Archive for the 'Single family homes' Category

Buckle Up! Surging Into the Red Zone Is Even Cheaper Now: 1738 N. Winchester in Bucktown

This 5-bedroom single family home at 1738 N. Winchester in Bucktown was unofficially placed in the Crib Chatter Hall of Fame last year. See our September 2011 chatter here. Not only did it have one of the best listing descriptions in the history of Crib Chatter ( “IF YOU ARE READY TO ACT BUYER, BUCKLE UP […]

Wicker Park 2-Bedroom Loft House Returns To the Market: 1275 N. Hermitage

We last chattered about this 2-bedroom single family home at 1275 N. Hermitage in Wicker Park in October 2011. See our prior chatter here. Some of you were concerned that the El was just a little too close for comfort. Others of you were obsessed by a picture of a naked man in one of […]

Sellers In Severe Pain? Those Who Bought in 2010: 6121 N. Forest Glen in Sauganash

It’s common wisdom that those who bought property during the boom and are now trying to sell it are usually in for financial pain when doing so. But what about those who bought after the bust? (and I’m not talking about flippers/renovators who bought beaten down properties.) This 4-bedroom English Tudor at 6121 N. Forest […]

Back to the 1999 Price for this Bank Owned 3-Bedroom SFH in North Center: 4332 N. Bell

This 3-bedroom single family home at 4332 N. Bell in North Center (as it’s just south of Montrose) just came on the market. I don’t have a picture of it yet but I thought I’d better cover it since it might get snapped up by a developer quickly. It is bank owned. It is listed […]

A Dream Come True? You Can Buy a 4-Bedroom SFH in Old Edgebrook For Under $530K: 6312 N. Louise

    I get lots of requests for houses in Historic Old Edgebrook, the quirky, and exclusive, neighborhood next to a golf course and forest preserve in Edgebrook. There is plenty of choice right now including this 4-bedroom colonial at 6312 N. Louise which just came on the market. Built in 1963, it has 2840 square feet […]

Trying To Sell a 4-Bedroom SFH in Wildwood for 2 Years: 6924 N. Tonty

I know many of you are big Wildwood fans. This 4-bedroom house at 6924 N. Tonty in the Wildwood neighborhood of Forest Glen first came on the market in May 2010. In those 2 years, it has been reduced $191,900. The house was built in 1940 and is on an oversized lot of 45×151. For […]

Live Near the Park in a 4-Bedroom Bungalow For Under $260K: 4050 N. Mango in Portage Park

This 4-bedroom vintage bungalow at 4050 N. Mango just came on the market in Portage Park. Built in 1921 on an oversized 33×125 lot, it is just 2 blocks from the park. It is an estate sale and being sold as is. The listing says there are hardwood floors under the carpets on the main […]

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 […]