Marshfield

This 4-bedroom Victorian single family house at 3545 N. Marshfield in Lakeview has been on the market since November 2011. In that time, it has been reduced $110,900. At 2400 square feet, the house is on an oversized 37.5×125 lot. Because of the larger lot, it has a rare 3-car garage. 3 of the 4 […]

One Year Later, 4-Bedroom SFH in Prime Lincoln Square Location Is Still Available: 2164 W. Leland

We’ve chattered about this 4-bedroom single family home at 2164 W. Leland in Lincoln Square several times in the past year. See our August 2011 chatter here. Originally listed at $799,000 a year ago, it was recently reduced again to $729,900. That is $75,600 under the 2008 purchase price. If you recall, this is considered […]

Get a Pilsen Vintage 4-Bedroom Raised Ranch For Just $139,900: 717 West 19th Street

This 4-bedroom raised ranch at 717 West 19th Street in Pilsen recently came on the market. Built in 1880 on a smaller than standard Chicago lot measuring 24×100, it has small bedrooms which were common at that time. The listing says a den is being used as a pantry. There is also a second kitchen […]

Rehabbed 4-Bedroom Victorian Still On the Market 7 Months Later: 4112 N. St. Louis in Irving Park

We last chattered about this 4-bedroom rehabbed single family home at 4112 N. St. Louis in Irving Park in November 2011. See our prior chatter here. Originally bank owned, it was bought, rehabbed and then came on the market in August 2011. In our November chatter, when the house was listed for $409,000, many of […]

5-Bedroom SFH in Lincoln Square Sells For $437,500: 2140 W. Montrose

We last chattered about this 5-bedroom single family home at 2140 W. Montrose in Lincoln Square in December 2011. See our prior chatter here. At that time, it was listed at $499,000 and most of you thought it was a deal for the large yard and square footage (even if only 2 of the bedrooms were […]

Get 8 Bedrooms and Stained Glass For Under $850K in Uptown: 4527 N. Malden

This 8-bedroom “mini-mansion” at 4527 N. Malden in Uptown has been on the market for ten months. Built in 1908 on an oversized 50×143 lot, it has most of its original architectural features intact including the original hardwood floors, stained glass windows, beamed ceilings, oakd and mahogany trim, pocket doors and a grand entry with […]

After 5 Years, Has This “Boarded Up” 5-Bedroom House Finally Found a Buyer? 2030 W. Leland in Lincoln Square

This 5-bedroom new construction home at 2030 W. Leland in Lincoln Square was first listed for sale in April 2007. It was on the market, and under contract at least once, until 2010 when it vanished without ever selling. I took the picture in this post in August 2010 before it was boarded up. I […]

Why Buy a Townhouse When You Can Get a 3-Bedroom Cottage Instead? 2225 W. Shakespeare in Bucktown

This 3-bedroom cottage at 2225 W. Shakespeare in Bucktown has been on the market since September 2011. In that time it has been reduced $24,000 to $575,000. Built in 1891 on a smaller than standard Chicago lot measuring 24×100, it has a new 2-car garage. Two of the three bedrooms are on the second floor […]